Why You Should be Proud to be a Geek!

I just got done watching the first episode of Discovery Channel’s new show “Unchained Reaction”, described as a science and engineering reality show. Putting “reality show” to one side, here’s why I believe shows like “Unchained Reaction” and “Mythbusters” continue to play an important role in our children’s education both on and off the screen: We are in an age when the number of students pursuing engineering and science fields is rapidly decreasing, it is both ironic, and encouraging, that … [Read more...]

The Fine Art of Locker Decoration

It may not be the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel or the halls of the Smithsonian, but a locker is no less valuable as a blank canvas for self-expression.  Our high school years are some of the most formative as we truly begin to understand who we are as individuals and seek creative and unique ways to express the complex feelings we discover within ourselves.  We may feel lost and confused as we seek do dig our way through a morass of bad influences, media-overstimulation and a world that grows … [Read more...]

Educational Toys for Pre-Schoolers

Adults love to lament that kids get the coolest toys - but, let's face it, it's true! Pre-schoolers, in particular, do well in the toy department. They're old enough to appreciate the toy's they're playing with, and they don't have to go to school so they get plenty of time to enjoy them! If you choose the right garden toys for children of preschool age, then they'll get to have fun and learn at the same time. Educational garden toys for children The pre-school age range is a fairly broad … [Read more...]