These Favorite Tricks Help Kids Dress Themselves – And Tie Shoes!

HELP KIDS HELP THEMSELVES GET READY TO GO Helping little ones put on a coat or tie shoes only takes a minute of your time- and it does take longer to teach them how to do it alone- but the sense of accomplishment they get from doing it alone is priceless. Here are two tricks that we’ve been using to help kids do these tasks on their own. PUTTING ON A WINTER COAT The FLIP TRICK is a smooth move that helps kids put on their own coats. Show this to your preschoolers a few times and they will love how big it makes them feel! THIS SHOE TYING HACK MAKES IT SO EASY! The way I was taught to tie shoes is a lot harder. I wonder if I could teach my kids to tie their shoes at an
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Play Elf on a Shelf, Goldfish Swim School Style

Elf Your Way to Goldfish Swim School Every year we like to play Elf on a Shelf with our readers, and this year we’re happy to have Goldfish Swim School
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7 Reasons to Celebrate Your Kid’s December Birthday Some Other Time

All I Want for Christmas Is…to Not Have a December Birthday Some people feel that having a birthday around Christmas-time is magical. It’s like everyone is getting all excited and
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Winter Break Activity Guide | Grand Rapids 2014

FEATURED WINTER BREAK ACTIVITIES Christmas Break is coming and we have you covered! Take a look at all the activities West Michigan has to offer during your holiday season. Make
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WIN! Cutest – Or Coolest? – Kids’ Glasses We’ve Ever Seen

WHERE WAS JONAS PAUL EYEWEAR WHEN I WAS A KID??? I’ve worn glasses since I was four years old. Back then glasses were considered a burden and eyeglass designers didn’t
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