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Free After-school Classes

Now that kids are back in school and mostly settled into their routines,enriching and fun after-school programs are a priority to find for most families. Let’s face it. Since after-school activities take place in the afternoons of school days, they can really help working parents with childcare until they are done with work. Even though this is our primary motivation for having our kids

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Forts

Every year my son gets involved in building a fort indoors. Since he’s always built them with blankets, chairs, sheets, clothespins, folding chairs, boxes, cushions etc, it’s always been a safe activity he could enjoy without us hovering. This year, he announced he wanted to build his fort outdoors, with actual wood and nails. Our first instinct was to be worried, but then we

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Kids Construction

Building projects are an awesome way to stimulate logic, expand imagination, develop spatial reasoning skills and teach kids problem solving. Experienced parents would agree that construction and building toys are absolutely necessary to unlock the imagination and encourage your child’s unique creativity. Construction toys can range from blocks, like Lego, to cardboard bricks to magnets. Children get to be in charge with these toys-

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Family and Consumer Science

Family and consumer science, or home economics, is the study of nutrition, cooking, parenting, interior decoration, textiles, gardening, and other practical aspects of home management. These skills have long been attributed as a requirement to the feminine gender only and have in the last twenty years or so completely fallen off the map. I realized this when I realized our local schools do not

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Mosaics

We went to a friends house whose every surface had mosaics on it. It was colorful and unexpected. My son was very interested because he had never seen anything like it before. If you are not aware, a mosaic is a picture created with lots of small tiles.  However, it can be made with any type of material. In this friend’s house, shells, metal,

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