Emma Chalmers

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Interlocking Garland DIY

Inspiration can strike at the strangest times – I was sitting playing with a children’s train set and noticed how the trains were linked together. I …

The Best Educational Games for Preschoolers

Our game closet is overflowing. We play a LOT of games. We always have. Now that my kids are growing older, I am weeding out our educational games …

16 New Chapter Books Spring 2015

What should your kids read next? If they’re like me and love to read the new chapter books. Here are 16 I highly recommend from middle-grade to …

Summer Reading List for Parents and Teachers

I haven’t forgotten about you, grown-ups. You need good books to read just like your kids do! Which is why you get your own summer reading list for …

Hour of Code

<i>By Gabrielle.</i><p>What’s your take on learning coding? Do you think it’s an important thing for ALL kids to know, like math and spelling? Or do you feel …

Traveling with Kids | Amsterdam - Classic Play!

by Jillian Crocker, posted on September 25th, 2014 in Traveling With Kids<p>When people ask me my favourite city to visit with kids in Europe they are …

European Travel

Laura Wright - Skye Boat Song

Albums

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A Happy California House With Colors Inspired by Nature

A palette of sunny yellow, juicy orange, and sky blue.<p>Inside and out, sunny yellow, juicy orange, and sky blue evoke the perfect California day. Designer Matthew Leverone uses color to reflect the perpetually perfect weather in Menlo Park.

Does Your 8 - 12 Year Old Need Good Middle Grade Books?

I read tons of middle grade (meaning elementary school books and middle school books) chapter books for kids so you don’t have to.<p>🙂<p>Because we all …

LEGO Art — All for the Boys

<i>This site contains affiliate links. Please see policies for more information.</i><p>If you’re traveling it can be hard to build large LEGO creations. Pixel …

LEGO Parties — All for the Boys

<i>This site contains affiliate links. Please see policies for more information.</i><p>I think LEGO parties are one of those party themes that will never go …

The Reading Nook | Classic Play Summer Book Club - Classic Play!

by Sandra Harris, posted on June 24th, 2014 in The Reading Nook<p>“School’s out for summer…” You’re singing it with me, right? A little air guitar? How …

Sofa, So Good - Classic Play!

by Molly de Aguiar, posted on June 26th, 2014 in home<p>There are three kinds of people in this world:<p>1) Those who are brave enough to own a white …

Summer Reading

<i>Images and text by Gabrielle.</i><p>Today is the last day of public school here in Oakland. I am grinning ear to ear. I LOVE getting a break from the …

17 Sidewalk Chalk Creations for Creative Photography

219<p>191<p>Shares 410<p>You don’t have to be an artist to have fun with sidewalk chalk! <b>Sidewalk chalk</b> is now more fun than ever with these tutorials on <b>how to</b> …

Living With Kids: Emma Freedman

<i>By Gabrielle.</i><p>Confession: I kind of harassed Emma to participate in my Living With Kids series. Truer confession: I kind of harassed and begged. And …

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Camping 101 Guide for Non-Campers - Classic Play!

by Deborah Harju, posted on July 29th, 2013 in Adventuring, Traveling With Kids<p><i>Deborah’s kicking off our vacation week with a camping primer. I grew</i> …

No More Entertaining Excuses! Answers to the Biggest Entertaining Roadblocks

Are you a pro at trotting out a long-winded list of excuses when others ask why you haven't hosted in your home in awhile? Sorry, but that list is …

27 End of School Activities Your Kids Will Cheer For

Celebrating the <b>end of school</b> together as a family is such a great way to create lasting memories. The <b>last day of school</b> is the perfect opportunity to …

The Reading Nook | Wonder - Classic Play!

by Sandra Harris, posted on May 5th, 2014 in The Reading Nook<p>When I review books for you, I try to find books that you may not have known about …

The Complete Guide to Growing Your Organic Facebook Reach

Nowadays, when I endeavor to check my Facebook statistics, I do so with the window open, birds singing, a pint of ice cream at my desk, and party …

3 Art Docs to Watch - Classic Play!

by Jennifer Cooper, posted on July 3rd, 2013 in Movies Worth Watching<p>Do you ever watch art documentaries? We do. It’s one of our favorite “couch” …

Sidewalk Chalk Games

Party Themes<p>Party Games<p>Sleepovers<p>Scavenger Hunts<p>Invitations<p><b>30 Games to Play with Sidewalk Chalk</b><p>Listed are our favorite games, activities and ideas to …

How to Create a Social Media Plan

photo credit: mkhmarketing via photopin cc<p>Living inside the bubble of the social media marketing world, it’s easy to forget that many organizations …

Memorize a Poem for Poetry Month

Since it’s National Poetry Month, memorize a poem — and have your kids memorize one, too. It’s <i>so</i> rich to have amazing words, powerful thoughts, and …

BEFORE & AFTER: Why We Love White Paint

An dark 80s-era kitchen gets a fresh, glamorous new look with some simple changes<p>An dark 80s-era kitchen gets a fresh, glamorous new look with some simple changes. This piece originally appeared on elledecor.com

Delightfully Simple Animation Shows Kids Why Design Matters

How do you get young people thinking about design? Such a task requires first explaining what design is, exactly, which can be tricky even for adults to grasp. The meaning of design is made delightfully simple in “Shape,” a wordless six-minute animation designed and directed by Johnny Kelly for …