Curiosity Encouraged

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Curiosity Encouraged is a resource that advocates for the whole child. It is a place for those who want to help children hold on to their curiosity, foster a love of learning in their homes and classrooms, and find tools to support a child's gifts and challenges.

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Junior Ranger Programs | Explore National Parks with Children

Junior Ranger Programs | Explore National Parks with Children

Heading to any national parks this year? Have you heard of the National Parks Service Junior Ranger Program? It changed the way my family experiences national parks! Last summer, a little worried my children wouldn’t enjoy the historical sites my husband and I wanted our family to experience, we were thrilled to come upon The National […]

An Editing Tool Every Writer Needs

An Editing Tool Every Writer Needs

Writing, especially revision can be tricky. Maybe we’re pressed for time, or we’ve looked at a document so much our brain sees what we want to write instead of what we’ve written. Maybe we’re not sure where a comma or a semicolon should go, or we are learning how to write. Regardless, grammar and mechanics matter […]

A Writing Territories List | Inspiration and Encouragement for Writers

A Writing Territories List | Inspiration and Encouragement for Writers

At the beginning of each school year, my students and I created a Writing Territories List.* I wanted them to begin the year by setting intentions for themselves, not as students, but as writers. I always created a Writing Territories list with them. I used my list to offer ideas and to share pieces of […]

Summer Travels | Take a Vacation Inside the Little House Series

Summer Travels | Take a Vacation Inside the Little House Series

One of my family’s favorite vacations took us inside The Little House on the Prairie series. My hope that our family could share a story together and see it come to life felt a little risky. I wasn’t sure if everyone would be interested or if the places we were heading would be worth the […]

Poetry Prompts for Mother’s Day

Poetry Prompts for Mother’s Day

What mother doesn’t love a poem from their child or grandchild. I’d take one any day. Don’t get me wrong, pasta necklaces and playdough projects are sweet, but a poem is something to keep forever. There are many ways to create a Mother’s Day poem.  Below you’ll find free verse, acrostic, haiku, and simile poem projects, […]

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