Education

Teaching Wildlife Conservation with Disneynature’s #Monkey Kingdom (opens today!)

Teaching Wildlife Conservation with Disneynature’s #Monkey Kingdom (opens today!)
April 17, 2015 No Comments »

Animal lovers will love being transported around the globe during Monkey Kingdom, Disneynature’s newest feature film that comes out today and features Macque monkeys in the luscious jungles of South Asia. This all-ages film features gorgeous scenery of monkeys in ... Read More »

3 Days in Philadelphia with the Kids

3 Days in Philadelphia with the Kids
April 15, 2015 5 Comments »

This is part of a sponsored content series for Findery For those on the East Coast, Philadelphia serves as a historical hub with plenty of family friendly activities and gastronomic delights. Just two hours from New York City and Washington, ... Read More »

10 Activities to Get Toddlers & Preschoolers to Explore the Outdoors

10 Activities to Get Toddlers & Preschoolers to Explore the Outdoors
April 13, 2015 No Comments »

Even though it seemed that winter might never end on the East Coast, we’re finally glad to be shedding layers to enjoy the feeling of sun on our faces. This was a beautiful weekend to be outside and we treasured ... Read More »

How to Get Kids Interested in Coding & 7 Free Resources That Teach How to Code

How to Get Kids Interested in Coding & 7 Free Resources That Teach How to Code
April 2, 2015 6 Comments »

This post was written as part of a compensated partnership with Microsoft Over the weekend I sat down, flipped through The Washington Post, and was immediately drawn to a piece in the Opinion section titled “Why America’s obsession with STEM ... Read More »

How Fostering Resilience Can Help Kids Reinvent Themselves

How Fostering Resilience Can Help Kids Reinvent Themselves
March 30, 2015 1 Comment »

Have you ever reinvented yourself whether on purpose or by chance? I know I have many times because life is full of changes. Change can be hard when it’s human nature to be creatures of habit. Whether or not reinvention ... Read More »

From America’s Rainforest to America’s Desert: The Nature Conservancy’s Free Virtual Field Trips Extend Learning Beyond the Classroom

From America’s Rainforest to America’s Desert: The Nature Conservancy’s Free Virtual Field Trips Extend Learning Beyond the Classroom
March 25, 2015 Comments Off on From America’s Rainforest to America’s Desert: The Nature Conservancy’s Free Virtual Field Trips Extend Learning Beyond the Classroom

This is a sponsored post written as part of a partnership between The Nature Conservancy and We Are Teachers As a former teacher, I always loved seeing how real experiences contributed to my students’ learning. Hands on activities fostered learning ... Read More »

3 Things You Can Do to Be Knowledgeable About the Global Water Crisis to Celebrate World Water Day (w. giveaway)

3 Things You Can Do to Be Knowledgeable About the Global Water Crisis to Celebrate World Water Day (w. giveaway)
March 22, 2015 5 Comments »

How often do you think about the water that comes out of your faucet? If you’re like me, probably not very often. I’m reminded that we’re lucky to live in a country where we have access to fresh, clean water ... Read More »

Brain Chase: Personalized Online Summer Learning Adventure Prevents Brain Drain for Ages 8-14

Brain Chase: Personalized Online Summer Learning Adventure Prevents Brain Drain for Ages 8-14
March 18, 2015 2 Comments »

This is a sponsored post written in partnership with Brain Chase and The Motherhood One of the biggest challenges for parents is keeping kids engaged during the summer months and it’s something I start thinking about well before the school ... Read More »

Public School Superhero: New Illustrated Novel for Middle Schoolers by James Patterson (w. giveaway)

Public School Superhero: New Illustrated Novel for Middle Schoolers by James Patterson (w. giveaway)
March 12, 2015 28 Comments »

With a 5th grader in the house, middle school is on our minds. It’s comforting to know that Emily will be going to our neighborhood middle school with many of the same friends she’s attended school with for the past ... Read More »

Encouraging Young Animal Lovers Towards Career in Zookeeping with TailsUp! and Advice from a National Zoo Zookeeper

Encouraging Young Animal Lovers Towards Career in Zookeeping with TailsUp! and Advice from a National Zoo Zookeeper
March 4, 2015 10 Comments »

Living in the DC Metro Area, our family has many favorite places to visit but the Smithsonian National Zoo tops our list. Over the years it’s become the place where we’ve marveled at animals, learned about wildlife, and developed an ... Read More »