14 Dreamy Kids' Rooms That Have Us Yearning for Childhood

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HOW TO: Make Versatile Vegan Cashew Cream

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"Aminals" are Blocks, a Puzzle, and Eco-Decor All in One!

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Playing on the common and endearing mispronunciation of the word “animals,” Aminals is the latest creation from design and furniture company Studio Dunn. The twelve piece set contains common favorite animals as well as more obscure creatures including an owl, a hippo, a kangaroo, a polar bear, a squid, a chameleon, a rhino, a panda, an eagle, a sloth (potentially our favorite), a whale, and an elephant that all fit together like a puzzle. Each animal is simply yet effectively portrayed with lines, and the sustainable set makes the most of lumber leftovers from other Studio Dunn products.

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Family Home's Library Slide Lets Kids Slip Right Into a Good Book

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HOW TO: Make a Comforting One-Pot Quinoa Curry With Pumpkin & Coriander

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HOW TO: Make a Homemade, All-Natural Lice Prevention Spray Using Just 3 Ingredients!

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GoldieBlox Introduces Ziplining Action Figure to Bring Engineering to Girls

by 11/12/14   filed under: eco play, green kids, kids entertainment

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Have no fear — Goldie is here! In just a few years, female-focused company GoldieBlox has become a darling of the retail world. Started by a female engineer who wanted to inspire other girls to see engineering and STEM as a possibility for their future, GoldieBlox is now venturing into the world of the female action figure. We certainly wouldn’t expect your run-of-the-mill, anatomically incorrect, Barbie-wannabes from GoldieBlox, and the company’s doll (aptly named Goldie) doesn’t disappoint. Unlike the stiff, barely moveable dolls that pervade the toy store shelves, Goldie is designed to be a mover and a shaker, as evidenced by her zipline.

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BOOK REVIEW: 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids

by 11/12/14   filed under: books, diy kids crafts, eco play, green family, green kids, kid friendly, kids entertainment, parenting

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Figuring out easy and fun craft and playtime activities for little ones can be more complicated than one might think. In this Pinterest-pretty society, we see scores of beautiful projects that quite frankly look like they were completed by Mom and Dad or require more steps and attention than our little ones can handle. 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids:  The Very Best and Easiest Playtime Activities from FunAtHomeWithKids.Com! is a refreshing and extensive new book that offers kids another option: easy-to-make, yet very engaging activities that encourage children to get creative, explore a variety of touch sensations and textures, and (if they want) to get messy! Written by popular blogger Asia Citro, a mom of two and former teacher, the recipes have obviously been tested (and enjoyed) by Citro’s own children, and her book is brimming with easy-to-follow activities that will keep kids occupied and exploring for hours.

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Wool and the Gang Offers a Range of Handknits for Little Ones - That You Can Buy or DIY!

Wool and the Gang Offers a Range of Handknits for Little Ones - That You Can Buy or DIY!

TweetEmail The Baby Gang range comes in sizes 0–6 and 6–12 months. At point of purchase you can choose whether to knit the item yourself, receiving wool, easy-to-follow…

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Children's Library in Mexico Features Bookshelves that Double as Climbing Structures

Children's Library in Mexico Features Bookshelves that Double as Climbing Structures

Anagrama describes the purposeful use of the bookshelves beyond storage, offering as an alternative, a dynamic space to play and learn, to fire the imagination and provide comfort while…

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SPONSORED: Hands-On Learning and Mentorship Are Encouraging More Women in the STEM Pipeline

SPONSORED: Hands-On Learning and Mentorship Are Encouraging More Women in the STEM Pipeline

Sponsored by Chevron See how Fab Labs are encouraging girls to embrace science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), giving them access to the tools and hands-on activities to…

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Lille Huset Dollhouses are Designed to Inspire the Next Generation of Makers

Lille Huset Dollhouses are Designed to Inspire the Next Generation of Makers

TweetEmailAlyson Beaton trained as an architect and also has an MFA in visual communications. Her Norwegian heritage has influenced the elegant simplicity of her design…

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VEGAN THANKSGIVING RECIPE GUIDE: Dozens of Cruelty-Free Dishes for a Delectable Thanksgiving Feast

VEGAN THANKSGIVING RECIPE GUIDE: Dozens of Cruelty-Free Dishes for a Delectable Thanksgiving Feast

TweetEmailPhoto by Field Roast No Turkey, No Problem! More than 45 million turkeys are killed each and every year, just so people can have a turkey meat filled holiday. Even if…

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HOW TO: Make Vegan, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Gnocchi from Scratch - It's Easier Than You Think!

HOW TO: Make Vegan, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Gnocchi from Scratch - It's Easier Than You Think!

1. Gather the ingredients 2/3 cups of pumpkin 1 cup of chickpea flour 1 tbsp of ground flaxseed a pinch of sea salt a bunch of fresh oregano 2 tbsp of chopped almonds 2. Make the…

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Repurpose Schoolbags are a Recycled Carryall and Solar-Powered Reading Lamp in One

Repurpose Schoolbags are a Recycled Carryall and Solar-Powered Reading Lamp in One

TweetEmail Repurpose Schoolbags are made of a durable, woven, waterproof textile produced from recycled plastic shopping bags and come in bright, bold colors. The snappy,…

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TOMS Collaboration with Target Will Provide Shoes, Blankets, and Meals to Those in Need

TOMS Collaboration with Target Will Provide Shoes, Blankets, and Meals to Those in Need

Scads of people head out to the stores the Friday after Thanksgiving for huge savings and to stock up on holiday gifts, but we’ll be making a trip to Target a few weeks early on…

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5th Grader Finds 14,000 Year-Old Ancient Hunting Tool While Boogie Boarding in New Jersey

5th Grader Finds 14,000 Year-Old Ancient Hunting Tool While Boogie Boarding in New Jersey

Photo © Donald E. Hurlbert for the Smithsonian Institution Imagine going on a summer vacation with your family and returning with a 14,000 year old hunting implement that had been…

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HOW TO: Make a Decadent Chocolate Cake That's Made from Vegetables!

HOW TO: Make a Decadent Chocolate Cake That's Made from Vegetables!

Gather your ingredients. Healthy Chocolate Cake Yield: 1 9-inch round cake 2-3 small beets ½ cup cooked black beans, rinsed and drained ¼ cup water 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour…

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