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“Untitled Clay Mask” by Andy Kwarcinski, age 10, 6th Grader, Ashland-Greenwood Middle School
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This is our back-to-school and Halloween issue so be sure to check out all the great articles sent in to us by our wonderful local “submitters of articles”. A quick congratulations goes to our front cover artist Andy Kwarcinski of AshlandFinishing the Berry Greenwood Sanctuary in April Middle School. elcome to Also many the fall Enjoying the thanks to 2012 edifruits of my labor in July Carlos and tion of Lincoln Kids! Regina at the Lux center for newspaper. Apparently the publisher, me, does not know how sharing Andy’s Summer Art to count. In the Masthead (front Camp clay piece with us. Also, page title of the paper) for the congratulations to Mary Jo at spring and summer editions we Lincoln’s own LearningRX for stated that this was our 18th being voted four years in a row year. Actually it is our 19th. Best of Lincoln in Education This means that next year we Services by the US Commerce will have been publishing our Dept. This puts them in the top family newspaper for 20 years. 1% in the country! Apparently It also means that after next the Lincoln Children’s Zoo is year I will have run out of fin- setting all kinds of attendance gers and toes to count so I will records and the Lincoln be forced to resort to some other Children’s Museum is packing means of doing mathematical them in with their new exhibits. Thank you also to Beth who equations.
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slugs through our Calendar of Events section issue after issue searching out all those nifty family related goings-on for all you fine folks. Be sure to check out the Halloween section with the many of the wonderful pumpkin patches and kid-safe Halloween activities to choose from. If you kids like to color have fun on page 26, which is the Goodwill Industries coloring page. If you get a chance to join the ARTS ARE BASIC people in the tour of the Duncan art collection I highly recommend doing so. See their article on page 38. There is so much good stuff in this issue it boggles the mind! Next issue is our winter issue which comes out November 1st
My name is Andy Kwarcinski. I am 10 years old, but will be turning 11 soon. I have a brother named Kyle and a sister named Emily. My parents names are Lisa and Mike. We have 2 birds named Harry and Luke, 2 dogs named Gretzky and Lemieux, 1 cat named Zoey and a beta fish named Pascal. We live in the country and I am going into 6th grade at the Ashland-Greenwood Middle School. My favorite sport is soccer. I usually play goalie and defense, but sometimes I play offense because I like to score Andy Kwarcinski goals too. I made the clay mask at Art Camp at the Lux Center this summer. This was my first year at art camp. It was a lot of fun. I love to do art projects and also scrapbook with my Mom, Aunt, and Grandma.
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and runs through January, so if you are thinking about submitting any poems or artwork think about Thanksgiving, Nebraska Football, Christmas and New Years. Right now, while I am putting the final touches on the fall issue, it is hovering around 104 degrees outside. I don’t know about you but I can’t wait for jacket weather! So from the gianormous staff at Lincoln Kids! (2) we hope you find value as well as enjoyment from our paper. Thank you.
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Nurturing the Power of Play By Miss Emily, Education Department Manager at Lincoln Children’s Museum t 5:30 p.m. on a Monday, I was stopped at a light waiting for it to turn green. As I watched the other drivers, I spotted a mother and her teenage son in a nearby car. I only saw them for a split second, but it was long enough to see a pretty great sight. As they turned the corner to continue on to where they were going, they were laughing. His head was tilted back and his mouth wide open. His mother drove with her hands clenched tight around the steering wheel, her face curved in amusement. Her eyes were bent in such a way that it was obvious they had just shared something that struck them as uncontrollably humorous. It was a pretty great moment. It made me mentally pause for a second during the most tired part of my day and smile.
Oftentimes I walk throughout the Museum to hear that it too is filled with laughter—an outpouring medley of play. The power of that sound—and the power of the play it represents—is not lost on anyone. Grown-ups and “still growingups” alike need to play. It is necessary. As adults we play to relax or regroup. As children we play to grow and learn. It serves an invaluable purpose for all who delight in it. As parents, we have the power to take everyday moments and allow for the learning behind play to become a time to grow: taking a walk can become a chance to point out colors; having a snack can give us the opportunity to learn numbers as we count out raisins; feeding the family pet can be the inspiration for a homemade song. Each day gives us a multitude of moments to play and enjoy the time with our children. It’s not only important, but rewarding to
make the most of these magical moments with our little ones. I recently had a mother of two tell me she had one of her most memorable experiences during a visit to the museum. Her daughter, age 3, and son, age 5, were busily collecting apples in the orchard of the Farm Exhibit. As children often do, the little boy was having fun tossing the apples into the air. On one toss, an apple got stuck beyond either child’s reach. Mom could have simply grabbed the apple, but instead, she watched as her children contemplated how to retrieve it. They discussed how, if they were birds like the ones they saw in another exhibit, they would just get the apple that way. And just like that, the mother flipped on her “power of play switch.” She swooped high above the trees and plucked the apple from its resting place. She dropped it back to the youngsters below and her children errupted with joy.
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They thought it was hysterical. It was fun for them to see their mom enjoy that moment of whimsical silliness and transform herself into another creature. Together, the three of them solved the problem and “rescued” the apple. There’s great power in this important act. Later in life, those playful behaviors prove invaluable. They often translate into creative solutions and ingenuity, so smile. Enjoy one another. Be silly. Grow. Change. Reorganize your priorities. Practice becoming the parent you dreamed you’d be or improve the one you already are. Slow down and play. Nurture that place in all of us that finds its way to the surface, whether it’s through make-believe characters on the floor of the museum or in a shared joke on the ride home at 5:30 on a Monday evening.
of Play Returns This Fall! From Mongolia to Maui and Greenland to New Zealand, Dr. Frequency has been on a world-wide search for sound, and he’s bringing back his discoveries this fall to Lincoln! Put on your lab coat and explore the wonder of sound and its sources at Lincoln Children’s Museum. Marilyn R. Gorham
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Pet Tips For A Safe Howl-O-Ween By Pat Williams, Director of Volunteers & Community Partners
f you get the willies when ghosts and goblins come knocking at your door on Halloween, imagine how frightened your unsuspecting pet could be. Constant knocks and doorbells can be very stressful on pets, sometimes leading to panic. The best place for pets on this holiday is a safe, quiet spot out of the way of the activities and the front door that is opening and closing frequently. As creatures of habit, pets depend on daily routines and some can become very agitated when those routines are changed. For their comfort and safety, the best thing you can do is keep them away from the evening’s activities. Here are some easy ways to ensure a safe and happy Halloween: Be sure all pets (including
indoor only cats) are wearing collars with ID tags if they are indoors. Keep pets indoors away from trick-or-treaters and other Halloween activities. Hide the candy; it can be harmful to pets. Chocolate can be very toxic. Popular Halloween plants such as pumpkins and decorative corn are considered to be relatively nontoxic, but they can produce stomach upset in pets who nibble on them. Dress-up can be a big mess-up for some pets. Please don’t put your dog or cat in a costume UNLESS you know he or she loves it (yup, a few pets are real hams!). For pets who prefer their “birthday suits,” however, wearing a costume may cause undue stress. If you do dress up your pet, make sure the costume isn’t annoying or unsafe. It should not constrict the animal’s movement
or hearing, or impede his ability to breathe, bark or meow. Also, be sure to try on costumes before the big night. If your pet seems distressed, allergic or shows abnormal behavior, consider letting him go au naturale or donning a festive bandana. Take a closer look at your pet’s costume and make sure it does not have small, dangling or easily chewed-off pieces that he could choke on. Also, ill-fitting outfits can get twisted on external objects or your pet, leading to injury. Lighted candles can be very dangerous, but other Halloween decorations are no treats for your pet or neighborhood wildlife: Hang dangling decorations up high to keep your pets safe from
getting entangled. Keep floors clear of items that may end up as your pet’s new chew toy and a choking hazard. Avoid using fake cob webs. Indoors they can be a threat to pets, cats especially, who may swallow them. Outdoors they may affect wildlife, especially small birds becoming entangled in the webbing. Immediately remove any decorations an animal could get their head into such as plastic pumpkins or skulls. They are attractive to wildlife such as deer or raccoon who may think there is food inside and end up stuck on their heads endangering their lives. Nocturnal critters such as raccoons, opossums, and foxes wake up and venture out for food, and Halloween night is no exception. Wild animals are just that – wild – so never approach one. Capital Humane Society 2320 Park Blvd., Lincoln, NE 68502
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Nebraska Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) has new income guidelines. A Nebraska family of four with a gross annual income at or below $42,643 per year can now qualify for WIC services. Individuals receiving assistance Kids Connection, Medicaid, SNAP (food stamps) or Aid for Dependent Children are automatically eligible for the WIC program. The WIC program provides healthy food at no cost to help keep pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children up to age five healthy and strong.Mothers, fathers, guardians or foster parents may apply for WIC benefits for their children.If you are eligible, you will receive checks to buy foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, 100% whole wheat bread, brown rice, tortillas, milk and soy milk, dried or canned beans, whole grain cereals, peanut butter, juice, and baby foods.In addition, WIC provides breastfeeding support and nutrition information on issues such as helping children and families make healthy food choices and preparing healthy family meals.The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department WIC program can be reached at (402) 441-6200 or on the web at http://lincoln.ne.gov/city/health/dental/clincwic.htm.
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Recipes for Creativity: Art Activities for Home and at the LUX By Regina Flowers, Education Director, LUX Center for the Arts
ummer may be winding down, but there is still time to get out and enjoy the good weather while it lasts. Take your creativity outside with these fun recipes for sidewalk paint and bubble prints that you can do at home and with your family.
Sidewalk Paint Materials Needed: ¼ c. cornstarch ¼ c. water Food coloring Paintbrushes Instructions: In a small bowl, mix together the cornstarch and cold water. Stir in as many drops of food coloring as you need to achieve your desired color. Repeat this process for each paint color. Use a paint-
brush to make fun designs on the sidewalk or driveway. To wash the paint off, simply spray the area with water.
Bubble Prints Materials Needed: Tempera paint Liquid dish soap Paper Drinking straws Instructions: Stir together ½ cup water, 2 tablespoons paint, and 1 tablespoon dish soap; pour into a shallow dish, such as a pie pan. Place one end of a straw in the paint/ soap mixture and gently blow to make bubbles. Make sure to only blow air out of the straw! Blow until the bubbles are almost over the edge of the pan. Place a piece of paper on top of the bubbles and hold it in place until several bubbles have popped and transferred
their shape onto the paper. When dry, feel free to add drawings on top of your bubble prints. Once you have tried these activities, join us at the LUX—we can show you and your children other ways to get creative. Our fall classes start August 25 and contain new offerings for both youth and adults. Elementary students can try Clay-ology, a new clay class centered on the elements and principles of art, and middle school students can experience the relationship between drawing and printmaking in our new Draw+Print class. For students
who have mastered our Drawing 101 and Tweens on Wheels, we now offer classes that expand on their skills in our new Drawing 102 and Tweens on Wheels 2. The fall season also marks the return of our popular Carved JackO-Lantern family workshops offered every Saturday afternoon between September 29 and October 20. Feel free to bring the whole family. Each person can carve their own ceramic pumpkin and decorate it with our vibrant glazes—the scare factor is up to you! Register for classes online at luxcenter.org or call us at (402) 466-8692. LUX Center for the Arts is located in historic University Place at 2601 N. 48th at the corner of 48th and Baldwin in north Lincoln. Free parking available. For information contact Regina Flowers, Education Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Fall Classes Clay-ology for Ages 5-9 NEW CLASS Learn a new way to create with clay! Using pinching, coil building, and slab rolling techniques, we will make pots your child can use and sculptures you can display, while learning about the principles and elements of art. Sat., Aug. 25-Sept. 22, 3-4:30pm (no class Sept. 1) Sat., Nov. 10-Dec. 8, 1-2:30pm (no class Nov. 24) Tuition: $52 LUX members (non-members $65)
Carved Ceramic Jack-O-Lanterns Carve and sculpt your own clay jack-o-lantern. Make scary, funny, or quirky faces, then finish the pieces with colorful glazes. Pumpkins will be fired and ready for pick XSWKH:HGQHVGD\IROORZLQJHDFKFODVV¬ Appropriate for all ages.
Making Art with the Masters for Ages 5-9 Study the artworks of master artists such as Picasso, Seurat, Van Gogh, and O’Keeffe, and create pieces inspired by their techniques. Acrylic paint, tempera, and watercolors are explored. Works are done on wood panel, canvas, or paper. A new artist is discussed each week. Sat., Sept. 29-Oct. 20, 3-4:30pm Tuition: $52 LUX members (non-members $65)
Dates: Saturday, Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, and 20 from 3-4:30pm Tuition: $16 for 1 adult and 1 child, $8 each additional person
Draw + Print for Ages 10-13 NEW CLASS Students will tackle basic drawing skills and use them in combination with relief and screenprinting processes to make reproducible prints and one-of-aNLQGGUDZLQJV¬ Sat., Sept. 29-Oct. 20, 10-11:30am $52 LUX members (non-members $65) Teaching
art to the community for 25 years! Go to www.luxcenter.org to see a list of classes and register online.
Biggest Celebration Ever at the Zoo by Ryan Gross, Director of Strategic Communications Lincoln Children's Zoo
he Lincoln Children’s Zoo is on pace for a record attendance year in 2012. The zoo, which is in its 47th year of operation, has had over 90,000 visitors since opening for the 2012 season on April 14. Currently the zoo has had 21% higher attendance in 2012 then 2011 and is expected to surpass 190,000 visitors for the year. The zoo’s attendance success is attributed to many factors, President and CEO, John Chapo said. “Everything from the addition of new animals, baby animals, and themed areas to our guests telling their friends and family has made this year so special so we want to zoolabrate,” Chapo said. To celebrate the attendance suc-
cess, the zoo will be thanking its members and guests through a promotion called the “Biggest Celebration Ever.” During this promotion the zoo will give out 1,000 free gifts from July 18 through September 30 of this year. Each day a select number of guests will be chosen at random and receive an envelope which contains a variety of gifts from the zoo. The gifts will include everything from ice cream cone certificates to the ultimate behind-the-scenes tour. “We are excited to have the opportunity to thank all of the people who have made this year so amazing,” Chapo said. Gifts include: ice cream cones, sodas, Safari Cafe meals, train and horse ride tickets, memberships, and more.
Campfire Program Series
he Nebraska Humanities Council is funding this year’s “America of the Homestead Act” Campfire Program. It is part of the Homestead National Monument’s ongoing commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the signing of the Homestead Act of 1862. The remaining campfire programs will be presented on the following three Saturdays, August 4 to August 18, starting at 7 p.m. and last approximately one hour. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and insect repellant for comfort. All Campfire Programs
are hosted at the monument’s Education Center. In case of inclement weather the programs will be held inside. (The asterisked program will be indoors due to the nature of the presenter’s visual aids.) Campfire Program Series Dates and Programs are: August 4: “Photographing the American Dream” John E. Carter, Humanities Scholar; Music Program to be announced August 11:“African-American Homesteaders and Cowboys of Nebraska”* Vicki Troxel Harris, Humanities Scholar; Music Program by John Bstandig August 18: “Lifestyles of Lakota Women” Phyllis R. Stone, Humanities Scholar, Music program by Jeremy Hutson For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit nps.gov/home/index.htm.
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Kids in the Kitchen with Grandma (Lois)Noble Sharing Recipes With Friends & Family Fall is... Colorful leaves drifting slowly to the ground as trees sway in the autumn winds.
Trudi’s Gingerbread Cream Cheese Dip from Trudi Thompson, New Hampshire 8 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 c. powdered sugar 3 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 1 (8 oz.) container Cool Whip, thawed gingerbread cookies Cream together cream cheese and sugar. Add spice. Stir in Cool Whip. Dip cookies and enjoy! Trudi also likes to make this recipe to use as a frosting on fresh gingerbread.
Melissa’s Apple Tarts from Melissa Baker, Lincoln Frozen puff pastry Applesauce (to taste) Apples Cinnamon (to taste) Unroll frozen puff pastry onto a baking sheet. Spread layer of applesauce on puff pastry. Slice an apple and place apple slices side by side on top of applesauce. Sprinkle cinnamon over the top. Bake at 350˚ for approximately 10 minutes, or to desired brownness.
Grandpa’s Chocolate Chip Cookies 1 box of your favorite cake mix 1/2 c. water 2 eggs 1/3 c. vegetable oil 1/2 c. dark chocolate chips Combine ingredients until they are well mixed. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Page 8 • lincolnkidsinc.com
Space cookies 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet to bake. Bake in 350˚ oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven and place on rack to cool. Kitchen Secret: Don’t look at a recipe and decide it is too much work. Look at it and think about ways you can use a prepared food. or mix to replace part of the recipe ingredients.
Grandma’s Breakfast Treats 1-6 oz. container Yoplait Greek 2 X protein Lime Yogurt, or your favorite yogurt 1 T. Malt O Meal Oat Blenders with Honey and Almonds, or your favorite crunchy dry cereal 1 T. of dried cranberries, or your favorite dried fruit Combine all ingredients in cereal dish and enjoy. It is also a good idea for a light lunch. Makes one serving.
Chocolate Haystacks A Western Nebraska favorite. 1-16 oz. package semi-sweet chocolate morsels 1 can Chow Mien noodles 1/2 c. chopped pecans or walnuts Use microwave safe dish to melt chocolate in microwave. When melted, add Chow Mien noodles and nuts to melted chocolate and mix thoroughly. Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets to cool. Thought from the National Acts of Kindness Foundation ... “When we express kindness wherever we go, we find that our lives are happier.”
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Getting Ready for Kindergartenâ€Ś by Gwelda Carlson, NDA Board Member, past president, Nebraska Dyslexia Association
indergarten IS a big deal and expectations for todayâ€™s kindergarten children are high. Four areas of development are essential for kindergarten success: 1) Social/Emotional Development Does the child have a sense of self? Can he recognize his own feelings and manage them appropriately? Is he responsible for his own well being? Can he follow routines and rules? Does he play well with other children and recognize and respond appropriately to the feelings of others? 2) Physical Development Does the child demonstrate basic gross motor skills (running, jumping, hopping, throwing, and catching)? Does she coordinate eye-hand movement and control
the small muscles in hands when writing, drawing and cutting? 3) Cognitive Development Does the child problem solve, approach problems with curiosity and explore cause and effect? Can she classify objects, show awareness of time and concepts, use numbers and counting, and recognize basic colors and shapes? Can she take on pretend roles and make believe with objects? 4) Language Development Does the child hear and discriminate the sounds of language? Can she understand and follow oral directions, ask and answer questions, and actively participate in conversation? Does he demonstrate an understanding of print concepts and have knowledge of the alphabet? Does he comprehend and interpret meaning from books and texts read to him? Does he understand the purpose of writing? Can he recognize his own name?
Can he write letters or words? The Nebraska D y s l e x i a Association and Dimensions Early Education Programs @ First-Plymouth will host â€œGetting Ready for Kindergartenâ€”Tools for Early Childhood Successâ€? for parents/grandparents of preschool/kindergarten children, daycare providers and educators on August 27th, 7-9 p.m. at FirstPlymouth Congregational Church, 20th & D. Plan to attend. The workshop is FREE. For details, call 402-423-4490. Childcare will be provided. Are you concerned about your preschool or school-age childâ€™s success in school? The Nebraska Dyslexia Association will provide FREE age-appropriate screening in conjunction with the Clinic with a
Join the Nebraska Dyslexia Association and Dimensions Early Education Programs @ First-Plymouth for
â€œGetting Ready for Kindergartenâ€”Tools for Early Childhood Success August 27 â€˘ 7-9pm First-Plymouth Congregational Church at 20th & D Sts. Heart physicals on Saturday, August 18th and 25th sponsored by Southwood Lutheran Church. The Nebraska Dyslexia Association is a non-profit organization, providing information and support to parents and the public on reading problems as well as striving to improve educational opportunities for students with reading, writing and spelling deficits. For more information, contact the NDA: www.ne.da.org or 402-434-6434.
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