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How to Spend an Incredible Summer With the Kids

With school out soon, parents either feel two things. 1)”Wow, I can’t wait to spend more time with my kids!” or 2)”Oh, boy, here we go. How will we fill their time?”

Parents who work outside the home have no choice but to send their kids to camps or daycares during the the day, but stay-at-home moms or dads need to get creative. If you need some ideas on how best to occupy your kids this summer then what follows will be just what you need.

In order for children to be happy and content four things need to be present in their day:

1) Routine
2) Stimulation
3) Free Play/Alone time
4) Sleep

How do we structure their days so that all four requirements are met? The following is what a typical day could look like:

8 am Kids wake up (or 9 am)

Eat a healthy breakfast

Have free time to play, watch a good quality children’s program (no fighting, violence, or quick flashing images) for a half hour or hour

Learn how to make or bake something with mommy or daddy. This can be a craft or a baked good.

Eat a healthy lunch

Put them down for a nap or if older, take them outside to:

a) a playground

b) a friends house (this way you can have a tea or coffee with another adult while the kids play!)

c) a play gym

d) walk somewhere (grocery store, post office, ice cream store)

e) take pictures of nature with a disposable or digital camera (Children love this! Give them a

brief lesson on how to focus on an object etc. then let them be creative with whatever they

want to capture) Make these pictures part of another day’s craft activity!

f) kick around a ball together

g) walk in the countryside

h) go to a museum

i) go to the zoo

j) send the kids on a scavenger hunt and after they find everything they can enjoy a homemade

popsicle or ice cream!

k) go to grandma and grandpa’s house

l) play catch

m) meet the working parent for his or her coffee break (how nice to visit them during the day for a

short coffee, tea, lemonade or chocolate milk!)

n) weed the garden or grass (believe it or not, some kids really like doing this! Put on some good

music and have an enjoyable time together)

o) take care of the garden plants by watering them, picking off dead leaves etc.

p) wash the car with buckets of soapy water, sponges and shammy cloths

q) turn on the sprinkler(s) and let the kids run through the water (you can either join in or read a

good book while they play)

Come home and let the children have some “Alone Time” (for you as well!)

Eat a healthy dinner

Spend some quality family time together

To bed no later than 9:00pm for younger children and 10pm for older children.

Voila! A perfect day that is routined and stimulating yet has plenty of free play and sleep.

Erin Kurt is currently the president of Erin Parenting, a company devoted to empowering parents with the tools, training and support they need to create the family life they truly want. She is also the author of Juggling Family Life. To learn more about her book and to sign up for more FREE tips like these, visit her site at http://erinparenting.com/

2004 12 22 – DayCare Kids (3)

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2004 12 22 – DayCare Kids (3)
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Daycare Dogwalker – Meg
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The Rollee Pollee | Kids Blanket With Pillow | As Seen On Tv

If you are a parent with a child between the ages of 2 to 8 years old, then you probably grow tired of the daily conversations with your child that start with “Momma, I can’t find my” fill in the blank. The makers of the Rollee Pollee, the all-in-one fleece blanket with attached pillow for kids are solving the missing pillow and nap time blank dilemma. Through its new TV offer, consumers can get a Rollee Pollee with storage backpack for just $ 19.95. And you can double the offer for just $ 10 more, saving 40% off the price of resellers. Its a very solid deal, saving consumers about $ 20 off retail.

What makes Rollee Pollee the best kids nap time blanket in its category is its long lasting, hypoallergenic design that has been approved by hundreds of schools, preschools and daycare facilities across the United States. Its unique, durable clear plastic backpack allow sanitary and easy storage and that comply with most state laws regarding nap time blankets used in schools. The blanket also secures quickly and easily to cots and napping pads.

What mom’s like most about the Rollee Pollee is the fact that you can toss them into the washer and dryer, without any special care instructions and clean them again and again with very little effort. Its high quality stitching and colorfast fleece will last even the

If you are wondering what all the fuss is about, go to the Rollee Pollee website and to see what the fuss is all about. Rollee Pollee comes in four vibrant colors including blue, pink, green and purple and picks up where the Snuggie leaves off.

If you have kids in preschool, kindergarten or toddler that need a blankie, consider Rollee Pollee to help return some of your sanity and make your child happy, happy, happy.

Rollee Pollee is the ideal gift for birthdays, Christmas, Hanukkah. Its made for easy clean up by mom and long lasting material for children. Rollee Pollee is the best nap time, sleepy time blanket you can find.

Party at Kids

A few nice daycare images I found:

Party at Kids
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Party at Kids

Some cool daycare images:

Party at Kids
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Lucy
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WWC Kids

A few nice daycares near me images I found:

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So, I’m walking to my class in Smith Hall, and I see this giant inflated plastic thing in the daycare playground. It’s a plastic "log" that the kids painted the outside of, and is now filled with said children. It’s being inflated by a square room fan attached to one end. Now as fun as this looks, I’m trying to figure out what sort of exit strategy they had for the kids if the fan a) gets turned off, b) gets unplugged, c) dies.

I guess it’s bad to have metal or wood play toys because "they’re hard," but mass-suffocation, in general, is fine.

Wiped Out
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After being at doggy daycare overnight and all day yesterday, I rescued Ilsa and took her out for a walk at Great Falls. After we got back to Kate’s house, she seemed to need a nap. 🙂

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Days like this I feel kind of guilty about packing him off to daycare

Anatex FEA7701 Center Kids Waiting Room Daycare Toy

Anatex FEA7701 Center Kids Waiting Room Daycare Toy

Anatex FEA7701 Center Kids Waiting Room Daycare Toy

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  • 36″ x 24″ x 30″

The Fire Engine Activity Center is both decorative and fun An eye-catching centerpiece made of solid wood with beautiful fire engine themed graphics. Inside is a complete dashboard with pretend steering wheel gearshift key and ignition and speedometers. On the hood children move the cars and boats through the city maze promoting eye-hand coordination and visual tracking through play Learn the Alphabet and Sculpture Maze side panels provide hours of educational play.

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1992 Press Photo Mildred Moore and Drew Nelson at day care center, Houston

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Children and Kids Table and Chairs Set | Includes 4 Plastic Chairs and 1 Art Craft Study Activity Table – Living Room Furniture – Picnic Table – Educational Learning Set – BPA FREE

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Children and Kids Table and Chairs Set | Includes 4 Plastic Chairs and 1 Art Craft Study Activity Table - Living Room Furniture - Picnic Table - Educational Learning Set - BPA FREE

  • KIDS TABLE AND 4 CHAIR SET: Kids table with 4 chairs perfect for classrooms playrooms daycares and schools.
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  • TABLE MEASURES 20 X 20 X 17″: Chairs measure 12 inches wide X 11 inches deep with a 18 inch height.

OxGord presents our Kids table and chair set. Made with durable BPA free plastics this colorful Table and Chairs Set is perfect for playrooms, classrooms, daycares, Sunday schools, or kids rooms. 4 bright colors are ideal for both girls and boys rooms. Use as a game table, Lego table or for your children’s favorite toys, puzzles, or coloring books. Also perfect as a kids desk or children’s lunch table. Durable plastics are tough enough to stand up to the wear and tear of kids but light enough fo

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Kids on Site, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, USAG-Humphreys, 19 Sept. 2011

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Kids on Site, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Camp Humphreys Super Gym, 19 Sept. 2011

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HR 7FT.4IN X 10FT.4IN ABC TRANSFORMATION KIDS EDUCATIONAL NON-SLIP RUG(8FTX11FT). PLEASE CHECK ALL THE PICTURES

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ABC TRANSPORTATION kids educational rugs and kids puzzle mats are ideal for daycare centers, pre-schools, nursery schools, kindergarten classrooms, childcare centers, children’s bedrooms and playrooms. Teach your little one their ABC’s with this fun Puzzle Alphabet Rug. Your child will love playing their favorite game by recognizing different type of vihecles such as race car, limousine, fire truck and more on this rug and we think it is Perfect to Create Bright & Vivid Designs, Colors & Details

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Educational Kids Rug ABC Transportation Area Rug 39″ x 58″ + Free Shipping

Educational Kids Rug ABC Transportation Area Rug 39

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These kids educational rugs and kids puzzle mats are ideal for daycare centers, pre-schools, nursery schools, kindergarten classrooms, childcare centers, children’s bedrooms and playrooms. Teach your little one the ABC’s with this fun Transportation Rug. Your child will love playing their favorite game on this rug and we think it is Perfect to Create Bright & Vivid Designs, Colors & Details! Made of 100% High Quality Soft Nylon Loop Pile comes equipped with Non-Slip Backing and Thick Cushioned ”

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