dear onion… leave that little girl alone.

Dear Onion, I’m not sure whether to scream at you or thank you.  I am completely appalled by the tweet you sent out about Quvenzhané Wallis, the 9-year-old actress nominated for an Academy Award for her work in “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”  While I am outraged at the dignity and honor you tried to […]

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winter birding with your youngest chickadees
Watercolor by: Celia Cruz

Alas, we bid farewell to Valentine’s Day, but birds dearest, we shan’t forget you. It’s never too late to show some love and compassion to your backyard wildlife. After all, chickadees, cardinals, nuthatches, sparrows, flickers, and woodpeckers offer a variety of winter bird songs for us. Children can become enraptured by bird calls. Take time […]

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story up! empowers children as storytellers
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Meet Martha Cooney, Founder and Director of StoryUP!  StoryUP! aims to entertain, educate, and empower young children and their families through the interactive art of telling, acting and writing stories. StoryUP brings interactive improv, storytelling, and themed StoryPlays to literacy workshops for young children and adds drama to children’s parties and events. Martha studied educational […]

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