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    FOX AND FRIENDS

    Little Jane has climbed up into the big tree that her brothers, Josh and Isaac always climb (and tell her she can't because she is a girl). It is a sunny, warm day in September. The who... More »

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    DISASTER!

    It is the first Saturday in September and the many colored leaves have begun to fall from the trees in the family yard. Mom and Dad have finally finished raking all of the autumn leaves into a ... More »

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    What Does it Mean to be a Grown Up?

    What does it mean to be a Grown up? We get to do things now when we didn't have provisions before. FREEDOM! Getting your driver's license-oh, yes! We used to go places that we didn't go... More »

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    What are the Sounds of Childhood?

    Running. Playing. Laughing. Having a good time! Crying is the main thing. Playing. Crying sometimes--"I'm hungry!" When they come running...want to hug...want a kiss. Bedtime st... More »

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    Childhood

    By the Veranda storytellers facilitated by Rosemarie Learning. No bills. Mom and dad pay for everything. Happy go lucky. Main concerns are eating and having fun. Maybe they are home school... More »

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    The foods and tastes of childhood

    Facilitated by Rosemarie, Kristen, and Karen with the Shepherd House storytellers Ed ate delicious hot oatmeal with sugar and milk and vodka. And soapy water. And Pancakes, and chocolate ice c... More »

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    The Sounds of Childhood

    Facilitated by Shannon and Marina of Still Waters Collective Karen: Crying Pamela: Laugher Edward: Noisy Carole: Clap hands and the ice cream truck James: Kids playing with others Allie... More »

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    The Sounds of Childhood and Summer

    Daniel--When you mess up you hear things. Jackie--Her mother yelling for her but first calling her Pat (her sister's name) and then Smokey (the cat)! Ed--Snoring, corn popping, drinking beer and ... More »

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    The Games of Our Childhood

    -Joyce played hopscotch and she showed us how it's done. -Smile showed us how to shoot marbles. -Paul played a little bit of everything. His parents said, "Don't do anything dangerous, or else!... More »

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    The Games of our Childhood

    -Ed played Ring Around the Rosy and Hide and Go Seek from the cops. Ed played baseball. A guy stands up with a bat. A pitcher throws a curve ball he can't hit. -Pat jumped rope and double dut... More »

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    The Games of Our Childhood

    Red Light Green Light Hoolahoop--Joyce demonstrated Hide and Go Seek Basketball (It's called netball in Africa) Swimming Marbles--Edward showed us how you flick them with your thumb and try to... More »

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    What I Would Tell Today's Child by Angie T.

    I would tell today's child and all those who have influence over them the importance of learning math. This includes parents, teachers and friends. I would engage the child in making up shoppi... More »

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    The Foods and Tastes of our Childhood

    Mr. Watts: Something sweet. Apple pie. Christine: Pizza Joyce: Peanut butter and jelly, hamburgers, fried chicken wings. Sally: Jello June: Oatmeal, chicken soup Allie: "It tastes good ... More »

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    Ask a Child of Long Ago

    Were you as happy then as now? How were you brought up on the farm? They didn't have the modern things. Mr. Watts would love to see those motorcycles take off fast. Carol says that they are... More »

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    The Sounds of Childhood

    Laughter. Voices in the neighborhood. Bicycle riding around and around Shh (with a finger up to your lips): People telling you to be quiet when others are talking. You need to understand what ... More »