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Family Activities for in the Car

Are you going on a family vacation anytime soon involving a road trip? Here are some great ideas for having fun together in the car! Alphabet game. Everyone looks out the window and tries to find objects beginning with each letter of the alphabet, starting with A and working their way, in order, to Z.…

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16 Ways to Make Chores Fun

One of my sons, Paul, LOVES cleaning up. He often dumps stuff out just for the pleasure of putting it away again, and sings to himself as he goes about his treasured task. Rare, I know, but I’ll take it! But our other son sees cleaning up as a chore, not a privilege. For kids…

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Play in Education: More than Just Having Fun

  When children play, they learn twice. Or maybe thrice. I don’t mean using video games or pushing buttons on their newest electronic toy… I mean playing the way children naturally do before we teach them to look for the nearest technology and zone out: seeing how many ways they can move a ball, stacking…