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Blogging For Kids

Recently my son was reading something online.  He was riveted! I usually find him watching YouTube  videos or playing  video games, so I was surprised to see him reading instead.  When I asked him what it was that was holding his interest and he said a friend’s blog. Blogs are pages within a website where people write about their lives or any topic really.

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Homemade Halloween

We went costume shopping last week.  There was lots to choose from but it was all very expensive and not very original. This week we decided to concentrate on creating his costume. He wants to be a zombie. His only specification is that it not look homemade. I guess I have to say goodbye to the past Halloweens when he happily allowed me to

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Healthier Halloween

When I was a kid, trick or treating was done on the one night only. I remember my brother and I fretting over the weather if it was cloudy.   Would Halloween be cancelled of it rained?  Nowadays, there are 101 events leading up to Halloween night, both outside of and in school.  Each event brings with it a barrage of cavity and belly ache

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Unusual Games For Kids

My son and his friends play lots of board games and I have  looking around for some fun and economical physically active games to add to to their afternoons.  Here are three fun alternatives to to the common fare: -In London, they  hold an  annual  Rock, Paper, Scissors Championship.  Try these three official RPS gambits for strategic advantage: 1)The Avalanche – Rock, Rock, Rock

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Writing Workshops for Kids

If your child loves to write, tell stories or report on events, a writing workshop is a wonderful way for him to spend time after school. A writing workshop can help a young author emerge and provide focus, inspiration and challenge your child to aspire to publishing their writing. If your child want to tell a story, help them by providing access to expert

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Sticking to it

I have a friend whose daughter has been taking piano for a couple of years.  The little girl recently told her mother she really doesn’t want to take piano anymore.  Her mom won’t let her quit. Worrying about our kid’s future is number one on our list. We want them to succeed. We want them to know how to commit, be dependable, persevere. We

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Being Bored- the New Good

As I write this, my nine year old son is on the big trampoline outside, laid out flat, looking up … bored. He announced he was bored before he went out there and has since done nothing but lay down on the sunny spot in the trampoline. Years ago, I would have observed this idleness with some alarm lest it be confused as laziness. 

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Helping Their Self Esteem

Its wonderful when you can provide activities for your kids that are fun but which also help them build self esteem. Really, children can never have too much self- esteem, so even if you have a confident child, it doesn’t hurt. If you are wondering what signs to look for to check how your child self- confidence holds up, ask yourself these questions: –

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Minecraft

My son loves building Lego’s and he can’t get enough of video games. Well, he has started to play a PC game called Minecraft, which combines both of these favorite activities. Minecraft is a seemingly simple game. But the possibilities of what a player can accomplish are endless, which is why this game can be so addictive and at such a great deal.  Minecraft

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Bed-A-Palooza!

We went on a tour at the local humane society and it was an eye opening experience for my son. He knew how shelters work but seeing it first hand is another thing. What stuck with him was how many of the animals had no beds to sleep on. Some had a towel on the cement floor. Many had nothing, so their days are

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