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9 Simple Ways to Get Outdoors as a Family

So many schools are reducing recess–outdoor play–due to budget cuts and hopes of boosting test scores. However, studies show that increased recess time results in better test scores compared to increasing time in the classroom. Yikes! But here’s something you may not have heard about in the argument for keeping recess. Outdoor play–and specifically, recess–helps

5 Fun Travel Games That Will Make Your Kids Smarter (and Keep You Sane!)

Remember way back when we walked uphill to school both ways? In a snowstorm. In boots too big for our feet? A time when vehicles didn’t come with DVD players? When there were no hand-held devices to keep you occupied as the boring old miles rolled by? Remember when we had to learn self-control and

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1,001 Boredom Busting Play Ideas: Free and Low Cost Crafts, Activities, Games, and Family Fun That Will Help You Raise Happy, Healthy Children By New York Times bestselling author & mother of two, Jean Oram “A LIFESAVER FOR PARENTS AND EDUCATORS.” Kenneth, Amazon reviewer Never be bored again! All of this website’s great content and

Caterpillar Craft: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft

Are you studying The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and want to do a caterpillar craft? This is an easy caterpillar craft for toddlers and preschoolers that will appeal to boys and girls alike. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is Very Easy! In the storybook by Eric Carle, the very hungry caterpillar eats his way