Kennett Symphony Orchestra Children’s Concert and Instrument Zoo

Kennett Symphony Orchestra Children’s Concert and Instrument Zoo

Our passion for music has taken us on many adventures over the past few years. Music has the ability to teach so much more than music itself. It has  taught us about people, places and ideas. It has inspired us. It has opened our minds. It has motivated us to…

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Help Save the Monarch Butterflies (and give your kids an awesome learning opportunity!)

Help Save the Monarch Butterflies (and give your kids an awesome learning opportunity!)

Each year, the last generation of Monarch Butterflies makes an amazing journey from points north in Canada and North America to their wintering grounds in Mexico.  Monarchs are facing rapid population decline.  Much milkweed, the plant necessary to Monarch survival, is lost as grasslands are converted for growing crops.  The…

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Sunset Creek Walk

Sunset Creek Walk

It’s was a long winter on the US east coast.  We had lots of snow, lots of cold and very little outdoor fun.  I have been craving adventure and natural beauty (the kind you don’t need five layers of clothing to enjoy).  With our summer trips still a few weeks…

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Ninjago Legos and six lessons learned as a result of following our kids’ interests

Ninjago Legos and six lessons learned as a result of following our kids’ interests

Ninjago is a fascinating Lego series (to kids…and their dads) that has been made more enthralling by the dvd series released with it, chronicling the adventures of the young ninja.  There is enough intrigue and danger to make it more exciting for “big kids” than your average “little kid” show,…

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Blending science and art in winter

My boys and I used to have a lot of time to do fun learning activities together that were based on their interests.  Now that one is in Kindergarten and the other is in second grade, I really feel the time limitations of the school schedule.  This week, they both…

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Two Monarch Butterflies’ expedited journey from PA to Texas

Have you ever been late?  Not extremely late, but five minutes here, ten there?  Embarrassingly, I am consistently a little bit late.  I want to be on time, but find myself leaving the house at the last possible second every time.  Whether I have hours to prepare before departure or…

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Using a child’s interests to create learning opportunities

Children show unmatched enthusiasm when participating in an activity that is of great interest to them.  Becoming a careful observer is the first step to fully engaging a child in learning.  Listening to a child’s questions, such as, “Why do things go down?” can spark a lesson on gravity.  A…

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About Naturally Educated

I started blogging to share some of the educational activities my husband and I do with our kids both at home and during travel or on mini adventures close to home. I have a degree in early childhood and elementary education, but learned what I feel to be the most…

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Laundry Races

I am pretty efficient at getting laundry washed and dried.  I do several loads a day and rarely have piles of unwashed clothes cluttering up the house.  But piles of clean clothes, that is a different story.  (Having less clothes would help as I discuss in a previous post http://sogladimaround.blogspot.com/2012/05/travel-lifestyle.html…

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Child Created Experiments

  I have been doing simple science experiments with my boys for years.  My newly five year old enjoys them so much that he often tries to design his own experiments.  This was the case recently when he was using a permanent marker to write on paper.  He observed the…

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