Children’s Reading and The Internet

Has the Internet Changed the Way Children Learn to Read?

Five years ago twins arrived in my daughter’s household. Although their arrival turned their parents and grandparents lives upside down, their sister, at the time four, took their arrival in stride. What has this to do with learning to read, you may well ask? Because Mum …

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PRETEND PLAY

PRETEND PLAY IN CHILDREN

Our high tech world is taking away the ability for children to pretend play. From a very young age children are handed interactive electronic toys and gadgets to amuse them. They don’t have to imagine a fairy or a monster; these figures are portrayed live on a screen. It is important for …

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Breastfeeding

Guilty about Not Being Able to Breastfeed?

Some mothers are unable to breastfeed. The mothers that are unable to breastfeed go through terrible guilt. Unfortunately, the mother has tried and tried to breastfeed, but it is impossible. These mothers just don’t produce breast milk. The mothers have tried taking medicine that will help the mothers produce …

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Crying Baby and Sleep

Should You Let Your Baby Cry Themselves to Sleep? Guest Post

Many parents struggle with the idea of letting their baby cry themselves to sleep. Some parents think it is cruel to do while other parents are at a loss of what to do when they have tried everything and their baby still won’t go to …

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Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories: Why and When?

Some of the best time spent with my children was when I was reading them their bedtime stories. It happened every night at the same time. The children knew that once the story was over, and then it was lights out and time to go to sleep.

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Selecting Toys for your Child

What to Consider When Selecting Toys for your Child

When trying to find appropriate toys for your children, you will find that there are so many choices your head will spin. It is sometimes hard to separate the current hyped toys to the evergreen toys that will last. It is helpful to pick toys that will …

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The Use of Pacifiers

Pacifiers-Should You Use Them?

New parents are always wondering and asking should they use pacifiers. Being a new parent, one of the highest priority is keeping your baby comforted and content. Many babies can be soothed with just a soft rocking, while some babies prefer to suck. It seems that some babies are only comforted when …

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Holiday Travelling With Children

Holiday Travelling With Children

We are just a few short weeks away from some major holiday travelling. The American Thanksgiving time sees the majority of families visiting their loved ones. It does not matter if the travel is by car, plane, train, or bus, it can be a stressful time especially for small children. These youngsters …

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Sleep For Back To School Days

Steps for Getting your Kiddo’s Sleep Back on Track for the First Day of School

Post By: Jill Parker, Sweet Dreams

If you are like my family, you have enjoyed every minute of the fabulous weather we have had this summer! If you are like us, while enjoying the weather and family time, you have watched …

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Bike Safety

Bike Safety – The Rules of the Road

One of the most fun things about summer is that children can get out of the house and play with their friends. For parents and grandparents, this is a fun time where we can be outside with our children to teach them how to do many fun activities …

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Management of Children’s Toys

Get the Most Enjoyment from Toys

In most North American homes there is an abundance of toys. Our children often have more toys than they can possibly use. Our society has lost sight of the idea that less is better. If careful thought is not given to how to handle the toys they become a jumble …

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Bike Safety

Cycling is not only great exercise, it is also fantastic fun. What better way to get out and enjoy the great outdoors than on a bicycle? Biking has been the great American sport since the very first bicycle models came on the scene in the early 1800s and the charm of the sport has never faded. …

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