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Loose parts play toolkit

Loose parts play is an incredible way to spark imagination, promote problem solving, and empower children to take charge of their own play and environments. Loose parts are any materials that can be moved, carried, built and taken apart, lined up stacked together, and tinkered with.

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Frugal summer activities to keep the family entertained

Here are some fun and frugal ways to enjoy the summer outdoors either as a family or by getting the rest of the neighborhood involved! What are you waiting for? Go have an adventure! 

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Getting kids in the saddle

After more than a year of begging, my husband and I decided to get our seven-year-old daughter horseback riding lessons for Christmas. She has always been in awe of the large and majestic creatures and has a way with animals, so we thought we would give it a try and see how it went.

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Affordable summer programs

If you are looking at the list of available summer camps and having to make some tough financial decisions, you are not alone.

After two years with restrictions due to COVID, many people are excited about filling summer to the brim with programs and camps this year. However, the reality of post-COVID finances may mean that families have to choose and prioritize their summer budget carefully, leaving several weeks without planned activities.

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