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12 no-bake, vegan desserts your family will love on hot summer days

12 no-bake, vegan desserts your family will love on hot summer days

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Daycare centers in Helsinki will offer vegan meal options during one-year food trial

Daycare centers in Helsinki will offer vegan meal options during one-year food trial

Most vegan parents have become accustomed to packing their children their own lunch and snacks to ensure their little ones get plant-based food throughout the day, but parents in Helsinki, Finland may

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Inventor uses found objects and blocks to make kid-friendly Rube Goldberg machines

Inventor uses found objects and blocks to make kid-friendly Rube Goldberg machines

Rube Goldberg machines are often quite complex and highly creative ways to problem-solve and demonstrate cause and effect. One example would be the extensive steps taken in order to open a gate, as seen

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LEGO toys are becoming more violent and featuring more weapons, according to new study

LEGO toys are becoming more violent and featuring more weapons, according to new study

LEGO is among our kids’ absolute favorite toys, and we’re pretty fond of them too since they encourage creativity and imaginative play and build motor and spatial skills. But a new study

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Organic Nomad pillow-blankets are the ultimate travel accessory for kids

Organic Nomad pillow-blankets are the ultimate travel accessory for kids

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$25,000 scholarship will put 125 more kids in Audubon nature camps this summer

$25,000 scholarship will put 125 more kids in Audubon nature camps this summer

Summer camp is a long-standing American tradition that many kids never get to experience, due to the cost. For years, Wild Birds Unlimited—a national chain of nature specialty stores—has sponsored

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Extraordinary Playscapes exhibition celebrates innovative playgrounds of the world & explores the latest thinking in playground design

Extraordinary Playscapes exhibition celebrates innovative playgrounds of the world & explores the latest thinking in playground design

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Artist recreates famous paintings in painstaking detail using only an Etch A Sketch

Artist recreates famous paintings in painstaking detail using only an Etch A Sketch

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Old toys get new limbs and a ‘second life’ to help raise awareness about organ transplants in Japan

Old toys get new limbs and a 'second life' to help raise awareness about organ transplants in Japan

Despite the fact that around 14,000 people in Japan are currently waiting for an organ donation or transplant, only about 300 people each year actually receive the organs they need. That number works out

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10 simple and effective ways to help your child calm down and chill out

10 simple and effective ways to help your child calm down and chill out

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The Mover Kit: the first active play wearable that kids make and code themselves

The Mover Kit: the first active play wearable that kids make and code themselves

Kids catch on to new technology amazingly fast, and this new wearable gadget will get them thinking out of the box and creating games, activities, light patterns, and codes. And, unlike many tech

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First grader born without hands wins national penmanship contest

First grader born without hands wins national penmanship contest

Handwriting is often a dreaded part of the elementary school curriculum, but for Anaya Ellick, a Virginia first grader, mastering good penmanship represents just another of her many accomplishments. The

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7th grader’s trusty service dog & constant companion earns a spot in yearbook

7th grader's trusty service dog & constant companion earns a spot in yearbook

Smile and say… “treat!” Including a dog in a middle school yearbook isn’t a conventional choice, but for the kids at Good Hope Middle School in Louisiana, it was a natural

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Braille Bricks help blind children learn to read and write through integrated play

Braille Bricks help blind children learn to read and write through integrated play

Learning through play is an important tenet in education. This methodology combines fun, hands-on, and multisensory ways to engage kids in the learning process and get them working together.

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Father and his astronaut son boldly explore life’s daily adventures in Small Steps are Giant Leaps

Father and his astronaut son boldly explore life's daily adventures in Small Steps are Giant Leaps

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Christopher Reeve’s son introduces ‘Adaptoys’ that enable people living with paralysis to play with their children

Christopher Reeve's son introduces 'Adaptoys' that enable people living with paralysis to play with their children

Will Reeve, son of the late Superman actor and disability advocate Christopher Reeve, was quite young when his father became paralyzed. He wishes that there would have been more active ways for them to

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Misty Copeland Barbie doll inspires young dancers to break the mold

Misty Copeland Barbie doll inspires young dancers to break the mold

Misty Copeland made history when she was named the first African American principal dancer in the American Ballet Theatre last year, and now Barbie is getting her own Misty makeover. Barbie has of late

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HOW TO: Make flavorful and festive vegan tortilla soup for Cinco de Mayo

HOW TO: Make flavorful and festive vegan tortilla soup for Cinco de Mayo

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