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How to Play: Spit

Get your spit piles lined up. Credit: Getty Images
What you need: Two players and a standard deck of playing cards.
How to play:...
Get rid of all your cards first!

Getting Your Child Ready for Camp

I remember once speaking about camp with parents of a 12-year-old girl I'd been seeing in my psychotherapy practice. The girl had expressed an...Camp is about making some of the best friends of your life. It's an exercise in self-reliance and social learning.

How to Play: Football Toss Contest

Swing it! Credit: Getty Images What you need: You need a tire, a rope, four or more footballs, and a place to hang the...Throw the ball through the tire to win this game.

How to Play: Duck, Duck, Goose

Duck, duck, duck ... Goose! Credit: Getty Images What you need: All you need for this game is a group of kids. It can be played indoors...Tag the goose or else you'll be the goose instead.

How to Play: Capture the Flag

Run and get your flag before the other team! Credit: Getty Images What you need: Two equally-numbered teams, a large playing field...Get your flag first to win the game.

How to Play: Free the Fowl

Free the fowl! Credit: Getty Images What you need: An empty soft drink can, chalk. How to play: In this variation of...All you need is an empty soft drink can, chalk.

Best Storybook Apps for Kids

Storybook apps are for kids of all ages! Credit: Getty Images We're loving the new book apps you can download onto your smartphone or...Storybook apps can help encourage lifelong readership.

How to Play:Tag Till You Drop

Three tags and you're dead! Credit: Getty Images
What you need: You need at least four players and a large outdoor playing area.
How...
Don't get wounded by Mr. Yuck

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