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Reframing disappointment: when your trip is cancelled the morning you plan to leave 1024 365 Looking out Loud

Reframing disappointment: when your trip is cancelled the morning you plan to leave

We were halfway to our holiday home when a positive coronavirus test forced us to change plans, and taught us to change perspectives.

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How you like them apples? Sparking kids’ creativity with a dash of art history 1024 487 Looking out Loud

How you like them apples? Sparking kids’ creativity with a dash of art history

Apple said Think Different. But how do you sow different thinking in kids? Here’s one way we tried, starting with familiar fruit.

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Can you walk on eggs? All but one of us can

Step right up. The incredible edible egg has got some secret strength. Experience it first-hand, then find out why it works—for most of us.

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How we made a 10-year birthday treasure hunt he’ll remember—with no guests and without leaving the house 1024 539 Looking out Loud

How we made a 10-year birthday treasure hunt he’ll remember—with no guests and without leaving the house

“Today is the best day of my life.” It started with balloons. Lots of balloons. Balloons stuffed with photos and treasure hunt clues.

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Dancing raisins: defy gravity with this quick experiment

A little bubbly, a few raisins, and a lot of fun. This ain’t no Mexican jumping bean. It’s an easy experiment to see density and buoyancy in action.

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The reading tree: how to get kids excited to read

Grow a beautiful memory of what your kids read, and a visual motivator to keep them turning those pages.

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Legos, honey, and ping pong balls: A fun experiment with density 2000 1500 Looking out Loud

Legos, honey, and ping pong balls: A fun experiment with density

This is an easy one that you and your kids will enjoy. Plus, get a cool window into what stuff is made of.

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Listen: The Day the Crayons Quit [audio book]

We use all kinds of crazy voices at story time. It engages the kids, and keeps it interesting for dad too. Listen in on how these crayons sound.

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Creativity is now as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.”
— Sir Ken Robinson

Remember…

“The greatest development is achieved during the first years of life, and therefore it is then that the greatest care should be taken. If this is done, then the child does not become a burden; he will reveal himself as the greatest marvel of nature.”
— Maria Montessori

“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them: work, family, health, friends and spirit and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back.

But the other four balls—family, health, friends, and spirit—are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged, or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.”
― Brian Dyson

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