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That's what I'm Taco-ing about

Little Red Hen is celebrating Taco Tuesdays all Summer Long! While it is easy to make tacos a greasy summertime meal, they can also be healthy for you if you choose healthier options. When prepared carefully, they can be an excellent source of protein and fiber. They Encourage Meal Prep Whichever kind of Taco-ness you decide on, they are usually prepared using only a handful of ingredients. This translates to small amounts of prep time,...


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4th of July: Alternatives to Fireworks

Get ready for the Red, White, and Blue! On July 4th, 1776 our Forefathers declared the 13 colonies independence from King George of Great Britain and started the United States of America which is why we get together for fun, food, and sometimes fireworks every July 4th. But it might be time to do things differently this year, with no fireworks.   Noise Pollution  Many of us love the beautiful sight of fireworks going off...


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Global Beatles Day

"And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make you." Come together and have a little fun with your friends to celebrate the cultural phenomenon that is The Beatles for Global Beatles Day. June 25th became Global Beatles Day to celebrate this day in 1967 when All You Need is Love was broadcast all around the world. The Beatles are not only an important piece of music history but left...


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Summer Time In Chico

It's finally here! The hottest of all seasons, but also the most fun. The time to getting away from our comfort zones and going on new adventures, vacations, and all sorts of fun activities. There can be so much to do in Chico alone, and Little Red Hen is here to lend a wing in making your summer a great one!  Outdoor adventures are a great time for kids to stretch their legs and get...


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A Rose by Any other Name

June 12 is National Red Rose Day and is a great time to add this bright and timeless flower to your garden. Red roses are known for their symbolism of love and romance and many people give them as a traditional way to express love and care to their loved ones or their significant other. Red roses get their color from natural chemicals called flavonoids, which are also responsible for giving other things in nature their...


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Schools Out for Summer

School's out. What now? Summer break is officially, here. Many parents look forward to spending more time with their kids, but children on the spectrum often depend on the structure provided by the school as part of their routine. Structure and routine are synonymous with comfort and security. Provide it, and life is predictable and manageable. Withdraw it (as happens every year in June) and the world turns upside down. When children with autism feel...


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Fathers Day

June 18th is a day to celebrate the fathers (or father figures) in our lives. Some of our staff at Little Red Hen wanted to share what their fathers taught them about moving forward as an adult, while others share messages to their Dads that have passed on. Some of our staff are parents to kids on the spectrum themselves. It (Father) Figures  While many of us have had the traditional two-parent nuclear family, the unconventional father...


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