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Mystery Doors Open Much for Essay Winners

Posted about 19 days ago by Heather H

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Education, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, New, Programs, Science Fiction & Fantasy and Teen | Tagged with essay contest, essay winners, fairytales, key to happiness, mystery door, potenial , ruth venner, science fiction, syria, syrian refugee and time travel

This year’s essay contest winners’ found a range of wonders behind their mystery doors. Eighteen judges poured through nearly 1,100 entries, choosing 36 winners and honorable mentions.

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Celebrate Earth Day: Raising Children to be Environmental Stewards

Posted about 1 month ago by Rebecca S

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Education, Fitness, Nature, & Travel and Resources | Tagged with children's literature, earth day, environment, environmentalism, recycling, sustainability and sustainable living

This Earth Day take the time to start a conversation about environmental stewardship. Teaching kids about the need to preserve and protect our environment can be a process that is fun and educational for everyone involved.

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Back to School Book Lists

Posted 10 months ago by Katie M

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Education and Resources | Tagged with adolescence, bullying in schools, child development, early childhood education, Kindergarten, making friends, middle school, parent participation, Preschool, psychology, school buses and teenagers

Is your child experiencing the back to school jitters? Check out our list of books to help kids deal with everything from riding the bus for the first time to making new friends at school!

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Using Mindfulness to Help Kids Destress

Posted 10 months ago by Rebecca S

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Education, Fitness, Nature, & Travel, Resources, Self-help & Spirituality and Teen | Tagged with Anxiety, meditation, mindfulness, parenting, stress, teens and Yoga

Just as adults suffer from social anxiety and troublesome thoughts that will not go away; so do children. By practicing mindful presence and awareness, kids learn to pause for a moment, catch their breath, and get a sense of what they need at this very moment in time, firmly rooting them in the here and now, with space to grow and be themselves.

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