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Mardi Gras Arts & Crafts Fun with Your Kids!

Mardi Gras is here and people all over the USA (not just in Louisiana) are celebrating with parades and parties. The celebrations don't stop until Tuesday, March 4th, so there is plenty of time for you to join in the fun! To get you in the spirit, Sam and Sofia have sent you a Mardi Gras Float to build. (Click on the link to get this wonderful arts and crafts printout!) Maybe you could even gather a few friends and have a Little Passports parade of your own! 

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Taking the Time

This past weekend was fairly uneventful which is strange for us as we always have something to do and somewhere to go.  Don't get me wrong, I had plenty to do at home but didn't really need to go out this weekend.  I was also feeling sick, I caught a head cold and I'm miserable.  My daughter had wanted to have a mommy and daughter day at home on Saturday, but I got all caught up in cleaning, cooking and then crashed for a nap that our day went by very fast.  So, I promised Sunday would be the day - even though I really didn't see when I would find the time as I still had so much to do.  My house is a mess - we've been organizing and I have a ton of things laying around that I want to try and sell on ebay.  I also have things for storage, then I have laundry and so on and so forth!  When was I going to have the time to sit and play for 2 hours!  Guess I'd figure it out the next day and hope she'd forget (I know, that sounds terrible).

So now its Sunday!  Gue…

Little Passports Black History Month:Tips to Involve your Kids

February is Black History Month, an opportunity to talk with children about race and civil rights, as well as the heritage, accomplishments, and culture of African Americans. Join Sam and Sofia as they explore these 3 ways to celebrate and learn!

1. Read a Book
Spark a conversation by reading children’s books that highlight our nation’s African American heroes and their achievements. Here are a few inspiring selections:

Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., By Doreen Rappaport
An introduction to Dr. King’s life and message, this picture book pairs age-appropriate educational material with beautiful images.

The Story of Ruby Bridges, By Robert Coles
The inspiring story of a courageous 6-year old girl who helped shape US history by being the first African American child to go to an all-white school.

We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball, By Kadir Nelson
This gorgeously illustrated book tells the story of the African American baseball league and the chall…