By Stacy Tornio - 10/09/2020 - 5 minute read
It's peak leaf season right now, so it's the perfect time for kids to head outside and gather the prettiest and most colorful leaves they …
By Trevor Muir - 10/08/2020 - 7 minute read
This teacher and dad explains why it's such a bad idea for parents to do their kid's homework. Learn why he says it can have a negative impact long-term.
By Michael Peyton - 09/30/2020 - 9 minute read
A while back, I had a coworker who constantly clipped his fingernails in the cubicle next to mine. I don’t work in one of those …
By Elizabeth Peyton - 09/15/2020 - 11 minute read
I was a straight-A student. I was the girl who always did my homework, always broke the curve, always went above and beyond. As my …
By Jodi Maurici - 09/10/2020 - 16 minute read
The day our children are born is quite possibly one of the happiest days of our lives. We vow to protect them and keep them …
By Andrea Keith - 09/03/2020 - 3 minute read
Creating a classroom full of independent doers and thinkers is one of the single best practices teachers can do to have a successful school year. …
By Amber Roshay - 08/19/2020 - 8 minute read
Some days you don't have to decide between doing a science experiment and making a snack—you can do both at the same time! My kids …
By Let Grow Staff - 08/07/2020 - 1 minute read
This adulting chart is perfect for teens who are about to be on their own. Give your teen a list of things they should learn how to do.
By Stacy Tornio - 08/06/2020 - 4 minute read
When you learn how to grow air plants with this easy project, you'll see that it's an easy gardening project for adults and kids.
By Tracy Tomasso - 07/15/2020 - 8 minute read
Learning how to tie dye has truly withstood the test of time. This DIY project is great for kids of all ages and is a great lesson in patience and failure.
By Stacy Tornio - 07/09/2020 - 6 minute read
This DIY fairy garden is easy for kids to do on their own. You just need a birdbath, plants, and DIY fairy furniture you make out of sticks.
By Erica Higgs - 07/02/2020 - 5 minute read
Abby has been hiking since 18 months, and she'll soon hit 500 miles. See how this hiking challenge has brought her confidence and independence.
By Jill Staake - 06/05/2020 - 8 minute read
If you and your family love the great outdoors, or if you're looking for ways to get your kids interested in the flora and fauna …
By Linda Freund - 05/15/2020 - 10 minute read
Imaginary play is awesome. And stop-motion animation can take this kind of world-building activity to the next level. How do I know? Our six-year-old son, …
By Jill Staake - 05/05/2020 - 8 minute read
It seems like those little silica gel packets come with just about everything you buy these days: medications, electronics, clothing, and more. They always have …
By Let Grow Staff - 04/08/2020 - 1 minute read
Paper airplanes are filled with hands-on learning opportunities. They make great science experiments for kids as they figure out the best way to construct a …
By Stacy Tornio - 04/03/2020 - 9 minute read
“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” This famous quote by Audrey Hepburn is resonating with people around the world right now. While …
By Stacy Tornio - 03/30/2020 - 3 minute read
When Ryan Hickman was 3 years old, his dad took him to the local recycling center. They live in California, which offers incentives for turning …
By Katy Anderson - 03/24/2020 - 8 minute read
Learn the value of loose parts play when you just let your kids go and figure it out on their own. All they need in a few parts to get started.
By Trevor Muir - 03/06/2020 - 8 minute read
The other day I was on a work trip in Los Angeles and had to traverse four different interstates, take 10 back roads, and skirt …
By Let Grow Staff - 03/06/2020 - 1 minute read
You can make a neighborhood map with these free templates from Let Grow. These pages include a worksheet, a blank map, and a map with a grid.
By Jodi Maurici - 03/04/2020 - 15 minute read
While teaching a lesson on stress the other day in class, I posed a question to my 7th graders: “Do you think you have more …
By Alex Frost - 02/13/2020 - 10 minute read
Student-led conferences can be a powerful way to get kids involved with their own school experience. Here's how to make them work at your school.
By Stacy Tornio - 02/12/2020 - 4 minute read
Roman's Cooking Corner shows the magic that can happen when you let kids be kids. This toddler reminds us that messy can be a good thing.
By Let Grow Staff - 02/06/2020 - 1 minute read
We want to encourage independence in kids with this free #LetThem printable poster. Get it for free for your home or classroom.
By Let Grow Staff - 01/31/2020 - 2 minute read
You'll have instant access to cake with this mug cake recipe. Kids cake make this recipe completely on their own, and it came from 9-year-old, Lauren.
By Jonathan Hodge - 01/28/2020 - 11 minute read
P.E. class doesn't have to be regimented and structured. Learn how this P.E. teacher used free play to transform his classes.
By Sara Coughlin - 12/27/2019 - 7 minute read
Yes, we can teach our kids how to be independent. But then we have to actually step back and let them put it into practice.
By Michele Hollow - 12/23/2019 - 9 minute read
Learn how to encourage independence and give kids more freedom in special needs parenting.
By Alex Frost - 12/20/2019 - 11 minute read
Build soft skills and find great teachable moments when you're in public with your little one. Here are seven great scenarios.
By Let Grow Staff - 05/11/2018 - 6 minute read
Youth soccer is one of the biggest activities in America, and yet in recent years, participation numbers have been dropping. The New York Times notes …