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Get Artsy With It: Kids Love to Create

    Our schools are offering fewer and fewer opportunities for children to participate in the arts. Drama is long-gone from the daily curriculum and art projects are few and far between. And now even music programs are…

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The Positives of Unplugged Living

       The year was 1965 and the venue was the Newport Folk Festival. Long hair was “blowin’ in the wind.” The air was hazy with smoke when the crowd made ready to welcome Bob Dylan to the stage. Then the unthinkable…

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Board Games for Family Fun

  My parents taught my brother and me to play Monopoly and then spent the next five years trying to get out of playing the game. It was addictive. It was loooong. Besides, my brother cheated. He…

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Lemonade Stands with a Twist

   When I was about eight years old I decided it would be fun to live in a travel trailer. Our family didn’t happen to own one, so I set about building one for myself. I dreamed…

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Too Wiggly to Read?

  Sometimes young children are just too full of energy to sit still and listen to a book. They’re like a basket full of puppies needing to wiggle, run and play. How will you ever instill a…

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