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(BPT) - If your boss hands you a new assignment and tells you to take your time, and you think "What’s the catch?", congratulations - you are officially part of the 21st century workforce. Today’s work environment is go-go-go all the time, and phrases like “take a break” or “slow down” seem to have been left behind.
(Family Features) During this hectic holiday shopping season, the best gifts for friends and family are not only wonderful to receive, but also give back to children who need help.
Most of us remember Michael Keaton’s successful string of comedies in the early 1980s that started off with “Night Shift” and “Mr. Mom”. Afterwards, he starred in Tim Burton’s highly anticipated “Batman” in 1989. By 1992, he once again played the caped crusader in “Batman Returns”, earning Keaton widespread acclaim. Then something happened; Keaton’s movies were more “misses” than “hits” until he seemed to disappear from cinema screens overnight. Keaton’s career had fallen into the category of insignificance. He missed out on meatier roles and blockbuster box office winners. Years later, even as he found himself providing voices to successful animated films (“Cars”, “Toy Story 3”), Keaton was never handed that potential Academy Award acting part or movie. Until now.
When one of Katie Woodall’s students at Copper Creek Early Learning Center found a piece of honeycomb on the classroom patio, she encouraged all the children to study it with magnifying glasses, describe the colors and textures, draw it, and consider how the bees used it in their hive.
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(BPT) - Swimming is a popular summer activity and if you have a pool or spa, your backyard just may be this summer’s most popular retreat for friends, neighbors and all of the children that come with them. Adding as many water safety steps as possible is the best way to assure a safer and fun experience this summer.
Looking for a fun and unique way to celebrate your child’s birthday? The Humane Society of Southern Arizona’s Education Department is now offering monthly kids birthday parties. What better way to celebrate your child’s birthday than with animal friends, all while making a difference in the lives of Southern Arizona’s Homeless Pets.
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Cox Communications is proud to sponsor the Tucson Movies in the Park this fall in partnership with Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) at several park locations across Tucson. This Saturday. Oct. 26, at Reid Park Demeester Outdoor Pavilion, 900 S. Randolph Way, see Toy Story 3 and participate in fun and games for they whole family. The activities begin at 5:30 p.m., and admission is free. Visit www.saaca.org for more information.
Parents don’t need to wait until their children are heading to kindergarten to incorporate learning into their everyday lives. In fact, the sooner they start, the better, as studies show that younger minds are better able to absorb new information.
Want to win an iPad Mini before the holidays? What about a custom-made necklace and bracelet, or a family four pack to visit Out of Africa in Sedona? This year, The Explorer is collecting toys and goodies for the children at the University Medical Center Diamond Children’s Center. The Diamond Center has children of all ages from newborn, to pre-teens, to teenagers who are often overlooked in medical centers.
Last year, The Explorer Newspaper asked readers to take some time and donate food or toys to our office, which were then taken to local organizations to help the underprivileged have a nicer holiday.
Given its record-shattering opening weekend, the fact that “Marvel’s The Avengers” recently surpassed the $1 billion mark worldwide comes as no surprise.