If my eight-year old had to pick a favorite Beatrix Potter book, it would be Jemima Puddleduck, and for my ten-year old, The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin. Whether or not your bedtime rituals include the adventures of Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail, there's a fair chance that Beatrix.... read more
In the classic book The Secret Garden, ten-year old Mary Lennox and her cousin nurse a secret garden back to life and discover happiness and health when the garden blooms and thrives, its pretty flowers attracting all sorts of busy pollinators in the sunshine. Indeed for youn.... read more
At school, my youngest daughter learned how to write and read at age six. For her seventh birthday, I was thrilled to present her with a handwritten birthday card from me that simply said Happy Birthday and her name. She looked at it blankly. "What does it say?" I've written i.... read more
Wouldn't the pea get squished under a hundred mattresses? Would Little Pea get his veggies for dessert if he ate his sweets? Who would be the first person to grow a bowl of peas and declared winner of the yearly contest organized by Thomas Jefferson? Luckily for your childre.... read more
Simple as that, spring arrived on our doorstep and birds started tweeting in the trees at sunrise. Tulips and daffodils are blooming in gardens, and long sleeves will soon give way to short sleeves and flip-flops. After the long dark months of winter, spring makes us feel grea.... read more
The boy who never grew up was born in London's Kensington Gardens in 1902. From the moment author J. M. Barrie penned the famous play, Peter Pan became a symbol of eternal childhood, magical creatures, and wild mischief. No wonder Disney turned the boy into an animated feature.... read more
Ready to play like Madeline? The City of Lights may be one of the most romantic cities to visit in the world with your soul mate, but with kids in tow, it's a completely different game. Forget walking through the cobbled streets of Montmartre after dark, unless you really can'.... read more
Need an easy and quiet way to entertain your little ones? With basic felt squares and a pair of scissors, you can make adorable backgrounds to tell your own stories at home. Whether for nap time, bedtime or just quiet time, these felt story theaters will be perfect to let yo.... read more
Best way to kick the winter blues? Head to the beach and forget about the season. Yes, it's cold outside, but the ocean in winter has a certain soothing quality that leaves you fully relaxed and recharged. If you are lucky to live near a coast, there's certainly a beach near y.... read more
The winter solstice is behind us. Let longer days ring in the New Year! If gingerbread and candy canes smell like the holidays to us, what about the winter and new beginnings? What is your favorite winter smell? Here are a few ideas to enjoy the smells of the season cozily at .... read more
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