Scientific Explorer My First Outer Space Science Kit

What do you see in the sky at night The moon and stars and maybe even another planet In this kit you?ll find everything you need to bring the outer space indoors You create amazing displays of stars and planets on your ceiling and walls Over nearly two decades, Scientific Explorer has earned a reputationContinue reading “Scientific Explorer My First Outer Space Science Kit”

Lerner Books: 101 Questions

We’re always on the lookout for good books for children to add to the home library. Whether they are classics in literature or interesting books on general knowledge, the goal is to help children learn more through reading. Recently, we discovered Lerner Publishing Group who have several non-fiction book series that would make a terrificContinue reading “Lerner Books: 101 Questions”

Super Easy Make Your Own Volcano

Aristotle and I have been reading a couple of books about volcanos: The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth Volcanoes and Other Natural Disasters It’s part of my effort to expose Aristotle to a broader range of subjects beyond dinosaurs (although the hook I used was that volcanoes were around during the time of theContinue reading “Super Easy Make Your Own Volcano”

Melissa & Doug Underwater 48-Piece Floor Puzzle

Illustration of underwater sea life 48 piece floor puzzle Helps develop matching skills Recommended Age Range 3 Years and up Piece together tons of fun with this puzzle that features an undersea adventure. This colorful, detailed Underwater-themed floor puzzle is made of heavy-duty cardboard with an easy-clean surface that helps keep the puzzle looking new.Continue reading “Melissa & Doug Underwater 48-Piece Floor Puzzle”

Books for Children: the Magic School Bus Chapter Books

Chapter books are a great way for children to transition from picture books to novels. If your child enjoyed reading the original Magic School Bus books then the Magic School Bus chapter books will help your children make the move from picture books to chapter books a little more smoothly with familiar characters they knowContinue reading “Books for Children: the Magic School Bus Chapter Books”

Books for Children: Basher Books on Science, Math, Music and English

When it come to selecting books for the boys, I prefer books that are not only fun to read but educational as well. Here’s a series of books that breathes life into Science, Math, Music and English. They are intended for age 8 and up (10 and up for the science and math books), however,Continue reading “Books for Children: Basher Books on Science, Math, Music and English”

Sights and Sounds: Melbourne Museum

The dinosaur exhibition at Scienceworks was fun but I thought it was nothing compared to the enormity of the dinosaur fossils at the Melbourne Museum. Check out the main procession of dinosaur fossils in the foyer of the Science and Life Gallery: The Melbourne Museum contains 17 complete dinosaur skeletons: Inostrancevia Gallimimus Deinonychus Tarbosaurus HadrosaurContinue reading “Sights and Sounds: Melbourne Museum”

Melbourne Sights and Sounds: Science Works

One of the places we visited when we were in Melbourne was Science Works. They had a special dinosaur exhibition on called Explore-a-saurus which will be on display until 15 April 2012. Details Location: 2 Booker St, Spotswood, Victoria, 3015 (Getting There; Melway Reference: 56 B1) Telephone: 13 11 02 (Booking and Enquiries – VictoriaContinue reading “Melbourne Sights and Sounds: Science Works”

Activities: Dinosaurs Alive at the National Science Center – Update

After our last disappointing visit to the Dinosaur exhibition at the Science Center, I wasn’t planning on a re-visit. Gavin, on the other hand, wanted to see the dinosaurs again so we made a second trip to the National Science Center. Although it was still pretty much the same variety of dinosaurs we saw theContinue reading “Activities: Dinosaurs Alive at the National Science Center – Update”