Continent Study: North American Farm Life Collection

In preparation for our future continent and zoology studies, I’ve begun compiling groups of Schleich, Safari Ltd. and Papo animal figurines that are representative of various locales and habitats. I will be sharing them here on my blog in the hope they may help other families beginning their small animal collections for their children prioritize

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10 Fun Ways to Use Small Animal Figurines at Home

Our daughter has always loved animals. For her first Christmas, we began a simple Schleich animal collection and have continued to add onto it every few months. They make excellent stocking stuffers or small gift purchases since, individually, they are pretty inexpensive. We began with a few farm animals, then added some animals we see

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The Best Rainbow Gifts for Kids

Spring is here! In Kentucky, that means Redbud trees are in full bloom displaying glorious shades of pink and purple, birds are returning from their winter migration, rabbits are resurfacing from their hidden hibernation spots, and rain will be experienced plenty in the coming months. But with rain comes an excuse to play in mud

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Simple Gift Ideas for Little Builders

We recently built a new table for our daughter. It’s our first official build we’ve done as a family! Since Christmas, we’ve been in the process of arranging our home a bit to better suit our needs. The biggest change entailed turning our former formal dining room into a playroom. Before, our daughter’s toys were

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Why I Love the 4-Gift Rule

I am a huge fan of the 4-Gift Rule for holidays and birthdays. We started this past Christmas and continued it for our daughter’s 2nd birthday. The 4-Gift Rule is an easy way to minimize how many gifts you purchase and, even better, it really allows you and your child to think about what items

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