Thinking Kids

Raising Thinking Kids in an Unthinking World

Web Wanderings


A_waterfall_by_George_HayterThe Death of a Vision – Could be Your Greatest Learning Experience

Dave Stelzl blogs and speaks about raising children to be entrepreneurs.  He has carried that teaching into their family’s homeschool.  Recently, his children ran up against new legislation that had the potential to kill a small business they were already running.  Here, he writes about what they learned:  “It’s always interesting, and educational, to talk with someone who oversees a state law on something like this.  As part of the home school learning process, this is the kind of call you want your kids to make – learning to ask the right questions, but also learning how laws are made, and how not to make laws or rules.  It’s also a time to practice having the right response – and learning to be creative rather than just giving up.  As we work through this exercise, some important questions and learning concepts come to mind…”

Raising Kids in a Pornified Culture

Zach Nielsen gives 8 ways to raise your kids in a culture where porn is everywhere.  I was going to highlight my favorite suggestion, but I agree with them all.  You need to read the article.

Answers in Genesis – Online Videos

Did you know that Answers in Genesis has short videos online, ready for your children’s viewing?  I just found them!  They cover everything from animals, the Pharoahs, and where the Ark is to Pilgrim’s Progress and the seasons of the year.

The Book of Judges Infographic

This is kind of a neat infographic on Judges.  I love anything visual that helps the kids (and me) understand the Bible better.

Short, Precious, Irreplaceable — {The Teen Years}

“‘You just WAIT until they are old enough to be really rebellious!’

These were some of the first words I heard from well-meaning folks twenty-two years ago, as I held my bright-eyed, strong-willed little girl in my arms.” – Heidi St. John

Budget Crunching, Freezer Defrosting

Lisa Grace decides to feed a family of six on $100… for a month.  She’s using the food in their pantry and freezer as well.  There are two posts on the blog that follow this one so far – an inventory what they’ve already got, and a meal plan for week 1.  Did I mention that one of the six is a teen boy?

Two Printable Animal Reports

For free printables this week, I found two animal reports for the younger kiddos that you might enjoy.  The first is from The Homeschool ScientistAdventures in Mommydom also offers a free animal report printable, as well as a couple of videos on the amazing platypus, and a few links to Ticia’s favorite science posts for the week (and an online science fair)!

~ Danika Cooley

Danika Cooley is a children’s writer with a love for God’s Word, history, wisdom and small people. Her work has appeared in magazines including Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse, Clubhouse Jr. and Thriving Family; Upper Room Ministries’ Pockets and Devozine; CBH Ministries’ Keys for Kids, and Cobblestone Group’s FACES and Odyssey. Her work also appears in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Mothers and Daughters.

This post is linked to Hip Homeschool Moms, The Better Mom, Raising Arrows , and The Modest Mom Blog.

Author: Danika Cooley

I am a children's writer with a love for God's Word, history, wisdom and small people. You can learn more about my work at It's my desire to see parents raise thinking children, and to assist in discipling children to follow Jesus Christ.

2 thoughts on “Web Wanderings

  1. Looks like some great resources!

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