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photo by heidabjorg Unlikely pals: Kids discover, and love, the art of letter writing [Today Good News] Kids Draw the News | Send Pictures [New York Times] Kids’ shoe stores: Boys are superheroes and girls are princesses [Christian Science Monitor] NPT’s ‘National Kids To Parks Day’ To Take Place Saturday May 19, 2012 [Sacramento Bee] [...]

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