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April 12, 1996 - Image 31

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1996-04-12

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Food For Thought

t's lots of chocolate — could
that possibly be anything
but delicious? This week,
members of The Jewish
News took a bite out of a new
candy bar.

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cholov Yisrael), certified by
Rabbis A. and M. Soloveichick
and Rabbi N. Bialik of New
York

Streit's Milk Choco-
late Raisin Cashew
Breakup — kosher for
Passover, dairy (not

"This is very good. The nuts
are crunchy, the raisins are
chewy and the chocolate has a
nice, smooth taste."
— Editorial Assistant
Seymour Manello

"I'm a chocoholic — I love
chocolate and nuts — and this
is really good. There's no bit-
tersweet taste that you get with
some Pesach foods."
— Associate Editor
Alan Hitsky

"It's good. It's really good."
— Staff writer
David Zeman

I Wish...

Children of all ages love to
hear family stories. Here's a fun
project to help them learn more
about yours.
All you will need is a tape
recorder, a blank tape or two and
some willing relatives.
Start the tape with the grand
matriarch or patriarch of the
family, so the story will go back
as far back as possible (It's nice
to keep it in some order, if that
can- be worked out).
If the child's great-grandpar-
ents are living, you could begin
with them. Ask them to tell a lit-
tle about how they met, what life
was like in the land of their birth,
what it was like when they came
to America, how they feel about
being Jewish now. When they
are done, ask them to send the
tape to their oldest child, and he
can start where they finished,
talking about important mo-
ments in his own life. Then he
can send it to a brother or sister,
or to one of his children, or to an
aunt or a cousin. Keep record-
ing until everyone who wants to
has had a chance to talk.
When the tape is complete,
give it to your child (if you have
a few photos of family mem-
bers, too, it can help tell the sto-
ry.) It's especially fun to listen
to the tape when headed for
bed, the comforting voices of
family holding your child in safe
arms as he drifts into sleep.

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uring the next several camping this
weeks, ask your child to summer," or
write down a wish on a "I wish we
piece of paper, until he could make
cupcakes on
has collected about 20.
He can use his imagination, Sunday."
Place all
but shouldn't go too crazy. ("I
wish I could have a chocolate the "wish
bar" is fair; "I wish I could have cards" into
a trip to Disney World right a box, then
now" is not going to work.) And put in a fa-
while your child can include vorite spot
some small objects, the em- in your home.
phasis should be on activities Once a week, or once a day, or
and quality-time projects, such however often you like, let
as, "I wish my mother would your child pull out one of the
play cards with me for one full wish cards — then do what's
hour tonight," or, "I wish my fa- written. Do not, under any cir-
ther would read me my favorite cumstance, let your child pull
book before I go to sleep," or "I a wish unless you are prepared
wish we could make plans to go to fulfill it that moment. A

"I wish Dad and I could go
deep-sea diving."

steadfast rule of the game is
that the parent is there to
make his child's dream come
true right away.

Water World

t will create a little mess, but
this is a fun game guaran-
teed to win your child's heart
(and give him some wild and
crazy fun until it's finally, fi-
nally REALLY summer here
— and we don't mean it's beau-
tiful out today and 35 degrees
tomorrow).

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Art In A Box

n a dreary, rainy day
there's nothing more
fun than an art kit.
You can find them al-
ready complete at some chil-
dren's stores, but it's a lot more
fun to make your own.
First, get in the car and vis-
it your favorite discount or
craft supply store. Then take
a walk outside. Find small
items that can be glued to pa-
per. Look around your house,
too. Use your imagination
while on the hunt. Some ideas:
magic markers

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What's
Cooking?

They aren't ready yet to
be fryin' up any eggs or
boilin' some grits, but
younger children love to
cook. You can help them be
little chefs (and usually oc-
cupy them for quite a while)
with just a few simple in-
gredients.
Prepare bowls with
raisins, M&Ms, nuts,
grapes, Cheerios, chocolate
chips and other tiny taste
treats. (Be mindful, of
course, of the age of your
budding Galloping
Gourmet. Younger children
can choke on small foods.)
Then give your little cook
her own empty bowls and
spoons and tell her to come
up with a new food sensa-
tion. She can mix just one
or two of the ingredients,
but preferably (it's more fun
this way) all of them, in
whatever combination she
can think up.
When the mixture is per-
fected, fill little bags (cloth
or plastic), tie with a ribbon
and deliver to friends.

You may already have emp-
ty squirt bottles around the
house. If not, you can find them
at your favorite hardware or
discount store. All you have to
do is fill them water — then
take aim and fire away!
You and your children will
have fun squirting each other

for a long time. You can play
squirt tag, or hide-and-go-seek
squirt (whoever does the find-
ing gets to do the squirting), or
just chase each other around
the basement.
OK, so it gets the carpet and
furniture wet. They'll dry.

crayons
sequins
pipe cleaners
buttons
beads
glitter
pictures cut out from
magazines
leaves
tinsel
felt shapes
paper clips
pebbles
Your next stop should be the
hardware store, to buy one of
those small, handy cabinets

that carpenters and "This
or photo that would be
Old House" addicts love.
good
for The Jewish News
They're filled with lots
Fun for the Family section?
of drawers, perfect
for holding all your
new treasures.
After selecting a
drawer for each of
his finds (arrang-
ing this is half the
fun), your child can
Photos become the
get to creating bril-
of The Jewish News
liant works of art: col-
cannot be returned.
lages of buttons and
beads, glitter and LOTS
of glue!

Do you have an idea

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