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Animal Gifts

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Who says your child has to wait until Mother's or Father's Day to create a special gift for you? Make this the day that you receive a special present from your child-the make-believe animal!

Ask your child to role-play an animal. Your child might choose to take on the character of a family pet, a farm animal, or a wild creature. Then ask your child what that animal might choose to give humans as a gift and why.

For example, a cat might want to give humans new furniture to compensate for claw-wrecked chairs and sofas. A squirrel might give humans a jar of peanut butter-as long as the recipients were willing to share.

Once your child, the make-believe animal, has chosen the perfect gift and explained its significance, it's time for the animal to request a gift from humans. What present would an animal want to receive from humans? Why? Your child could probably come up with a hundred reasons for a cat to want a new fish tank.

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From 365 TV-Free Activities You Can Do With Your Child Copyright © 2007, F+W Publications, Inc. Used by permission of Adams Media, and F+W Publications Company. All rights reserved.

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August 29, 2014



Eating a colorful diet or fruits and veggies helps ensure your child is getting the nutrients he needs to keep his brain sharp while at school. Aim to pack three or more different colored foods in his lunch (or for snack) every day.


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