If we saw an uncontrolled or unplanned fire, the vast majority of would us turn and run in the opposite direction. Those that charge forward and take on what can be an unpredictable beast are brave beyond measure and are just flat out gutsy. Who would do such a thing?Read More
It's a GIRLS CAN! CRATE refresher! We wanted to take a moment to re-introduce ourselves and answer some of the questions or respond to some of the statements we get most often about GIRLS CAN! CRATE because chances are you may have the same thought or query! So, here we go....Read More
Happy birthday to….us! GIRLS CAN! CRATE is 3 years old.
Thank you for 3 years of crates. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, we love what we do and we’re honored that you have allowed us to introduce you and your little ones to some incredible women.Read More
At GIRLS CAN! CRATE, we know the importance of building girls’ confidence and love for math from a young age. Studies show, despite performing just as well as boys in the subject, girls exhibit greater anxiety toward math. This could certainly be one reason girls are less likely to pursue careers with a heavy math focus as they grow. To help overcome this, girls need exposure to relatable role models in math fields (like the women we celebrate at GIRLS CAN! CRATE) and encouragement from grown-ups to pursue the subject.
So, we were super jazzed when we connected with Janice, a local Tucson woman (GIRLS CAN! CRATE is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona), who was about to launch an Indiegogo campaign to grow her company, Page A Day Math. Years ago, when Janice’s daughter was in second grade, she was surprised to learn that she struggled with basic math facts. So, to help her daughter succeed, she created her own program to practice math skills every day - and she saw her daughter’s confidence and abilities grow greatly. Eventually, Janice would become a middle school math teacher. She saw first hand the need for kids to build greater foundational math skills, and how this lack led to frustration, anxiety, and feelings of failure as students grew.
So, being a fearless go-getter, Janice created a solution and designed “Page A Day Math with the Math Squad!” This innovative, incremental math program “introduces new topics while continually building and improving on existing math facts knowledge to improve fluency and to build a strong academic foundation for lifelong learning.” Oh, and it’s also super fun - her animal math squad joins kids as they work through each book, sharing tips, jokes, and letting kids track their own progress to success!
To celebrate the upcoming launch of Page A Day Math’s Indiegogo launch, we’re hosting a giveaway and raffle. Every single person who enters will:
1) Get a FREE download of the first book in the Page A Day Math series of their choice. While each book will build in difficulty after the first, this will give you a good “taste” of how Janice has designed her program.
2) Be entered in a raffle to win your own October GIRLS CAN! CRATE, celebrating The Ambitious Astronomer, Nancy Roman.
Enter your email below for your INSTANT link and code to get your FREE book download and for your chance to win a GIRLS CAN! CRATE (see below for additional rules).
CONTEST RULES: Free book download is available to every entrant after entering a valid email. By entering your email, you “opt in” to GIRLS CAN! CRATE and Page A Day Math’s e-newsletters. You may unsubscribe at any time. The GIRLS CAN! CRATE raffle is available for US residents only and ends Wednesday, September 26th.
Three years ago, we started GIRLS CAN! CRATE with the mission of introducing girls to fearless female role models to show them how much they were capable of. In the last 6 months, we've been featured as one of the best subscription boxes for kids in…Read More
This month we're celebrating a real-life 'Spider Woman,' Dr. Aimee Lynn Barrion-Dupo, The Inquisitive Entomologist…Aimee comes by her love of spiders naturally, her parents were entomologists that also study them. Her undergraduate work focused on derby spiders or wrestling spiders.Read More
A day characterized by BBQs, fireworks, and time with friends and family, we remember our nation's founders and the men who shaped our country and we bring up names like George Washington, Paul Revere, and Thomas Jefferson. But, what about names like Sybil Ludington, Deborah Sampson, or Phillis Wheatley? Women contributed mightily to the path to freedom, and not just on the home front; they worked as spies, alerted Continental troops, placed their name on copies of the Declaration of Independence, and fought for freedom from slavery.Read More
I just love to cook. It's one of my greatest passions. I get giddy just thinking about it. I love the whole process -- the deciding what to make and what needs to be gathered in order to make it, the preparation and when finished, getting to enjoy it myself or giving it away so others can enjoy it, too. It really does delight the soul!Read More
If you can dream it, you can be it. That's the message behind the awesome new children's book, RAD Girl Revolution, now on Kickstarter!
RAD stands for Rise Above Doubt and Reach Any Dream. The book will feature 30 inspiring storybook-style photos of real little girls in fields typically under-represented by women, along with a rhyming verse describing each career. The book includes occupations such as Scientist, Judge, Artist, Astronaut, Doctor, Pilot, Journalist, Director, Chef, Author, CEO, Engineer, Paleontologist, President, and many more.
Rad Girl Revolution will be a hardcover (10x8") children's book for kids ages 3-7 that empowers young girls and encourages gender equal mindsets in young boys. There are many empowering children's books that are suited for girls 7 and up, but RAD Girl Revolution will appeal to a younger audience. Gender stereotypes are set in children as early as age 6, so it is crucial to expose them to empowering books and reach them during the critical developmental ages of 3-7 years old.
We at GIRLS CAN! CRATE are so excited to partner with RAD Girl Revolution and the fantastic Princess Awesome to bring you a giveaway that honors little girls' BIG dreams!
The Princess Awesome "Fleur-de-Liftoff" Rockets Twirly Play Dress features hot pink rockets, curly contrails, and other dainty details on a dress that is both SUPER fun and wonderfully practical with hidden pockets for storing space treasures! Isn't is seriously awesome?! Our GIRLS CAN! CRATE Mae Jemison crate, The Audacious Astronaut, features a 20-page GIRLS CAN! Activity Book telling Mae's story and everything you need to create your own solar system, build your own science blasting-off rockets, and experience fun ways to explore gravity & get thinking! Combine the Princess Awesome rockets dress, our GIRLS CAN! CRATE astronaut crate, and RAD Girl Revolution, and you have one totally awesome, empowering, Out-of-This-World experience! Enter below to WIN them all!
"By second grade, when students (both boys and girls) are asked to draw a scientist, most portray a white male in a lab coat"....here are 4 amazing and fearless female scientists kiddos could draw instead:Read More