Month: August 2020

The Secret Garden Activities for Kids Roundup

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” — Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden Summer Unplugged: Whimsical Books about Fairy House Building Summer Unplugged: Whimsical Books about Fairy House Building Practicing Mindfulness for Kids: Spot Sitting {A Year in the Secret Garden} Summer Unplugged: The magic …

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Joan Trumpauer Mulholland: An Unlikely Civil Rights Hero

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland grew up in Virginia in the 1950s and witnessed the injustice of segregation firsthand. As a teenager, she joined the Civil Rights Movement, attending demonstrations and sit-ins. Because of her passionate belief in the cause, she was involved in several important and historically significant events, including: The Freedom Rides of 1961 The …

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Constellations and Legends for kids

Mysteries of the Night Skies: Constellations and Star Legends

The night sky is fascinating. It is also filled with legend, lore, and chances to educate the next generation on the vast beauty of our starry skies. Books are an amazing way to catch the interest of kids.  Here are three wonderful Kidlit books and one activity to help Homeschoolers & Distance Learners discover Constellations …

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Wonkalicious! Magical and Mesmerizing Willy Wonka Magic

I couldn’t have known it would come to all this when we found that note by W.W. inside an old book at the yard sale: From there the adventure began to dive deep into one of our all-time favorite books, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  My goal, all those years ago, was to explore the …

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A Day with Henry David Thoreau at Walden Pond

I love spending the lazy hours of a Sunday looking back on old memories with my amazing loved ones. Sometimes, these memories come flooding back thanks to an old picture, a moment, or even a book. Sometimes, its the combination of all three. This book immediately brought back the memory of a day spent at Walden Pond …

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A Kidlit Moon Landing Book List |Apollo 11\’s Moon Walk

Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin formed the American crew that landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Wikipedia The week of July 16-21st marks the 51st anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. Though this …

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