A few months ago, we talked about using the garden to introduce life cycles to your kids. That is just the beginning. There is so much more kids can learn about science while they are getting their hands dirty in the garden! Sprouting Seeds The hardest part about sprouti.... read more
Many small children have a favorite story: the story of where they came from. Each child's birth is a magnificent and mysterious story. So it seems only natural that many kids also are drawn to other stories of origin, including mythology.My favorite Greek myth as a child was .... read more
There is just something about flying that captures the imagination of young children. Planes, kites, and rocket ships—all virtually guaranteed to delight and excite. And while they do not soar to the highest heights, there is nothing quite like a paper airplane to .... read more
iPhones. Texting. Instagram. We've come a long way from being kids in awe over Atari or a dot matrix printer. To our children, many of whom will own a cell phone and comprehend the notion of the QWERTY keyboard by the time they are four years old, technology is all together.... read more
The computer is a magic machine. Those of us who work and communicate and play on one every day certainly think so, but to little kids the magic is truly palpable. Ask to see a picture of a caterpillar, for instance, and presto! Ask for a coloring picture of your favorit.... read more
One Cool Friend by Toni BuzzeoReviewed by Ashley YoungElliot, as we learn on the first page of Toni Buzzeo's One Cool Friend, is a very proper young man. He wears a suit and a bow tie and speaks with impeccable manners. When his dad asks if he wants to go to Family Fun Day a.... read more
Motherhood holds many profound joys, each and every day. The little moments with our kids brim with love and humor, and their presence infuses the mundane with meaning. We know just how lucky we are to have these kids in our lives… and yet, being a mom can also be .... read more
Some people, generally of the teenage or grown-up variety, do need Mother's Day to remind them to show a little bit of extra appreciation for moms. But not our preschoolers! For them, mama is the most special, adored person every day of the year. We know it's true when we hear.... read more
Moms, let's be honest: how much do you look forward to Mother's Day? Does the thought of a wobbly tray of breakfast in bed give you a thrill of anticipation? Does the knowledge that your little ones will soon be presenting you with much labored-over craft projects make you wis.... read more
What's not to love about being a mother? Changing diapers and wiping noses, picking up toys and searching for lost lovies, cooking dinner with a whiny toddler wrapped around your leg, and praying that the bite marks on your neighbor's child don't match up with your child's den.... read more
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