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How to Have a Happy Birthday, Christmas, and every Gift Exchange 2

Now that the gift-receiving taboos are out in the open, you can do something about changing attitudes and behaviors.

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How to Have a Happy Birthday, Christmas, and every Gift Exchange 1

Happy celebrations are soooo important, that Home Is Fun made it's 1st video (!!!) about this.  Parents and kids can watch it together!

Aren’t those intense gift exchange days exciting?  Birthdays! Christmas and the holiday season!  Oh, the treasures we (children and, yes, mom and dad too) expect!!!

Aren’t those intense gift exchange days exhausting?!  I agree with the The Berenstain Bears: there can be Too Much Birthday :  ...or Christmas and holiday gift exchanges.

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Million $ Birthday Chair

The Birthday Chair gets big bang out of little time, energy, and funds...and it does it every year. For less than $1, your precious child feels like $1 Million!

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101 Ways to Tell Your Kids "I Love You"

Home is Fun!

Enjoy these speedy (30 second), quick (5 minute), and activity-oriented ways to share a Loving Touch, a Loving Gift, an Act of Service, a Loving Affirmation, or a Shared Moment.  (Gary Chapman's 5 Love Languages)

Helping our children KNOW we love them even when _______ (list the tasks parents ask kids to do when they would rather play) and despite our _______ (all those traits children bring out in Mom and Dad that expose slight imperfections) is what www.home-is-fun.com is all about!

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Blast Off Love Notes

Klutz Paper Airplanes Follow the whizzing paper airplane with merry measure. It’s got a message for you!  Enjoy this wacky way to affirm loved ones on a rainy day, a birthday, or even during family reunions...once the halls are decked.  'Tis a guarantee to be jolly.

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The Body Crayon Book by Klutz

by Klutz
Knees, elbows, fingers, thumbs
Draw on all or draw on one.
Pals on knees, rings on thumbs, 
watches for wrists, "tattoos" for a while...fun for everyone!

Klutz combines washable, non-toxic cosmetic crayons with fanciful designs and delightful haming it up!  A 2000 Parents' Choice® Gold Award winner.

We love this uncoventional way to share a loving touch.  Finally, kids sit still(ish) in Mom, Dad, or a grandparent's embrace.
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How to Make Monstrous, Huge, Unbelievably Big Bubbles

Humongous bubbles by Klutz by David Stein. Edited by Klutz
"This book SHOULD be titled: How To Get Your Kids to Play Outside for the Entire Day Without Whining!" shared one thrilled mom. Complete with the "Bubble Thing" (invented by David Klein and colored in orange by Klutz) Humongous Bubbles includes The wonder recipe, tips to make GREAT bubbles, and some truly intriguing bubble scinece and history. Even if you don't make bubbles quite as monstrously huge as those picutred in the book, the ones that come out are still WAY enormous. It even works in France...international bubbles!

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Friendship Bracelets by Klutz

Friendship Bracelets by Klutz by Laura Torres
It’s a feel good activity ‘coz it’s a visible reminder of love. The Klutz book's vibrant photos get boys and girls excited about friendship bracelets.

Friendship bracelets are a great project to pass the time during those hectic last minutes when dinner's cooking. The Klutz kit gives easy and clear instructions and keeps materials all together to make clean up quick and effective. Either make them in one sitting (about 10 minutes) or keep them handy to work on little by little.

Buy from Home Is FunTry these also during birthday parties. Let the kids make their own with-it and warm-fuzzy party favour. Passes the time and each kid leaves feeling special…which they are!

We used these to encourage kids when life is difficult.  Read on...

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