Fun and Learning with Gakken Workbooks

Fun & Learning with Gakken Workbooks

As summer winds down, children are heading to school excited to learn and grow their skills while having fun. For little ones, it is not about encouraging endless worksheets but learning through play; however, completing a page or two to develop their budding writing skills while absorbing academic information does help. It is even better when kids enjoy … [Read more…]

Fun Ways to Encourage Open Ended Play

Fun Ways to Encourage Open Ended Play

At Mommy University, we believe children learn so much through play. By encouraging open ended play, kids learn to be more independent and how to problem solve as well as develop an understanding of their likes and dislikes. Open (or unstructured play) also gives kids the opportunity to develop their creativity and imagination. All of … [Read more…]

Children Learn to Fly with Insect Lore

Children Learn to Fly with Insect Lore

You can fly with Insect Lore! Ladybugs inspire children to think about nature and use their imagination. From their well hidden wings to polka dots, ladybugs are a well-loved insect. They serve a positive impact on the environment. It is amazing what they can do! Thanks to Insect Lore, one of our learning partners, we … [Read more…]

Fun Ways to Celebrate the Release of Avengers: Infinity War

Fun Ways to Celebrate Avengers Infinity War

We are HUGE Marvel fans which is why we are so excited for the release of Avengers: Infinity War on April 27, 2018. In this next chapter of the franchise, the Avengers assemble to battle the evil Thanos as he seeks to collect and use all 6 Infinity Stones. In this 3rd movie in the … [Read more…]

Harry Potter Activities for Kids

Harry Potter Educational Activities for Kids

The costumes and props used in this post were provided by Oriental Trading. Games were provided by Pressman Toys. My boys (and I) are HUGE Harry Potter fans. They love watching the movies and they were both Harry Potter one year for Halloween. My son even decorated his room with a Harry Potter theme! I … [Read more…]

Charmed by Magic Sketch: A Unique Writing Tool for Kids

Charmed by Magic Sketch

It is difficult when you watch your children resist writing. When they are asked to fill out ditto sheets at school, it can get frustrating because it is not always re-writing repeatedly until their fingers are exhausted. When we can make writing fun and interesting they want to do it. It’s amazing how much I … [Read more…]