Are You Raising Curious Kids?

  Are you raising curious kids?  You know, kids who love to ask questions, search for the answers and learn new things?  If so, BRAVO! Curious kids are the result of 'thinking families' -- You must be a 'thinking' family! ...
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35 Educational TV Shows for Kids

We've all heard about the research on kids and tv - too much is bad, SpongeBob is worse.  But let's face it, kids are going to watch tv.  So, what should you choose?  Remember, as parents we have the opportunity to help fo...
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Great Books & Activities for a Night Under the Stars

Do your kids love space?  Are they asking questions about the moon, stars and other celestial wonders?  In celebration of some cool astronomy events this year, we put together a list of books and activities for an educational and ...
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8 Great Things to Get Caught Reading

  There's so much research that shows encouraging kids to read, and reading aloud to kids, helps to increase vocabulary, comprehension skills and overall achievement at school.  But, I often get this question from parents, "What...
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Why We Love the National Park Jr. Ranger Program

Do you have plans to visit a national park or national monument this year?  If so, don't overlook the Junior Ranger programs offered at more than 200 of these locations!  Kids can learn about nature, history, science -- and earn s...
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34 Ways to Be a Cool Parent This Summer

Looking for some memorable things to do this summer?Need some new ideas on easy & fun things to do with the kids? Try a few of these quick, FREE or low-cost, have-fun-at-the-drop-of-a-hat ideas.  Your kids will think you're th...
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Preparing for Your Visit to SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium

My family will tell you that I love to plan for visiting new places (they'll actually say I spend more time planning than I do visiting ;).  What can I say, I like to be prepared.  So, I thought I would put together a guide for th...
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10 Ways to Recycle Plastic Easter Eggs

Try these creative ways to recycle & reuse plastic Easter Eggs!The Easter Bunny has visited our house for more than 14 years, each time hiding a bunch of (plastic) eggs. Sometimes the egg hunt is inside, other years there will be...
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Let's Learn about Stingrays

We have been lucky enough to see stingrays at a number of zoos and aquariums over the past few years.  It seems that many of us are newly fascinated by these beautiful marine animals and willing to get up close and personal with them ...
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Fun with the Borrowers & Arrietty

  As a child, I loved the idea that 'little people' might be living in our house.  Books like "The Borrowers" and "The Littles" allowed for much imagination and creative thinking on my part.  When "The Secret World of Arri...
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Fun Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year

  Exploring the world and learning about different cultures is an important way to help your kids to grow.  Kids enjoy learning about new cultures and how others around the world live, work and celebrate.  One fun way to do...
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Why Every Home Needs a Map

Lately, some of the most common questions in our house are "Mom, do you know where this country is?" Or "I heard about this place on the news/in school, how far away is it?"  And with the Olympic Games this summer, I imagine that we'...
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12 Family Resolutions for 2012

How would you like to make a resolution that you know you’ll keep this year?  How about 12?  I know what you’re thinking, sometimes it’s impossible to keep one resolution, much less 12 - but here’s the plan:  one reso...
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Welcome to 'Edventures with Kids'

Welcome to the 'Edventures with Kids' Blog!  We’re so happy you’ve stop by to Discover, Learn & Connect with us.  Our goal is to help you keep kids creative, curious & connected to the world around them!  We shar...
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8 Ways to Give Kids a BIG Canvas

Kids love BIG! Kids love art! Give them a chance to do both together and you’ll be their Hero! Instead of drawing on paper, or painting on an easel, think outside of the box for other ways to allow your kids to express their creativity. ...
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