Should you sign your child up for a research study at Dalhousie University?

Ever consider participating in one of those research studies for kids at the Early Social Development Labโ€‹ but hesitated because you weren’t sure what it was REALLY all about?

I’ve got the scoop on everything you could ever want to know about how it works, the commitment required, privacy questions, and if they REALLY hook your kid up to machines (spoiler alert, NO!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚). Also another spoiler alert, my kids always have a wonderful time and walk away with a fun prize.

Making Clouds: Weather Experiment Inspired by Frankie MacDonald

This month’s book club is weather related which was a lot of fun for us! Our favourite weather forecaster, Frankie MacDonald, and local author Sarah Sawler worked on this book together. After reading it we were inspired to do a weather experiment by creating a cloud right in our own home. Read on for how to do this simple and fun experiment with your kids AND your chance to win a copy of the book!

Be A Night Detective Evening Scavenger Hunt & Constellation Scratch Art: Itsy Bitsy Nimbus Book Club

Be A Night Detective by Peggy Kochanoff encourages children to explore the natural world around them. It answers all those questions that kids ask us which, let’s be honest, we adults really don’t know the answers to (why don’t lightning bugs get hot like light bulbs? Are shooting stars really stars falling from the sky?). To explore the book further we created a night time Scavenger Hunt and constellation scratch art for the Itsy Bitsy Nimbus Book Club that we’re sharing with you today.

A Harbour Seal in Halifax: Itsy Bitsy Nimbus Book Club

A Harbour Seal in Halifax is our pick for the Itsy Bitsy Nimbus Book Club this month. This book is based on a true story from March 2015 and our virtual book club guide has a science experiment, a seal stuffy, a silly song and snack ideas.

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