Kid Activities: How to Write Thank You Notes

December 29, 2015

Looking for kid activities? Kids are never too young to learn the value of gratitude and thoughtfulness.  Acknowledging someone else makes everyone feel great.   They need to be taught some options so they learn good words to use in writing more formally to others.  Here are the sections: Dear ______,  Thanks for [       ].  It….[say something about the gift]. I am [say something about how it…

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Real Life Skills: Kids Can Change a Lightbulb (with supervision)

December 29, 2015

Teach your child real life skills: Have you ever had a non-working lightbulb? I have had to change my bathroom lights once! It seems complicated and dangerous but if you have a parent/guardian around they can teach you how to fix that single pesky lightbulb that won’t work. My tips are: 1. Have the lights turned off 2. Have a parent/guardian around in case you get hurt 3. Have you…

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Kids Wellness: 5 Habits to Help You Manage ADHD Without Medicine

December 17, 2015

Kids Wellness: originally posted on RealBitesSmallTalk.com for adults and kids on things you can do to help yourself I was diagnosed with ADHD and clinical depression when I was in 7th grade. I had had some of the symptoms of ADHD since I was little – impulsivity, fidgeting constantly, lack of forethought – but I wasn’t tested until I was around 13 years old. Because of my particular diagnosis, symptoms,…

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Gardening for Kids: Foods You Can Re-Grow

December 12, 2015

Gardening for kids: Did you know there are some foods that you can re-grow?  Don’t throw out the carrot tops, or the celery ends! Take the carrot top and place in a bit of water Change out the water every day In a week you can have new growth to plant See what we did? For more foods you can re-grow, read here: http://goodmorningcenter.com/8-vegetables-you-buy-once-and-regrow-forever-how-to-grow-them-full-tips/ http://www.eatclean.com/recipes-how-to/grow-avocado-tree

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Kids in the Kitchen

December 10, 2015

Getting young ones involved in food prep paves the way for healthier eaters.  Picky eaters learn how fun it is to cut veggies and be involved with family.  The colors and textures of foods, and the variety of ways to use each ingredient can be really exciting and fun.  There is something everyone can help with, and older kids can even start to make some of their own meals. Photo credit:…

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