100 Places That Can Change Your Child’s Life

March 15th, 2012

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Family Travel

Family travel shouldn’t only consist of trips to amusement parks. Exposing our children to real travel can change the way they see the world and this can start at an early age. From observing the wonders in nature, going on an adventure or experiencing life in different cultures, travel will open the minds of our little ones and leave lasting memories. In a new series by Keith Bellows editor of National Geographic traveler he highlights trips from his book he is writing for next year “100 Places That Can Change Your Child’s Life”.

It is always fun to plan your own adventure but if in need of suggestions here are a few travel ideas for this summer: http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/triptypes/family

Playgrounds!

March 2nd, 2012

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Playgrounds!
Playgrounds!

What child doesn’t love their parents’ suggestion of heading to the park? Then upon arriving to see the excitement pumping through your child as they begin to run free and enter the world of imaginary play, head down the slide ten times in a row, or play alongside other children as if they have met before. It is clear from these images that the universal language for heading to the local park for outdoor play translates as FUN!

Playgrounds!

Now if only we could have more parks that are as creative as the designs by Monstrum in Scandinavia. To learn more, visit http://www.monstrum.dk/en.

Meet the Goodwins

January 25th, 2012

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Goodwins

Not every family has the opportunity to travel the globe with a three year old and a baby in tow, but now we can live vicariously through the Goodwins. Follow their lives and adventures as they cover continents while being filmed for a future movie. In the meantime, we can get a glimpse into the culture of their own family with this trailer. While raising a family we can all apply Aamion Goodwin’s words “To have to wait for something is what we all need. Slow yourself down and you’ll see so much more.”

To learn more about the Goodwins and to see the trailer, visit http://thegoodwinproject.com/index.php/teaser.

The Goodwin Project from Avocados and Coconuts on Vimeo.

uTales

December 27th, 2011


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We live in a digital world where mobile technology is a must have for a busy family. Whether you’re using an iPad or iPhone, uTales lets you download and view children’s books in a fun and innovative way. To learn more about uTales or to download their iPad or iPhone app, visit www.uTales.com.

Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant

December 9th, 2011


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The San Diego Symphony is putting on a free concert and party for the release of their new album, “Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant”. With accessible melodies conducted by Jahja Ling and zany poetry and narration by Jack Prelutsky, it’s a perfect way to introduce kids to classical music.

To have a listen to “Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant” or to learn more about the San Diego Symphony, visit www.sandiegosyphony.org.

Gozde Eker

September 14th, 2011


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It only took a second, and we fell in love. Gozde Eker is a New York-based prop stylist “obsessed with little cute things, patterned fabrics, papers and playful designs.” Her bold use of scale and vivid color pallet make these incredible paper mache characters come alive.

To learn more about Gozde and her work visit her site here.

To purchase these incredibly cute paper mache animals (and other really fun stuff) visit her Etsy store here.

Hurricane or Cyclone?

August 30th, 2011


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With Hurricane Irene having such a heavy impact on the East Coast, we found Nasa’s website on hurricanes an excellent resource for young ones and families to learn more about these storms.

Button Monogram

August 12th, 2011


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Spearmint Baby may inspire you to make use of your extra buttons by making a colorful button monogram displaying your child’s initial. Listed below are the supplies and click here for step-by-step directions for this fun project.

Supplies needed:

– Printer
– Scissors
– Cardstock
– Pen or Pencil
– Adhesive
– Paper Piercer
– Buttons and Brads
– Frame without glass or shadowbox

Girls On The Run

August 1st, 2011


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Are you looking for a fabulous after school program for your daughter that encourages character development by educating and preparing her for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living? At Bumbleride, we encourage families and young people to live healthy and active lifestyles. Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The whole family can get involved by volunteering, participating, coaching, or becoming a running buddy. We hope you enjoy this video! Click here to learn more about Girls on the Run. Also, check out their website to learn more or find a chapter near you.

 

Potterize yourself

July 25th, 2011


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Peach Tree Pottery, a pottery shop open everyday in Los Angeles, opened in 1999 as a place for people to come learn how to throw pots and for artists to show their work. Classes are provided for adults and children and even 3 year-olds are encouraged to start with private lessons to get an experience on the wheel. At Bumbleride, we believe in unleashing your creativity, and can’t think of a more fun, relaxing, and friendly place to learn pottery than Peach Tree Pottery. Take a peek below at a video that gives you more details on Peach Tree.

If you do not live in the LA area, but want to find information and inspiration in a city closer to you about Pottery and Ceramics, check out Ceramic Arts Daily.