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New Farm Comic!

Our latest book has no words at all. Nope, not even a title. Instead, it is a comic strip that goes along with one of our recent videos ‘Let’s Ride a Horse.’ As our young preschoolers are a little ways

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New Farm Story: The Farm Alphabet

To expand our collection of farm stories, we ventured into the staple of every preschool classroom, the alphabet. Of course, we made this alphabet story farm-themed, with each letter representing something from the farm. Of course, some letters were a

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New Farm Story: Meet the Farm

As we prepare to go to Head Start classrooms in the coming weeks, we are so excited to unveil our latest book, Meet the Farm. As these kids haven’t been to the farm since last fall, we doubted how much

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Latest Batch of Distance Learning Videos

Through the summer, we have continued to make videos for all of our Head Start friends who missed out on so much farm time this spring and summer. This latest batch of distance learning videos features our chickens, goats, a

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More Distance Learning Videos!

As schools continue to be closed for the time being, we are making every effort to still engage our Head Start friends in life on the farm. They may not be able to come visit in person, so instead, we

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Farm Story: Flat Fandi’s Travels

With all of our Head Start kids at home right now, we figured some empathetic kids might start worrying about how Flat Fandi is doing in the classroom, all alone. So, Joy wrote this story to alleviate any worries. Flat

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Distance Learning from the Farm

With all of our usual friends and visitors home-bound at the moment, we farm folk are doing our best to still spread some of ThorpeWood’s spirit. Though of course nothing compares with feeling the breeze and smelling the magnolia blossoms,

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Find Your Worry Stone

From kindergarten-bound five-year-olds to fully matured humans dealing with stressful times, everyone can benefit from having a worry stone. A worry stone is something you can slip into your pocket to relieve some anxiety and instill a sense of calm.

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Farm Story: Flint’s Great Adventure

One of our favorite farm stories, Flint’s Great Adventure, is a staple of our third round of winter visits. The story is accompanied by painted wooden spoons which the children hit together to mimic the ‘clip-clop’ sound of Flint the

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Farm Story: Fandi Needs a Doctor

At our farm, we hope to teach our preschool ‘friends’ empathy for our animals. A great part of that is showing how very similar we are to animals, and vice versa. We do this in our everyday interactions with our

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