Spring Sessions Start Next Week! Sign up Today!

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The Bula Bug classes are finally here! For children 3-8yrs. old who live near the Auburn, California area, the funnest spring activity is starting soon. The Bula Bug “Bug Hunt” classes are the perfect after school activity. Kids will learn the basics about insects and the metamorphosis process that they go through, how bugs blend in using mimicking and camouflage, where to look for insects, and much more. There are also other fun activities like buggy face painting, make your own bug arts and crafts, meet the stick bugs, and more.

Sign your child up TODAY! Click here to register.

The classes are $35-40 per child for 4 classes, held once per week for 4 weeks.

Sessions:

March 3rd- 24th  Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm Ages 3-8yrs

April 7th-28th  Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm Ages 3-8yrs

 

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The perfect after school activity


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The Bula Bug classes are finally here! For children 6-8yrs. old who live near the Auburn, California area, the funnest spring activity is starting soon. The Bula Bug “Bug Hunt” classes are the perfect after school activity. Kids will learn the basics about insects and the metamorphosis process that they go through, how bugs blend in using mimicking and camouflage, where to look for insects, and much more. There are also other fun activities like buggy face painting, make your own bug arts and crafts, meet the stick bugs, and more.

Sign your child up TODAY! Click here to register.

The classes are $35-40 per child for 4 classes, held once per week for 4 weeks.

Sessions:

March 3rd- 24th  Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm

April 7th-28th  Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm

 

Spring is on its way!

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Spring is coming soon, now is a great time to prepare for bug hunting. Spring is the best season for finding bugs. There are more species out and about during the months of March, April, and May (here in California) than most other months. The World of Bugs books are a great way to get children excited about going outside to look for the tiny creatures that are hiding in the backyard. These books teach children how bugs blend in, which bugs are dangerous, where to look for them, and much more. They are full color photo books that show children exactly what to look for and where to look. If you are local to the Auburn, California area, you can even sign your child up for interactive bug hunting classes at the ARD Recreation Center. These classes are fun for kids with things like meet the stick bugs, buggy face painting, how to find the bugs, bug hunting, insect identification, and more. Kids are fascinated with the world of bugs, and fascination is great motivation to get them outside connecting with nature. There is a tiny world of bugs that exists all around us, you just need to know what to look for.

With things like Television, Internet, Video Games, Smart Phones and other types of technology available to children these days, outdoor time has become a thing of the past. Spending time playing outside is so very important for children. It builds a connection with nature and instills value for other living things. Children who spend time outside connecting with nature are happier children. This connection to nature is a necessity for children, our future as humans depends on the next generation recognizing that we need to co-exist with the other living things of this planet. Playing outside is free, entertaining, educational, healthy, and productive. There are many outdoor activities to do outside from bug hunts to playing catch. Whatever the activity is, make it an outside one.

For more information about the World of Bugs Children’s Books, please click here.

Books for Christmas!

Bula Bug Christmas Special

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Why Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Kids Use iPads And Why You Shouldn’t Either

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If you fall within the Gen-Y era like us, chances are you’ve given a bunch of thought as to how you would raise your own children in this day and age (assuming you don’t have children already). Especially with technology, so much has changed since our childhoods in the 90s. Here’s one question: Would you introduce the technological wonder/heroin that is the iPod and iPad to your kids?

Steve Jobs wouldn’t, and for good reason too.

In a Sunday article, New York Times reporter Nick Bilton said he once assumingly asked Jobs, “So your kids must love the iPad?”

Jobs responded: “They haven’t used it. We limit how much technology our kids use at home.”

Especially in Silicon Valley, there is actually a trend of tech execs and engineers who shield their kids from technology. They even send their kids to non-tech schools like the Waldorf School in Los Altos, where computers aren’t found anywhere because they only focus on hands-on learning.

There is a quote that was highlighted in The Times by Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics and a father of five. He explains what drives those who work in tech to keep it from their kids.

“My kids accuse me and my wife of being fascists and overly concerned about tech, and they say that none of their friends have the same rules…  That’s because we have seen the dangers of technology firsthand. I’ve seen it in myself, I don’t want to see that happen to my kids.”

If our current addictions to our iPhones and other tech is any indication, we may be setting up our children for incomplete, handicapped lives devoid of imagination, creativity and wonder when we hook them onto technology at an early age. We were the last generation to play outside precisely because we didn’t have smartphones and laptops. We learned from movement, hands-on interaction, and we absorbed information through books and socialization with other humans as opposed to a Google search.

Learning in different ways has helped us become more well-rounded individuals — so, should we be more worried that we are robbing our children of the ability to Snapchat and play “Candy Crush” all day if we don’t hand them a smartphone, or should we more worried that we would be robbing them of a healthier, less dependent development if we do hand them a smartphone? I think Steve Jobs had it right in regard to his kids.

So the next time you think about how you will raise your kids, you may want to (highly) consider not giving them whatever fancy tech we’ll have while they are growing up. Play outside with them and surround them with nature; they might hate you, but they will absolutely thank you for it later, because I’m willing to bet that’s exactly how many of us feel about it now that we are older. Source: SFGate Image via iClarified

Read more at: http://nextshark.com/why-steve-jobs-didnt-let-his-kids-use-ipads-and-why-you-shouldnt-either/#rmns

Creatures in the Cold – Winter Fun for Kids

Sign up today for our 4 session Creatures in the Cold class.

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Brandee will come to your school or pre-school and treat the kids to 4 days of winter style fun! Here is what will go on for each day:

Day 1

-Introduction to critters that can be found in the cold.
-Pictures of how critters hide using camouflage and mimicking
-Meet the stick Bugs! Live insects show children hands on how they hide

Day 2

-Story Time with World of Bugs Backyard Bugs
-Who is your favorite bug and why?
-Make-a-bug arts and crafts

 Day 3

-Buggy face painting
-Creature Hunt Cards activity
-Story Time with World of Bugs Backyard Guide

Day 4

-“How to find Bugs” talk
-Outdoor Bug Hunt!
-What we caught” group sharing
-Bug release! Put them back where we found them.

For more info, or to sign up, please contact Brandee at brandee@bulabug.com or (530) 868-4800

Honeymoon Adventure & Creatures Found!

On their Honeymoon Bula Bug Founder Brandee Mae and her new Husband Carl found so many amazing creatures! First they explored the coasts of Monterey, CA then headed for Puerto Villarta Mexico! Check out all of the beautiful scenery and nature they came across on their adventure…

Calling all 3-5 yr. olds!

We have a fun class coming up in Auburn at ARD Every friday from 11am-12pm  for 4 weeks, kids will learn about bugs/insects. How to find them, catch them easily, identify them and release them unharmed. Students will meet the stick bugs face to face and go on a bug hunt! Arts and crafts, and so much more! Enroll your young ones today!

http://www.auburnrec.com
(530) 885-8461 9am-4pm M-F
123 Recreation Drive Auburn, CA 95603

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Bula Bug Founder Brandee Mae is Married!!

On September 14th, 2014 she married Carl…the Man of her DREAMS! 🙂

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Sustainability Awareness Festival!

Bula Bug will be at the Sustainability Awareness Festival again this year!

We will have live stick bugs and other critters for children to meet as well as information about how you can work together with insects to help your garden grow without fertilizers and pesticides. Learn how bugs help in our every day life and how you can encourage others to be more aware of how important insects are. Here are some of the fun things Bula Bug will be offering:

  • Face Painting

  • Meet Live Stick Bugs

  • Visit with other critters 

  • Lady Bug Release

  • Nature toys & bug catching gear for sale

  • World of Bugs Children’s Books for sale

Come join the FUN! See you there!

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