2008 Family Movie FavoritesThis past year, 2008 brought about many excellent movies for the entire family. There were movies about fearsome animals, movies about interesting adventures, and family movies that took place in another world. With all the great releases this past year, it's definitely hard to choose the best ones. However, if you missed out on some of the family movies of 2008, here's a list of some of the top one's you'll want to see with the whole family as well as the Editor's Pick for the year. 


One of the most exciting movies of the year was definitely Kung Fu Panda. This movie was about a panda bear that was a bit on the clumsy side who later becomes the kung fu hero of the entire city. Of course no one thought Po, the panda, who worked in the noodle shop with his father, would ever become a martial arts hero, although this is what he's dreamed of all his life. When an ancient prophecy finally comes to pass, suddenly Po the Panda realizes he is going to have to save everyone from the destruction that is coming in the future. This is a movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat while bringing the whole family plenty of laughs as well.

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Christmas Tree Cookie - umm umm goodChristmas is just about here and you are probably frantically trying to figure out what you are going to make for exciting Christmas desserts. No doubt you want to pick out something that is going to be tasty, but finding something that can be fun for everyone in the family is definitely a great idea. So, when you are choosing your desserts, make sure that you consider the taste, the way the desserts look, and of course make sure that they are family oriented.

In fact, as you are choosing and making holiday desserts this holiday season, you may want to go with choices that will allow everyone in the family to get involved. Kids often enjoy getting involved with the Christmas baking, and if you can find some recipes that they can help out with, no doubt you'll all have a great time together preparing tasty treats for the holiday season. If you are not sure where to begin or what to prepare, here are several great holiday dessert ideas that you may want to give a try.

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child crafted elfIf you are in search of Christmas craft ideas for kids, you are in the right location. This helpful and creative guide will help introduce you to some fun and exciting crafts that your children are sure to enjoy! There are all kinds of crafts that can be created based on the Christmas theme. Whether you want to create gifts that the child can give to friends and family members, a decorative centerpiece, or simple decorations for the tree or home, there is a Christmas craft that can help you do just that! Here, you will find some Christmas craft ideas for kids that can be enjoyed by children of all ages!

TV Guide Christmas Tree

As a child, I was introduced to the TV Guide Christmas Tree by my mother who discovered information on how to create this Christmas craft in one of her magazines. While I do remember it was a time consuming task, I also remember having a lot of fun with it! There are just a few things that are required to complete this project: an old TV Guide, some spray paint, and a stapler. All the child has to do is fold the pages of the TV Guide down so that it reflects a Christmas tree as far as the slope is concerned. Once all the pages are done, the center pieces can be stapled. Once stapled, the child can spray paint it green, white, blue, red, or any other decorative color that reflects the festive Christmas season! READ More on Christmas Craft Ideas for Kids

Family enjoying dinner togetherIf you have a family, no doubt eating healthy is one of your big concerns. However, with the falling economy, your grocery budget is probably getting tighter and tighter. So, the challenge is to come up with frugal and healthy family dinner recipes that you can feed the entire family. Many people seem to have the idea that eating healthy is more expensive, but it doesn't have to be. You can easily feed a family of four for a couple dollars per plate – even cheaper than you could feed the family at McDonalds.

Feeding your family on a budget is really not as hard as it may seem, especially if you are willing to do a bit of cooking. You don't have to be a great chef to be able to turn out great meals everyone will love without breaking the bank. While you can't expect to have filet mignon each night on a budget, healthy and tasty meals are possible if you are willing to take the time.

Tips for Grocery Shopping on a Budget

In order to be able to create healthy family dishes that don't cost a lot, you are going to have to become a frugal grocery shopper. Eating on a budget all starts out with the way that you shop. So, here are some great tips that will help you grocery shop on a budget. READ More on Frugal and Healthy Family Dinner Recipes

kids can make a differenceThe season of giving is upon us. As our children make their Christmas Lists and dream of what Santa will place under the tree for them Christmas morning. There isn’t a parent that doesn’t want Christmas to be a magical time for their children. But are you doing all you can to make sure that your children understand that this time of year is about more then getting presents, that it is about giving to others?

Most children don’t realize that they can make a big difference in the life of someone else. You don’t have to be an adult. Having a positive impact on the life of another person can be done by another of any age, and it can be the smallest of things. My husband and I are firm believers that it is the small things in life that have the most impact, and we do all we can to instill that in our children. READ More on Kids Can Make a Difference – Teaching Kids Charity

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encouraging creativity by encouraging children to act out a storyThere are several fun games to boost your child’s creativity and intelligence. As a parent, it is absolutely essential that you nurture the natural creativity cycle to ensure stimulation of the senses, and the exploration of the world around your child. Recent studies in the area of creative and intelligent play indicate that the “pretend” play that a child engages in may actually assist in the development of their emotional intelligence, intelligence quotient, and psychological stability. Many professionals in child development have referred to creative play for development as “Imagination Quotient”. Here, you will learn about the fun games that can be engaged in so that the creativity and the intelligence of the child are enhanced.
Drama Encourages Creativity
If you allow your child to engage in dramatic play, it actually contributes to the level of creativity that they have. Every child enjoys dressing up as someone else, and pretending that they are the character that they are dressed as. You should encourage your child to do this. You could read a book together, and then allow the child to choose a character that they like best. Once they have done this, encourage them to dress as this character. Once they do this, you should encourage them to act out the story with a different plot altogether. This can be entertaining, and exciting!READ More on Fun Games to Boost Your Child's Creativity

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Hello, and Happy Turkey Day! From all of us here at More4kids we wish everyone a very happy and safe Thanksgiving. We know that with this economy it is hard for a lot of families this year, and we are not just saying that. The economy has hit us very hard at More4kids. Even if things are not perfect, it is important to reflect on what we have, and to help out those that may be less fortunate than us. No matter how bad things can be they can always be worse. Thanksgiving for me is a time to reflect and be grateful. It is a time for family and friends.

My family and friends are the most important thing to me.  For me I am very happy and grateful to God to have two beautiful and healthy boys, and to have a loving wife which I cherish dearly. I am grateful for having the best mom in the world, a great sister and the best brother and law, niece and nephews one can have.

I have also made so many new friends that I am extremely grateful for. And to all our new friends on the internet service called Twitter, we are privileged to know so many new people and friends.

Perhaps most of all, everyone at More4kids feels extremely blessed and very humbled by the thousands of people that stop by and visit us online here at www.more4kids.info. This site is for you and all families.

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday.Little boy dressed up as a pilgrim

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