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Little Classes in My Home and Our Backyard Farm

Last week began a series of little classes I am offering in my old daycare space to children in town and in my neighborhood.  Nature Detectives is VERY full and each week we focus on a new subject of learning about nature.  Last week was The Sun and Sundials to celebrate the Summer Solstice. It [...]

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Learning Together in Nature

This little video says it all.. this is exactly why I love doing what I do so much.  It was taken the very last day of the Forest Preschool session and is such a beautiful memory for me to capture.  I love that the weather is warm and we can be outside so much again.  School [...]

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Adventures in Backyard Homesteading - Raising Chickens

The time has finally come! I've wanted chickens for so many years and finally they are here!  I did a lot of research and chose very carefully.  We have eight baby chicks that we ordered from mypetchicken.com along with a beautiful chicken coop that was expensive but will really keep them warm and dry during [...]

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Preschool in the Woods...

I love our little nature school in the woods. I really would love to grow this program and have it be something that runs a few days per week. If you live near Brookfield, CT, please be sure to call our town's Park and Recreation to find out what programs I am running or contact [...]

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Show us your Summer Nature Spaces!

The June Photo Contest from Little Acorn Learning has begun! This month's theme is:**Summer Nature Spaces**Sasha Sandenskog from SwedenJoin in the fun and enter to win a FREE e-book from Little Acorn Learning in our JUNE 2015 contest! This month's theme is:*Summer Nature Spaces*Send us photos of your summer nature spaces, nature tables, hidden summer [...]

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Identification Contest Winner - Eastern Newt

Thank you all for playing along with our little identification contest :)Our randomly selected winner is: Jessica, who said: Allana (2) says its a orange lizardDominic (4) says it is a red little lizard out for a walk.(The children's comments are the cutest.)I believe our little creature is an Eastern Newt.  It really was a cool find [...]

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Sew it Seams...

It's been awhile since I've taken the time to sew ... and if I'm honest, it's been even longer since I've put things aside and spent time crafting with my girls like I used to. When you become entrenched in things you are passionate about, it is easy to let go of the simple, less [...]

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Forest Preschool and An Identification Contest Win a FREE E-Book~

I'm back to doing my Forest Preschool program in town and I have come to realize that I've been focusing on some really important things lately but I have really missed working with children.Every Thursday my friend and I do a craft, hike, scavenger hunt, lunch and activities with the children at a local park [...]

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Growing UP Like Me!

We have a beautiful photo contest ending today but it's not too late to enter to win a free e-book from Little Acorn Learning! Just send no more than 3 photos that correlate to our theme to info (at) littleacornlearning.com with your name and written permission to use your photos in future marketing and publications. [...]

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Walk into Spring

Finally! This winter has dragged on for me for so many reasons -  the cold being one of them, of course. We would get a taste of warm weather and then a snowstorm, over and over again and it is really hard to handle when it is that freezing bitter cold that numbs you both [...]

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