Countdown to Launch!

The new edition of Fifty Dangerous Things will be launched by NAL/Penguin on May 3, 2011! That means it should be available at your favorite booksellers (both online and in the stores).

Also, we will be launching an updated …

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Last Chance

It’s not too late to get the original edition of Fifty Dangerous Things (you should let your children do). ThinkGeek.com still has books in stock for immediate delivery. Remember these will soon be a collector’s item!

And while …

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Tools for Kids

People are always asking us what tools we recommend for kids. The short answer is that we recommend real tools, and the ones you have are the best ones to teach them to use. But not everyone has a …

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What Autumn Leaves Are For

Topic #28, Climb a Tree, suggests that the proper way to get out of a tree is to climb down – but there’s a lot to be said for this approach:

“That’s not safe! How do they know there …

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#48 – Explode a Bottle in the Freezer

In the category of “finding the silver lining”, our pal (and recent guest contributer), Deb Nies turned her freezer disaster into a laboratory for scientific exploration.
Kitchen Adventure

Following the inadvertent bottle break, we hypothesized why the bottle broke where it

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The Roof is Interesting

Topic #19 – Stand on the Roof

Up on the Roof

I think Kevin is on to something when he says “I had fun knowing they were learning science.” Doing something adventurous creates a context where kids experience a heightened awareness, and the …

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A Space to Tinker, A Place to Think

Aiden has a new workshop:

For a child to have a place where they can go and tinker with things on their own, well, it’s a rare thing these days. Working away, responsibly and quietly by yourself, for hours …

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New Adventures, New Contributors

It’s the time of year when Tinkering School takes over my life completely. Keep an eye on our blog, we’ll be doing daily updates of the projects we’re working on, starting Monday.


Isaac and takes the hang glider

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Beyond the Book – #50.1 Backyard Pond

Over at Granola in a Different Bowl, they’re inventing new topics – and we wholeheartedly approve! Kev and his crew have built an amazing pond in their backyard. Walking the plank across the pond has become a family habit …

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No Big Deal – The Martineau Family Takes Apart a Waffle Iron

#34 – Deconstruct an Appliance
Fun for the whole family doesn’t have to be a big production. Brad Martineau and his gang of adorable kids while away a Sunday afternoon deconstructing a waffle iron.

There are mysteries hidden …

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