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Snow Day Science Projects for Kids!

Here in Vermont, most school children are enjoying a weather-related day off from school. Many parents and caregivers are enjoying the challenge—how do I keep these kids entertained?

January 20 is Inauguration Day

Two months ago, the world learned who would be the next president of the United States, and only now is the transition actually going to happen. What takes so long?

Discussing Civil Rights with Kids: Because It Makes a Difference

What impact does Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech have today? Is it still relevant? Is it, perhaps, more relevant than ever?

Robots: Free Kids' Robotics Activity!

I admit it--when I start thinking about robots, I immediately start choosing which chores I can shrug off onto their metallic shoulders so I'm freed up to do more of the stuff I love. Like reading books and eating chocolate covered pretzels.

 

How to Teach Kids that Failure Might Be the Best Option

A couple of words that have been getting a lot of attention the past few years in conversations about education are “grit” and "failure." How do we teach kids that it's okay to fail?

Predators and Prey: Free Kids' Activity!

How do wolves change rivers? That seems like a riddle, but that’s exactly what happened when wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in 1995, after having been killed off in the 1930s.

Happy New Year! What's Your Resolution?

January 3 isn’t too late to make some New Year’s resolutions, is it? 

How can we help with the hard job of teaching kids?

We want to know what we can do to better help teachers, librarians, and parents! 

Take a Family Vacation That Counts

During the next month, and then again through the spring months, families all over the United States will be embarking on those hallmarks of childhood: the family vacation. Where are you and your family going this year?

Screen Time? Learning Time!

It's December, and many schools are going to be closed for a few weeks as different holiday celebrations get under way. Let's face it—for parents, school holidays can pose a challenge. Those of us who work outside the home are faced with the need for prolonged child care (and all the guilt that comes from heading to the office while your kids are at home) and those of us who are going to be at home the whole time might be worried about what everyone is going to do for those hours. And for some, the time that is spent as a family can be, well, too much family time.

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