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How to Play Marbles: Part 3

February 24th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Marble games invite your child’s full participation in creating unique circumstances and outcomes. The games nurture patience, strategy and risk assessment.

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Kids’ Science: Sort Stuff

January 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Kids’ sorting activities expose your child to basic scientific procedure and stimulate analytical thinking. Best of all, your child will love the challenge of sorting and arranging household items.

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How to Play Marbles: Part 2

January 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Marble games are a great way to spend quality time with your child. They’re inexpensive, easy on the parent, and they strengthen your child’s ability to stay focused on one activity.

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How to Play Marbles: Part 1

January 6th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Marble games for kids require patience, skill and strategy. Here’s a handful of games to get you started.

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Kids’ Holiday Art Project

December 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Here’s a fun holiday art project that’s easy to do and looks great around the house. It’s also a great gift giving idea from your child to family and loved ones.

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Kids’ Science: Measure Stuff

December 8th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Measuring stuff around the house is an easy science activity to do with kids. It’s fun and flexible, and nurtures skills fundamental to scientific inquiry.

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Reading to Your Child: 5 Tips

November 11th, 2008 · 8 Comments

You want your child to know the magic and wonder that only reading can bring. Here’s 5 simple things you can do to improve your child’s love of books.

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Kids’ Art: The Sun

October 28th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The sun is a unique subject for a kids’ art project. Because nobody really looks at it, your child has more opportunity to exercise creative expression.

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Kids’ Science: What If an Elephant Sat on it?

October 21st, 2008 · 3 Comments

Classifying and interpreting data go hand in hand with scientific procedure. This kids’ science activity rings with laughter in the process of analyzing household items.

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Kids’ Art: Making Halloween Spider Webs

October 14th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Here’s a kids’ Halloween art project that’s fun and easy and looks great around the house. Be prepared– your child will want to do this project over and over!

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The Fabulous One Minute Robot Your Child Will Love

October 7th, 2008 · 4 Comments

If you’ve ever wondered about a robot activity for kids, here’s an easy one that’s sure to become a household favorite.

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Kids’ Science: Gravity for Beginners

September 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Here’s a science activity for kids that offers basic exposure to density and the law of gravity. It also gives your child an opportunity to engage in the trial and error method of problem solving. It’s very simple and lots of fun.

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Bozo Buckets

September 23rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

Bozo Buckets is a kids’ game you play for points and prizes. It offers enough variety that you can change the format each time you play.

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Kids’ Science: Fun with Magnets

September 15th, 2008 · 8 Comments

Magnet activities for kids are a fun way to introduce your child to the world of science. The activities are easy to set up and fun to play. Here’s some easy ones to get you started.

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Children’s Stories: Audio

August 27th, 2008 · 4 Comments

A first rate, low speed activity is to listen to children’s stories and songs on tape, CD or computer. This activity is enjoyable anytime, and is the perfect solution when you want to spend some relaxing but meaningful time with your child.

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Easy To Make Tent

August 20th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Making a tent with sheets will nurture your child’s concept of spaces and places. But to get the most out of your tent, you need great activities….

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Creative Play: Starlight Theater

August 17th, 2008 · 3 Comments

In the long run, a healthy diet of imaginative play will strengthen your child’s ability to tackle difficult, non-linear problems both academically and in the real world. Imaginative play turns ordinary things into a bundle of possibilities. A newspaper becomes a telescope, a briefcase, or a log. A stick becomes a wand, a cane, a […]

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The One Minute Rocket Ship Your Child Will Absolutely Love

August 15th, 2008 · 19 Comments

If you’ve ever wondered how to make a rocket ship for kids–it’s easier than you think. This one only takes a minute to make, and it seats two comfortably.

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Wooden Blocks: What’s the Big Deal?

August 2nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

One of the extraordinary benefits of playing with blocks is that so very little is required to hold your child’s attention for so long.

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Kids’ Science: Float Stuff on Water

July 28th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Here’s a little household science for kids. It’s very simple and lots of fun. Pursue the advanced version of this activity and watch your child take charge of scientific procedures.

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Creative Play: Spaghetti Box Theater

July 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Spaghetti box theater is a great routine buster that you can do to again and again. It’s good old-fashioned family fun that nurtures imagination and offers many surprising turns.

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