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The Fun of Carving Jack-O-Lanterns

Of all the Halloween traditions, pumpkin carving and decorating seems to be the most universal. It’s great family fun whether you carve one together or each member of the family creates their individual work of art. Click here for the full article.
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Tell Me a Story

Storytelling is an ancient family art that builds relationships. It takes time to tell and listen to a story. This is quality time during which our attention is focused on one another. Click here for the full article.
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Use Organization to Teach Life Long Lessions

Organization! It’s one of those words that many people find scary and youngsters don’t seem to like it at all. Yet, even a few bits of it can reduce stress for parents and kids too. Here are a few ideas that worked for our family and might help yours. Click here for the full article.
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School s Out

In our family, we discovered that making non-specific materials and tools available allowed our children to be creative. That kind of imaginary play worked, not only to keep them busy and productive, but to develop skills, thinking processes, and a sense of accomplishment. Click here for the full article.
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Kas Winters Puppets and Children

Puppets and Children—One Terrific Combination! by Kas Winters, Mother of Family Ideas™ Youngsters identify with puppets and playing with them is a special treat. Of all the workshops I’ve done with students over the years, the ones in which they create their own characters and put on a play using handmade actors get the very best reviews. Ideas for stories seem to come naturally once a child has a mouthpiece in their hand to do the talking. Click here for the full article.
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Watch it Grow

In these days of texting, electronic communication, digital entertainment, and computerized everything, children and others are losing touch with nature. Click here for the full article.
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Words for Families

Words are important for many reasons. When children learn to speak, they have a way to communicate with others. When they read and write they are able to learn and to share their ideas. Click here for the full article.
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Simplify Parenting

It seems to me that the media tells us that we “need” to spend lots of money to keep our children from being bored; and yet the “bored” word is used constantly by kids. Click here for the full article.
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The Fun and Art of Pumpkin Decorating

Pumpkin carving, painting, or decorating is one of those activities that can bring family members of all ages and description together for fun. Other groups of people such as teachers or leaders with students, scouts, teams, or specialty classes can have a good time decorating pumpkins too. It fun, a little messy, and can teach safety with using sharp tools, give the opportunity for creativity and pride of one’s work, and allow for memorable conversations between participants. Click here for the full article.
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Kas Winters Tell Me A Story

We associate bedtime stories with young children, but story time can be expanded and enjoyed by all ages in many ways and times of the day. There are many advantages to reading together. It creates a love of reading and learning Click here for the full article.