Helpful Ideas

Talking Sticks

Talking Sticks

Sometimes it’s hard to get children to tell you about their day. Talking sticks can get child talking. On craft sticks write different questions. Put the sticks in a cup and during dinner have each family member take turns drawing a stick and answering the question....

Three R’s For Keeping Your Children Safe Online

Three R’s For Keeping Your Children Safe Online

Help keep your kids safe online by reviewing these tips. RECOGNIZE - Teach your children to recognize unsafe and inappropriate situations, web sites, chat rooms and instant messages. When they are aware of where dangers might be, they can avoid those situations....

Freezer Strawberry Jam

This is so easy you can do this in the morning with your kids or grandkids and serve it for lunch. Anytime you give children an opportunity to measure it builds their skill in understanding numbers and what they represent. It also helps them understand capacity and...

Strawberries Are Superstars!

Strawberries Are Superstars!

A strawberry is a superstar when it comes to anti-oxidant power! Strawberries are packed with flavonoids called quercetin and kaempferol. Research shows that these two flavonoids help keep "bad" (LDL) cholesterol from oxidizing and damaging artery walls. They also...

Caring For Animals

Showing compassion for animals can help children learn to be kind to all living things. If you have a pet teach your children and grandchildren to be gentle. Show them how to pet an animal on the back instead of on the face. They shouldn't tease or roughhouse with a...

Surprise Popcorn

Your family will be surprised when they taste this white chocolate covered popcorn and it's easy to make! Surprise Popcorn 8 cups Popped popcorn 1 lb. white chocolate candy coating ¼ cup Peanut butter Put chocolate and peanut butter in the microwave and heat until...