I am so happy to be a part of TinkerLab’s Blog Tour for Rachelle’s new book, Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors. I have been a big fan of the TinkerLab blog for many years and love the perspective that Rachelle Doorley brings to her work as a previous art and museum educator. All of the activities that she shares encourage open-ended discovery and experimentation. In fact, I had the opportunity to meet her…

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Today Emma from 95 Acres of Sky is with us to share some great resources and ideas for learning about birds with the little naturalists in our lives. At this time of year, when winters grip finally seems behind us and the monochrome of winter is being replaced by full spring bloom, it seems like every moment not spent outside is a waste.  But sometimes, just sometimes, nature does not cooperate with our wishes and…

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Monique of Green Acorns is with us today with to share some dandelion inspiration on this lovely spring day! Dandelions – they seem to spring up overnight to decorate our yards with bright sunshiny-yellow polka dots.  They’re cheerful, hardy, and tenacious.  They provide magical experiences for many children who are amazed at how quickly they turn into puff balls and who find great amusement at blowing their seeds away and watching them head off on…

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Joey from Made by Joey is with us today to share some great tips and doses of inspiration for cultivating the little gardeners in our lives.   “There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.”- Janet Kilburn Phillips If you live in the northern hemisphere you have likely been enjoying longer and warmer days as  we approach the Summer season. It’s a wonderful time to be outdoors with your child to observe nature up close. Discovering…

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Rebecca from Thirteen Red Shoes is with us today to share a great booklist for the budding young scientists in our lives. At the moment my eldest son (aged 6) is so enthusiastically engaged in Science.  He wants to read and watch and explore anything and everything science related.   Be it information about volcanoes, watching episodes about the Mariana Trench on You Tube, or devouring new concepts on the adorable free app Brain Pop….

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