Be helpful, act like a bug!

“Beetle” Did you check out the Monday Book Club suggestion, “The Grouchy Ladybug” by Eric Carle? Lady bugs are a kind of beetle. Beetles are a specific kind of insect whose front wings are hard and called wing cases.   Some kinds of beetles damage plants and crops, but ladybugs eat insects that hurt plants. … Read more…

Sandy is dandy… at the beach!

Sand is awesome! It fills beaches and deserts, it can be used as a filter, it can fill an hour glass and measure time, and it is great fun to play with in a sand box. And location determines some of its characteristics: a beach in Maine has very rocky sand, a beach in New … Read more…

A Day at the Beach: Fun or Educational?

Word Wednesday: Build vocabulary AND a sandcastle! Nothing says summer like a day at the beach! Warm sand, cold salt water, buckets and shovels, sandcastles, the smell of sunscreen, the screech of seagulls – magic! So, how do we use this word to build a child’s vocabulary? Here’s 3 quick tips to teach the word … Read more…