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From the 2nd to the first of September, you can travel back in time 200 million years and across the globe to witness China’s most spectacular Dinosaurs. China’s Ancient Giants features twenty complete skeletons ( casts and fossils ), interactive touch screens, and even a “dig pit” where kids can dig their hearts out!
[ The AAC is the American Adoption Congress ]
AAC’s 29th International Conference
Wednesday, March 26 – Saturday, March 29, 2008
Portland Downtown Waterfront Marriott
1401 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, Oregon 97201
Adoption in the Global Community:Redefining Kinship in the 21st Century
For more information, visit our website.
The AAC is comprised of individuals, families and organizations committed to adoption reform. We represent [...]
Do you have kids?
Do you have a will?
In A Parent’s Guide to Wills & Trusts, Don Silver will explain why wills and trusts are so very important to parents. He’ll do it in 250 pages, with a striking question and answer format that will leave you with few questions. Each section is clearly [...]
When your kid’s in elementary school and they’re reading hundreds of books a month, you don’t think you need to worry about this. But you’re wrong.
Eighth graders are a lot more busy than fifth graders. More homework, more rehearsals, more time spent with their friends. And what loses out? Reading, of course. Part of [...]
Just a quick heads up; trimet has dropped its proposal to “turn off” fareless square at night. Stay tuned for more news.
Tri-Met is trying to figure out how to make fareless square work better. On one hand, some people would like to abolish the whole thing. On the other, Tri-Met seems to feel that Fareless Square encourages drug merchants to hang out downtown; all they have to do to relocate is hop a bus.
Fareless Square was [...]
Portland Public Schools is having a celebration highlighting more than 100 schools, their staff, students and programs! It’s Feb 2, from 1 to 5 PM and at the Expo Center.
Highlights include: Neighborhood school information and resources, student performances, enrollment, transfer information, the transition years and an art exhibition!
Get your kids to eat healthy by sneaking their vegetables into normally innocent-looking foods that they would normally eat without a complaint. For instance, steam and puree cauliflower into their mashed potatoes. Sounds yummy! You can even conceal broccoli in their chicken nuggets!
While I’d prefer to have the kids volunteer to eat their fruits and [...]
Roger Ebert loved the Golden Compass. He thought it was a great classic kids fantasy movie and that it would be a hit.
He was disappointed by the uproar about the movie, and how many people refused to watch it without even giving it a chance.
People are comparing it to Chronicles of Narnia or Lord of [...]
Gever Tulley, founder of the “tinkerer school,” talks about 5 things you should let your kids do; that allowing kids to explore helps them become more self-reliant, confident and safer overall.
He persuasively argues that allowing your child the freedom to explore will help them learn bigger life lessons than ones “you can learn from Dora [...]