Teaching Kids to Clean: Adventures in Vacuuming

  I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser.  As always, we only share items th...
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7 Colorful and Creative Fine Motor Activities

  Do you remember when your kids were really young and they would pick up Cheerios to eat?  In addition to the amazing ability of learning to feed themselves, they were also developing their pincer grasp and fine motor skills. T...
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Items that Help Improve Fine Motor Skills

  When my kids were young, they had no issues with their fine motor skill development.  I attribute it to the fact that they loved Cheerios and were always playing tug-of-war with the dog :) But once they hit elementary school, ...
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12 Ways Kids can Help with Travel Planning and Trip Prep

  In our house, planning for a family vacation is a full-family affair!  It is called a 'family vacation' so we have always involved the kids in trip planning and prep.  It's a great life skill for them to learn especially ...
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Staying in Touch with Family & Teaching Kids about Snail Mail

 We don't live close to any of our family - they are sprinkled across the country.  So when it comes time to celebrate a birthday or special occasion, we rely on 'snail mail'.  Yes, we could probably text them a note or send...
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7 Life Skills to Teach the Kids for the Holidays

Wouldn't it be great if the kids were able to do more for themselves during the holidays?!  I know, most parents think it would be great if the kids could do more for themselves all the time but I think it's extra nice if it happens...
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Teaching Kids about Helping Others with #SimpleGiving

During November, we will be sharing a number of ways that kids can learn about gratitude and giving to others.  I'm thrilled to be part of the #SimpleGiving Champions for Kids campaign sponsored through Collective Bias® and share my i...
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Fun Ways to Learn about Community Helpers

  It's so important to introduce our kids to the amazing people in our city who keep our community safe and healthy.  Kids need to learn who they can go to for help and also a little about the work of community helpers.  Th...
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Build a Personal Digital Library for Your Kids

I am being compensated by Bookboard for sharing my thoughts on their digital library.  As always, all opinions are my own -- I only share programs that we really love and can highly recommend! Last month, we signed up for a free t...
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Explore the Forest - Tips for Hiking with Kids

We are a big hiking family - love to explore the forest on foot.  And we've been treated to some great encounters during our family hikes -- moose in Colorado, wildlife in South Dakota and even some out-of-the-ordinary highlights clos...
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Healthy Afterschool Snacks for Kids & Easy Ways to Help in the Kitchen

  The kids are back at school and that means lots of catching up to do once they head in the door each afternoon. I like to have some snacks for them after school (food always seems to increase the details I get about their...
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30 Life Skills Your Kids Can Master this Summer

Inspire your kids to get really, really good at something with this list of life skills kids can master!Summer’s here! Those run-barefoot-read-in-the-hammock-eat-popsicles-outside kind of days that kids just love.  But that does...
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Earth Day Activities for Kids

Even though we celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd this year, it's really an everyday activity.  There are so many easy ways to introduce kids to environmental ideas and adopt eco-friendly behaviors at home, at school and in your commun...
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Teaching Kids to Be Unique

Welcome to our April Online Book Club for Kids.  Each month, we choose a different children's author, highlight their books and share a number of kids activities & crafts. This month, our featured author & illustrator is David...
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30 Garden Activities & Crafts for Kids

These plant activities and garden crafts are sure to inspire some gardening with kids this Spring! I'm so excited that we are finally seeing some spring weather! We are so past due - and it's cutting into our gardening activities. ...
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