Isn't hearing your children laugh the most exquisite sound? There is no polite hand covering mouth to hide the face that is contorted by laughter. It is so genuine and pure. I love it. Now that my kids are getting older, it is amazing to see them understand humor that is more .... read more
Remember when all it took to make your baby laugh was to put a diaper on your head (a clean one) when you were changing them? A little raspberry on the belly and a kiss to the toes, and they couldn’t stop giggling and gurgling. These days our little gigglers s.... read more
“You’ve got twenty minutes left until Sarah’s babysitter comes to pick her up,” I call into the other room. The girls have finished with their sticker trading and they are casting about for what to do next. “Twenty minutes: what can we do?” I offer paint.... read more
I will never, ever, ever tire of indulging myself with Gyo Fukikawa's illustrations. Her characters and books are such instant sight memories for my childhood. The multicultural kids with their tiny dot eyes and adorable round faces. The little overalls and outfits and animals.... read more
Parents and schools are often looking for ways to get children involved in service projects that will broaden their understanding of the world and help out a good cause at the same time. In the process, we face this question: what can a kid do to make a difference?It turns out.... read more
Want kids to connect with nature? They need to learn to love it first and any of these books will help you to plan your next nature exploration. When nature books are so good that they get made into a feature-length movie or stick with your child's memory through the years, th.... read more
Since its creation in 1970, Earth Day has become an incredible incentive to take action and do something for our planet. It's so popular it's part of our kids' lives as much as any major holiday. Each year, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22, but to make the most of it, jumps.... read more
Did you know Earth Day is now celebrated in over 175 countries and is the third largest celebrated holiday in many of our nation's schools? Although we can and should be celebrating the Earth every day of the year, taking the time to do it ceremoniously and with great intent.... read more
For a kid, it isn't hard to understand that the wind and sun are powerful. After all, they have probably had to chase down a baseball cap caught in a gust of wind or felt the heat of the sun warming their skin. What might be a little hard for them to understand, and for us as .... read more
Our children are our teachers in so many ways, obvious as well as subtle. Their very appearance in our lives immediately certifies us as experts in all sorts of things—and rookie-league amateurs in all kinds of others! Then they go to school, where they come to know facts th.... read more
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