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Kids’ talk: Little things are all big things

By Daniel Bobinski Maybe you’ve seen the internet meme about how important it is to listen to everything your children tell you. The quote originates from parenting author, Catherine M. Wallace, and it goes like this: “Listen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no matter what. If you don’t listen eagerly to…

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Top Picks: Back to School Fun

By Adrianne Goff, adrianne@globalpsd.com Basque Museum and Cultural Center: 611 W Grove St, Boise, ID 83702 (208) 343-2671 www.basquemuseum.eus The Basque Museum & Cultural Center was established in 1985 as a small museum in the historic Cyrus Jacobs-Uberuaga House at 607 Grove Street. Located in scenic Boise, Idaho, the Basque Museum & Cultural Center provides…

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How to raise arts-savvy children

By Alison Moulton 1. Explore early. From the time your children are babies, play a variety of musical styles in your home. Explore diverse stations on online streaming services, or check out CDs from the library to listen to classical, jazz, zydeco, folk, or bluegrass music. 2. Go hands-on. Allow children to finger paint, make…

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Kids’ questions: Asking about differences

By Macaile Hutt I was in the self-checkout area of the grocery store the other day and I found myself between two mothers with daughters around the same age. To my left, one bored little girl, pulling at her mom’s coat and sighing deeply with each item scanned, and, to my right, a nearly identical…

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Do your kids just hear, ‘Wha wah’?

By Daniel Bobinski If you’ve ever seen a Charlie Brown movie, you know that the stories are all about the kids’ perspectives and adults are never seen. If there’s ever a time when one of the Peanuts gang interacts with an adult, all you hear the adult saying is, “Wha wah, wha wha wah wah.”…

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