Tag archives for wondering

  1. Apps we like: Toca Lab


    I’ve said before that we try to avoid too much screen time.  However, there are some very important technical skills that kids need to have in the world they will enter.  There are also some incredible learning tools out there. One that we have really loved (for all ages!) is Toca Lab.  It’s available for…

  2. We can best help children learn, not by deciding what we think they should learn and thinking of ingenious ways to teach it to them, but by making the world, as far as we can, accessible to them, paying serious attention to what they do, answering their questions — if they have any — and…

    John Holt

  3. Walking

    Quick post on why walking is wonderful.  Worth a few minutes to read. :) I feel that my children (and myself!) are at our best, our most creative, our most curious, our most inspired, after we’ve spent time outside, moving, breathing, walking, working!

  4. New ideas


    The purpose, for us, of going out into nature isn’t just to learn about nature.  It’s to open our minds. The other day, we were hiking up to a lake in the mountains, and though we noticed lichen on rocks and wildlife in hollowed out logs and streams that rolled down from mountain lakes, our…

  5. Bird Ballet

    A bird ballet | Music Video on Vimeo

    One of my little girls loves birds. I pinned this video the other day, and I couldn’t wait to show it to her. While we were watching it, the old homeschooler in me couldn’t help but ask the girls, “Why do you think they do that?” The older ones tried to humor me by giving…

  6. Why do some birds have red eyes?


    “Why do some birds have red eyes?”  My nine-year old has constant questions.     I’ve always wondered that myself.  But it was never something I had to learn, so I never found out. So, we found out together, right then, and it was so, so cool! “Some bird groups have specific modifications to their…

  7. Baby birds


    We went to an open, grassy space a while back and just spent the day.  I sat on the grass with the baby and let them explore. My little 4-year-old is fascinated with birds.  She found a tree with a nest and some baby birds that were getting able to hop in and out of…