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Why Do This?

The Advocate published an article about Biggz Kidz January 2015. I was intrigued and decided immediately that I must find a way to connect with this group. 239 more words

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Beyond the Pond

Beyond the Pond is author-illustrator Joseph Kuefler’s debut picture book, (Balzer + Bray) and it is delightful! Ernest D. is a little fellow who lives in an ordinary house in an ordinary town. 273 more words

Last Child in the Woods: Why your kid needs the outdoors

Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods has been on my reading list for a long time; I never seemed to get around to it because I felt like I probably already agreed with it in principle so why not skip straight to the ‘what to do about it’ books?   2,018 more words


Walking West With Thoreau

Metaphor plays an important part in education, communication, and day-to-day life.

Metaphor is often used to help make a connection in our ability to conceptualize an idea; to help forge the relationship between our inner and outer world experiences – a bridge of sorts. 1,207 more words

Life is too short for clean fingernails

One of Wyokiddo’s favorite spots to play is the gravel pile outside our back yard.  It’s big, it’s messy, it’s fun.  Some days, she just likes to climb to the top and sit there.   425 more words


Who Killed Tom Sawyer?

Ramblings Provoked by the novel Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

This book was read aloud to me in the fifth grade and I have never forgotten a single word of this beautiful story. 1,019 more words



“A kid today can likely tell you about the Amazon rain forest — but not about the last time he or she explored the woods in solitude, or lay in a field listening to the wind and watching the clouds move.” (pp. 48 more words

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