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6 Easy Christmas Cards for Kids to Craft Blog

6 Easy Christmas Cards for Kids to Craft

  Card-making is a wonderful activity for children during the Christmas season. It keeps them occupied indoors during bad weather, allows them to explore their creativity and helps them engage with the festive spirit of giving. Aunts, uncles, grandparents and family friends will be pleased to receive handcrafted cards made especially for them. Pre-folded blank […]

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6 Tips for Reading to Your Children Blog

6 Tips for Reading to Your Children

A recent research study conducted by the Early Start Research Institute at the University of Wollongong in South Wales, UK, found that reading to children is important. It also found that when fathers read to their children they may have a different style and approach than mothers. While moms tend to focus on details in […]

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A New Way to Earn with Chores Blog

A New Way to Earn with Chores

In a world full of smart phones, tablets, and computers, the almighty dollar seems less and less important to our growing generation of tech-savvy kids and teens. However, learning responsibility and how to complete chores is still a very important part of their young lives. Knowing how to clean the house, cook a meal, wash […]

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Encouraging Your Childs Socio Dramatic Play Blog

Encouraging Your Child’s Socio-Dramatic Play

It’s great watching children play; they seem to have limitless imaginations when it comes to amusing themselves. Research has identified several types of play that children engage in, each of which gives them different benefits. In socio-dramatic play, a child recreates events or situations he has seen or experienced. This is distinct from dramatic play, […]

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Travel Safety Tipsfor Blog

5 Travel Safety Tips for Families

  The holidays are here, which for many people means it’s time to travel to visit distant family members, or simply enjoy a much-needed family vacation. Preparing to travel together as a family can be extremely stress-inducing – packing up the car, making snacks, and planning activities are just some of the things on your trip to-do […]

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Blackbird Blog

8 Fun & Simple Thanksgiving Traditions

  Thanksgiving is a day to show gratitude for all of the wonderful things in life. For most, the things that top their “I’m thankful for…” lists aren’t things at all. We are most thankful for our friends and family. Here are a few great ways to show your loved ones just how thankful you […]

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TO ENCOURAGE FITNESS AND FAMILY TIME Blog

5 Ways to Use Your Wii to Encourage Fitness and Family Time

  Many parents who’ve resisted buying a video game console have given in to the allure of the Wii. After all, this isn’t your blood and gore, shoot-em-up video game system. With an emphasis on getting off the couch and playing Wii Sports and other active and wholesome games, the Wii has found its way […]

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Halloween Games Blog

5 of the Best Halloween Party Games for Kids

  The leaves changing, the slight briskness in the air and the overwhelming amount of pumpkin-spiced food and drink options can only mean one thing: Halloween is almost here. This year, it’s your turn to host the party for the neighborhood kids and it needs to be good. After all, you’re competing with a giant […]

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