Tag: Family

Kid Games

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“Gamesrankings.com”:http://www.gamerankings.com/itemrankings/default_PC/5 is a great site that averages reviews across the web. Here are some games I found that I think the kids might like: * “Sports Games”:http://www.download.com/Sports/2001-2117_4-0.html?tag=dir. Free downloads are key so they can try the games. Cnet has a great collection of sports games. * “Kids Games”:http://www.download.com/3150-2102_4-0-1-0.html?qt=&author=&titlename=&desc=&dlcount=&daysback=&swlink=&gfiletype=&os=128&li=&dlsize=&ca= These are games for smaller kids under…

Croquet, Stomp Rockets, Pool Toys, Scooters…

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Our kids just love that. It is amazing how entertaining it is. Just make sure you get the plastic mallets and not the hard wood ones.

Also for that age, I’m assuming you mean summer toys, other things that the kids loved (I’m afraid ours are past that age now!) are:

* Stomp rockets. These are things at toyrus, but basically they are air powered and shoot out
* Kites. They last about 10 minutes at that age, but great fun at gasworks park
* Pool toys. For the summer, anything that floats will do. We had a blow up alligator and that was incredible fun. Costco has them for 10 dollars.
* Scooters. Amazing how fun these are. Get a helmet though.

If there is anything else, you can come by and grab them from our garage, we are always giving away to folks. With three kids, we have lots of stuff.

Shannon Hale’s Goose Girl

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squeetus: books. Amazingly, this is a book that everyone in the family loved. We listened to it for six non-stop hours. Shannon Hale’s first effort and it is delightful. Ani is a little slow, but who wouldn’t love the ending. It is a retelling of a Grimm’s fairy tale and is a classic really.

Summer Camps

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There are as many camps as there are kids. Right now, I’d say that you are just missing the summer camp season. The main resource for this is the annual open house at St. Thomas. Was last month though. _You can also find this post at https://tongfamily.com_ Connie’s approach to this BTW is pretty cool….

Turkey

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!{float: right; margin-left: 10px;}http://www.wholefoods.com/recipes/images/turkey_2004.jpg!:http://www.wholefoods.com/recipes/turkeyprimer.html Time once again for Rich to take charge and roast the turkey. As usual, here’s a list of recipes that work: “Whole Foods”:http://www.wholefoods.com/recipes/turkeyprimer.html. The local high end but fresh grocer around here. They have a basic recipe that includes brining the turkey. The brine ratio: 2 gallons water 2 cups kosher…

Learning Chinese

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A funny category, but it is incredibly hard to find PCsoftware to learn Chinese. Here are some links: * Speaking Chinese – Download Speaking Chinese from Education category. This is a $35 shareware package. * “Chinese Software Superstore”:http://chinesesoftware.com. Well it certainly has the right URL.

Playing Monopoly and Scabble

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The kids have been playing lots of our old favorite board games lately. Here are some places to look for tips and tricks: h4. Monopoly This is a game that really teaches you how to add and subtract. Here are some strategy guides: * Monopoly.com – Downloads. This has a strategy guide online that is…

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