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Baby animals, cider donuts and trail mix

We’ve been going out to Indian Ladder Farm’s Baby Animal Days since we had a baby to bring. Our photos albums are filled with pictures of kids and little farm animals. In one, a small Lucy gingerly holds out one finger, petting a baby chick. Years later, she is holding Elliot as he does the…

Family Explorations of History and Science at the Schenectady Museum & Suits Bueche Planetarium
Art Education | Lifelong Learning

Family Explorations of History and Science at the Schenectady Museum & Suits Bueche Planetarium

As the main science museum in New York’s Tech Valley, the Schenectady Museum can seem more like a historical archive of General Electric’s illustrious past than a current exploration of the new and vibrant technologies and research that are happening in 21st century Capital Region institutions. The GE-100, a concept all-electric car, was built in…

Fossils: Learn About Paleontology in Kansas with Kids
Lifelong Learning | Road Trips

Fossils: Learn About Paleontology in Kansas with Kids

Not all of the destinations in our Read Across America Road Trip were pulled from fiction books; we also followed a story that is as old as our planet. To support my son’s fascination with paleontology, I included several stops mentioned in Cruisin’ The Fossil Freeway: An Epoch Tale of a Scientist and an Artist…

ROBLOX Game Conference Returns to San Francisco
Family Travel | Lifelong Learning

ROBLOX Game Conference Returns to San Francisco

The video game event of the year returns this summer, bigger and better than ever. ROBLOX Rally 2011 welcomed 1000 attendees to the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco last August, but given the enthusiastic response from a devoted and expanding fan base, it’s no surprise that the venue has changed. Tickets are now on sale…

Take the Kids on a Wright 3 Mystery Tour of Robie House In Chicago
Family Travel | Lifelong Learning

Take the Kids on a Wright 3 Mystery Tour of Robie House In Chicago

When kids express an interest, it’s best to strike while it’s hot. Although sometimes I have to look hard to figure out if the kids actually like something that could be considered educational, both of my children seemed interested as we passed the Frank Lloyd Wright room on a  visit to the Met. They lingered…

Travel Tips for Reading with Kids On Road Trips
Lifelong Learning | Road Trips | Travel Tips

Travel Tips for Reading with Kids On Road Trips

Road trips are a wonderful opportunity to have open-ended book discussions with your children.  If you have the time, and a super-long road trip, consider listening to an audio-book and then talking about your selection. Selecting a Book for the Road Trip It can be difficult to choose a book that is interesting and worthy…

Fun Things for Kids To Do On The Holidays
Lifelong Learning

Fun Things for Kids To Do On The Holidays

A big Thanksgiving dinner is a treasured tradition in homes across America. Many families have plans to host a special gathering, with recipes and chores divided among willing hands. But in all the planning, many times the youngest members of the clan are forgotten. This year, cast your children in a starring role with these ideas…

MIT Splash – A Taste of College for Middle and High School Students
Lifelong Learning

MIT Splash – A Taste of College for Middle and High School Students

For one weekend in November, middle school and high school students will flock to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge, MA for the innovative and inspirational MIT Splash program. In recent years, this program has grown in popularity and now draws thousands of students from around the country (and sometimes further) for an…