Grossology at the Arizona Science Center

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Visiting the Arizona Science Center just got a little more fun this summer. The Grossology exhibit visiting the Science Center May to September is an interesting look at the science of the human body. According to my six year old daughter, learning about burps, puke, and poop couldn't be more fun. While exploring all the gross functions of the body, children are learning about anatomy and bacteria. Grossology at the Arizona Science Center this summer is a fun and interactive Read More... {Read More...}

Polar Bear kids craft to celebrate International Polar Bear Day

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Happy International Polar Bear Day! This post was originally published 2/27/14. To celebrate International Polar Bear Day February 27 in my preschool classroom we are reading books about polar bears, sharing a marshmallow bear snack, and making a polar bear craft. The day is a great opportunity to teach about the fascinating bear.  We have visited polar bears at many different zoos and see the resident bear at SeaWorld San Diego frequently. My daughter has learned so much about the Read More... {Read More...}

Kindergarten book advent calendar

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Each year I make a holiday advent calendar for my daughter.  And each year I try to make the 24 gifts more meaningful. She loves counting down to Christmas Day with a gift each morning; I wanted to make sure the gifts were something fun and educational instead of something she will quickly forget about by next year. We spend a lot of time at the public library because my daughter loves books. She gets so excited each Friday when she brings her library book home from school and loves telling Read More... {Read More...}

Family Fun with Free KidQ app

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This post is part of a sponsored campaign by Scholastic. My daughter asks me questions all day long. Sometimes it's about the weather, or animals, or street signs. Sometimes it's about why flowers smell good or how many different types of birds live in Arizona. Sometimes it's about silly things she overheard my husband and I say. We have always told her asking questions is how we learn. She has never been shy with her curiosity and we don't discourage her hundreds of daily questions. Read More... {Read More...}

DIY Candy Covered Pumpkin and Free Halloween Printable

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Halloween is my favorite time of the year to make craft projects. My daughter is now five years old and has so many of her own great ideas. She gets excited each time I tell her plans for a new project. When I told her we would be working on a pumpkin project with Skittles and Starburst she couldn't wait to get started. I was excited too because growing up, I loved digging through Read More... {Read More...}

Learning about whales: whale science project (hands on blubber experiment)

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We talk a lot about animal science in our home. We have a variety of pets, visit zoos and aquariums often, and spent a significant amount of time exploring nature outdoors. Between the many educational programs we've watched about whales, whale watching excursions with both Captain Dave's and Dana Wharf, and our many visits to SeaWorld San Diego, my daughter knows a lot about marine animals. One of her earliest scientific questions about marine animals was how do whales stay warm in cold water. Read More... {Read More...}