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For the love of science

  Making learning fun is a challenge for many people that interact with kids, whether they’re parents or childcare workers. Trying to balance fun with actual educational content can feel nearly impossible. But the science of the world around us can be very interesting and even downright enjoyable and teaching the scientific method doesn’t have […]

Importance of a Growth Mindset in Children

It’s that time of the year again. School is now in full session and families are beginning to establish their routines surrounding a working schedule and the full class load for the kiddos. This part of the year can be intimidating for children because it means a whole new year of new experiences, friends and […]

Tabletop Roleplaying Games and Kids: Creativity and Problem-Solving

You’ve likely heard of the game Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) and similar games before, at least in passing. You may even be a regular player (and if you are, you might want to just skim this article, there will definitely be some bits that are just explaining what a roleplaying game is, which people with […]

5 Fun Family Day Trips from the Bay Area

Although the school year is beginning to creep up, summer is still in full effect! From the sizzling days, to the warm summer nights, this time of year is great to spend with your loved ones. When it comes to summer, one activity that always comes to mind are road trips or in this posts’ […]

Best Parks in the Bay Area

It’s no secret that the Bay Area has both gorgeous views and great weather during the summer months. With the first day of Summer quickly approaching the days will continue to get longer and warmer. Of course, this means more days will be spent outdoors and a great way to spend those days is by […]

Learning Biology, Exercising Empathy, and Appreciating Nature: Using Bugs to Teach Kids

Bugs. They’re annoying. Gross, perhaps. Maybe for you they’re even scary. But I’m writing this to try and convince you that you should give bugs a chance, particularly when a kid is watching you interact with them. Bugs can be an uncommon way to teach a kid about appreciating nature and biology, and also an […]

Playing Pretend can be a Great Spot for budding Writers to Try New Ideas

Babysitting was the first thing I did as a job when I was a young teen. And like many a young babysitter, the main activity done to keep the kiddos occupied was the ever-classic “playing pretend.” Now, it may seem a little tiring to keep up with all the wild imaginings of a kid who […]

Kids Should be Able to Express Their Bodily Autonomy

When I was in high school, I volunteered as a summer camp counselor. It was a wonderful experience, and though I’d worked with kids in other contexts before that (including a heaping helping of babysitting), there was one thing in the experience that surprised me. One kid was particularly rambunctious in comparison to the others […]

The Benefits of Cooking With Children

There’s almost no better way to connect with friends and family than over food. If we think about most “feel-good” foods they’re usually packed with sugar and carbs that make them  unhealthy. Both children and adults usually flock towards these, less healthy options, because of comfort, ease and taste. It is important to take care […]

Podcasts! For Your Children, Nannies & You!

We live in a digital world. It’s 2018 and some can argue that technology now runs our lives. It’s a common idea that too much technology, such as cell phone use or television, is bad for you. Yet, what if you used that same cellphone with children to promote learning instead of a technological dependency? […]