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Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with Kids

I am always looking for great ways to integrate culture into our home and our learning. This past weekend is a good example. Based on the Chinese Calendar, Sunday, September 30th was the Moon Festival. I love the idea of a Harvest Festival, generally. What a wonderful way to celebrate the Earth! I am kicking …

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Awesome Children’s Books about the Olympics

With the 2012 Olympics coming up in July, we’ll be doing a series of activities celebrating and honoring Olympic history and tradition. A phenomenal start to this journey was reading Usborne’s book, The Story of the Olympics by Minna Lacey. The age range on this book begins at 9 years old but I read it …

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Read Memorial Day Children’s Books to Teach Your Child

Books are so magical. They open our eyes to the world and to knowledge, and, at least for me, inspire and motivate. Introducing new topics, especially topics as profound as Memorial Day, can be daunting to most of us. For me, the best place to start is the library. I research and seek out books …

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Memorial Day Preschool Activity {American Flag}

We had a lot of fun making this flag together. As we worked together I worked into the conversation why there are 13 stripes, why the colors red, white & blue (White signifies purity and innocence, Red’s meaning is hardiness & valor and Blue signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice) and why 50 stars. I think …

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