7 Great End-of-Summer Outings for Families

It's hard to believe but our kids will go back to school in less than a month! I know!  The month of July always seems to fly by for us. Soon we'll be dealing with schedules, homework and early bedtimes.  But we're not going do...
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Exploring the Library: Finding Cool Stuff in the Non-fiction Section {free printable}

The library is a magical place for kids! So many wonderful books holding everything you've ever wanted to know -- and some things you never knew you wanted to know until you get lost in a book. But sometimes the library can be a little ov...
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Around the World in 30 Books -- A Trip Across the Globe

Use this great list of picture books about countries & cities around the world to raise a global citizen! I don't know when it started but I've always been fascinated with maps, globes and learning about places around the world.  I...
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Why Kids Need to Travel & What They Can Learn on the Trip

  Travel is such a great educational opportunity for kids!  A chance to explore new places, try something new and reconnect with the family. Honestly, my kids learn more on our vacations than they do any other time of the year.&...
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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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Children's Books about Countries Around the World

There are a lot of fun ways to introduce kids to geography and different cultures. We love to use maps with different activities to explore the world.  Having a map in your home is an inexpensive but excellent learning tool!We als...
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Learning about Greek Mythology

We are joining our book loving friends today as the Poppins Book Nook heads to Ancient Greece! There's something so intriguing about traveling into the past.  We've loved exploring the some of the ancient cultures and customs of pas...
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Fun Ways to Encourage Pretend Play

  Not long ago, I walked into our playroom to find my daughter surrounded by all her cooking items and talking aloud to no one.  I just smiled and she smiled back. "What's up?", I asked. "I'm doing a cooking show!" I guess I h...
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Fun Adventure Book Series for Kids + a Giveaway

    Recently, my daugher has been very focused on reading books from the fantasy genre and I'm sure you know how kids can quickly become obsessed with a specific type of book.  I've been looking for good books in va...
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Exploring Ancient Greece & Greek Mythology with Kids

Ever since my daughter read the Percy Jackson series, she has been crazy about Greek Mythology!  The I-want-to-learn-everything-I-can-about-it kind of crazy....
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A Great Way to Help Girls Grow to be Leaders

  Disclaimer: I am being compensated by Girl Scouts for sharing my thoughts on the #ICantWaitTo campaign as part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network.  As always, all opinions are my own -- I only share programs that we really l...
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Let's Explore Schools from Around the World

Today is our monthly book & activity for the Poppins Book Nook.  Each month, we choose a book or books based on the theme and share a fun interactive idea to do with the story. This month's book theme is School Days and since ...
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7 Creative Ways to Share Art with Kids

There were some brilliant & creative ideas that were shared at our Discover & Explore Art and Museum Fun this past week.  One of the things I learned as I read the great posts was that there are many creative ways to introduce...
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8 Great Ways to Enjoy the National Parks

I'm a huge fan of the National Parks!  They are one of our country's most beautiful assets and I really feel that every family should take the opportunity to visit at least one of the parks with their kids.  There are more than ...
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Discover & Explore - A New Weekly Themed Linky

I'm very excited to introduce a new series to the blog beginning next week!  I will be co-hosting Discover & Explore, a weekly themed linky with Shaunna from Fantastic Fun & Learning....
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