(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...]
(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...]
(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.
(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...]
(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...]
(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.
(Written by Christie Benson) Playing games is the most important activity for children to develop creative skills. It is a fact that games offer fun and entertainment. In this busy world, parents find less time to spend time with their children. They find it hard to balance their work at office as well as home schedules. But it is quiet essential that parents need to spend their quality time with their kids as your child also needs time with you to relax and play. This also helps to build strong family bonds, which can last for a lifetime.
Children enjoy playing which is enjoyable and spontaneous. They also can learn social and motor skills and also cognitive thinking. Researches proved that play helps in the brain development by stimulating the brain through the formation of connections between nerve cells. Board games are very popular which were actually meant to be pass time, but actually are healthy, nurturing the brain’s motor functions etc. There are some important board games for kids that children must play to develop in to a sharp and brilliant student. They are as follows: [Read more...]
(Written by Danielle Sephton) The idea of a holiday seems to always be jetting abroad and getting away from home. But the UK has so many great holiday destinations at which you can build treasurable family memories time and time again, without the large costs and stress of lengthy travel.
You don’t need to spend an extortionate amount of money to enjoy a holiday. Read on to see the great holidays the UK has to offer!
There are hundreds of great caravan holiday parks located in the coastal areas of the UK. If you wish to have a traditional British holiday playing on the beach, making sandcastles, eating continental fish and chips and whippy ice cream, then there is no better place than a caravan on the coast! [Read more...]
With recent blockbusters such as Avengers Assemble and The Dark Knight Rises, superheroes are definitely back in style – providing an ideal theme for a kid’s party. Their great outfits make dressing up a possibility, and with so many superheroes protecting Earth the inspiration is endless. [Read more...]
(Written by Abby Evans) For a child, learning to play an instrument can provide benefits that last a lifetime. Increased confidence and aptitude for learning are just the beginning of the list. If you’re like most parents however, finding the right tools to get them started can be a daunting task. How do I find the right instructors? Will they come to me? What if my child changes instruments? Are there any ways to support them outside of formal lessons? The good news is there are a multitude of educational resources available to you. Even better you don’t have to look any farther than your computer screen to find them. Here are just a few of note. [Read more...]