Welcome to the Palo Alto Parent Blog. Here I share whatever interesting materials that I came across while trying to stretches the minds of my elementary school aged kids.
The materials are a mix of Classics, History, STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math), and Chinese. The emphasis is to find things that are both fun and challenging.

The Shakespeare For Kids Series the great. My kids love the pictures drawn by 7-8 year olds on every page, as well as the letters written by the children. They also include the famous quotes. 

We went through Hamlet, I thought the kids might be scared, but they were actually OK (ages 6, 8). 

At some point, I would like to take them to The Shakespeare Festival in Oregon Ashland with the Elizabethan Stage.