Sunday, January 21, 2018

Local Six-Year-Old Changes the World … One Bead at a Time

A six-year-old at College Park Elementary in Gautier is changing the world one bead at a time. Her name is Lydia-Kate Jordan. She creates handmade beads from recycled school newsletters and homework and makes bracelets to raise money for Dwell, a nonprofit that helps refugees from countries such as Sudan and Iraq.

Lydia learned to make paper beads from her mom, Kim Jordan, who is a teacher at College Park. I asked where she got the idea to make bracelets and sell them to help others.

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The Family Forum: Lessons Learned from the Terrible Twos

Last year, I had the privilege of being the “Mother’s Day Out” instructor at a small school in Hancock County. Yes, I got to play with two-year-olds all day long; it was all fun and games. As the new teacher, I began my school year thinking, “What can I teach two-year-olds? How to not pick their nose? How to go to the potty? How to share their toys?”

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Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens, and Thanksgiving Dinners

Sometimes folks just need a helping hand, and that’s what food pantries and soup kitchens offer. If you’ve ever had a hard time, you already know the value of such resources. To be sure all coast parents in need are informed, we’ve made a list of helpful, giving places, complete with contact information and a few facts about what is available. Oh, and if you know anyone who’d like to gather for a Thanksgiving meal, you can let them know there’s plenty of holiday cheer to pass around at some of these locations!

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Kid Craft: Edible Thanksgiving “Cornucopia” Place Cards

Often, children -- no matter the age -- get lost in the whirlwind of preparation for a major holiday such as Thanksgiving. They often get stuck with the mundane tasks of cleaning, table-setting, potato peeling, or other tasks that are necessary and appropriate for their skill level, but not much fun.

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Cool Kid: Lydia-Kate Jordan

Our Gulf Coast “Cool Kid” for November, 2015 is Lydia-Kate Jordan. This six-year-old who attends College Park Elementary in Gautier creates handmade beads and makes bracelets to raise money for Dwell, a nonprofit that helps refugees from countries such as Sudan and Iraq. Find out more about Lydia-Kate by reading our feature in this month’s magazine that gives more detail on why she’s so special!

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