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Lessons in Gingerbread House Construction
12/12/2015

Saturday, Dec. 12 is National Gingerbread House Day, a national celebration paying homage to the tasty brown sugar-molasses-cinnamon-ginger treat, whose sturdy composition makes for great gingerbread house-building. It is believed the original idea for a gingerbread house came from the tale of Hansel and Gretel, who were lured into a…

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Grandparents Day - Free Downloadable
08/26/2014

Grandparents are important to children in so many ways. If you’re lucky enough to have known your grandparents growing up, then you’re likely to agree they are the best. They ALWAYS have patience and are ready to play or offer treats.  Grandparents also have the best stories to tell, and…

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Five Reasons to Explore Sensory Play
07/16/2014

Sensory play is a simple but important concept for teaching children about the world.  We all had our first experience tasting a sour lemon, or holding a cold ice cube.  These are examples of sensory play – using the five senses to investigate your surroundings. Here are five reasons to…

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Upcycle a jewelry box
03/26/2014

It’s easy being green, so jump on the upcycle bandwagon and create affordable keepsakes in celebration of Earth Day! Here’s an easy kid-friendly tutorial to make your own jewelry box using materials you already have on hand.   Supplies: Empty cardboard box (An old gift box is seen here. Using…

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Pretend Play: Make a Microphone
03/24/2014

Pretending to be a teacher, newscaster or singing star is more than just fun for our kids.  Imaginative or pretend play is an important part of a child's educational development.  By trying on different roles, children can expand their vocabulary, practice language skills and build their self esteem. Just like…

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