Rose Crafts, Play and Learning Activities, and Recipes

Rose Crafts, Play and Learning Activities, and Recipes

The Festival of Ridván begins next week, and because it commemorates Bahá’u’lláh’s stay in a garden full of roses, I love to do rose crafts and activities with my children to celebrate (like make these rose cookies). Inspired by the roses that were piled in Bahá’u’lláh’s tent each day (so many that His guests could […]

Ridvan Flower Board with Activities for Kids

Ridvan Flower Board with Activities for Kids

As the Bahá’í festival of Ridván approaches, I’m pleased to share this beautiful Ridvan flower board idea from my friend Chelsea Lee Smith of Enable Me To Grow. It is a great way for families to celebrate this festival with kids! For more ideas, see our Walking Through the Garden of Ridván series. Ridvan Flower Board Ridván is […]

Emotional Intelligence: Tips for Parents

Emotional Intelligence: Tips for Parents

Learning to navigate your emotions and those of others is an important set of skills for children to develop. This “emotional intelligence” is just as critical to future success and happiness as learning the multiplication tables and state capitals, perhaps more so. Children who are able to identify their feelings and work with them will […]

Larger Than Life: The Fierce and Fabulous Lena Horne

Larger Than Life: The Fierce and Fabulous Lena Horne

As we teach our children about strong women in history, one who stands out is Lena Horne. Her immense talent was matched only by her determination in the face of the racism of her times. I first learned about her from her appearance on The Cosby Show when I was a child and I was captivated […]

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