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  • Eating Elephant This New Year

    Well another new year is here and the thought of New Year's resolutions comes to mind. Do you make them? Should you make them and how many goals should you set and in which areas of your life? When I was younger I used to make a million different resolutions, and as you can guess it didn't take long for me to lose interest and ability to keep track of them all. Setting a long ...

  • Happy Thought

    “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” ― Dalai Lama XIV

  • Happy Thought Friday

    “Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” ― Mother Teresa

  • Happy Thoughts

    We all need some happy thoughts to inspire us and to help us remember what is important: We all know that love makes the world go 'round. Our children, family, loved ones, and friends are definitely some of our happiest thoughts. "No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted." —Aesop

  • The Wonder of Work

    We talked in earlier articles about The Power of Play and the benefits of Reading with Children. Another component of a healthy and happy childhood is learning to work and enjoy different kinds of work. Work is that wonderful stuff that helps us accomplish our dreams and desires. Work allows us to accomplish everything we do, whether it be big or small. Working people built the Great Wall of China, the Egyptian Pyramids, modern-day skyscrapers, bridges, ...

  • St. Patrick's Day Maze

    Happy St. Patrick's day! We hope you're ready for a little harder maze. Here it is! Download St. Patrick's Day Maze

  • Valentines for Everyone

    Valentine's Day Is For Everyone! written by: Kari Valentines Day is most commonly associated with lovers celebrating their relationship; however, the day is about much more than that. It is a day that we can step back and celebrate love in general, no matter what age we are or whether or not we have a partner to celebrate it with. Love is not limited to romantic relationships, it can be celebrated with your friends, your family, ...

  • Incredible Benefits of Reading with Children

    TV, video games, and computer games can soak up much of a child's life. While these activities can hold some sort of value in their growth, they don't compare to the benefits of reading. Reading is a gift in many different ways, and following are just a few of the benefits. Reading Helps Develop Vocabulary Children learn much of their vocabulary from their parents and sources such as reading. Children under the age of 18 months can ...

  • The Power of Play

    Playing & Creative Exploration Aid Child Development and Happiness Children love to play and explore the world around them. Play is an important part of a child's education and development because they interact with people and things in ways they wouldn't normally. A child who plays with a doll will often talk to the doll and take care of it, mimicking what she has seen in her world as well as introducing her own imaginative ideas, ...

  • Setting and achieving family goals

    With the turn of each New Year, more and more parents are discussing New Year's resolutions with their children. Goal setting is becoming important not only for adults but for kids alike. For a long time, it was assumed that setting goals is more of an adult thing, and that it would be stressful to engage a child in such activities. We believe setting goals can be fun and important to help children reach goals ...

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