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Mother Goose, The Value of Nursery Rhymes to Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Do you read Mother Goose to your kids? A friend of mine stopped by last week to chat with her own Mother Goose tale. You see, she’d given a gift to her daughter and newborn granddaughter: a new printing of The Original Mother Goose along with a more modern depiction with gorgeous, vibrant artwork by talented Gina Baek. She told her daughter she’d wished...

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Those Beautiful, Adorable Polepole Wooden Animals

About two and half years ago, I stumbled across these beautifully hand-crafted wood animals in a gift shop. These little animals called polepoles were expertly carved from a light-weight wood, smooth as any wood can be, and hand-painted with details that gave each animal its own character...

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Prince Martin Wins His Sword, (One of our Best Adventure Books for Kids)

This book reminded me of the classic hero’s journey and knight adventure stories I read in my youth. But now, thanks to this new Prince Martin series by Brandon Hale, kids don't have to wait until they’re twelve or more to dig into a knightly adventure. In fact, in my opinion, it's one of our best adventure books for kids. Now, don’t compare it to a knightly epic 'tee for tee'...it is, after all, a children’s book. But for a children’s book, it’s quite the fun journey...

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Welcome To Our Family Lifestyle Blog: The Little Lark

Welcome to our blog, The Little Lark...a play on our shop name of Alder and Alouette and the old saying, "a little birdie told me...". We hope you enjoy our posts.  We do welcome other writers as well. Contact us at alderandalouette@outlook.com if you would like to have an article about parenting, family, children, crafts or other related topics considered for posting with us. Warmly,  The Alder & Alouette Team

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