science

In a Bonus Room Far Far Away…

‘M’ is for Mars! We are taking our cues from the  Mars Curiosity Rover and spending the rest of August exploring Space! The images and information coming from the Red Planet will play a big part (Twitter handle @MarsCuriosity .) NASA does a fantastic job explaining their work in terms that I understand and Crowley gets… Read more »

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If You Build it…

When I am not beside myself with nerves for the athletes… and their mothers, I am marveling with pure wonder at how beautiful London looks and what a lovely Olympics this has been so far. Sneaking sand volleyball into one of the most formal locations on earth is a stunning move! Here’s a quote from the… Read more »

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The Leg Bone’s Connected to the…

When C was first born, some expert in the one of the 30 baby books I consumed said I should sing to my baby, give him a massage, establish a bedtime routine for baby and on and on and on. The advice is really endless and each missive more important than the next (you feel… Read more »

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Because Everyone Needs a Backbone…

Skeletons are really some of the first images of anatomy that we see as children, especially around Halloween. So this is a great jumping off point for us. What is a skeleton and what is the backbone? I found this great idea to help answer these questions and decided to get started! All you need is… Read more »

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A Toddler Anatomy Chart. Seriously.

When I started thinking about C’s interests in the heart and the brain (A.K.A.  bwain), I knew I wanted to put our contractor’s paper back to work. It’s the same resin paper we used for our ocean and beach mural. I had this vision of tracing the munchkin’s outline right onto the paper. I started… Read more »

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All I Need is the Air that I Breathe and to…

Oh… the title to this post! I just really did not want to suffer alone with that whiny Olivia Newton-John song repeating in my head. (My husband informs me it was a whiny Hollies song first.) It makes it more bearable somehow that you, too, will hear it drone on and on. Why is it… Read more »

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A DIY Ocean to Play In!

After weeks of oppressive heat, the rain is here. Great for our pitiful looking flowers. Bad for dispensing of a certain 3-year-old’s energy. It’s time to distract and engage him. At least I can wear out that active little brain! So, we are going to make a very cool ocean sensory bin. This “sensory bin”… Read more »

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Message in a bottle… or maybe an ocean

This is a fun summer project to bring out the scientist in your munchkin!  What better way to understand what a wave looks like and how it moves than to create one yourself… in a bottle. And the best part is your toddler is perfectly capable of doing a lot of the work (as long… Read more »

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Ice Ice Baby!

It’s going to be 100 degrees today! One hundred degrees! And that’s in the shade, don’t forget. Do your kids play in the shade? I didn’t think so. That’s why I went hunting for a great extreme-heat craft/playtime event for Crowley. And I stumbled onto pure frozen gold. It’s from a blog I’ve come to… Read more »

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Mesmerized by Moonjellies

Can you imagine anything more magical than your grandparent loading you onto a motor boat one summer’s night and heading out along the cool waters of the sea, only to find an ocean of magically glowing moonjellies? This is how our study of jellyfish begins, through the words of a captivating a children’s tale: Night of… Read more »

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