Teaching Science through Baking with Kids During Summer

Teaching Science through Baking

Baking is a fun and tasty hobby. Most people probably wouldn’t compare it with science, but the truth is, it can be used as a tool to teach certain concepts. Here are a few ways of teaching science through baking to children of all ages. Teaching Science through Baking Young Children Quick Breads Younger children are fascinated by cakes and muffins. These are what are referred to as quick breads. The raising (leavening) agent will often be baking soda. The mild acids in a second ingredient, milk, are enough to … Continue reading

Seven Fun Science Experiments to Do at Home

Fun Science Experiments

There are a number of fun science experiments you can do at home with kids of all ages. It is just a question of gathering the supplies and making sure you pay attention to health and safety. Choose age-appropriate activities and watch your child’s love of science grow. Seven Fun Science Experiments to Do at Home 1. Large Magnets Get a number of magnets to illustrate attraction and repulsion. Make sure they are large enough so a child can’t swallow them. You can create a maze on a piece of … Continue reading

Splash Pads Around the GTA – Staying Cool in the Heat

Splash pads

Summer’s here and as the temperature gets unbearable, head out to a park with pools or a splash pads to stay cool. We have a few local ones and on hot days we stay cool from the summer heat at the park, splashing in the water. If you live in or around Toronto, there are many places to cool down and splash around. It doesn’t matter where in the city you live in, there is a splash pad near you. These splash pads and pools tend to be free, so … Continue reading

Simple Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Four years ago, we began the tradition of The Elf on the Shelf. We thought it would be a fun idea to do with our daughter. It all began well, Trixie our elf, moved nightly and came back to a new spot. Then it happened, I fell asleep and forgot to move her. I had to frantically think of a reason since my daughter didn’t misbehave. I basically told her the elf has a cold and couldn’t go away. We often struggle with Elf on the Shelf ideas and came … Continue reading

Summer Reading – 5 Science Books for Kids

Summer Reading

My daughter has decided that she wants to learn more about science. We will be venturing over to the library to choose some books for her summer reading. Science is a part of life and without it, I wouldn’t be able to write this post from a laptop. We love to learn about inventions and how things are made. We spend time watching fun science experiments on YouTube, so we can try them out ourselves. During the school year, my daughter took an interest in science. We attended the Science Rendevous … Continue reading

Spider’s Web Summer Camp – Believe to Achieve

summer camp

Summer is here and this year we decided to send our daughter to summer camp for 9 weeks. Our summer fun plans are in August. She will be attending Spider’s Web Summer camp. a registered non-profit organization, Believe to Achieve that was created by Spider Jones. We are familiar with the program since she has been attending their after-school program during the school year. It also happens to be very close to home. The program is free to attend but parents pay for the activities. Summer Camp Summer camp starts at … Continue reading