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AFTER SCHOOL Is Your Child Ready to Stay Home Alone? 2014/2015 School Year

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Our ENT services include: • Chronic ear infections • Tonsillectomies • Voice conditions • Audiology • Sinus care • Hearing and balance • Sleep and snoring/sleep apnea • Pediatric Cleft Lip and Palate • Hemangiomas or birthmarks

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7 Teaching Your

Child to Read from Pregnancy through Preschool


Simple ways to incorporate reading into every day.

child 17 Being at Home Alone


8 Homemade

Is your child ready?


How one mom makes it work.

18 W  hat’s My Child’s 12 Labels for School and Daycare

An easy way to keep track of your family’s belongings.

15 Connecting with Your Child’s School

How to keep the lines of communication open.

16 Inspiring Creativity What you can do to help.

parent 25 Back-to-School Checklist

26 Teaching Respect

Baby Food


Learning Style?

20 F un Summer Reads for All Ages

21 B  ack-to-School Prep – Are You Missing Something?

An eye exam should be on your back to school list.

22 S tress and How Kids Handle It

36 P  reparing for

How children learn respect, and what you can do to help.

34 How to Have a Great

First Day of Kindergarten

40 Feed Your Child’s

Mind with Breakfast

45 My Child’s Permanent Front Tooth Has Been Knocked Out Now What?

46 Sports Equipment Savings


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10 Apple Tree Children’s Centers

38 All Star Family Fun

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FAMILY FITNESS Teaching our children to make healthy choices is a tall order. ‘Hood will offer advice on physical, emotional and financial fitness and how to pass these skills on to the next generation. CORRECTION: In the May/June issue of ‘Hood, a vendor name on page 21 was listed as Sugar’s Baked Goods and Sweets. The correct vendor name is Sugar’s Baked Goods and Sweet Treats.

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Contributing Writers Heather DeWit, Brooke Orcutt, Ben Schumacher, Whitney Jerman, Lindsey Bendix, Anna Ayotte, Alysia Boysen, Dr. Angela Gulbranson, Kristine Weires, Stephanie Spaan, Emily Erfman, Rebecca Wiener, Brienne Lineweber, Shaina Herrmann, Rebecca Wimmer ‘Hood on the Web Contributors Amity Shay Neff, Ashley Thompson, Alyssa Kuecker, Stephanie Spaan, Amber Bruns ‘Hood Panel Members Heather DeWit, Dee Di Memmo, Addie Graham-Kramer, Bobbi Nelson, Stephanie Spaan, Ashley Thompson, Amity Shay Neff, Jen Rothenbuehler, Melissa Williams, Brooke Orcutt, Carrie Dragt, Wendy Alexander, Leigh Moon Reproduction or use of the contents of this magazine is prohibited. ‘Hood Magazine is published 9 times a year by Hoodlum Production, LLC and strives to publish only accurate information, however Hoodlum Production, LLC cannot be held responsible for consequences resulting from errors or omissions. All material in this magazine is the property of Hoodlum Production, LLC and cannot be reproduced without permission of the publisher. We welcome article proposals, story suggestions and unsolicited articles and will consider all submissions for publication. Please send your thoughts, ideas and submissions to Magazine feedback and advertising and marketing inquiries to ©2014 Hoodlum Productions, LLC All Rights Reserved.



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Cool Cold Lunches Easy to pack and environmentally friendly stainless steel lunch boxes.

The Back-to-School Countdown Begins. Are You Ready?

(without ever leaving South Dakota)

Six tips to ease the transition.

How Does My Child Learn Best?

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6 Ways to Raise Worldly Children

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Ways your child may prefer to learn, based on learning style.

From Failure to Life Lessons

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Why it’s OK to let your child fail.

Setting Rules: What You Need to Know

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by Heather DeWit, Director of Childcare and Education Services at LSS

from Pregnancy through Preschool so they will enjoy crawling into your lap for story time. Older infants and toddlers will begin to show book preferences. Let your child be the one to choose his or her favorite books and songs. Keep books close at hand in each of the rooms your child spends time in as well as your vehicle.

At all ages, it is key to read to and with your child. Spend more time at your local library and consider giving your child books as gifts. Limit screen time and choose early childhood, preschool and after-school opportunities that value literacy for your child.

Preschool As your child enters the preschool years, modeling good reading habits becomes even more important. Let your child see you reading something you enjoy. Help your child to see that reading is fun! When reading to your child, engage him or her with questions about the story and connect it with real life experiences. Write stories and illustrate them together. This can be as simple as a couple of pieces of paper folded into a book and writing about a trip you took to the park. Ask your child to help you make a grocery list or write instructions for a project. Preschool children who are exposed to reading and writing opportunities will begin to understand how words work, the sounds letters make, and the process of decoding a story using picture, text, and context clues.

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Most parents want their child to be a good reader. However, how early should parents start to teach their child to read? The answer is pretty simple. Start now! From pregnancy to preschool, our lives as parents are filled with opportunities to raise little bookworms.

Pregnancy During the months before your baby arrives, you can begin by getting into the habit of reading aloud. This is also a great time to stock up on some great books for the nursery. Ask friends for suggestions on favorite titles or stop in at a bookstore or library for suggestions. You can even include books on a gift registry or suggest a book theme if a friend offers to throw a shower to welcome your bundle of joy. The best books for little ones are repetitive, rhythmic and durable! Infant As you spend time with your newborn, focus on frequent exposure to language. Sing songs and talk with your little one as you go through the day. Say things like, “I’m getting your diaper and will change you soon.” Spend some time reading to your child each day, and make books a part of your daily routine. Change the pace, volume, and pitch of your voice as you read. Toddler Children crave attention from the loving adults in their lives,


Teaching Your Child to Read


As you enjoy time with your children, make the most of opportunities to enhance their learning with language and literacy. Then watch in wonder as they change from a little one listening on your lap to the bookworm sharing their favorite stories with you! n

P‘hood should Reading is a lifelong skill. Try to incorporate reading into every day, even if it’s only for a few minutes.

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baby by Brooke Orcutt

Homemade Baby Food I was tired of reading labels and trying to keep up with all of the food experts, so I decided to cut back on processed foods. No more unnecessary sugars, salts, and ingredients I couldn’t pronounce! I started making the majority of our meals from scratch, and we stocked only fruits and vegetables for snacking options. When I became pregnant with my son, Lawson, I was determined to make his baby food. I found wonderful resources on and The Feeding Guide for Healthy Infants. The approach was simple: vegetables, fruits, and water. I was armed with a few good early stage recipes and was able to map out his food schedule for a month. Once Lawson was ready, I would introduce one new food a week, then wait and watch for any allergic reactions before moving on to the next food. Ready to cook, I peeled, chopped, and baked carrots (my first choice). Once they were cooked, I let them cool, tossed them in a Magic Bullet (any type of food processor/ mixer will work), added a little bit of water, and blended

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APPLESAUCE Ingredients •4  -5 medium apples • 4 tsp of water • Cinnamon (once baby is old enough)


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Place peeled and cut apples in baking dish. Add four teaspoons of water. Once baby is old enough, sprinkle with cinnamon (as much or as little as you like). Bake uncovered for 50-60 minutes. Let apples cool and place in food processor until blended to the texture best for your baby. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers. Bonus: this makes the house smell wonderful.

until smooth. At five months old, Lawson took his first bite of food and hated it. It was disappointing. But I stuck with it, and at six months old, PROGRESS! Lawson ate cooked carrots week one, baked pears week two, raw bananas week three, and avocados week four, 3-5 bites a sitting.

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The biggest thing to remember is that you can do it. Get together with a friend to share the load, cook when daddy and baby are bonding, or get your older children involved. Baby food is good for three to four days or will last in the freezer for three to four months, so make bigger batches when time allows. A little organization is all you really need to take your baby’s health and nutrition (and your budget) into your hands. n


He turned a corner with sweet potatoes (week five) and began eating like a little machine. So I started his food calendar all over again, carrots, pears, bananas, and avocados, and he gobbled it up (except the avocados). The more Lawson ate, the more creative I could get – and the more fun I started to have: apples and carrots, peas and pears, spinach and blueberries, etc. As he got older, I slowly started adding dairy, meat, and spices to his favorites.



BEEFY APPLE PURÉE Ingredients • 1 c cooked beef • 1/4 c water • 1/4 c applesauce

Directions Blend all ingredients together. Serve immediately. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers.

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Apple Tree Children’s Centers What sets Apple Tree apart? Apple Tree cares for children year-round from birth through school age. Parents do not have to move their children from childcare to preschool – Apple Tree offers both in one place at four locations throughout Sioux Falls. Many of our staff have come from families that attended Apple Tree, and some staff members have been with us for as long as 25 years.

Where did Apple Tree begin? Apple Tree began in Sioux Falls about 32 years ago. We wanted to provide a place for working mothers to be able to take their children and feel that they were being well cared for and safe.

What is Apple Tree’s mission? The mission of Apple Tree Children’s Centers is to provide exceptional care, nurture and age appropriate learning opportunities in the context of a Christ-centered worldview. This mission is accomplished through the dedicated effort of management and staff whose concern is for the welfare of the children entrusted to their care. Apple Tree Children’s Centers is a not-for-profit organization that strives for high-quality education, awesome customer service, and to be the cleanest centers in town.

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In addition, Apple Tree is always working toward a healthier menu. Despite the difficulty of making this change with such large centers and varied tastes, our menu incorporates whole grains, more fresh fruits and veggies and watching out for high fructose corn syrup. Apple Tree will be initiating another menu makeover this fall.

What kinds of programs does Apple Tree offer? Apple Tree offers before and after school care and summer care that incorporates several different languages, including Spanish, sign language, and some Chinese. Apple Tree does not change the rates for school age children for out of school time or snow days. During the summer, Apple Tree has large event days, and out of center activities take place during the school year.

Our Mission


How does Apple Tree take children from birth to grade school? Birth – Apple Tree can take children as young as four weeks and has programs up through toddler ages that help teach children simple sign language, songs, large motor skills, and small motor skills. Preschool – There is no need to go to another center for preschool. We incorporate preschool into the children’s day. After School Care – We provide before and after school care and pick up and drop off at many of the Sioux Falls area schools. Summer Care – For school age children, Apple Tree provides a fun, busy, and educational camp-type atmosphere by scheduling many field trips, park play, and large, all center events.

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Our preschool program begins in the classroom for three year olds with simple circle times, language, art, math, and science activities and moves to the Horizon preschool curriculum in the classroom programs for four year olds and five year olds. We try to challenge the children where they are in their development, making sure that they are ready to move on and excel in school. Kindergarten teachers have consistently told us that they can easily tell which of their students have attended Apple Tree because they are well prepared for their academic careers.


How does Apple Tree’s curriculum differ from other children’s programs? Apple Tree begins lesson plans in the toddler classrooms. Teachers of infants and toddlers work with sign language. Horizon’s preschool curriculum is our basis for the lesson plans and is a Christ-based program.

To provide exceptional care, nurture and age appropriate learning opportunities in the context of a Christ-centered worldview. This mission is accomplished through the dedicated effort of management and staff whose concern is for the welfare of the children entrusted to their care.

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by Lindsey Bendix, Manager, Eddy Joy Baby Boutique

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LABELS Labeling is a great way to keep track of all his or her little things. This can be especially helpful when life gets a little crazy and hectic.

packs, and more. Iron-on labels are waterproof and washer and dryer safe. Want to re-label hand-me-downs? Simply apply another iron-on label over top!

Labels are a big help when heading back to school, daycare, or even soccer practice. They will help teachers and daycare providers identify lost property. They will also help your child identify and keep track of their own items when they are at school.

The third kind is used to personalize footwear. You not only label shoes to keep track of them, but these labels also teach your child left from right so that their shoes go on correctly every time! They contain cute, colorful pictures that only match up if the left shoe is on the left and right shoe is on the right, making them a great teaching tool. They are waterproof and durable.

There are three different types of Write Your Own labels. The first kind is a basic label to put on lunch boxes, water bottles, food containers, baby bottles, and much more. They are not-so-basic, however, due to their colorful and fun designs. From dinosaurs and trucks, to elephants and butterflies, your little one will love these attractive and fun labels to personalize their stuff. They are waterproof and dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe. The second kind is Write Your Own iron-on clothing labels. These are perfect for labeling gym clothes, hats, back-

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One of the great things about Write Your Own labels is that since you are writing on them yourself, you don’t have to commit to one name. Each package comes with many labels, allowing you to mix it up and use them for more than one child. You can also write your phone number, or even label food containers with what is inside of them. Avoid lost property and mix-ups at daycare or school with easy-to-use, PBA-free labels. n

by Kara Weber, Creative Ideas Director

Pick out some smooth rocks and grab your paint pens to make an inexpensive matching math game. Write a number on one rock and dots matching that number on the other. You suddenly have a manipulative/game for little to no cost. Make a colorful set for your child’s teacher to use in his or her classroom!


Counting Rocks!


Add in some addition, subtraction, and equal sign symbols, and you can build linear equations. You can also make capital letter and lower case letter rocks to match or to spell words with. You could even make sight word rocks. Get creative, and have fun! Let the kids help, and they won’t even know they are learning while they are creating. n

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SOCIAL SKILLS* New Session Added! Aug. 11-14, 3:30-5:30 pm, for Ages 14-16; Cost: $350; Description: Group experiences to build social awareness and interaction skills.

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Gloria Dei Lutheran Preschool is a Christ-centered program offering children opportunities to grow and learn using developmentally appropriate activities in a loving and nurturing environment.

For more information visit under the preschool tab or call Sharon Claude, Director at 371-3737 ext 20. You can also reach Sharon via email at: School starts

Monday, August 18, 2014 Gloria Dei Lutheran Preschool 5500 E 57th Street Sioux Falls, SD 57108

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with Your Child’s School

When it comes to your kids, you want to know it all. What are they doing? Where are they going? Who are their friends? School is no different. You want to know what your kids are learning and how they’re learning it. You want to know how they’re doing academically, as well as socially and emotionally. It’s probably no surprise to parents that during the school year, your child’s teacher spends more waking hours with them than you do. That’s why it’s so critically important to build a relationship with your child’s teacher from the very first day. If parents and teachers are to be an educational team, they must communicate. Often. Some elementary teachers ask parents to fill out an inventory of their child’s personality at the start of a new year – a useful tool that helps identify the child’s learning style, fears, and areas in which they are confident. If your child’s teacher doesn’t have a vehicle for receiving this information, you may wish to provide him/her your own written assessment via email or letter. While personal communication is always best, it’s important to remember teachers are not typically available to take phone calls or conduct long, after-hours meetings when it might be most convenient for parents. Teachers’ work days are devoted to their students, so be patient – giving them ample time to get back to you in a mode that works best for them. Caution: Emails may come at all hours. Teachers rarely work an eight-hour day!

by Ben Schumacher, Communications Specialist, Sioux Falls School District

Parent-teacher conferences are great for connecting, but they’re designed to inform parents of their child’s progress after the first and third quarters. In some cases, waiting until conference time is not soon enough. If you’re interested in taking an even more active role in your child’s education, there are plenty of opportunities to serve on committees for activities, curriculum, budget and everything in between. Check your school’s website for these opportunities and find activity calendars, breakfast and lunch menus, school vacation days, etc. While there, sign up for Infinite Campus (or your school’s specific portal) – an easy-to-use tool that allows you to email your child’s teachers, receive up-to-the-minute grades, the status of assignments, attendance and more. Next, check to see if your school has an app, and don’t forget to check your inbox often for your school’s electronic and/or print newsletter. Take the time to get – and stay – connected. Your children will benefit from your investment in their education. n

P‘hood should Stay informed and communicate regularly with your child’s teacher and school.

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by Anna Ayotte, Education Director, Museum of Visual Materials


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for the key the arts pla role y in learning.

Inspiring Creativity

Inspiration drives kids to create something that interests and excites them but does not require perfection. Creativity requires no tight schedule or uncomfortable environment; instead, creativity allows children to make something without the pressure of adulthood. Allow time for your child’s mind to wander to be creative between sport practices, chores, and homework. An excellent way to encourage creativity is to allow your child time to play with toys that provoke imagination, such as train sets, recyclable craft materials, blocks, and Legos.

It is important to create an atmosphere where your child can be imaginative and to come up with original connections and problem solving. Give them a break from their video games and television that do their creative thinking for them, and let them create their own imaginative dramatic play. Imaginative play encourages creativity, abstract thinking, and innovative ideas. When children realize for themselves

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that they have the capability and skill to figure it out, their motivation increases. Motivate your child’s creativity by finding what inspires them. Take time to understand him or her individually and find his or her strengths. As a result, you will also gain more trust, engagement, and discussion with your child. Kids who develop a strong curiosity in a particular subject tend to be more creative. Help your child develop an interest with an exciting way to learn. Read books about a range of topics, and visit museums, festivals, etc. If your child already has an interest, help facilitate the hobby to promote the inspiration. Just be careful you do not push your passion onto your child. Start up a project with your child. It’s inspiring for kids to work alongside their parents, instead of only taking orders from them. This way, they’ll see that you truly value their accomplishments, and they will view you as an ally. n

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by Sanford Children’s CHILD Services

Children staying home alone is not something new in our society. In fact, the term “latchkey” came from the 19th century when a child came home to an empty house and used a key to unlock the door latch. The decision to have your child stay home alone is, however, a dilemma to many parents.

Is My Child Ready? It would be so easy if one could say, “Your child is ready to stay home alone at age ____.” But all children are different, and a variety of circumstances affect the decision of a child being able to stay home alone. Your child’s maturity level should really be the deciding factor on whether or not your child is ready to stay alone. Maturity level actually matters more than age.

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Questions to Ask Yourself • Is your child responsible? Can your child independently get a snack or find activities to keep entertained? • If you have a telephone in your home, can your child use it properly? If there is no telephone, will the child have a cell phone and be able to use it correctly?


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• Can your child make a decision in an emergency? • Can your child safely play alone? • How does your child feel about staying alone? Is your child anxious about being left alone? • Is your child able to tell you about things that happened in his or her day? A child needs to be able to tell you about things that happen in your absence. Children should not be left alone if they lack organizational skills needed to be independent. Children should not be left alone if they are easily frightened.

Try It Out It is helpful to have a “try out” for a child who will stay home alone. You can give your child the opportunity to stay home for 10-15 minutes while you take a walk around the block or work in the yard. When you return, talk to your child about the feelings they experienced while you were gone. If there is any sign of fear or anxiety, your child may not be ready to stay home alone. A gradual process of staying home for 10 minutes growing into 1 hour and more is a way for children to learn to deal with being home alone. n

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family by Stephanie Spaan, Excel Achievement

What’s My Child’s

Learning Style Here is a great way to determine how your child learns best! Complete the learning styles assessment below by circling which statements are true. Determine the top two learning styles by adding up the total number of circles under each section.

• E njoy logic • M  ay at times be overly concerned about rules • A rriving on time is very important to you

• Are a linear thinker

• Prefer to be outdoors If you are a kinesthetic learner, you:

• L ike to make lists and outlines to help organize thoughts

• E njoy sports

• E njoy taking notes in class

• D  o not enjoy sitting still

• D  o well on essay tests

• N  eed extra time to process

• E njoy word games such as scrabble

• R espond well to a common sense approach


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• Enjoy animals • Need to know why a task needs to be completed • Need extra processing time

• L ike to be active

• E njoy hands-on activities • D  o not enjoy paper/pencil activities

If you are a logicalmathematical learner, you: • L ike to problem solve


If you are a nature learner, you:


If you are a linguistic learner, you: • E njoy reading and writing

• A re more prone to higher levels of anxiety

• Enjoy hands-on activities • Prefer to work alone • Are very “street smart” • Prefer logical thinking • Are prone to higher levels of anxiety TOTAL:

TOTAL: If you are a musical learner, you:

• E njoy numbers

If you are a visual-spatial learner, you:

• E njoy puzzles

• Demonstrate quite a bit of emotion (Can be dramatic)

• Are creative

• L ike order

• Love music

• Are a daydreamer

• E njoy strategic games like chess

• Enjoy making noise

• Require that directions be repeated

• Need extra time to process thoughts

• Think linearly

• Love humor • R espond best to praise • L ove to build, draw, paint, or create

• A re more prone to anxiety and/or depression


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Indentify the top 2 categories with the highest total and read on the next page some pointers to benefit you child’s study habits based on their learning style.

To learn best, linguistic learners usually: • Prefer a quiet low-energy space to study • Can learn math best by knowing terms and how they apply • When studying for tests, writing will help the information to stay in his/her long-term memory (flash cards, writing lists, or making an outline) • Put information in alphabetical order

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To learn best, logistical-mathematical learners usually: • Prefer a quiet low-energy space to study • Like to make a strategic plan to study • Flashcards are a terrific technique for learning • May need assistance with organizational skills and time management

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To learn best, kinesthetic learners usually: • Prefer music or background noise while studying • Need frequent breaks while studying • Prefer to work in groups • Prefer reading short text such as magazines and will read informational text

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To learn best, visual-spatial learners usually: • Prefer music or background noise while studying • Need frequent breaks while studying • Need assistance with organizational skills & time management • Talk about and “teach back” information to retain information

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Directions for Life.

To learn best, nature learners usually: • Prefer a calm environment while studying • Need occasional breaks while studying • Prefer a hands-on approach to learning • Respond best to specific praise • Need to be treated in a mature and matter of fact manner To learn best, musical learners usually: • Prefer noise in the background while studying • Will learn by putting concepts to song or rhyme visit • Need quite a bit of validation to thoughts and ideas o • Make connections to emotion then for a compl to retain information suggested stete list of ud to fit your styly aids e.



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by Alysia Boysen, Librarian, Siouxland Libraries

Fun Summer Reads for All Ages Wee Read & Play Suggestions (0-23 months) Monsters Love Colors By Mike Austin. HarperCollins Publishers, 2013.

Fizz, Boom, Read Suggestions (3 years old to entering 5th grade) My Weird School Days Series By Dan Gutman. HarperCollins Publishers, 2004.

The monsters use their crayons to scribble and mix colors. Scribbling is a great pre-writing skill because it shows children that even their scribbles have meaning. Scribbling also helps develop language skills that lead to reading in the future.

This series helps introduce your beginning reader to chapter books. Kids will enjoy the comical antics of life at Ella Mentry School. Kids can pick and choose which ones to read and in which order works best for them.

Baby Play By Carol McDougall & Shanda LaRamee-Jones. Nimbus Pub., 2012.

Conspiracy 365 Series By Gabrielle Lord. Kane Mille Book Pub., 2010. This mystery series keeps readers on edge and looking forward to reading the next book. Each book gets Callum Ormund closer to the end. Can he survive the next 365 days? You definitely want to start at the beginning with the first book, January.

Your baby will love listening to you read to the rhythm and rhyme of this book while they discover bright pictures of other babies playing.

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Spark a Reaction Suggestions (entering 6th to 12th grade) Virals Series By Kathy Reichs. Puffin, 2011.



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A mixture of science fiction and fantasy, this series keeps readers guessing. Even after their DNA is altered changing them into Virals, Tory Brennan and her friends are always up for a challenge. This series is best read in order, starting with the first book, Virals. Selection Series By Kiera Cass. HarperTeen, 2013. This series is a slightly different take on a dystopian society. In this non-traditional fairytale, America Singer is torn away from her life to live in a castle and compete for the heart of handsome Prince Maxon. The first book is Selection.

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It’s hard to believe, but another school year is about to start! The quest for the perfect book bag or the first day of school outfit is all many kids can think about. It is the parents’ job to ensure that their children begin the year with all their supplies. A child’s vision can have a huge impact on academic performance and behavior in the classroom, and an eye exam is often not on the back-to-school checklist. Why an eye exam and not a vision screening? Vision screenings typically test to see how well your child can see the letters on the eye chart. Most people don’t realize that all 20/20 means is that you are looking at the eye chart from a distance of 20 feet and are able to see the size of letter you are supposed to see from 20 feet. That’s it! If you think about it for a minute: Where does a child do most of his or her learning? Most reading, writing, homework, and test taking is done up close (one may see well from a distance, but not see properly at 16 inches in front of them, which is the recommended reading distance). So, what are some of the skills that are missed if we only look at distance vision, and only check if someone has “20/20”? When we are reading we need to be able to: • Follow a line of print from left to right. • See the letters clearly as our eyes are moving.

• Move from line to line effortlessly and accurately. In the classroom, students need to be able to look at the materials on their desks and quickly focus on the teacher’s writing on the board so they can copy it back to their notes. And children need to be able to do this all day! If any of these visual skills are missing or deficient, reading and learning will be difficult. In order to make sure your child has all the visual skills required for academic success, you need to see an optometrist who provides an in-depth binocular vision evaluation or will refer you to a colleague who does. So, as you make their “back-to-school” list of things to do, start with an eye exam to make sure your child’s eyes are healthy and they don’t need glasses. But, if they struggle with reading or schoolwork, also ask for a binocular vision evaluation. n

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Stress and How Kids Handle It

Stress is common in our lives, yet we often don’t acknowledge that our children feel stress, too. Instead, we focus on behavior and minimize the underlying emotions. As adults, we are overly preoccupied with our own feelings and usually categorize negative behavior from our children as being naughty or defiant. Well, this shouldn’t be the case. When a child acts out, he/she is sending a message of stress. They are not mature enough to manage stress on their own and need guidance through it. But, unfortunately, what they usually get is a time out, lecture, or punishment. More modern parenting strategies include stress management as a key component. Helping a child understand what stress is and how to deal with it is a life skill that often gets overlooked. Consider these points: • A  child’s primary learning source for stress management is the parent. Recognize that you are role modeling stress management every day. How do you manage your stress? Do you utilize calming techniques or throw things, scream, and basically have a tantrum? Improve your own stress management techniques, and model them for your child. • S  imple deep breathing exercises can be a tremendous help. Teach your child to inhale for the count of four, hold for a count of four, and exhale for a count

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of eight. Utilize this when your child is upset or appears stressed. By teaching this technique now, it can become automatic later. (Model this, too!)

• S  top focusing on the behavior! Remember, most behavior is a sign there are emotional issues at play. Focus on helping your child figure out what they are feeling and why. Diagnose stress and guide them to feeling better. A time out may be needed and a useful part of stress management, but make sure to process the behavior by defining the underlying feelings afterwards. • B  ecome a detective. If a pattern emerges of a specific time of the day or specific cause of stress, try to lessen that stress. For example, if your child has an attitude every day before getting on the bus, don’t assume he is doing it on purpose to ruin your day. Investigate what’s going on emotionally every morning that is causing the reaction. Is he getting enough sleep? Having trouble sleeping? Experiencing bullying issues on the bus or at school? There are causes for behavior. Children don’t get up in the morning with a goal in mind to be naughty that day. Behavior is caused by unmanaged stress. The sooner we as parents understand this, the sooner we can start to help. n

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Back-to-School Checklist

It’s hard to believe summer is halfway over and the first day of school is just around the corner. Start planning now, with our tips below, and you’ll be at the head of the class in no time.

• C  heck-Ups and Immunizations – Check with your school to see what immunization shots and forms are required. Also, take your child in for a physical or eye exam before schools starts. Good vision is critical to get good grades — so it pays to get it checked! • S  hopping for School Supplies – Looking to save on back-to-school items? Check to see if your state participates in sales tax holidays, and you may be able to save money on clothes, shoes, and other supplies. Most of the days for savings on school supplies occur the first week of August. • S  tart the Routine Early – With later bedtimes over the summer, children need to ease back into their school routine rather than having a sud-

den change their first day of school. Starting to get them back on track with their school routine a few weeks early will make waking up for their first day of school a breeze.

• D  on’t Ditch Good Habits – If you and your child fell into a good summer learning routine, try not to forsake all of the fun reading, writing, and art activities that kept them engaged all summer. • Plan Healthy Meals – Nutrition is an important factor in academic performance, and eating healthful, balanced breakfasts and lunches keeps kids alert throughout the day. Children eating healthy meals also earn higher grades than those who have an unhealthy diet. • Review the Route Safety Rules – Whether children take the bus, walk, or you drive them, go over how they will get to and from school and the safety rules associated with the mode of transportation. n July/August 2014 |


by Rebecca Wimmer, Early Childhood Program Director Boys and Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire

Teaching Respect Respect. It is amazing how one little word can encompass so many things and conjure up so many thoughts and feelings. I hear RESPECT and immediately begin belting out the Aretha Franklin version of the song. My children hear that word and may recall a recent lecture on keeping their rooms clean out of respect for their mother and her valuable time. We use the word respect in reference to so many things. We instruct our four year old to show respect by keeping his hands, feet, and all other body parts to himself. We send our children off to school reminding them to sit quietly in class and show respect to their teachers. We reach the teenage years and plead for at least a little respect as our children battle for their independence. There is no doubt that as adults, we feel that respect is something children need to learn. How we get to that point can be more of a mystery. Teaching children respect begins by simply demonstrating respect and living respectfully. Respect is in the way we smile and wait patiently in line at the grocery store as the person ahead of us counts out exact change in pennies. It is in how we pick up pieces of trash that have blown over from the neighbor’s yard when they forgot to close the garbage lid. Respect is how we listen to a friend, help someone in need, or recognize a job well done. Respect is taking care of our physical and emotional well-being and in demonstrating a healthy self-image. Our actions and reactions to people

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and circumstances speak volumes to our children and lay the foundation for helping them learn to live respect. Children first encounter respect by watching the actions of those around them. As they grow and develop, we can begin to explain the things that happen around us and frame it in reference to respect. We can praise our children for showing respect when they waited for their friend to finish coloring before taking the marker. We can prepare them for a trip to the movie theater by talking about how important it is to stay quiet and respect those around them. We can explain to them why we cover our hearts and stand as the flag passes by in the parade. We can correct them when they get angry and yell hurtful words. Respect is more than just what our parents teach us. One of the best ways we can prepare our children for showing respect in everyday actions is through the structure of the classroom experience. It is at this point that children learn patience, healthy interaction with peers, and the reinforcement of proper edict. Finding an environment outside of the home for children to interact with each other and other adults is an integral part of development. Respect does not just happen for children. Teaching respect takes time, patience, and lots of practice. It begins when our children are first born and will take a lifetime of learning, but we can all work toward raising respectful children by living respect. n

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Tuesday, July 1

All Ages

Wednesday, July 9 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy Punch card purchase required Ages walking-6yrs, $80

1:30 PM Artists in the ParkZoo Express in the Park Granite Valley Park

9:30 AM-11:00 AM Creative Camps - Secret Stash Clay Boxes Camp I Kuehn Community Center Preregistration Required, $25

6:00 PM-8:00 PM 4th of July Bike Decorating Heritage Park Preregistration Required, $5

10:05 AM-10:50 AM Drive In Movie Prairie West Library

6:30 PM-7:30 PM Pet Walk on the Greenway Downtown Amphitheatre

2:50 PM-3:05 PM Water Wednesday Storytime Kuehn Pool Park Pool Admission Required

Thursday, July 3 9:30 AM-11:30 AM Toddler Time Sky Zone, $4

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6:00 PM-7:00 PM Scheels-Kids Klub Scheels-Grandma Ginna’s

Wednesday, July 2

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1:30 PM Artists in the ParkZoo Express in the Park Glenview Park

10:00 AM-10:30 AM Storytime- Tuesdays Child’s Play Toys

10:00 AM-10:45 AM Terrific Textures Washington Pavilion Preregistration Required (Ages 1-3), $35


10:00 AM-10:30 AM Storytime- Tuesdays Child’s Play Toys

9:00 AM-4:00 PM Kids Craft Corner Museum of Visual Materials

9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy Punch card purchase required Ages walking-6yrs, $80


6:30 PM Wacky Wednesday Water Carnivals Frank Olson Pool Pool Admission Required

Thursday, July 10

10:00 AM-11:00 AM Homeschool Co Op Museum of Visual Materials

Friday, July 4 Mayor’s 4th of July Run/Walk Parade & Picnic

Saturday, July 5 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Build a Bug House Home Depot Preregistration Required (Ages 5-12)

Monday, July 7 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Car Seat Program Avera Appointment Required

Tuesday, July 8 9:30 AM-11:00 AM Creative Camps – Secret Stash Clay Boxes Camp I Kuehn Community Center Preregistration Required, $25

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9:00 AM-4:00 PM Creating Cards Corner Museum of Visual Materials 10:00 AM-10:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy Punch card purchase required Ages walking-6yrs, $80

Friday, July 11 9:30 AM-11:00 AM Creative Camps - Secret Stash Clay Boxes Camp I Kuehn Community Center Preregistration Required, $25 10:00 AM-10:45 AM Toddler Sports Kuehn Community Center Preregistration Required (Ages 2-3), $5

Saturday, July 12 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Family Park Fishing Family Park Free (Fishing License Required for ages 16+) 9:30 AM-11:00 AM Creative Camps - Secret Stash Clay Boxes Camp I Kuehn Community Center Preregistration Required, $25 10:00 AM-11:30 AM New Baby in Our Family Class Avera Preregistration Required $10/family 8:30 PM-10:30 PM Moonlight Movies Fawick Park

Sunday, July 13 9:30 AM-11:00 AM Creative Camps - Secret Stash Clay Boxes Camp I Kuehn Community Center Preregistration Required $25

Monday, July 14 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Lego Creation Station Museum of Visual Materials

10:00 AM Storyland Children’s Theatre Puss in Boots McKennan Park Bandshell

9:30 AM-11:00 AM Creative Camps - Secret Stash Clay Boxes Camp I Kuehn Community Center Preregistration Required $25

1:30 PM-3:30 PM New Baby & Me Sanford Health

10:00 AM Tot Lot - Do Re Let’s Play Laurel Oak Park

5:00 PM-8:00 PM Hot Harley Nights-Family Night J&L Harley-Davidson Stop by ‘Hood’s Booth

6:30 PM-8:30 PM Grandparents Class Sanford Mom2Be Center Preregistration Required $20 7:00 PM Mondays at McKennan McKennan Park Bandshell





Tuesday, July 15 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Kids Craft Corner Museum of Visual Materials

9:30 AM-11:00 AM Creative Camps - Secret Stash Clay Boxes Camp I Kuehn Community Center Preregistration Required $25 10:00 AM Tot Lot - Do Re Let’s Play Laurel Oak Park 10:05 AM-11:05 AM Wee Read and Play Alphabet Train Prairie West Library 5:30 PM-9:30 PM Farms After Five CommonGround Preregistration Required

Wednesday, July 16 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy Punch card purchase required Ages walking-6yrs, $80 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Daddy and Me Mini Outdoor Games Camp Morningside Community Center Preregistration Required $25

Thursday, July 17 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Imagination Playground Museum of Visual Materials 10:00 AM-10:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy Punch card purchase required Ages walking-6yrs, $80 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Barnyard Bash Falls Park Barn Preregistration Required (Ages 4-5), $5 6:00 PM Jazzfest Yankton Trail Park

Friday, July 18 6:00 PM-8:30 PM Horse & Carriage Rides Downtown Sioux Falls $5/rider





All Ages

Saturday, July 19 10:00 AM-10:45 AM Toddler Sports Kuehn Community Center Preregistration Required (Ages 2-3), $5 11:00 AM-2:00 PM Hy-Vee Day at the Zoo Great Plains Zoo Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History This event is free with paid Zoo admission. 8:30 PM-10:30 PM Moonlight Movies Fawick Park

Sunday, July 20 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Princess Party in the Park Tuthill Park Preregistration Required $10

Monday, July 21 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Pottery Play Summer Camp Washington Pavilion Preregistration Required (Ages 6-7), $105 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Kids Craft Corner Museum of Visual Materials

Tuesday, July 22 6:30 PM-8:30 PM Training Camp for Dads Sanford Mom2Be Center Preregistration Required $20

Wednesday, July 23 8:30 AM-3:30 PM Mom’s Day Out on the Farm CommonGround Preregistration Required 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Imagination Playground Museum of Visual Materials 10:00 AM Tot Lot-Crazy Carnival for Kids Laurel Oak Park 2:50 PM-3:05 PM Water Wednesday Storytime Kuehn Pool Park Pool Admission Required

Thursday, July 24 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Kids Craft Corner Museum of Visual Materials 10:00 AM-12:00 AM Tot Lot-Crazy Carnival for Kids Laurel Oak Park 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Hoops Camp for Girls Morningside Community Center Preregistration Required (Ages 6-9), $15

6:00 PM-8:00 PM Kids’ Nite in the Park McKennan Park Bandshell

Friday, July 25 9:00 AM-11:00 AM Siouxland Library Book Walk Downtown Amphitheatre 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Hoops Camp for Girls Morningside Community Center Preregistration Required (Ages 6-9), $15


9:00 AM-4:00 PM Car Seat Program Avera Appointment Required



6:00 PM-8:30 PM Horse & Carriage Rides Downtown Sioux Falls $5/rider

Saturday, July 26 8:30 AM-10:00 PM South Dakota Peach Festival Yankton Trail Park 9:00 AM-6:30 PM Family Fest W.H Lyons Fairgrounds Stop by ‘Hood’s Booth Adults: $6 • 6-12 years: $2 • under 6 years FREE! 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Family Park Fishing Family Park Free (Fishing License Required for ages 16+) 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Sounds at the Falls Falls Park Queen Bee Mill

Sunday, July 27 11:00 AM-4:00 PM Coloring Contest at Canton Area Car Show Jack Fox Park $5

Monday, July 28 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Day Play Museum of Visual Materials

Tuesday, July 29 10:00 AM-10:45 AM Tuesday Toddler Art: Colors and Shapes Washington Pavilion Preregistration Required (Ages 1-3), $35 10:00 AM-3:00 PM Creative Camps - Page to Stage Camp for Kids Morningside Community Center Preregistration Required (Grades 3-5) $25 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Lady Bugs, Caterpillars and More Tuthill Park Preregistration Required (Ages 4-5), $5

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All Ages

Friday, August 1 10:00 AM-8:00 PM Downtown First Friday Downtown Sioux Falls

6:00 PM-7:30 PM Baby Gourmet: Homemade Baby Food 101 Sanford Center for Health and Well-being Preregistration Required $10

11:00 AM-11:45 AM Animals on the Amphitheatre Downtown Amphitheatre

Saturday, August 2 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Outdoor University The Outdoor Campus Outdoor fun for the whole family! FREE - No pre-registration required

9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy Punch card purchase required Ages walking-6yrs, $80 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Kids Craft Corner Museum of Visual Materials 10:00 AM-3:00 PM Creative Camps - Page to Stage Camp for Kids Morningside Community Center Preregistration Required (Grades 3-5), $25 6:30 PM Wacky Wednesday Water Carnivals Frank Olson Pool Pool Admission Required

Thursday, July 31

10:00 AM-10:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy Punch card purchase required Ages walking-6yrs, $80

10:00 AM-3:00 PM Creative Camps - Broadway and Beyond Morningside Community Center Preregistration Required (Grades 6-8), $25

5:00 PM-6:00 PM Variety Magic Show Sioux Empire Fair at the Sioux Empire Fair Fair admission: Adults $7, Children (ages 6-12) $2

10:00 AM-8:00 PM Old Mac Donald’s Farm Sioux Empire Fair at the Sioux Empire Fair Fair admission: Adults $7, Children (ages 6-12) $2

Tuesday, June 3

3:00 PM Artists in the Park- Puppetater Productions’ Puppet Circus Frank Olson Park 6:00 PM-7:30 PM Fit for 2: Healthy Choices for Mom and Baby Sanford Center for Health and Well-being A Pregnancy Cooking Class $10

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Wednesday, August 6

1:00 PM-5:00 PM Double Vision Magic Sioux Empire Fair at the Sioux Empire Fair Fair admission: Adults $7, Children (ages 6-12) $2

3:00 PM-7:00 PM Survivor Family Game Show Sioux Empire Fair at the Sioux Empire Fair Fair admission: Adults $7, Children (ages 6-12) $2

10:00 AM-3:00 PM Creative Camps - Page to Stage Camp for Kids Morningside Community Center Preregistration Required (Grades 3-5) $25

6:00 PM-7:00 PM Quick and Easy Meals Cooking Class Sanford Center for Health and Well-being Preregistration Required $10/person or $25 for a group up to five people 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy Punch card purchase required Ages walking-6yrs, $80

10:00 AM-8:00 PM Old Mac Donald’s Farm Sioux Empire Fair at the Sioux Empire Fair Fair admission: Adults $7, Children (ages 6-12) $2

10:00 AM-10:45 AM Thursday Toddler Art: Colors and Shapes Washington Pavilion Preregistration Required (Ages 1-3), $35

1:00 PM-5:00 PM Double Vision Magic Sioux Empire Fair at the Sioux Empire Fair Fair admission: Adults $7, Children (ages 6-12) $2

9:00 AM-12:00 PM Family Park Fishing Family Park Free (Fishing License Required for ages 16+)

Monday, August 4

9:00 AM-4:00 PM Imagination Playground Museum of Visual Materials

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6:00 PM-8:00 PM Kids’ Nite in the Park McKennan Park Bandshell

Wednesday, July 30

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2:50 PM-3:05 PM Water Wednesday Storytime Kuehn Pool Park Pool Admission Required

Thursday, August 7 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Imagination Playground Museum of Visual Materials 10:00 AM-3:00 PM Creative Camps - Broadway and Beyond Morningside Community Center Preregistration Required (Grades 6-8), $25

10:00 AM-3:00 PM Creative Camps - Broadway and Beyond Morningside Community Center Preregistration Required (Grades 6-8), $25

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Phil Baker Sioux Empire Fair at the Sioux Empire Fair Fair admission: Adults $7, Children (ages 6-12) $2

10:00 AM-11:00 AM Soccer Stars Soccer Clinic Kuehn Community Center Preregistration Required $10

6:30 PM-8:00 PM New Baby in Our Family Class Avera Preregistration Required $10/family

12:00 PM-11:55 PM Carnival Rides Sioux Empire Fair at the Sioux Empire Fair Fair admission: Adults $7, Children (ages 6-12) $2

Friday, August 8 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Phil Baker Sioux Empire Fair at the Sioux Empire Fair Fair admission: Adults $7, Children (ages 6-12) $2





1:00 PM-5:00 PM Double Vision Magic Sioux Empire Fair at the Sioux Empire Fair Fair admission: Adults $7, Children (ages 6 - 12) $2






All Ages

1:00 PM Watermelon Contest Sioux Empire Fair at the Sioux Empire Fair Fair admission: Adults $7, Children (ages 6 -12) $2

3:45 PM-4:45 PM Afterschool Art Activity Museum of Visual Materials

Wednesday, August 20 First Day of School West Lyon Community School District

Wednesday, August 13 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy Punch card purchase required Ages walking-6yrs, $80

6:00 PM-7:30 PM Date Night: Sushi Sanford Center for Health and Well-being Preregistration Required $40/couple

First Day of School Baltic Elementary First Day of School West Central Elementary First Day of School Sioux Falls Lutheran School

Friday, August 15

10:00 AM-12:00 PM Kidgits Back to School Sioux Empire Mall $5/child- Free for Kidgit Members

First Day of School Tea Area Elementary School First Day of School Harrisburg School District

6:00 PM-8:30 PM Horse & Carriage Rides Downtown Sioux Falls $5/rider

1:00 PM-5:00 PM Double Vision Magic Sioux Empire Fair at the Sioux Empire Fair Fair admission: Adults $7, Children (ages 6 -12) $2

First Day of School Canton School District

Saturday, August 23

Saturday, August 16

8:00 AM-11:00 AM Eastern South Dakota Heart Walk Falls Park

1:00 PM-4:00 PM Animal Enrichment Day Great Plains Zoo This event is free with paid Zoo admission

7:00 PM-9:00 PM Sounds at the Falls Falls Park Queen Bee Mill

Monday, August 25

4:00 PM-11:00 PM Downtown Riverfest Downtown Riverfront

Sunday, August 10

10:00 AM-11:00 AM Day Play Museum of Visual Materials

Monday, August 18

10:00 AM-8:00 PM Old Mac Donald’s Farm Sioux Empire Fair at the Sioux Empire Fair Fair admission: Adults $7, Children (ages 6 -12) $2


Thursday, August 21

5:00 PM-9:00 PM Heartland Country Corn Maze $7-Adults / $5-Ages 5-10 / Free-Ages 4 & Under

Saturday, August 9


5:00 PM-9:00 PM Heartland Country Corn Maze $7-Adults / $5-Ages 5-10 / Free-Ages 4 & Under

Sunday, August 31

First Day of School Sioux Falls Catholic Schools

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Heartland Country Corn Maze $7-Adults / $5-Ages 5-10 / Free-Ages 4 & Under

First Day of School Sioux Falls School District

Tuesday, August 19 First Day of School Brandon Valley School District

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It is a big day for your child…and you! You’ve done so much to get to this moment. The first day of school means a whole new life. That thought might feel overwhelming for you, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some ways to enjoy your big day.

It’s okay to be sad. You may feel a little lonely. It’s okay to cry. You’re allowed to feel whatever you need to feel. Cry on the sidewalk or hallway with the other parents if you feel it. Call a parent you trust and ask how he or she made it through.

Be confident in what you’ve taught your child. You’ve taught her manners. You’ve taught her letters and numbers. There are many things to learn today. She is learning how to be a kindergartener. She may not be perfect. You might not be perfect. It’s okay. Learning is what life is all about.

Beware of negative What Ifs. What if they don’t make friends? What if they get scared? When you find yourself going down a negative road, turn around. You can create a great list of positive realistic what ifs. What if she’s smiling? What if she loves school? What if she is making new friends? The good stuff is possible, too.

As you send your child off to school, give him a gift. A simple moment of gentle affirmations: You’re going to be great. You’ll have fun. You’ll meet new friends. (Remember Dad’s friend, Joe? They met in school, too!) Your teacher is excited to teach you today. Smile. If you start wondering what’s next, your teacher will tell you. Refrain from saying things like, “Don’t be scared!” and “Don’t worry!” Our brains do not comprehend the word “don’t;” we only hear the rest of the sentence. What your child hears is, “Be scared.” and “Worry!” These are things that really stick in your mind and his. Use care with your words.

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When you think of your child, create a picture in your mind that he’s okay. He’s calm. He’s happy. He’s enjoying play time. He’s making new friends. Send him a positive intention. Wish him feelings of happiness and confidence. Intention is a two-for-one special. When you send your child good intentions, you’ll feel it in your heart. Enjoy the fact that you’ve made it to this day. Smile. Breathe. Get ready for the after school stories! n

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by Emily Erfman, Harold’s Photo Expert and Busy Mom

Preparing for School Pictures It’s time for you to perfect their comb-over and see them practice their smiles just one more time! School picture day has come once again, and making sure you have a memorable face to put with the upcoming memories can be quite the challenge. The process of picking out an outfit can be somewhat tricky, so here are some tips to help you out: • C  hoose a top that your child is comfy in. Go with a solidcolored top to allow your child to feel confident. Try your hardest to avoid neon, crazy patterns, or logo-covered shirts. • If you child’s wardrobe only allows the choice between the colors of black or white, choose black. The darkness of the shirt will draw your eye up to focus on the face.

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• B e careful not to choose a flesh-toned shirt if your child

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has fair skin or a brown, dark-blue or black shirt if your child has dark skin. You want your child to contrast with their outfit. • T he school may give you options for the backdrop of your photo. Try to pick clothing colors that will also complement it. • It’s a great idea to pick out your child’s picture day outfit ahead of time so you can make sure your child is comfortable in it. This also allows you time to iron it, if needed. Get those wrinkles out! • S imple hair dos and accessories can complement your child’s look, but overdoing it can become a distraction.

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First Day of School Pictures As summertime fun wraps up, a whole new year of adventures begins. Here are some ways to capture the excitement that comes along with the first day of school: • Create a “first day of school” sign, write on a chalkboard or even chalk what grade your child will be in on the driveway. Maybe this can become a tradition for the start of every year! • Get a nice shot of your child with a good smile. • T ry to get some action shots of your child running or jumping. • T ake a few close up shots of your child’s backpack, lunch bag, new outfit, or new school shoes. • Get a photo of you and your child in front of the school bus, with his or her new teacher, or outside the school. • Print and frame a photo of your child from last year’s first day of school and then take a photo of them holding it.

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• Use props – such as apples, rulers, or pencils • Have your child jot down their favorite food, movie, or activity and use it to make a collage with their first day of school photo. • If you have more than one child, make sure you get a photo of your children together. n

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How did All Star Family Fun get started? All Star Family Fun was started after we noticed that this area was lacking an inflatable games company that really connected with families. We want to become a household name that gets everyone excited when they hear it or talk about it. Inflatable game rentals can also be very expensive, and we wanted to try and find the middle ground so more children and families could enjoy the fun of inflatables and be safe while doing so.

Is there anything families need to consider when planning an event with inflatable games? There are several things that families should consider when planning an event with inflatables: 1. A  vailable space and the location. It is best for an inflatable to be placed on a flat surface with a couple feet of clearance around the entire inflatable. The inflatable should also be within 25 feet to 100 feet of the power source. 2. T he age group that will be using the inflatables. We have various inflatables appropriate for each age group. 3. Insurance and safety. All Star Family Fun takes pride in providing all of the available safety features possible. Our staff attend weekly training meetings to ensure that your event will be as safe as possible. 4. D  elivery, set up and tear down. We offer the option for clients to pick up inflatables from our office. However, we highly recommend our delivery option. For only $25, our staff will deliver the inflatable, properly set everything up, and educate you on all the safety options and how the inflatable should properly be used.

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What kinds of services does All Star Family Fun offer? All Star Family Fun offers a wide variety of inflatable games from bounce houses and obstacle courses to mechanical bulls, trackless trains, and large interactive games. Snow cone machines, popcorn machines, and cotton candy machines are also available for rent. In addition to these items, All Star Family Fun is able to provide DJ services, bubble parties, foam parties, and photobooths.

What are some events that could benefit from these services? We specialize in events of all sizes from birthday parties, backyard BBQs and block parties to large events such as festivals, city and town celebrations, homecom- ings, after proms, and church and corporate events. Our experienced staff can help you plan all the little details from start to finish.


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What makes All Star Family Fun unique? We are a small, family-owned company that treats every customer as an extended member of our small family. Our staff has years of experience in providing entertainment services for all types of events.

Why is family-oriented fun and entertainment important? We believe that family time is the most important aspect of life. In today’s world, there are a 1,000 things pulling people away from their families. We hope to slow people down just a little bit and help them realize how much fun family time is.

How do you balance your business and your family? Our business is an extended version of our family. We understand that family time is very important, and we set strict times that are absolutely off limits to business needs. Having several staff members also helps us reduce the stress load and remain open seven days a week for everyone’s rental needs. Plus, our kids don’t mind coming in to work and “helping” out by testing how much fun inflatables are!


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Are there discounts available? We understand that planning events can become expensive, and we want to help all our clients have the most fun for their budget. All of our inflatables are discounted for mid-week rentals (Monday – Thursday), and every Monday we post a new sale special on our Facebook page. We also offer a 15% discount to all schools, churches, and non-profits. And don’t forget to check out the new exclusive special we offer in ‘Hood Magazine.

All Star Family Fun 3400 W. 49th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57106 (On corner of 49th and Westport) Phone: (605) 595-5655 Email:

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parent by Whitney Jerman, MS, RD, LN, Health and Wellness Program Manager, Midwest Dairy Council



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Feed Your Child’s Mind with Breakfast We often hear breakfast referred to as “the most important meal of the day,” but we also know it is quite commonly skipped. In fact, numerous studies suggest that children and adolescents skip breakfast more than any other meal, and that might mean going 15-17 hours without food. Mornings are hectic, but did you know that eating breakfast can actually help your child learn and do better in school? Set your kids up for success in the classroom by feeding them a nutrient-rich breakfast that includes whole grains, dairy, and fruits and vegetables, every day. Research supports a positive link between eating breakfast and cognitive and academic performance. According to the Wellness Impact report* published in 2013, eating breakfast in addition to being physically active may help children do better in school by improving memory, attention, behavior, mood, attendance, and even test scores. There are also consequences of not eating breakfast. Studies show that skipping breakfast may be a critical factor contributing to childhood obesity. And children who skip breakfast don’t usually make up those missed nutrients at other meals throughout the day. If Breakfast = Brain Power, it’s important to select nutrientrich foods like low-fat and fat-free milk, cheese, and yogurt as well as a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. Dairy products are a great breakfast

choice because they supply a natural source of protein and a unique package of nine essential nutrients in a variety of tasty and affordable options. Here are some tips to help ensure a smart start to your child’s day: • Set a good example and practice what you preach. Try to make breakfast a priority for the whole family. Let your kids witness you eating a healthy breakfast. • Keep easy breakfast foods on hand, like ready-to-eat whole grain cereals, milk, yogurts, fruit, and eggs. • Stock a “mom-approved” breakfast bowl with grab and go nutritious foods like fruit and string cheese. Kids can help themselves before they head out the door. • If your child doesn’t care for breakfast foods, try thinking “outside the cereal box” and offer a yogurt parfait, or maybe fruit and cheese kabobs. Late out of the gate in the morning? Take advantage of the School Breakfast Program, which now offers a variety of nutrient-rich foods including whole grains, low-fat milk, and fruit. Bottom line? A healthy student is a better student, so this school year, feed your child’s mind with a nutrient-rich breakfast every day! n

*Source: American College of Sports Medicine, American School Health Association, GENYOUth Foundation, National Dairy Council. The Wellness Impact: Enhancing Academic Success through a Healthy School Environment. March 2013.

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What Makes Local Foods Local ? locally to our community’s butcher. Or even right out of our freezer. We do all of those things.

Buying local is definitely on a lot of people’s minds these days. As we all start to become more aware of body image, our eating habits, and what is in food, it seems most people think buying local is the thing to do. For every $1 spent in a small community it will turn over seven times. Seven times! I don’t know about you, but that definitely makes me want to spend as much money as possible in our small community, and then some. Local foods can mean a lot of things to different people. Some think buying local foods means shopping at your local farmer’s market. Some think buying local means buying the stuff in the grocery store that says it’s from their state. Some think buying local means shopping at roadside stands or buying directly from a farmer.




My name is Morgan Kontz. My husband, Jason, and I farm soybeans, corn and hay near Colman, South Dakota. We also raise beef cattle on our farm. My husband and I were thrilled to welcome the newest addition to our family in 2012, with the birth of our daughter, Elliette. As a mom, my number one concern is my daughter’s health and safety. We eat what we raise on our farm, and we would never produce anything that I would not feel comfortable feeding to my family.

Let me explain... Jason & Elliette

Buying local can mean a lot of things, but I think as consumers we can feel pretty confident that buying from our grocery stores is definitely buying local in some way.


As beef farmers, our family sells our cattle to Tyson. Tyson will then sell the meat to the store. I know a chicken producer who sells their meat to Tyson and a pig producer who sells to Hormel. As farmers, we have the choice of where we sell our meat. We can sell to major chains, but we can also sell

Sometimes people think that they can support the “local farmer” not the “factory farmer” by not buying produce at the grocery store or meat from the meat counter. However, shopping at the grocery story IS supporting local farmers! 98% of farms are family owned and operated, which means you would be pretty hard-pressed to find a factory farmer regardless.



I love to buy directly from other farmers 98% of farms are family at our owned and operated, which local means you would be pretty market, hard-pressed to find a and fresh factory farmer. blackberries and pumpkins directly from the farm location. I love supporting the ag industry as a whole. Which means I also love shopping at Hy-Vee (our grocery store chain) and Walmart, because I know that somewhere there is a family farm, like mine, that is raising our food.

To learn more about Morgan’s life on the farm, connect with her: Blog: Twitter: @sdfarmwife Facebook: Stories of a First Generation Farm Wife

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good eats


recipes from the farm to your table



BEEF BRISKET • • • • • • • •

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Ingredients 2 cans beef broth 1-1/2 c soy sauce Juice of 2 lemons 5-6 tbsp of minced garlic 2-3 tbsp of liquid smoke 7-10 oz beef brisket 3 splashes of Tobasco Seasoned salt (optional)

Directions Beef brisket is a cut of meat that is not often thought of, but if cooked right, can become a favorite for your family! This piece of meat comes from the chest of the cow, so it can be rather tough, but if cooked slowly in a moist environment, will be mouthwateringtender. Mix all ingredients together in a roasting pan, minus the seasoning

GRILLED SKIRT STEAK with Creamy Avocado Dressing Recipe courtesy of South Dakota Beef

Ingredients • 1-1/2 lbs beef skirt steak, cut into 4- to 6-in pieces • Salt • 8 c mixed salad greens • 2 large tomatoes, cut into wedges • 1 c thinly sliced red onion • 1/2 c pimento-stuffed green olives Marinade • 1/4 c fresh lime juice • 1 tbsp minced garlic • 1 tbsp chili powder

salt. Place your brisket in the middle of the pan, and pour some of the marinade over the brisket. If you are a seasoned salt person, sometimes I do a light rub all over the brisket before placing it in the marinade.

you are ready to cook, set your oven at 300 degrees and bake your brisket for 40 minutes per pound. (A 10-pound brisket will take 400 minutes, or just over 6.5 hours.)

Cover the roasting pan with aluminum foil and place in the refrigerator for 24-48 hours. When

Dressing • 1 medium ripe avocado, coarsely chopped • 3/4 c water • 1/4 c fresh lime juice • 1 peeled clove garlic • 1/2 tsp salt

Directions Combine marinade ingredients in small bowl. Place beef steaks and marinade in food-safe plastic bag; turn steak to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 6 hours or as long as overnight. Remove steaks from marinade; discard marinade. Place steaks on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 7 to 12 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill,

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8 to 12 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally. Meanwhile place dressing ingredients in blender container. Cover; process until smooth. Cover and set aside. Carve steaks diagonally across the grain into thin slices. Season with salt, as desired. Arrange salad greens on serving platter. Top with tomatoes, onion, olives and steak slices. Drizzle with half the dressing. Serve with remaining dressing, as desired.



GREEN BEANS Ingredients • 2 cans green beans (or two handfuls of fresh garden green beans) • Salt and pepper • Lawry’s seasoning salt • 4 tbsp butter • Bacon (optional) • Aluminum foil

Directions Tear off a good size sheet of aluminum foil. Drain both cans of green beans and dump into the center of the foil. Take about 4 tablespoons of butter and stick it in various areas (it’s going to melt anyway). Then give a generous shake of salt, pepper and Lawry’s. Now, if you are a bacon person like my husband, take a few slices of bacon and some kitchen shears. Cut them into tiny pieces. Then using your hands, give everything a good toss. Seal your ingredients





• 1 package whole carrots (or however many from your garden!) • Butter • Salt • Aluminum foil

Directions Put all your carrots on a platter and spread butter on them. Then sprinkle the carrots with just a touch of salt. Place your aluminum foil flat on the grill rack. Place the carrots right on top. Turn occasionally and check frequently. Even if these get burned a touch, the sweet flavor that comes from them is absolutely delicious!


up in the aluminum foil. Make sure there are no openings. Grill for about 10 minutes.


• 2 steaks (any size or cut) • Worcestershire sauce • Salt • Pepper • Montreal Steak seasoning

Directions Put both steaks on a plate and take your salt, pepper, and Montreal seasoning and cover each side of the steaks generously. Place both of your steaks in a Ziploc bag. Dump about 1/4 cup of Worcestershire sauce in the bag. Use your judgment. (I always say more won’t hurt when it comes to Worcestershire!) Sometimes I let the steaks marinate over night, sometimes only an hour or two. It’s the perfect simple marinade, and our family loves it!

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Have faith in your child’s education.

By Brienne Lineweber, DDS, Family Dental Center


Here is the scene: your child, eager to be at the pool for the first time this summer, slips and bumps their mouth. When he or she gets up, you notice their front tooth is missing. It is sitting on the ground next to your child. What do you do? As dentists, we are trained to handle this situation. However, we often are not present when the accident happens. So, it is important that parents, coaches, and teachers have an idea of what to do if a child’s tooth is knocked out.

to touch the “root.” If there is debris on the tooth, briefly run it under cold water. After the tooth is clean, try to place the tooth back into position. Have the child then bite on cloth or gauze to keep the tooth in position. It is best to work quickly, as the tooth has a better chance of survival if it is replanted within 5 minutes. At this point, call your child’s primary dentist and to work get them in as soon as possible.


My Child’s Permanent Front Tooth Has Been Knocked Out …


It is best quickly, as the tooth has a better chance of survival if it is replanted within 5 minutes.

The first and most important thing: don’t panic! Your child is upset and uncomfortable. Check to make sure they are not seriously hurt or in need of immediate medical attention. Keep the child as calm as possible.

Verify the tooth that is out of position is a permanent tooth. Baby teeth should not be replaced, as doing so may damage the permanent tooth. Pick up the tooth by the “crown” part of the tooth. Try not

If you are unable to reposition the tooth, place the tooth in a glass of milk to transport it to the dentist. Another medium that can be used is the child’s own saliva. If the child is old enough, the tooth can be placed between the molar area and the cheek. Just make sure the child understands to leave it there and not to swallow it.

Once your child arrives at the dentist, he or she will be further assessed. Specific treatment will be recommended, and the prognosis will be discussed. If you are able to reposition the tooth, your child will have a better chance at saving their permanent tooth. n

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Sports Equipment Savings Play It Again Sports is a great option for selling your well cared for or unused sports equipment. You can then put that money towards the new items you need. For additional savings, head on over to Play It Again Sports online at to find coupons that will help you save on new soccer and baseball gear. Only purchase what you need. It may sound easy, but when you are in the store and start to see the equipment with all those fun bells and whistles, it can be quite a challenge! Remain grounded, and stick to purchasing only the basics. This goes for extra uniform pieces as well. If you know your child is not going to need extra baseball pants, there is no need to shell out an additional $45 for them. Shopping online is a great way to save and oftentimes websites will offer flat rate or free shipping. For example, is only $6.99 flat rate and (shoes and apparel) offers free shipping on all orders. In addition to your online savings, be sure to check for online coupons for any sites that you are ordering from. One great site to refer to is Take exceptional care of your current sporting possessions. In many cases, the quality of care provided to the equipment ultimately decides how long you’ll get use

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out of the product. Rather than purchasing new equipment each season, take time to care for your purchases so that they might be able to last through multiple seasons, and maybe, through multiple children! Buy in bulk with other parents from the team. Gather together to purchase the smaller things that often come in bulk packages. If you shop for items in bulk online, you will also save by dividing up the cost of shipping among all of the parents. Browse through Craigslist, eBay, Salvation Army, and other thrift stores for deals on gently used equipment. Yard sales can be an excellent money saving resource. You need to be diligent and intentional when searching through ads for yard sales. Always show up just after the sale has begun to get the best deals. This could take some time, but it could result in saving you hundreds of dollars. Ask Around! Be sure to ask the older children who will be leaving the sport (and their parents) if they would be willing to part with their equipment once they are through with the season. Rather than having the equipment gather dust in the garage, they may be willing to give it away or sell it to you at a great price. n

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Exciting News!

We have expanded our dental practice now located in two buildings. “Building One” is the main building located at the original office. “Building Two” is the new office located across Building One’s parking lot in the former I-Care and Girl Scout Office building.

Main Building - Building 1

Expanded practice...same great doctors, same great service. We look forward to seeing you soon! New Expansion - Building 2 (Formerly I-Care & Girls Scouts)

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