Kid Activities
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About Barb Shelby and Consulting


This website was born from a passion of former work. It was a wonderful adventure working in the field of human services and school-age care for almost three decades. Experiences bridged that of Crisis Intervention Counseling, School Age Program Director, Summer Day-Camp Manager, and instructor at Macomb Community College, teaching School-Age Care.  Formerly, work was that of staff trainer at Rochester Community Schools developing curriculum and resource materials for its innovative before-and-after school programs. Rochester's programs served more than 1500 children a year!

Although I have retired and no longer consult in the field of school-age care...strong feelings remain where I believe that as parents and teachers we should do all we can to meet the needs and interests of children!

As the late American actor Danny Kaye said, "Life is a great big canvas, and we should throw all the paint on it we can."  By sharing  ourselves, talents, skills and hobbies in our classrooms, programs and homes, we can give children a gift they will carry into the rest of their lives! 






BESIDES a passion for  "", ...Life is shared with my wonderful and supportive husband, three children, three step-children, thirteen grandchildren and a very large, fat cat who rules the house (Pup pictutred on this page is a fur-friend to whom we often offer care!

It's my thirteen grandchildren, who over the years have tested many of the activities featured on KA! If they didn't like the activity--or if for some reason it didn't work--notes are included in directions...

Family, traveling, dreaming, sunny days, learning, and just 'being' what makes life complete! Going back to what Danny Kaye said, "Life is a great big canvas, and we should throw all the paint on it we can".... and we do!