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Keeping the Holidays Simple & Festive

A few ideas that acknowledge the past, express gratitude and incorporates silly fun to make this holiday season just as fun as previous years.

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Haiku for You: Simple Poetry for Kids

Today is National Haiku Day! Teach your kiddos this simple form of three-line poetry with a few easy tips.

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Line Up: 4 Crafty Ways to Introduce Kids to Poetry

From the budding Beatnik to a free-loving free verser, we’ve got four fun ways to show your kids that poetry is not just about the rhyme.

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Books to Celebrate Poetry Month (with a Special Nod to Earth Day)

“With a nod to Earth Day (April 22nd), we intentionally included poetry that celebrated nature, wilderness, and our Earth.”

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13 Inspirational Women Who Transformed Massachusetts

Newscasters, linguists, politicians and harpists—our local history is full of inspiring women you’ll want to learn all about!

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20 Hilarious Valentine’s Day Poems Written by Kids

These funny poems and love notes by kids will tickle your funny bone.

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Your NYC Weekend Survival Guide for Mar. 27-29

From crafts to virtual tours to local hikes and more, check out some of these options for weekend family fun!

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8 Whimsical Ways to Celebrate Dr. Seuss Today

Today is Dr. Seuss’ birthday (aka Read Across America Day). You could celebrate by balancing cake on your hat while standing on a ball. Or you could try one of our suggestions.

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September Must-Do: Morningside Lights

Don’t miss this crafty, illuminated — and free! — uptown event!

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The Newest Show from OCT

Oregon Children’s Theatre presents the world premiere of Flora & Ulysses, based on the bestselling book by Kate DiCamillo! What could a hairless, poetry-writing squirrel and a cynical 10-year-old girl possibly have in common? A lot more than you’d think!…

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Just Opened: 826 Valencia Tenderloin

A two-story treehouse, whimsical poetry classes for kids, and plenty of unicorn-horn polish and gnome-be-gone glitter, 826 Valencia’s newest outpost is unexpected in the very best ways.

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Today Is International Haiku Poetry Day

 

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Today Is International Haiku Poetry Day

No rhyme for mistakes.

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Learn how to haiku with a quick tutorial
and then share your poetic genius.

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Create a display of today’s verse using
an easy and adorable idea…

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Flip Out: 8 Unique Talents to Learn Today

From Moonwalking to math, we’ve got a whole bunch of ways you can learn some new skills.

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Beyond Mother Goose: Best Poets for Kids

From the sidewalks of Silverstein to the Mudville nine, here are our favorite poets to take your little literati beyond the nursery rhyme.

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Fill in the Blank: Poetry Mad Libs for Kids

If you want to write some hilarious and memorable poems with your little ones we’ve created some printable Poetry Mad Libs perfect for your baby bards.

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Little Boy Who? Farm Animal Mad Libs

Celebrate World Farm Animals Day with an easy template for mad-libbed fun.

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Curtain Call: Catch These Spring Theater Shows While You Can

Kids love the thrill of a live performance. From life-like puppets to real live actors, here are five kid-centric shows to see this spring.

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Book ‘Em!: Free Story Time Events in New York City

They don’t call New York book country for nothing; whether we’re reading the Post, Proust, or Paper magazine, we New Yorkers love our literature. That means lots of free story times for you and the kid at bookstores, cafés, toy…

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The New Little Artistas Art Studio: Where Art Meets Spanish

If you’re looking to expand your “collection” with some colorful and funky new tableaux, you’ll be pumped by the news that San Francisco families just got a new option for studio time for the little ones–including a Spanish immersion option.

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Water, Stone & Greenspiration: Inside The Portland Japanese Garden

With the acclaim of being the most authentic of its kind outside of Japan plus five holiday ceremonies a year for the kidlets, this is the time to get to know our Japanese Garden.

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Lit Crawl Seattle 2013

Seattleites love to read more than our brethren in other cities, and we also love a good pub crawl. Combine the two and you get Lit Crawl Seattle, a literary pub crawl through Capitol Hill with readings by some of…

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4 Poetry-Inspired Cocktails

You’ve probably been reading poems out loud to friends and loved ones (and potential loved ones) all this month, in celebration of National Poetry Month, and have worked up a powerful thirst. To quench the thirst and continue the poetry,…

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Date Night: Fremont First Friday Art Walk

Known for it’s artistic and eclectic vibe, Fremont offers yet another event to celebrate the arts scene. Check out Fremont First Friday Art Walk – held every first Friday from 6-9PM at various locations around Fremont. You’ll likely find all…

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Special Occasion Kids Jewelry & Bracelet from Jeanine Payer

Pure Pretty Poetry
Your daughter’s jewelry box overflows with things that sparkle and glitter. But how many of those dollar metal bracelets and plastic necklaces will still be there in five years? It may be time to buy her a…

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Special Occasion Kids Jewelry & Bracelet from Jeanine Payer

Pure Pretty Poetry
Your daughter’s jewelry box overflows with things that sparkle and glitter. But how many of those dollar metal bracelets and plastic necklaces will still be there in five years? It may be time to buy her a…

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