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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
How to Get Your Kid Began on the Piano

How to Get Your Kid Began on the Piano

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Image: Getty Images When she was little, Hannah Barteck had the same bedtime routine as every other in kid in America, but with a twist: Every night, she’d brush her teeth, wash her face, put on her pajamas—and then plunk herself down at the piano to practice. It’s a habit she now recommends to her…
Trace Your Kid’s Hand to Make 3-D Art

Trace Your Kid’s Hand to Make 3-D Art

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It’s around this time of year that little kids learn how to trace their own hand and turn that tracing into a picture of a turkey. But now that Thanksgiving is over, if they’re still tracing those fingers, there’s another (arguably cooler) way to turn them into art: Draw a hand that looks three-dimensional. The…
Let Your Kid Paint With These Homemade Paint Popsicles

Let Your Kid Paint With These Homemade Paint Popsicles

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Photo: Meghan Moravcik Walbert When my son was a preschooler, I was forever looking for new artsy activities to do with him. I especially loved activities where the set-up was part of the activity itself—you get more mileage out of those. We’d make homemade play dough together or mix together corn starch, water and food…
Play These ‘Pencil-and-Paper’ Games With Your Kid

Play These ‘Pencil-and-Paper’ Games With Your Kid

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There are many times during the course of parenting that you find yourself somewhere with a kid, waiting for something to happen. You might be waiting for the doctor to call you back for an appointment, waiting for your food to arrive in the restaurant or waiting for the plane to land. You need something…
Keep Your Kid From Bugging You While You Prepare With This Video Game

Keep Your Kid From Bugging You While You Prepare With This...

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Photo: Getty Images When my first foster son lived with us for a year, he was my constant shadow. That sweet boy followed close behind me wherever I went, especially when it was time to prep dinner. He was never interested in watching a show while I cooked; he’d rather be with me—as close as…
Check Out These Free Educational Apps and Sites

Check Out These Free Educational Apps and Sites

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Photo: ShutterstockAs I write this, I am personally on Day Two of our Temporary-But-We-Don’t-Know How Temporary school closure. Those of you in the same boat know that the phrase “the days are long” has taken on a whole new meaning. These days have to be filled with something, and ideally, at least part of that…

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