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Green Kids | The Green Beagle - Part 2

Twig Crayon

Twig Crayon

Twig Crayon

 

 

 

 

Oh how I love these crayons!!! How cute are they! I know the Twig Crayon is a little expensive but it is almost worth it being as how they are reusing items that would otherwise just be burned. The Twig Crayon could help give your child a creative twist on their next project. The box of crayons isn’t just a box of crayons anymore it was a part of nature and someone found a very suitable new useful way to display/create them. That is some cool innovation.
This is a great concept for show and tell or for a teachers desk! There are a million and one places to show the Twig Crayons off besides using them as actual crayons!

Description: Inntrax Twig Crayons are a unique coloring crayon from Poland. What makes these crayons unique is that they are handmade from discarded wooden twigs. During the winter months, planned areas of mature forests are cleared of underbrush, bushes and small unwanted trees in order to improve the environment for the mature oak and white pine. These small bushes and trees have no commercial value and are often burned on site. Inntrax Twig Crayons and Birch Baskets use these small bushes and twigs to make our Twig Crayons. Set of 8,12, or 24 Twig Crayons.

Chico Bag - Halloween Limited Edition

Kids Organic Cooking Classes for Fall

Organic Cooking Classes

Organic Cooking Classes

 

I know that this particular class is in Texas but I think the idea is exceptional. I always say it is important to start you children out young when learning about the environment and their health. Why not enroll them in Organic Cooking Classes. If you have the time you can even be their teacher. I know this may not be something all children are interested in but if you do it correctly you can keep them having fun and learning all at once. Do you have classes like this in your area? If not go to local schools or community centers to see if anyone would be interested in starting a program like this. This is an excellent after school activity or even a weekend thing for children.

 

 

Time: Wednesday, August 24 · 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Location: League City, Tx

Created: By Natural Living

More Info: Kids Organic Cooking class 2011-2012

This class is for Children ages 6-18.
This class will meet each week for 2 hours on Wednesdays 3:30pm-5:30pm at my house in League City.
This will be a 32 week course starting Aug. 24 to Dec 14 and Jan 11- May 09

Here are the details of the class:Learn Organic culinary Alton Brown style! This class will combine the science of food with the importance of organic nutrition in a fun and exciting way. It will cover specific Organic nutrition on veggies, fruits, nuts and seeds; manners; simple 1 dish meal prep to full complete nutrition meal prep. Students will learn Meat handling and food prep safety; the art of soups, stock making and rues; how to use mother natures sweeteners; Meal planning; kitchen equipment usage and more! Each student will take home a complete notebook with handouts and all recipes at the end of the class.
All ingredients will be organic, natural or local and gluten free (my kitchen is gluten free).

The inclusive Cost of the class:
$259 per semester OR
$79 a month (8 payments)

Class is limited to 9 spaces (due to limited kitchen space)
**Note about the teacher- I have my raw food certification, nutritional counseling certification, nutritional life coach certification and TX food handlers certification. I have also been a personal organic chef as well as sold organic culinary foods at local farmers markets.

contact me for more information and registration
shopnaturalliving@gmail.co​m

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Snail Measuring Tape

Snail Measuring Tape Ok so how cute is this really? I know it is just a measuring tape but it can put the fun into learning how to measure things. I know this is supposed to be for children but I want this for myself!

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Snail Measuring Tape Details:
Made from natural rubberwood and water-based paints, the Plan Toys snail measuring tape is more than just a measuring tape for kids. This tape measure for kids features metric measurement and extends to a length of 24in / 60cm (measurement close to inches but not exact). Tape is not self-retracting – turn the red dial to draw the tape back in. Enables spatial recognition and exploration through measurement. Child development skills include: mathematical, fine motor, concentration and intellectual skills.

•Dimensions: 2.6″ x 4.7″ x 2.6″
•3 years +
•Plan Toys is made from replenishable rubberwood
•PlanToys are assembled using a certified E-Zero glue in place of traditional toxic wood glue
•Plan Toys uses only safe, non-toxic water-based dyes on all of their toys
•Packaging made from recycled and recyclable materials
•Conforms to ASTM

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Solar Rowboat Kit

A super awesome toy for the pool or on a lake! Since it is summer and we want to encourage our children to be outside and soak up the sun the Solar Rowboat Kit is a perfect way to make sure they have fun and learn while they are outside.

Solar Rowboat Kit

Product Description:

The Solar Rowboat Kit comes in just a few easy-to-assemble pieces. Once assembled, simply place solar panel in sunlight and the Solar Rowboat will go to work, spinning the oars for as long as it has light . A fun way for children to learn about eco-friendly energy sources. Safe design for children. Inspire children to explore Eco-friendly elements in daily lives. Demonstrates the science of solar power.

For childrent agest 8 and up.

Yoga Kids

YogaKids Foundations Trainings, Teacher Certification and Workshops

YogaKids Foundations Training is the original program that revolutionized the way yoga is taught to children.

Yoga Kids is an excellent idea I think! It is important to teach children about exercise at an early age. Yoga is beneficial for many reasons other than staying in shape. It helps with balance, stress, visualization and teaches children skills they can use throughout their whole lives. Generally gym classes aren’t anywhere near enough exercise and recess only takes place in the earlier grades. Integrating Yoga into daily class schedules can help calm down the students during the day.
Yoga Kids is aimed at helping children grow through Yoga. In a country where childhood obesity is at an all time high we should be teaching our children the benefits of yoga and keeping the mine healthy along with the body.
Yoga Kidsoffers training schedules, tools for schools, dvds, games, supplies, teachers, and clothing. Every week YogaKidsoffers a pose of the week and gives detailed instructions on how to do the pose.  I love it! This site is amazingly cute and incredibly essential for all children. Have you heard of YogaKids?  Do you have yoga in your school?

YogaKids Foundations Trainings, Teacher Certification and Workshops

My First Signs

My First Signs

My First Signs

I found My First Signs while looking for baby shower prezzies for some friends of mine. I think this is a genius idea. It makes sense that babies would be able to sign before speaking. If monkeys can do it we must be able too right? Infants “find” their fingers and toes long before they can speak and sometimes without knowing it they use signs to convey messages to you. This is a useful learning tool for the entire family. The sooner your child can communicate with you the better. I love the idea of teaching your baby sign language. It can help them in the future as well.

Product Description:
Children are able to communicate by signing before they develop the skills necessary for speech. By teaching simple sign language to children from as young as eight months, we can help them to convey their emotions and their needs, as well giving them a valuable head start in their social and intellectual development.

My First Signsis beautifully illustrated by Annie Kubler with 12 pages of basic baby signs for such words as milk, more, hot, potty, all done, and much more. Signing to your baby can help you and your child communicate effectively, thereby lessening frustration levels at both ends. What’s more, you’ll be surprised how easy it is for you and your baby to begin to “talk” to each other.

Organic Skincare for Your Baby

Organic Skincare Collection

Organic Skincare Collection

It is almost summer time and I know this means mating season for more than just the wild kingdom. There are pregnant ladies everywhere and I bet you know at least one right now! If you do I suggest you get the Oscar & Belle Baby Skincare Collection. Oscar & Belle’s products are all organic especially the skincare items. It is important to start a baby off right and there is no better way to show you care buy purchasing organic baby gifts. Mom’s can be picky when it comes to what they want their babies to have so do the choosing for them and choose Oscar & Belle Organic Skincare collection!
The organic collection includes:
Organic Baby Shampoo, Organic Baby Powder, Organic Baby Wash, Organic Baby Lotion, Organic Diaper Ointment, Natural Baby Soak, & Organic Baby Creme.

About Oscar & Belle:
Anna Gustafson founded Oscar & Belle on the philosophy that Organic clothing need not be drab and lifeless. Oscar and Belle, Inc. was conceived in December, 2006 and launched online in September, 2007 with the goal to create a unique collection of joyful, sustainable, & healthful baby clothing and gear. Things that are not only good for babies’ health, our environment & produced ethically, but also fun and timeless. You won’t find potato sacks here.
Creating the Oscar & BelleCollection was an intense and playful process. Oscar & Belle’scatalog is the result – unique products designed by Anna Gustafson that care for our environment and your baby’s health.
These unique items continue to arrive. Keep your eyes open for the newest arrival as we continue our development of the most joyful, sustainable, and healthful clothing and products available.
Anna’s passion for design grew from her love of art, and her fine arts education at the University of Minnesota. Her travels around the world have inspired her designs, and impassioned her commitment to ethical manufacturing & sustainable, organic processes. Regular visits to Guatemala, Costa Rica, Argentina & Chile continue to inspire designs, methods of garment construction, coloring and our commitment to sustainable farming and manufacturing.

Eco Garden Set from Hape

Eco Garden Set from Hape

Eco Garden Set from Hape

I don’t know about you buy my doll house accessories were no where near as cool as Hape sets. The design and creativity that make up the Hape sets are amazing. I am sort of jealous I don’t have a doll house of my own now. The attention to detail with the cup set and kabobs are way too cute. Toys like this encourage your child to use their imagination with out being “plugged in”. Another positive side to the Hape sets especially this one is that it isn’t just for girls and their dolls. There is nothing to say that GI Joe or any other action figure cannot have an Eco-Garden BBQ. The colors and construction of the Eco-Garden set can be uni-sex which I think is a cute idea if you have multiple children in your home or at school. Action figures must like to BBQ too right?

Product Description:
Let your child’s dolls relax in the shade with this Eco-Garden set from Hape . The bamboo stalks and parasol provide shelter from the sun and the drinks and kabobs create a wonderful meal on a summer evening. The set consists of 1 patio, 2 chairs, 1 table with parasol, 2 bamboo stalk clusters, 1 grill with kabobs, and 1 cup set. A unique and eco-friendly addition to your child’s doll collection.
Made with Bamboo. Earth’s fastest growing plants, bamboo is highly renewable. Bamboo stands release 35% more oxygen into the atmosphere than equivalent timber forests and require no replanting, pesticides or fertilizers to grow. Bamboo is also highly durable and strong–it’s even harder than red oak and maple wood! A light water-based stain has been applied to the bamboo which is then polished with beeswax, providing a natural, satin finish.