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10 Terrific Things to Do with Kids this Week

We've done the hard work for you, sifting through our extensive kids' event calendar to let you know which events are sure to please. Have fun, make memories and go on an adventure with your family!

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Taking Care of Kids' Broken Bones

Children's bones are different from adult bones. Adult bones are very stiff and tend to break in the middle section. However, children's bones are not at full growth yet, so their breaks usually occur at the ends.

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Learn About Friendship Through Art

The exhibition at the National Gallery of Art offers a unique opportunity for parents to introduce children of all ages to the work of Degas and Cassatt and explore how the two artists shared a mutual respect and genuine admiration for each other.

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Using Organization for Better Family Relationships

Parents tend to see most aspects of child rearing as a matter of getting our words right. In order to teach our kids how to do everything from dressing themselves to packing their backpacks to cleaning their rooms, we talk: we explain, direct, coax and remind. When none of that works, we try again.

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Kids' School Admissions and Competition Between Parents

It might seem like a small thing, one's third-grade art score, but how is a B+ going to look on an application for the Gifted & Talented program? Slightly subperfect. In other words, terrible

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Answers to Your Start of the School Year Questions

Remember, bright children should usually be reading above grade level. Keep up with your children's reading progress by using the reading assessment test at the beginning, middle and end of the school year.

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Fun Summer Fairs for the Family

Summer isn't complete without a visit to a state or county fair. Delicious food, carnival games and rides, farm animals and amazing performances make fairs the perfect way to end summer with the whole family.

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Encouraging Diversity of Play in Kids

While many parents can remember dabbling in a variety of activities - the arts, academics and athletics - throughout their youth, today's children often find themselves pursuing a single activity at a young age. A combination of factors has led to an apparent increase in specialization, but the concept of the well-rounded child has merit and offers a range of benefits to both the individual and society.

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