Welcome to Figur8! We believe that that education is not about filling a child’s head with information; it is about developing the whole child – heart, mind, and body. [Read more...]

STEAM Resources for Creators

STEAM - science, technology, engineering, art, and math. It's the buzz word in education because the future belongs to the makers, the creators, and the problem solvers. So help your child get started … [Read More...]

Bibliotherapy and Philosophical Discussions Through Stories

Some time back, there was a workshop at our school on bibliotherapy and how we can use it with our children. It resonated with me especially since I have an avid reader in the house with whom I … [Read More...]

Books and Reading: e-Book Readers

Aristotle loves to read. Although it is hard to get him interested in new books, once he gets into a story he likes, he devours the entire series. Now that he gets through his books so quickly, it's … [Read More...]

Online Classics at Read.Gov

Read.gov has a collection of classical literature for children and teenagers that can read online for free. Titles available: "A Apple Pie" "Aesop's Fables" "Adventures of Huckleberry … [Read More...]

Resources: New Math / i-Maths

Some time back, a friend helped me get a series of Math kits called "New Math". I never wrote about them because most of the kit is in Chinese and I had no proper source for them. Recently, I passed … [Read More...]