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    I Go to Pieces
    I Go to Pieces Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 45 minutes Materials: Photograph of your child, enlarged to 8" x 10" or larger Poster board cut to same size as photo Clear contact paper Scissors Whit...
  • Drawing and Painting Printables
    Finish the Picture: Draw Your Family and Friends
    Draw all of your family and lots of your friends in this printable picture gallery. ...
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    The Importance of Rules in Games
    The Importance of Rules in Games It's in the Cards A set of rules is a prescribed guide for conduct, telling you how to proceed with your next course of action.Rules, rules, rules! A game is only as good as its rules, and how well we play the ga...
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    Family Meetings
    Family Meetings: Spelling Out House Rules and Obligations
    Family Meetings: Spelling Out House Rules and Obligations Household rules—and the consequences of breaking them—should be spelled out clearly. ( Family meetings may be the ideal time to do this.) Writing them out and posting them will avoid ...
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    10 Things to Avoid When Starting a Craft Project
    10 Things to Avoid When Starting a Craft Project Sometimes the best ways to ensure success is to know the pitfalls beforehand so they can be avoided. Before I tell you some sure-fire ways to make crafting with your kids a joy, let's look at the ...
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    Making Time for Arts & Crafts
    Making Time for Arts & CraftsYou may be wondering when you're going to do all these arts & crafts when you're running to soccer games, trying to get the laundry done, rushing to finish a project for your boss on time, and struggling to get a mea...
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    Teen Independence
    Teen Pulling Away from Family
    This is a normal, healthy stage in adolescent development, where the child seeks to pull away from her parents. ...
  • Fact Monster, a safe space for kids to find homework help
    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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    What Shall We Play?
    What Shall We Play? This might be the trickiest part of family game night—unless you've been playing for a while and have established the family favorites. The conflicts will arise if some family members prefer one game to another. There are a...
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    Start Playing Games at a Young Age
    Start Playing Games at a Young Age The trick to avoiding difficulty with teenagers is to start playing games with them when they are little kids. Keep the lines of communication with them open. Talk and listen when they are little, and never sto...
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    Be a Winner!
    Be a Winner! There's nothing worse than a sore loser. Sore losers are considered whiners and bad sports. The worst kind of sore loser is one who goes around accusing everyone of cheating because he or she can't face the fact that they might not ...
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    What Should We Play?
    What Should We Play? No matter what game you play, some kids are just not going to get into it. The trick is to start them young and keep the games alive. Try setting up tournaments and championships. Once you get them hooked, they'll come back ...
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    Dare to Play Fair
    Dare to Play Fair When children play games, squabbles arise over the rules all the time. Depending on the age group, many kids are not likely to read the rules before starting the game. And there's nothing worse than having to break up a fistfig...
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    Making Family Time
    The Importance of Rules in Games
    The Importance of Rules in Games It's in the Cards A set of rules is a prescribed guide for conduct, telling you how to proceed with your next course of action.Rules, rules, rules! A game is only as good as its rules, and how well we play the ga...
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    Making Family Time
    What Should We Play?
    What Should We Play? No matter what game you play, some kids are just not going to get into it. The trick is to start them young and keep the games alive. Try setting up tournaments and championships. Once you get them hooked, they'll come back ...
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    Making Family Time
    Ten Ways to Make More Time for Your Kids
    Ten Ways to Make More Time for Your KidsThe Frenzied Family As you head into the back-to-school year, you wonder: Can you really do it again? Pack lunches at dawn, dash from carpools to business meetings, apply mascara at stoplights, help with h...
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    Book Finder
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    Finding Time for Family Fun
    Finding Time for Family Fun Finding the time is always hard to do now that families spend so many hours at work or involved with some kind of extracurricular activity. Anyone with a teenager and a phone bill knows that kids that age want to hang...