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Squirrels’ teeth grow very fast so they need to constantly sharpen and shorten them! To trim their long teeth and to keep healthy, squirrels like Chipper chew on hard things like twigs. Here’s a video of a squirrel at UCLA sharpening its teeth:
Like squirrels, we need to keep our teeth healthy! We’ve all heard it from all of our dentists: “You need to floss more!” or “Don’t forget to brush the very back of your molars!” Most of us don’t worry about their warnings until the day before our next dental visit. The worst that can happen is that we get a little cavity, and, they just fix it with a silver cap, right? But, it turns out, bad dental hygiene isn’t just bad for your teeth, it’s also bad for your general health! The infographic below lists 14 bad-dental-hygiene ailments that plague everyday people just like you and me. Poor oral hygiene can lead to heart disease, respiratory disease, and even brain abscesses! Preventative medicine is the best medicine, so please, listen to your dentist and floss your teeth and brush all the way to the back of your molars! Your body will thank you!
Need a way to keep your kids’ teeth healthy? Have your kids brush their teeth to this Chipper song–to ensure that your kids brush their teeth for a long enough time and to guarantee that the experience is fun!
Let’s Go Chipper for Healthy Teeth!
Happy Arbor Day! Arbor Day is a national holiday that encourages people to care for, appreciate, and plant trees. Each state tends to celebrate Arbor Day on its own day, the most common date for Arbor day is the last Friday of April. Proposed by a journalist by the name of J. Sterling Morton, the first Arbor day was celebrated in Nebraska, 1872. Other countries besides the United States celebrate environmentalism and tree-planting, too:
Japan – Greening Week
Isreal – The New Years Day of Trees
Korea – The Tree Loving Week
Yugoslavia – The Reforestation Week
Iceland – The Students’ Afforestation Day
India – The National Festival of Tree Planting
In celebration of Arbor Day, Chipper made a coffee sleeve tree recycle-craft this week! This craft is simple, eco-friendly, and even incorporates the theme of trees for Arbor Day!
Here’s what you need:
First, cut the coffee sleeves open and cut pieces to create a trunk. Cut the green coffee sleeves open and cut leaf shapes. If you don’t have green coffee sleeves, just use marker, paint, or crayon to color your coffee sleeves green!
Then, place glue (or tape!) down the center of your piece of construction paper like so:
Place the pieces down like so:
And there you have it–a fun and simple tree craft for Arbor Day! After creating this craft, spend some time with your little one discussing trees. Did you know that trees help keep our soil healthy by minimizing soil erosion? Or that there are over 23,000 kinds of trees on Earth? Click here to read and learn more about trees!
Let’s Go Chipper for Arbor Day!
(Chipper got the idea for this craft from this blog.)
Join Chipper this Saturday, Oct. 20th, for Story Time, Recycle Crafts and tons of outdoor fun and free giveaways at the Belvedere Community Foundation’s 2nd Annual Clean and Green Day! http://www.facebook.com/events/487943537892514/ http://ow.ly/i/11RRq
Attention Bay Area Families! This Tues., Oct. 9th, entry to the San Francisco Botanical Gardens is FREEEEEE!!!
The 2nd Tuesday of each month is always a free day at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens (note that it’s always free to San Francisco residents!). The gardens are best explored as a family. Allow your child(ren) to lead you! Let’s Go Chipper to the gardens this Tuesday! http://ow.ly/ee1fn
Enjoy the last of the summer sun! How are you getting outdoors this week?
There is not actually tuna everywhere, but we have found lots of ideas for upcycling the cans. Tuna is known to many as a fabulous, cheap lunch and after scrubbing (thoroughly scrubbing to remove the smell), we suggest making use of those versatile metal tins!
Here we have a tuna can planter. From Havoc to Heaven.
Office space organizer. From…
This week we are Chipper for Banana Slugs!!! Our first Fun Slug Fact of the week: Banana slugs are California’s official state mollusk and the mascot for the University of California, Santa Cruz! What do YOU know about slugs? http://ow.ly/i/XJF6
Since Lizzie has been at school during the day, Bryce and I have had the opportunity to spend a lot more one-on-one time together (well, with Mason too, of course). Since I didn't put Lizzie in pre-school I have been collecting a bunch of educational activities and ideas for a few years now. As I was looking into my stash, I realized that I have collected quite a few activity ideas based on the fall season.
What an incredible selection from the tropics. Beautiful gardens, worth a visit!
Interested in going? The Conservatory of Flowers is located in Golden Gate Park, near other popular museums and destinations (California Academy of Sciences, de Young Museum). For current admission fee and hours, visit the website... www.conservatoryofflowers.org/visit/hours. This is an indoor museum, and, need I point out, it's hot and humid!