Category: Family & Parenting

Crafty Recipes: Milk Paint

Okay, this is a very interesting paint since the end result provides a very shiny finish to the painting. It isn’t a paint that you will want to save but much like tongue painting, you can have a lot of fun with this paint. It is very easy to make, it provides a different texture …

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Crafty Recipes: Non-Cook Playdough

This is a recipe that I created when I was working in preschool.  There isn’t too many opportunities when you want to make playdough with the children, especially since our kitchen was upstairs and didn’t have enough room to sit and make it with 16 children.  This meant that teachers in my center often made …

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How to Make an Upcycled Juice Carton Birdhouse

I’ve been on a quest to upcycle every container I use and decided to make my juice cartons into bird houses!  These are mainly decorative, but I put one of mine outside anyway, just to see! This is a great project to do with the kids, too, just be sure that an adult does all of …

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Your Budding Artist: Age 1-3 Years

You may not know this but children develop art in a series of stages.  Early Childhood Education has broken those stages down to 3 stages ranging from 1 year of age to 5 years. It is important to remember that when we discuss any type of developmental milestones, we are looking at a “range of …

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Retro Christmas: Mid Century Modern Memories

Is a retro Christmas your best bet for holiday decorating? If you remember when a silver tinsel tree with pink or blue lights was the height of holiday chic…. if the sound of Alvin and the Chipmunks still gives you a shiver of anticipation…. if you can actually recall listening to your father explain that …

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Fun with Science: Thanksgiving Funny Bones

For many of you, Thanksgiving is still a month away but for Canada, Thanksgiving will be here in only a few days. There will probably be tons of turkey, and all the fixings that goes with them. People will eat and be thankful, and then at the end of the meal, they will scrape the …

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A Poem by Helen Keller

I am ghostwriting a few chapters on child development right now and found that I needed to fact check a few of the points that I was writing this weekend. I have boxes upon boxes of reference materials as well as all my notebooks and textbooks from when I was in college. I was extremely …

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How to Love Your Laundry Room

Have your ever thought about how many hours you spend in your laundry room if you added them up at the end of each week? If you’re like me there are very few days that go by without doing at least one load of laundry. This being the case, it makes perfect sense to decorate …

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How Candy Apples Became a Halloween Staple

We knew if we went to Mrs. Payne’s house, she would always have candy apples to put in our trick-or-treat bags. In fact, we would go in to her dining room and walk over to her dining room table where all the bright red candy apples glistened on the table. We carefully chose the apple …

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3 Minute Pumpkin DIY

Pumpkin carving has become a traditional activity used to celebrate the upcoming of Halloween for many years now. The uprising of pumpkin patches in local neighborhoods and grocery stores have made finding a perfectly plump pumpkin an easy task. However, the actual carving part is another story. Cutting through a meaty, bulky pumpkin can be …

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