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Monday, January 14, 2013

Things for Kids and Family

Kids' imaginations and creativity are boundless.  Doing some very simple things encourages kids to embrace all that is new and wonderful.  Here are a couple of things to use to stimulate their inquisitiveness and imagination.  Also included are a great kit and guidelines for a family disaster preparedness.

Hope these are useful:

A drive-in movie theme with cars made from boxes.  All the directions can be found at Not Just A Housewife


A great way for children to watch a seed grow. Lots of other child-friendly gardening ideas, too.  Misty Horizon has all of the particulars.



"Although disasters are rare, prepping for them is one of those crucial 'just in case' precautions, like having smoke detectors," explains Parents advisor Irwin Redlener, M.D., director of the Center for National Preparedness at Columbia University. Planning for a catastrophe also makes you ready for a less severe event like a fire or a local power outage.
All of the info can be found at in an article written by pediatrician,  Wendy Sue Swanson, M.D. from
Parents Magazine


Use shower curtain liner, permanent markers.. and then kids write with dry/wet erase markers. INSIDE RECESS--great way to keep kids busy when winter weather keeps us inside!
This idea was adapted from a British duvet cover of the same style but used washable markers.


Has this info inspired you to create for kids?  I hope so.

Meanwhile .... keep it simple and make it real.



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