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<strong>5 Future Careers to Explore with Nature-Loving Kids</strong>

5 Future Careers to Explore with Nature-Loving Kids

Do you have a child who loves to be in nature? Whether they’re a beach bum, love to explore the woods, or are obsessed with animals – there’s a job for that! It’s never too early to inspire your child to dream big – no matter where their interests lie. While kids’ hobbies and interests […]


Free Activity: How Animals Prepare for Winter

Free Activity: How Animals Prepare for Winter

Squirrels gathering acorns, Canada geese flying south… the signs of the season to come are all around us. For humans, preparing for winter may mean pulling out mittens and hats and eating warming foods, like soups and stews, but what about the other species out there? The shift from fall to winter is a busy […]


5 Better-For-You Halloween Treats

5 Better-For-You Halloween Treats

It’s almost time for trick or treat!🎃👻🍂 If the thought of all that Halloween candy is sending shivers down your spine, today we’re sharing ideas for better-for-you Halloween treats to make with your child!  Cooking and baking is a great way for parents and kids to connect in the kitchen and learn together. As you […]


Free Download: Fall Foliage Coloring Page

Free Download: Fall Foliage Coloring Page

Foliage season has arrived in Maine and everywhere you look, trees are bursting with color – red, orange, yellow, and shades of fading green. Leaf peeping is a great way for kids to learn about the different trees that grow across our state. Whether you’re taking a drive through the mountains or a stroll through […]


Future Careers for Your Active & Outdoorsy Kid

Future Careers for Your Active & Outdoorsy Kid

Does your kiddo love being outdoors? There’s a job for that! It’s never too early to inspire your child to dream big – no matter what they love or where their interests lie. Here in Maine, we have an incredible line up of dependable career options that will coincide with your child’s skill set. Let’s […]


Free Download: Goal-Setting Activity for Kids

Free Download: Goal-Setting Activity for Kids

Setting goals can build self-confidence and independence in children. It can also give them a sense of purpose for their actions – but good grades aren’t the only goals to set their sights on! Help your child be a goal getter with our latest FREE printable – a goal-setting worksheet for the school year. Help […]


10 Ways to Encourage Dinner Table Conversation With Kids

10 Ways to Encourage Dinner Table Conversation With Kids

As kids get older, they may be less likely to share what they’re thinking about or how they’re feeling. So how do you make sure you keep those lines of communication open? Eating meals together as a family is one routine where conversation can be encouraged, so that your children know that you’re interested in […]


Free Printable Activity: Make a Career Match!

Free Printable Activity: Make a Career Match!

Our children’s favorite hobbies and pastimes can lead to exciting future careers! In this fun printable matching game, have your child match the activities on the left to the future jobs on the right, then color them in! What’s your child’s favorite thing to do? Is there a job that matches their interests? What kind […]


Free Download: Printable Summer Bucket List For Kids

Free Download: Printable Summer Bucket List For Kids

Happy first day of summer! Every kid has a different idea of what the “Best Summer EVER” looks like. Maybe they enjoy reading a book under a shady tree or building forts in the woods – whatever your child has planned for Maine’s sunniest season, help them make the most of it with this free […]


5 Fun Flower Crafts for Spring

5 Fun Flower Crafts for Spring

The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, Maine is bursting with bright green leaves and foliage—yes, spring is here, and if you take a big, deep breath, you can smell flowers in the air. After a cold, gray winter, the sight—and scent—of spring flowers is enough to make any kid jump for joy when […]


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