Category Archives: Helping a Child At Home

November 16 is National Teddy Bear Day

Enjoy the cuteness and the cuddle of the teddy bear.

GIVE A BEAR HUG TO YOUR CHILDREN!

National Teddy Bear Day

My Daughter’s Teddy Bear Collection! Image Source: Tanha Patel

Today is the day to tell you kids how much you love them, how much you adore them, and how much you miss them when they are away!

Here are links to some ‘Teddy Bear’ related activities:

TwistyNoodle.com

Education.com

English-Worksheets.com

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Wordless Wednesday: Writing Collage

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Image Source: Tanha Patel

A writing collage project for my daughter’s Kindergarten class is a great way to help her learn at home too.

Create a collage and pull it out for inspiration every time you ask you child to write in his journal. That picture will serve as a topic for describing real life experiences or even a fictional story.

Wordless Wednesday: Do you prefer Cavities or Cash?

Earn rewards in exchange for Halloween Candy

Donate your Halloween Candy and help the Troops Overseas

Would you rather see your children with cavities or earn some cash? It’s Halloween which means influx of candies. And there is more than one reason not to indulge in candy. You will avoid cavities and you may also earn cash, coupons or other rewards for it.

The Halloween Candy Buy Back 2012 is a GO!

What is Halloween Candy Buy Back Program?

Dr. Chris Kammer, launched this creative solution to keep children healthy. Watch this ABC News story to find out more: ABC News Person of the Week.

How do you participate?

All you need to do is have your children collect the candy from trick-o-treating and instead of eating it, bring it to a doctor’s office near by and exchange it for a treat (not a sweet one, though). Dentists will be giving treats in various forms:

  • Cash, say, $1 for every pound of candy;
  • Coupons to local restaurants, or services;
  • Toothbrushes/toothpastes; or
  • Other special treats.

Does this program help the community?

Some dentists are also giving back to the community with this program. In exchange of every pound of candy you bring in to them, they will donate a certain amount of money to local schools or charities.

What is Operation Gratitude?

The candy donated through this program will become a part of care packs sent to troops overseas through Operation Gratitude.

What better way to show your children the importance of healthy living as well as helping others!

How are you avoiding candy this year? Any creative solutions, please share below.