Teach Science Like A Rock Star

Teach Science Like A Rock Star

Lauren Cook Teaching Tips

An elementary science teaching rock star? Not me! You can teach effectively, excite your students, and have fun yourself if you follow these four steps. First, tell a story the kids can relate to. Density seems abstract taken alone as a concept but floating on water, particularly salt water, is something many children have experienced. Tell a story (with conviction!) …

In Honor of our Fur Babies

In Honor of Our Fur Babies… Cat Science Facts

Lauren Cook General

You love them or you hate them. (We happen to be on the love side.) And despite holding court on social media and the internet, that furry creature, the cat, remains elusive. This month we take the attention off our lovable Fuddlebrook Herman Tweed and turn to another of our favorite mammals (read A Family Visit). In honor of our own …

We'll Bring the Training to You!

We’ll Bring Training to You!

Lauren Cook General

Would you like to get more out of your Quirkles/Fuddlebrook curriculum? Do you need quick, effective training on how best to use these materials? Now, thanks to Zoom, the Quirkles developers can easily come to you! We’ll show you how our four premises work together. Tell your story, reinforce with hands on activities, do it early and often, and keep …

Take Time To Laugh

Take Time to Laugh

Lauren Cook Teaching Tips

Let’s face it; sometimes the world around us is just not that funny. In light of current events filled with Covid19, frightening weather, Ukraine, and the usual assortment of political discourse, life can be pretty frightening for a young child. That’s why it is more important than ever that educators take time daily to have a laugh with their students. …

Valentine's Day Candy Hearts

It’s Time for Valentines: Have Fun with Science

Lauren Cook Teaching Tips

Valentine’s Day is upon us. And probably like most of us, you are ready for a little break from the hum-drums of winter. Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity for that, but have you ever wondered how this holiday of love came about? According to many sources, Valentine’s Day began with the Roman festival of Lupercalia, held in mid-February. The …

Summer Time with the Quirkles & Fuddlebrook Series

Have a Quirkles® (or Fuddlebrook) Summer!

Lauren Cook General

It may just be winter, but now’s the time to be thinking about summer. Looking for ideas to spice up your summer programming? The Quirkles® have you covered. Here’s why. Easy to use – You don’t want to spend your summer planning detailed lesson plans? No problem: the Quirkles® have done it for you. All your science and literacy objectives …

Winter Blues... Not Happening! Creative Classroom Activities for Winter

Winter Blues…Not Happening! Creative Classroom Activities for Winter

Lauren Cook General

The Christmas decorations are put away and celebrating the arrival of 2022 is old news. What’s a teacher to do? The winter doldrums have truly set in. This is the time of year that separates the good educators from the great ones. Creative and effective teaching strategies are needed to engage students and keep the winter blues from attacking. While …

Happy Holidays: Quirkles & Fuddlebrook Series

Two Great Holiday Gift Ideas: The Quirkles & Fuddlebrook Series

Lauren Cook General

The gift of learning lasts a long, long time. With these colorful, imaginative books and materials, children build reading readiness skills, vocabulary, and science knowledge. Both the Quirkles and Fuddlebrook Science series offer a great way to create budding young scientists through fun stories and hands-on experiments. Watch the excitement on children’s faces as the encounter science in all sorts of interesting ways. You’ll …