How to Use Digital Tools to Support Literacy

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” (Nelson Mandela), and “literacy is the most basic currency of the knowledge economy” (Barrack Obama). If we’re going to raise children who will change the world, we must first help them to become literate adults. Teaching children basic literacy skills can be challenging […]

Cubetto Lesson Plan – Extension Activities for Cubetto’s First Day

If you’re looking for a Cubetto Lesson Plan, these are a few extension activities to continue from where Cubetto’s First Day left off. Maps, Compasses and Directions Learn more about maps, compasses and directions: Cat in the Hat Learning Library: There’s a Map on My Lap The Cat in the Hat introduces beginning readers to […]

Exploring Learning with Cubetto’s First Day

We first heard about Cubetto on Kickstarter. It sounded like a really cool – non-screen coding program so I supported it, thinking it would be a great way for G2 to learn the basic concepts of coding. Cubetto’s First Day Cubetto finally arrived and we got started on Cubetto’s First Day. The kids had to […]

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Young Tinkerers

When it comes to child development, there is a very strong connection between the body and the brain. We’ve seen the positive effects of movement on brain development and how gestures can help children remember more. Busy Hands, Busy Brains – Scholastic As students put projects together, create crafts, or use familiar materials in new ways, they’re constructing […]

Resources: STEAM Projects for Kids

Saw this cool video on TED Talks and was inspired to look up some easy engineering projects for kids… Books Rubber Band Engineer 19 designs for turning common materials into crafty contraptions, ranging from slingshot rockets to unique catapults to hydraulic-powered machines. All you need are household materials, such as paper clips, pencils, paint stirrers, […]

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Artists of All Ages

When it comes to gift-giving, experiential gifts tend to do better than physical gifts: People who receive experiential gifts, such as concert tickets or a zoo membership, feel more connected to the gift giver than people who received material items, according to researchers from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Experiential gifts are particularly […]

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Young Scientists

The Christmas holidays are round the corner and the season for giving approaches. This year, why not make it an educational gift that will last a lifetime? Check out these fun gift ideas for young scientists from Educents. Gifts for Ages 3 to 7 Slimy Squishy Polymer Bucket Science makes SENSES with this bucket of colorful, […]

The Ultimate Educational Holiday Gift Guide

With Christmas around the corner, it’s time to start planning what to put under the tree. Now you can make it a meaningful, educational gift with Educents‘ Ultimate Educational Holiday Gift Guide. Gifts for ages 3 to 8 Life of Fred Math Books Learning math, like literacy, is the key to endless doors in life. Story-based […]

Right Brain Education: TweedleWink Home Support – Part 8

This series of lesson outlines are intended to supplement and build upon the knowledge from the TweedleWink Program. They may also be used as a homeschool curriculum. See More Right Brain Education: TweedleWink Lessons for Home Art: Monet Monet’s Garden – a trail for kids 10 art projects featuring Monet themes Learn more about Claude Monet: Science: Parts of an […]

Right Brain Education: TweedleWink Lessons for Home – Part 7

This series of lesson outlines are intended to supplement and build upon the knowledge from the TweedleWink Program. They may also be used as a homeschool curriculum. See More Right Brain Education: TweedleWink Lessons for Home Art: Origami Origami – the art of folding paper – is best often associated with Japanese culture. Aside from being a fun activity to engage […]