Inspire Kids: Shape-shifting dinosaurs

I found this informative Ted Talk, and I thought my six-year-old would enjoy it because like many children, he's very interested in dinosaurs. He did like it. I watched it with him, and I explained to him what the word "ego" means, and I also pointed to the charts as the paleontologist was talking since … Continue reading Inspire Kids: Shape-shifting dinosaurs

Inspire Kids: Evolution of a Puppet Horse

This Ted Talk was shared with me by The Cultivated Mother (whose blog about homeschooling and living in Japan is great, by the way!)  She knows that we love puppets in this house, so she thought the six-year-old might like this.  It's long, and it may not interest younger children.  I had to prep my six-year-old … Continue reading Inspire Kids: Evolution of a Puppet Horse

Susan Cain on the Power of Introverts

I have already written about my thoughts on introverts in my post, "Introverts and Coffeeshops."  In that post, I reviewed Introvert Power by Laurie Helgoe, PhD, which is a great book on this subject. I am introverted, my husband is introverted, and I know that at least my eldest son is probably introverted.  But it's sometimes … Continue reading Susan Cain on the Power of Introverts