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from Playground Parkbench

Make Way For and Feed the Ducklings

For generations, children have been reading Make Way for Ducklings, inspiring countless trips to the local pond to feed and visit the ducks. What most don't know is that bread and crackers are the worst food to feed these birds. Learn why and what you should feed ducks, along with a healthy homemade duck feed recipe | Ducks | Children's Books | Robert McClosky | Preschool |

from Snotty Noses

10 Amazing Benefits from Playing Chess with Your Children

I sit facing my two oldest children who are the grand ages of 5 and I pick up my bishop and take one of their pawns. A sense of victory tinged with guilt. I don’t want to walk all over them but it feels good to win. I am...

from Turning the Clock Back

How to hike with kids and actually enjoy it!

Want to try hiking with kids but not sure where to start? Here are a few tips on how to hike with kids so that you all actually have fun!

from Buggy and Buddy

Jungle Slime Recipe

How to Make Jungle Slime- a simple, basic slime recipe perfect for a jungle, rainforest, or African savanna unit. Messy, sensory play fun! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

from Rhythms of Play

8 Reasons I Allow My Child to go Barefoot

from raisinglittlesuperheroes.com

Ways To Prevent The Summer Slide -

Children can lose 2 months of skills during the summer but it takes as little as 2 to 3 hours per week to avoid any learning loss and Prevent The Summer Slide.

from Rediscovered Families

5 Powerful Strategies For Raising Contented Children

Raising contented children in a consumer driven culture can be hard at times. Still I believe you can encourage this quality in your children. Heres five simple ways to help you raise contented kids. I believe #4 is key

from The Quiet Grove

9 Ways to Prepare Your Children for Back To School (Physically, Mentally, Spiritually, & Emotionally