How Gardening with Kids Affects Your Child’s Brain, Body and Soul

For parents struggling to find ways to encourage their kids to eat a healthy and balanced diet, gardening can be an important tool. Don’t let the idea overwhelm you. Gardening doesn’t require a perfectly level, large or sunny backyard. Try planting in a small raised bed or growing a few edibles in existing landscaping. Lean […]

The Teacher Mixes Rap Songs Like ‘Bad And Boujee’ Into History Lessons

“You know, it’s your boy, honest Abe. Making this song to shut down the lames.” This is how middle school history teacher David Yancey began a lesson on the Civil War at Edwards Middle School in Conyers, Georgia. Yancey’s remake of Migos’ banger “Bad and Bougee” went viral on Sunday after a high school friend […]

Serving Up A Slice Of Einstein On Pi Day,Which Is Also Albert Einstein’s Birthday

It’s on this day each year that so many debate the merits of Dutch apple a la mode vs. lemon meringue pie. It’s the day pie lovers embrace the (other) Pi (3.14…), transforming March 14th into a good reason to globally celebrate Pi with pie. For those of us who celebrate fundamental scientific research every […]

The Surprising Meaning and Benefits of Reading Nursery Rhymes To Children

When you sing nursery rhymes to your children, you may be telling the same poems and tales that, in some form, were told by firelight from parents to their children centuries ago, perhaps even as far back as the Middle Ages. Determining the origins of these famous tales before they were written down is impossible, […]