Cincinnati’s Betts House, Ohio’s oldest brick home, invites parents and kids this summer to come by and enjoy the exhibit Build It!, allowing for hands on activities to introduce the concept of architecture to the next generation. Executive Director Dayle Deardurff joins Jane Durrell to discuss the exhibit, on loan from archKIDecture of Chicago, how it fits into the Betts House mission, and the house’s Family Fun Saturdays.
As a parent, I know that there are few tasks more frustrating than getting your kids to do their chores. However, with the development of this new app, mundane activities such as washing the dishes, taking out the trash or walking the dog can now become more like games.
ChoreMonster, is an online system that allows kids to acquire ‘points’ every time they do a task. Those points can then be redeemed for various goodies. It is a basic and simple reward system that just plain seems to work.
Time for the Sixth Annual Books by the Banks Cincinnati USA Book Festival on Saturday, October 20. This free, family-friendly event features over 100 national and regional authors, panel discussions, book readings and a fun kid’s zone. Mark Perzel talks with two of the event organizers, Melissa Norris and Sandy Bolek, about some of the authors coming this year, the growth of the event, and plans to relocate the event to The Banks.