Chinese New Year

China’s most important and longest festival, Chinese New Year marks the end of winter and welcomes spring with 15 days of festivities. READ MORE

Science Experiments: Nurturing Curiosity

Kids love science experiments and it’s a great way to nurture their curiosity. Whether it’s slowing down to admire ice crystals on sparkling winter leaves or watching an airplane leave contrails across the sky, I never want my young scientists to lose their sense of awe and wonder.  READ MORE

Making Wishes Around the World

From blowing fluffy dandelion seeds in Ireland to wishing on a fallen eyelash in Mexico, cultures worldwide project their hopes and dreams into the universe with unique and wonderful wishing traditions.

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Best Gifts for Kids: Ages 5-8

What are the best gifts for kids? Even though Transformers and Little Ponies are on the top of our 5- and 7-year-olds’ wish lists, we want to give them gifts that spark their imagination.  READ MORE

A Swedish St. Lucia Celebration

We celebrate the Festival of St. Lucia every December 13 with our Swedish friends, bringing light to the darkness of winter with candles, music, and fun. Experiences like these are precious for teaching my children about the world and respecting other cultures. READ MORE