There is just something about flying that captures the imagination of young children. Planes, kites, and rocket ships—all virtually guaranteed to delight and excite. And while they do not soar to the highest heights, there is nothing quite like a paper airplane to .... 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 moves into fall, you and your kids may be spending mor.... 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
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
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
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 ma.... read more
It's a digital world. One might even refer to our current state as "World 2.0." And with all the online hoopla, we've surrendered just about everything to technology. But some things are best left untouched. Sometimes a desk calendar is more effective than a hand-held device.... read more
My kids love things with their names on it. It makes it special, theirs. It makes them feel important, recognized, and gives that stake of ownership kids so crave. What better way to indulge that than through stationary, letters, cards, and other "old-fashioned" niceties?In ki.... read more
When my daughter entered school, we were hit by an avalanche. An avalanche of paper, that is. Every day her folder came home stuffed with advertisements, notices, fundraisers, and more. These daily piles of paper added on top of our burgeoning family inbox.We felt like we were.... read more
Little children are famous for their castles in the air. And for their sand castles and block castles too. The can construct anything out of almost nothing at all, with their imagination filling in the gaps between. Actually, making that imaginative connection seems to cons.... read more
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