Learning to Make Friends | Kindergarten Readiness

Friendship is an important part of kindergarten success. Young children need to feel accepted by their peers and have the skills to play cooperatively, productively, and positively with others. What Your Child Should Know Entering a new community of peers can be challenging. Your child should know: How to make new friends in his kindergarten …

Gifts That Give Back, Charitable Gift Ideas 2015

Handmade Chicken Ornament Handmade Chicken Ornament From Global Goods Partners.You can’t go wrong giving this adorable chicken ornament, handmade from alpaca-blend yarn by Peruvian artisans. It would look great on a Christmas tree or year-round in a child’s bedroom. Global Goods Partners is an online marketplace of fair-trade products made by women in need around …

Kindergarten Readiness | Learning to Cut with Scissors

It is most likely that you will find scissors on the “back-to-school” shopping list. You will want to select a good pair of child-sized scissors that your child can hold comfortably in his hand and that will easily cut paper. Be leery of really cheap scissors as these can make the cutting process more difficult …

Non-Dairy Milk Alternatives | Milk Substitutes

Coconut Milk Coconut Milk Coconut milk is made by soaking coconut flesh in hot water, and letting the cream rise to the top, where it is skimmed off. The remaining liquid is squeezed through a cheesecloth, and the extracted liquid is coconut milk. Many refrigerated and shelf-stable brands of coconut milk have added sugar and …