Nature Study – Watch the seasons unfold with your kids – Making of a Phenology wheel

As a family we spend a lot of time outdoors, observing the open spaces around us. Trees, animals, birds, insects what stood out for us as we watched the same space day after day for almost a year was that it was never the same. There was always something new – a flower, a pod, leaves turning yellow, different butterflies, moths one season, katydids / grasshoppers the next. This led me to look for ways in which we could track and plot these findings to look back on while also being able to compare each season and each year. It … Continue reading Nature Study – Watch the seasons unfold with your kids – Making of a Phenology wheel

25 things to do (and a few no dos) with your kids these holidays

When I was a working mom, the school vacations were a real fear, the moment April arrived the husband and I would lie awake at nights wondering how to handle the holidays – we had full time work, we had a nanny who needed a couple of weeks off. The boy was off for a full 2 months from school and we had no clue what to do with him. One vacation I had my mom come over for the entire time, another time we had him in summer camp(which he hated btw and cried most days I picked him … Continue reading 25 things to do (and a few no dos) with your kids these holidays