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#SparkAMind with Curious Moments with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

This post was sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.

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I recently learned about Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a program designed to capture moments that spark the curiosity in children (and all of us) and expand on them. All those moments can add up to something much bigger, they can add up to a lifetime of learning and curiosity. Recently releasing their #SparkAMind program, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt strives to capture all these curious moments and they have built a space where people can share ideas and ways to help encourage even more similar moments. 

Lennox has always been curious – but at the end of last year, we moved from a house that had almost no backyard, to a house that is on close to an acre of land. With the new home and yard, grew a huge curiosity for Lennox. She wanted to go exploring every inch of the yard, inspecting the plants, the trees, the bugs/animals and the flowers.

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It was such a great change for her, even if it was emotionally stressing and difficult on the whole family, her curiosity and chance to learn outside expended so much overnight.

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I love to let Lennox go outside and explore on her own now. I can watch from inside or on the deck and she seems so little in such a big space. I can hear her singing and talking to herself, examining flowers, cutting flowers to bring in – or just running around and having fun like a little kid should! 

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If your child has a curious moment and you decide to capture it through a though, a photo, a video; just tag it with #SparkAMind for others to see. On the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt website, all of those captured #SparkAMind moments will be put together to view. They then use all of those views and shares as a way to help low-income communities. For each share, they will donate a children’s book to an early learning organization to help bridge the gap between multi-income groups and help give today’s children the resources for a successful education and life.

Another great way to help allow your children to be curious is through the Curious World app available through Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The Curious World app is an early learning app for children ages 3-7. It has education games, books, videos and much more. If you are interested in checking it out, visit this site and receive the following discount:

sparkamindIf you are looking for any additional information, visit Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #SparkAMind website or any of their social pages.

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Daddy Daughter Dance 2016

This past weekend, Lennox had a very special date – Daddy! It was the weekend of their second annual Daddy / Daughter Dance. This years theme was under the sea treasure and she was so excited. She woke up early and was ready for a full day of fun. She got her hair done, had a brand new dress and a handsome date!

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Lennox had plans before the evening even started. A few of her old friends from Montessori school and their dads all met for dinner. Dinner and a date!

daddy-daughter-2016After dinner, they headed to the dance to party the night away with her friends, daddy and a few glow sticks! I’m not even sure what is happening in this picture – but that is a lot of happy girls, having a lot of fun!!

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It’s always so fun to see how excited she is and I hope she remembers her fun evenings with Daddy forever!

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This is a look back at 2015, her first daddy/daughter dance. She has grown a lot in just a year – she is getting so tall and was just as excited as this year!

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A 5 Year Old’s Thankful ABC’s

My friend Censie, put together this great Thankful ABC’s printable, and I ran with the idea as soon as I saw it. I printed it out and then Kyle worked with her in coming up with her ABC’s of thankfulness – just in time for Thanksgiving. I thought I would share with you the things she is thankful for this year!

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ABC’s of Thankfulness by Lennox & Kyle

A – Applesauce
B – Baby Graham
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C – Cats
D – Daisy (our dog)
daisy-maeE – Elephants
F – Family
G – George, our cat
H – Heather
I – Ice Cream
icecream-lennoxJ – Jonah
jonah K – Kyle
kyle-lennoxL – Lennox (I guess she is thankful for herself!)
lennox-thanksgivingM – Mommy
new-house N – New House
lennox-mommyO – Old House
P – Paper
Q – Quiet
R – Running
S – Sun
T – Turtle
U – Umbrella
V – Valentine’s Day
valentines-dayW – Walker, her old friend from Montessori
X – Xmas
lennox-christmas Y – You
Z – Zoos