One of the great things about life with young children is that our kids ground us in the present moment. Our days with them are action-packed, their needs are immediate, and they always want to know what's next. Preparing for Thanksgiving is no different; it just adds a lot o.... read more
We are staring down the long, dark tunnel of another cold, cold winter, but we here at Savvy Source may have found your salvation. Unbored Games by Joshua Glenn and Elizabeth Foy Larsen contains everything you need to combat cabin fever, no matter how long you're stuck insid.... read more
After you and your child mastered (so to speak) the Quick Guide to Architectural Literacy, you can take the things you learned about different styles and the time period when they were popular and try to apply them to buildings in your area—sort of like a history mystery!A q.... read more
When my daughter was about six, she desperately wanted an American Girl doll. After Christmas, we went to pick one out, and she chose Felicity—an easy choice because Felicity has brown hair, like my daughter, and loves horses, also like my daughter. Little did I know that .... read more
Thanksgiving is many things to many people: a welcome long weekend and rest from school and work; a time for extended families to gather from far and near; a major travel period with traffic jams and airport snarls galore; a giant collective cooking project; the Macy's Thanksg.... read more
What can Thanksgiving teach young children, besides the importance of saying thank you and a taste for pumpkin pie? A sense, however fuzzy, of the past. The concrete and, well, edible nature of Thanksgiving makes it an ideal introduction to the notion that as some things chang.... read more
Architecture is the art and science of designing and erecting buildings. It's all around us, any building or house. teaching children a little about architecture, and to pay attention to the buildings around us, is a fun exercise. This is a very short, and very simple, guide t.... read more
What do you do with a child who does her homework sprawled out across the living room floor every night? Or a kid who does his standing at the kitchen counter, and pacing back and forth while trying to work out answers? How about a child who won't sit and read but will focus f.... read more
What child doesn't feel like a misfit now and then? Some have that feeling a lot more than others, it's true, but all children go through phases or have experiences where they feel uncomfortably out of place. Indeed, though painful, feeling like a misfit almost seems like a ne.... read more
At one time or another, we all feel like we are on the outside looking in. At these times, it seems like everyone else just gets something that we seem to have missed. The bad news is your kids are not immune to this feeling. The good news is there are innumerable books out th.... read more
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