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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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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Moving into the new year is always a little bitter sweet. While we are excited about what the future holds, as parents, we are aware of how fast time flies and how quickly our children are growing. A wonderful way to capture the year is to create time capsules. They are a fun way to celebrate the past and make plans for the future as a family. We have made time capsules a family tradition…

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Monique of Green Acorns is with us today with some great tips and resources  for helping children to write and craft their own thank yous. As a child, I can remember my Nana telling my sister and I that thank-you notes were an obligation and practically hovering over us as we begrudgingly completed this undesirable chore.  I’m sure we robotically scribbled out something along the lines of “Thank you for the (description of gift here). …

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It is so important for children to have writing lives outside of school. They need to feel the satisfaction that comes from digging deeper within themselves, looking at the world a bit more closely, and getting their ideas down on paper—without judgement or critique.     While it is important that we teach children the mechanics of writing, it is equally imperative that we raise children who love to write. The good news is that…

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