Tangram Puzzles: Make One For Your Kids

Instructor Lisa Ginet explains how to make tangram puzzles, an ancient Chinese game made from seven shapes cut from a square. Over 6500 different arrangements can be made from these seven simple shapes!

Halloween and Animal Fun While Exploring Big, Bigger, and Biggest

Young children are naturally concerned with the idea of “bigger,” perhaps because they are often told that they are “not big enough” for some enticing activity that the older kids are doing. The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll is one of many classic children’s story books for the Halloween season that touch on this…

How “Big” is a Million?

Children like big numbers! Often before they can say all the numbers from one to one hundred reliably, children understand that one hundred is a lot. They quickly learn that one thousand is even more and one million even more than that. Many six-, seven- and eight-year-olds have even heard of "infinity," even if the…