A mother, grandmother, volunteer, and mompreneur, Kas Winters puts a lifetime of ideas collected from working with hundreds of children into the books she writes for families. Activities are kid-tested and Winters’ family approved for fun, learning, and bringing families together in special ways.

As an author, illustrator, and publisher, Kas, the owner of Winmark Communications, has published almost 100 family books, including many for children and parents. More than 100 authors from all over North America are represented on her extensive Website.

Everything Family offers resources for families and those who help families thrive. These include hundreds of books and gift items for every member, age and interest.

Articles by Kas have appeared in family magazines for years and she writes regular columns for publications. As the “Family Activities Expert” she chats online, does programs at schools, and “playshops” for parents, teachers, and children. www.winmarkcom.com/kaswintersbooks.htm

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Simple and Personal Ways to Say

Valentine’s Day is coming soon! Here are some easy and meaningful ways to help you let family members know they are loved. When expressing our love is a daily part of living, we don’t need a special holiday that packs it all into one day a year, but it’s delightful to say it and show it on Valentine’s Day too. Click here for the full article.
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Simple Ways to Make Your Own Gingerbread House

We had memorable times together and the creativity was terrific. This wasn’t a difficult project, but we made some pretty good messes. At our house, that usually means we had a pretty good time! Click here for the full article.
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Fall is Perfect for Family Storytelling

With so much communication happening electronically, it can be fun to “go back in time” just a few years to telling stories and reading printed books. Storytelling is an ancient art Click here for the full article.
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The Fun of Carving Jack-O-Lanterns

Of all the Halloween traditions, pumpkin carving and decorating seems to be the most universal. It’s great family fun whether you carve one together or each member of the family creates their individual work of art. Click here for the full article.
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Tell Me a Story

Storytelling is an ancient family art that builds relationships. It takes time to tell and listen to a story. This is quality time during which our attention is focused on one another. Click here for the full article.
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Use Organization to Teach Life Long Lessions

Organization! It’s one of those words that many people find scary and youngsters don’t seem to like it at all. Yet, even a few bits of it can reduce stress for parents and kids too. Here are a few ideas that worked for our family and might help yours. Click here for the full article.
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School s Out

In our family, we discovered that making non-specific materials and tools available allowed our children to be creative. That kind of imaginary play worked, not only to keep them busy and productive, but to develop skills, thinking processes, and a sense of accomplishment. Click here for the full article.
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Kas Winters Puppets and Children

Puppets and Children—One Terrific Combination! by Kas Winters, Mother of Family Ideas™ Youngsters identify with puppets and playing with them is a special treat. Of all the workshops I’ve done with students over the years, the ones in which they create their own characters and put on a play using handmade actors get the very best reviews. Ideas for stories seem to come naturally once a child has a mouthpiece in their hand to do the talking. Click here for the full article.
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Watch it Grow

In these days of texting, electronic communication, digital entertainment, and computerized everything, children and others are losing touch with nature. Click here for the full article.
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Words for Families

Words are important for many reasons. When children learn to speak, they have a way to communicate with others. When they read and write they are able to learn and to share their ideas. Click here for the full article.