Family Fun

Weave Art Into Reading

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Mom Michelle Wilder finds creative ways to stimulate her 4-year-old son James’ creative brain in a variety of situations, especially when it comes to reading. “Children should be introduced to a wide variety of books,” says Wilder, “and combining a love of reading with hands-on creativity is a great two-way street,” she adds. Mixing literature with… Read more »

A Family FOURtune

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Every once in a while, you cross paths with someone who unknowingly inspires you. If you’re lucky, this happens at least once in your life. If you’re really lucky, maybe twice. Recently, I met six people who inspired me. For that, I’d say I’m doing alright.

Bikes!

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When my son was 5, he learned to ride his bicycle without training wheels in a two-hour session with my husband over at our local park.

Children and Charity

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With the holiday season approaching, many of us are beginning to think about gifts, baking, decorating and family gatherings. Charity is a big part of the holidays for many families, yet it is often difficult to find ways to get your children and teens involved in the process. In fact, there are many ways to… Read more »

COOL Toys for HOT Days

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Where do kids play in the summer? Anywhere from the pool to the beach to the woods to “uh-oh” indoors on rainy days. Here are suggested playthings for all those venues.

Crafts, etc.

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Choosing a gift can be a challenge. Some people may have enough of everything. This year, why not try one of these economical gift ideas that allow your family to express your love in a way that is anything but ordinary?

Creating Child-Sized Gardens

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Small-scale gardening can be easy – all you need are planters and creativity! Invite your child to play in the dirt – that’s all gardening really is – and this is the time of year to do it. Kids’ Play Gardening with kids can give you time together and allow “teachable moments” that might otherwise… Read more »

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