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Earth Day Activity: Recycling Paper

How to make paper: An activity for young children.

We did it!  We made our own handmade paper.  Not the ideal kind for letters or doing your homework on, but it turned out to be a pretty cool experiment.  The end result resembled that same soft cardboard paper that eggs come in at the grocery stores.  It was almost identical to that.  In fact, we probably could have pressed…

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Talking to kids about recycling and saving trees

Talking to kids about recycling and saving trees

Earth Day is around the corner and I am thrilled to be introducing this Global celebration with my 5-year-old.  Earlier this week we watched a few short videos about recycling and where the non-recycleables go when we throw them away (via the Waste Management Solutions website).  I introduced the recycle symbol above and explained to her that anything with that symbol can…

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Not just a fort

Forts, tents, whatever you choose to call them – are a necessity for children.  We often think of adults as the ones who need privacy or a place to “escape.”  Did you know that children need this too?  They just don’t know how to tell us.  One of the most common ways that they express their need to escape the…

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