Seasons & Holidays

So Cool! Healthier Popsicles for Hot Days

Homemade popsicles: Easy to make with all natural ingredients. Your kids will love them! Photo by © wundervisuals

We love the whole homemade popsicle craze. Thanks to a cornucopia of popsicle molds on the market, serving up some frozen treats on a hot day no longer means you have to grab a sugar-laden pint of ice cream or artificially colored popsicle from the freezer. Homemade popsicles can be made with natural ingredients—and they

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I Spy… Fun! A Classic Invisible Ink Recipe for Little Amateur Agents

little boy puts a magnifying glass to eye

This weekend, your mission is CLASSIFIED––should you choose to accept it, your family-fun objective is to whip up a batch of invisible ink and write thrillingly cryptic messages and spine-tingling secret codes to each other! Spies have used invisible ink to pass along covert communications for centuries—and your littles will love using a secret technique

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It’s Cinco de Mayo Time! 3 Colorful Crafts to Make Your Casa Fiesta-Ready

Ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Tissue-paper flowers make the perfect decoration. Photo by © akiyoko

While Cinco de Mayo is observed in Mexico, the holiday is also widely celebrated here in the United States, especially in areas with large Mexican-American populations. The largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in the world actually takes place in Los Angeles, CA, with up to 300,000 people attending Fiesta Broadway every year. Commemorating Mexico’s underdog victory over French

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For the Love of Puddles: Splish, Splash…Smart!

Go ahead, get wet! It's great for children's brains. 
Photo by © Sally Anscombe/Stocksy United

Rainy days aren’t just for playing inside. Embrace the April showers—and the puddles that come with them—by turning splash time into a chance to explore, play, and be goofy with your kid. Like tide pools at the ocean, puddles are little worlds unto themselves, giving glimpses of reflected sky, clouds, trees, and your little one’s

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Petal Power: 5 Ways to Teach with Tulips  

Immerse yourself in a field of flowers, and your heart will bloom for days. Photo by © Suprijono Suharjoto/Stocksy United

Your child is growing, and during spring, so is the world around her—making the season a perfect time to teach children about colors, plants, and the importance of caring for the natural world. Nurturing your children’s curiosity about how things grow is as easy as taking a walk around your neighborhood to look for emerging

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