Yay Moms! SD Children in Nature

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May Game Fish & Parks

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Students Give Couplets A Try (And You Should Too!)

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Scores of students submitted their poems about teamwork to an NPR callout. Here are a few of the highlights.

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Growing Egg Carton Seeds

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Encourage your kids to get their hands dirty for once! Growing seedlings in egg cartons is a simple activity that connects young children to nature and is a great way to inspire a lifelong interest in gardening and plants.

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Books for Young Poets

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Celebrate National Poetry Month this April with a lyrical selection of readings for kids ages 0 to 9. You’ll find classic Mother Goose, alphabet poems in both Spanish and English, an ode to Harlem — and even a rhyming dog.

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Simple Ways to Protect the Earth

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What's not to love about spring? The sun warms and brightens our days for a few extra hours, and kids get to explore outside a little longer each day, too. And on Sunday, April 22, Earth Day will help to mark the season of showers and flowers! Here are some great ways to encourage your child to respect our planet and help protect it.

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HOW TO RAISE STRONG GIRLS

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Self-confidence and resilience require time and practice. Katie Hurley, LCSW, shares simple tips for encouraging young girls to learn coping, build emotional strength, and develop their own strong voices.

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Do You Know A Teacher Who Has Gone The Extra Mile — Or Beyond?

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If so, fill out this form or email us at npred@npr.org. A member of NPR Ed may be in touch and your response may be used in an upcoming story.

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EVERY CHILD IS A READER

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Gail Boushey is a literacy expert and co-author of the book that coined the idea of “three ways to read.” In this interview, she discusses how reading pictures and retelling stories are also valuable reading experiences.

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STORIES AND HISTORY

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Books that celebrate the black experience are available for all ages and reading levels, and there are so many themes to explore with children during Black History Month and throughout the year.

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Tissue Paper Stained Glass for Mothers

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If you are still looking for a perfect Mothers Day gift, here is a great homemade option! Show your mom you love her by making a beautiful heart stained glass window. If you already have a Mothers Day gift, this is still a fun craft for all ages to enjoy!

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Colorful Sun Catcher

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If you are looking for a fun and colorful project to do today, try making a sun catcher. These beautiful decorations will add a little pop of color in any room you have!

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Dr. Seuss Craft Roundup

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March 2nd is Read Across America Day and is also the birthday of Theodor Geisel, also know as Dr. Seuss! Here are some of the most wonderfully wacky and seuss-iest crafts from around the web in honor of the beloved author:

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Paper Lanterns for the Chinese New Year

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Families come together to enjoy great food and watch lion dances during the 15th day of the first lunar month. This celebration is know as the Lantern Festival. Here is a fun activity where your child can create their own lantern!

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7 Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Cards

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Valentines day is right around the corner! Here are several different options to consider when you sit down to write your Valentine's Day cards. These cards are so cute, Cupid himself wouldn't be able to resist making one or two of them!

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Cardboard Guitars

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Listening to music is fun, and playing an instrument is even better! But what if you could create your own instrument and then play some catchy tunes? Now you can, and it is super easy to make! In no time, you will have your on band and be jamming to your own tunes! The best part is that it's super easy to make, and you will find all of the materials around your house!

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