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Pooh Sticks and Other No-Cost Summer Hits

Posted in Jane Kise, Kidtelligent, Web Connections on July 22nd, 2013 by – 1 Comment

girl-paintingHopefully you’re carving out some time with your children for unstructured fun. Here are a couple of no-cost, no-prep activities kids love.

Pooh Sticks. There’s a wonderful scene in one of Milne’s stories where Pooh and Piglet simply drop sticks off a bridge over a little creek and dash to the other side to see whose appears first. Once my children had tried this, I don’t think we passed over a little bridge with out playing Pooh Sticks for several years! Find a park with a stream and a few twigs and play away. No bridge? Set a start and finish point and see what happens!

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Nurture that Scientist!

Posted in Jane Kise, Kidtelligent on July 11th, 2013 by – Be the first to comment

Hispanic father and son hiking on trail in woodsSummer is THE time for nurturing scientists—or at least a love of science strong enough that your child will be able to intelligently weigh in on issues such as global warming, deforestation, healthy food production, or other issues.

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