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Does a Child Think About Death?

Studies have shown that grandparents can have a positive emotional influence on their grandchildren that lasts a lifetime. Children who are close to their grandparents are more social and know how to share and care for others outside of the immediate family unit. This translates into a more stable young adulthood. And since many grandparents step into the primary caregiving role for their grandchildren, the […]

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A Journey Into the Realm of Magical Creatures

My love for magical creatures started when I was in Elementary school and began collecting Pokemon cards. Holding those special cards with amazing drawings of various creatures was just the best. As I opened each mystery pack and discovered which creatures lay inside, I felt like a real explorer discovering something new and exciting. I also learned about the abilities and evolution of the Pokemon,

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Back to School Wellness

Tips for the Healthy Wellbeing of You and Your Children When most people think of back to school, they think of the never-ending supply list: pencils, colored pencils, erasers, folders, markers, lined paper, spiral and composition notebooks, binders, or if you are a child of the 80s like me, the Trapper Keeper with matching pencil case and hand-picked folders. One did not DARE show up

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From Australia to the Sonoran Desert

My 8,000-Mile Journey to Illustrate a Children’s Book! I’ve lived in Canberra, the capital city of Australia, since I was born and have been drawing since I could hold a pencil. I’ve always loved drawing stories and characters, and every year I participate in drawing challenges on Instagram during October, including #Inktober. In this challenge, you draw something for every day of the month. Little

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Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas – Ways to Make Any Dad Feel Special

By Adam Bieranowski If you’re like me, when asked what you want for Father’s Day, you usually say something like, “You don’t have to get me anything.” Truth be told, everyone likes receiving gifts, no matter how old you are. However, most dads are used to putting themselves after their spouse and kids when it comes to things that they need. In most cases, it

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Top 10 Summer Reads – An Ocean of Possibilities!

By Dr. Shawna Della Cerra, Ed.D The summer season is known to cause a pronounced dip – or ‘slide’ – in children’s reading skills. With an abundance of distractions and a shake‑up of routine, getting children to read over the summer season can be a significant challenge. With a bit of thought and preparation, summertime can be the perfect time to enjoy fun and meaningful

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Making An Automaton Is Easy

Automaton kits make it easy for families to create robots and learn mechanics! By Dani Camarena What is an automaton? It’s a mechanical object that self-operates once set into motion. Think of the automaton in the book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret. This machine could write on paper, which Hugo wanted to repair and get back into motion. Or how about those Transformers? Those are

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Let’s Talk Chocolate

Let’s take a Deep Dive Into the World of Chocolate By Keri McWhorter Yes, that’s right, chocolate! I’m not a chocolatier, confectioner, or professional chocolate taster. I haven’t traveled the world in search of the best; I just simply LOVE chocolate. And because of my obsession, I have tried a lot of different kinds. As a young child, I lived out in the farmlands of

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