Posts tagged "activities"

Celebrate Pi Day with these fun activities

Celebrate Pi Day with these fun activities
Happy Pi Day! Pi is the Greek letter “π,” and in mathematics it represents the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159265359. It is commonly referred to as 3.14, hence why Pi Day is celebrated on March 14, or 3/14. The occasion has now turned into a... Read more »

Is the idea of the well-rounded child dead?

Is the idea of the well-rounded child dead?
When I was a kid, I remember hearing often that it was very important to be well-rounded. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines well-rounded as “having a broad educational background” and in the 1980s, that meant that I participated in a variety of disciplines across a multitude of backgrounds, including athletics, arts and academics. Today, though, the phrase... Read more »

Presidential Inauguration facts and easy activities for kids

Presidential Inauguration facts and easy activities for kids
Presidential inaugurations happen only once every four years, and give parents a wonderful chance to talk about our government with our kids. Below are eight questions and answers, one for each year that the people have elected Barack Obama to the presidency. There are activity suggestions following each question. Trivia about the oath of office... Read more »
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Fight boredom: Keep kids busy over winter break by throwing a party

Fight boredom: Keep kids busy over winter break by throwing a party
“And Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again.”  Johnny Mathis knew what he was singing about in “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” as kids  home from school start declaring, “I’m bored!” In the aftermath that follows unwrapping the presents and avoiding writing thank you notes, the kids turn... Read more »

I hate getting the park district program guide

Nothing causes parental panic in me like the arrival of the local park district program guide. I get nervous, and while I know I’m not going to feel good afterward, I open it anyway. Then the self-doubt creeps in completely takes over. What if my tween is great at fencing and we’ll never know because... Read more »