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Teach Your Child How to Take Good Pictures

August 30th, 2008 by Nick Ramsay

There is something magic about capturing an image, some small piece of reality, and turning it into an artifact of one moment in time. Children and adults alike love to get behind a camera and start clicking. But in order to make the photo good enough to honor that moment in time, some knowledge and […]

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Teach Your Child How to Paint

August 29th, 2008 by Nick Ramsay

Very young children may draw what they know, but it is said that they paint what they feel. Rob Barnes Teaching your child to paint can be fun for both of you. With a few cheap and simple materials, your child can begin to express themselves in living color! Painting can be a very effective […]

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Teach Your Child to Play Hide and Seek

August 29th, 2008 by Nick Ramsay

If you played Hide and Seek when you were younger, you can probably remember the excitement and suspense of being both the hider and the seeker. While some outdoors games seem to be going the way of the dinosaur, many children around the globe are still playing some form of Hide and Seek. All children […]

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Teach Your Child How to Play Tag

August 28th, 2008 by Nick Ramsay

Tag is quite possibly the most exciting and most played traditional game in the world. Along with its variations, tag is played wherever you find groups of children. Even though video games and television seem to be taking the place of more physically active forms of entertainment, kids still love to run, jump and chase […]

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Teach Your Child to Do Magic Tricks

August 8th, 2008 by Nick Ramsay

There is only one thing more delightful than seeing a magic trick- and that’s performing a magic trick! With a little help from you, your child can learn a few simple tricks and begin to amaze his friends and family. Magic and magicians have entertained and astonished audiences for centuries. Magicians were regular attendees at […]

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Teach Your Child How to Write and Produce a Play

August 7th, 2008 by Nick Ramsay

Most grownups can remember the excitement of performing a play or skit for their parents and friends as a youngster- finding old dress clothes and household items for props, choosing characters and creating a (usually comical) script. Nothing brings out a child’s imagination more than writing and putting on a play! With a little bit […]

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Teach Your Child to Make Paper Airplanes

August 6th, 2008 by Nick Ramsay

A rainy afternoon with nothing to do is the best time to learn to do something new. Why not try making a paper airplane with your child? It is amazingly simple to turn a plain piece of paper into a toy that flies! Paper airplanes can be simple or fancy, ranging from the basic “Arrow” […]

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Teach Your Child How to Make a Tie-Dye Shirt

August 5th, 2008 by Nick Ramsay

Tie-dye shirts and other tie-dyed items will probably always be “in”. The endless variety of patterns and colors that result when creating these “hippie-era” clothing items have made tie-dyeing an art form all its own. Tie-dyeing is not new, however. The art probably originated in the East- in China, India, Japan, or Indonesia, although some […]

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Teach Your Child to Play American Football

July 18th, 2008 by Nick Ramsay

You can teach your child to play football even if you’re not an NFL star yourself! All you need is the desire and a fairly good understanding of the game and its rules. Boys and girls alike enjoy playing football, but if the thought of having your child get tackled by 4 or 5 other […]

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Teach Your Child How to Make a Comic Book

May 9th, 2008 by Nick Ramsay

Comic books are a unique medium. They add a visual dimension to storytelling, but still leave room for the imagination. And there’s only one thing more fun than reading one- and that’s making one. Comic books have their beginnings in the hieroglyphics of Egypt according to some, but it wasn’t until the late 1800’s that […]

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