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55 Things to Do Instead of Screens

“There’s nothing to do besides screens!” My son has actually said this to me, more than once. This is why I keep a list of fun and satisfying things we can do in a day, reminding us all of the world of possibilities outside of screens....

Put Down That iPad! How We Get Our Kids Offline

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sparkle crafts: Get Offline: Art Supplies and Creative Play Materials for Screen-Free Days

With screens and the internet available just about everywhere, it might feel daunting to say to your family, "We're going screen-free today! All devices off." However, it's not so difficult if you have a few art supplies and creative play materials on hand. Children have an innate curiosity to explore their world through tactile experience and creative imaginitive play. Sometimes as adults, we forget that we too have this ability....

Sparkle Weekly Wonderings

I love to talk about magic. I am happy to discuss magic with friends and strangers alike - and I have found over the years, that virtually everyone is open to that kind of conversation. When I say “Do you believe in magic” the answer is surprisingly ALWAYS yes - even from the most mathematical of materialists. The reason for this, I have found, is that everyone has their own definition of what magic is....

Sparkle Weekly Wonderings

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