Six is the magic number for snow - did you know that? If you had a big magnifier and stepped outside with your children on a cold winter day to watch snow fall from the sky, here is what you might observe - six-sided hexagonal crystals, needles or flat six-sided crystals, and .... read more
Happy Thanksgiving! Just because trees can't talk doesn't mean they won't appreciate a little love on this day where you show appreciation for people in your life. For Thanksgiving, here are five meaningful ways you can make a difference and show your children that nature shou.... read more
There's a reason fairytales and fantasy books are set in nature. Leafy woods, rolling hills, twisted trees, and clear waterways take on a magical dimension when the day ends and long shadows create fanciful shapes around us. With the right story to tell, a few treats to savor .... read more
Darkest Peru, tropical islands, the Himalayas—it used to be that geography was all about faraway and exotic destinations. As intriguing as it can be, getting kids interested in geography can be tough if they can't touch or see anything in real life. Their neighborhood, on th.... read more
My girls have a nonsense theory that leaves change colors in the fall because goblins send dots of colors from rainbows on trees when it rains. Hence the magnificent color displays in New England or other parts of the country where autumn is a feast for the eyes. However the s.... read more
When days are getting shorter and you need a sweater in the morning, forests turn crimson red, chestnut brown and golden yellow. It's time to plan a family trip to your favorite spot! While fall foliage in New England takes the cake in terms of spectacular displays, fall colo.... read more
As soon as my girls started watching feature films, my husband and I decided to create a family tradition that would get us all together around a favorite movie. Thus was born movie night. Every week, the girls would look forward to the one night in the week when they'd be all.... read more
If wizards had their way, we would all be traveling on flying brooms while gorging on Butterbeer and carrying a tiny trunk packed with toads and potions. Fortunately, Muggles know better nowadays, and we can travel the old-fashioned way with our kids. Harry Potter enthusiast.... read more
Looking to fill long summer days in the countryside or at home? All you need is ten busy fingers and a knack for crafts. Knitting is super fun for kids, teaches them a useful skill for life, and enhances their fine motor skills. If they get the hang of it by the time they get .... read more
Camping is fun business whatever your age. Whether your children are outdoor newbies or seasoned little wilderness experts, camping is always exciting. You get to sleep under the stars, wake up with nature, and play outside freely. However for many children, the best part is p.... read more
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