Santa Letter Printable


We are excited to share this great little holiday Santa Letter Printable as a tool to encourage your children to connect with the meaning of the season. Feel free to print and share with friends,…

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FREE Christmas Holiday Printables


We love to share these fun printables and games when you shop in our stores.  We know that some of you cannot make it in because you are busy or maybe live in state far…

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Free Printable Advent Calendar


We are happy to share this free printable advent calendar with you!  Grab it FREE and download it to print at home. You can download it and circle the days as they go by with…

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Neighborhood Toy Store Day 2018


It is almost time for Neighborhood Toy Store Day 2018!  We are gearing up and getting ready with lots of new products for kids of all ages.  While we are preparing, you might be wondering…

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What is ASTRA and How Does Beyond the Blackboard Fit In


We have been posting on our social media for the past two weeks or so, photos and information from the ASTRA (American Specialty Toy Retailers Association) convention we attended.  It has come to our attention that…

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Butterfly Activities for Kids


These two butterfly activities for kids are a great way to connect life science with creativity.  Crafting with kids creates time for connection and opens up a opportunity to empower their creative process.  Growing live…

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Three Reason to Get Your Kiddos in Canvas Painting Workshops


This summer we are offering three different workshops for painting canvases (and of course making awesome sweet treats) with different themes.  During our three weeks of summer workshops, we have a new canvas theme each…

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We Do Birthdays (Parties and All) at Beyond the Blackboard


From science to art, we have a party that would be a blast for your kiddo!  Our trained staff is super fun to work with when planning and leading your child and his friends in…

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Fun Ideas to Do with Kids for Cinco De Mayo


We are excited to share a few fun ideas to do with kids for Cinco De Mayo.  Cinco De Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the…

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The Three Top Reasons to Read with Your Kids


We hear it all the time, reading with your kids is so important.  Schools send home charts and graphs to fill in that document the minutes kids read at home.  Lots of books get labeled,…

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