Monthly Archives: June 2011

Get Growing – Facts about Sunflowers

Children love giants and they love to know facts—especially nature facts they think no one else knows. Sunflowers deliver on both counts. Some varieties of sunflowers grow to 12 feet high. They are fast growing plants that almost grow before … Continue reading

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Take It Outside – I wonder what’s under …?

Turn off the screens—the television, the computer, the video games. Take time from work, from chores, from the day-to-day tasks that keep us busy. Adults and children, take it outside. Each week I will challenge you to see and hear … Continue reading

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World Oceans Day

Today, June 8th is World Oceans Day. Take time today to teach your children something new about oceans by visiting SavetheSea, where you will find “Interesting Ocean Facts.” In honor of World Oceans Day, the Nature Conservancy has an interactive … Continue reading

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Get Growing – Watermelon

Planting watermelon in a backyard garden is rewarding and fun. Planting watermelon with children is rewarding, fun, and a great way to introduce the idea of gardening and growing food. This heat-loving annual can be grown in all parts of the country, but … Continue reading

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Barking Frog Reads – June

I love books and I love book clubs, so it just seems natural to start a book club within this blog. On the first day of each month I will announce the book we will share—read the book and post … Continue reading

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