Bird Matching & Memory Game

Oh boy do we love birds. We live in a semi-tree house, with the living area up in the tree canopy. This makes for a wild view of common birds jumping from branch to branch right outside of our windows. We have plenty of bird feeders to bring them right to our windowsills, and they’ve learned …

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Punkee Says: Fish Girl

Fish Girl By: David Wiesner & Donna Jo Napoli A young mermaid, called Fish Girl, in a boardwalk aquarium, has a chance encounter with an ordinary girl. Their growing friendship inspires Fish Girl’s longing for freedom, independence, and a life beyond the aquarium tank. Sparkling with humor and brilliantly visualized, Fish Girl’s story will resonate …

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Punkee Says: Unicorn on a Roll

Unicorn on a Roll By: Dana Simpson The magical friendship of Phoebe and her best friend, unicorn Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, is back in this second adventure of a girl and her mythical creature! One year has passed since Phoebe skipped a rock across a pond, accidentally hit a unicorn in the face, and was granted …

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Affirmations for Kids and Teens

I never understood how much fear, anxiety, and low self-esteem pervades our youth until I started teaching. I had my own personal confidence issues growing up, but I didn’t realize how globalized self-doubt actually was. When I started doing yoga at the turn of the millennia I came across this really “bizarre” concept – daily affirmations… …

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Punkee Says: Zen Pig

Zen Pig Volume 1/Issue 1 Author: Mark Brown Illustrator: Amy Brown Summary: “Care for each other As much as yourself And never lose sight, That love is true wealth.” These are the wise words of “Zen Pig” – the critically-acclaimed children’s book character that teaches children compassion, gratitude, and mindfulness in easy to understand language …

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Punkee Says: Kingdom of Wrenly – Sea Monster

The Kingdom of Wrenly – Sea Monster By Jordan Quinn Summary: Troubled waters ahead! Lucas and Clara search for a scary sea monster in this third chapter book in the fantastical Kingdom of Wrenly series. Something has been making waves around Wrenly, and it’s not the tides. Prince Lucas is sure that it’s the mysterious …

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Sticker Sentences – Parts of Speech

Most kids love to draw. Most kids, however, do not love grammar and parts of speech. But what if the child could draw while he’s working on grammar or parts of speech? This lesson, simply called Sticker Sentences, is oh-so-very popular because it does just that. Sticker Sentences can be used for children who are …

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