Banned Books Week is an annual event held during the last week of September (September 25 – October 2, 2010) that celebrates the freedom to read for all ages. It is sponsored by several organizations, including the American Library Association and the American Booksellers Association, and encourages people to read books that have been targets of… Continue reading Five Children’s Books to Read for Banned Books Week
October is Eat Better, Eat Together Month, a campaign sponsored by Washington State University, the Nutrition Education Network of Washington, and USDA Food and Nutrition Service. It’s easy for your family to participate: simply sit down at the table and eat together as a family. With busy schedules and other distractions, it can be challenging… Continue reading Back to Basics: Eat Better, Eat Together Month
In some ways, it seems like school just started yesterday. In others, it seems like an eon ago. Good nutrition is essential to staying sharp during the school day, but no one likes turkey on wheat for five days straight (or five weeks straight at this point). Beat brown bag boredom by filling your child’s Frecklebox lunch box (hint… Continue reading Brown Bag Boredom Already?
Are your children curious about their family history? Do they understand how their cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents are related to them? Spend an afternoon teaching them more about their extended family with this easy and creative family tree project. Making a family tree can be as simple or complex as you want, and it’s… Continue reading My Family Tree Project
Nothing is more comforting and inviting on a cool autumn day than a warm kitchen smelling of cinnamon and sugar. Dust off your cookie sheets and measuring cups from their summer vacation, and cook up some delicious, kid-approved fall treats with your family. Applesauce Forget the jarred stuff; homemade applesauce is better than anything you… Continue reading Kid-Friendly & Homemade Fall Treats
The weather is cooling down, school is back in session and it is finally starting to feel like fall. Bring the fall spirit into your house by making these colorful autumn crafts with your little ones. Leaf Rubbings One of the best parts of this season is watching the leaves turn brilliant shades of red… Continue reading Awesome Autumn Crafts
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, which means it is the perfect opportunity to make sure everyone in your family is decked out with a card. A library card is a magical all-purpose pass to new adventures, and checking out books is only scratching the surface of all that it has to offer. Six Fun… Continue reading September is Library Card Sign-up Month!