February is Raising Nerd’s “Importance of Play” Month
As We Celebrate The Benefits of Play For Nerds Young And Old
Some of my most vivid memories as a kid involved the fantastic games I played. And I’m not talking about the 1,374 one-on-one games of Sorry! I endured with my big sis, or the pickup games of tackle football I played in my buddy Chris’s side yard. I mean the games where my friends and I made the games and rules up as we went along.
Besides baseball, here are a few of my favorite childhood pastimes that helped … READ MORE
Halloween is the Perfect Time For Creepy Science Fun
Science is fun. Halloween is fun. Halloween science is Nerd-tastic fun!
Science is the pursuit of the unknown. Measuring, classifying, and otherwise quantifying the nature of our world. Proving or disproving hypotheses. Understanding states of existence. Cause and effect.
It’s a battle of fact vs. fiction. And because of that, science can stir a fear of the unknown. Fear of things both beyond and sometimes frighteningly within our control.
Science is challenging. Creative. Daunting. Relentless.
Science is often an awe-inspiring spectacle. The mystery of science ignites a Nerd’s curiosity. And that … READ MORE
Some of the other Nationial Geographic KIDS books my Nerds have acquired at school book fairs the past few years.
National Geographic Kids Daily Planner Helps Busy Kids
Get Creative and Organized in a New Old-Fashioned Way
Now that my Nerds are back to school, everyone’s hectic schedule has gotten even more so. Managing my girls’ Tae Kwon Do schedules was tough enough over the mostly relaxing summer. With the fall session in full swing, we’ve now added soccer practices and games, PTA meetings, choir performances, ice cream socials, fall festivals, field trip/permission slip deadlines, birthday parties, play dates, … READ MORE
Groundhog Day was just last week, but we parents already know what time it is regardless of Punxsutawney Phil’s predicting we’re in for another six weeks of winter. It’s summer camp sign-up season!
For a few weeks now, parents across the country have been organizing their summer calendars and scrambling to get online as soon as that perfect drama or nature camp’s registration goes “live.”
Oh, were you five minutes late registering? Say hello to the waiting list and move on to the next sleep-away or day camp’s website to try, try again.
A Wealth of Options for Summer Camp
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