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Fighting Kids’ Colds Naturally with Essential Oils

By Fredrica Syren: My kids had only been back to school for a few weeks when I started hearing lots of snofflings. Colds are going around and I know we’re next. Kids’ colds, ear infections and runny noses are part of childhood, and I try to treat them as naturally …

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How to Teach Kids the Important Role of Bees in Your Garden

By Jackie Edwards:  Bees are far more docile than other pollinators, making them the best domesticated pollinators in the world. They encourage growth and reproduction in plants, and can improve the health of living plants. However, communicating their role in nature to children can be difficult since children often fear bees …

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9 Squishy, Bouncy, Noisy and Tasty Sensory Play Activities for Young Kids

By Jackie Nunes: Tantrums. Meltdowns. Aversions. Oversensitivity. Clumsiness. Moodiness. Destructiveness. All of those manifestations can be mistaken as children’s misbehavior or defiance. Often, though, they are actually symptoms of sensory integration issues. Children who have difficulty processing what they see, hear, smell, taste and touch can find the world a …

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How to Teach Children About Land Conservation

By Fredrica Syren: This post is sponsored by Mattel. All opinions are my own. Talking to anyone about sustainability or land conservation can be a challenge, but when it comes to children, this topic can be difficult to talk about in a way they will understand. I must say, though, …

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GREEN HALLOWEEN

By Larraine Roulston: Be EEEKO friendly!! For the Halloween hype, parents can green the orange and black treats, costumes and parties. Dressing up can become much more creative by looking in your closets for old clothes, hats or fabrics. A trip to a thrift store may also provide some good choices. …

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5 Dot Art Paintings for Kids

By Kerry Brooks: Dot art paintings have a rich history in Australia. Aboriginal people from the land down under traveled across the country and used symbols to communicate with others of the same tribe. That’s when aboriginal symbols depicted in the form of dots, lines and circles transpired. These symbols …

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How to Raise a Low Tech Child

By Larraine Roulston: Today’s media-entrenched children reap the benefits of technology but also encounter several of its negative effects. In this digital and emotional world, establishing a workable balance in order to raise healthy childrenis imperative.Too much television and other variations of screen time can result in obesity, shorter attention …

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Helping to Raise Earth-Friendly Children

By Jennifer Landis: Most of us are concerned with the environmental impact we’re having on the world around us. We drive electric cars, recycle and try to use green energy like solar or wind in our homes whenever we can. When it comes down to it, though, we’re not doing …

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Zero Waste School Supplies

By Fredrica Syren: Soon school is starting again and with that comes the need for some school supplies. Trying to live zero waste with school children can be tricky; but my motto is “find what I have at home already; borrow; buy used; and, as a last resort, buy quality …

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Backyard Nature Activities for Kids

By Larraine Roulston: Today’s kids are caught up with keeping in touch with friends online as well as being in tune with the latest video games. It’s increasingly apparent that they are being deprived of nature (known as nature-deficit disorder) and need to engage in more simple outdoor recreation. By …

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