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Easy Halloween Treats

Easy Halloween Treats

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Healthy Halloween treats banana ghosts and orange pumpkins on a plate with holiday decor

Even the very youngest cooks can get in on the fun with these super-simple Halloween goodies!

Tangerine Pumpkins

For each pumpkin you will need:
• 1 Tangerine/Cutie/small orange of your choice
• 1 piece of celery
• A knife sharp enough to cut the celery into small pieces

Cut the celery into pieces approximately ½ to ¼ inch long and ¼ inch wide. They do not need to be symmetrical. For each pumpkin, peel a tangerine and insert a piece of celery in the top to look like a pumpkin stem. That’s it. You’re done! If you plan to make these ahead of time cover them with plastic wrap to prevent them from drying out.

Autumn in the South Bay and Southern California

Autumn in the South Bay and Southern California

Colorful leaves, chilly nights, cozy sweaters, the last harvest of the year…are signs of a delightful autumn that is happening nowhere near the South Bay. We do have our own hallmarks of fall, though, even if they don’t show up in the Pottery Barn Kids catalog. Here are four local signs of autumn to share…

Problem Solving

Problem Solving

If you are the parent of a school-aged child, California’s Common Core standards are no doubt a daily presence in your life during homework time. Opinions on Common Core are wide and varied, but Common Core, at its heart, is intended to develop problem-solving and analytical skills.

Bringing Back the Joy of Childhood

As we think back to our childhood, what do we remember? What stands out? I propose that we remember different play experiences we had with our friends, with our parents, or even alone. Play is the simple joy of childhood that is an opportunity for children to relish the moment, to imagine, interact, and engage…