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Lauren King

Create memories visiting different museums each year

Katelyn Linder

We read books and get really excited about them. That makes the kids excited too. We try to tie in a real life experience to whatever we are reading about as well! Thanks for the chance!

Karen Hall

There are so many ways! Reading together, watching amazing educational programming, and conversations while exploring the world together. Thank goodness for Google because I learn so much from the questions my kids ask! This show looks amazing thank you for the chance!

Kelly McDonald

We read books and make frequent trips to the museum!

Audrey Pratt

My youngest son is obsessed with Dino's! Would be a joy to take all three of my boys to see!

Kristy Preli

We read lots of books and visit local museums to learn about natural history! We also spend lots of time outside enjoying nature!

Suzanna Hubbard

Nature scavenger walk...bonus if you know locations with remnants of past civilizations..I.e. Arrow heads..old structures

Christina Fleming

We explore museums and national parks - completing the junior ranger programs and taking pictures as evidence.

Kelly Charest

We visit museums or places such as Historic Deerfield that offer hands on learning which makes it easier for the younger kids to learn and retain, plus it’s fun for all.


Reading books and going to the museum to explore in person!

Kristie steirer

We go to different museums and talk about what we see. He asks lots of questions so that's always good!

Amy Tedesco

We get outside as much as possible and look for different animals/bugs, etc then read and learn more about them


There are so many ways to foster curiosity and a love for natural history in our children. I think the biggest way is to help them experience it in the most authentic way possible. Bring them places, get outside, get dirty, touch, feel, and smell things. Show a curiosity yourself and your children will follow. Reading and technology is great to supplement but nothing is more amazing than submersing yourselves in it.


As a newly Christian family, I feel that we inspire a love of natural history by taking a deeper walk into our faith. Teaching our children how God created the land and the animals (including the dinosaurs). This prompts much discussion and continual questions. Thank you for such an exciting opportunity.

Sarah Mancini

By sharing the experience of all our wonderful museums we have in the are!

Julie Nolet

Visit Beneski Museum of Natural History or head down to the Springfield Museums.


We visit local museums and read books. I can’t wait to some day go to the Museum of Natural History in NY. I loved going there as a kid!

Sara Plante

I love to bring the kids to museums to look at fossils and animals. The Berkshire Museum is great for that.


Experiencing History first hand has always worked best. Going to Washington DC, visiting Shaker Village, watching a reinactment. Because we took the time to do these things, my daughter has a love for history and knowledge well beyond what is found in a book.

Paige adams

I follow the lead my 2 children set and stay interested in the subject as an adult. Dinosaurs, outer space, insects, plants and animals are all interesting subjects for adults, too! My excitement from learning with them feeds their excitement, and they want to share more and more what they've learned with me.

Jennifer Romero Da Silveira

I started the spark in history by speaking about the history of us, of our family. That led to inquiring minds wanting to know more about other families and other parts of history and has blossomed from there!

Heather Greene

Allow children to experience the wonders of natural science hands-on. Take them to museums to see real artifacts. Get outside and show the different classifications of rocks. Go on pinterest and search for experiments that demonstrate natural history. For example, you can hide fossil toys inside of frozen balls of baking soda and have children use chisels to unveil their fossils from the baking soda.

Jasmin Hampson

We take our children on trips where they are immersed with nature and history. We love to teach our children by showing them new places.


Take them for a hike. Let them feel the natural history around them as you tell them how old the dirt is or that tree was here during the civil war. I found my so to be more engaged and would want to learn more about subjects on his own

Tanya Roman

Reading books, watching tv shows/films & visiting a variety of local museums to get them excited in learning about history & wanting to know more. As well as arts & crafts at home to help them develop their own creativity through their eyes what they are learning will help them to have love & appreciation for natural history.

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Valerie Smart is a average mom trying to raise average kids. She is passionate about unplugged parenting and providing her girls with an old-fashioned childhood full of outdoor play, unstructured time, creative pursuits, and making family time a priority. She is attempting to swim against the tide of hyper competitive parenting that has become the norm today. Comments and suggestions at the413mom@gmail.com. Thanks for visiting!
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