HOW-TO: Make Homemade Kid-friendly Insect Repellent Spray

by 06/30/14   filed under: eco toddler, green baby, green family, green kids, health & body, how-to

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Children Can Learn About the Night Sky with this Stitch the Stars Calendar Kit

by 06/29/14   filed under: eco decor, green kids

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Help your child learn about the stars, discover constellations, keep track of dates and develop hand-eye coordination skills with this clever and fun Stitch the Stars Calendar Kit. This crafty educational kit includes 12 5″ x 7″ calendar cards made with heavy, recycled card stock screen printed with the month’s corresponding constellation from the zodiac in glow-in-the-dark ink. Your child can use the included embroidery needle and glow-in-the-dark embroidery floss to poke and stitch her way through all the months of the year. A simple instruction sheet is included and the whole kit comes packaged in a kraft paper box. Note that due to small parts, the kit is inappropriate for children under the age of three and best for kids over 8 years.

+ Stitch the Stars Calendar Kit $19.20

+ Imagine Childhood

 

20 Educational and FUN Sensory Table Activities for Kids!

by 06/28/14   filed under: eco toddler, education

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Go Gently Baby's Hero Tee Boasts a Big Message for Little Kids to Wear Proudly

by 06/28/14   filed under: eco baby clothing, eco toddler, green baby, green kids

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Go Gently Baby, a unique children’s clothing brand, has a mission that not only makes a difference to our planet but also to our children’s health. Earlier this year, we reported that big named clothing brands were using carcinogenic chemicals and/or endocrine disruptors in the manufacturing of the their children’s clothing. Buying organic clothing for kids is now even more important. Go Gently Baby uses only organic cotton, eco-friendly dyes, and water-based inks. On top of using earth-friendly materials, they are all made in the USA. The company also employs as many sustainable business practices as possible, including using left-over fabric remnants each season, recycled paper hang tags and biodegradable garment bags.

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HOW TO: Make Healthy Homemade Popsicles With Kids

by 06/27/14   filed under: cooking, diy kids crafts, eco toddler, green holiday ideas for kids, how-to

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5 Kid-Approved Recipes that Contain Hidden Veggies

by 06/27/14   filed under: cooking, food, healthy recipe, kids health, recipes, vegetarian

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Company in India Uses Discarded Cardboard to Make School Bags that Transform into Desks to Improves Kids' Education

by 06/27/14   filed under: humanitarian design

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The incredible company Aarambh in India is changing the face of education, by using discarded cardboard to make school bags that can double as student desks. The non-profit has created a transformative design that not only helps kids tote their school supplies, but can fold out into a desk, encouraging better study through proper posture. The ‘Help Desk’ enables students in poorer areas who are used to working on the floor to become better students.

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America is the Only Developed Nation in the World with NO Paid Family Leave Laws

by 06/26/14   filed under: news, prenatal

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In news that won’t shock any parent in the United States, but may surprise new parents-to-be, the U.S. lags woefully behind EVERYONE else in the developed world when it comes to paid family leave. A report about maternity leave and the well-being of families, released last month from the UN International Labour Organization (ILO), mimics what we’ve been shown before, that many countries, 185 in all, provide paid maternity leave. The exceptions are Oman, Papua New Guinea, and the United States. Of those 185 countries, a full 78 of them also provide decent paternity leave, an almost unheard of luxury for companies in the USA. The report shows that women in the United States are supremely unlucky when it comes to maternity leave — especially paid leave. Just 11% of private industry Americans have access to any paid family leave, and only 16% of state and government employees have paid family leave available. In fact, shockingly, even the U.S. federal government provides no paid family leave to employees. To sum up, America is the ONE and ONLY developed nation with NO set standards surrounding paid family leave, which frankly is one the most shameful fails the U.S. government has ever made – and seriously, they’ve had more than a few fails.

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Giving Birth After Age 33 May Increase a Mother's Life Expectancy

Giving Birth After Age 33 May Increase a Mother's Life Expectancy

TweetEmailWhile most information out there about older mamas is less than flattering, there’s new positive research on the baby-making scene that says giving birth after…

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Pop & Lolli Partners with Sarah Jane for New Designer Collection of Whimsical & Delightful Wall Decals & Wallpaper

Pop & Lolli Partners with Sarah Jane for New Designer Collection of Whimsical & Delightful Wall Decals & Wallpaper

TweetEmail Mia Viljoen, Founder & CEO, Designer & Creator of Pop & Lolli shares, “We first fell in love with Sarah Jane, when my own daughters were made…

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8 Themed Children's Gardens that Teach Kids How to Grow Food & Revel in Nature

8 Themed Children's Gardens that Teach Kids How to Grow Food & Revel in Nature

TweetEmail 1. The Healthy Snack Patch One of my friends was an incredibly picky eater as a child, and one night, when she refused to eat what was being served for supper, her…

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Prafull Oorja in India Helps Children with Special Needs via the Healing Practice of Yoga

Prafull Oorja in India Helps Children with Special Needs via the Healing Practice of Yoga

TweetEmail Those who have ever practiced yoga are undoubtedly familiar with its many benefits, both physical and emotional. A full-body meditation, yoga keeps practitioners in…

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Cyantraniliprole: A Highly Toxic New Pesticide is Coming Soon to the U.S. Food Supply

Cyantraniliprole: A Highly Toxic New Pesticide is Coming Soon to the U.S. Food Supply

TweetEmailNever one to shy away from poisoning the food supply, the United States government is all set to introduce yet another doozy of a pesticide into the American food…

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World's First Bike Share for Kids Debuts in Paris!

World's First Bike Share for Kids Debuts in Paris!

Vélib, a bike share service in Paris is now the first in the world to offer bike shares for kids as well as adults. Bike shares are fairly commonplace now, but thanks to the new…

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Barbie Lands Her Toughest Job Yet - as a Tech Entrepreneur

Barbie Lands Her Toughest Job Yet - as a Tech Entrepreneur

TweetEmailWe’ve seen architecture Barbie, President Barbie, Sports Illustrated Cover Model Barbie, Doctor Barbie and I think we all remember Ballerina Barbie from when…

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Australia's Victorian Opera Offers 'Relaxed' Performances for Children with Autism and Sensory Disorders

Australia's Victorian Opera Offers 'Relaxed' Performances for Children with Autism and Sensory Disorders

As autism diagnoses continue to rise around the world, beneficial opportunities are becoming more common for children and adults on the autism spectrum — from animal therapy to a…

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12 Year-Old Uses LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Set to Build a Braille Printer for the Blind

12 Year-Old Uses LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Set to Build a Braille Printer for the Blind

TweetEmail After transforming his LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kit into a braille printer for the blind, 12 year-old Shubham Banerjee is now receiving invitations from the White House.…

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Moulin Roty's Large Tool Box Set Boasts 14 Real Woodworking Tools

Moulin Roty's Large Tool Box Set Boasts 14 Real Woodworking Tools

TweetEmailMoulin Roty’s Large Tool Box Set is not one of those silly plastic tool sets for kids. This dream of a tool set was designed with the highest quality REAL tools…

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