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  • 10 Birthday Parties for Boys

    Blog Posts - Spaceships and Laser Beams
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    What is colorful, clever and full of fun? These 10 awesome boy birthday parties!
  • Florida Standards Assessments (FSA)
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:39 pm
    With the new Florida Standards Assessments taking place it is time to get the kids pumped up and motivated to take these tests. Watch this video with your class or child to get them inspired. This clever music video was written and sung by Tyler Clark & Brandy Vance, Teachers at IMAGINE SCHOOL AT EVENING ROSE. The song was written to encourage and excite students to achieve and strive for ...
  • Finish the Book Already!

      WriteForKids - Writing Children's Books
    Laura Backes
    14 Mar 2015 | 7:54 pm
    By Laura Backes by Christina Hamlett   Have you ever wondered if the characters in your unfinished novel will ever get so tired of waiting for you to wrap up their story that they just write the rest of it themselves? Real life, alas, has a pesky way of encroaching on the time you need for honing your craft and advancing your writing career. If you’ve ever caught yourself saying, “But there aren’t enough hours in the day,” consider this article your wake-up call. You actually have all the hours you need to keep on schedule with your projects; you simply need to allocate them more…
  • Why you’ll never see a dirty gecko

    Latest Headlines | Science News for Students
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    By knowing how a gecko’s skin works, could self-cleaning, water-repelling, antibacterial clothes be far behind?
  • Introducing the Barracuda™ Intruder Defense System

    School Kids Healthcare Blog
    SKHC Editor
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:23 pm
    The Barracuda™ Intruder Defense System is helping keep classrooms and public buildings safe in the event of an active shooter situation.  The Barracuda™ is a security device that can be installed in a matter of seconds in emergency situations to protect occupants against building intruders. The Barracuda™ Intruder Defense System is available in three configurations to ensure a perfect fit for your door: Barracuda™ Model DSI for Inward Swinging Doors Barracuda™ Model DSO for Outward Swinging Doors Barracuda™ Model DCS for Scissor Action Door Closers The Barracuda™ Intruder…
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  • Florida Standards Assessments (FSA)

    5 Mar 2015 | 7:39 pm
    With the new Florida Standards Assessments taking place it is time to get the kids pumped up and motivated to take these tests. Watch this video with your class or child to get them inspired. This clever music video was written and sung by Tyler Clark & Brandy Vance, Teachers at IMAGINE SCHOOL AT EVENING ROSE. The song was written to encourage and excite students to achieve and strive for ...
  • Barbie Day

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:39 pm
    On this day every year it is time to celebrate the most popular doll in the world! It is Barbie's birthday. You will watch in this video the story of how Barbie came to be, in an exclusive interview with Ruth Handler! Ruth, along with Elliot Handler, her husband and Mattel co-founder, share the paper doll inspiration, design challenges, the initial New York Toy Fair reaction, and how mothers and ...
  • Tell A Fairy Tale Day

    17 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Tell A Fairy Tale DayOnce upon a time..... Get ready to go to a magical land far far away. Gather around a bonfire or create a special space to get cozy and enchant your audience with a fairy tale to celebrate National Tell A Fairy Tale Day. This is not an "official" National holiday but is celebrated every year on February 26th. Whether you read a classic Grimm Tale, Folktales or urban ...
  • Presidents' Day

    9 Feb 2015 | 9:55 pm
    Honoring American Presidents - Presidents' DayPresidents' Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February to honor all past United States Presidents. Until the mid 70's, George Washington's birthday on February 22, was a federal holiday and Lincoln's birthday on February 12, was a holiday in most states. In 1970 congress declared that in order to celebrate all past ...
  • Chinese New Year

    8 Feb 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Chinese Spring Fest 2015The Chinese New Year has been celebrated for more than 4,000 years and is the most important holiday, and longest celebration for families in the West.    Chinese New Year - The First Day of the Great YearChinese New Year is also referred to as the Spring Festival. Every year the date is based on the Chinese lunar calendar that is associated with the Chinese ...
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      WriteForKids - Writing Children's Books

  • Finish the Book Already!

    Laura Backes
    14 Mar 2015 | 7:54 pm
    By Laura Backes by Christina Hamlett   Have you ever wondered if the characters in your unfinished novel will ever get so tired of waiting for you to wrap up their story that they just write the rest of it themselves? Real life, alas, has a pesky way of encroaching on the time you need for honing your craft and advancing your writing career. If you’ve ever caught yourself saying, “But there aren’t enough hours in the day,” consider this article your wake-up call. You actually have all the hours you need to keep on schedule with your projects; you simply need to allocate them more…
  • The Shortcut to Writing Stardom

    Laura Backes
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:23 pm
    By Laura Backes by Laura Backes   Admit it, haven’t you wished that authors could be “discovered” just like old-time movie stars? You’re sitting in a coffee shop, typing away on your laptop, when the woman at the next table taps you on the back.   “Excuse me for bothering you,” she says, “but I’ve been reading over your shoulder and I think what you’re writing is brilliant.” You glance at the business card she hands you: Ellen James, Executive Editor, Big Time Publishing Corp. Your heart skips a beat.   “Call…
  • Ask Writer Alice: Writing Dialogue for Children and Teens

    Laura Backes
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:37 pm
    By Laura Backes In this quick video tutorial, bestselling author Alice Kuipers give her best tips on writing realistic dialogue in books for children and teens.     Alice Kuipers is the author of four young adult novels and a picture book. Her newest novel is The Death of Us from Harper Trophy Canada. See her previous video tutorials on writeforkids, including Making Your Story Original. This is a post from Read the original post: Ask Writer Alice: Writing Dialogue for Children and Teens
  • Here’s One of the Magic Keys of Picture Book Writing

    Jon Bard
    16 Feb 2015 | 10:32 am
    By Jon Bard   Based on 25 years of editing and critiquing thousands of manuscripts, CBI’s own Laura Backes has determined that all beloved picture books have 7 specific things in common, and that incorporating these 7 things into your picture book manuscript will give it a much greater chance of success.   This Wednesday (February 18th) Laura will reveal these 7 magic keys for the first time, and tell exactly how to use this discovery to take your picture book manuscripts to an entirely new level during her all-new Picture Book Blueprint webinar. Today, we have a little…
  • What to Do with Your Crazy Ideas

    Laura Backes
    10 Feb 2015 | 1:39 pm
    By Laura Backes From her Great Ideas Giveaway series of videos, Teresa Funke offers steps to help you test the ideas you worry might be too “crazy” to launch, whether it’s self-publishing your children’s book, launching an innovative website, or marketing your work in a revolutionary way. Discover if those ideas might be genius, after all. To download a PDF transcript of this video, visit:   Visit to learn more about Teresa’s writer’s coaching or to download her most requested tools.
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    School Kids Healthcare Blog

  • Introducing the Barracuda™ Intruder Defense System

    SKHC Editor
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:23 pm
    The Barracuda™ Intruder Defense System is helping keep classrooms and public buildings safe in the event of an active shooter situation.  The Barracuda™ is a security device that can be installed in a matter of seconds in emergency situations to protect occupants against building intruders. The Barracuda™ Intruder Defense System is available in three configurations to ensure a perfect fit for your door: Barracuda™ Model DSI for Inward Swinging Doors Barracuda™ Model DSO for Outward Swinging Doors Barracuda™ Model DCS for Scissor Action Door Closers The Barracuda™ Intruder…
  • Hand Washing 101

    SKHC Editor
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:07 am
    Washing your hands is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.  Did you know that many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water?  If soap and water are not available you can always use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol to clean your hands. So, when exactly should you wash your hands?  Here are some prime examples: Before, during, and after preparing food Before eating food Before and after caring for someone who is sick Before and after treating a cut…
  • What Is Enterovirus-D68 and How Can I Protect My Family?

    SKHC Editor
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is one of more than 100 non-polio enteroviruses. This virus was first identified in California in 1962.  Every year millions of children in the United States catch enteroviruses, usually during summer and fall, however this year hospitals have been seeing more children with severe respiratory illness caused by EV-D68 since mid-August. Infants, children, and teenagers are at higher risk than adults for getting infected and sick with enteroviruses like EV-D68.  Due to their age they have not been exposed to these types of viruses before, and they do not yet have…
  • School Kids Healthcare Announces Addition of CPR RsQ Assist® Device to Product Line

    SKHC Editor
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    Cudahy, WI – September 8, 2014 – School Kids Healthcare (SKHC), a leading distributor of school nurse supplies and health room equipment, announced the addition of CPR RsQ Assist® to its growing line of medical supplies and equipment. FDA-Approved CPR RsQ Assist® Makes It Easier for Anyone to Perform Hands-Only CPR CPR RsQ Assist® is a first-of-its-kind, FDA-approved hands-only chest compression device designed to eliminate the intimidation factor of performing CPR.  This easy-to-use device guides you through the steps of performing effective CPR, and has been shown in independent…
  • School Kids Healthcare Announces Enhancements to Website

    SKHC Editor
    1 May 2014 | 8:18 am
    To create an even greater shopping experience for our customers, enhancements have been made to the School Kids Healthcare website that support responsive design, which allows optimal viewing across a wide range of devices, including smartphones and tablets. Users can easily navigate the site, view larger images, have more video viewing options, and quickly checkout using a variety of handheld devices. “We are extremely pleased to offer our customers more options to save on school nurse supplies and everyday products as well as improving the shopping experience through our website’s…
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    Kids VT - small people, big ideas!, Kids VT

  • Rice and Beans

    Erinn Simon
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    by Erinn Simon As a cook at the Burlington Children's Space, it's my job to make healthy and tasty meals on a tight budget. I do the same for my family of five.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Bow and Arrow Making

    Angela Arsenault
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    by Angela Arsenault The woodshop at the Shelburne Craft School is filled with the scratching sound of planes against wood — that's to be expected. What's surprising is the age of the craftspeople.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Get Out!: A Minimalist Approach

    Sarah Galbraith
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:03 am
    I hear often from other new parents who lament the large amount of gear required to get out with their little kids. Some even think it’s not worth it because packing up everything needed to get themselves and their baby outside requires too great an effort. As a new mom to a four-month-old daughter, I’m here to tell you two things: Number one: It’s worth it.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Home Cookin': Brown-Butter Banana Bread Muffins

    Erinn Simon
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:29 am
    My husband and I have been working on a new baking blog together — I make treats and write the posts; he takes the pictures — so these days I’ve been baking a lot.  I scour baking websites, blogs and cookbooks for inspiration. The other day, I came across an article that listed brown butter as the top way to take your baking to the next level.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Roots and Wings: And Baby Makes 6

    Jessica Lara Ticktin
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:43 am
    Roots and Wings is a follow-up to Jessica Lara Ticktin's blog series On the Fly: Homeschooling Adventures Around the World, in which she chronicled her family's recent four-month international adventure. In this series, she'll explore her family's efforts to incorporate what they learned from their trip into their daily life in Vermont. It’s estimated that only five percent of babies arrive on their due dates.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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    KIDS NEWS - Google News

  • Being Poor Affects Kids' Brains, Study Finds -

    Google Inc.
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:47 pm
    NBCNews.comBeing Poor Affects Kids' Brains, Study FindsNBCNews.comChildren raised in poor households have clear differences in the physical structures of their brains compared to wealthier children, a new study finds. Brain scans of 1,099 children and teenagers in nine major cities shows the poorer kids have less Family Income Could Affect Kids' Brain Structures, Study FindsLive ScienceCan money buy your kids a bigger brain?Los Angeles TimesDo Bigger Family Incomes Mean Bigger Brains for Kids? (blog)all 37 news articles »
  • It Doesn't Matter How Much Time Parents Spend With Their Kids - Smithsonian

    Google Inc.
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:22 am
    Slate Magazine (blog)It Doesn't Matter How Much Time Parents Spend With Their KidsSmithsonianAmerican mothers spend more time with their kids today than they did in the 1960s, partly due to assumptions that the more time parents and kids spend together, the better. But new research could turn that assumption on its head in a big way—as the ...Spending More Time With Your Kids May Have Little Impact on Their Long-Term Slate Magazine (blog)When it Comes to Spending Time With Kids, Quantity Doesn't MatterYahoo ParentingMaking time for kids? Study says quality trumps…
  • Kids' Choice Awards 2015: The best slimes - Entertainment Weekly (blog)

    Google Inc.
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:45 am
    Entertainment Weekly (blog)Kids' Choice Awards 2015: The best slimesEntertainment Weekly (blog)Each year, dozens of prized orange dirigibles are handed out at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards. And, more notably, multiple celebrities are doused with green slime at the Kids' Choice Awards. Everyone knows going into the show that no one is safe Kids' Choice Awards 2015: Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez & Tons of SlimeVarietyWe know you still like watching people get slimed: The Kids' Choice Awards in Washington Post (blog)[RECAP] Nickelodeon's 2015 Annual Kids'…
  • Finally, Some Good News About Kids and Fast Food - TIME

    Google Inc.
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:25 am
    TIMEFinally, Some Good News About Kids and Fast FoodTIMEFast food is rarely the harbinger of good news, but here's some: kids are eating less of it. According to a new report published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, the percentage of kids eating fast food on any given day has dropped, along with the number The Number Of Kids Eating Fast Food Is FallingHuffington PostKids' fast food consumption on the decline: studyNew York Daily NewsAmerican Kids Are Shunning Fast FoodEaterReuters -U.S. News & World Reportall 28 news articles »
  • Science says that parents of successful kids have these 7 things in common - Business Insider

    Google Inc.
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:58 am
    Business InsiderScience says that parents of successful kids have these 7 things in commonBusiness InsiderAnybody who has kids — or hopes to — wants them to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things in the professional world. While there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a and more »
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    Kids News

  • A splishy splashy adventure at The Meadows

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:27 am
    The Rain or Shine themed activity day will be held on April 12 between 11am and 3pm at the shopping centre in Chelmsford outside BHS. Join Jemima Puddle Splosh and her weather forecaster friend Mack In Tosh for a wet, windy, sunny, blustery, scorching, sploshing adventure.
  • Dear Abby: Wife who doesn't enjoy sex got bad wedding day advice

    30 Mar 2015 | 3:11 am
    DEAR ABBY: I've been married more than 20 years and have three children. What I haven't had is a real desire for sex -- nor have I ever had, as far as I know, an orgasm.
  • Pinwheel Project set for April 11 [PHOTO]

    29 Mar 2015 | 10:54 pm
    Sheriff Troy E. Nehls Bob Haenel, Spokesperson For Immediate Release April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, an observance where people across the country come together to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect prevention. Fort Bend County is not immune from this nationwide issue.
  • Father accused of leaving kids home alone so he could play pool

    29 Mar 2015 | 6:50 pm
    A 33-year-old Barrie man returned home to find his kids were safe and sound last night, immediately before he was arrested by officers who were trying to determine who was responsible for his children. Police say they were called to a house on Saturday night, where they found a four-year-old and a seven-year-old child who had been left home alone.
  • Photo of children playing on Vietnam Women's Memorial prompts debate

    29 Mar 2015 | 2:40 pm
    In the photo, the kids are climbing on the statue like it is playground equipment. Munson says the parents came along and asked the kids to get on the statue while they took photos.
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    Kids Blog

  • 8 cool comics we know you’ll love

    25 Mar 2015 | 3:07 pm
    If you’re looking for some epic comic books here’s a bunch we love!   Amelia Rules!: The Whole World’s Crazy by Jimmy Gownley “Meet Amelia Louise McBride. She’s nine years old, a former New Yorker who’s now living in a small town after her parents decided to get divorced, and dealing with everything from being the new kid in school to getting her first kiss. But you know what? She’s got her mom and her aunt Tanner (who happens to be an ex-rock star) and her friends Reggie, Rhonda, and Pajamaman, and everything’s going to be okay. Except, of course,…
  • Top 10 Children’s DVDs for March

    23 Mar 2015 | 3:06 pm
    This month’s best loved Children’s animation and movies, led by the dueling animal tribes of Chima. 1.   Legends of Chima. 2.   My little pony, friendship is magic. 3.    Strawberry Shortcake. 4.    Dino Dan. 5.    Planes 6.    Lego friends. 7.    Frozen 8.    The house of magic 9.    SpongeBob SquarePants. 10.  Dragons
  • Free school holiday activities -don’t miss these!

    17 Mar 2015 | 4:12 pm
    Mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli beach landings by ANZAC forces in 1915 at your local libraries and community centres during the April school holidays. You can discover our ANZAC heritage through enjoyable activities that let you experience life as a solider, or what it was like on the homefront during war time. Explore fascinating stories of WW1. Contact the libraries and community centres below to find out specific activity details. You can find our children’s event listings here.   Ruth Gotlieb Library – Kilbirnie: Wednesday 8th April at 2pm Cummings Park…
  • 8 New Non Fiction for children: Facts and Myths

    16 Mar 2015 | 3:52 pm
    Children‘s book of mythical beasts & magical monsters. This is a very captivating introduction to the wonderful and infamous world of beats and magical monsters that dwell in mythology. This is your chance to read and discover the fantastical tales and amazing worlds that these beasts and monsters inhabit, from Grendel’s attack on Beowulf to Aztec legends and the fall of Atlantis. With epic tales of brave heroes and evil deeds the Children’s Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters unravels the mythical world.     Children’s Book of Philosophy. Dive…
  • Kids Newsletter – March

    12 Mar 2015 | 8:29 pm
    In our March newsletter, new kids’ fiction and non-fiction, plus the most popular DVDs and comics this month, and YOUR reviews! Have a read: Library News You won’t want to miss this week’s free children’s art class! Junior Fiction Save Rafe -Middle School;6, by James Patterson“Middle schooler Rafe Khachadorian faces his greatest challenge yet as he struggles to complete a week-long wilderness survival course to prove to his school administrators that he can succeed”– Provided by publisher. Archie Greene and the Magician’s Secret by D. D EverestArchie Greene has lived with…
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  • Weight Loss Tips To Help You Get The Body You Have Always Dreamed Of

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:24 pm
    Maintaining your weight loss can sometimes feel like you are constantly fighting an uphill battle. It is hard to stay committed when it seems like there are cakes and cookies always around. This article will give you some great tips for keeping your weight loss plan on track when faced with all the dieting “can’t haves”. Green Tea Drink green tea to lose more weight, Green tea boosts the metabolism and adds energy. Drink some each morning prior to workouts. You can make a cauliflower mash instead of mashed potatoes as a healthy alternative. Boil your cauliflower covered with…
  • The Tips That Every Parent Can Learn From

    24 Mar 2015 | 5:07 pm
    Because raising children is a very complex and demanding task, it is important that you learn a variety of raising a child skills and techniques. The greater your knowledge about child development and methods of handling situations as they arise, the more effective your being a parent will be. Think about what you’re teaching your child. Your children need to know that they are able to trust you. When traveling with a small child, try to keep the same bedtime and mealtime routines as you have at home. Traveling with young kids can be stressful on them, particularly when they are…
  • Furniture 101: Buying And Caring For Your Home Furnishings

    21 Mar 2015 | 3:01 pm
    When you purchase a home, you need to fill it with furniture, first. If you are forced to downsize, you usually must trade your larger furniture pieces for smaller pieces. No matter the new pieces you need, you should try reading this article to see what you need before you shop. Always check the inner composition of furniture and don’t be fooled by a pretty surface or veneer. Check bottom to top, inside and out, including drawers. Oftentimes, a thorough inspection will provide you with a good idea of the quality and condition of the furniture. It is possible to determine the quality of…
  • Cooking Can Be A Way To Express Yourself

    18 Mar 2015 | 4:37 am
    Do you like a lot of types of food? Do you find sweets to be irresistible? What about delicious ethnic foods? Are you curious about what to to do make these delicious dishes at home? Get out of dreamland and get into the kitchen! Continue reading this article for tips on how to all types of foods correctly, creating amazing meals as a result! When baking pie or tart crusts, bake them longer than you think you should. The crust should turn a golden color, not simple blonde. This deeper color is evidence that the sugar has caramelized in the crust for added sweetness. Preparation is incredibly…
  • All Natural Solutions For Easy Weight Loss

    15 Mar 2015 | 3:45 am
    Many people think it’s impossible to lose weight. However, this is only the case if you are not educated. Educating yourself about what is required is key. Understanding all there is about weight loss can put you in the best position to succeed. Weight loss will work more for people when they know what is best for them. If you like morning time, you should get up a little earlier so you can workout in the morning. If you are a night person, then do your exercise at night after work. If you dislike getting up, you will not wake up earlier. Weight Loss If you can find enjoyment in your…
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    Woo! Jr. Kids Activities

  • Easter Templates to Print

    Wendy Piersall
    29 Mar 2015 | 1:48 pm
    12 printable Easter and spring shape templates for crafts and other projects. The post Easter Templates to Print appeared first on Woo! Jr. Kids Activities.      
  • Easy Easter Crafts: Easter Finger Puppets

    Wendy Piersall
    29 Mar 2015 | 1:15 pm
    These Easter finger puppets are an extremely adorable and easy to make Easter craft for kids. The post Easy Easter Crafts: Easter Finger Puppets appeared first on Woo! Jr. Kids Activities.      
  • Printable Easter Crafts

    Wendy Piersall
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:12 am
    12 adorable printable Easter crafts for kids and teens, including paper toys, a printable mask and an Easter basket paper model! The post Printable Easter Crafts appeared first on Woo! Jr. Kids Activities.      
  • Printable Easter Bunny and Baby Chick Masks

    Wendy Piersall
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:11 am
    Print a bunny mask and baby chick mask for Easter and spring fun! You can choose one to color yourself, or print out one already colored for you. The post Printable Easter Bunny and Baby Chick Masks appeared first on Woo! Jr. Kids Activities.      
  • Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall Coloring Pages

    Wendy Piersall
    13 Mar 2015 | 8:15 pm
    Tons of winter coloring pages including winter sports, snow and ice, and winter animals, too! The post Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall Coloring Pages appeared first on Woo! Jr. Kids Activities.      
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    Toddler Activities from

  • Wood Art

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Create a wood masterpiece with this art & crafts activity.
  • Walk the Plank

    29 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Teach your toddler how to balance by walking on a piece of wood.
  • Kitchen Helper

    28 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Real jobs are fun for toddlers, who like to help out and show how much they can do with their emerging physical control.
  • Marshmallow Magic

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    The Marshmalow Magic art project demonstrates the contrasts of black and white.
  • Toddler Train

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    This activity helps toddlers learn about their body strength.
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  • Circle Bear

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Preschoolers can make a bear with brown construction paper, white circles, and glue.
  • Finger Puppet

    29 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Easy instructions for making finger puppets with your kids.
  • Playdough Printing

    28 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Preschool-size hands can easily use playdough as a stamp or a printmaking tool.
  • Dipping

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Dying paper towels with food coloring is incredible fun for preschoolers.
  • Felt Storyboards

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Tell a story using pictures instead of words.
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  • Ping-Pong Pinball

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    In this rainy-day game, can your child navigate the maze of holes and get the ping-pong ball to the other side?
  • Buzz Ball

    29 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Keep kids busy with this version of Hot Potato.
  • Rosetta Stones

    28 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    This activity allows children to make secret messages with symbols or shapes.
  • Dots Away

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    This travel game can be as simple or as challenging as you like, and once your kids get started, the distance will disappear.
  • Tabletop Basketball

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    This activity is a fun indoor version of basketball.
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    Doll Diaries

  • Make An Easter Egg Display Plate For Your Dolls

    30 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    Karen here and I have been having so much fun using Pluffy Sculpey Clay to create items for my dolls food and kitchen collections for Easter. Today I wanted to share a fun way to make an Easter Display Plate for your dolls Easter Eggs. To make your own you will need: White or pastel colored Pluffy Sculpey Clay Mini eggs from Micheal’s craft store A toothpick with an Easter design or a toothpick and two matching Easter stickers An oven safe baking sheet A work and bake mat or oven safe paper A craft clay knife A flower mold or shape the “plate” yourself into a 6 petal flower…
  • Welcome Doll Collectors Gallery

    29 Mar 2015 | 9:46 am
    I’d like to introduce you to our newest Doll Diaries site sponsor, Doll Collectors Gallery! You can find a link to their shop on the sidebar and if you look on our coupons page you will find an exclusive coupon code - DOLLDIARIES20 to take 20% off your first purchase. Not only does Doll Collectors Gallery stock items from some of your favorite brands like Madame Alexander, Adora, Sophia’s, The Queen’s Treasures and Springfield, but they also stock quite a few retired American Girl brand items. Stock changes weekly and they have a Deal of the Day, so you definitely want to…
  • Sunday Showcase for March 29

    29 Mar 2015 | 7:02 am
    Good morning doll fans! I hope you have had a great week and by the looks of your dolls’ adventures, you have! Plot twist! I am entering one of my own photos in this week’s Sunday Showcase! I took this photo of Callie out on the deck yesterday and just love how the sunlight reflected off her hair. Anyhow, if you are on Instagram, find this photo – Instagram name is DollDiaries. Like it and leave a comment on the photo in Instagram and we will follow you. We post photos on Instagram that never get posted here, too. From Mya - Here is a picture of Saige last spring. She…
  • Doll Diaries Picks for the Week Ending March 28

    28 Mar 2015 | 6:13 am
    Happy Saturday! I hope you have some fun planned for this weekend! I love Saturday mornings – they feel like such a gift after the hustle and bustle of the week. I have been up for a while and am getting caught up on all my reading. Here are a few of my favorite posts this week: Have you seen the super cute Frozen Yogurt shop that Fun with AG Fan made? She did such a great job on every last detail and the colors are perfect! Go take a look – Make a Doll Frozen Yogurt Shop. I’m sensing a theme here! Or maybe it is just that I know some of you have Spring Break coming up and…
  • Limited Edition Disney Princess Cinderella Bear Review & Giveaway

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:40 pm
    Build-A-Bear provided me with product for my review. However, all opinions stated are my own. The Cinderella hype continues! Build-A-Bear has launched a Limited Edition Disney Princess Cinderella Bear – the first in a series of a special Build-A-Bear Disney Princess line. The Cinderella Bear features deluxe accessories including a ball gown, princess crown, and glass slipper shoes. To add to the enchantment, Cinderella Bear also plays Disney’s iconic song “A Dream is A Wish.” Build-a-Bear sent us one of these very special bears to review and they sent us a second one for us to…
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  • Spring, another year older

    22 Mar 2015 | 3:55 am
     Yes, it's a couple of years old, but I liked it then, and I still do. Seemed like the right day for this.I met the Bishop on the roadAnd much said he and I.'Those breasts are flat and fallen now,Those veins must soon be dry;Live in a heavenly mansion,Not in some foul sty.''Fair and foul are near of kin,And fair needs foul,' I cried.'My friends are gone, but that's a truthNor grave nor bed denied,Learned in bodily lowlinessAnd in the heart's pride.Yeats' Crazy Jane makes sense  in March. This is a hard time of year for mainstream churches. Words fall flat when the earth erupts…
  • Pea planting time (again)

    15 Mar 2015 | 3:05 pm
    The crocuses are back--time to plant peas againPea planting time again.Much has changed, much has stayed the same. Changes at my age are often precipitous, sometimes perilous. I was never one for worshiping change.Yesterday’s rain works its way through to my knees. The earth is pliable (again), and as I work my fingers through the dirt (again), and poke holes in the ground (again), and drop each pea, one by one, into the holes (again). I cover the peas, then get up, a little slower than I did last year, but likely a little faster than I will next year, should grace get me there.A classroom…
  • Pruning pale male panels

    14 Mar 2015 | 6:31 pm
    I'm wrestling with this, and thinking aloud. I'm looking forward to the conversations.If the point of national education conference panels is to exchange thoughts to stretch minds, then what better way to quash that with several representatives of the dominant culture, many who, like the musicians of Bremen, love the sound of their own voices?This is not about the individual qualifications of the folks on the panel--we have keynotes for that. This is about putting together a few bright, thoughtful folks in front of a room of bright, thoughtful folks to see what can develop.Despite our polite…
  • Because Daylight Saving Time

    8 Mar 2015 | 5:29 am
    A day an hour shorter makes for a longer week... "...[T]he shift to Daylight Saving Time (DST) results in a dramatic increase in cyberloafing behavior at the national level."DT Wagner et al, J Appl Psychol. 2012 Sep;97(5):1068-76 A quarter of the world's population will be groggy tomorrow. A few people will die traumatically. Students' test skills will deteriorate. A few more people will die of heart attacks. The stock market may crash.And yet we still do it.Stonehenge timeYou cannot save time.You cannot add an hour of sunshine to your day.You can, though, manipulate human conceits. If…
  • CCSS: Creative, Competent, Social Students

    5 Mar 2015 | 7:21 am
    I teach biology, but teach little about living.You do not need to know anything about mitosis to know how to live.You do not need to know anything about how to live to learn mitosis.Too many of us strive to do whatever it is we must do without a thought to why we do anything the way we do it.It's not learning that matters, it's living. Learning is an evolutionary tool shared by a lot of species better at this living thing than the current version of H. sapiens. Animals who choose to ignore the world around them do not last very long. Humans are no exception.We have fetishized…
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  • Wilbur’s Chocolates

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:50 am
    CP#1’s Girl Scout troop is working towards their commerce badge. To make it fun, the troop leaders organized a trip to Wilbur’s Chocolates in Freeport, where the girls would spend the afternoon learning about chocolate and how it’s made. MP, who is never one to turn down an opportunity for chocolate samples, decided to tag along. Wilbur’s, which is located in an orange farmhouse on Route 1 called “The Pumpkin House,” has been in business since 1983. According to our tour guide, Tom and Catherine Wilbur started out with a retail store. Soon after, Tom began experimenting with…
  • Portland Children’s Film Festival

    23 Mar 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Our family was looking forward to visiting friends in Providence for our first children’s film festival over February break, but the weather didn’t cooperate. While Maine escaped a blizzard, Rhode Island was hit with a big snowstorm and we cancelled the trip. MP was so disappointed. She figured the kids would have to wait until next year for the experience. Then MP received a note from Portland-based mom, Lauri Boxer-Macomber, detailing the city’s upcoming children’s film festival. The event, now in its 4th year, benefits the East End Community School, a K-5 public school in Portland.
  • 100 Days of Real Food (How We Changed the Way We Eat)

    13 Mar 2015 | 1:06 pm
    “The more ingredients in a packaged food, the more highly processed it probably is.” —Michael Pollan In January, MP was browsing the new books at our library and came across a cookbook called 100 Days of Real Food by Lisa Leake. The book caught MP’s interest for a few reasons. Like MP, Lisa is a blogger and mother of two, who enjoys cooking and baking. Lisa began her blog after watching a television interview with In Defense of Food author Michael Pollan. Pollan’s common sense thoughts on highly processed foods inspired Lisa to change her family’s eating habits for the…
  • Cross-Country Skiing and WinterKids

    6 Mar 2015 | 12:16 pm
    CP#1 and #2 are growing up fast. We decided this year they would be ready to try cross-country skiing. Plus if there were ever a winter to embrace the outdoors, this one is it. DP grew up skiing at Carter’s in Oxford, but we decided to try some place closer to home for our first outing. On a bright, 20º Saturday afternoon, we bundled up and traveled to Pineland Farms in New Gloucester. The ski center features expansive trails, ranging in difficulty from beginner to advanced. We rented skis, boots and poles at the farm, and the friendly staff made us feel right at home.
  • What Spring Looks Like

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:38 pm
    This is the time of year in Maine when we could all use a good dose of green. Thankfully, the first day of spring is just around the corner. We can’t wait to walk woodland trails, smell that welcome mix of evergreen and earth, and relish in temperatures above 40º. In the spirit of feeling hopeful, we’re sharing pictures of one of our favorite new hiking spots—Rines Forest in Cumberland. We visited on a spring afternoon and had so much fun playing in the streams, throwing stones, and muddying our boots. To learn more about Rines Forest, visit the Chebeague and Cumberland Land…
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    Playground Confidential

  • 9 must-haves to get through a Canadian winter with baby

    Rebecca Cuneo Keenan
    18 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
    Huge thanks to The Baby Show for sponsoring this post and letting me share all my best Canadian baby advice.  And don’t miss the PROMO CODE at the end! The sun is throwing little slivers of warmth our way, snow banks are shrinking and pedicures are being booked. You can almost smell the spring in the air. Not ... [Read more...]The post 9 must-haves to get through a Canadian winter with baby appeared first on Playground Confidential.
  • 7 ways you can learn from my Easter hunt mistakes

    Rebecca Cuneo Keenan
    13 Mar 2015 | 7:17 am
    Thanks to Cadbury for sponsoring this post and reminding me to get my Easter hunt game on. Believe it or not, we will be emerging from this deep freeze before you know it, ready to celebrate the reawakening of nature and newness of life that is Easter. And we will do that by hiding chocolate eggs that ... [Read more...]The post 7 ways you can learn from my Easter hunt mistakes appeared first on Playground Confidential.
  • I had no idea the Ontario College of Teachers was such a great resource for parents

    Rebecca Cuneo Keenan
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:56 am
    This post is sponsored by the Ontario College of Teachers. Thank you, teachers! On the first day of school, each September, crowds of parents and children gather in the schoolyard. At our school, they shuffle along, peering at class lists taped to the brick wall until they find their child’s name. They breathe a collective ... [Read more...]The post I had no idea the Ontario College of Teachers was such a great resource for parents appeared first on Playground Confidential.
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  • TCH launches CJ Hendrys 50 Foods in 50 Days Gourmet Experience in Melbourne

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The work of an extraordinary artistic talent such as CJ Hendry deserves and demands more than plain white walls for its showcase.   That was the approach The Cool Hunter took right from the beginning with her meticulous hand-drawn art work.   TCH first introduced her in Sydney, Australia, as part of the Art Hunter experience in conjunction with Jaguar.   This was followed by her first solo presentation, a four-day exclusive art and food reception at a private luxury residence in Sydney.   Following that successful sell out debut, TCH has just launched CJ Hendry’s 50…
  • Interactive Floating Flower Garden

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Last November, TeamLab, a Japanese collective of architects, designers, artists, programmers and engineers, installed a large-scale retrospective of its work at the Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo. The two main interactive digital art exhibitions of the retrospective – “Digital Art” that toured the world in 2014, and “Learn and Play! teamLab Future Park” experience park for children – have been so popular at the Miraikan that the show has been extended till May 1, 2015. In addition to the two exhibitions, the…
  • Gold Souk Building, Beverwijk Bazaar - The Netherlands

    18 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Two basic ideas – one gold and one black - result in dramatic impact in the new Gold Souk building at the Beverwijk Bazaar in The Netherlands. Rotterdam-based Liong Lie Architects had the cool opportunity to design a brand new hall for the gold dealers and goldsmiths that offer their wares each weekend at the Goudstraat (Goldstreet) at the Eastern Market of the famous Bazaar.   The designers based the uneven shape of the building on a raw piece of gold. They covered the façade with gold-tinted panels with a triangle pattern. The panels are placed in different orientations so…
  • Humming Puppy Yoga Studio, Prahran, Melbourne

    15 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Humming puppy? That’s quite a kooky name for a luxe Melbourne yoga studio – the humming is a nod to the Arup audio engineer designed sound system that delivers an exquisite hum soundtrack around the yoga studio; the puppy is a nod to the ubiquitous downward dog yoga pose. Clients leave a nondescript inner-city Prahran side street, climb a set of industrial stairs into the studio (known here as a shala) and enter a cocooned space where every detail of the design – custom lighting, soundtrack and interiors is geared towards preparing yogis physically and mentally for their…
  • CJ's Hendry's 50 Foods in 50 Days Series On Hermes Plates

    9 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Solitary confinement, food, high end design, prisoners on death-row, final meals, twenty-four hours, and fifty days. It sounds like the subplot for a quirky action film yet instead it’s actually an artistic collision of the senses, represented through beautiful one-of-a-kind hand drawn art. “50 foods in 50 days” is CJ Hendry’s newest collection and it’s a bold endeavour for an artist who continues to deliver the unexpected. At first glance it is French designer plates and mouth-watering foods. However, the collection is so much more than just an exploration of…
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    Little Food Junction

  • Alice in Wonderland

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:16 am
    ~Alice in Wonderland ~ ( featuring Kids Culinaire- kids culinary event ..truly a very first of its kind ) Spring is the most beautiful season of the year !!Warm bright sun, gorgeous carpet of spring flowers and lush green grass with hovering bees and butterflies  is surely a treat to senses. The cool breeze gives the perfect excuse for even lazying around with your favourite book. Lil one is a big girl now (thats what she likes to be called in std 5.) I…
  • Leps' world

    17 Mar 2015 | 5:31 am
    Go Green ( Crazy over Leprechauns !!) Spring is the season of new beginnings. The trees that had shed all their leaves in the winter frost, come to life again. Vibrant colourful flowers, glossy leaves with butterflies and bees hovering all over the bright hued mustard fields and cool breeze makes everything so lovely. My daughter is enjoying her spring  break these days,besides spending her time playing outdoor games with friends she loves reading loads of storybooks.Few months…
  • Toon bowl

    4 Feb 2015 | 9:02 am
    ~ A bowl of Cartoons !! ~ My daughter is crazy over cartoons. Though the television watching time in my household is restricted to just a couple of hours weekly (and that too  under my supervision) yet her cartoon fever extends its boundaries from television to gadgets and accessories de fancy!! ! Turtle Ninja Green garbanzo beans, red pepper, radish n oliveLike all girls of her age shes a big fan of Barbie, Princesses, Little mermaid and…
  • Republic Day

    24 Jan 2015 | 6:47 pm
    ~ Happy Republic Day ~Welcome Prez Obama Happiness in mind, Faith in  words, Pride in our hearts, Memories in our souls, Lets salute the nation on Republic Day !  26th January is celebrated as Republic Day in India. It was on this day sixty six years back that India became truly sovereign and the constitution came into force. The day is celebrated all over the country with  great enthusiasm and joy. The streets of our national capital - New Delhi wear a majestic tricolor look ,beautifully…
  • Xmas-2

    21 Dec 2014 | 9:12 pm
    ~Merry Christmas-2 ~Christmas is in the air, colorful baubles and beautifully decorated Christmas trees are surely a treat to the eyes!! Local markets and shopping malls have transformed intotiny santa lands with the festive paraphernalia beautifully displayed all over the market place. Its Xmas everywhere !! Chill winds and fog give a perfect excuse to spent the morning indoors and indulge in some  cutie treats for lil ones. A bit of  creativity n food play with some readily available ingredients is perfect to add some…
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    The Kid's Fun Review

  • Enter To Win a $25 Family Dollar Gift Card

    21 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Who would like to win a $25 Family Dollar gift card? I’m excited to say we have another fun giveaway for our readers here at Kid’s Fun Review! We’re giving away a $25 Family Dollar gift card to one lucky winner! The $25 gift card is sponsored by Family Dollar, all opinions are my own.... Continue Reading...The post Enter To Win a $25 Family Dollar Gift Card appeared first on The Kid's Fun Review.
  • American Girl Party Ideas

    21 Mar 2015 | 8:44 pm
    If your child is a fan of all things American Girl Doll, an American Girl themed party might be for you! You can plan your own American Girl themed party easily and inexpensively, you just need to get a little creative. An American Girl themed party is the perfect way to spend a birthday or... Continue Reading...The post American Girl Party Ideas appeared first on The Kid's Fun Review.
  • Fun St. Patrick’s Day Party Ideas for Kids

    3 Mar 2015 | 7:22 pm
    It is that time of year again, when our kids thoughts turn to leprechauns, rainbows, and all things green! If you want to host a St. Patrick’s Day party for kids this year, take a look at these helpful party planning tips below. Below you will find some fun and frugal ideas on how to... Continue Reading...The post Fun St. Patrick’s Day Party Ideas for Kids appeared first on The Kid's Fun Review.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Game Idea For Kids: Leprechaun Nose Race Game

    19 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Are you planning a kid’s St. Patrick’s Day party this year? We have a fun leprechaun game for you! Check out this perfect St. Patrick’s Day game for kids. This Leprechaun Nose Race Game is easy to assemble and so fun to play. Here are the directions so you can play it at your next... Continue Reading...The post St. Patrick’s Day Game Idea For Kids: Leprechaun Nose Race Game appeared first on The Kid's Fun Review.
  • Wizard of Oz Bookmark Craft

    9 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    What could be a m ore fun craft to make than this Wizard of Oz bookmark? It is great for your Oz themed parties or just because, and this bookmark will surely put you in the Wizard of Oz mood. Made from a few simple craft store supplies, this is a craft anyone can make.... Continue Reading...The post Wizard of Oz Bookmark Craft appeared first on The Kid's Fun Review.
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    South Shore Mamas

  • 10 More April Fool’s Pranks for Kids

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:59 pm
    10 cute and silly April Fools Day pranks you can play on your kids.
  • 10 Cute Easter Food Ideas

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:41 pm
    10 sweet, whimsical Easter food creations that are sure to make the kids in your life smile.
  • Easy Weeknight Meals With Just Add Cooking!

    24 Mar 2015 | 9:47 am
    This week we got to try out Just Add Cooking - a local meal kit service delivering fresh, healthy meals you can prepare in a half hour. Genius!
  • Spring Cleaning – Photography Style

    20 Mar 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Spring is a great time to prepare your photography gear for the busy seasons ahead! Here are some tips from our guest poster Ladybug Photography on spring cleaning, photography style.
  • Mini Vacation at Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club (Review)

    16 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Over February vacation week, my family took a much needed mini vacation at the Ocean Edge Resort in Brewster.  After seven feet of snow, and umpteen snow days, the idea of swimming in an indoor pool sounded like heaven. Even covered in snow, Ocean Edge was beautiful.  The main building is gorgeous inside and out.  […]
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    Listen & Learn Music

  • {Guitars & Granola Bars} Episode 10

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:51 am
    Today’s podcast episode marks an exciting milestone: we’ve reached episode #10! When I first had the idea for the podcast, I was worried I would have a hard time recruiting guests. But to my happy surprise, I haven’t had to recruit at all — I’ve had a long list of awesome music therapy mamas volunteer themselves. Every week I pick up so many great tips and advice from my guest, and this week is no exception. Amy Schaack is a business owner like myself, but she is a few steps ahead of me. Not only has she kept her business going and GROWING despite taking time off…
  • We’re Gonna Wave

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:26 am
    I’m really lucky that my colleague Katey is crafty, because when it comes to anything involving sewing, I certainly am not. She volunteered to make ribbon streamers for the most recent session of our early childhood classes, and I did my part by coming up with a song for them. This is a simple song with a repetitive, familiar melody, because the focus is on movement and following directions. Each verse features a different way to manipulate the streamers, and it is so much fun to see our kiddos get creative with their interpretation of each. They also help come up with additional…
  • The Miracle Morning

    25 Mar 2015 | 8:41 am
    For most of my adult life, I’ve been a morning person. Up until my son was born, I started every weekday with a workout, followed by coffee and a couple solid hours of productive work. I loved my morning routine, and I really did try to get back into it post-baby. But the lack of sleep that first year (thanks to said baby!) made it nearly impossible, and I fell into the habit of sleeping until he woke up. However, recently I’ve been setting my alarm and taking advantage of those early morning hours while the house is still quiet. My son is a wonderful sleeper now, and since baby…
  • Clean Up Time

    23 Mar 2015 | 4:15 am
    The concept of “cleaning up” was introduced to my son Parker when he was a little over a year old. At the end of Funshop, the weekly mommy & me playgroup we attend, they play the classic “Clean Up” song (courtesy of Barney, the big purple dinosaur) and everyone tackles their assigned area. Lucky for me, Parker loved cleaning up — mostly because he loved the song so much. I used this to my advantage at home; every time I started singing the song, he would join in and start picking up whatever mess needed to be picked up. I decided to change things up a bit a…
  • {Guitars & Granola Bars} Episode 9

    20 Mar 2015 | 9:52 am
    I have a lot to learn from Christina Stock, my guest on the podcast this week. She has two kids, a music therapy career she loves, an amazing circle of fellow mama friends right in her own neighborhood, and hobbies she shares with her super-supportive husband. But as ideal as her life sounds now, it hasn’t always been that way for Christina. She endured two tough pregnancies as well as bouts with depression and PTSD, and I’m so grateful she was willing to open up and talk about those experiences with me. Christina shares not only her journey through perinatal depression and…
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    Artful Adventures

  • New Charity Partnership

    17 Mar 2015 | 6:22 am
    Here at Artful Kids, we firmly believe that art and creativity should be a part of every child’s life. To this end, I am pleased to announce that we have teamed up with The Young Gallery in Scotland,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Fingerpainting with a Difference!

    1 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    As you may know, we always believe in test-driving as many items as possible which we feature in the Artful Kids store, and while Artful Kids is not intended to be a children’s art supplies... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • New Colourful Gallery Wall

    21 Feb 2015 | 1:06 pm
    We’re currently planning some decorating at home, so I’ve been busy getting samples of paint and trying them on the walls. Looking in the garage I find I have dozens of these sample pots... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Creative QR Codes

    8 Feb 2015 | 2:52 am
    I’ve been adding QR codes recently to some of our business stationery and marketing materials, and being struck by their creative potential for hidden ‘secret’ messages and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • New Expanded Children’s Wall Art Department

    14 Jan 2015 | 2:54 am
    One of my main goals during 2014 was to expand the Children’s Wall Art section of the Artful Kids store. So much of the artwork generally made available for children is somewhat uninspiring, so... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Spanish Playground

  • Spanish Conversation Questions for Easter

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:43 am
    Enjoying the company of friends and family is the best part of a holiday. If you are celebrating Easter or having another gathering this spring, you can add fun to the occasion with simple Spanish conversation questions. You will find a printable set of questions below. These Spanish conversation questions are at all different levels. I made them with an Easter gathering in mind; to be put into plastic eggs and added to an Easter table setting, an egg hunt (there will be room for candy too!) or for after-dinner fun. They can be used anywhere family will gather, talk and listen. The questions…
  • Active Spanish for Spring

    25 Mar 2015 | 8:25 am
    It is spring! The activities below get kids moving as they teach language about the season. These suggestions for active Spanish learning are part of the Easy Spanish-Easy Yoga series. You can find more information about the series at the end of the post. Songs with actions combine the power of music and movement. As they sing songs, kids learn vocabulary and structures. Actions reinforce the meaning of the words and help children learn at a deeper level. Try these songs for active Spanish fun. Active Spanish Songs for Spring Los conejos is a song that kids learn in preschool and elementary…
  • 10 Spanish Matching Games with Plastic Eggs

    23 Mar 2015 | 5:25 am
    Plastic eggs are an easy, hands-on way to play Spanish matching games. You can make the activities more effective by using the inside of the egg too. Put a picture or object in the egg to reinforce the language written on the outside. Spanish Matching Games 1. Match initial letter sounds to pictures of objects. Here is a printable of alphabet picture cards with pictures for each letter. You can cut out the pictures and tape them to one half of the egg. Write the letters on the other half. 2. Match uppercase and lowercase letters to practice the letter names in Spanish. You can talk about…
  • Spanish Questions and Answers: Una Preguntita 11

    19 Mar 2015 | 6:51 pm
    Kids love quiz-type Spanish questions and answers. They are useful to have on hand in class or for games at home with kids learning Spanish. I refer to one game as Una Preguntita with students, and that is the name the questions sets have here on Spanish Playground. These Spanish questions and answers also help children learn language skills. With these questions, kids practice: – identifying words they know in different contexts – recognizing word families – recognizing cognates – deriving meaning from context – global listening or reading skills. In other words, they practice…
  • Draw a Spanish Song: Dibujo Rítmico

    17 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    Dibujo rítmico, or rhythmic drawing, is one of the most original language learning ideas I’ve seen in a long time. Cantoalegre shares this marvelous activity on their website Música Libre, where they also have free downloads and other resources related to children’s music. Although these videos were created for native speakers, they are excellent material for second language learners. Dibujo rítmico consists of illustrating lyrics to the rhythm of the music. The Spanish song and the drawing were composed together so that the drawing exactly fits the rhythm and content of the song. This…
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    Inspire My Kids

  • Alex McKelvey – A First Grader’s 600 Acts of Kindness

    Inspire My Kids
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:02 am
    Alex McKelvey is an 8 year old from Washington who has been doing a awful lot of good lately! For the past year, since her grandmother died, she and her family have performed hundreds of acts of kindness! All of this is to honor the life of her grandmother, Linda, a kind person who always put others before herself. Alex’s good deeds have ranged from taping quarters to gumball machines to serving meals to people in need. And she is just getting started. Alex has plans to do thousands more acts of kindness in the future. Check out her inspiring story below: Additional Resources: Check…
  • Great Hero Quotes for Kids

    Michael Stutman
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:33 am
    When you think of the word “hero”, who comes to mind? A firefighter? A soldier? A comic-book crimefighter? Well, these do all fit into the category of hero, but many others do as well. For instance, an animal that rescues its family from a fire is most definitely a hero! So is a volunteer who quietly feeds the homeless at a soup kitchen, or a dad who endures long hours at a hard and frustrating job in order to provide for his family. But here’s the best part about heroes……you can be a hero too, when you stand up for what is right, do what you know you…
  • Never Give Up – Minnesota Girls Basketball Team Shows the Power of Perseverance

    Michael Stutman
    21 Mar 2015 | 8:35 pm
    The Climax-Fisher Knights High School girls basketball team from Minnesota accomplished something that few others teams ever have done. They lost 84 games in a row! That is a lot of losing. During each of those games, though, their coach said they played hard and kept their spirits up. While a few girls quit during that time, most stayed on with the team. And lucky they did. Because it is what they did in the 85th game that made up for all of those losses! Although the Knights were leading in the first part of the game, most of their players fouled out in the second half. That left only their…
  • 2 First Graders Show The World The True Meaning of Friendship

    Michael Stutman
    21 Mar 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Zac Gossage and Vincent Butterfield are first graders and best friends from Missouri. But theirs is no ordinary friendship. After Zac was not feeling well for several weeks, he was found to have Leukemia, the most common form of cancer in children. Each year, nearly 200,000 children around the world are diagnosed with cancer. When Vincent learned of Zac’s illness, he began to think of any way he could help.  First, to help with medical costs, Vincent sold scarves that his family made and raised $200 for his friend. Then, when he learned Zac would be losing his hair due to his…
  • Great Kindness Quotes for Kids

    Maggie Hofstaedter
    20 Mar 2015 | 6:55 pm
    Kindness and caring…two very simple words, but two actions that can change your world and the world around you.   They are qualities that, when you practice them, bring happiness not only to others but back to you as well. Everyday we have many choices to make in the way we treat other people and things.  These little choices add up to big things. They define who we are as a person and our impact on the world. Now here are some great kindness quotes to inspire your actions: “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who…
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    Red Tricycle

  • Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Alfredo

    Veggies Don't Bite
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:07 am
    Fat free, protein, veggie filled and tastes amazing? Meet your new go-to Alfredo sauce! Pour it over pasta or use it in lasagna, this light and creamy sauce, courtesy of Veggies Don’t Bite, goes with just about anything. Serves: Makes about 5 cups Ingredients: 6 large cloves fresh garlic 2 heads cauliflower 1 cup garbanzo beans 1 cup veggie broth (non tomato based) Himalayan pink salt to taste 1 cup fresh basil, sliced into shreds Method: 1. Peel garlic and mix with a splash of veggie broth and some salt. Wrap in tin foil, and/or parchment and roast at 400 degrees for 35-40 minutes…
  • The Mother of Invention: 6 Atlanta Mompreneurs Share Their Mommy Musts

    Phebe Wahl
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    They say that necessity is the mother of invention. And who has more moxie than moms? In honor of Mother’s Day, we polled some of our favorite “mompreneurs” for their mommy musts. These make-it-happen moms navigate the big A with tots in tow, and have built their own businesses to boot. Here’s to all Atlanta moms that are brining up their babes—like a boss! Cam Reynolds As the co-owner of Gramercy Home in Buckhead, Cam Reynolds is all about keeping it chic, even amid chaos. As if running a stylish shop isn’t enough to keep her busy, Reynolds is also mother to three…
  • Atlanta Kids Weekend Events: Apr. 3-5

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:46 am
    This weekend is all about bringing our “A” game to the ATL. Feeling a little agrarian? Don’t miss the farm fair, natural egg dyeing, and a local food fest. Or perhaps your crew is looking for something a little more artsy? Be sure to check out the last weekend of Stellaluna, free Saturdays, and Studio Spring Break activities at the High. And don’t forget that this is the weekend for awesome egg hunts, amazing culinary classes, and adventurous biking. Away we go! Roswell Get Back to Your Roots at the Farm Fair The Back to Your Roots Farm Fair will delight your little agriculturalists…
  • Rosemary Skillet Chicken

    Erin Lem
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Weeknight dinners just got much easier (and quicker) thanks to Marin Mama Cooks who created this simple rosemary skillet chicken that’ll soon become your go-to dinner recipe. The marinade is simple to make and you can even whip it up in the morning before school. The chicken will cook in under 30 minutes but will taste like it’s been roasting in the oven for hours. Ingredients: 2-3 pounds of bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts, thighs or drumsticks (Just get enough chicken for your family here. Jacquelyn usually buys her chicken in pieces rather than by the pound.
  • Bay Area Kids Weekend Events: April 3-5

    Amber Guetebier
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    It’s Easter Weekend and the Bay Area is hopping with egg hunts, bunny brunches, and a whole lot more. And if you’ve gathered all your eggs (it’s okay, they can go in one basket) try a story time in the botanical gardens, a full moon walk in the redwoods, or visit a gallery and make some art. Hop on! San Francisco Eggstravaganza 2015 It wouldn’t be Easter if we didn’t have an egg hunt in the city’s biggest park!  We’re talking about Golden Gate Park of course, and their Spring Eggstravaganza. This annual celebration includes carnival rides, games, egg hunts, live…
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  • What is Work?

    Kinooze Learning
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:48 pm
    Image Credit: Flickr User Tsahi Levent-Levi via CC You sit in the chair and study for hours for the exam the next day. Then you wrap up and run to the couch. You sit and watch television, unwind a bit. Your mum calls you in distress from the kitchen. A heavy flour box is almost falling down on her. You throw your hands up in the air to hold it till your mum is safe. Your hands hurt as you bring them down. Have you been working hard? Or hardly working? Of course, working hard you would say! But according to science it is the latter. You have hardly done any work. Mind boggling, isn’t it?
  • The Next Total Solar Eclipse

    Kinooze Learning
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:44 pm
    Image Credit: Pixabay user OpenClips, via CC Come March 20th and some parts of Earth would be plunged into complete darkness. The lucky winners are who will experience total solar eclipse are Northern Scandinavia and the Faroe Islands. The Isle of Lewis will only get 2% of the sun rays where the main Scotland will receive 6% of the sunlight. UK is not far behind where 80% of the sun gets blocked. This time the total solar eclipse coincides with the vernal equinox on March 20. As the name equinox (equal night) suggests, these are the days when the duration of the day and night is nearly equal…
  • All About The Ocean

    Kinooze Learning
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:27 pm
    Image Credit: Pixabay User nemo, via CC We have explored almost all the land area on Earth, but we yet have to explore the entire oceans that cover almost three-quarters of our Earth. Let us learn some interesting facts about ocean and terms used for the phenomenons related to the oceans. The five oceans that take up three-quarters of the space on the Earth are – The Pacific, The Atlantic, The Indian, The Southern and The Arctic. The biggest of them is the Pacific Ocean. In fact, all the lands can fit into it with room to spare. It is the deepest one too. Are Sea and Ocean same? People…
  • What is Chinese New Year?

    Kinooze Learning
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:24 am
    Image Credit: Flickr User IQRemix, via CC The entire world celebrates the new year on January 1 except the Chinese. Why? Do they not believe in the new year and the new beginnings? No way. Everyone loves new year! It is just that the Chinese celebrate their new year at a different time. They bring in their new year somewhere between January 19 and February 20. Listen to Chinese new year cheer. Why do Chinese celebrate the new year on a different day than the rest of the world? Chinese follow a different Chinese calendar from the rest of the world which uses Gregorian Calendar. The Gregorian…
  • The Ship of The Desert – Camel

    Kinooze Learning
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:33 pm
    Image credit: Flickr User Hisham Binsuwaif, via CC Have you ever tried walking on the sand? Not easy is it? Your feet sink into the sand, making them feel so heavy when you lift them to take a step forward. Now try walking on the sand when it is extremely hot. It is tough, isn’t it? So how do people move around in hot deserts? They move around sitting on the ship of the desert – Camel. Camel is one creature that can move very easily on the sand. Why is it easy for camels to walk on the sand? The natural cushions on his feet enable him to walk in a desert. Each foot has broad flat,…
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    Inspiration Laboratories

  • Easter Egg Reading Game

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    This Easter egg reading game is a fun way to practice reading skills. We used it to practice reading and spelling animal words. Place pictures inside the eggs and you could practice any words you like. Affiliate links are included in this post. Thank you for supporting Inspiration Laboratories. Easter Egg …
  • Baby Animal Matching Game

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Match the babies with their moms in this fun baby animal matching game. Practice fine motor skills and memory skills and inspire some pretend play. Affiliate links are included in this post. Thank you for supporting Inspiration Laboratories. Baby Animal Matching Game We have lots of TOOBS from Safari Ltd. …
  • Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt with Picture Clues

    25 Mar 2015 | 3:27 pm
    We’ve done a picture clue scavenger hunt in the past. It was so much fun we wanted to do it again. This Easter egg scavenger hunt has picture clues with words below. The pictures are perfect for toddlers and the words help beginning readers. How awesome! Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt …
  • Chalkboard Spiderweb Eggs that Glow

    23 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Making chalkboard spiderweb eggs is a super fun way to decorate Easter eggs. Make them extra special by using a chalk that glows under a black light. Affiliate links are included in this post. Thanks for supporting Inspiration Laboratories. Chalkboard Spider Web Eggs that Glow Aiden saw chalkboard painted eggs at …
  • Spider-Man Easter Basket

    20 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    This #DisneyEaster shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. I made a Spider-Man Easter basket for Aiden this year. I just know he’ll love it. Spider-Man Easter Basket Each year I make Aiden a special Easter basket filled with non-candy items he’ll love. The basket itself …
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  • How to Make Natural Dye for Painting and Eggs

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:49 pm
      Today I’m sharing my favorite recipes for making homemade DIY all-natural dye for painting and egg decorating. While these dyes take a bit more time than their store-bought cousins, they are easy to make and definitely worth a try. While I have nothing against store-bought egg dye, we’ve been making our own egg dyes for a few years and there are a few benefits to making natural dye: You’ll have the satisfaction of making your own art material The dyes are 100% non-toxic and are, therefore, food-safe. You can eat those eggs with peace of mind. Making your own dye…
  • The Nature Connection | Book Review

    16 Mar 2015 | 7:23 pm
    The Nature Connection by Clare Walker Leslie has been part of our book collection for over a year, and it’s been such a worthwhile book for our nature-deprived family that I thought it was high time to review it here. This book is responsible for getting my kids excited about spending time outdoors, and the activities inside are so well designed that once underway it’s close to impossible to bring them back inside. With Earth Day right around the corner, this book would be an AWESOME gift for nature-loving kids. Let’s take a peek… The Nature Connection Book Review The…
  • Pi Day 2015 | Pi Day Art Project

    11 Mar 2015 | 11:02 am
    Did you know that this is a special year for Pi? What is Pi? Pi is the sixteen letter of the Greek alphabet, and it’s also a symbol used to describe the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, meaning that pi equals the circumference divided by the diameter (π = c/d). The interesting this about pi is that mathematicians who have been working on this number believe that it is infinite, meaning that it’s not the quotient of two integers. In other words, the number pi goes on and on and on, and we don’t know where it ends! So, the number “pi”…
  • Mason Jar Shadow Drawing Prompt

    10 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    After we made a Mason Jar Solar Light, we noticed that our non-frosted mason jar lantern created a loopy, squiggly, and sharp pattern of shadows when illuminated on the table. To turn this into an art activity, we added a few supplies (a piece of paper and pencil) and played around with this fun and creative shadow drawing prompt. Care to join us? Drawing Prompt: Capturing Shadows Supplies for Shadow Drawing Prompt If you don’t already have a solar light mason jar, you’ll need these supplies: Note: This post includes affiliate links Wide Mouth Mason Jars. These Mason Jars by…
  • Mason Jar Solar Lights for Kids

    10 Mar 2015 | 12:21 am
    This month I’m blogging about science projects for a series of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) posts with a group of my favorite bloggers. More on that in a moment. But first, I’m excited to share our contribution of Mason Jar Solar Lights for Kids, aka Easy and Affordable Night Lights!  This week’s theme is harness, and here’s the definition that I’m going with… To get this going, my kids and I harnessed the sun’s energy and pulled together these quick, functional, affordable, and earth-friendly mason jar solar lights that…
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    Junior Car Designer

  • How To Draw A Hummer H2 SUV

    11 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Hey junior car designers, this time we are going to draw something different. We’ll learn how to draw a Hummer H2 SUV. Of course, start with the wheelbase. Is similar in apparent length to that if a regular car. This doesn’t mean it’s exactly the same but since the tires are bigger on an SUV it looks the same.       Draw the body, with a generous ground clearance. Start to draw the back of the car too.     Now draw the boxy and long cabin. Don’t forget wheels on the far side. The cabin height may appear to be extremely low but it’s actually quite big. This…
  • How To Draw A Pontiac Firebird Muscle Car

    14 Feb 2015 | 1:01 pm
    This tutorial was requested by our friend Justen from uh… He didn’t say but here it is, how to draw a Firebird muscle car. The car is a 1978 Pontiac Firebird in the Trans Am version. I think this is a very cool car. One of the coolest muscle cars ever if you ask me. Let’s beggin then.   The wheelbase in most muscle cars, at least un the old ones, is very long. Learn how to draw a muscle car: Pontiac Firebird   Draw the body now. This car has a small skirt beneath the front bumper. In general, is a low car. Maybe because I drew it from a slightly modified Firebird. Learn how to…
  • A Very Special JCD Friend

    9 Sep 2014 | 11:20 pm
    This is a special post. The following drawings are from our friend Mesut, from Turkey. He´s 11, likes to draw cars (evidently) and dreams of becoming a an automotive designer. Click to view slideshow. He sent his drawing to get some advice and feedback. He´s actually already been given some advice from some big names. Yes! Big Names! How big? Well, really big! Only the likes of  Peter Schreyer, Jason Castriota, Ian Callum, Chris Bangle, Walter de Silva, Ralph V. Gilles, Tom Tjaarda and Luciano Bove. : – O That´s right, you read right! But I also get advice from these dudes all the…
  • Draw A Lamborghini Aventador

    5 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    I know this is “easy car drawing for kids” but this might not be that easy for some of you. This doesn’t mean you can’t draw it, it would just need patience and practice. I’m telling you all this because the Aventador has a very complex design at the front. Lots of straight lines and lots of sharp form details that aren’t very common on most cars. I tried to make it as easy as a could. Okay, let’s learn how to draw a Lamborghini Aventador!!! This is one of the coolest tutorials yet!   The first step is to draw the wheels. Lamborghinis are know to have a long wheelbase, at…
  • How To Draw A Nascar Race Car Step By Step

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Let’s learn how to draw a race car now. This time is a very cool Nascar car. These cars race in big oval tracks with huge banked corners (up to 30 degrees and a little more). It’s very cool to watch on tv and I bet It’s even cooler in person. Begin with the ground-line and the wheelbase.     The second step is to draw the body. Look at how, at the rear, the lower part is a little taller than the rest of the car.     Next up is the cabin. This is a regular shaped cabin, nothing special. This is because they’re supposed to be based on the production car ( the car…
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    it's BABY time!

  • Radio Flyer Pathfinder Wagon Review

    Carol Johnson
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    A wagon is an all-time classic favorite for many reasons. Kids love riding along in them as well as pulling along their toys. Of course, Radio Flyer is a widely recognized name brand when it comes to wagons and they’ve come a long way with many other products (See my Radio Flyer Trike review). With two kiddos and another one on the way, it only made sense to turn to a trusted brand that would last when looking for a wagon they’d get a lot of use from. As the result, I’ve provided this Radio Flyer Pathfinder Wagon review to share how it’s held up to my expectations.The Pathfinder Wagon…
  • Dealing with Separation Anxiety in Children

    Carol Johnson
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    It’s very common for young children to become attached to their parents. In fact, separation anxiety in children is actually a natural part of development. It’s a stage that can be just as difficult for the parent as the child to cope with, but in time this phase will pass.Some children experience separation anxiety before they reach the age of 1 while others may experience it later. Crying, screaming, or clinginess when a parent leaves are typical indications. It can occur simply when you leave the room your baby is in. Not to worry, mom. This normal behavior usually fades in children by…
  • Sassy Bounce Around Activity Center Review

    Carol Johnson
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Let’s face it, there are times when mom could use a helping hand. Babies love to be entertained and sometimes you just need a little extra time to get things done. The Bounce Around Activity Center from Sassy is a wonderful toy that will keep your baby engaged while keeping them safely secured. Activity centers have become widely popular with the dangers and risks that traditional walkers pose, because these are stationary yet allow babies to put support on their legs. Read on to find out more in my Sassy Bounce Around Activity Center Review.Inspire the Senses Bounce Around Activity…
  • Do You Know the Signs of Postpartum Depression

    Carol Johnson
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    When you’re expecting you most likely imagine your life full of joy and bliss as you take on the roll of parenthood. Sure, you know there will be challenges and stress at times, but you also know that you’ve brought a new little person into your life that will make it worthwhile. What you don’t imagine is spending day after day feeling depressed and not knowing why. You could be experiencing signs of postpartum depression and may not even realize it.The truth is postpartum depression is more common than you might think. In fact, 1 in 8 women experience symptoms shortly after giving…
  • Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Learning House Review

    Carol Johnson
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    I’m all about toys that help kids learn and encourage development through play. Fisher-Price toys and baby gear have always been a brand I’ve trusted for quality and durability as you can see from some of my previous reviews. When we got this cute Learning House, naturally I expected I would get my money’s worth out of it. I have not been disappointed. Read further in my Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Learning House review to get the low-down on this interactive toy for toddlers.Laugh & Learn Learning HouseWe bought this for our son for Christmas last year and it’s been a hit with…
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    Party Fun Box - Party Fun Box | Everything for a Kid Theme Party!

  • It's Pencil Day!

    Colleen Butler
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    It's National Pencil Day! Sometime before 1565 a large graphite deposit was found in Cumbria, England... (England had a monopoly on pencil production until a method was found to reconstitute graphite powder.)Since graphite is soft it needed encasement...originally graphite was wrapped in string or sheepskin - around 1560 an Italian Couple Simonio and Lydiana Bernacotti found a way to insert the graphite into a hollowed out Juniper Stick.Later 2 wooden halves were carved and the graphite stick was inserted and the halves were glued together, (how pencils are made today).It was on this date in…
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    Colleen Butler
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:30 am
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    Colleen Butler
    22 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    We have new Printables in our Free Printables Section! 
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  • Let’s Play Life is Strange: Episode 2.3: Difficult Decisions

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:19 am
    Let's Play Life is Strange: Episode 2.3: Difficult Decisions In this third and final (and harrowing) part of our Episode 2 Let's Play, Life is Strange again doesn't pull any punches. The game's already explored some of the deeper and darker aspects of… From: FamilyGamerTV Views: 2 0 ratings Time: 45:48 More in Gaming from Uploads by FamilyGamerTV via IFTTT The post Let’s Play Life is Strange: Episode 2.3: Difficult Decisions appeared first on BoxMash.
  • Let’s Play Life is Strange: Episode 2.3: Difficult Decisions

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:11 am
    In this third and final (and harrowing) part of our Episode 2 Let’s Play, Life is Strange again doesn’t pull any punches. The game’s already explored some of the deeper and darker aspects of teenage life, such as peer pressure, privacy and depression. That all comes to a head in Episode 2′s conclusion, where Max and you – the player – are put in a terrible position. The results page at the end shows what could and couldn’t have been done, and it leaves us wondering what we did wrong. from BoxMash content feed via
  • 2 Minute Guide: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter PS4 (PEGI 18+)

    29 Mar 2015 | 12:19 pm
    2 Minute Guide: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter PS4 (PEGI 18+) Our guide to The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, from what makes this game great to what to watch out for here's the ultimate 2 minute guide. 1. Genre The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a horror… From: FamilyGamerTV Views: 6 0 ratings Time: 03:06 More in Gaming from Uploads by FamilyGamerTV via IFTTT The post 2 Minute Guide: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter PS4 (PEGI 18+) appeared first on BoxMash.
  • 3 Minute Guide: GTA V (PEGI 18)

    29 Mar 2015 | 4:32 am
    3 Minute Guide: GTA V (PEGI 18) Our Guide to GTA V. From what makes it great to what to watch out for. 1. Genre Grand Theft Auto V is an action game in which players can travel around one large location taking part in different… From: FamilyGamerTV Views: 7 2 ratings Time: 03:30 More in Gaming from Uploads by FamilyGamerTV via IFTTT The post 3 Minute Guide: GTA V (PEGI 18) appeared first on BoxMash.
  • Monster High – 2015 Boo York & Freak du Chic

    28 Mar 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Monster High – 2015 Boo York & Freak du Chic Freak du Chic scarnaval line-up: Ghouls get a new look inspired by the dark circus looks. Frankie Stein becomes an illusionist Jinafire Long a fire breather Toralei is a tighrope walker Honey… From: FamilyGamerTV Views: 27 0 ratings Time: 02:54 More in Gaming from Uploads by FamilyGamerTV via IFTTT The post Monster High – 2015 Boo York & Freak du Chic appeared first on BoxMash.
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    Crazy Dad Life

  • CDL 042 – What to Expect in Your First Year of Podcasting

    Jeff Stephens
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:13 pm
    Podcasting is easy right? Wrong. I recently celebrated my first year of podcasting on February 24, 2014. Yeah me!! I’ve learned a tremendous amount over that year. Some good things, and some bad. In this week’s episode I recap my year and let you know what to expect in your first year of podcasting. What [...]The post CDL 042 – What to Expect in Your First Year of Podcasting appeared first on Crazy Dad Life.
  • What Happens When Bad Ideas Escape the Drawing Board – Shuddle

    Jeff Stephens
    7 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
    I like to read I like to read about courageous visionaries that throw caution to the wind and pursue something they are passionate about. I also believe the inherent goal of most entrepreneurs is to solve a need. Sometimes no matter how big the need may be, the solution just isn’t a good idea. [...]The post What Happens When Bad Ideas Escape the Drawing Board – Shuddle appeared first on Crazy Dad Life.
  • CDL 041 – 10 Ways I Suck at Being an Entrepreneur

    Jeff Stephens
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:19 pm
    This Week’s Episode Typically, when I post a new podcast episode I provide enough content that it could be considered a blog post. This week I did it a little different. Earlier today I posted a new blog post called 10 Ways I Suck at Being an Entrepreneur. In this week’s podcast I expand on [...]The post CDL 041 – 10 Ways I Suck at Being an Entrepreneur appeared first on Crazy Dad Life.
  • 10 Ways I Suck at Being an Entrepreneur

    Jeff Stephens
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:39 am
    Am I Really an Entrepreneur? I like to consider myself an entrepreneur. However, this title is somewhat self-appointed. I have never sold a product or service of my own, I have no existing online courses, and I have not profited from any of my ideas (at least outside of my day job). So, why in the [...]The post 10 Ways I Suck at Being an Entrepreneur appeared first on Crazy Dad Life.
  • 18 Short Years

    Jeff Stephens
    14 Feb 2015 | 7:56 pm
    18 years ago today, my life changed. I was a young man fresh out of college starting to find my stride in my new career as a systems engineer. Having a corporate job, wearing a suit, and carrying a briefcase to work everyday was something I had thought about for years. One night after work [...]The post 18 Short Years appeared first on Crazy Dad Life.
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  • Victory Soccer Scores!

    Drew Kristofik
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Soccer has swiftly become one of the top-rated team sports for kids, and soccer programs abound as a result. But how can you tell which soccer program will be the best fit for your child? The Victory Soccer Academy‘s camp … read more The post Victory Soccer Scores! appeared first on KidNimble.
  • What’s the Music-Math Connection?

    Diane Stresing
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:35 am
    The correlation between music and math is well-documented. Got some extra time? You may want to read what scientific journals have written about it. Um, no? Check out our blog for a great video explaining it in just a few … read more The post What’s the Music-Math Connection? appeared first on KidNimble.
  • Get the kids to every activity on time!

    John Russo
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:14 am
    You found some great activities for your kids on KidNimble. Now, how are you going to get them there? The activity starts at 4:00 and you work until 5:30, or it’s at the same time you need to be across town picking up … read more The post Get the kids to every activity on time! appeared first on KidNimble.
  • Virtual Camp Fair!

    John Russo
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:20 am
    #TheresACampForThat We’re using this hashtag to get the word out about the unique programs that are listed on KidNimble! Here are two ways we’re connecting you with amazing programs: Our #TheresACampForThat photo campaign – what kind of camps would your kids … read more The post Virtual Camp Fair! appeared first on KidNimble.
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    Bear & Boo

  • Tips for Cleaning House Before an Event or Travel

    25 Mar 2015 | 11:18 am
    I don’t know about you, but there is nothing I love more than coming home to a clean house after a nice vacation. There’s already plenty of laundry piled up in the suitcase, so the last thing I want to do is clean the house! Another thing I’m not a fan of is scrambling to get everything squeeky clean before guests arrive. I’ll admit, there have been probably dozens of times where I am mopping floors literally up until someone knocks in my door…and its’ stressful. While this is fresh on my mind because we are both going on a short vacay soon AND expecting…
  • Connecting With Your Kids When Life Gets Crazy

    4 Mar 2015 | 5:12 pm
    Let’s face it, sometimes life gets completely crazy, and between school pick-ups/drop-offs, work, running businesses, making meals, or whatever else you may have going on any given day, we sometimes miss little opportunities to connect with our kids and make them feel special. We are very accustomed to these overly-busy days, but we also notice that when there is a lack of enough attention or focus on them, kids tend to get frustrated. This is something that we strongly try to avoid and there are a few things we do to help eliminate our kids from feeling like they are not getting the…
  • Fill Your Kids With Love on Valentine’s Day!

    10 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    Valentine’s is about love (obviously). Sure it’s about romance and relationships, but mostly just about love. You love your little ones to pieces, so why not make it an amazing day for them to be showered with love too? Here are some ways that you can fill your kiddos up with love on Valentine’s Day. Make it a great morning Let your kids (and significant other) start the day of love off right with a fun themed breakfast. You don’t have to go too crazy, but simple pancakes and eggs or even cereal will do the trick. Sprinkle some confetti or conversation hearts all…
  • Do You Have Finicky Toddler?

    4 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am
    Any of us who are parents have likely experienced the independence that a toddler discovers. They love to do anything for themselves that they can, and will try even if they can’t. This includes dressing themselves. I’m sure you’ve either had or seen the kid with the inside-out shirt, mis-matched socks and shoes, and the superhero cape on in the store. There are times we, of course, let this go and let our kids express themselves by the way they dress, but there are other times when we want or need them to dress a certain way. It doesn’t have to be a struggle to dress…
  • Toddler and Preschool Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    Toddler and Preschool Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas We searched for some of our favorite Valentine’s Day gift ideas for your toddlers and preschoolers and are excited to share them with you! 1. Arts and Crafts - One gift that keeps on giving is a subscription to an arts and crafts box like Kiwi Crate. It’s a little pricey, but you can also buy the craft boxes (comes with 2-3 different crafts) individually. Even simple paints or fun crayons and some art paper are great for making memories! How cute are these jumbo heart crayons from LittleDoodlers’ Esty shop? I…
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    24 Mar 2015 | 7:59 am
    Huge thanks to the team at Edge magazine from The JC for featuring our founders’ story in their Spring/Summer 2015... Read More
  • Why we love Scott Dunn

    24 Mar 2015 | 3:13 am
    Sunuva is delighted to announce our partnership with Scott Dunn, the award-winning luxury tour operator. From their knowledgeable team of... Read More
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    23 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Sunuva is delighted to have our 2015 Collection featured in Baby & You magazine, which aims to inform new mums... Read More

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    We’re thrilled to have been featured in the travel segment of Daily Express. Our 2015 collection was commented on as... Read More

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    Charlotte Philby is editor-in-chief of – a magazine ‘for women who happen to be mums’, covering topics from family... Read More
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    Today Box

  • Fact of the Day

    Erika Lowe
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Doctors recommend 60 minutes of physical activity per day for kids ages 5-12. Some suggestions are walking, running, riding your bike, swimming, dancing, playing sports, and more! What are your favorite physical activities to do? The post Fact of the Day appeared first on Today Box.
  • Joke of the Day

    Erika Lowe
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Old Man: What is at the end of a rainbow? Kid: The letter “w”! The post Joke of the Day appeared first on Today Box.
  • How to Make Maple Syrup

    Erika Lowe
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:17 pm
    It’s spring! This means maple sugaring season in many states! You can learn how to identify a maple tree, tap it, collect sap, and cook it into maple syrup in this video from the Missouri Conservation Department. The post How to Make Maple Syrup appeared first on Today Box.
  • Vincent Van Domino

    Erika Lowe
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Not everything works on the first try, or even the second or third! Watch as this artist creates a domino replica of Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night.” The post Vincent Van Domino appeared first on Today Box.
  • Spokane Street Performer

    Erika Lowe
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:31 am
    Enjoy the sounds of violinist and street performer Bryson Andres shot in Spokane, Washington. The post Spokane Street Performer appeared first on Today Box.
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