• Summertime is for connection and conversation

    Summertime is a wonderful time to get in some quality time with your kids.  One of the simplest and best ways to connect is good ol’ conversation. Conversation, is not only a great way to get closer with your kids, but it can actually change the biology of your children’s brains.  According to a collaborative study between MIT and Harvard School of Education on the effects of back-and-forth dialogue (also known as conversational turns), found that “conversation drives literacy skills and cognitive development across all socioeconomic levels… It’s a powerful, actionable, and simple tool for all parents to use” and that “the number of conversational turns accounted for differences in…

  • Mission: Grow, Cook, Eat

    Mission: Grow, Cook, Eat! Since you and your family have been enjoying your missions with Wilbur, he and I thought that it would be nice to keep the missions coming.   In spring and summer, we can have some of the best food missions ever!  Not only can we make some tasty food, but we can spend time together outdoors planting and growing our own food like people around the world!   Let’s Salsa! In many Latin American countries like Cuba, Mexico and United States commonwealth of Puerto Rico, many people enjoy their food spicy!  They also enjoy salsa dancing! How about planting a salsa garden? Many salsas are made…