Make every day Earth Day. What does that mean for your family? It may mean you recycle, drive a hybrid car, have a compost, or participate in local cleanups. But you may not be "closing the loop.""Closing the loop" means that you are making a conscious choice to buy products m.... read more
Do your kids love dirt and worms? Are you looking for an eco-friendly family project to celebrate Earth Day? I have the perfect idea for you. Try vermicomposting with your kids. Vermicomposting is the process of using worms to eat your kitchen garbage and turn it into nutrie.... read more
Now that spring is finally here, we’re all itching for a change. We’re putting away winter coats and stepping into colorful spring clothes; we’re abandoning indoor games and spending long afternoons at the playground; some of us (those with energy to spare) may even be .... 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
New York City is a preschooler's paradise. Literally, of course, if you are living or visiting there. And metaphorically, too, if you happen to be engaging in just some armchair travel. Whether he's heard of it or been there or never dreamed of either, your little one will .... read more
All around, the world is blooming. It's like a jungle out there! So lush and green and lovely. It makes even the most non-gardener of non-gardeners feel like watering something—even a meager handful of dirt hosting a sorry excuse for a houseplant will do. And in this stat.... 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
Children like to have choices—this we know. They are much happier to choose apples or raisins for a snack when they know they have a choice between the two.Adults, it turns out, also like to have choices, and in many areas, we do. When it comes to holidays, howeve.... read more
You’re looking forward to Easter, but you’ve got some work ahead of you. Dozens and dozens, hundreds perhaps, of Easter eggs to fill before the big hunt on Sunday.Before you go out and buy a pound of jelly beans, take a moment to think about that mound of cand.... read more
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
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