It's a chilly winter evening. A northern gannet lets out a loud graaak. Swiftly and carefully, a scientist scoops the bird off the surface of the water into a net so that a team of experts can implant a high-tech tag. Scientists will track this seabird and many others to learn its movement patterns over the following years.Find out how scientists are working to ensure clean, renewable offshore wind power won't spell disaster for the millions of seabirds that play a to ensure clean, renewable offshore wind power won't spell disaster for the millions of seabirds that play a critical role in the ocean food web.… read more
Homework can be a stressful affair for everyone involved. Juggling after-school activities, meal prep and housework, it often takes a village to get reading assignments, flashcards and worksheets completed at a decent hour. We've yet to find out how to make schoolwork magically disappear altogether, but we can tip parents off on how to make the situation more manageable. Here's how to create a quiet, supervised and streamlined area where kids can study at home.
After an exhausting month of shopping and planning winter break activities, is there anything more rewarding than the look of wonderment and pure joy on your child's face on Christmas morning? Bright eyes and wide smiles will make all the holiday hustle and bustle worthwhile! In the meantime, here are a few more things to tack onto your to-do list to make Christmas morning a little more magical for you and your family.
The bathroom is where we start and end our day. If it's a fun and welcoming space, morning routines run smoother and bath time is a breeze. Parents don't have to dedicate their single-bathroom home to a youthful theme, but making it appeal to children will engrain the importance of self-care and hygiene at an early age. Here are 10 kid-friendly ideas for decorating a bathroom that everyone will love.
Subscription boxes are the perfect gift for the fun-loving kiddos in your life. With options including everything from science to cooking, kids will love receiving their very own monthly packages filled with fun activities and toys. Don't know which subscription to choose? Read on to discover 12 of our favorites.
We all face the same post-holiday predicament. What are we going to do with those heaping piles of new stuff? The answer is in a New Year refresh we're all motivated to participate in. Enlist the kids' help in cleanup time with these savvy storage products from Houzz.
Adults are due for some much-needed peace and quiet as the Christmas craze fizzles out. To carve out some precious alone time this winter, design a space that will hold your kids' attention for hours a day. It should be a room that bursts with color and piques curiosity with a strategic variety of learning and play toys. To help you create this space we rounded up 10 playroom staples to help kids battle cabin fever while they're holed up inside on snow days.
Selecting an educational toy for children that keeps them engaged can be challenging. With the right tools, you can make the toy shopping experience a lot less stressful.
As you anxiously await the arrival of your little one, satisfy your nesting need by designing a warm and welcoming nursery for your baby to call home. Boasting with soft colors and modern designs, you're sure to have a room cozy enough for some sweet cuddle time.
Summer vacation means one thing: Your yard is about to become a sea of kids' toys that have found a new home in the outdoors. If you're struggling to keep up with the chaos, shop this list of genius finds from Houzz that make staying organized a breeze.
Acquiring all the products needed to care for your children can be expensive and overwhelming. But you can make the experience a lot less stressful for yourself and your family with quality tools and toys that can be used for all your children.
Becoming a mother for the first time can be a bit overwhelming. Thankfully, with the right tools, you can make the experience a lot less stressful for the new mom on your list.
No one wants to have to put together a nursery after the baby is born. Make your newborn feel right at home by preparing baby's first nursery ahead of time. As a mommy-to-be, you have many things on your mind. Have no fear; we're here to help ensure you don't overlook certain products that should be on the nursery checklist. These 10 nursery essentials from Houzz are about to make your life with a little one a whole lot easier just by adding them to your baby's room.
Mastering the art of diapering requires proper instruction, and the right diaper changing accessories. Managing the mess can be downright icky at times, but having the correct sized diaper as well as baby wipes that suit your baby's skin needs, makes all the difference. Be prepared for any and all potential diapering dilemmas—there are sure to be a few—by learning more about your diapering options.
A baby elephant describes his life, family, and everyday activities.
Paperback, America Star Books, 2011, ISBN13 9781451291025, ISBN10 1451291027
Robert Peary vs. Frederick Cook: Race to the North Pole
Library Binding, Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2016, ISBN13 9781482442250, ISBN10 1482442256
CLEOPATRA VS. THE ROMAN EMPIRE - ROXBURGH, ELLIS (9781482442236)
When his family's farm floods, Joe comes to the rescue with the help of two brave shire horses, in the trilogy's final installment...New adventures are in store for Joe and everyone else at the Hidden Horseshoe sanctuary. Joe learns all about plough horses, three new horses arrive at the farm-one of whom might just be Joe's dream horse if he can only learn how to connect with her, and an unexpected flood leads to a daring rescue. Besides which, Joe continues to wonder whether sometimes wishes really do come true. read more
Join Yuri Gagarin on his journey into space This book examines the extraordinary life of the first astronaut in space, from his ea...rly life to his first trip aboard a Russian spacecraft. Discover what the space race was and other developments happening at read more
2015 San Diego Book Award Finalist for a Published Children's Book "Secrets of the Flame"is a delightfully original novel and a he...art-warming story about family, friends, love, and sacrifice. The characters are authentic and enduring as they each gr read more
The Rio Grande Games Race for the Galaxy Rebel Vs. Imperium is the second expansion for Race for the Galaxy. It delves into the gr...owing conflict between the Rebel and Imperium forces, thickening a plot that you will enjoy playing out. This expansion increases player interaction by adding takeover rules that allow players to conquer military worlds in other players' tableaus. This expansion includes new cards and two player-submitted cards. The Race for the Galaxy game allows you to interact with read more
Race to the Moon tells how the United States and Soviet Union competed to put the first human on the Moon, and how NASA's Apollo p...rogram took less than a decade to build the machines needed to get there. Easy-to-read text is packed with sidebar features and illustrated with gorgeous photography depicting technologies, planets, stars, and much more. Each title includes an index and a glossary of terms. read more
Although prejudiced attitudes in the early 1900s prevented African American explorer Mathew Henson from receiving his equal credit..., he and Robert Peary were true partners in the dangerous race to discover the North Pole. Intended for ages 8-14, this book read more
A story of a boy with plans someday to build bridges or design skyscrapers. He decides to pay for his education by building a race...r and winning the Soapbox Derby. Problems, orchestrated by his main adversary, creep into the racer's production. The boy has read more
A retelling of the Cheyenne and Sioux myth about the Great Race, a contest called by the Creator to settle the question whether ma...n or buffalo should have supremacy and thus become the guardians of Creation. read more
Long ago, when the world was still quite new, buffaloes used to eat people. It is true? The hair on their chins is hair of the peo...ple they use to eat...It is Terrible to think about those times... But the Creator saw the people's distress and decreed that a contest be held between all the two-legged and four-legged creatures. Who would win, thundering Buffalo or fleet-footed Man? None of the other animals was fast enough, and before the end, Beaver and Muskrat slipped off into a cool stream, Jack-rabbit hopped off across the plain, and Mole and Gopher tunneled underground (and may still think the race is on). The winner was decided long ago, in Sioux and Cheyenne legend. Buffalo -- who lost -- agreed to give up eating men for dinner, and thanks to the cunning of a single magpie, Man became the guardian of the natural world. read more
Paperback, Capstone Pr Inc, 2006, ISBN13 9780736868976, ISBN10 0736868976
A beginner's guide to wind power and an invitation to experiment with wind and its potential as an energy source. Wind-powered gen...erators are now used worldwide as a reliable source of "green" energy. How does wind create power? What is wind? What scientific characteristics make pinwheels, windmills and wind turbines spin? What makes them turn faster and more efficiently? Will we ever see a day when every home is powered by its own wind generator? This new book answers these critical questions and many more in clear, non-technical language. "Wind Power" provides 20 unique projects for youth that use, adapt and illustrate the power of the wind. Artist Clive Dobson provides a basic scientific understanding of wind power and the ways in which it can be harnessed for vital tasks that require energy. The book encourages young readers to experiment with wind so they can experience the properties of moving air on various windmill shapes and discover through trial and error what makes them effective for toys, artwork, kinetic power and even for generating electricity. This ideal beginner's guide to the power of the wind offers: Real-life examples of wind power from history and current everyday uses 20 projects for all ages and skill levels, from a simple two-blade pinwheel to a sophisticated six-sail windmill to a modern turbine with airfoil blades Clear illustrations and photographs that complement the step-by-step construction instructions Hands-on experience that provides a clear understanding of scientific principles Inspiration for beginners to experiment with wind Reflections on the modern use of wind power in building a sustainable future The creative challenges in this compact book of projects will inspire future generations to become more self-sufficient. read more
Books: Race to the Moon: Level 3: Fluency (Red Rocket Readers: Non-fiction Set B) (Paperback)
Features- When four friends are stuck inside on a rainy day, they think of something really fun to doâ race to the moon They find ...plenty of things in the basement that can help them build their special rocket ship- Everything is going just fine until the children have to decide who will be captain- Just as the argument begins to get a little out of hand, the rain disappears- The friends put the rocket building on hold so that they can go out and play- This short chapter book is full of dialogue and original illustrations that young readers will enjoy- SKU: SHLLE3707 read more