Yearly Archives: 2017



Car ramps can help teach kids the basics about forces in motion. We started off by brainstorming all of the items we had in the house that we could make ramps with. Here’s our list… blocks lids cardboard boxes poster board books pillow cushions Check it out here!

Car Ramp Science with Kids






The 2 activities here are Ramp Drip Painting and Milky Color Explosions. Materials needed for Ramp Drip Painting: white contact paper, scissors, eye droppers, cups, paint, water, two trays, and wooden blocks. Materials needed for Milky Color Explosions: pie tin, toothpick, whole milk, cups, liquid water color, droppers, and dish soap. Check […]

2 Simple Science Activities for Toddlers







Self-control means being able to express and cope with strong emotions in appropriate ways—for a toddler, this may mean saying “I’m mad at you” instead of biting. Self-control also involves thinking skills, as we decide which of our impulses to act on. Developing self-control begins at birth and continues across […]

Help Your Child Develop Self-Control









Scenario 1: I sit the children down promptly at 10:00 am at the art table. Billy was in the middle of building an amazing castle in the block area, including a moat and a drawbridge. But its ART time. The schedule printed on the wall says so. Read the full […]

Watch Them Bloom







The late Dr. Benjamin Spock, who wrote the perennial best seller, Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care, was severely criticized for his laissez-faire approach to child rearing. He was blamed for weakening parental authority and producing an entire generation of disrespectful and unruly children. To the man on the street, […]

How to Raise a Brat