Paper is an everyday part of our world. It is a perfectly simple tool to explore with and learn from. It is such an everyday common item that children are not mystified by its presence, so they can really go further with their thinking and problem solving through their play .... read more
Construction paper hearts and decorated shoeboxes. Wobbly first attempts at signing a name, or maybe even just an initial. The joy of opening the cards and reading all of the sweet messages, perhaps eating a few candy hearts along the way. Valentine's Day is a holiday tailo.... read more
There is nothing children, big and small, love more than seeing their artistic masterpieces proudly displayed at home, or adorning their bedroom walls. The grin that accompanies "I made this!!" is priceless. As the weather continues to be extra cold this year, you and your kid.... read more
My daughter's sticker obsession began in the second grade. She was not alone. Indeed, many of the girls in her class were struck with sticker fever around January of that year. She dragged me to our local stationary store and used her allowance and saved birthday money to choo.... read more
Paper is the ultimate inspiration catcher. Possibility, by the ream. When you're four, every sheet of paper is the proverbial blank slate, ready to be filled with your marks, colors, letters, shapes, mind's projection. When you are thirty-four, you're more likely to get all .... read more
If you've got a preschooler in your life, you probably have a lot of art supplies already. Crayons and pencils, stickers, paints, glue and different types of paper: colored paper, blank paper, lined paper, paper for drawing, and paper for painting. But do you have any .... read more
Legend has it that if on February 2nd, the halfway point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox, the groundhog appears from his burrow and sees his shadow, we are in for another six weeks of wintry weather. Shadows have long been weather forecasters, storytellers, we.... read more
Last week, the American Library Association announced the winners of their awards for the best books of the past year. We were excited to see that one of the top honors was given to one of our favorite authors. The 2014 Newberry Medal, awarded annually to the author whose work.... read more
All of us who care about our good green earth are doing our best to cut back on paper. We get ourselves off catalog and junk mail lists, receive electronic bills, and bank online; we email, text, and read the news on the web. With a houseful of children’s paraphernalia, the .... read more
Super Bowl 50 is this Sunday, and history tells us that more than 100 million people will tune in to watch the Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos. We think it's a good bet that your family will be watching, too. Below are a few suggestions for making your Super Bowl .... read more
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