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Just a Little Lent

Just in case you are under the impression that I, the Self-Appointed Patron Saint of Lent Resources for Kids, am currently utterly absorbed in meaningful, transformative Lenten practices with my small children… think again. I’ve managed a few things, but good golly, not a very large percentage of all my wonderful ideas for households. As […]

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16 of the Best Podcasts for Kids

We are BIG podcast fans in our house. I listen to podcasts everyday, and my kids most nights. As well as supplementing (or replacing…) a live human being reading a story at bedtime, we play them in the car, and just this week I had the genius idea of putting them on for each kid […]

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Kids Can Change the World: A New Activity Book for World-Changing Children

As part of our ongoing occasional series on helping kids grow into world-changers, check this out! Here’s the kind of book I want every kid in the world to have a copy of.     Here’s what it’s all about, and a bit from one of the creators, Kirsten Liepmann. Enjoy! Hello! We are¬†Karen Ng¬†and¬†Kirsten […]

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The Star: heartwarming Nativity or violent, sexist missed opportunity?

Has anyone been wondering about seeing The Star with kids? It’s a new animated Nativity story, with lots of Hollywood voice talent, and some funny moments. It’s also stuck in the 1980s when it comes to portrayal of women, casting and content. Sigh. ¬† I went today with my son and friends, so here are […]

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Three New Advent Resources for Kids and Adults

Advent is on its way! In 2017 it begins on Sunday 3 December (though lots of Advent resources will begin on 1 December as they do every year, regardless of the calendar). Most of my Advent resources – pretty much everything you could possibly need! – are in this post full of links and ideas. […]

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Picture books for kids who want to change the world

No one is too young to make¬†the world a better place! Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize when she was only seventeen. She began her public life as an activist for girls‚Äô education in Pakistan¬†when she was just¬†eleven years old,¬†blogging about¬†life under the Taliban. She‚Äôs proof that ordinary young people can have genuine influence […]

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Gentle Parenting Tips: 56+ Magic Phrases to End Food Battles with Picky Eaters, and the Science Behind Trusting Kids to Eat What they Need

There is a special kind of heartbreak a parent feels when the meal they¬†have cooked is described as ‘yucky,’ or refused altogether. If you are struggling with the stress, sadness and discouragement of battling with picky eaters (of whatever age!), this post is here to reassure you and help you and your family relax and […]

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Easter with Kids: The Best Picture Books Telling the Easter Story

At Christmas, bookshops stock a lot of stories about Santa, and at Easter, you can’t avoid bunnies and chocolate. If you’re looking to balance that with picture books telling the original Easter story of Jesus’ last weeks on earth, here are my top recommendations. Joy Cowley’s The Easter Story [A version of this review first […]

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13 Fabulous Kids’ TV Shows that Pass the Maisy Test and Have Other Great Features, Too

We’re still swimming in sexism Here’s a quick exercise for you: grab a pen and paper, or open a document on a device. Briefly¬†note down the ten or so kids’ television shows that you see or hear most of when you are around kids. You could include¬†kids’ movies as well if you like. What shows […]

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