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Free Range Kids — Nature’s Calling

 By Fredrica Syren Sometimes when people come over to my house, they are a little horrified to run into my wild kids, who love being outdoors all day long and like to make mud cakes, spray each other with water, and get down and dirty. For me, this is just …

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Kid’s Crafts: Finger Knitting

By Fredrica Syren: I love Waldorf schools; I just have to put that out there. The kids learn so many fun arts and crafts that require so little which, in turn, makes the Waldorf kids very creative. All three of my kids have been into knitting since my 11-year-old Bella’s …

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Competitive Sports and Growing Bodies

By Kim Robson: I grew up being an athlete. I started out young playing tennis, then later added roller skating. I’d stay all day at the roller rink, and skated all over our hilly neighborhood. Later, I fell in love with figure skating, and spent my early teens competing in …

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Natural Ways to Encourage Play in Your Kids

By Jennifer Landis: Our hectic modern lifestyles often lead us to structure every moment of our days to make sure we accomplish everything. However, children need unstructured playtime in order to develop social skills and emotional intelligence. Going from screen time to school to soccer practice then back to screen …

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Reinventing Our Homeschool

By Sarah Kuriland: We are about four months into our homeschool journey, and it became very clear a little over a month ago that our days were not going as I had intended. I wrote a post for Green-Mom describing our days a few weeks ago, but that is all about to …

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Homeschooling with the Kurliands

By Sarah Joy Kurliand: Why We Decided on Homeschooling We moved to sunny San Diego last year and enrolled Xavier at the local Waldorf School for first grade, per his request to try school. Soon after, it became apparent that he wasn’t getting the attention he so desperately needed. This …

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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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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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