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Raising kids who know how to deal with anxiety

What can we, parents, do to help our children be resilient and deal with anxiety?
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/04/two-anti-anxiety-tips-for-kids.html
#mentalhealthawareness   #anxiety   #raisingkids   #parentingtips   #kbn  
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From screen free week to screen smart life

Instead of scrambling to disconnect our kids from their screens for one week, how about screen smart life?
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2014/05/screen-smart-life.html
#screenfreeweek   #kbn   #raisingkids   #parentingtips  
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May Book Recommendations for 2 and 3 Year Olds

Are you ready for another fun month? I am sharing our favorite books for 2 and 3 year olds with extension projects for themes of gardening, castles, and more:
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/04/may-books-for-2-and-3-year-olds.html
Projects from +3 Dinosaurs +Kids Play Box { Blog Me Mom} +Mamas Latinas +Sharla Kostelyk +The Imagination Tree 
#kbn   #ece   #favoritebooks   #preschool   #kidlit  
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10 Ideas for celebrating Earth Day with kids

Spend the day connecting with nature, reducing, and recycling. Additional ideas from +hands on : as we grow +Carla PreschoolPackets +Kids Activities Blog +Jackie Currie , +Kim andAmanda 
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/04/10-ideas-to-celebrate-earth-day-with.html
#earthday   #natureforkids   #savetheplanet   #kbn   #elementaryschool  
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April Book Picks for Preschoolers
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/04/april-books-for-4-year-olds.html
Favorite April books with themes of gardening, Earth day and more. Extension projects for each book with ideas from +Teach Preschool +Craftulate +I Heart Pretty Things +Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails +Playdough to Plato +Krissy Bonning-Gould 
#preschool   #ece   #kidlit   #kbn  
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Passover STEM Activity

Read a Passover story to children and amaze them by turning water into blood. It can also be a good #aprilfoolsday  prank.
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/03/passover-science-turn-water-into-blood.html
#passover   #kbn   #stem   #scienceforkids   #chemistry   #elementaryschool  
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Make Your Own Alien Landscapes

This is a fun STEM challenge for older kids or an invitation to play for younger ones. What landscapes would you make?
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/05/make-your-own-star-war-landscapes.html
#kbn   #lego   #starwars   #playideas   #ece   #stem  
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Mother's Day Gifts Kids Can Actually Make

Do you help your child with Mother's Day gifts? I leave things to her own imagination and effort :)
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/04/mothers-day-gifts-actually-made-by-kids.html
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p*April Book Picks for  and 3 year olds*

April book recommendations for children 2 and 3 years old and extension projects to go with each book:
http://www.planetsmarty.com/2015/03/6-april-books-for-2-and-3-year-olds.html
Ideas from +Sheryl Cooper (Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds) +Alison Wood +Linda McGurk +Melissa Lennig +Chelsey Marashian 
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I am glad you are here. I am a working parent who tried to bring purpose to my limited time with my daughter. My goal is to raise her a compassionate, independent, and enthusiastic thinker. Find out more about me and my blog in About Me section.
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Rock Candy Science Experiment - Coffee Cups and Crayons
www.coffeecupsandcrayons.com

Simple play ideas, learning activities, kids crafts and party ideas, plus acts of kindness for kids!

Zoology for kids - Adventures in Mommydom
adventuresinmommydom.org

I don't know about your kids, but mine are big fans about animals, and we've got a bunch of zoology for kids ideas to explore after your zoo

6 July Books for Kids 6+
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June book recommendations for kids age 6 and older and book extension activities to go with them.

Learn about the brain activities - Adventures in Mommydom
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After we made our play dough brain cell model, and our play dough brain model. Now it’s time to get into even further details about our brai

Magnetic Robot Art with Tin Cans - Fun-A-Day!
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Create movable magnetic robot art with tin cans and craft supplies. Recyclables and on-hand items make this DIY project each as can be. Lots

10 Jello Science Experiments - The Chaos and the Clutter
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Who knew that so many cool science experiments could be done with jello?!

Coin activities for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade - The Measu...
www.themeasuredmom.com

Looking for coin activities for kids? This post has over 10 ideas for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.

What do ants like to eat? {science activity for kids} - Gift of Curiosity
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TweetIf you’ve been following along, you know that my kids and I completed an ant unit and I am sharing a number of activities we did to lea

Portugal for kids - Adventures in Mommydom
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We studied Portugal this month in our geography studies, and the kids had fun with the recipes we made.

Crosswords for Kids
www.childrens-books-and-reading.com

Help to develop your child's vocabulary and spelling skills using fun crosswords for kids.

How to Teach first aid to kids - Adventures in Mommydom
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Here's some beginning ideas to teach first aid to kids.

Geometric Design - Shapes in Five Circle Grids
highhillhomeschool.blogspot.com

We created five circle grids and then found shapes in the circles. This activity was very similar to the seven-circle grid shape finding act

An Easter Tree
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An Easter Art Project for entire family - decorating hand blown eggs and setting up an Easter Egg Tree. Additional Easter art and Easter dec