28 Sep2017September 28, 2017
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Ways for Kids to Have FUN!

*A jump rope tied to a tree or post makes a good gas pump for tricycle riders. *Cut refrigerator biscuits into a variety of shapes. Your children can create imaginative designs by placing three or four shapes close together on a baking sheet. Bake as directed. *How many ways can you and your child think...

02 Dec2015February 6, 2017
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Playing Games While You Wait with Young Children

Playing Games While You Wait with Young Children

Waiting can be hard for children and adults. What can you and your child do to have fun and learn while waiting for your food to arrive in a restaurant, story for the bus to come, or in a long line at the store? Try playing one of these word games. It can make the time...

03 Apr2015February 6, 2017
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Expert to Visit FKS

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Expert to Visit FKS

Do you have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder? Do you know someone that has a child with ASD?  Well, let’sfast forward 15 years!  Who will they be?  What will they do?  How will they get there?  Sally Burton Hoyle is an Associate Professor at Eastern Michigan University. Sally coordinates Autism Area programs and is the Director of the...

25 Feb2015February 6, 2017
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Age-Appropriate Chores for Children

Age-Appropriate Chores for Children

and times, health serif;”>Most parents underestimate what their kids are able to do. Keep in mind that a child who has mastered a complicated computer game can easily run the dishwasher.  In general,  preschoolers can handle one or two simple one-step or two-step jobs. Older children can manage more. And, as your children grow up...

30 Jan2015February 6, 2017
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Children and the Courtesy Continuum

Children and the Courtesy Continuum

Children and the Courtesy Continuum Please. No, sickness thank you. You’re welcome! Respect and courtesy involve much more than using any “magic” phrase. The way we say something can say much more about our intentions than the actual words. Tone of voice and inflection often reveal a speaker’s true feelings. “Please!” can become a demand....

30 Jan2015February 6, 2017
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Cooking with Pre-Schoolers

Cooking with Pre-Schoolers

Cooking with Pre-Schoolers Cooking can help young children learn and practice some basic math concepts and build language skills. And the experience of creating meals with you can help build their self-confidence and lay the foundation for healthy eating habits. It may take a little flexibility and some simple prep work, but with the right...

04 Jan2013January 4, 2013
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Developmental Milestones at FKS

A developmental milestone is an ability that is achieved by most children by a certain age. Developmental milestones can involve physical, social, emotional, cognitive and communication skills such as walking, sharing with others, expressing emotions, recognizing familiar sounds and talking.  Children grow and develop at different rates. While their pathways through childhood and school differ,...

01 Nov2012November 1, 2012
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Chester’s Solution Workshop

Chester the Cat has a fluffy tail that everyone wants to touch. The problem? He doesn’t like people touching his tail. This workshop focuses on teaching pre-school and early elementary age students about personal boundaries and their right to say “no” to unwanted touch. (for preschool and early-elementary children) What: Chester’s Solution Workshop Where:  For Kid’s Sake...

01 Nov2012November 1, 2012
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Stewards of Children Workshop – Adults Resolving Child Sexual Abuse in Community

As adults, it is our duty to protect children and create a safe environment in which they can thrive.  LACASA’s CAP (Child Abuse Prevention) Council is proud to offer: What : Stewards of Children is an evidence-based workshop created by Darkness to Light that teaches adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual...

26 Oct2012October 26, 2012
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W-sitting in children: A habit worth breaking?

“W-sitting” or “W-sit” is a term used to describe a sitting position in which a child sits on the floor with their legs forming a “W” shape on the floor (knees bent, legs rotated and facing away from the body). When is it acceptable? Children often move into and out of this position during play...