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Eco-Friendly Summer Activities for Kids of All Ages

By Kim Robson: Summertime is fully upon us. It’ll be a few more weeks before the kids go back to school, and I bet they’re already whining about being bored. Here are some ideas for eco-friendly summer activities for kids, teens or even adults! Outdoor Activities Plant Trees: Order a …

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Why Recess Is as Important as Ever for Your Children

Jennifer Landis: We all need breaks during the day. As a writer, I know that sitting and staring at my computer screen makes me a little nuts. When I’m at my desk writing, I make a point to get up, stretch and move away from my computer. Otherwise, I would …

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Raising Children in a Minimal Life

By Fredrica Syren: As a child, I grew up with lots of toys, more toys than the average kid. You name the Barbie and I had her…and her entire wardrobe. When I got married to my husband, we (as most couples) received an endless number of wedding gifts; and as …

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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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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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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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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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Homemade Playdough with Essential Oils

By Fredrica Syren: A year ago, I was introduced to the wonderful (and nice smelling) world of essential oils when a friend gave me some oils to help with my boys’ persistent cough. I was amazed at how well it worked, so I took a class in making household cleaners …

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Why We Should Roughhouse with Our Kids

By Fredrica Syren: My two boys are getting into wrestling and can play for hours. I’m not too surprised since they enjoy rough play with both their dad and me. In my kids’ minds, the louder and wilder, the better. Roughhousing is not always looked upon as a good thing. …

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