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Teaching Kids How to Fly a Kite

Teaching Kids How to Fly a Kite

This simple spring pastime builds great family memories. But first, learn how to choose the right style, find a perfect day and place – and, finally, set it soaring.

April 2013
How to Reclaim Family Weekend Fun and Together Time

How to Reclaim Family Weekend Fun and Together Time

Running with out a break? Break away a bit. Find fun that'll appeal to parents and kids alike – and relish simple moments and surprises. Here's how!

January 2013
Teaching Kids How to Whistle

Teaching Kids How to Whistle

It seems like such an easy thing – but it's so tricky! Here are tips on how parents can help children master the basics of making music with their lips.

December 2012
Photography and Kids: Teaching the Basics

Photography and Kids: Teaching the Basics

Children are prime students when it comes to cameras (digital or film!). Here's a 101 for parents on guiding them in capturing memories for all seasons.

December 2012
How to Build a Campfire, Tips to Teach Kids

How to Build a Campfire, Tips to Teach Kids

Blaze a new trail for your kids by teaching them this classic outdoor skill, from safety to creating the perfect pyramid, all the way to putting it out.

September 2012
How to Build a Fort Indoors with Your Kids

How to Build a Fort Indoors with Your Kids

The right mix of tables, pillows, blankets and imagination yields surefire DIY fun and bonding for families. Get tips on making one that rules!

July 2012
Backyard Olympics: Gymnastics and Swimming Games

Backyard Olympics: Gymnastics and Swimming Games

As the summer games arrive in London, England, hit the lawn or pool in southeast Michigan for a little 'plate skate' and 'water polo relay' fun.

July 2012
Diving 101: Teaching Kids How To Dive into a Pool

Diving 101: Teaching Kids How To Dive into a Pool

Is your child ready to tackle the headfirst water-splash this summer? Here are some tips and advice on how parents can help kids learn.

June 2012
Summer Journaling with Kids

Summer Journaling with Kids

Writing is a great way to keep children thinking, learning and exploring over vacation. Here's how parents can sneak it in – without it becoming 'homework!'

June 2012
Unstructured Free Play Time for Kids is Critical

Unstructured Free Play Time for Kids is Critical

Using their imaginations – not just the Internet – is still crucial for today's children. Here's why, and what parents can do to help foster more of it.

January 2012
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