To answer the question: “Why the sky is blue and the sunset red?” we need to introduce a concept of the wave length. But, if you can’t wait for the answer, to make the long story short. It’s all because of the light wavelength that is filtered out and scattered by the oxygen and nitrogen molecules. What is light? We can go deep into the nature of this phenomenon, but for the purpose of this post, let’s assume that light is an electromagnetic wave. As every wave, it is characterized by its frequency, wavelength, and amplitude. As we have established… Read More
Growing plants with toddlers and preschoolers can be a beautiful moment to learn more about Mother Nature. Especially when watching your plant growing in a hyper-lapse video.
Staying at home is a great opportunity to spend some time with your kiddos and teach them things you’ve planned to do in the future or you thought that school will do it.
Computers use binary because it’s a reliable way of storing data. Try this simple, yet efficient activity explaining binary code for kids.
Learn why do ships float and balloons rise. You will be surprised what was the story behind the discovery in 250 B.C.
Paper Christmas Trees What is paper christmas trees activity about? We have created DIY Christmas trees. We used cupcakes paper, ribbon, and stickers. You need to fold the cupcake paper twice and then glue the ribbon. Next, you have to stick to another cupcake paper. When you have your Christmas trees ready, it is time for the math play. Atena rolled the dice. Then she put as many stickers on the Christmas tree as she had on the dice. What skills does paper christmas trees activity develop? Counting Fine Motor Skills What do we need to perform this christmas activity?… Read More
How do literacy and language develop children’s brain? Please subscribe to receive more great content #1 Cognitive processes develop rapidly in the first few years of life. At birth your baby’s brain is only 25 percent of its adult size. By age three your child’s brain will be 80 percent of its adult size. http://www.zerotothree.org/child-development/healthy-minds.html #2 The greatest amount of brain growth occurs between birth and age five. In fact, by age 3, roughly 85% of the brain’s core structure is formed. In contrast, the majority of our investments are made in the traditional education years of K-12, which begin… Read More
Teaching preschoolers how to read If you ever wondered on how to teach a four-year-old to read, this article is for you. Please, read it thoroughly. The most important lesson for us parents is to spend time with our kids and read to them, talk to them and listen to them from the first day of their life. Presented method can be used especially effectively for young children and when you want to teach a preschooler to read. Teaching 3 year old to read is not an easy task, but it is do-able. Let’s begin our journey. I will tell you… Read More
Introduction Have you ever thought how it is possible that Hagrid in Harry Potter is larger than in real life? How does it happen that hobbits are smaller in relation to Gandalf in Lord of the Rings? This time we will play with optical illusion. How many of you heard about Ames room illusion? Let’s start! Optical illusion definition Following Oxford dictionary definition optical illusion is something that deceives the eye by appearing to be other than it is. In other words optical illusion causes an experience of seeming to see something which does not exist or is other than… Read More
Introduction Hello to everyone. Do you know what atoms and molecules definition is? Are atoms and molecules the same? We are going to answer this questions. This time we have introduced an activity which stimulates kids imagination and is a great start into the world of organic chemistry for kids. In this article we will: describe how are atoms and molecules related write about abundance of the chemical elements in the Universe introduce the periodic table list of elements ignite your child imagination with a colorful activity Are atoms and molecules the same? To make it straight forward, the answer… Read More