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The Joy Of Storytelling with Kids

By Fredrica Syren: My kids goes to a Waldorf school, and at one parent meeting the teacher talked about storytelling and how important it is for kids. I remember as a child how much fun it was when adults would tell stories, whether fiction or life stories. I remember fondly our …

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Teaching the Zero Waste Generation

By Larraine Roulston : At no other time in history has it been more important than now to be green. In classrooms across the world, it has become the era when environmental stewardship is taught by encouraging waste-free lunches and emphasizing the 3Rs. At many schools, composting is on the agenda as …

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Planting a School Garden To Grow a Future

By Larraine Roulston: Gardeners, as well as most children, love digging their hands into soil, finding worms and picking nutritious foods grown in backyard gardens. Interest has been growing, particularly in urban areas, in creating nature and vegetable gardens at schools. Recent studies suggest that, in addition to the many …

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Chores for Every Child and Every Age

By Dawna Matthews: Home is more than just a building or place where you live. It cannot be described in one word and it means many things to different people; but it is a space we create and, in return, we are gifted with a place of comfort, pleasure, and …

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Kids’ Winter Crafts — DIY Bird Feeder

By Fredrica Syren: Days after Christmas is usually when my kids are ready for some fun arts and crafts and bird feeders is a perfect craft to do with little ones in the winter time. Whenever my kids have had a snack outside, they’ve noticed that a bird would come to …

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How to Raise an Environmentalist

By Fredrica Syren: The other day my 3-year-old Liam home came with a box of plastic toys from Grandma and Grandpa’s house, and told me we need to recycle them because plastic is bad for planet. I think many people assume that my husband and I are drilling our kids …

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Free Range Kids in Oregon

By Kim Robson: Those of us over a certain age still remember unsupervised outdoor playtime. We went out on our bikes or roller skates, visited neighborhood friends, bought candy at the 7-11, explored empty canyons, collected rocks and critters, and didn’t return home until dusk. And we walked or biked …

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Get Lost In The World Of Story Telling

By Fredrica Syren: My children go to a Waldorf school, and at one parent meeting the teacher talked about storytelling and how important it is for kids. I remember as a child how much fun it was when adults would tell stories, whether fiction or life stories. I remember fondly our …

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How To Raise Green Kids

By Larraine Roulston: At no other time in history than now has it been more important to encourage children to be green. To raise eco-conscious children, you have to teach by example. If, for example, the family frequents events, be sure to lug-a-mug for those popular drinks that all enjoy, …

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7 Outdoor Montessori Activities for Toddlers

By Aradhana Pandey:  When my husband and I had our first child, we had decided to expose him to the outdoor world from a very young age. Having had some of our best childhood learnings and memories associated with nature and outdoor adventure, we wanted our little one to enjoy …

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