TV Free Friday

Philadelphia Orchestra Holiday & Family Music

December 12, 2013

  Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. The Philadelphia Orchestra is a wonderful way to introduce your children to a diverse range of music. Their family programs run throughout the school year calendar and they have a number of holiday programs this month too. I have been looking forward to […]

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Elmo’s Learning Adventure

October 11, 2013

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and contains affiliate links that help Crafty Garden Mama to grow. TV Free Friday returns today with a review of the Elmo’s Learning Adventure program. We have been doing a lot of reading with Tomato of series that feature some of my childhood favorite characters. She knows all of […]

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Summer Art Fun: How to Create a Sharpie Tie-Dye T-Shirt

August 2, 2013

I’m so excited to have a guest post from my good friend, Barb, today. For those of you who swing by for TV Free Friday, you will love to see her Sharpie Tie-Dye T-Shirt craft today. Enjoy! Hi! This is Barb from A Life in Balance, mom of 5 kids and encourager of creativity. Many […]

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History’s Alive in Haddonfield, New Jersey

July 12, 2013

Disclosure: I was treated to special tour to see the history and downtown of Haddonfield and received a gift bag. My impression of the town and opinions are my own. The Philadelphia area is rich with history on both sides of the Delaware River. Visiting historical towns is a great way to get outdoors and […]

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National Train Day: TV Free Friday

May 10, 2013

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links which help grow Crafty Garden Mama. Did you know that this Saturday is National Train Day? Yesterday, I was pleased to bring you news about National Public Gardens Day and now we have even more reasons to get out of the house with the little ones this weekend. This […]

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Sesame Place Opening Day: TV Free Friday

April 26, 2013

Disclosure: As part of the Sunny Day blogger program, we have been provided with complimentary tickets to Sesame Place. My excitement over reliving childhood memories is completely my own. All images are courtesy of Sesame Place. Some of Tomato’s favorite characters from books happen to live at Sesame Place. I remember going to Sesame Place […]

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TV Free Friday: How to Choose Better TV for Kids

April 5, 2013

How do you choose better tv for kids? This is usually the day where I talk about what we do instead of watching tv. But, Tomato is starting to approach the age at which she will watch some television. So, I am curious to know how folks choose better tv? A lot of people asks […]

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TV Free Friday: Friends of the Earth Review

March 22, 2013

Disclosure: I received the following book for review purposes. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links are also included. Springtime always brings opportunities to discuss the Earth with kids and with Earth Day approaching on April 22nd, Friends of the Earth: A History of American Environmentalism by Pat McCarthy offers wonderful opportunities to do just […]

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TV Free Friday: PAFA Family Programs

March 8, 2013

Two weeks ago, we had the pleasure of attending a special Pre-K tour and preview of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) family programs. PAFA Family Programs run from infant stroller tours to summer camps up to age 15. PAFA also has full family arts programs on Sundays that have amazing themes like “At […]

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TV Free Friday: Great Backyard Bird Count

February 15, 2013

Today marks the start of one of my favorite TV Free activities! It is time for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count (Feb. 15-18, 2013)! The GBBC is brought to you by the Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the bird count aims to get families to sit outside, enjoy nature and collect […]

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