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Spring is here, so get outside!

Spring is here, so get outside!

Children need more exposure to mud, livestock, and relatives.      –  Allison Gopnik Warm weather has come to Tennessee (so sorry […]

Apr 11, 2016     No Comments
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A Stick Is an Excellent Thing

A Stick Is an Excellent Thing

While the trees are still bare, sticks are easy to find in the yard…in the park…on the sidewalk.  Here are a few […]

Apr 17, 2014     No Comments
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Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

I love Thanksgiving for the great food, the raucous family gatherings, and time to spend outdoors expressing thanks for the bounties of nature. Here […]

Nov 25, 2013     No Comments
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Essential Literature: Ten Little Caterpillars

Essential Literature: Ten Little Caterpillars

Ten Little Caterpillars is a collaboration of two great authors – Bill Martin, Jr. and Lois Ehlert – published 7 […]

Jul 22, 2013     No Comments
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Author Focus: George Ella Lyon

Author Focus: George Ella Lyon

I bumped into writer George Ella Lyon last year, and was reminded of how much I enjoy her children’s books. […]

May 23, 2013     No Comments
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Ring in Spring with the Garden Thing!

Ring in Spring with the Garden Thing!

    Spring is the air! Along with longer days and rising temperatures, spring also brings the return of flowering […]

Apr 4, 2013     No Comments
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The Extraordinary Wangari Maathai

The Extraordinary Wangari Maathai

While flipping through the channels on my television one evening, I stumbled upon a documentary that introduced me to an […]

Feb 25, 2013     No Comments
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Cherokee Stories

Cherokee Stories

Each fall, I remember and honor the Cherokee people by reading children’s books that were written by respected storytellers and authors who honor their traditions. […]

Nov 15, 2012     No Comments
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Nature Sculptures Inspired by Andy Goldsworthy

Nature Sculptures Inspired by Andy Goldsworthy

Mariah Bruehl from Playful Learning introduced me to the work of Andy Goldsworthy, an artist who uses natural materials such […]

Oct 25, 2012     No Comments
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Happy Popcorn Poppin’ Month

Happy Popcorn Poppin’ Month

October is the month for harvest, and some families spend time on farms and navigating their way through corn mazes. Fall is a […]

Oct 18, 2012     No Comments
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