Risky Reads: The We-Heart-You Edition

DIY 3D Cards

It’s hard to believe, but a couple of weeks ago The Risky Kids celebrated its second anniversary. I’m so thrilled to see it grow, and I have so much fun writing sharing our adventures with you. We really do heart each and every one of you!

One of my favorite things about this blog is when I come across something and my first thought is, “I have to share this with my readers – they’ll LOVE it!” And that’s why the monthly Risky Reads will always be near and dear to my heart. Not only do I hope to share something with you that you’ll find cool, or interesting, or thought-provoking, I love sharing the good stuff other people are creating all over the internet. So here are a few things I came across recently that I think you’ll enjoy:

Check out Camp H, the very cool design and build camp for girls ages 9-12. The founder of the camp, Emily Pilloton, said, “There aren’t enough spaces for girls to be together as girls doing things that feel audacious.” I couldn’t agree more, and I know Elena would participate in something like this in a heartbeat!

This has made the rounds in some of my playground circles, but I didn’t want you to miss it. Check out what happens when a school ditches the standard playground rules and lets the kids decide what’s okay for themselves. It’s both surprising and inspiring.

Who cares if we’re knee deep in another list of 50 things we should do with our kids? How can we not give 50 Things to Do Before You’re 11 3/4 a go?

I love it when tech merges with play and nature. We’re still stuck in snow and frigid cold, but very soon we’ll be outdoors and checking out these 14 Apps For Your Walk in the Woods.

We’re still up to our math-related shenanigans over at the Bedtime Math Blog. Last month we made good use of our leftover boxes from the holidays to make some fun cardboard rock band-worthy instruments. To celebrate the Super Bowl (but not the final score – so tough for this Peyton Manning fan to handle), I showed Eli a skill every kid needs to master: the mini flick football. And just in time for Valentine’s Day, we used sharp objects and math skills to shower love on our Valentines with DIY 3D cards.

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