Kids

First Love: A Personal History With the American Comic Book

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_ComicHistory By T. Andrew Wahl Guest Writer There is a question I am often asked: Why do you love comic books? My answer: Comics are a gateway. Not to other universes filled with super-humans locked in near-mythological battles. Or epic adventures in alien cultures and faraway lands. Or anthropomorphic worlds filled with funny—and not-so-funny—animals. Thou […]

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Food Education (Q&A with Stacy Whitman of School Bites)

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_FoodEducation By Kim Harshberger I confess. I do not have the healthiest relationship with food. My family tends to classify people into two categories; those who eat to live, and those who live to eat. I fall into the latter category, which I don’t think, in itself, is necessarily a bad thing. However, I do have […]

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How (Not) to Go Camping With Kids

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

How (Not) to Go Camping | Spokane County Library District By Rachel Edmondson I’ve never been an avid camper. My husband and I did enjoy the occasional camping trip during the first few years of our marriage. We enjoyed the time in nature, the adventure of cooking outdoors, and the excitement of exploring a new place. But since we had kids, our tent has remained […]

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Home Sweet Home

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_HSH By Kim Harshberger I would like to take a minute to talk to you about jam. My love affair with jam is long lived. Jam was one of the many things my grandmother canned. I remember her pulling a quilted jar from her basement stash, bringing it upstairs, and pulling off the layer of wax […]

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Kid-Friendly Greenbluff

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

Rachel talks about her favorite places to visit on Greenbluff that are all kid friendly. By Rachel Edmondson There are many things to love about Greenbluff. There’s the fresh produce you can either pick yourself or buy freshly harvested, beautiful scenery, and a variety of fun products you can buy such as lavender, jams, pies, and even gift shop items at some farms. With about 50 independent farms and vendors […]

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Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_Kindergarten by Rachel Edmondson I can’t count how many times somebody has looked at my girls and told me, “Enjoy these years. They will go by so fast.” Some days I have to restrain myself from rolling my eyes as I sarcastically think to myself, “Oh yes, this day is going so quickly. It began with poop, […]

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Simple Strategies for Water Safety

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_WaterSafety By Gwendolyn Haley I’m a bit of a worrier. I freely admit that I have a tendency to be an anxious parent. No one told me that once I became a parent, every potential threat would loom large over their lives like the sword of Damocles. Illness, accident, injury or anything bad that happens to […]

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4th of July Craft

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_4thhandwreath by Danielle Milton Looking for something fun to do to celebrate Independence Day? Make this “handy” wreath to decorate your house or give it as a gift. Handprint Wreath Materials: Construction paper (either all white, so you can color them in, or red, white and blue paper) Scissors Glue Pencil to trace Trace your hand […]

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5 Cool Facts About Leafy Sea Dragons

Posted on June 5, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_LeafySeaDragon By Corinne W. Leafy sea dragons are one of the coolest animals. Here are five reasons why: They’re related to sea horses. They live off the coast of South and East Australia. So many divers started taking the Leafy Sea Dragon home as pets that the Australian government had to start protecting them. They are […]

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Science at Home

Posted on May 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_ScienceHome by Kristy B. If you find yourself stuck inside, why not pass the time with some fun science experiments? There are lots of great websites with fun ideas. On PBS Kids, you can learn how make a container that will keep an egg from breaking, even when it is dropped from 10 feet! On Science […]

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