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History

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Have a MAGICAL holiday, gifting these cool magic & wizardry presents to kids of all ages on your shopping list. Give the gift of family engagement with our 40+ family game suggestions, spanning trivia games to cooperative ones, magical games to puzzling game play. Discover the best STEM & science gift ideas, with our 12 favorite finds for this year. We have our largest stocking-stuffer suggestions ever. And don’t miss the Down On The Farm gift suggestion feature, as well as, our Puzzling Madness page… all of this to keep the entire family engaged and excited for new discoveries and fun family learning time. 

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ADVENTURE & FAMILY TRAVEL

Going places with your children engages them in new activities that aid them in discovering their interests and inspiring their ambition. It’s analogous to browsing for clothes. You don’t know what fits you until you try it on. Once your child discovers something that excites them…

LAYERED LEARNING

Learning concept developed by Barbara Spalding by which parents are  engaging and introducing educational material or subject matter utilizing a multitude of materials and media. This concept not only better engages children, but provides for enhanced retention. Suggestions may include traditional textbook, research or worksheets then coupled with art activities, video clips, in-person experience, imaginative play, and educational toys.

Layered Learning workshops, templates and lesson plans coming soon.

Meet the team

Barbara Spalding

Barbara Spalding

Founder/Editor In Chief

Blogger, writer, mom with HR background & experience in public speaking & training, holding a passion for guiding parents to family learning opportunities outside of classroom & homework.

Victoria Spalding

Victoria Spalding

Ambassador

Artist, writer and aspiring interior designer with a passion for videography, theater, sewing… and kittens. Victoria is our Ambassador with experience in reviews, product shoots and interviews.

Brian Ackley

Brian Ackley

Digital Director

Screenwriter, filmmaker, and former after-school program facilitator with experience in event planning, writing lesson plans, and creating & running a range of activities & programs for elementary school kids.

Scientific Discovery

 

 

“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.”

                 

Edwin Powell Hubble

Hands-On Learning Fun

Science Fair Project Ideas

Family Game Night

 

Grab your stress-free, mess-free snacks and favorite family board game for a night of family fun. In addition to laughter and teamwork, many games offer several elements of academic enrichment. Look for games that challenge critical thinking skills and include estimation, money or resource management, historical facts or science elements. There are so many amazing options, check out our Family Game Night page for our best suggestions.