Why living books are the secret ingredient to teaching science

Living books are the secret ingredient to teaching science that we all can get our hands on. They are the special sauce we can use as educators to make science fun for our students! You don't agree? Well, let us make our case... A case for living books being the secret ingredient to teaching science Let's look at two different scenarios - two different ways of teaching science to your … [Read more...]

5 Sanity-saving tips to maximize the learning for your read-aloud time

Do you find that you are losing your mind during your read-aloud time? This kid is rolling around and making funny faces. Another one interrupts every five seconds. And that one jumps up to "grab something" so often you wonder if you will ever finish the chapter! Well, you are not alone! Paige has a whole bunch of funny "read-aloud-antics" type stories to tell. And we asked her to come by … [Read more...]

When should you stop reading science aloud to your kids?

When should you stop reading aloud to your kids? Never - read aloud to them as long as they will let you do so! In fact, Blaine and I still enjoy listening to a good book. But reading science aloud to them is a bit different. At what point are they ready to start reading and learning rather than listening and learning?  Is there a way for you to even tell? Today, Paige is back on the … [Read more...]