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7 Nov · Bibi · No Comments

Benefits of Music in Child Development

Did you ever notice when a song you love comes on the radio it immediately improves your mood? It’s just one of the many benefits music has on our lives.   When it comes to kids and music, the benefits are actually mind-blowing. Research has shown that when kids learn to play music, their brains …

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25 Oct · Bibi · No Comments

3 Ways to Help Your Child Outgrow their Pacifier

  The heartfelt sobbing and desperate pointing can only mean one thing: your little one wants their pacifier! Most children learn to find comfort in pacifiers and breaking that habit is difficult.     Good communication, trying new things and consistency will help your child mature and let go of their pacifier.        …

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10 Oct · Bibi · No Comments

3 Easy DIY Kid Instruments

When it comes to musical instruments for kids, you don’t have to go out and spend a fortune. There are plenty of inexpensive DIY ideas out there that will be music to your ears and your wallet. Here are a couple to get you started: Popsicle Stick Harmonica This one requires a limited amount of …

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19 Sep · Bibi · No Comments

How Parents Can Get Involved in Their Preschooler’s Classroom

Photo credit: littlestepsasia.com   Studies have shown that when parents are involved in their children’s education, children are much more likely to succeed. In 2002, the National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools found that when parents and schools work together, students get higher grades, do better on tests, take more advanced classes, …

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4 Aug · Bibi · No Comments

What Behaviors to Expect from Your Toddler

Photo credit: David D/Flickr     Embracing nap time, putting on their own shoes, and sitting for 15 minutes in “circle time” at preschool: Are these behaviors really too much to ask from our 1- to 3-year-olds?   The short answer is yes—sometimes.   Many parents are guilty of overestimating their child’s ability to control …

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26 Jul · Bibi · One Comment

4 Ways Parents Can Help Their Preschoolers Learn Math

Photo credit: r. nial bradshaw/Flickr   Your child is almost never too young to learn basic math principles. In fact, giving young kids a good foundation in basic math literacy can help pave the way for academic success down the road and make day-to-day functioning in the future that much easier (hello, tip calculation).     …

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16 Jun · Bibi · No Comments

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

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 effective? And can timeouts …

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9 Jun · Bibi · One Comment

Easy Father’s Day Gifts Kids Can Make

  One of the best gifts you can receive from your kids is something that they made by hand (especially with you in mind!). So, this Father’s Day consider helping your kids make dad a gift he’ll treasure. From rock paperweights to hand print art, there are lots of fun ideas out there. Here are …

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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

    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 fact, drowning is …

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