Features Check out projects and books we’ve enjoyed here: January 18th marks Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Find lessons and resources that we gathered last year to honor the legacy of this remarkable man From big to small, books definitely have it all. This month’s picks run the size gamut, from cellular to cosmic Naming a homeschool can be daunting – or fun, if you get everyone involved Almost half a century ago, we launched a time capsule of Earth into outer space. What if one came our way? What might be out there? What do these names all have in common? Well, maybe not much – but they have at least all been part of our recent reading list! These two worked hard on presenting important issues for Show & Tell – if you want to help them in their environmental missions, and get some great project ideas, check out their ideas! Whether or not you head outside, hiking can still have some health benefits with this activity This month’s library haul… Picture yourself as Robert Frost’s child, swim with Jacques Cousteau, and see how we can span most any gap with a little compassion What is perspective, and why is it such an important concept? Try some books and activities (printables too!) to learn more Are you wondering what items you should have on hand to homeschool? Check out this list to get some ideas Working on reading with a few simple early literacy activities From the creation of the Cat in the Hat to feeling colors to dealing with bad moods, here are a dozen of our recent favorite reads Play is essential to learning, especially for the youngest among us. Here are 5 games to try – with tweaks to include older kids. May 20th & 21st mark 93 years since Charles Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic Ocean. Here’s a few ideas for the occasion. When it comes to play and learning, less is often more – unless we’re talking about imagination, of course. Explore three-dimensional shapes, patterns – and as much more math as your heart desires! What’s in a name? What does a word represent to you? Explore pictographic languages by creating characters of your own. Looking for a different approach to the traditional book report? Here are a few ideas, as well as some of the questions with which to explore a story in depth. Are you getting tired of being cooped up at home? We are too… so transform your yard and make your escape! Double up and save time and energy by learning the alphabet at the same time as you learn about everything else with letterboards Join the Cincinnati Zoo daily to explore animals and participate in activities – or create your own! Join us in choosing an environmental challenge to kick off the new season. This one is for the adults! Want an idea for an Easter egg hunt at home (candy optional)? Or do you have one to share? Hop on over here! Get the whole family together to cook, learn, and enjoy each other’s company!