Special Delivery: Pen Pals! (And A Sneak Peek Of Issue Twelve)

Summer is here! And with it stretches long, lazy days. So, here’s a thought: pen pals (yes, the old-fashioned kind). Because letter-writing really is an easy way to fill an hour or so, and to work hard on that penmanship, word structure, and thought construction. It’s communicating in what sometimes feels like a long-lost art […]

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Indoor Activities for Kids

Ideas For Indoor Fun + Activities For All Ages

Is anyone else feeling a little bit of cabin fever setting in? It’s been quite the year of togetherness and with winter lingering, there’s still more indoor time on the horizon. With ample time to hunker down and play, it’s helpful to have a few activities up your sleeve for easy entertainment. (And here are […]

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Giraffe Wall

Activities for the Great Outdoors (or the Backyard)

We must teach our children to smell the earth, to taste the rain, to touch the wind, to see things grow, to hear the sun rise and night fall—to care. ~ John Cleal  If you’re looking for a way to get energy out, foster independence, encourage exercise, limit screen time, calm behaviors, and get stress […]

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Girl with Face Paint

Embracing + Raising Creative Thinkers 

So many of the brave, smart, historical people we profile in Honest History are exceptional in their own right, but it’s easy to imagine they all have one characteristic in common: creative thinking. Which is also to say an acute ability for problem solving, curiosity, hard work, inventiveness, adaptiveness. So, not just the form of […]

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