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This issue is a new beginning for our Club Guide. It gets us ready for our MyKingstonKids Fest event and gives a bit of insight on the MyKK organization. We also provide a great recipe by the YMCA Farm Project, cover allowances, internships, events for May and June 2019 and has 4 even activity sheets.

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MyKingstonKids Club Guide - Spring Issue

This issue is a new beginning for our Club Guide. It gets us ready for our MyKingstonKids Fest event and gives a bit of insight on the MyKK organization. We also provide a great recipe by the YMCA Farm Project, cover allowances, internships, events for May and June 2019 and has 4 even activity sheets.

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It’s a good question, isn’t it? Well with all of us – parks, camps,
for starters, we are the organiza- clubs, classes and events – all
tion throwing today’s Kids Fest, for kids and their families. They
Land of Magic, for kids and their decided they needed more, and
families! We are a local non-prof- that’s where the Kids Fests came
it organization started by Frank in. Our next is HalloweenFest, at
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Bowden. This is our third Kids right here in the city!
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That’s a lot in two years, isn’t it? But that’s not even close to all! We go
to all sorts of festivals, where things like our Slime Making Table are
always a big hit! We started MyKingstonKids Social – people who sign
up for this will get emails about events and issues related to their age
group – because teens and tweens are sure to have different interests
than toddlers!
We are about to get our Media World Program started – a place where
12-18-year-olds will learn about all aspects of radio, video production,
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The Youth Cooking Crew at the Kingston YMCA Farm Project likes
to use fresh, local vegetables to make healthy meals. We try new rec-
ipes and cook every Wednesday.

Sweet potatoes are available at our farm stand at the YMCA this
winter (or at the Kingston Winter Farmers Market in the Old Dutch
Church or in a grocery store). The Y’s winter farm stand is selling
vegetables from the Hudson Valley Farm Hub and is open every
Thursday, 3:30-6pm, in the entrance of the Y.

We ate our sweet potato casserole with roasted chicken and a salad.

Sweet potatoes are healthy
and nutritious. Did you know they

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Vitamin B6 (heart healthy), Vitamin C
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Experts argue that allowances do not to them and which they can do
just give your children money to buy without.
toys, but also teaches them valuable Children who often make errors
life skills. If you want your kids to learn or mistakes with their money
money management skills, then keep in significantly learn the value of
mind that they need to manage some money. They also understand
money. Thus, allowances become nec- that money can go away and what
essary! to do in such situations to earn it
A number of child development pro- back.
fessionals have presented that teaching Moreover, children who get al-
children about money management lowances understand and learn to
skills should start at a younger age, for differentiate between “wants” and
instance, four or five years of age. Here, “needs.” So, they tend to save to-
at MyKingstonKids, we believe that an wards specific objective of items
allowance is one of the best tools that (for example toys) they want or
help teach your kids money manage- need. When a kid makes a mis-
ment. take in spending money, he or
Giving kids allowances can help drum she will learn quickly and natu-
in or instill some positive many habits. rally how to make better financial
Among the biggest advantages of giving decisions. Likewise, allowances
allowances to your children will help teach a kid a great sense of re-
them learn “how to control the habit of sponsibility. Eventually, they stop
spending.” The reason is that children asking others (adults) to buy stuff
use money continually! They are not for them.
born with money management abilities Allowances also make them
and/or money sense. Nonetheless, they smart! When you give an allow-
tend to learn about it via experience and ance to your kid, it will allow him
observing others. to start learning and have some
Allowances can teach children about sense about what’s worth it when
responsibility, finances, and outcomes it comes to spending money.
of poor financial decisions. When a Some children think that money
kid ties his or her allowance to chores/ can buy them happiness, but the
errands, he or she will learn the rela- truth is that it cannot! So, chil-
tionship between “work” and “money.” dren who earn allowances under-
They develop a keen capability to evalu- stand quickly that money cannot
ate what purchases are really significant buy everything in life.

Yes finally! The good weather is about to arrive. It is time for the children
to recover the healthy habit of playing outdoors. There are various benefits
for kids playing in open spaces, so many that it is essential that they can
spend at least one hour a day playing in the park or the field. MyKings-
tonKids confirms that outdoor play and contact with nature have an im-
pact on their physical and emotional well-being.

The Outdoor Play as Learning

Well yes, this is the idea. Children relate to the world and to themselves
through play. Playing is the way children have to grow physically, socially
and emotionally.

Contact with Nature

The essence of the playing outdoors is the contact with nature that allows
them to experience with all the senses their relationship with the outside

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world. From here all the benefits of outdoor play derive.


Childhood obesity has triggered alarm pediatricians and parents. Fast
food and physical passivity before screens are the main culprits of this sit-
uation. On the other hand, when your kids play outdoor, their metabolism
improves, muscles develop, and the circulatory system functions properly,
which enhances the health of your kids


Playing outdoors offers children the possibility to move and explore. How
will they know the world if they do not learn to explore? What a pleasure
to climb a tree in the park, run down the side of a mountain! The freedom
that is transmitted to them outdoors is an invitation to open the wings of
their creativity.
Lastly, MyKingstonKids strongly recommends parents to allow children
to play outdoors. Developing in a natural space through all the skills they
learn while playing gives them self-confidence. Playing outdoors gives
them a sense of security that helps them grow physically, socially and emo-
tionally healthy.

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