A mother, grandmother, volunteer, and mompreneur, Kas Winters puts a lifetime of ideas collected from working with hundreds of children into the books she writes for families. Activities are kid-tested and Winters’ family approved for fun, learning, and bringing families together in special ways.

As an author, illustrator, and publisher, Kas, the owner of Winmark Communications, has published almost 100 family books, including many for children and parents. More than 100 authors from all over North America are represented on her extensive Website.

Everything Family offers resources for families and those who help families thrive. These include hundreds of books and gift items for every member, age and interest.

Articles by Kas have appeared in family magazines for years and she writes regular columns for publications. As the “Family Activities Expert” she chats online, does programs at schools, and “playshops” for parents, teachers, and children. www.winmarkcom.com/kaswintersbooks.htm

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Is there a book in your head

Have you ever thought you should write a book? Would your child or children like to see their words in print? It’s an incredible experience to hold your ideas in book form, and it raises self-esteem at least a couple of notches. The really good news is that it is possible. You usually see my writing in this column, discussing ideas for children’s and family activities, but I have also written a total of 16 books, many on that family topic. My most recent effort, Get that Book out of your Head and into Print, includes innovative methods that can help you or your children accomplish a publishing dream. Click here for the full article.
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It’s a new year and a great time to put systems in place to make your life and that of your children easier. Sometimes, all it takes is a couple of file folders in a set location such as a box, basket, tote, tub, or holder on top of the microwave, near the front door, or in the corner of a kitchen counter. Label a few folders as needed. Choose a place where papers can be moved directly from backpacks to the proper location. This is especially helpful for school papers that need to be returned to teachers, details about assignments and projects, events and other school or extra-curricular activity dates and contact information. Work to establish a habit of putting papers there as soon as students get home from school and also try to remember to check the “Return to Teacher” folder before kids leave for class each morning. Make sure everyone knows that the folders should not develop legs and move to other locations in the house. Click here for the full article.
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Kas Winters Celebrate Fall with Family

This is the time of year when we see visible shifts in nature. Click here for the full article.
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Kas Winters How to Help Your Child Succeed in School

After a summer without homework and testing pressure, it’s time to get back into a classroom and learning schedule for many students. Some are excited to see friends and get back to school, and others are dreading it. There are some simple things a parent can do Click here for the full article.
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Kas Winters How to Help Your Child Succeed in School

After a summer without homework and testing pressure, it’s time to get back into a classroom and learning schedule for many students. Some are excited to see friends and get back to school, and others are dreading it. There are some simple things a parent can do Click here for the full article.
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Enjoy and Outdoor Adventure

According to my mother, I started camping when I was a baby, and I haven’t stopped. Over the years we’ve camped with family members, Scouts, and friends in a variety of situations. It has been a delightful opportunity to teach skills, build confidence, enjoy camaraderie, try new things, and learn to appreciate nature. Here are some activities you can adjust to the ages and interests of the children in your life. Click here for the full article.
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Schools Almost Out Learn Something Anyway

Prepare and enjoy a special Egyptian meal. Include foods that grow in that country such as dates, grapes, olives, figs, pomegranates, cucumbers, pistachios, and oranges. Buy pita bread at the grocery store or find a authentic recipe for Egyptian flatbread and encourage an older child Click here for the full article.
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Keep your Child Safe

As parents, grandparents, teachers, or youth leaders, we are now more aware of, not only the dangers and ways abuse can completely change the lives of our young people, but also of actions we can take to protect our kids. Click here for the full article.
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Celebrate SPRING with Your Family

It’s hard for me to think of spring without picturing Tigger, the character in “Winnie the Pooh,” bouncing around all over the place. If you have young children, read about Tigger Click here for the full article.
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Release the Power of Your Child’s Imagination

Imagination. We frequently hear the Einstein quote, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” The full quote is even better. The rest of it says: “For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, Click here for the full article.