What child isn't fascinated with the moon, or twinkling stars and constellations? Or nocturnal owls and bats that take flight at night and fill the dark skies? Nighttime is alluring and mysterious, as there's a whole new world that comes to life when the sun goes down—new si.... read more
Maybe it's around the third birthday that you can talk about it. The parents of a serious sleeper might be ready much sooner, though there are plenty of parents who won't find any charms in the topic until even later. The activities of nighttime animals, we mean. Who can pos.... 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
It's hard to recall a time when recycling was a novelty, a time before the universal recycling symbol—you know, those three bent arrows that form a kind of triangle—became ubiquitous, a time when everyone just threw everything away. But those wasteful days, really, aren't .... read more
Once upon a time, before we were parents, the night was a time for adventures. For moonlit strolls and stargazing from rooftops, for camping out, for parties, for romance, and for friendship.When the babies came, however, the character of our evening hours changed com.... read more
Little kids around are full of creative and artistic energy. It's one of the miraculous things about having them around. If you give your children half a chance, they'll make you some beautiful mini-masterpieces to cherish long after they've moved on to other pursuits.Preschoo.... read more
When you think of night hikes, do you think of crooked witches and monsters? Because you know, that's only in fairytales. Walking in the night with children is a whole different experience that stimulates all senses when everything is quiet and goes to sleep—or wakes up. Thi.... read more
Where do we begin if we want to make good citizens out of our young children? For parents of preschoolers, mere mention of this idea may seem absurdly lofty. We're still mired in the minutiae of picky eating habits, playground supervision and bedtime rituals. Can't the civics.... read more
Cooking and parenting go together. There's really no escaping it. For one thing, most kids are constantly hungry. It's meal after meal, snack after snack, and then more meals to prepare. There are lucky people who enjoy cooking. When they have kids, it's just another chance to.... read more
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