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 […]

Girls Who Changed the World: Inspiration for Kids

Girls Who Changed the World: Inspiration for Kids

As part of Women’s History Month, we learn about inspiring women from history, but it’s also important to teach kids – and girls especially – that they don’t have to wait to grow up to make a difference! Despite all of the obstacles in their path, many girls have made an impact, led by their […]

5 Reasons Everyone Should Learn About Holi

5 Reasons Everyone Should Learn About Holi

I am fascinated by the Hindu celebration Holi, the one you see the amazing photographs of each year, with people showering each other with vibrantly colored powders or colored water. But to be honest, beyond the sense of it as a joyous, lively festival, I really didn’t know much about it. Well, dear reader, for […]

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