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10 Things to Remember for a Less Stressful Holiday Season
2021-11-16
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10 Things to Remember for a Less Stressful Holiday Season

This time of year can easily leave us feeling overextended and overstressed. But remember this: the holidays are for you, too! We've partnered with our friends Maren & Angela of Homeschool Unrefined to offer some practical tips and resources to help you and your family stay grounded. Read on for their suggestions!

Friday's Kind Words: Make Sense of the World
2021-11-12
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Friday's Kind Words: Make Sense of the World

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Candle Making for Kids with Jamie Martin
2021-11-10
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Candle Making for Kids with Jamie Martin

We’ve teamed up with Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool to provide a simple and easy-to-follow Candle Making Tutorial for Kids so that you can recreate this experience with your own little ones.

Friday's Kind Words: A Moment to Thank You
2021-11-05
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Friday's Kind Words: A Moment to Thank You

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Bulb Planting for Kids
2021-11-02
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Bulb Planting for Kids

For this week’s newest Martin & Sylvia story, we’ve partnered with Lusa Organics to bring you a special treat! Unlike spring-time gardening, there is a delayed payoff when planting bulbs in the fall. This is a great hands-on opportunity to teach kids about patience and staying the course while also connecting with nature.

Friday's Kind Words: Comfort and Familiarity
2021-10-29
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Friday's Kind Words: Comfort and Familiarity

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Friday's Kind Words: It's Home
2021-10-29
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Friday's Kind Words: It's Home

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Sylvia’s Magic Belly Tea
2021-10-27
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Sylvia’s Magic Belly Tea

In the Martin & Sylvia Learning Days story “A Science Potion for Halloween,” the children have worries about how they’ll feel after the upcoming Halloween Ball. Momma shows them that they can make “potions” with things they have in their pantry and yard, just like herbalists have done for centuries.

Friday's Kind Words: After Lunch Was Your Logo
2021-10-22
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Friday's Kind Words: After Lunch Was Your Logo

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ABC Scavenger Hunt for Kids with Wild Learning
2021-10-19
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ABC Scavenger Hunt for Kids with Wild Learning

This week, a special partner joins in on the Sparkle Fun! A darling alphabet scavenger hunt created by educator Rachel Tidd of Wild Learning is featured in “A Forested Alphabet”, and we are bringing you step by step instructions to capture some of the magic on your own!

Friday's Kind Words: Long-Time Listeners
2021-10-15
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Friday's Kind Words: Long-Time Listeners

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Let’s Go to the Farm
2021-10-13
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Let’s Go to the Farm

If you’ve listened to any stories in this darling series, you’ve likely heard about Martin & Sylvia’s neighbors. The Browns are farmers who live next door and play an important part in Brother and Sister’s stories. Here are some of our favorite stories that feature the Browns and their farm!

How to Make Your Own Wormery
2021-10-12
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How to Make Your Own Wormery

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Tanglewood Hollow to bring you this fun, squiggly wiggly project so that you can capture some of the Martin & Sylvia magic at home by making your own wormery.

Friday's Kind Words: Grow and Learn
2021-10-08
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Friday's Kind Words: Grow and Learn

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Resources for Supporting Indigenous Communities
2021-10-07
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Resources for Supporting Indigenous Communities

In “A Land Verse”, Martin & Sylvia get curious about the people who owned their house before. Their questions lead them on a trip to the library, discovering a special way to honor the First Nation people of their land. See our resources to help our Sparklers take part in their own land acknowledgments & ways to support indigenous communities.

Friday's Kind Words: Last Forever
2021-10-01
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Friday's Kind Words: Last Forever

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A Morning Together Time: Sing-Along with Martin and Sylvia!
2021-09-28
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A Morning Together Time: Sing-Along with Martin and Sylvia!

Our team's musical contributors have created and recorded their own versions of some of the songs that Martin & Sylvia sing with Momma and Daddy in the new story. Read on to hear them — and be ready to sing, clap, dance, and even play along!

Friday's Kind Words: He Still Listens
2021-09-24
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Friday's Kind Words: He Still Listens

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Simple (Yet Meaningful!) Ways to Celebrate Michaelmas
2021-09-22
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Simple (Yet Meaningful!) Ways to Celebrate Michaelmas

In the old times, festival days were held to enjoy the fruits of the labor and to say thank you. Here are a few fun ideas to help you incorporate the Michaelmas Festival and this expression of gratitude into your fall plans.

Friday's Kind Words: Most Perfect Way to Spend the Day
2021-09-17
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Friday's Kind Words: Most Perfect Way to Spend the Day

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