A couple years ago, when my youngest Savana was starting 5th grade, a community mom asked my wife what instrument Savana elected to try as part of the district’s musical introduction program. When my wife responded “the violin”, this same mom surprised her with the retort, “Why didn’t you choose an instrument that can get you money?” Supposedly her daughter’s band teacher advised the parents that particular instruments can help a child earn
Providing toys with value can be tough in today’s market. All of the gizmos and gadgets will only take a child’s learning so far, whereas timeless, traditional educational toys will bring play to a whole new level. We at Discovery Toys take pride in our timeless products that provide layers and layers of learning across the board. Here’s our take
This handheld field microscope offer 40x magnification and is equipped with LED illumination for brighter close-up viewing. Rotate the view cylinder to adjust focus. Includes a lanyard for on-the-go discoveries, outdoor or indoor.
Our kids are playing less than any previous generation. Open ended play and unstructured time are being reduced inside and outside school, and our children are spending huge amounts of time on video games and other media. As a result, our kids are not developing critical 21st century skills such as collaboration, creativity, problem-solving, resilience and empathy, that they will need to succeed as adults in the global economy.It’s a proven
My 13 year old son Evan was a bit dismayed to discover that he would be taking PLTW (Project Lead the Way) Engineering as an elective this Fall at his middle school. He really wanted to take Media/Communications as his elective, and he got it, but his first choice is an “A” period class. He thus was assigned to a 2nd elective, PLTW Engineering. Evan is fairly intelligent and performs