The Power of Play

The Power of Play

In the early months of the pandemic my mom died. For so many reasons, my grieving process was unbearably messy. Simultaneously processing personal loss and managing life amid a world health crisis left me emotionally paralyzed. I was stuck and off balance....
Loving Ways Families Raise Readers

Loving Ways Families Raise Readers

It’s almost a certainty that you’ve heard about the importance of reading aloud to your children. It’s likely that a teacher has required that you read to your child at least 20 minutes every day. Thae importance of Storytime cannot be overstated when it comes to...
Jolabokaflod: Christmas Book Flood

Jolabokaflod: Christmas Book Flood

The holiday season is replete with traditions. How does your family spend time during the holidays? Some families watch their favorite movies, engage in winter events like ice skating or sledding, decorate cookies, and plan family gatherings that bring everybody...
A Note from Evelyn

A Note from Evelyn

Just a quick check-in to let you know that my family is doing great, including Baby Jack. You might recall Jack was admitted to Children’s Hospital earlier this month. Did I tell you what happened with Jack? It turns out that his health problems were a result of...
Telling Family Stories

Telling Family Stories

The work in the Thinkering Lab is inspired by the strength of families. Families have so many strengths that support whole-child learning. Case in point: Storytelling. Research from the last few years has shown how families benefit from sharing personal stories. From...