Science can be so much fun. There are quite a few movies out there that feature Scientists whether they are mad Scientists or just great Scientists. I decided to put together a list of movies featuring Scientists for kids for us to add to our movie watch list. The goal is to show kids each of the movies and ask them what is true about Scientists and what is exaggerated. If you want to have fun with your movie time while showing kids what Scientists look like, don’t miss out. I will also include a few YouTube videos at the bottom of this post featuring actual Scientists for your kids to do a comparison.
My kids love art. They love to draw and create beautiful things. I am ok at teaching them some of it but sometimes I like to let them learn from someone else. There are some fun learn-to-draw books out there. However, my kids are visual learners and need to be able to see the art project in process. We have started using Youtube to get them more art tutorials without buying a new art curriculum. I decided to put together a list of 10 art YouTube channels for kids in case you want to use YouTube as part of your child’s art curriculum or just for fun.
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I seriously can’t believe I am the mom to a tween already! It seems like just yesterday I was trying to figure out how to take care of a newborn with colic… Yet, here we are. I have to say it has been a huge adjustment. Not only do I have to deal with the emotional roller coaster, but I also have to teach this child what sex is, and help her understand the hygiene needs that come with puberty. Over the last few weeks, I have nagged her about her hygiene and I don’t want to do that. That’s why I put together this free printable hygiene checklist. I am hoping it will encourage her to take responsibility and feel empowered to take care of herself.
Hygiene Checklist for Tweens
I am a huge fan of fostering independence in my children where I can. I also love to eliminate the nagging mom where I can. I found myself saying, “Have you brushed your teeth?” (Don’t they learn that when they are little? Does this kid have amnesia?) “Wash your face.” “Brush your hair.” It became a daily thing and I just had enough. I put together this checklist in hopes that R would step up and take responsibility for these things herself. She really is an amazing girl and I am hoping this will give her some ownership over her needs.