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Playaways: What a great idea!

Playaways: What a great idea!

By megret | August 16, 2011 at 10:53 pm | 2 comments

A recent visit to our local library enlightened me to the "newest" form of audiobooks for kids: Playaways! Made specifically for libraries, these are self-contained audiobook players that can be checked out like paper books. Just add a AAA battery and plug in some...

Posted in: Books & reading, Everyday fun, Learning and doing

Babyland General Hospital: Then & Now

Babyland General Hospital: Then & Now

By megret | August 9, 2011 at 7:34 am | 3 comments

Any little girl growing up in the 80s knows who the Cabbage Patch Kids are. I sure did. And the summer I was eight, my grandparents took me to their hometown, their origin: Babyland General Hospital in Cleveland,...

Posted in: Everyday fun, Rainey

Calendar Page Puzzles

Calendar Page Puzzles

By megret | July 14, 2011 at 6:57 am | 3 comments

My Grandma holds on to photo-rich calendars from years past and gives them to me for us to use in crafty projects. One simple idea that I've had on the back burner for a while? Calendar Page...

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Exploring art…and art museums.

Exploring art…and art museums.

By megret | July 13, 2011 at 1:25 pm | No comments

So, besides crafts, swimming, and gardening, what else have we been doing this summer? Well.... I purchased and saved until summer Pineapple Paintbrush's preschool art class curriculum, and I'm so glad that I did! We've been enjoying learning about line, color, texture,...

Posted in: Everyday fun, Learning and doing

Mittens the Cat Turns 1.

Mittens the Cat Turns 1.

By megret | July 1, 2011 at 8:48 pm | No comments

So it doesn't seem like it's been a year since our neighbors came to our door and told us they'd found a lost, malnourished, scared little kitten.                       We decided to...

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