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
There's nothing like the first days of spring. Driving down the road, your eyes catch a glimpse of beautiful pink blossoms emerging from a naked tree. You step out of your front door and are greeted by cool, clean comforting air as you inhale and breathe in the intoxicating sw.... read more
Just as the leaves are quietly unfurling, and the flowers raising their lovely heads, so Easter is creeping up on us. It’s a wonderful chance to welcome spring, and celebrate the renewal of the natural world.For small children, Easter is all about the eggs and the bunnies..... read more
Young kids are notorious for asking a lot of questions. “Why do we need to breathe?” was a recent inquiry from my daughter. She asked as though breathing was this incredibly burdensome activity I was forcing upon her akin to picking up a roomful toys. “I.... read more
Marie LeBaron is the founder of the wonderful craft site Make and Takes, and if you haven't visited her site, you absolutely should. It is chock full of creative projects that are perfect for little hands and big hands, even those that aren't so crafty. She has graciously ag.... read more
Now that spring is here, leave the pencils at home, grab a piece of chalk, and head to sidewalk. There is a blank canvas waiting to be drawn upon. Or, better yet, head outside with jumbo sidewalk chalk like the ones from Crayola. These large sticks come in an array of colors a.... read more
Under the Egg by Laura Marx FitzgeraldReviewed by Eliza Clark A precious artwork of mysterious provenance; a narrator who has had to grow up before her time; New York City and its glorious cultural institutions as setting... does any of this sound familiar? If you’re nodd.... read more
Music and the silver screen go hand in hand. They are linked together to create a complete, fully textured and emotional experience. A musical soundtrack is essential in establishing the mood and film's personality, foreshadowing events to come, creating tension and exc.... read more
Ask any writer for their number one piece of advice to aspiring writers and I bet most of them would give you one word: read. Good writers are good readers, and even if your little writer already loves to read, you can still encourage them to read across the genres of children.... read more
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