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Look closely, hidden treasures are everywhere.

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A Child’s Calendar

A Child’s Calendar is a gorgeous creation. The poems written by John Updike conjure the most beautiful images about each month of the year: The trees’ black lace… fat snowy footsteps… long green weeks… blue ghosts of smoke…. Each month’s … 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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Take It Outside – Color

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 … Continue reading

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Creature Feature – Fairy Shrimp

“We have fairy shrimp. They came from my friend’s vernal pond,” said the director of Schoolmates one morning as Stephen arrived for preschool. The fairy shrimp were swimming in tea-colored water in a large glass jar on one of the … Continue reading

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Barking Frog Reads – April

As the weather warms and talk turns to gardening, Barking Frog Farm thought it would be fun to introduce you to a wonderful book called Roots Shoots Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children by Sharon Lovejoy. This book is full … Continue reading

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Take it Outside – Just One

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. Every couple of weeks I will challenge you to see … Continue reading

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Barking Frog Reads – March

In anticipation of spring, we are reading the classic A Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson-Burnett. The book is about two disagreeable children, Mistress Mary, who is quite contrary, and her sickly cousin Collin. Mary finds a garden behind a locked … Continue reading

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