Essential Water Safety Tips for Toddlers

Photo credit: pixabay.com     The warm weather brings lots of opportunities to have fun in the water, but it also brings dangers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 10 people in the U.S. die every day from unintentional drowning, and of these, two are children age 14 and under. In ...

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How Summer Affects Kids Learning

      For ages, kids yearn for summer to start as the year end comes near. Summer means warmer weather, outdoor fun, perhaps pool days or family trips too. But it has been proven that summer break is not necessarily beneficial for all children, especially those who do not have access to academic programs ...

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10 Ways to Remind Your Kids You Love Them

10 Ways to Remind Your Kids You Love Them     Send them little surprise notes in their lunchboxes When I was little, nothing beat opening up my lunch bag to find a little note from my mom taped to my little Ziploc bag full of baby carrots. It reminded me she was thinking of me, ...

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5 Fun Dances and Dance Games to Teach Young Kids

Not only is dancing fun for young kids, but it can improve their physical health and boost their social skills, communication skills, and self-esteem. What’s more, teaching your kids how to do these dances—and possibly doing the dance with them—is sure to make for lots of laughs and fun! Here are five easy dances and ...

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Nail Polish

Nail Polish   Nail polish has been prevalent in the American society for many years. It is no surprise though, that the beloved accessory is full of harmful chemicals, given away by the first whiff of strong smell you get when opening a bottle of said product.   According to the Huffington Post (2015), new ...

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7 Things Your Child Can Learn from Having a Pet

Photo credit: maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com From their hilarious antics to their unconditional love, pets light up our lives. And while we adults love our pets dearly, children can have an especially strong bond with animals. Not only do pets provide children with entertainment and affection, but they also teach them about responsibility, compassion, trust, coping with loss, ...

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Refreshing Summer Snacks

  As well all know, summer is near. So is warmer weather, and longer days and children who need to be entertained, and fed of course. Snacking is important for children as their small stomachs need to fill up more frequently because of all the energy they burn! In fact, snacks don’t have to be ...

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How to Teach Your Kids About Cultural Awareness and Diversity

Photo credit: maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com It goes without saying that the world is incredibly diverse and increasingly interconnected. While we adults have the tools to understand and adapt to the differences around us, our kids are still learning. They might see someone that looks different and ask you (maybe loudly) why they look like that. This is ...

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American Heritage Songbook

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Fun Mother-Child Date Ideas for Mother’s Day

Photo credit: maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com   Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday May 14th, and what better day to celebrate (other than a spa day, of course) than a fun “date” with your kids?   From catching a play to sneaking out of the house for breakfast, there are plenty of options. And the good news ...

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Toy Shops are Disappearing in the US

Take a moment to remember the days when kids couldn’t find more happiness than in a toy shop. Knowing they were going to rewarded for their good behavior, good grades, or perhaps to pick out a birthday gift was a very exciting time. I remember walking through the aisles in Toys R Us when I ...

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3 Artistic Play Date Ideas for Preschoolers

Photo credit: AngryJulieMonday on Flickr     Arts and crafts are a great way to keep your children entertained, build their creativity, and boost their motor and problem-solving skills. They’re fun for kids when they’re working on them alone or with mom and dad, but they’re especially enjoyable when they get to do them with ...

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How Birth Order Affects Your Child’s Personality

Photo credit: commons.wikimedia.org     Your sister is a natural leader and always taking care of others; your brother, the most introverted of the bunch, is the peacemaker of the family. And you? You’re fun-loving and adventurous.   Were you and your siblings just born this way? Are these your natural personalities? Or do they ...

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Chia Seeds: Why and how to eat them

  Chia seeds – While them seem tiny and meaningless, let me tell you why they aren’t. Whether you feel like being more healthy yourself, or want to feed them to your children and family, this article is for you. Why should you eat them? According to one of Spoon University’s numerous articles on Chia ...

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Family Road Trips: How to Prepare, Entertain Your Toddler, and Maintain Your Sanity

Photo credit: State Farm on Flickr The good news is that if you’re reading this, you’re still alive—which means you may already have survived a road trip with your toddler. Unfortunately, you may have to partake in one of these adventures again in the future. To ensure that everyone makes it to your destination in ...

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