Kids’ Crafternoon: Beading and Felting

The following post is by contributor Catherine Way of Adventures With Kids.

I was a little nervous about agreeing to review Kids Crafternoon: Beading and Kids Crafternoon: Felting for Simple Kids for two reasons: both my children are boys and both are younger than the recommended age of 7 and up (one is only 3 years old).

I didn’t need to worry, all the excitement I could hope for was generated by arrival of a courier van.  There were instant demands to see what the van had brought.  Once unwrapped, the colourful photos in the Crafternoon books had both my boys with their nose in a book begging to make something straight away.

When I finally got to have a look at the books, I found plenty of projects to appeal to boys and projects that younger children can participate in with adult help.

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Staying Connected with Far Away Family

The following post is by contributor Catherine Way.

I live in Darwin in North Australia.  My in-laws live around the corner from us.  My parents live in Canberra, in the south of Australia. My sister lives in Singapore.  My sister- and brother-in-law live in California, USA.  In today”s society, this is a common arrangement. Many people live far away from their extended family.

How can you stay in touch when your family is spread around the country or around the world?  Does this mean that your children miss out on important connections with family?

There are plenty of ways to stay connected with far away family.  And as an added bonus, while you connect with family around the world, your children have an authentic reason to learn about geography and cultural differences.
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Active Games Your Family Will Love

The following post is by contributor Catherine Way of Adventures With Kids.

Summer is a wonderful time to get outdoors and active with your family.  My family loves to go out in the early evening, as it starts to get cooler, and kick the football or play a game or two.  And if there are any friends around, they join in – the more, the merrier.

These games are fun for everyone, require minimal equipment and can be played in your backyard or a nearby park.

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