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7 Great Zoom Birthday Party Ideas for Kids

In our current social climate, many people are still trying to find creative, safe ways to celebrate their child’s birthday. From Zoom Meetups to Google Hangouts parties, there are interactive ways to take a less-than-exciting video call to the next level. Social distancing does not mean you can’t throw a great birthday party! Here are […]

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45 Fun & Interesting Facts About Raccoons for Kids

The raccoon is curious, clever, and deceptively cuddly-looking, which makes it a favorite among kids. These unique creatures are incredibly adaptable with so many fun facts for kids to learn. So, if your kids are animal lovers, you can impress them with all of these interesting facts about raccoons. I have a great list of […]

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How to Create a Nature Journal for Kids 

Creating a nature journal for kids is a wonderful way to nurture a child’s love and respect for Mother Earth. It’s an effective play-to-learn tool, combining learning, exploring, and adventure! While any blank journal could technically be a nature journal, there are fun ways to customize it for your child’s interests, age, and your local […]

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33 Social Skills Books for Kids

Social-emotional learning and the development of social skills are trending in education right now. And for good reason! Children need to learn social skills, or how to act in our society. They also need to learn how to deal with their emotions when things inevitably do not go the way they hope. The Importance of […]

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Elliot’s Adventures Recognized in National News!

Elliot and the Whale Tale has reached #1 on Kindle Best Seller and Amazon New Release lists and has been featured on national media networks, including: Book Publishing Industry Today New York Newswire Lifestyle News Today Elliot and the Whale Tale #1 New Release on Amazon SAG HARBOR, NEW YORK, USA, February 16, 2021 — Author […]

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Book #3 Now Available: Elliot and the Whale Tale

Elliot and the Whale Tale is an adorable addition to Elliot’s Adventures Series! Packed full of local Sag Harbor charm, valuable lessons, and innocent imaginings of a child, book 3 is sure to please new and repeat readers alike! In this adventure, Elliot brings home a beautiful blue betta fish. He takes his job of […]

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9 Animal Rights Books for Kids

Are you passionate about animal rights and want to help instill that same philosophy in your children? A great place to start is by reading about animal rights in a fun, teachable way. Check our list of nine great animal rights books for kids! What are Animal Rights? Animal rights are the act of providing […]

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How Can Parents Encourage Play?

Play is important! It can positively impact children in many ways, physically, emotionally, and mentally. So, how can parents encourage play? Keep reading to find out!   Encouraging Play Free, unstructured play is a play that occurs without rules or guidelines, such as sponge painting or building pillow forts. This type of play is incredibly […]

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25 Great Winter Animal Books for Kids

Winter is the perfect time of year to cozy up with your kids and a good book. Pair it with a blanket and cocoa, and it makes for a perfect night! I have compiled a list of 25 of my favorite winter animal books for kids. I hope you and your littles will enjoy them, […]

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13 Children’s Books About Caring for Others

Empathy and compassion are important characteristics for young children to learn. While they will learn through watching their parents, siblings, and other humans interact, they can also learn these traits through reading children’s books about caring for others. When children read books about people helping other people, animals, and the earth, it shows them how […]

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Importance of Outdoor Play in Early Childhood Education

Why Outdoor Play is So Essential In a world increasingly made smaller by screens and media devices, the need for outdoor play is becoming more and more important for young children. Science shows that free time outdoors to explore and play not only promotes young children’s physical, social and emotional well-being, but it can also […]

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39 Adventure Quotes for Kids

The following adventure quotes for kids help inspire, motivate, and empower. They’re great for posters, pillows, and even post-it notes to put in lunches. Adventure Quotes for Kids by Authors 1. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. -Dr. Seuss 2. […]

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15 Nature Games for Kids to Play

Connecting kids to nature is vital for both our children and our planet. Instilling a love for nature encourages kids to explore the great outdoors, go on adventures, and live active lives. In turn, they will learn to respect and care for Mother Earth and her creatures. Here is a list of nature games for […]

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How to Do Leaf Rubbings: Step by Step

Leaf rubbing is one of the easiest outdoor activities for kids. It’s a wonderful way to preserve beauty and make memories with your children and grandchildren. Best of all, it requires minimal supplies and is for all skill levels. Required Supplies: Dry or fresh leaves 2 pieces of paper that are lightweight or thin (copy […]

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55 Gift Ideas for the Adventurer Kid

If you’re looking for gift ideas for the adventurer kid, look no further! I’ve compiled a list of 55 ideas that will nurture their adventurer spirit! There’s an increasing amount of science that tells us it’s important for kids to be active, get outside, and stay in touch with nature. It’s not only good for […]

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#1 New Release on Amazon! – Elliot and the Osprey Nest

Elliot and the Osprey Nest is live on Amazon and is the #1 New Release in Children’s Environment and Ecology Books! As book one of the Elliot’s Adventures Series, you get to meet our animal-loving hero, Elliot. He notices an Osprey nest on the shores of Sag Harbor, and his plans for summer change. Now, […]

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The Importance of Nature Play in Early Childhood

In a brilliant TEDx Talk, the head of the National Wildlife Federation presented unique insight on the importance of nature play in early childhood for both kids and our planet. He pointed out that in today’s world, the average kid spends 40 to 50 hours per week on some sort of screen. When you factor […]

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9 Fun Things to Do in Sag Harbor with Kids

Sag Harbor, NY, has some of the most beautiful sunsets in the United States. But the village is not just known for its beauty; it’s also known for fun! Sag Harbor is an excellent family vacation spot with its harbor, artsy nature, unique and whimsical stores, delicious restaurants, and great history. Residents take a lot […]

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5 Fun Activities for Teaching Wildlife Conservation to Kids

A child’s world usually starts off quite small. We keep newborns safe in our arms, and toddlers safely confined to our backyards. As they grow, we teach them the importance of picking up their toys and cleaning their rooms. Then, we start to expand their perspective by teaching them about recycling and being kind to […]

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What Makes a Good Children’s Book?

Books from our childhood can bring back memories like the smell of chocolate chip cookies transporting us back to grandma’s kitchen. We can remember reading them over and over again, on our own or with a loved one. And now, our children ask us to read their favorite book every night, and never seem to […]

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