Nature-Based Fun

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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\”No Mow\” May | An Easy Way to Protect our Pollinators

For many places across the globe, this last winter was…ODD. From overly cold temps to a Spring that seemed to never come, our gardening plans are needing to be postponed a few weeks in 2022. This unusual weather is also hard on our pollinators; many of which haven\’t gotten Mother Nature\’s wake-up call to get …

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Summer Reading Tree: Forming “Roots” for Motivated Readers

There is never a shortage of Summer Reading programs for kids once school ends and many offer prizes, points, graphs, and charts as a way to keep your child reading during the summer months. This is not a bad thing at all. But as a lifelong learner, educator, and mom I can tell you that …

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The Hunter’s Promise: An Abenaki Tale 

Kidlit for Native American Heritage Month: The Hunter’s Promise: An Abenaki Tale 

I first saw this book when it was in galley form and it was breathtaking then. Actually holding the book in my hands is an experience I’m very happy with. The Hunter’s Promise: An Abenaki Tale told by long-time story-teller and author Joseph Bruchac and beautifully illustrated by Bill Farnsworth is a beautiful re-telling of an …

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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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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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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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