10 Kid-Friendly Hikes in Northern California

10 Kid-Friendly Hikes in Northern California

This content has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PureLife35pk #CollectiveBias It’s that time of year! The weather is finally warming up, and there are more and more beautiful days to get outside and enjoy with our kids. We love going to the playground, but I also […]

Encouraging Curiosity: Create a Questions Notebook

Encouraging Curiosity: Create a Questions Notebook

Do you have a child who asks questions constantly? Do you want a way to channel the curiosity of your students and teach them basic research skills? Here is a great resource for elementary age children to use: a questions notebook to guide students to investigate their own questions. This free printable is a wonderful […]

Fun Animal Books Your Kids Will Go Crazy For

Fun Animal Books Your Kids Will Go Crazy For

Do you have a child that loves animals? Or are you looking for a way to spark an older child’s interest in biology? Here are some of our favorite animal books. They are fun, beautifully illustrated, and guaranteed to encourage a love of all creatures great and small. I received complimentary copies of the books […]

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 […]

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