5 Fun Finds: Connecting Kids with Nature

In honor of Spring this week (yea!!), I thought I'd begin a new weekly series: 5 Fun Finds! Every week, I find TONS of great things as I'm curating new content or writing posts. I need a way to share these with YOU!...
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A Great Kids App for Fun & Learning: LeapFrog's My Robot Friend

    We are HUGE fans of LeapFrog items in our home.  My kids have used them for years - and for very good reasons.  First, they are high quality, well-made toys.  They last a long time and can really tak...
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50 Non-Candy Ideas for Your Easter Basket

In our house, the Easter Bunny is a really cool Dude!  He doesn't just bring jelly beans and chocolate bunnies but also some great fun & educational items that the kids just LOVE!  Really - they spend more time with these it...
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The ABC's of Family Field Trips: Universities, Volunteering & Online Resources

This is the final post in our 5-part series of The ABC's of Family Field Trips.  If you missed the first posts in our series, you can review the tips, resources and ideas that were shared for family outings: {Part 1}  Gettin...
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The ABC's of Family Field Trips: Fun & Games, Inspire Learning & Hands-on Ideas

  Welcome back!  Today is Day 2 in our week-long series:  The ABC's of Family Field Trips. During the first day, we shared tips for getting ready, ways to use books, exploring on your visit and 24 ideas of places to take...
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The ABC's of Family Field Trips: Tips, Resources & 50+ Ideas for Where to Go

  I'm so excited to introduce a new series this week -- The ABC's of Family Field Trips!   This will be a 5 day series covering all kinds of tips and ideas for those fun family outings you want to plan this year.  I re...
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The Best Ideas of 2012: Kids & Family Activities

  Happy 2013!!   I'd like to welcome the New Year by telling all of our readers "Thank You" for visiting us, leaving comments, & helping me to make this a better site each day -- you guys are great!    To bring ...
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Reindeer Round-up: Fun Facts, Crafts & Activities

I've always loved reindeer!  I'm sure one of the reasons that they are so intriguing is that they're pretty scarce where most of us live.  But if you're lucky, you might be able to see one during your lifetime.  Thanks to a ...
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7 Gift Ideas for Kids that Inspire Creativity

 Not sure what to get the kids (your kids, nieces, nephews or grandkids) this year?  Skip the electronics and go for a classic gift that will inspire them to be creative.  Don't be afraid to veer off their wish list -- kid...
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Online October Book Club

    It's time to choose your book for the Virtual October Book Club!  You can learn more about our Online Book Club for Kids or visit our September book and activity for more fun ideas!  You can also connect with us o...
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Leaves and Seeds: Autumn Theme Week

  Our theme for this week is Leaves & Seeds - exploring trees during autumn is a great nature and science activity!  Make sure to check out our other Theme Week posts if you missed them -- Apple Activities & the Autumn E...
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Theme Week: Autumn Equinox

  Connect with us on Facebook for more fun ideas!!   Fall is a wonderful season to explore the outdoors.  Kids can learn about nature through the skills of observation and discovery during this season. ...
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Join the Online Book Club for Kids

I'm so excited to be joining more than 20 other kid bloggers to host a virtual (online) book club for kids!  Really, it's a book club for families - a great way to introduce kids to wonderful authors, quality books and fun activities. ...
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New Ideas to Inspire You This Fall

 I love Autumn!  It's my favorite season - cool days, beautiful colors, fun things to do with the kids and a great time to enjoy nature!...
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Fun Ways to Teach Kids About Science

Kids seem to always be asking questions -- How many stars are in the sky?  Why is the weather so hot?  How do animals know what to do when it gets cold outside?    Believe it or not, even young children are able to ...
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