Toddler Science: Baking Soda and Vinegar

Since I left OMSI over the summer, a number of parents have reached out asking for science experiments that they can do with toddlers. Children 18 months – 3 years are at the perfect age for introducing science experiments, because toddlers are naturally curious, enjoy exploring with their senses, and are usually delighted to discoverContinue reading “Toddler Science: Baking Soda and Vinegar”

Indigo Tie Dye with Children

Oh no! I had a little bit of a craft emergency this morning when I realized that all the art and crafts stores in Portland are sold out of Indigo Tie Dye kits! B complained that I’ve been using all his beautiful vintage handkerchiefs as toddler spit rags (guilty as charged) so I bought aContinue reading “Indigo Tie Dye with Children”

Memories of Science Playground, Part 2

When I cleaned out my office in the Discovery Lab a few weeks ago, there was really only one folder that I knew I needed to bring home with me: my collection of thank you letters from former students, drawings from kid friends, and random pieces of kid art that I couldn’t bear to tossContinue reading “Memories of Science Playground, Part 2”

Welcome to Playful Childhood!

These are my aspirations for this blog: 1. A place where I can record my favorite crafts, science experiments, toddler games, and game instructions, so that other caregivers can try them out with their favorite kids! 2. It will be a digital storage place for my favorite pictures/stories/memories that I’m actively making with the childrenContinue reading “Welcome to Playful Childhood!”