April 10, 2014

Joey from Made by Joey is with us today to share a bit of inspiration for the whole family… I recently completed the Playful Learning “The Art of Parenting” e-course where we discussed manifestos.  Manifestos are often used in inspirational artwork; they can also be described as “inspirational or motivational quotes” or “words to live by”.  One of my favorite quotes is: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” ~ Theodore…

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April 7, 2014

Rebecca from Thirteen Red Shoes is with us today to share some great audio book recommendations for kids. We adore audio books and have gathered a rather large collection over the last few years. Listening to audio books is a great way for young children to internalize the fluency and expression that comes from reading longer chapter books. It is helpful to have them follow along with a hard copy of the book, running their…

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April 1, 2014

Randi from Swoon is with us today to share some easy and fun springtime masks for the little bunnies in our lives.   The transition from winter to spring is a gorgeous one. The world around us is filled with beauty and the promise of new life. My children have been dying to spot a mama duck with a nice family of chicks in tow (no luck yet), and we’ve been finding all sorts of…

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March 27, 2014

Nuria from the The Adventures Archive is here today to share useful tips for raising inquisitive children… Children are natural born explorers. As babies they mainly use their hands to make sense of the world around them. But as soon as they start talking, asking questions is their way of fueling their never ending curiosity. Your child may use questions to get your attention. He may want to establish contact with the adult world or…

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March 25, 2014

Kate from An Everyday Story is with us today to share a great way to encourage our children to write for an authentic purpose, handmade garden markers. I think the dream to carve out a little spot in our yards to grow our own produce is a common one. Growing and nurturing something with our own hands has given our little family such a deep sense of joy and connectedness; to each other, to our…

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