Monthly Archives: October 2021

Making Social Studies Fun for Kids

Keeping youngsters engaged when teaching some subjects can be difficult. Take social studies, for example: on the face of it there’s a lot of boring historical stuff to get through, and it can be daunting for a young mind whose thoughts are elsewhere. The usual method is just to give the kids a book on the subject and go through it step by step. And that is boring!

The truth is that there’s a lot of interesting content in the social studies area, so how do we make it fun for the kids? That’s what Appletastic Learning thought long and hard about before coming up with their answer to the problem. Let’s have a look at the solution, and at why social studies is an important subject.

The Importance of Social Studies

By incorporating social studies activities into the lessons – rather than simply going over the dull text – the kids get involved and learn by experience. For example, one of the sections of the social studies package involves learning about the three branches of government, and it’s an innovative unit that really does engage the kids.

Once they’ve learned about the three branches they apply for a job! That’s just the start of it, as it’s up to the tutor to review the applications and appoint the candidates. So, you have one kid playing the President, one the Vice President, and so on until the remainder are members of Congress. The idea is that by playing at government the kids enjoy it and learn more – and it really works.

Making History Fun!

Another learning unit covers the Constitution of the United States. Once again this can be presented as a dry and very boring subject, yet it’s one that is important for the younger generations to learn about. By incorporating puzzles and challenges into the learning module Appletastic manages to turn a potentially dull subject into an exciting and valuable one, with the kids once again getting fully immersed in the learning process.

It’s all about bringing a subject to life and giving it more substance than mere words on a page. This way you can keep the class interested and genuinely attentive about various social studies subjects.

Keep the Kids Engaged

It’s not just government and constitution in this teaching package for there are modules that cover the Gold Rush – a great set of lessons that will equip[ the kids with map-reading skills rarely taught these days and give them an insight into an important era of economic development in the US – as well as units covering Colonial Life and the Oregon Trail, which are often omitted from regular social studies teaching.

This is a clever set of lesson plans that enables teachers to actually get young minds interested in the way the country has been founded and formed across the years, and a valuable asset to any educational establishment. If you’re looking for ways to brighten up dull subjects, there is plenty of inspiration to take away from the Appletastic Learning approach.

Benefits of Argan Oil

Argan oil is an interesting thing that you may have seen more and more in skincare and cosmetic lines. What is it and what are the main benefits of using products that use argan oil? That is what we are going to discuss briefly in the following post.

What Actually is it?

First things first, Argan Oil is a curious ingredient that is both high in linoleic and oleic (both omega 6 and omega 9 fatty acids respectively). Why is that important to know? Both those essential fatty acids are great for skin that is prone to acne. Argan oil is derived from Argan tree kernels and is exclusively found in Morocco. The use of Argan oil has been popular throughout the world though, and not just for dealing with acne.

For the rest of the post, we are going to focus on some of the amazing benefits that come from using products containing Argan Oil.

Effective Night Moisturiser

Compared to many other skincare products out there, argan skin care products are a great choice as a moisturiser before bed because argan oil is absorbed quickly and does not leave any oily residue. After you have used an all-natural cleanser, take a single drop of Argan Oil and warm it in the palm of your hand, before applying directly onto your neck and face in a circular motion and then you are good to settle down for the night.

Vitamin E and A from the oil can help to reduce the fine lines around your eyes.


Although you may have been put off making your own exfoliants in the past, they are not as difficult as you make think. Homemade exfoliators are actually less expensive than those you would buy in the store.

If you want to get the benefit of using argan oil as an exfoliant, follow this simple method:

  • Mix a couple of drops of the beneficial oil with a tablespoon of brown sugar in your hand
  • Rub the mixture into your facial skin using a circular motion for at least 2 to 4 minutes
  • Make sure you pay close attention to any areas prone to acne or dryness
  • Finish by rinsing the mixture off with warm water and pat your skin dry.

As you probably know, regular exfoliation can help remove dead skin cells and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. All of this can give you a fresher, younger complexion. Brown sugar makes it easier for the essential nutrients found in argan oil to be absorbed by your skin.

Whole-Body Moisturiser

It’s not just your face that argan oil can be used as a moisturiser, as it will also work well for your whole body. You may already use a very natural and organic moisturiser on your body like coconut oil. By just adding a few drops of argan oil to your preferred food-grade carrier oil, like sesame, sweet almond, jojoba, olive, or coconut, you will instantly get the full benefits of this natural oil. It will be especially great in areas where you have dry patches such as elbows and heels.