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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 […]

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 […]