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Cryptid Cryptozoology Books & Toys for Kids

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Our son loves animals. He's obsessed with learning about animals that currently roam the Earth, he adores the ones that are long extinct, and recently he's become enthralled with a type of creature I can barely understand myself. These animals lurk in the shadows of folklore just occasionally peeking into our world to make people wonder if they could possibly exist. Cryptozoology is the study of cryptids, which (I've recently learned) is the name for these mysterious beasts!

Cryptozoology and cryptid books, toys, and gifts for kids!

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Forever Namaste: The Journey of a Parent's Grief After Adult Child Loss

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Grieving the death of a beloved child is soul shattering. It's been said that it is the most difficult loss to face. Since our daughter's death I've met hundreds of other parents who are trudging along this same tear soaked path. The connection with these other mothers and fathers who have come before or after is tragically comforting. You don't want anyone else to understand yet you cling to those who do. This is the story of one of those connections.

Forever Namaste: A book about the journey of grief after losing an adult child

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Design a Dragon Activity for Zoey and Sassafras Dragons and Marshmallows

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It's practically impossible to find a read aloud bedtime story that both our seven year old daughter and our four year old son with both agree on. I tend to disregard my opinions of the books entirely as long as they are reading but then we found the Zoey and Sassafras series! Science, magical creatures, and realistic characters with adorable illustrations? We were all rushing to brush our teeth at bedtime so we'd have time for one more chapter!

Free Design a Dragon writing sheet for after reading the science based chapter book Zoey and Sassafras

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Zoo Emergent Reader Sight Word Book

Our son is learning sight words and since he positively loves animals, I made him this emergent reader to combine the two! You can print your own copy of this easy reader book for free. 

Free At the Zoo printable sight word book for emergent readers

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Flower Name Puzzle

Preschool is all about learning how to read, spell, and eventually write one's own name. Kids love this flower garden name puzzle mat for Spring! Just print, gather a few bottle caps, and this activity is ready to go.

Print out this free flower garden name puzzle mat for kids for spring! Preschoolers will love to spell their name on the flowers again and again!
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Green Eggs and Ham Letter Recognition

Read Across America Day is approaching. Yet no matter what time of year it is most kids love Dr. Seuss books. We chose to turn one of our favorites into a hands on literacy activity for preschool!

Kids practice letter naming recognition with this Green Eggs and Ham printable! Celebrate Dr. Seuss during Read Across America Day!

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Robot Name Puzzle

The first and most important word a child learns to read, spell, and write is his or her name! Kids love this robot name puzzle mat as a hands on way to practice putting the letters in names in order.

Kids learn to read, spell, and write their name with this free robot name puzzle mat!

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