Category: ’Teens’

Homemade Gifts for Toddlers and Preschoolers – Tutorial Round-up 2

December 1st, 2011 by Dionna - 3 Comments

Links to more than 75 different tutorials for inspiration to make the toddlers and preschoolers in your life fun homemade gifts.

30+ Ideas for Activities Advent Calendars

November 16th, 2011 by Dionna - 70 Comments

Advent calendars can be made more meaningful by focusing on special family activities. Today’s post features thirty activity ideas that center around the spirit of giving, learning about other cultural/religious holiday traditions, and fun.

Fun Theory

November 11th, 2011 by Dionna - 2 Comments

I’m not aware of any official Fun Theory in the field of learning. But fun shimmers under the surface of motivation and focus like a very big fish. This post includes notes about some of the factors that make learning fun and intrinsically interesting.

Dairy-Free Scone Recipe

June 7th, 2011 by Dionna - 7 Comments

I attempted my first dairy-free baked good, and it was a tremendous success. Seriously, these were so good that they were gone in the first day. My recipe started as the Dairy-Free Cranberry Scones recipe from, but (of course) I modified it. So here is that recipe with my…

Interest-Based Groups Advance Learning and Fun

June 4th, 2011 by Dionna - 1 Comment

There’s a distinct pleasure in spending time with people who delight in the same thing that fascinates us. That might be running marathons, understanding Civil War strategy, making homemade cheese or writing mysteries. Who doesn’t love talking about a favorite topic? It’s certainly easy to build friendships that way. Shared…

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