Silly Summertime Sensory Play That Only Cost Pennies

Silly Summertime Sensory Play That Only Cost Pennies(Written by Tracey Louis) Parents of busy toddlers and pre-school children are often kept on their toes trying to find fun, engaging and affordable activities to keep the kiddos occupied.  Kids learn so much through their play; it is how they discover the world and develop their coordination, ability to focus, body awareness and many other skills that translate to more social, intellectual and emotion success as they grow up.  Sensory play (play activities that engage the five senses: smell, sight, sound, taste and touch) are ideal for developing these skills.

Summertime brings the perfect weather to take sensory play outside.  Kids get to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, and clean up is a snap for parents who can just hose off the messy evidence of a fun play session afterward.  Here’s four sensory play activities that will keep kids happy and won’t break the bank (in fact, many of the materials can easily be found around the house or at the 99 cent store).  [Read more...]

Thank Your Dad This Father’s Day

Thank Your Dad This Fathers Day(Written by Pheobe Johnson) Working long and tiring hours to provide their kids with the best food, healthcare and education is no easy task but each day 70 million fathers across the nation accomplish that mission. Their involvement in a child’s life and his upbringing can have a profound impact on how he turns out as a person, which basically means a healthy relationship with your father can make all the difference.

Father’s Day is our way of thanking our dads for all they have sacrificed for our wellbeing, and while a single day to appreciate your dad may not be enough; it certainly gives us an opportunity to do something special. A look at our Father’s Day infographic will reveal that despite their busy schedules where they are trying to earn a living for their family, a massive 32% of the fathers still took time out to take care of their children and help them will their homework. That’s saying something. [Read more...]

How Technology Class Help Kids In Developing Their Career

How Technology Class Help Kids In Developing Their Career(Written by Jimmy Sorenson) If you are a parent of a young pre-teen or a school going teenager, this article is aimed at equipping you with the necessary information about the kind of after school or summer camps that will benefit your children the most.

Fortunately, the children of today have many more options and opportunities than you had at your time. For, after school programs are no longer confined to just sports, music, and dancing; they have new and advanced courses on the latest technologies that can help children with their careers, besides being major soft skill enhancers. [Read more...]

Bring Back Nigeria’s 200 Missing School Girls

Bring Back Nigerias 200 Missing School Girls

We believe that all children should have access to education.

(Written by Ify E) In Nigeria, over 200 girls were recently abducted from their boarding school and plans are reported of them being sold as brides for $ 12 each. We need the world to unite in efforts to save them.

The abducted young girls are being affected by a conflict they did not create, and their voices need to be heard. It can only be imagined, what these over 200 girls are going through.

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The group Boko Haram has repeatedly said girls should not be educated. We believe that all children should have access to education, boy or girl. We urge all World Leaders to help by doing more to ensure the safe return of thesis girls. [Read more...]

Six Ways To Protect Your Kids From The Flu

Six Ways To Protect Your Kids From The Flu(Written by Holly Chavez) There’s a lot of media coverage and misinformation going around about the flu, and there is always some scary statistic discussed that makes moms wonder if there is anything they can do to prevent their toddler from getting it. Likewise, there are many questions that moms want answered about the flu such as: is my toddler old enough to get a flu shot? Are flu shots safe? Can the flu shot actually cause my toddler to get the flu? How long will it take before it becomes effective after they get it?  [Read more...]

Advice For New Parents: Learn About Prenatal Care

Advice For New Parents: Learn About Prenatal Care (Written by Carlo Chapelle and Edited by Elle Yi) Being pregnant is an amazing and exciting experience and prenatal care is just one of the exciting aspects of being pregnant. Enjoy your pregnancy and make the best out of your prenatal care visits.

Your health care specialist can become a great mentor assisting you with all your questions and teaching you a wealth of knowledge which will help you enjoy your pregnancy to the full.

Take advantage of these prenatal care visits as an opportunity to bond, not only with your baby but also with your partner. Encourage him to come along with you and to actively take part by voicing his concerns and questions. Can you imagine what a special moment both of you can share when listening to your baby’s heart rate or at your first ultrasound?

Statistically, women who ensure to attend these visits are less likely to encounter problems in their pregnancy as every aspect of their pregnancy is closely monitored at every stage by health care professionals. Here are advice for new parents and some of the reasons why moms-to-be must take their prenatal care visits seriously: [Read more...]

The Best Pets For Kids: Choosing Your Child’s First Pet

The Best Pets For Kids: Choosing Your Childs First Pet(Written by Thor Neighbour) Dogs have various personalities and character traits so when you choose your dog; you should take these factors into account. For example, you may prefer a small breed over a large one, or one with long hair as opposed to short hair. Labrador Retrievers, for example, have been found to be a good fit for children and families so you may decide that they are the most suitable breed.

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Top 5 Movie Choices For Kids In 2014

Top 5 Movie Choices For Kids In 2014

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(Written by Jona Javier) Knowing what to get the kids at Christmas time can be tricky. However, if there’s one safe bet, it’s entertaining movies. Youngsters love getting engrossed in a story with their favorite characters and there are plenty to choose from online and in stores this year. Here are five of the best movies for kids in 2014.

One of the most popular BluRay movies this year is Monsters University from Disney/Pixar. This animated comedy is great for all ages and even better in high definition. It centers on the character of Mike Wazowski, whose voice is provided by Billy Crystal. He has long dreamed of becoming a scarer, but during his first semester at Monsters University, his plans go quickly awry when he meets James P. Sullivan [Read more...]

How To Get Children To Help With The Chores

(Written by Suzie Newton) The task of balancing being a parent, keeping your children occupied and home in tip top squeaky clean condition can be a never ending chore in itself. We all know how though they are little angels or little monkey’s the majority of the time they tend to add to the mess and aren’t quite as enthusiastic to clean it up leaving it often for mum and dad to do.

What with games, toys, clothes and more laying about the house there no need for you to pull your hair out in frustration anymore, this infographic is sure to offer you a definitive guide to getting your kids to help around the house, see the benefits of helping out mum and dad and pull their weight with the chores making cleaning your home and keeping it tidy a fun and rewarding activity. Like the saying goes more pairs of hands make for lighter work and often it’s that little bit of extra help for mum and dad that can not only get the cleaning done faster but leave time left over to spend together.  Follow each of these easy steps and you’ll have your kids ready and raring to help out with the cleaning in no time at all. [Read more...]

Recess Is More Than Play Tim: Learn Through Play

Recess Is More Than Play Tim: Learn Through Play(Written by David Reeves) Common core standards in schools have become more rigorous over the past few years. Required tests have made the school year a busy time while teachers rush and struggle to prepare their students. Because of this recess is often getting cut out of a child’s day. Many parents and professionals are saying that the benefits from school recess range farther than just expelling pent-up energy, and that it should be required to be scheduled into their child’s day at school every day.

Unstructured free play with peers in the form of recess provides an educational experience all its own. On the playground children are able to develop their individual identity and personality traits as well as improve their self-esteem. Recess can be much more than play time and can improve not only a child’s self control but also their behavior, their concentration and their grades.

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