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art, vegetables, food games, little workers, rainy day fun,
avoid Sunday morning hassles - when you or your spouse want
to spend some quiet time with the newspaper, while your
youngster wants attention, remove the comics section from
the paper, roll it and tie it. Present it to your child
as his or her very own paper.
the neighbourhood children come over to visit, one problem
invariably occurs - they all want to play with the same
toy. Buy a portable timer with a buzzer and explain that
each child can play with the favoured toy for ten minutes
before passing it to the next one in line when the buzzer
liquid shoe polish bottles with daubers. They make wonderful
paint sets for small children. Fill each bottle with a different
colour and use daubers instead of paint brushes.
make vegetables more tempting to a picky eater, serve finger-size
pieces of fresh vegetables with a small cup of salad dressing
'dip'. The detestable vegetables are transformed into party
the car on the way to the store, you can control your restless
one by making up a song about the foods you're going to
buy, or play a guessing game involving some of the items
on your shopping list - "I'm thinking of a vegetable that
looks like little trees...", "I'm thinking of something
that you put on toast and it rhymes with ham...".
you need to wash the car and your kids want to participate,
fill a small pail with soapy water and give them some old
paint brushes so they can paint the car clean. Fun for kids.
your children invite one or two friends over for a "Rainy
Day Picnic". Set up a picnic table using a blanket on the
floor and paper goods. Serve popcorn, snacks and fruit juice.
Tell stories and sing songs.
you arrive home with cranky kids and several bags of groceries
to be put away, try these tactics. Let the children participate
in putting things away on the lower shelves. Then give them
the paper bags to make into masks or paper boats. Supermarket
treats don't have to be candy, gum or books.
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