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19 Jun · Anna Arteaga · No Comments

Fidget Spinner Craze

    Ah, fidget spinners. The latest toy fad to conquer many children’s interests in different countries including the US and Ecuador. Originally marketed as an antidote for attention deficit disorder, autism and anxiety, (Pappas, 2017) they can now be found at Amazon.com, in stores and even on the streets of NYC’s Chinatown for prices …

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16 Jun · Bibi · No Comments

The Negative Effects of Timeouts—And How to Do Them Right

  Photo credit: thestir.cafemom.com Ah, the timeout: the go-to form discipline for countless parents. When your young children are misbehaving, timeouts allow you to show your kids that their actions are inappropriate while at the same time giving yourself a short reprieve from the intense emotions of the moment.     But are timeouts actually …

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2 Jun · Bibi · No Comments

5 Tips for Helping Your Kids Transition from School to Summer

  Photo credit: pexels.com     Summer is just a few weeks away, which means it’s time for family vacations, camp, playdates, and lots of fun. But as exciting as this time is for kids, it’s not always an easy for transition for them—or their families. Parents worry about keeping their kids occupied, maintaining learning, …

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30 May · Bibi · No Comments

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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18 May · Bibi · No Comments

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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14 May · Bibi · No Comments

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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4 May · Bibi · No Comments

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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27 Apr · Bibi · No Comments

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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20 Apr · Bibi · No Comments

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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14 Apr · Bibi · No Comments

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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