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Art With Class

Bright idea. Credit: P'kolino
A good art set is a must-have, and we love the new one from P'kolino. Created in cahoots with European art supply makers Jovi, each box contains 12 nontoxic markers, 12 crayons and 16 colored pencils. The...

Heart-Shaped Valentine's Day Crafts

I'll admit it: Cabin Fever is not a Craft Queen. But every year our dining room table turns into a factory for mass Valentine production. The children bring home class lists, we clear crafting space and then set about making a Valentine for everyone...

CPSC: The ABC's of avoiding injuries

It's that time of year again. School supplies have been purchased, new school clothes are hanging in the closet and everything is ready for the return to school. It's been a long, happy summer and even with all the crazy outdoor play, I am happy to...

ParentDish Feature: What are you reading? Look! Real books!

This week has been kind of crazy for me. I have been working on multiple projects at my other gig, which is that of a medical editor. This has not prevented me from reading this week, but it has prevented me from doing my other features this week...

Are your field trips free?

Last night while talking to a friend of mine who is a third grade teacher in the local public school, we wandered on to the subject of field trips. She was venting her frustrations about the fact that although there are so many wonderful things to do...

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