Are you looking for engaging ways to teach your students?  Maybe you're a busy teacher who loves to do hands on lessons, and could use a a few specific ideas that you can easily implement. Maybe you're a frustrated parent wondering why your child who is so very smart is struggling in elementary school. 

I get it. I have been both.

This blog was inspired by my child who at four-years-old my oldest explained Newton's third law to me. I had spent a few years in the high school science classroom, so I knew many teenagers struggled with this concept, and I was amazed at my preschooler. 

I began to wonder what other science my preschoolers could learn. We began to explore together, and I began sharing ideas for teaching science on this blog. Soon it was time learn math, and I shared those ideas here as well.

Teachers appreciated the practical tips that worked with real life kids. 

But when that smart kid was enrolled in public school, he struggled. So did my child who had been reading for over a year before kindergarten.  Looking back it could have been obvious. Dyslexics tend to love hands on learning, and that's why it has worked so well for us. Kids with learning differences regularly grow up to be scientists of various kinds. Their brains understand our world really well.

On this blog, you'll find a bunch of ways to explore the physical world in a hands on way. You'll also find guides to teaching math, spelling and reading in ways that reach learners who have a dyslexic, dysgraphic, or dyscalculic profile.