Category Archive: Kid Stuff

Loving Reading From Birth

My daughter reads very well. Today, she was reading the rules on the game “Plants vs. Zombies” that my wife plays. She is able to read the kids menu when we go to restaurants and order her own meal. When she is supposed to be sleeping, we find her reading to her stuffed toys instead. …

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I LET MY KID PLAY WITH GARBAGE! (part one)

Before you leave, let me explain. There are lots of items in my house and yours that are probably considered garbage. Leftover trinkets from old hobbies; papers that are delivered to your house unsolicited; boxes that are unfit for storing or shipping. They’re ready for the garbage and recycling truck to haul away forever. Hold …

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Leftover Easter Peep Bunnies Spring Picture: Art Project

Easter is over. You have a basket of empty plastic eggs and a mountain of Easter grass that you’re starting to pack up for its annual snooze in the garage or basement. You also have about 4,000 peeps laying around, and you know that it’d be wrong to let your kid eat them all. If …

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Childrens’ Flash Card File Dictionary: Rolodex Literacy Project

We’re in the year 2015. Along with our twin neckties, dehydrated pizzas and power laces, we have futurized how we store our contact information via our mobile devices. Card catalogs are getting rarer and rarer. In fact after I wrote the first draft for this article, a book I’m reading had the line “who uses …

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