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About Colleen Kessler
Colleen Kessler believes that you are the absolute best teacher there is for your unique kiddo.
The author of more than a dozen books, award-winning educator, educational coach and consultant, and passionate advocate for the needs of differently-wired kids, Colleen has a B.S. in elementary education, a M.Ed. in gifted studies, and is the founder of the popular podcast and website Raising Lifelong Learners, as well as Raising Poppies, a community of support for parents.
Colleen lives in Ohio with her reading specialist husband, four delightfully chaotic kids, pug puppy, and a flock of backyard chickens.
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500 Easy, Creative and Fun Activities That You and Your Family Will Love
Never again will you hear the all-too-common call of, “I’m bored!” Whether you’re making glow-in-the-dark slime, launching rocket ships, conducting backyard science experiments or playing Family Four Square, there are super fun activities for children aged 3 to 12.
This incredible compilation of bestselling kids’ activities books is perfect for parents, grandparents and babysitters looking for new ways to entertain kids for hours on end. Not only are there great group games and crafts, but there are also dozens of learning games to help kids brush up on reading, writing and math in a fun and engaging way.
With outdoor and indoor activities plus tips for adjusting each one according to your child’s age, you’ll have an almost never-ending supply of activities that will keep your children laughing and learning—no television needed.
Raising a boy, also known as being a “boy mom,” is tough in today’s culture. We want our sons to grow into strong men who will stand up for what’s right and take care of those they love, but we also want them to share their thoughts, show their feelings, and express emotions in appropriate ways. At its core, we need to teach our boys empathy. That’s where emotional intelligence comes in. Boys need to understand what they’re feeling in any given situation and be able to regulate themselves accordingly.
In this first-ever book combining emotional intelligence with parenting specific to boys, boy moms will learn how to help their sons:
- identify and name their emotions
- develop empathetic listening skills
- nurture positive and lasting relationships with others
- tackle life with a growth mindset
- use strategies like mindfulness to regulate their emotions
With Raising Resilient Sons, parents will be equipped with the tools they need to build up their sons into the men they know they can be—men who look for the good, spread kindness, react with empathy, and lead with strength and resilience.
Awesome Experiments and Nature Activities You Can Do Without Your Parents
Can a worm smell different foods? How much weight can a super-strong bess beetle carry? Are crickets happier alone or with a friend? Would you touch a spider or keep one for a pet?
100 Backyard Activities That Are the Dirtiest, Coolest, Creepy-Crawliest Ever! will teach you how to find the answers to these questions and more, and have tons of fun while you do it! Forget big-city museums, boring books and science games on your computer or tablet—with this book your backyard is your new museum, and grown-ups are only your assistants. You’ll become an expert on bugs, reptiles, birds and plants by getting to know them up close and personal. How cool is that?
Colleen Kessler is a teacher and mom whose mission is to share unique and effective ways to ignite a passion in kids for hands-on learning, experimentation, science and creativity. This book does all of that and more—you’ll have fun catching bugs, and your parents will love that you’re gaining important critical-thinking skills and knowledge about science that will help you do well in school.
There’s a whole world out there waiting to be discovered . . . take this book with you, go exploring and have a blast spending hours outside.
Through their explorations, the connection and relationship between electricity and magnetism was discovered. Scientists and inventors found ways to bring electricity to the people who wanted and needed it.
And, while we benefit from the discoveries that have already been made, there is always more to learn! Whether you try the activities in this book as a fun unit study, as part of your homeschool science lessons, as an extra project for school or a science fair, or just to discover new things, you’ll get an up-close look at electrical and magnetic forces.
Enjoy the SHOCKING discoveries you make as you enjoy the PULL of science!