Reading rocker

Reading Rocks…

…and some of us like to rock while reading. There are times when frills make all the difference. M’s old reading nook wasn’t working as she had finally outgrown her old pink Princess chair both physically and emotionally. The same held true for her floor cushions and crib-turned-window bed. A couple of months ago, we…

Flowers Art

Explore Art With Your Child

Kids’ summer vacation always reminds me how little time and attention most of us devote to encouraging children’s artistic and creative interests during the school year. Ironically, if we’re hoping to raise a generation of innovators and thinkers, we should be doing the exact opposite. But, somehow, between homework, projects, driving them to and from…

Lance Armstrong – The Race of His Life

…And the Lessons a Book Can Teach Your Child Many of us read with our kids in the hope that they’ll develop a love of reading, have fun, pick up a robust vocabulary and yes, even some life lessons and inspiration along the way. But, the last thing we expect is for them to experience…

Ms. Curiosity

What did your child ask today?

“Hi honey, what did you learn today?” As the parent of a child in elementary school, who has just begun her formal educational journey, I am not alone in thinking and rethinking the choices we make when it comes to educating our kids. The educational system, as we call it, is only as good as…

Setting the Stage for Learning

“Learning is finding out what you already know…”- Richard Bach, Illusions Last week, M learned to ride a bike sans training wheels. The experience, eventually turned out to be almost effortless and far more enjoyable and memorable than I had imagined. But first, may I just say – what a revealing process it was! More…