Nurturing Curiosity

Nurturing curiosity creates a healthy appreciation of all that is unique and wonderful on this earth, for kids and adults alike. Whether it’s slowing down to admire ice crystals on sparkling winter leaves or watching an airplane leave contrails across the sky, I never want my young scientists to lose their sense of awe and wonder.

There are many ways to encourage curiosity but science experiments (a la Steve Spangler’s books) are a favorite with us these days.  READ MORE

Playing With Shaving Cream

Who knew that playing with shaving cream would be so perfect on a hot summer day? Apparently my kids did because they took this shaving cream idea and ran with it… literally. READ MORE

Lava Lamp Fireworks

How I wish the lovely blogging Rashmie from Mommy Labs was my neighbor. I’d be knocking on her door for play dates all the time… for the kids and for me. Besides her incredibly creative ideas and inspiring  stories, she makes every activity seem like a complete joy. Alas, she lives half a world away, in India so I can’t just drop by but I’m grateful for the brilliance she generously shares online. READ MORE

Colors of Spring with Baking Soda and Vinegar

Bees were buzzing and birds were singing. A few days of sunshine was all it took to get our tulips and daffodils peeking out of the ground. It was all it took to get us outside as well, soaking up all the Vitamin D our bodies could absorb. In honor of the seasonal burst of color we’ll experience soon, I set up a rainbow variation of a classic baking soda and vinegar science experiment for the kids. READ MORE