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planting with the kids

I love spring (ok summer by the time Chicago warms up) and planting with the kids.  Here are a few tips: 1. Take the kids with you to pick the flowers to get them excited about it 2. Have the kids help you pick the veggies that they like or might try (snack cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and mint are winners […]

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earth day

To get kids in the spirit of Earth Day on April 22, I found a few fun books to help them learn about recycling…even better yet, check out the books or e-books  from your library. -Arthur Turns Green -Charlie and Lola: We Are Extremely Very Good Recyclers  -I Can Save the Earth!: One Little Monster Learns to […]

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3 super easy ways for busy moms (who isn’t???) to teach kids about the 3 R’s

1. RECYCLE.  We have 2 different trash cans so the kids can separate trash vs. recycling.  Added bonus: They know the difference between plastic, glass, and aluminum foil. 2. REUSE.  I have them place gently used plastic baggies on the counter to use again.  I also have them go through their old toys to give […]

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