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Of Forests and Fairy Tales – a Child’s True Home

Children are at home in woods, on a farm and in their backyards. We know this is true. We can see it in the the way they wander around trees, the way they bend over to study a stone, the way they smile at a flower or widen their eyes at a mushroom. They are calm, they are inspired – and full of wonder. The outdoors is a healing place, a safe place and a place that is familiar to children....

FIFTY Study Page – "New Hampshire: A Meeting on the Green"

“A Meeting on the Green” is historical fiction that takes place in Keene, New Hampshire two days after the "shots heard round the world" of the Battle of Lexington and the official beginning of the American Revolutionary War....

SparkleCast Episode 12 – The Gifts of Outdoor Education with Meghan Fitzgerald

Meghan Fitzgerald is an outdoor education expert and co-founder, along with her husband, Brian, of Tinkergarten®. Tinkergarten provides engaging, early-childhood education in the healthiest classroom of all – the outdoors. They match families with leaders in their local community who offer activity-based kids classes that help kids develop the skills that matter most – all while having fun!...

Sparkle Schoolhouse: "Dry Gables: Hands Together" – All the Power I Have

The stories from the two Dry Gables Series include an accompanying post from the Sparkle Schoolhouse Educator, Meredith Markow. Each post offers insights into the characters and dynamics of the stories, along with suggestions for how to use the stories as parenting or teaching tools!...