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Making the Most of Your SUMMER

It’s no secret that school’s out. There’s a strong possibility that at this exact moment you can hear your child’s voice. There’s an even stronger possibility that your child has already surrendered to his or her most dreaded summer enemy: boredom! However, summer, with all its unplanned hours, is the perfect time to invest in your child.

In eKidz, we want to provide your family with the tools needed to make the most of every teachable moment. This week spend some time simply having fun with your child by making homemade popsicles. While making this easy treat, talk about things your child likes. Learn what makes them smile. Find out what they want to be when they grow up.

Popsicles can be more than a frozen treat – it can be an opportunity for you to show your child just how much you love him or her!

Fruit Popsicle

Ingredients:

1 cup strawberry juice
3 oz plain yourt
1 1/2 oz honey
1 large banana, cut into 1/8-inch rounds

Directions:

  • In a bowl, whisk together the strawberry juice, yogurt and honey until the honey is dissolved.
  • Prepare an ice pop mold according to the manufacturer’s instructions.  For 2-oz pops, place about 5 banana slices along the sides of each slot, then insert the sticks.
  • Slowly pour about 1 1/2 fl. oz of the juice mixture into each slot, reaching just to the fill line.  Tap the pop mold on the countertop to release any air bubbles.
  • Freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions until the mixture is solid, 7-20 minutes.  To test, insert a toothpick near a stick.
  • Remove the ice pops from the mold according to the manufacturer’s instructions.  Repeat to make the remaining ice pops.  Makes (6) 2-oz pops.

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