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Build a fort or castle out of cardboard boxes and some imagination. When you are through with the cardboard box as a fort or castle then take it to the nearest hill in the neighborhood and use the box to slide down the grass like a sled without the snow. For rainy days nothing is more fun than making a fort out of blankets and chairs. Find some cheap ...


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At 4 years old, your daughter should be firmly out of the 'toddler' phase and into the "walking/running child" phase. They should also probably be potty-trained by this point, and their fine motor skills should be fairly well-developed. They're also bigger and a little sturdier than they were before. All of this is great, because it greatly expands the ...


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Cook! Every kid should learn how. Start with pancakes (not a mix . . . make it from scratch!) If she's on the high side of four and you have an electric griddle, she could probably flip them with practice and you right there. Every time you repair something have her assist. My youngest daughter could replace a doorknob/lock set when she was seven because ...


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Well, I'm not keen on the idea that there is one set of activities which are suitable for girls and a different set of activities which are suitable for boys. I try to give my daughters the idea that they can be engineers, scientists, astronauts or dragon-tamers (ok, maybe lion-tamers) if they want to be when they grow up, and not limit their options to ...



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