Tinybop: The Human Body

All kids are curious about their bodies and how they work. Tinybop has a great app that allows your kids to explore the many fascinating functions their bodies go through in order for them to survive. They can learn about the digestive system, the nervous system, the skeletal system, and much much more . Even…

The Secret World Inside You

The American Museum of Natural History is exploring the symbiotic relationship between humans and microorganisms. There are 100 trillion bacteria living inside each of us helping us maintain a healthy existence.  Some highlights to explore at the museum are The Microbiome of Your Skin, Building Your Microbiome from Birth, and The Microbiome of Your Gut. Some fun…

School Search: College Scorecard at Your Service

Looking for the right college just got a bit easier. The U.S. Digital Service worked with students, families, schools, developers and teams across the federal government to rebuild the new College Scorecard tool. The information was collected from 7,000 different colleges and universities over an 18 year period. It allows students and parents to look up two…

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

No, this is not a reference to the spaghetti western starring Clint Eastwood, but it is about an uneasy partnership between parents and the educational system.  I would like to say that every preschool is awesome and will set your child up for the rest of their educational life, but I know better. Some preschools…

National Parks: Hawaiian BioBlitz Festival

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park BioBlitz and Biodiversity & Cultural Festival Join National Geographic Society and National Park Service and explore the interconnectedness of plants, animals, environment, and the people using the art of experiential learning. The event is a free 2-day experience with scientists, students, Hawaiian cultural practitioners, and the public.  Small groups dispersed throughout the park will…

Resilence and Perseverance Can Change Your Life

Teaching a child how to develop resilience, perseverance and grit is the key to future success. Many studies have been conducted on various teaching methods, but grit has proven to be the one element that aids children in life long success. How to Teach Grit Teaching kids to be optimistic Designing a “action plan” that…