Sunday, August 20, 2017

Toy Review- Treasures of the Earth Excavation Kit by GeoCentral

My son worked on this excavation kit at a friend's house. Everything is included so it is great for a party or group lesson. Children learn about the rock cycle by excavating 12 different types of rocks. Warning: This activity is not appropriate for children under 3 years old. Kit includes: 1 Earthen Rock 12 Rock Specimens 1 Collector's Box 1 Sheet of Number Labels 1 Wooden Digging Tool 1 Wooden Brush A Guide Booklet Resources: GeoCentral 6049 Hi-Tek Court Mason, Ohio 45040 USA

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Dump truck toy for children ages 3 and up, made from recycled mild jugs!

My son loved the dump truck I got him from Kumquat Home and Art Accessories in San Francisco. It is made from recycled milk jugs so is super environmentally friendly! Resources: Dump Truck www.greentoys.com KumPuat Home and Art accessories 9 Clement Street San Francisco, CA (415) 752-2140

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Pediatric Motor Playground in Lafayette, CA and Danville, CA for penmanship, cursive, etc.

Pediatric Motor Playground in Lafayette, CA (There are other locations too!) is an excellent place to take preschool and elementary school children to work on penmanship, cursive, etc.  The children receive OT services in a casual, fun setting with games, etc.  Many schools now do not even teach cursive so this is a great place to have your child learn cursive and love it!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

California Agriculture Museum- Tractor Fun Fest- March 18, 2017

The California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, CA is having a Tractor Fun Fest on March 18, 2017.  Check out more details at niaagmuseum.org

Theater- Going West: The Story of the Transcontinental Railroad

The story of the transcontinental railroad is so interesting, and many classes spend a great deal of time learning about California History (in CA of course!)  The B Street Theater will be telling the story with the play, "Going West:  The Story of the Transcontinental Railroad"

Where:  B Street Theater
              Sacramento, CA

When:  February 25- April 2nd

What:  Theater, "The Story of the Transcontinental Railroad."

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Learning Websites available for young learners

Many schools now use individualized learning websites, especially in math, reading, and vocabulary.  Here are a few of these websites and the subject area they cater to.

Reading:
AR Reader

Math:
Number Munchers

Writing:
The Writing Center

Vocabulary:
Membean

Other (May cater to more than one subject area.)
-IXL
-Lexia
-Kidblog
-Wixie
-I-excel

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci exhibit, "Machines In Motion" at the Aerospace Museum of California

My son and I visited the Aerospace Museum of California last weekend to see the exhibit, "Leonardo da Vinci, Machines In Motion."  The museum was so interesting, educational, and exciting for both of us that I ended up getting a year membership!  They allow you to buy a day pass, then cash that in at the end of the day for a year membership.  What sold me is the deal of being able to buy a family membership that allows you to bring 2 adults and 4 children!  There are so many of our friends who already want to visit the museum with us after my son's glowing reviews!

See other posts about the Flight Zone learn to fly area and the upcoming aviation camp!

Currently, the Aerospace Museum of California is hosting the traveling exhibit, "Leonardo da Vinci:  Machines in Motion."

Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the greatest minds of all time.  Machines in Motion brings his ideas to life!  Dramatic hands-on display of full-size machine replicas made directly from Leonardo's innovative designs and drawings.  Come see his visionary inventions:  flying machines, a parachute, an armored tank, a robot- and more.

Resources:

Aerospace Museum of California
3200 Freedom Park Drive
McClellan, CA
(916) 564-3270
www.aerospace.org