Backyard Flowers

Flowers can be a great addition to your garden. They can attract wildlife while adding something pretty to look at in your backyard. Gardening can give you a chance to do something fun with your family, and it’s not a very expensive hobby. Also, taking care of plants helps us practice responsibility and get some exercise! […]

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Backyard Trees

Have you ever thought about how many kinds of trees there are? No matter where you are, if you walk outside or look out a window, chances are you will see at least a few different kinds of trees—sometimes you can see many different kinds just in one yard!  Trees aren’t only a beautiful part of nature. They are homes for wild […]

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Backyard Bugs

We are all familiar with bugs: you can walk outside, look around, and spot at least a few different ones! Many bug species have been around for more than 400 million years. They can be pests and sometimes even scary but they are important to our ecosystem. They help control other bug populations, dispose of waste, […]

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Backyard Gardening

Here are six common fruits and vegetables that are easy and fun to plant in your own backyard garden!  Green Beans  When to Plant: Directly plant the seeds into your garden before summer after the last frost.  Harvesting: The beans can be ready to pick in about 60 days and will continue to regrow after picking.  Other Details: Provide support […]

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Expanding Minds Through Art

How did you learn your ABCs? Was it by song? Did you learn you were left or right-handed through drawing? Did a nursery rhyme teach you about poetry? There is little doubt that art is one of the most effective tools for development. Through programming designed to inspire creativity in all its forms, ICAN allow […]

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Little Creatures

Isabel Skau sat down with Ana Gerhard to discuss her musical picture book Little Creatures: An Introduction to Classical Music, how her real-life experiences with children and music help shape her literature, and her progress on a future publication titled Little Tales. Little Creatures was first published in Spanish as Bichos – Introducción a la […]

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The Lullaby – A Song for Everyone

The lullaby, also known as a cradle song, is one of the most recognized, universal, and consistent genres of music in the world. Although it is impossible to pinpoint the origin of the lullaby, the title began to be used in the late 16th century. Lullabies are mainly known for being utilized to sooth as […]

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