Tag Archives: silliness

Pesky Parrot Pilfers Perth

Word play is one of the best ways to grow vocabulary, enhance tongue twisting and look forward to Sunday mornings with Will Shortz (on NPR).  I have no idea when I first began to have fun with alliteration.  But I’m … Continue reading

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36-60 Months: Motor Development Skills

There is a reason why we begin to play games with our infants and young children.  Games allow all of us to enjoy gaining new skills and new knowledge.  It’s fun and not a hardship.  Blowing on an infants tummy … Continue reading

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Fun in Reading

There is a lot of discussion around helping the reluctant or challenged young reader.  As an author of stories for young readers, I’m doing a lot of learning.  Learning to be careful in how I use punctuation and of presenting … Continue reading

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Beating The Burnout of School’s “February Blues”

Image via Wikipedia As adults, we are quite familiar with the term “burnout.”  We understand and are gentle with our friends and family who seem to be struggling with the symptoms that suggest they are emotionally and physically fatigued with … Continue reading

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When Summer Doesn’t Include a Vacation

Two years ago my husband and I had our first “STAYCATION.”  It actually started out as a supposed one day “gosh, what can we do for fun and not drive too far?” We live on the ocean.  It’s generally cool … Continue reading

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Make Chores into Games

“I’m always the last one picked.” “Why do I always have to keep score?” “Only ten guys get to play.  I’m never good enough.” Games are for winners and losers, right?  Not really.  Games are for the enjoyment of all, … Continue reading

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Hula Hoops and Marines

I’m preparing for a weekend with Quakers.  Our Quarterly Meeting.  How does a Friend ready herself to spend a three-day weekend with Quakers? By assembling my list for New Games and Adventure Based Counseling (ABC) games and initiatives, of course. … Continue reading

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