12 Fantastic Fractured Fairy Tale Books

Laugh out loud with these funny fairy tale books of favorite retellings for kids & tweens!My daughter is a princess-loving girl but she's also a kid with a great sense of humor. She loves to read books with puns, clever twists and ...
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A 'Celebrate Spring' Bucket List

I don't know about your house but in our neck of the woods, Spring can get really busy!  The end of the school year is approaching which means school performances, state assessments and helping the kids to finish all those final proje...
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Books about Trains, Boats, Planes and Things that Go

Today our Discover & Explore topic is Things that Go!  This is always a favorite topic for young kids -- cars, planes, boats, trains -- anything they can ride, drive or fly.  It's always fun to take kids on a new adventure ...
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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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13 Classic Books for Kids: Spring Stories

Enjoy story time this season with these classic books for kids with Spring stories!What do you remember about the spring days of your childhood? I have vivid memories of waking up to the sounds of birds and the smell of lilacs in our b...
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10 Books that Keep Kids Active

  I know what you're thinking -- reading is a stationary activity.  Fortunately, that's not always the case.  There are a number of terrific kids books that encourage the reader to get up and move with the story!  Thes...
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Kansas City Day Trips & Weekend Travels

I grew up back east where you could drive for an hour and reach the next big city.  That's not the case in the Midwest; the cities are farther apart and a day trip definately takes a whole day.  But boy are there some wonderful M...
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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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Great Nature Activities for Your Spring Bucket List

After a long winter, kids love to get outside and stretch their legs!  Let them get their hands muddy, get their feet wet and discover what happens to nature in the spring. It's a wonderful time to learn about animal and plant life c...
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Explore Nature in Spring- Outdoor Activities for Kids

I know the rest of the world thinks that Spring begins on March 20th with the Spring Equinox but for us, Spring activities begin the day we turn back the clocks and gain that extra hour of daylight. Ahh… dinner during daylight hours Hea...
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17 St. Patrick's Day Activities that Might Bring You Luck!

  Four-leaf clovers and rainbows are all the rage this week! Just check out any elementary school hallway, art room or any aisle at your local Target -- you'll see they're all decked out for St. Patrick's Day. Discover & Explore ...
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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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70 Free Spring and Easter Printable Activities

It's time for one of our amazing round-ups with FREE printables for Spring & Easter!!   The days are getting longer and the weather’s getting nicer – finally!  And we are preparing for Spring Break at our house. The kids...
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Fine Motor Skills: Rainbow Rice in a Jar

Today's activity is perfect for working on those fine motor skills as kids build their own rainbow in a jar!It's both a skill development exercise and a fun way to craft and decorate for Spring.We wanted to go colorful and hope to bring the...
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10 Map, Geography & Culture Activities for Kids

I love to explore the world with my kids! There's something very eye-opening about learning how other people live and seeing the beautiful places around the globe.And even though we love to travel, most of our foreign explorations happ...
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