Entries in Homeschool (123)
Families everywhere will be putting together their best ideas for how to celebrate Mother's Day with Mom. Whether heading out to brunch, visiting a flower garden, or having a family day at home, moms (and dads!) can engage their children in fun, recreational math during their celebratory activities, says Laura Overdeck, a mother of three and founder of the national non-profit organization Bedtime Math.
Several of Laura’s best ideas for Mother’s Day math fun are below.
Help kids prepare for Earth Day (4/22) with a special educational kit tied to Disneynature's Wings of Life!
In celebration of the release of Disneynature's Wings of Life, we are delighted to share an embedable 25-page educational guide, created by Disney’s Animal Kingdom Education Team, which introduces learners in grades 2–4 to the amazing and often unseen world of pollinators through science, math and art!
We're excited to share a flitterific trailer and slideshow of stills featuring fun butterfly facts from Disneynature's WINGS OF LIFE releasing on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on 4/16.
Directed by Louie Schwartzberg ("America's Heart & Soul") and narrated by Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep, Wings of Life takes a spectacular, closer-than-close, high-definition look at the intricate world of butterflies, hummingbirds, bees and bats, and their sustaining collaboration with flowers.
Janet's Planet "Exploring Microgravity" is a winner of a Regional Emm Award, a Gracie Allen Award and a STEMFlorida Award. It's a 37-minute exploration of gravity and microgravity.
By focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and math, Janet's Planet travels at the "speed of thought" and is designed to fuel S.T.E.A.M. Gravity's phenomena and effects are explained and the audience gets to meet Galileo, Newton, and Cavendish and find out how they built on the scientists before them and formed a shared picture of how the universe works!
There's no wonder why Lincoln won two Oscars®, a Golden Globe®, a Bafta, and AFI "Movie of the Year." The acting and production in this movie are superb and it's a must see motion picture for everyone.
Inspired by the true-life events confronting Abraham Lincoln and his monumental moral and political challenge to amend the United States Constitution to permanently abolish slaver, "Lincoln" is a rich and compelling historical human drama.
Spring break is here (or for some of you anyway!), so kids get some time off from school. If you don't want your kids to completely veg out in front of the TV or computer but they still want a dose of technology and you have an iPad, download News-O-Matic. This news app keeps kids in the know about current affairs, and they'll think it's neat to play around with and you'll be pleased with the content.
The News-O-Matic start page is divided into several recent news stories. Kids can click on each different section in the app to read more and then further
March 19th marks the start of the 75th annual NCAA March Madness tournament, so college basketball fans of all ages will be glued to their TVs to see how their teams fare. And, according to Bedtime Math founder Laura Overdeck, all the 2- and 3-point baskets, the brackets that multiply an diminsh, and the sky-high scores can give parents a perfect opportunity to engage young basketball fans in fun, recreational math.
Here are a few of Laura's best tips for March Madness:
My 7 year old son is a very intelligent first grader who is full of endless energy. Some might say he is hyperactive or that he has one of the ABC disorders like ADD or ADHD. All I know is that he has a hard time being still unless it involves toys or the computer. Since we have tried several rewards and punishments to keep him in line and medication is not an option right now, I was excited to try the Jungle Rangers computer game.