Astronomy for Kids

Astronomy is the study of the sky above us, and everything in it. When we think about astronomy, we might just think of the night sky. But did you know that the stars and moon are always up above us? We just can’t see them during the daytime because the sun is so bright. It’s amazing to think that stars are so far away that they appear as tiny pinpricks of light, when in fact, they can be as big as the Sun, or even bigger! Continue reading “Astronomy for Kids”

The Science of Spring


Tuesday, March 20th was officially the first day of spring! Spring is a time for longer days, flowers blooming, and baby animals. But did you know there’s actually a lot of science behind all these lovely signs of spring? March is a great time to help your kids connect with the world around them and explore the science of spring. Encourage your kids to be observant and ask questions about all that they’re seeing!
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MLK Day Inspiration: Tackle a Problem You’re Passionate About

Martin Luther King Jr., Day is observed as a national holiday, but did you know that it’s the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service? Some even call it a “day on” instead of a day off. That’s because Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a man who dedicated his life to helping others: he stood for peace, social justice, and equal opportunities for everyone. By his words and actions, he has inspired millions of people to be courageous in tackling problems and injustices we see in our communities.

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Encourage STEM Thinking This Thanksgiving

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The Thanksgiving holiday is one of our favorites here at KiwiCo, because it brings space for quality family time, without the pressure and stress of gift giving (which will be here all too soon!)  There are so many wonderful ways to spend that time together as a family, reflecting on what we are grateful for (see some of our previous posts on creative gratitude traditions (here and here). Continue reading “Encourage STEM Thinking This Thanksgiving”