Frogging for the Family

Some of the most popular programs that we offer at the nature center are programs revolving around catching frogs. Everyone has a story about how they went out with their brother or sister, their mom or dad, or even their neighborhood friends catching frogs in the local creek or vernal…

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Sunday Snippet: Time Change with a Toddler

Daylight savings time- that amazing thing that grants you an extra hour in the fall and then rips it out of your life come spring again. This notion was meh in elementary school and middle school, awful in high school and even more dreadful in college. After experiencing the give…

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Nature Crafts for Kids: Pumpkin Lifecycle Wreath

For an educational and fun craft in the fall consider making this pumpkin lifecycle wreath. Developed to accompany the story Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden by George Levenson, this craft requires few materials as well as reviews the lifecycle of the garden pumpkin. In order to make this craft…

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Adjusting to Life’s Adventures

Writing  has been difficult as of late. I feel a major guilt for my lack of dedication to Naturally Teaching these last few weeks but, as is true for everyone in their own way, some major stuff has been going on in my personal life. It’s good major stuff, but…

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Sunday Snippet: Bin o’ Bubbles

Our little squirt, just like many other children nationwide, has been afflicted with… a love of bubbles. She loves them so much that even the mention of bubbles in dishwater gets her all excited. To give the girl a fix on her addiction my husband whipped up a basic set…

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Keep Calm and Let Them Help

Many children have an inherent desire to help with everyday chores including dishes, laundry and cooking. As parents we often get so caught up in getting these chores done quickly and efficiently that our children’s desire to help gets squashed in the process. My sister-in-law reminded me today just how…

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