Learning Activities

Picture Books that Teach Kids About Gardening, Nature, and Food

(Guest post from Becky Flansburg) Many of us, thanks to the last few wild years, are embracing a slower, simpler, and nature-based lifestyle these days. I grew up on a hobby farm with a ton of different animals and several massive gardens. My mom worked two jobs yet still found the time to cook, garden, …

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Color The Town Orange: Kubota Partners with Crayola Giving Kids Fun Ways to Dream Big

Kubota Tractor Corporation and Crayola announced a partnership today to inspire the next generation of business owners, builders, farmers, do-it-yourselfers, and leaders by highlighting the unique and creative role that machines play in building and shaping communities. Kids across the country are encouraged to dream big through a myriad of national partnership activities, including experiencing an immersive, interactive …

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Encouraging Family Ecotherapy and Nature-Based Play

It\’s no secret that our kids need less screen time and more \”scene time.\” Anyone who was born prior to the 1980s knows that being outside and creating adventures with friends was the main form of entertainment back in the day. And what a good one it was! Sandpits became beaches, tire swings became rockets, …

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Just Breathe | A Picture Book that Is a Wake Up Call to How We Live Life

One day, Cristina \”TinTin\” Santiago found herself curled up in a ball sobbing on the floor of her shower. Her sorrow typically showed up once a month and she was able to shrug it off and keep on with her day. But this time, her sadness felt different. Cristina is an author of young adult/self-help …

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The Penderwicks

An Oldie, but a Goodie Book Review |Let\’s Revisit The Penderwicks

If you\’ve been following along these last few months, we\’ve been having a ton of fun revisiting older books reviews. Why? Because even though these titles may have published a few years ago, they are still amazing books that will enchant and delight your young readers. Welcome back to the An Oldie, but a Goodie …

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Green and Environmental Kidlit Books.

11 Green and Environmental Books for Young Conservationists

Making reading an adventure and not a “task/ chore/requirement” during the summer months is a great way to help increase the desire to read and keep them interested as well. Sit down together and pick out your summer reading or make a family trip to the library. When my now-adult kids were young, reading while in the …

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Sherlock Holmes activities for kids

Happy Birthday Sherlock Holmes! Let\’s Create and Decipher

William Sherlock Scott Holmes, best known as Sherlock Holmes, is the world\’s only consulting detective, a profession he created for himself. Oddly enough, people are not 100% when this fictional character\’s really is. Created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle\’s A Study in …

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