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The Golden Mean: Fun with Grandkids

The Golden Mean: Fun with Grandkids

The Golden Mean: Fun with Grandkids Have you ever heard of the Golden Mean? It is sometimes called the Golden Ratio. It is a line divided at the point where the ratio of the smaller part to the larger part is the same as the larger part to the whole. Like pi, it is constant, […]

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The Power of a Paper Towel: Fun with Grandkids

The Power of a Paper Towel: Fun with Grandkids

The Power of a Paper Towel: Fun with Grandkids The Power of 2 Here’s another way to learn about fractions and fractional equivalents as well as an introduction to how a computer counts. Materials: Paper towel or paper napkin Magic marker (pens and pencils are ok, but may tear the paper) Instructions: Have your grandchild […]

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Spring: Is It Here Yet?

Spring: Is It Here Yet?

Spring: Is It Here Yet? If it truly is here, then you are probably looking for fun things to do with the children and grandchildren. ArloMagicMan / Kids Photos / CC BY-NC If you are in the Kansas City area of the country, then there are at minimum 50 things to do. How do I […]

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Have You Ever Stood Up for Someone Else?

Have You Ever Stood Up for Someone Else?

Have You Ever Stood Up for Someone Else? Have Your Children? “You know, we don’t let our children play with them.” My neighbor was trying to warn me about her next-door-neighbor’s children. I stopped her with, “We let our children choose their own friends.” I liked the boy she was talking about, who was our son’s […]

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