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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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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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5 Ways to Make Children More Aware of Our Natural Environment

By Julia Martin: The future lies in the hands of our next generation, and it’s up to us to let them become aware of what is happening with regards to our environment. Children are focused on social media and their gadgets nowadays, and not really going outside to experience nature. …

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Easy Science Experiments for Kids

By Kim Robson: Little kids are natural scientists. They’re curious about the world around them and are constantly learning new things about how it works. As winter approaches and outdoor time is reduced, here are a few fun DIY at-home science experiments you and your kids can enjoy together! First …

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Benefits of Taking Kids Hiking

By Fredrica Syren: On weekends, we five go on family hikes. Usually, we go early in the morning or later afternoon so it won’t be too hot for the kids. We hike for about 2-3 miles, but take it very slowly, even stop to explore, climb, play and have snack time. While …

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