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Beautiful Books for a Beach Trip

  If you’re simultaneously counting down the days till your next family beach vacation and dreading those inevitable moments of overtired, melting down kids –  you’re in good company.  For a smoother beach vacation with little ones, try reading some of these fantastic beach-themed books beforehand. This “mental prep” will …

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Valentine’s Day Books and Activities

  As Valentine’s Day approaches, I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited to celebrate the day with my kiddos.  Maybe it’s because, as Dionne Warwick sang, “what the world needs now is love, sweet love.”  Or perhaps the uncertainty of pandemic life has made me even more grateful to …

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Dreaming Big on MLK Day

There is no better way to capture a child’s full attention than by spending some time learning about someone who changed the world. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a great day to dream big and ask your children about their ideas for a better world.  I’m always taken aback …

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The Mightiest Children’s Book of 2021

Among the many fantastic children’s books we read this year that made our hearts soar and our eyes glisten with tears, there is one that takes the cake. Change Sings, written by Amanda Gorman, is about raising and teaching children to become change-makers, peace promoters, and creative problem solvers.  With …

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Merry Books + Brains

Carving out time to read our most beloved holiday books and do creative, whole-brain projects is my favorite escape from holiday stress (and the shopping, scheduling, and preparing that causes it). We snuggle up on the couch, read, and then get busy creating. Once my kids are in the “zone,” …

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The Best Children’s Books and Crafts for Thanksgiving

  Thanksgiving is coming, and it’s both a perfect time to have a blast doing silly turkey projects and to teach little ones the powerful practice of gratitude. So here are the best children’s books and crafts for celebrating Thanksgiving and counting your blessings!   Mouse’s Thanksgiving Paint a Thanksgiving Feast …

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The Best Fall Books and Crafts

Pumpkin patches, apple orchards and fall festivals make fall a delightfully busy time of year.  But when you need a quieter, cozier moment to celebrate fall with your little ones, here’s our (always growing) list of the best fall books and crafts out there.   Fun with Leaves Make a …

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Everything to Love About Halloween

 Halloween is coming and it’s a fabulous time to encourage BIG BRAIN thinking with our kids! Here’s a curated list of Spooky Books + Brains Halloween Favorites to make the most of this imaginative, creative time with your little ones. Costume Planning   Whether your family is planning to dress …

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Learning about Gut Health with Kids

The more I learn about gut health, the more I am convinced it is the greatest superpower we can give our children (with empathy being a close second).  When I learned that my children’s gut health would be largely established upon entering preschool and would affect their personality, mood, and ability …

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The Best Gifts For Bookworms

If you are looking for the best educational gifts for kids who love to read, we’ve got you covered. We’ve paired some of the most beloved children’s books and brainiest toys to make what we consider the best gifts for little bookworms. Our selection of books and toys are tried …

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