‘Parent Blog’

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How to Build a House of Cards

August 25, 2014 8:00 am

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Everyone loves card games, but it can be difficult to find a card game that everyone wants to play. However, most people are intrigued by the concept of a house of cards. Building a house of cards is challenging and fun, and the resulting structure — no matter how big or small — is a thing of beauty.

So You Wanna Be An…Ice Cream Shop Owner!

August 22, 2014 8:00 am

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Maybe it’s the heat talking, but we think Lucy Gojich does one of the most important things in the world: makes and sells ice cream. She was kind enough to show us how math is sprinkled throughout her ice cream shop 24/7, from Monday to Sundae.

Homemade Marshmallows

August 21, 2014 8:00 am

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As much as we love sitting around a bonfire with friends and neighbors, we all know the real reason for these gatherings… s’mores! We ate up many bags of marshmallows this summer. Sure, they’re an inexpensive purchase, but did you know they’re easy to make at home?

Make a Braided Duct Tape Bracelet

August 20, 2014 8:00 am

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When my kids are bouncing off the walls on a rainy day, I break out the emergency craft supplies. Duct tape is one of my go-to items. You can make you can make just about everything with it! One indoor crafting day we made woven duct tape bracelets.

DIY Fizzy Dinosaur Eggs

August 18, 2014 8:00 am

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Splash, fizz, and bubble all in the name of dinosaur fun. Kids of all ages adore playing with dinosaurs. Now you can hatch your own dinosaurs at home! Granted, they’re plastic dinos, but they’re safer to play with than the real thing.

7 Great Stories of Personified Pooches

August 15, 2014 8:00 am

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We know that it can be hard to commit to doing something every day, even if that thing is as fun and special as Bedtime Math. We understand that sometimes life gets in the way. That doesn’t mean you should miss out on our favorite Bedtime Math problems! So from now on we’ll be bringing you monthly round-ups of our wackiest and most popular Bedtime Math problems from the past!

Attract Moths to Your Yard with a Special Brew

August 13, 2014 8:00 am

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The kids in our lives must wonder why we adults spend so much time and money trying to keep insects away. My son loves to capture insects of all kinds. They’re such fascinating creatures. He can spend hours observing them, and before we know it, he’s named them and declared them his “pets!” Of all the creeping and crawling insects, he’s partial to moths and butterflies. Tell any bug-loving kid that you have a recipe for something that will attract all kinds of moths to your yard and he getst to stay up past dark to observe the results, and you have sure-fire hit on your hands!

Music to your Ears

August 11, 2014 8:00 am

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When my boys were toddlers, it seemed like no matter how many fancy xylophones or wooden drums I bought them, they always seemed to gravitate towards our kitchen pantry with all its pots and pans. The neighbors must have cast a dirty look or two towards our house when my little rock musicians started banging on those makeshift drums with their wooden spoons! To preserve my ears and my sanity, as soon as they were old enough to understand the phrase “tap gently”, I let them make music with water glasses.

So You Wanna Be A…Shark Scientist

August 8, 2014 8:00 am

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For Antonella Preti, every week is Shark Week! Antonella researches shark biology and ecology at the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, California. Basically, she finds out what sharks eat, and as you can imagine, those fish can add up quickly!

Join Our #Crazy8sClub Twitter Party!

August 5, 2014 8:32 am

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It’s time to kick up our heels and have some fun as we continue to celebrate our newest addition to the Bedtime Math family–The Crazy 8s Math Club! We’ll have awesome prizes and great company (including our #Crazy8sClub team of Ambassadors); it’s pretty much the most fun you can have on Twitter on a Friday night.