Monique of Green Acorns is with us today with to share a wonderful project for helping children connect to their community and develop a strong sense of place. Did you grow up in the place where you currently live?  I did not and it took me quite some time before I felt truly connected to my new place.  My roots were somewhere else and so much of my identity is linked to that place.  This…

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Today Emma from 95 Acres of Sky is with us to share some great resources and ideas for introducing art history to kids. I began introducing art history to my eldest son when he was about 5 years old.  I really wasn’t sure what to expect when I cracked open my Great Artists book and opened the page to an impressionist painting I thought he’d like.  As I asked him to look at the painting…

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Today Emma from 95 Acres of Sky is with us to share some great ideas for Olympic inspired activities to share with the children in our lives. A year and a half ago, in the summer of 2012, I fell in love with the Olympics.  I think it may  the fact that it was being held in my home country that triggered in me the excitement and enthusiasm of my own childhood, but it took…

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Nuria from the The Adventures Archive is here today to share useful tips for helping our children develop a strong vocabulary so that they can better express their ideas and share them with the world. Children’s imagination is powerful and surprising. It is able to create fantastic worlds and develop their abstract minds for hours. However, Charles Chaplin was right when he said “imagination means nothing without doing”. Imagination, per se, produces only dreams. If…

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Joey from Made by Joey is with us today to share some lovely traditions that share shares with her family during their celebration of St. Nicholas Day… I first learned of St. Nicholas Day when I married into a Dutch family.  Like many North Americans, my family knew very little about this celebration.  My husband and I have decided to include St. Nicholas Day in our family’s Holiday celebrations to educate our children about The…

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