This summer we have been spending a lot of time on the beach… Having grown up near the ocean, and now taking the time to make it an intricate part of our daughters’ lives, I realize how important it is for children to have a connection to their immediate environment and a strong sense of place. A place to go when you want to celebrate, a place to go when you want to reflect, a…

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Joey from Made by Joey is with us today to share a fun summer poetry project.   This is a seasonal activity that I started when my kids were very young. The beauty of this particular style of poetry is that even young children can successfully compose a poem as they don’t need to know about proper grammar and sentence structure.   What is an acrostic poem? An acrostic poem is a poem that uses…

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Kate from An Everyday Story is with us today to share a fun way to bring together an appreciation of nature and our creative spirits… It started with a stick, “Mummy wouldn’t this stick make a great tree house?…It’s a great shape, but it’s a bit small.” My five year old son wondered to himself how he could make this stick into a tree house… “What if we drew a tree house on top of…

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Summer is in the air and we are gearing up for what is going to be an exciting few months… We have been busy behind the scenes getting ready to launch our play-filled Summer Learning Labs. In order for us to do some necessary spring cleaning, our current classes will be available through the end of this week, so if you want to snap one up, make sure to take advantage of our $10 special….

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Today Emma from 95 Acres of Sky is with us to share some great resources and ideas for learning about birds with the little naturalists in our lives. At this time of year, when winters grip finally seems behind us and the monochrome of winter is being replaced by full spring bloom, it seems like every moment not spent outside is a waste.  But sometimes, just sometimes, nature does not cooperate with our wishes and…

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This summer we have been spending a lot of time on the beach… Having grown up near the ocean, and now taking the time to make it an intricate part of our daughters’ lives, I realize how important it is for children to have a connection to their immediate environment and a strong sense of place. A place to go when you want to celebrate, a place to go when you want to reflect, a…

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Joey from Made by Joey is with us today to share a fun summer poetry project.   This is a seasonal activity that I started when my kids were very young. The beauty of this particular style of poetry is that even young children can successfully compose a poem as they don’t need to know about proper grammar and sentence structure.   What is an acrostic poem? An acrostic poem is a poem that uses…

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Kate from An Everyday Story is with us today to share a fun way to bring together an appreciation of nature and our creative spirits… It started with a stick, “Mummy wouldn’t this stick make a great tree house?…It’s a great shape, but it’s a bit small.” My five year old son wondered to himself how he could make this stick into a tree house… “What if we drew a tree house on top of…

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Summer is in the air and we are gearing up for what is going to be an exciting few months… We have been busy behind the scenes getting ready to launch our play-filled Summer Learning Labs. In order for us to do some necessary spring cleaning, our current classes will be available through the end of this week, so if you want to snap one up, make sure to take advantage of our $10 special….

Read More

Today Emma from 95 Acres of Sky is with us to share some great resources and ideas for learning about birds with the little naturalists in our lives. At this time of year, when winters grip finally seems behind us and the monochrome of winter is being replaced by full spring bloom, it seems like every moment not spent outside is a waste.  But sometimes, just sometimes, nature does not cooperate with our wishes and…

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