educational activities

  1. Travel

    12 Educational adventures for kids

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    Every kid loves a great adventure. Make it a win-win by making it educational, too.
  2. Parenting Tips & Advice

    Best math apps for kids

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    Flash cards to learn multiplication are so 10 years ago! Your child may actually enjoy learning math concepts including addition,...
  3. Children's School & Education

    Teaching with movies

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    It would be safe to say that our children live in a media-saturated world. Between television, music, videos, movies and video...
  4. School & Education

    The plant life cycle

    Learning about a plant's life cycle is an important part of a child's science education. Here are some children's activities that...
  5. Television

    Top 10 Educational shows for your kids

    The top 10 educational shows you won't feel bad about your kid watching this fall. They'll teach your children skills from reading...
  6. Crafts

    Geography crafts for kids

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    Despite the invention of Google Earth and lots of online resources, there's no denying the educational benefit of hands-on learning...
  7. Adventure Travel

    5 Reasons you should study abroad

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    College is a one-shot deal. Make the most of your experience by studying abroad — here’s why you should!
  8. Adventure Travel

    Educational field trip ideas

    With school back in session, it’s time to start brainstorming educational ideas for field trips. Who says learning can’t be fun?
  9. Family Travel

    Educational destinations

    History lives! Before the kids return to the classroom, why not explore some destinations they've learned about in their textbooks?
  10. Family Activities

    Celebrate Shark Week with your kids

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    Every August during Shark Week, people across the country are glued to their TV sets watching the Discovery Channel to soak in every...
  11. Preschoolers

    Easy ways to teach the alphabet

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    The alphabet contains the basic building blocks for our written language, and is important for kids to learn — and it’s easy to do...
  12. Family Activities

    Brain trips: 5 Tips to help make family vacations educational

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    It happened when I was 13. Hauled off by my parents for an extended stay in Europe, I quickly found the shutters of my mind blown...
  13. Children's School & Education

    Take your homeschool camping

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    With summer comes camping, and with camping comes fun educational experiences for the whole family. Camping offers us the...
  14. School Age Kids

    Teach your kids about the 4th of July (for real)

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    The 4th of July is an American tradition filled with picnics, barbecues, parades and fireworks, but all of that pageantry may be...
  15. Children's School & Education

    Spring into science: Get outside and learn

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    We're ready for spring! This is the time of year when we enjoy spending homeschool days outdoors — reading in the clubhouse, math on...
  16. Children's School & Education

    Winter nature study: Taking your homeschool outdoors

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    While most would not think of winter as a prime season to study nature, the winter months are the perfect time to kick off the best...
  17. School & Education

    Fun ways to introduce other cultures to your kids

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    Growing up in Toronto, Canada, my closest friends were either born in other countries or first generation immigrants. All were...
  18. Children's School & Education

    The Big Bang Theory 's Mayim Bialik teams up with Texas Instruments

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    Actress Mayim Bialik not only plays a scientist on The Big Bang Theory , but she also has a Ph.D. in neuroscience to back it up....
  19. Preschoolers

    Educational toys that encourage learning at home

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    There are many different toys that encourage children to learn — even from the home environment. But when looking for toys that...
  20. Children's School & Education

    Teaching your child a language when you don’t speak it

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    We know that teaching kids a second (or third) language is a tremendous help in life, but how do you go about teaching, say, French...