Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Besides chomping on yummy baby cheeks, I have to say I LOVE soft little baby feet and toes! Love them!
Anatomy 101...Introduce your baby to her body parts as you prep your baby for a nap. Kiss your baby's little shoulders. "Good night shoulders." Now kiss her little chin. "Good night chin."
Your baby will adore the loving attention given to each little piece of her yummy baby body.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
At the exhibition, you walk under a 25 feet diameter sun arch which is the scale used to make the rest of the planets. This scale shrinks Earth down to just 2.7 inches and the biggest planet, Jupiter, to 30.8 inches. You’ll walk from planet to planet in a scale of the actual distance between planets. One of the unique elements is that the Holdman Institute, which just won Best in State for Ceramics/Glass will be hand-blowing each planet at the Art Institute at Thanksgiving Point.
NASA BLAST also includes a light exhibit with 20 different exhibits on loan from the Exploratorium in San Francisco and a space garden demonstrating tiny tomato plants and other advances made to feed astronauts in space. The program also offers youth classes, day camps, star parties with Clark Planetarium, and additional family activities.
(One winner will receive the neapolitan, and one will receive the ice cream bars.
Welcome to the June Teach/Learn Blogging Carnival, ‘Kids and Learning.’
Visit Science@home to find out more about the Teach/Learn Blogging Carnival.
Please take the time to visit the other participants and check out their posts on “Art.”
- CatWay at Adventures With Kids is getting the most out of a trip to the art gallery with ideas of how to prepare children and interest them while they are there.
- Mamapoekie from Authentic Parenting argues for the importance of art and why we should be encouraging it as our children get older.
- Miss Carly from Early Childhood Resources talks about how to create an environment that encourages young children to explore art.
- Sharon at Hear Mum Roar has done a fantastic video post by getting her children to do an activity two different ways and letting you see the very different results.
- Amanda at HomeAge has been admiring art with her daughter since she was a baby, taking her to several art exhibitions and reading books.
- Kate from Picklebums talks about why art is important for little people and has a huge list of activities you can try.
- The Planning Queen from Planning With Kids has tips for visiting the art gallery with kids, including links to different galleries and some ideas for activities afterwards.
- Colin Wee at Super Parents is thinking about his son’s musicality as he learns to play the violin.
- Deb from Science@home has her children investigating materials while making sculptures and bravely let the 2 year old use a hot glue gun.
- Lisa at SMMART Ideas has a sidewalk chalk festival in her own driveway!
- Leechbabe from Stuff with Thing started out looking at patterns in nature, but the activity changed because she followed her children’s lead.
- Monique at Your Cheeky Monkey has used an indoor activity, giving her children magazines to cut out and create collages.
Thanks for visiting, we hope you enjoy some of the posts in our carnival
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
This summer some of my mom friends invited me to take part in a weekly Reading Group. We each pick a favorite children's book and host everyone's children for crafts, snacks, learning and reading fun!
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Perfect! An art/science fusion project on www.placeofourown.net.
Fill a disposable paper cup, cardboard milk carton, or other container with water and freeze over night. Let your child help you remove the ice from the container and place it on a cookie sheet to catch the melting ice water. Let your child sprinkle rock salt onto the ice and observe the ice melt more rapidly.
Check out the reason that the salt melts the ice more quickly at http://antoine.frostburg.edu/chem/senese/101/solutions/faq/why-salt-melts-ice.shtml. This site has a fun, interactive demonstration when you click “Add Solute” that further demonstrates this principle.
Now help your child drip drops of food coloring onto the top of the ice. The food coloring seeps through the cracks of the ice. You’ve created a beautifully colored, melting ice sculpture. Quick! Snap a picture before it melts away!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
I wish my little girls were old enough to be able to attend this wonderful program...I guess for now we'll stick with Papa's garden. The girls get lost in his towering tomato plants. They love to go into the garden with their little buckets and return with their half-eaten treasures.
Club members plant and maintain gardens, harvest and prepare food, work cooperatively in groups and learn about science and nutrition."Thanksgiving Point's Junior Master Gardener Club works with the USU extension 4H program where participants will learn skills from canning the garden harvest to learning how water travels through plants to deliver nutrients. The young gardeners are involved in choosing what to plant and cultivating their gardens. A favorite is the pizza garden, rich with tomatoes, basil, onions, garlic and peppers.
"In late August, Junior Master Gardener participants sell their crops at the Thanksgiving Point Farmers Market. Kids experience the entire growing process – from seed to sale."Enter to win FREE TUITION for your little gardener! This program hosts ages 8-12 and costs $99 for the entire summer. (TPoint is also offering a Saturday program for scouts ages 12-17 to help them earn merit badges. Call them for more info.)
You can enter 2 times:
1) Leave a comment below this post, with your first name/Last initial and tell how enjoying sharing the outdoors with a child (gardening, nature walks...). If you leave your e-mail in your post I'll contact you if you win.
2) Leave a comment below this post, with your first name/Last initial and tell me if you already follow this blog or that you are now following! Thanks for following! If you leave your e-mail in your post I'll contact you if you win.
Enter quickly, I need to choose a winner soon! I'll choose the winner with Random.org and post the name on the post. Please leave your e-mail so I can contact you.