Sail Away with the Nature Cat Crew

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Ahoy Mateys! Are you looking for an adventure, but don't have the transportation? In today's fun activity learn how to make your own sailboat and sail away with the Nature Cat Crew!

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What Teens Really Say About Sex, Drugs And Sadness

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A new survey of America's youth offers more than a few surprises — and raises some important red flags.

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Buddy & SDPB Friends at Storybook Land

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Come see Buddy and his SDPB friends at the 13th Annual Storybook Land Festival on July 20th and 21st. You won’t want to miss this free and fun-packed weekend!

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Pool Noodle Obstacle Course

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Want to keep you kids busy and active this summer? This easily customizable pool noodle obstacle course is perfect for a kid’s play date, party or a family time in the yard.

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A Guide To Parental Controls For Kids' Tech Use

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How do you make sense of all the different options out there?

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Fourth of July Thaumatropes

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In the 19th century British physician, John Ayrton Paris created a fun optical toy called the thaumatrope. He created it because he was curious about the retina and how long the human eye could hold an image. This Fourth of July have some festive fun by creating your own thaumatrope!

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Popsicle Stick American Flags

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Make these mini American flags at home for a great Fourth of July craft that kids will enjoy. Have a safe and happy holiday!

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Matchbox Picture Magnets

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I love photos, I love fridge magnets and I love convenience. These are all three in one! The bonus is that they are really easy to make too.

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Build A Rain Barrel

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Water is important when it come to your garden. A Rain Barrel is a great and easy way for you to water your garden and conserve water!

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Pay Attention!

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In one of NPR's upcoming How to Raise a Human reports Michaleen Doucleff travels to rural Mexico to discover a group of Mayan children with extraordinary abilities to pay attention. SDPB is bringing How to Raise a Human home to South Dakota. Shane Hamilton, an Integrated Health Therapist with Sanford Health, expands on the subject.

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For Troubled Kids, Some Schools Take Time Out For Group Therapy

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A growing number of schools are offering training for emotional and social skills that can benefit kids in school and throughout their life.

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Natural Ice Boats

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Here is a fun and eco-friendly project for you and your kiddos on a hot summer day! For an afternoon of clean, green and science-friendly fun, try making these ice boats.

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DIY Windsocks

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Just in time for spring, this windsock is made entirely of recycled materials, making this craft project easy, inexpensive … and waterproof! Decorate your garden, porch or front lawn with a weather-durable windsock in just a few steps.

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Duct Tape Wallet

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Is there anything that duct tape can’t make or fix? I don’t think so. Which is why this year for Father’s Day I say, swing by the hardware store and let some tape do the gift-y trick! Help your kids make this no-sew project for dad that’s as cool as it is crafty. Here’s the scoop on turning a few strips of sticky into a duct tape wallet!

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What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story?

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There are many ways young children encounter stories. A new study finds a "Goldilocks effect," where a cartoon may be "too hot" and audiobooks "too cold" for learning readers.

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