Did you know learning math and science can motivate your child to eat his vegetables?Yep! It’s true!
This week in school we are studying the human skeleton. During our family supper last night my children took turns explaining different things they had learned about our skeletons. My 5 year old piped up that our bones need calcium and vitamin D to grow bigger and produce blood cells. He proudly proclaimed that green vegetables contain calcium and help our bones.
Not long after this my husband encouraged Sam to finish eating his supper, including his broccoli. As Sam began to resist daddy reminded him that to grow taller (as the 4th child this is always a goal!) he needed calcium from the broccoli. Well that did the trick! Sam happily ate his broccoli proclaiming with each bite that he was eating calcium for his bones.
I think our children are a lot smarter than we give them credit for at times!! In honor of Sam and his growing bones this week I am focusing Family Fun Friday Parenting and Learning Features on Math & Science Fun.
- Karyn at Teach Beside Me has the most amazing and disgusting science post – conduct a MOLD experiment with your kids. You’ll be surprised at their conclusions for the dirtiest areas of their home. Ick. But very cool!
- The crazy cold temperatures we are seeing this winter make this the perfect time to teach our children to read a thermometer. Holly at Kids Activities Blog shared with us a thermometer printable and craft to make a practice thermometer.
- Children enjoy watching plants grow. Barb gave us excellent tips for growing plants in a terrarium during the winter. Hop over to A Life in Balance to see all the different types of containers you can use.
- Children are natural scientists because they constantly ask questions. Natalie is training her daughter at Afterschool Smarty Pants to hone those questioning skills. Take a look at the fun experiment they recently conducted separating two materials!
- Tauna is my kind of sneaky mom! She makes learning math fun at Proverbial Homemaker. Take a look at some of her favorite methods.
- Krissy has found a way to make learning fractions fun! Maybe if my teachers had used the method she shares at B-Inspired Mama I wouldn’t have struggled so much with this tricky math concept.
I hope you are inspired to look for new ways to teach your children math and science skills this week. Whether you home school or public school, we are all about creating a lifestyle of learning!!
Speaking of a lifestyle of learning, Sarah is featuring Saving Money in the Kitchen ideas. This is an area I’m focusing on in 2014. I can’t wait to read her features.
Meanwhile, Diane is featuring A Delicious Family of Desserts. I’m wiping the drool off my chin as I type!
Learning as a Family is on Monica’s mind this week. I love learning with my children!
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|Monica created Family Fun Friday and blogs at HappyandBlessedHome.com where she shares free preschool tools and printables, encouraging words for moms, and ideas for having fun together as a family. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter /Google + / Bloglovin’|
|Stephanie Kay is a busy homeschooling mom of 5. She blogs at Everyday Family Living where she shares practical ideas for home organization, family activities, books and education, and health & fitness. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest /|
|Sarah is helping busy moms save money on a healthy lifestyle on her blog EarlyBirdMom. Sarah offers FREE money-saving strategies and parenting tips. Follow: Facebook / Pinterest|
|Diane is a Christian, wife and mom to 3 wonderful children (ages 19, 16, and 2). She enjoys blogging about cooking and shares simple, original recipes She also has a heart for adoption and shares the little lessons she learns as a mom in everyday life. She blogs at MyLifeAsRobinsWife.com|
I hope that these posts inspire you to connect with your family through everyday moments!