How to Add the Fun of a Scavenger Hunt into Everyday Activities

I’m sure there are many sticklers who would argue that what I’m suggesting here is not a real scavenger hunt, but let’s skip past the dictionary definitions and focus on how you can incorporate the fun of a scavenger hunt into everyday … Continue reading

Children are Born Scientists

Science: Understanding the natural world based on facts learned through experiments and observation.  –Merriam-Webster Children are born scientists. They learn about their world by: Exploring what’s around them with their senses – seeing, touching, smelling, tasting, and listening Trying to … Continue reading

What is STEM and How Do I Teach it to my Kids?

STEM. This is catching a lot of attention these days. Do you know what it means? S – science T – technology E – engineering M – mathematics Did you think it was exclusive to older children, or even adults? Not at all! These concepts … Continue reading

Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the air and we can all peek our heads outside and breathe a sigh of relief. Winter is over. (We’ve had Second Winter, yes?) CELEBRATE WITH BOOKS, SONGS, AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS Share the book Hop, … Continue reading

Spatial Literacy and Awareness

Spatial literacy is becoming more recognized in recent times as a critical skill. One reason? Students with strong spatial skills are more likely to enter into the increasingly important fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (or STEM). For success … Continue reading

How does Rhymes that Bind Support Literacy Development?

The early literacy skills of children do not begin with reading and writing. The skills they need prior to reading and writing are listening, speaking, and understanding. All of these skills are practiced in the Rhymes that Bind program. Rhymes are fun, … Continue reading

How to Teach your Kids About Time

What time is it? Ten days until your birthday. Five more minutes. We hear these kinds of phrases every day. But what do they actually mean, especially to children? Time plays a huge role in our daily lives and we expect our children to understand what … Continue reading