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For 07-20-2009


Wiggles bring fun, frivolity to Spokane

Those of you with preschoolers need no introduction to the Wiggles, who arrive in town with their “Go Bananas Live!” tour on Saturday. The rest of us, though, need a …


Pigment project for kids teaches leaf appreciation

Green leaves just don’t get the attention they deserve. Usually, we ooh and aah in the fall at the emerging splashy colors of crimson and golden leaves on trees and …


Mr. Dad: Rebellious ‘tween’ needs guidance

Dear Mr. Dad: Our 12-year-old daughter does well in school but apparently hates us as parents. She never speaks kindly to us, refuses any kind of parental authority, and insists …


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For 07-13-2009


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Today Alter This! - For teens. Create art from damaged books using fabric, paint, chalk, crayons, paper, scissors, glue and more. Snacks and supplies provided. 1:30 p.m. Airway Heights Library, …


Making own porridge is easy, tasty

Once your kids turn the last page of the classic bedtime story “The Three Bears,” tell them that when they wake up in the morning, they’ll get to mash and …


Mr. Dad: Don’t let child’s rejection get to you

Dear Mr. Dad: I am the mother of a 12-year-old girl. We used to be very close, but she’s recently made it very clear that she only wants to be …


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For 07-06-2009


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For 06-29-2009


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Today Baby Lapsit – Enjoy nursery rhymes, songs and stories. For children up to 18 months. 10:30 a.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. (509) 893-8340.


Overcrowded on the homefront

Several articles published recently have attempted to celebrate an upshot of the down economy: If a parent loses a job and kids have less money for movies and dinners out …


Give-and-take helps keep teens happy campers

There’s only one thing worse than a cranky 2-year-old when you’re on vacation, and that’s a cranky teenager. Fortunately, just as most toddlers can be pacified with naps, bottles and …


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Tuesday Big Brothers Big Sisters Info Night - Learn about the many programs and opportunities at Big Brothers Big Sisters and how to support these services. 4-7:30 p.m., Global Credit …


More parents including art in birthday events

It was a birthday party to remember. That was the consensus among the 3- to 6-year-olds who feted Genevieve Schmidt at her sixth birthday party.


Teenager’s brownie recipe well worth trying

Garage sale season arrived in our neighborhood in grand style recently. A group of energetic teens and their parents put on a super sale under a big white tent in …


Study: Parents wrongly believe some medicines safe for babies

A new study shows parents widely hold the mistaken belief that they should use over-the-counter cough and cold medicines on babies under age 2, despite doctors and federal health officials …


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Today “Team Up!” Exhibit – Explore the science of sports and test your basketball, tennis, soccer and football skills while learning about math and physics. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. …


No break for the brain

It’s almost summer vacation time, but even when school is out, learning still will be very much in. Summer vacation, educators say, is no time for parents to let their …


Toss in Father’s Day fun

Make a wonderfully versatile toy for the family to enjoy with Dad on Father’s Day and all summer long. These scoops for tossing and catching lightweight balls are perfect for …


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For 06-08-2009


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Today Baby Lapsit (Moran Prairie) - Enjoy nursery rhymes, songs, and stories. For children up to 18 months of age. 10:30 a.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Free. …


Turn sand into crazy clay

I enjoy taking long walks on the beach. I love the feel of sand under my feet and the way it stretches for miles before me. And then, with kids …


Visual interaction with art boosts academic achievement

As they sit in silence on the floor, the children ponder the image before them – a 15th-century painting of a human figure in the woods, a few dogs and …


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For 06-01-2009


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Today “Lighthouse Fire Station” - Minimusical by Northwest Christian School’s elementary students. 9 a.m., Northwest Christian Central Campus gym, 1412 W. Central Ave. Free. (509) 238-4005.


Hangups about camp

Tim Chai keeps in touch with friends through Facebook, listens to music on his iPod and never goes anywhere without his BlackBerry. So when the 17-year-old was looking for a …


Mr. Dad: Pregnancy shouldn’t stifle intimacy

Dear Mr. Dad: I’m now in my seventh month of pregnancy and our sex life is nonexistent. My husband used to want it all the time and we made love …


On the blog: The blowout bash for graduation

To celebrate the culmination of high school next month, hundreds of area graduates will stay up all night partying with friends at a bash complete with karaoke, casino-style gambling and …


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Today Battle of Spokane Falls - See history in action with cavalry, artillery, medical, infantry and civilian units putting on demonstrations that depict the military and civilian lifestyles of the …