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Who Lives Under the Sea? A Marine Biology Primer

Amy Rees - Down by the Shore » All the Oceans Can Teach

It is no small part of the giant wonders of the sea that it's just so, well, giant. Vast. Deep. Full to the point of teeming. And how on earth are we to make sense of any of this for our little ones, who may or may not have ever seen or splashed in an oce...
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Robert McCloskey's Classic Seacoast Stories

Eliza Clark - Down by the Shore » Beach Reading

We all have our favorite seaside or lakeside or poolside spots. And we all have children's book authors whom we hold especially dear. When the two come together, it's the perfect recipe for bedtime reading at the end of a long summer's day. Robert McClosk...
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Going to the Beach? Don't Leave Home Without....

Amy Rees - Down by the Shore » Fun and Learning by the Shore

Packing and unpacking aren't exactly top of our list of favorite ways to spend our days. Except of course if we're headed to the beach.  Say "beach" and we are dragging out that old beat-up bag and shoving stuff into with glee! (We're still not so thri...
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Books About Adventures at Sea

Eliza Clark - Down by the Shore » Beach Reading

There's nothing quite as captivating as a story of adventure on the high seas. So whether you're a confirmed landlubber or a seafaring type with your own tales to tell, be sure to share some of these wonderful yarns with your children. They are some of ou...
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