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Summer's End: September 1st

Prone on her belly, Caroline could watch the gentle waves on the water through the space between the whitewashed boards. She was warm, the sun’s rays penetrating her skin, relaxing her further into the dock. Every so often one of the white puffy clouds floating by on the lake-colored sky would...

Caroline sat on the stool squirming as her Mom tried to get a comb through her tangled hair. “Sit still”, Mom urged. “How can we get this done with you constantly moving around? Your birthday party guests will be here soon.” It was Caroline’s eighth birthday. “Ouch”, Caroline complained as...
During the summer months, there are flowers all around us. Even those who live in cities can see a determined dandelion wedged between the sidewalk and street, or stalks of hollyhocks seemingly growing out of concrete in an alley. Most of the time we walk right by without noticing. That...
Making dolls with flowers is a great way to engage with nature, have fun together and learn a little bit about how flowers work. For this activity, the child should be old enough to handle a toothpick safely.    What You Need: An assortment of hollyhock flowers and buds Toothpicks...