Thursday, March 1, 2012

Composing with Food

When things are relaxed enough it's always good to get kids to help with food preparation. Feeling those textures, using their hands, eyes (and invariable taste buds) at the same time, seeing changes happening, weighing and measuring.
Here is a little idea of extending food preparation to thinking about patterns and rhythms!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012


So much to talk about when you play with food colouring and water. So much opportunity for experimenting. Here's the video of some fun my 12 year old daughter (and I) had with some blue and yellow food colouring.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Look closely

Here are some pictures to look closely at, find patterns and to talk about what you see with someone.

Can you find the criss cross patterns? Can you see the cat?

Can you see the spiral, the zig zags and the stripes?

These pictures and questions and more are in the book...
Why are the Rocks All Different?
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Meet Mess 'n' Mate

Mess 'n' Mate is a double headed affable green kid monster who is curious and loves to investigate. Here you can find episode one of him/her finding out about bubbles in Jelly Jym....

Jelly Jym uses demonstration, humour, story, animations, observational video, puppets, pretending and singing to do science for little monsters. If you are in a hurry to see episodes 2-5 you can see them at or you can wait for them to come here.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

I want to teach the world... to play with Science

Step One: Be Observent, Step Two: Be Curious


Step One: Be Curious, Step Two: Be Observent