Parents and Teachers

Birthday Party Goody Bag Alternatives to Plastic Toys

Posted on April 7, 2015 at 6:00 am

Girl with friends on birthday By Rachel Edmondson There are many unwritten rules of parenting. One of which is, “if you have kids under the age of eight, you will have an obscene amount of cheap, plastic toys in your house.” Ok, I’m not really sure at which age this ends. I just picked eight because I’m hoping the end is […]

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Seize the Día

Posted on April 6, 2015 at 6:00 am

P&T_Feature_SeizeDia El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children — appreciating culture, heritage, and language as powerful tools for strengthening families and communities. It is a daily commitment to linking ch […]

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And Then It’s Spring

Posted on March 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SpringReads By Sheri Boggs By Spokane standards, we’ve barely had winter. Nevertheless, I compulsively look at the sunrise/sunset app on my phone to see how incrementally the days are getting longer, I inspect the yard looking for the tiniest hint of green, and I convince myself gloves are for sissies. And I can tell you, it’s […]

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Ham On Regal

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Ham By Aileen Luppert A person must have incredible dedication, passion and drive to agree to volunteer 20 hours a week, for months at a time, on top of a full-time job. Would you give up 8 hours every Saturday for three months? Tom Blue, and thousands of volunteers over the last 52 years have done […]

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School Lunch Ideas For Kids

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 6:00 am

Primary School Pupils Enjoying Packed Lunch In Classroom By Rachel Edmondson What should I pack for my girls’ lunch? This is a question I ask myself often. Usually in the morning when we are running late, one girl can’t find her shoes and the other’s hair isn’t done. So I quickly grab the old standbys, throw them in their lunch bags, and we […]

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Childcare For You

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 6:00 am

P&T_Feature_ChildcareFair Learn about all of your childcare options with two programs just for you. Check out local preschools (just in time for registration) after Storytime at the North Spokane Library (we’ll even keep the Play and Learn activities going so your kids won’t get bored). At the Spokane Valley Library, you can check out daycare and […]

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A Month Of Meals

Posted on February 19, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_meals_dinner By Kim Harshberger I have received quite a few questions about what my family eats each week since my post about meal planning was published. I realize how hard it can be to get started or even keep up with meal planning. I also know that the weeks I slack off and get out of […]

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Let’s Hear It For #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 6:00 am

Group of elementary school pupils in class By Sheri Boggs Just after 6am on the morning of February 2nd, I settled on the couch with my laptop, a fresh cup of coffee, and an uncontrollable mane of bedhead. While my bleary eyes slowly focused on the live webcast of the Youth Media Awards being held right that moment in Chicago, I opened […]

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Family Construction Zone

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Feature_FamilyConstructionZone Kids ages one through eight (and their grown-ups) are invited to build away with several stations of block activities designed to foster engagement with math, science, engineering, and creativity. Drop in any time during the program hours, and stay as long as you like. AIRWAY HEIGHTS Saturday, Mar 28, 10am-12pm ARGONNE Saturday, Mar 7, 10am–12pm […]

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Posted on February 9, 2015 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_DrSeuss You are invited to be our very special guest as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’s 111th birthday at the North Spokane Library. We have invited local celebrity readers, including Spokane Indians Mascot Otto & friends, a firefighter from District 9, Jason Johnson of Buffalo Jones, and the entire Lilac Royal Court. These celebrities will be sharing […]

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