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It's Earth Day

Earth DayThis will be the 47th year of celebrating Earth Day. Earth Day started in 1970 and has been instrumental in the passage of many environmental laws.

Happy Easter!

BunnyEaster is April 16th and the kids will be home for Spring Break.  If you are looking for a fun activity be sure check out this book and activity.  Otter Loves Easter is written and illustrated by Sam Garton.

Happy Spring!

CarrotsSpring it here!  The weather is warmer and the first gardens of the year are being planted.  A common vegetable to plant in the spring is the carrot.  Kids love carrots, so this is the perfect opportunity to discuss planting, vegetables and healthy eating.

Happy St. Patrick's Day

shamrockSt. Patrick's Day is almost here and I have a great Read It book and Make It craft. S is for Shamrock: An Ireland Alphabet a non-fiction book by Eve Bunting and Illustrated by Matt Faulkner is the perfect way to learn facts about Ireland and St. Patrick's Day.

This book relates a different fact about Ireland for every letter of the alphabet.  Facts about Irish Wolf Hounds, The Blarney Stone and the city of Dublin are just a few of the facts presented in this book.  

Happy President's Day

President MaskPresident's Day is another opportunity to educate your child about the history of our country in a fun and entertaining way. You can read President's Day by Anne Rockwell and Illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell.

Henry "Box" Brown

Freedom QuiltLet's Celebrate Black History month with an educational read and craft. Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine and illustrated by Kadir Nelson is a touching story of a young slave's journey to freedom. Henry's Freedom Box tells the story of Henry "Box" Brown and how he mailed himself to freedom in a wooden crate. Henry is known as being one of the Underground Railroad's most famous slaves. This book will bring up great conversation and teach your child about an important time in the history of our country.

Groundhog Day

groundhogWe have celebrated Groundhog Day since 1887. It is more of a cultural event than a holiday, but is still widely celebrated. If our furry meteorologist sees his shadow we are predicted to have 6 more weeks of winter.

The Biggest Snowman Ever

snowglobeWintertime is in full swing.  The kids are sledding, skiing and enjoying all types of outdoor acitivities. Children especially love to build a snoman during the winter months.  

Happy New Year!

Party HatWe are a little over a day away from the New Year. I don't think there is any question 2016 has been an eventful year for everyone. Hopefully you've made some lasting memories wit your family and friends.

The Littlest Christmas Tree

tree'Tis The Season

The Holiday Season is here.  Thanksgiving came and went in a flash and Christmas is only 10 days away.  Hopefully you are enjoying the holidays and spending quality time with family and friends.