What’s going on at Caterpickles?

Between protesting proposed budget cuts to the public school budget,

bike riding,

inspecting local boulders for signs of glacial activity,

"Mommyo, there's streaks on it! I'm sure a glacier moved this one."

hunting for asteroids,

Yes, we know that's not really an asteroid. But this is exactly what asteroids look like in Kitty World.

and the need to document the recent surge in the local worm, bee, robin, nuthatch, daffodil, and crocus populations in the Caterpickles Field Guide, it’s been a busy couple of days for The Five-Year-Old (and me). I’ll tell you all about the most interesting bits of it as soon as I can. I promise.

About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book will focus on science, and how parents without a science degree can answer their curious child's questions without enrolling in a college level refresher course. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Eleven-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, chatting about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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