Learning to Grow Food

Typically, I write about book deserts. However, due to COVID-19 shutting down so many venues where food is available, I decided to write about growing food in a food desert. There are many economical ways to grow food that it is imperative to share these ideas. Below are a few ways people are using recycled materials to grow food in urban areas.









Free Story Sites for Children PreK- Grade 12

Hello everyone,

I know that many of you are looking for online resources for children in grades K-12 online. There are great resources for children you can use to aid with their learning. Please see some of the sites I recommend below:

Unite for Literacy


Story online




Storytime from Space


The Free E-book Project


Internet Library of Free Books


Free Audible Books for Children


Free Kids Books




Activities to do with children…

Dear parents,

I know many of you are looking for economical and fun ideas to do with your children at home. Below are some activities that will keep children engaging for hours.

Making homemade bubbles

Making slime

Basic Gardening for Children


Cardboard Boxcar for Children


DIY Chalkboard for Children


I hope this helps!






Covid-19 Resources for Children

If you are a parent, teacher or caregiver, it is important that you have as many resources for children as possible. I found the following resources on the Unite for Literacy e-book collection. Below are two good resources for children. The first one is a book explaining Covid-19 to children. The second is a book about the importance of handwashing.

Kids want to know: What is Covid-19?


Wash your hands







Snack Ideas for Children

Each day, I receive questions from parents about books, ideas for learning, schedules, and tips for learning at home. More recently, the posts regarding ideas for feeding children are beginning to increase. After working in a daycare setting for several years, I learned a great deal about healthy and economical snacks for children. If your child needs food that is gluten free and to avoid peanut, soy, and milk allergies, you can replace the peanut butter and nut suggestions with an additional piece of fruit, and/or extra raisins. You can also replace the ranch dressing with an oil and vinegar dressing. Below are seven suggestions for daily snacks to avoid feeding children too much pre-processed foods which are unhealthy and do not quench the hunger of children. If children eat cheap junk food for snacks, they will remain hungry and want more junk or food an hour later. The list below provides some variety and children will love the tasty treats.

  1. Homemade popcorn and Fresh Squeezed Lemonade recipes

2. Fresh sliced cheese, crackers, and apple juice recipes

3. Apples, peanut butter, and raisins recipe

4. Tangerine and nuts

5. Yogurt parfait with fruit and granola recipes

6. Carrot, celery slices with ranch dressing recipes

7. Smoothies recipes


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Dr. Flowers