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Teaching the Skeletal System

I love that there are so many engaging themes to use this time of year that are considered “creepy,” but aren’t necessarily Halloween-oriented and …

Developmental Progression of Scissor Skills: 35 Best Tips for Teaching Kids to Use Scissors

As a pediatric Occupational Therapist, I feel scissor skills are an undervalued area of development for which many parents and educators are …

How to make a Barometer

Science for Kids ~ How to make a barometer Did you know that you can make your own barometer using items from around your home? I had no idea! My …

5 Easy Ways to Introduce Scissor Skills for Toddlers

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Three Billy Goats Gruff Storybook STEM

I LOVE doing hands-on projects to go along with our favorite stories. This past week, we did a fun The Three Billy Goats Gruff Storybook STEM …

5 Engineering Challenges with Clothespins, Binder Clips, and Craft Sticks

Five engineering challenges for kids – with wooden clothespins, binder clips, and craft sticks! It’s a simple STEM activity that kids of all ages …

STEM Activities for Kids: How strong is a piece of paper?

Posted on Apr 1, 2015<p>This post may contain affiliate links.<p>We love fun and easy STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Math) activities.<p>This …

Preschool Design in Brooklyn Encourages Play and Curiosity

Maple Street School, located in the rapidly changing neighborhood of Prospect Lefferts Gardens, in Brooklyn, New York, was looking to expand into a …

What I learned from my kids’ preschool teacher

The first time I served as a parent helper in my son’s cooperative preschool class, I watched in silent horror as the 4-year-olds discovered their …

Why our kids need forests for true learning

It’s a common complaint among teachers as well as parents in the U.S. these days: kindergarten has become the new first grade and the unintended …

Why limiting kids' screen time is key to their personal development

Children's obsession with screen time is a major bugbear for many parents - although it's not just kids who are letting tech get in the way of the …

10 DIY Toy Projects Dads Should Build with Their Kids

Some of you have kids and some of you still act like kids, so here are some fantastic and fun DIY projects to do with children of all ages. … read …

29 Boredom Busters Your Kids Will Actually Love

Because you refuse to hear the b-word.

Fun and Simple DIY Games for Kids

We all know how expensive it can become to get your kids the latest games and toys, especially around Christmas or their birthday. Since not everyone …

Upcycled Awesomeness: DIY Soda Bottle Jet Pack for Kids

You might want to change your name to Super Mom/Super Dad, because you’re about to become your kid’s hero. Take playtime to the next level (er, altitude?) with an amazing DIY soda bottle jet pack!<p>I would’ve been thrilled to find a jet pack in the costume box when I was a kid, and I can think …

Calling all Makers for the Third Annual Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire

Barnes & Noble, the United States’ largest book retailer, is once again throwing a weekend-long celebration of making and makers by hosting the 3rd annual Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire, November 11 & 12.<p>Makers of all types — from scientists to engineers, artists and crafters, students, and …

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Ana White | Arts and Crafts Play Table - DIY Projects

HANDMADE FROM THIS PLAN >><p>Projects built from this plan. Thank you for submitting brag posts, it's appreciated by all!<p>Handmade by: jpiller<p>Handmade …

Barnard’s president on how to develop STEM-confident girls at home

By Sian Beilock<p>My 6-year-old daughter, who is entering first grade, has a tendency to point out that certain activities are most suited for boys or girls. “The girls like the dolls,” she tells me, “and the boys like the trucks.”<p>I’m a cognitive scientist and the new president of Barnard College, a …

Science Says the Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Do These 9 Things

Chances are, there's something on this list you're missing.<p>Much has been written about the attributes of high-achieving adults, and what makes them different from everyone else. But if you're a parent, a more compelling question may be: "What can I do to make sure my kids succeed in life?" Here's …

Tips for Parents: Embracing Pretend Play

I’m an early childhood teacher. I’m a mother to a three year old. <b>And I. don’t. like. to. pretend</b>.<p>This is a big confession and has been a huge …

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Recycled Plastic Bottle Wind Spinner

Shares 7<p>Make a classic wind spinner using a recycled plastic bottle and Duck Tape! A great garden craft to keep the birds from eating your …

Dr. Seuss Cat Hats

Shares 0<p>Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday in style with these easy to make hats. Made from paper and paper plates, a perfect craft for the little ones to …

Wax Paper Lantern

Shares 2<p>Turn wax paper, crayons and craft sticks into a beautiful lantern! Fun for all ages, but adult supervision is required.<p>Shares 2<p>Get the …

Homemade Angry Birds Game

Turn empty toilet paper rolls into a fun, safe, kid-friendly version of Angry Birds that you can play indoors or out. It’s fun for kids (and adults!) …

Pipe Cleaner Ninjas

Shares 19<p>Your kids will love making posable ninjas out of pipe cleaners and beads. Young children will need help making these, but the end product is …

Crafting

Self Inflating Balloon

Shares 0<p>When the weekends become boring, head into the kitchen with your kids to experiment with some fun and easy science projects. With just a few …

Cardboard Snapping Fish

Shares 0<p>Make a big, moving snapping fish from cardboard. Kids will love to make it and then spend plenty of time playing with it!<p>Shares 0<p>Get the …

Even the kids who aren’t quite old enough to go to school don’t want to miss out on the back-to-school season—let them in on the fun with this DIY card­board pop-up desk! http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/diy-pop-desk/