Childhood Friends » children http://childfriendly-australia.org Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:09:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Keeping Your Children Busy With Fun Projects /2011/11/keeping-your-children-busy-with-fun-projects/ /2011/11/keeping-your-children-busy-with-fun-projects/#comments Tue, 15 Nov 2011 09:37:11 +0000 admin /?p=90 Everyone wants to keep children entertained with kids activities. There are all kinds of different ways to do this if you use your imagination. Kids will willingly try new things if it looks fun and entertaining. Usually, you can just take a box of crayons and some paper and they will color and draw all day.

Another way to fill their time is with some colorful construction paper, scissors, and glue or paste. Most kids love
cutting out shapes and pasting them to cardboard or other papers. You can also use glitter and beads to add to the fun.

One of great activities for kids is painting. Kids love to paint. It can be a change from crayons, and they can even be more creative.

You can always find some projects from craft stores. They have many different types of jewlery making kits that include all the supplies you need.

Puzzles are another activity that they can enjoy. Puzzles are not only fun, but they can be educational and challenging as well. They also have 3D puzzles that can entertain for hours and you can display them on shelves or tables when they are finished.

Everyone loves board games, and it is something you can enjoy with your kids too and make it a family night of fun.
Flash cards and word games are not too expensive to buy and will keep their young minds active and busy while teaching them at the same time.

It does not take much imagination or money to find some kids activities to entertain your children whether it is a rainy afternoon, or at a birthday party, they are bound to have fun!

If you liked our article you should also read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parenting

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Children: Our Greatest Legacy /2011/03/children-our-greatest-legacy/ /2011/03/children-our-greatest-legacy/#comments Tue, 22 Mar 2011 13:49:56 +0000 admin http://childfriendly.org.au/?p=5 One of the greatest tragedies is when child abuse happens. Unfortunately, child abuse can be found all over the world. Child abuse shows its head in many different ways. It is not always easy to spot and yet it must be stopped. Together we can make a difference. It can begin with you.

Child abuse knows no boundaries. It happens to children born into poverty and wealth. Many children are abused at the hands of their own parents or care providers. There are many reasons for child abuse. Parents are stressed, don’t understand how to handle anger, have drug and alcohol issues and more. Children who are neglected from love, care and food are abused. It is horrific the things that happen to children. More and more we are hearing about a once silenced form of child abuse; molestation of a child. And these cruel acts often come from those closest to the child.

All of this can be stopped. It begins with education and people standing up for the innocent. It is you business if you sense a child is being abused. Do not turn the other way. Do not stop caring or think it is not your business. You can call your local town children services department and tell them about your concern. Even if you only suspect a child is not being fed, is being hurt, or is in a dangerous situation they can take your information and document your concerns. When enough people care and speak up change will happen. Your information will be kept private.

Children are lives richest resource. They are precious and priceless. Every child deserves to be protected and it can only begin with each of us doing our part.

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