Category Archives: Aunt Vicky

Dogs Can Teach Your Kids Responsibility

Dogs not only keep us fit and offer unconditional love and companionship, they can also teach kids how to be responsible. Caring for a living thing gives them a real task that they can benefit from. They will learn what it feels like to have a living creature rely on them, and that teaches responsibility…
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Cute Jumping Chick Craft

Spring is right around the corner, but in our area, it's still pretty chilly outside and the flu is lurking everywhere. My niece caught a cold and couldn't go to kindergarten so she wouldn't spread the germs. That's why we spent a nice day together at home. But what to do with sick kids? We…
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Cute and Delicious Easter Pastry for Kids

Doesn't this look super yummy? If you have seen enough of eggs this Easter and long for something to satisfy your kids' and your own sweet tooth, then try out this traditional German recipe - the "Osterzopf" (from German Ostern - Easter, Zopf - braid). It's a simple pastry with or without almonds and raisins…
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Create an Individual Memory

The other day, we wanted to add a new spin to the classic game of memory. So we combined two things the girls really like when it's too rainy to go outside - coloring and playing memory. I also added a playful way to train every child's articulation by choosing a template showing items that…
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Tremendous Toddler Lacing Toy

My youngest niece created her very first giant necklace. :) She brought her wooden lacing toy to our place and we both had a lot of fun with this little game. Lacing toys are a great way to encourage every toddler's fine motor skills and hand-eye-coordination. It also teaches them to keep trying and not to…
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Do the Broccoli Trick!

How do you get your kids to love broccoli? Simply add a little magic to lunch-time by serving not just any boring veggie, but an extremely rare magical giant carrot!! "What's for lunch?" is a typical childrens' question that will never be followed by a hooray if answered with "veggies". But when I got all…
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Little Gardeners – Say Hello to Spring!

Don't wait for Spring to take care of your garden. Your children will be happy to help greet Spring with some early bloomers. Introducing your children to the wonders of nature is a wonderful way to stimulate their curiosity about the world. Besides, growing a plant will give your toddler or preschooler a huge sense of…
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Sweet dreams are made of this!

Reading a story to your children at snooze time is not only a good way to set down sleep patterns and calm them down, it will also encourage your child's speech and language development. Listening to stories can also improve social skills and empathy, especially if you aks questions like "What would you do?". For…
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