In honor of our Atlas Crate launch, we’re looking at common connections between kids all over the world. One of the most important things we have in common are birthdays! No matter how we celebrate them, growing up is a time for family and friends to come together. Let’s take a look at different traditions for birthday celebrations around the world! Continue reading “Birthday Celebrations Around the World”
Have you heard of The Flat Stanley Project? It was created in Canada by Dale Hubert in 1995 as a way to engage his 3rd grade students in literacy, geography, and social studies. Kids cut out and color a fictional character named Stanley, then mail him to a friend. One may have arrived at your house from a friend who lives far away… or you may have supported your kiddo in finding a distant friend or relative to ship her Flat Stanley off to.
Stanleys have traveled all over the world this way!
Here at KiwiCo, we don’t have Stanleys, but we do have Steve! Steve the Kiwi has traveled all over the world. Here are a few of his recent adventures.
Steve skiing in Tahoe
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Did you know that the inventor of Post-it Notes, a convenient office supply that we take for granted, created them completely by accident?
Much like with our exploration of the invention of Silly Putty, the original inventor of Post-its was trying to make a better version of something that already existed. In this case, he was working on a better adhesive–something like tape or glue. Spencer Silver, a chemist at 3M, was trying to create “a better, stronger, tougher adhesive.” And guess what? He totally failed!
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Are you getting ready to celebrate Independence Day? We are — with red, white, and blue 4th of July crafts! Many are easy enough for a toddler to “help” with, but all are festive and fun! Make beforehand for cute holiday decor…or save for a fun party activity, to keep kids active while they’re waiting for the grill.
As parents, we really want our kids to see themselves as citizens of our global community: to develop an appreciation for other cultures, and to grow their understanding of – and empathy for – communities and customs beyond their own experience. But it can certainly be a challenge to help our kids gain that perspective – especially since their lifetime orbits generally extend not much further than 5 miles from home!
School is out for summer! It’s a time for more unstructured playtime and creativity. Dive headfirst into your imagination this summer with fun hands-on projects and a stack of books!
See below for Koala, Kiwi, Doodle and Tinker Crate recommendations! Continue reading “Summer Reading Recommendations for Kids”
Getting your kids involved early on with science is so important, which is why you should check out these amazing science experiments for preschoolers. Children ages 2-4 can explore the world around them and begin building a strong foundation for learning science as they get older.
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Now that summer is starting, it’s time to think about summer vacation, and all the trips you’ll take as a family! Vacation is great, but traveling with kids can be a challenge. Here are some ideas for traveling with kids that might make the road trip or flight a little more fun!
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Summer crafts for toddlers are a great way to keep little ones cool and having a great time! These activities are perfect for everything from practicing phonics to building a foundation for science learning.
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Summer crafts for preschoolers are a great way to keep your kids cool and have a great time! These activities are perfect for everything from practicing math skills to practicing creative curiosity.
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