How Preschool Songs Help Your Child Learn

We have all had the experience of listening to the radio when a song comes on that you haven’t heard in 10, 15, or 20 years. But right away you start to sing along like you heard it yesterday, you don’t miss a single word. Amazing right. Well not really. You probably heard it a hundred times in it’s hay day. Repetition. Kids are no different. Those songs like Wheels on the Bus and The Itsy Bitsy Spider help your child learn simple concepts through repetition. Singing along to these simple songs helps them to become familiar with new words and concepts. The Old McDonald song helps young children learn the sounds that animals make and there are songs that …

How Parents Can Affect Their Children’s Weight

Recent studies have shown that there is an increasing trend in the number of overweight and obese children. In fact, there are estimates that say up to 15% of the children in UK fit this description. It is a sad fact, to say the least. Some experts go so far as to say that because of the children’s bad eating habits and lack of exercise, more and more parents will end up burying their own children. So, what can the parents do about this? Here are eight thoughts to ponder and hopefully take action on. Obesity and excess weight gain are usually a direct result of poor eating habits and lack of exercise. The key here is to provide your …

How Baby Monitors Work

One of the favorite things for parents to do is watching their beautiful baby as he or she is peacefully sleeping. Parents do this partly to make sure they are seeing the gentle rise and fall of their chest that indicates everything is okay. It’s natural for parents to worry about their babies. After putting a baby in his or her bed for a nap or for the evening, parents often come back to check, double-check, and then check on the baby again to make sure everything is okay and for their peace of mind. But, with the many high quality baby monitors available, parents now can have a set of ears in their baby’s room the entire time their …

How ADD Affects Child Education And Schooling

Educating a child with Attention Deficit Disorder may not be an easy process. Although great strides have been made in recognizing the disorder and many school systems have answered the call, many are still antiquated in their procedural methods as well as catering to specific circumstances. How ADD affects a classroom is usually seen before diagnosis takes place. It may be seen in the little girl in the corner, twirling her hair as she looks out the window, or the boy running around the other students snatching books out of their hands. In many cases, it is the teacher that first recognizes an issue with inattentiveness and/or hyperactivity. Seeing the problem is usually considerably easier than correcting it. Once the …

Divorce – How to rebuild your life, how to talk to your children

If your child is young, you will want to talk to them about your divorce with your partner. You may want to leave the talk up to the parent that is closer to the child if they are in their teens or older. A child, at any age, will have an issue with their parents during a divorce. You will want to be careful how you handle the situation because you never know what may happen and what the child might do to react to the divorce. To a small child, divorce is the hardest. Their entire world seems to collapse They will become enraged and scared. They won’t know what to expect, until you talk to them, they will …

How to Protect Uour Child While Surfing Online

It is quite surprising to know that your child has more knowledge about the things that you do as a parent. Many of the children have become addicted to the computers and nearly all the schools have included computers as a subject. However, before letting the child use the internet, it is very important to let the child know about the wrong and the right usage of the internet service. These rules can be discussed with all the family members and can be brought in use with everybody’s consent. How to protect your child when surfing online is not a difficult task. The parents can easily implement some of the ideas that can solve the question of how to protect …

How the Two-way Baby Monitor Benefits You and Your Baby

A baby monitor is a device that is used to check on the baby even if the watcher is not inside the same room. It is extremely helpful; especially to parents who cannot possibly stay by their baby’s side at all times. The most common type used is the audio monitor. This type receives and transmits sounds produced by the baby to a parent unit so moms or dads could hear the activities of the baby and know if there are any problems while they are at a certain distance. Lately, additional features have been placed to these audio monitors, wherein parents could now talk back to their baby. This new feature has proven to be very beneficial to many …

If your baby is in hospital

Baby sickness – is always a hard trial for family, and if the matter concerns baby’s hospitalization, then you can become panic-stricken only at the thought of the fact that a baby will be estranged from his family, painful procedures expect him, and strangers will surround him. Because of hospitalization, a baby can get the whole complex of serious psychological problems, caused by sickness, isolation from home and conditions of hospital. Even adult person experiences stress, when he needs to apply to a doctor and moreover, while necessity of long staying in hospital. Needless to say about baby’s stress! Strange atmosphere, strange people, new, constantly renewed children collective, forced separation from parents, fear of medical procedures – all this is …

Identity Theft’s Young Victims: How to Protect Your Children’s Identities

When we think of identity theft, children are probably not the first victims we might imagine. Unfortunately, more and more kids are being targeted for this crime, and the culprits may not be who you think. Right now, approximately 4% of all identity theft cases involve children, which means roughly 400,000 kids a year are having their futures ruined without their knowledge. 1 In an article on MSNBC.com, a 24-year old man explained that by the age of 10, his identity had been used to accumulate almost $250,000 in debt and to commit a felony. Another victim, a 9-year old boy, received a collection notice for a $2,000 debt. Unlike most identity theft victims, however, these two individuals know exactly …

Ideas for Organizing Your Baby Nursery

Planning a baby nursery is a big job. Organizing the baby nursery can be an even bigger one, especially if you are working with a small room. There are ways to make the most of the space that you have though. Creating adequate storage in the room is important to keeping it organized. Start by organizing the closet. Since baby clothes are much smaller than adult clothes, you can lower the closet rod to be just a few feet from the floor. This will allow more space above the closet rod to install shelving which will give you more storage for other items. Installing a good closet organizer in the closet is another idea for making the most of the …

Ideas for Decorating the Baby Nursery Walls

Planning a baby nursery can be a big job but the decorating aspect of it can be quite fun. There are many great ways that you can accent your baby nursery walls to give the room a personality as unique as your new baby. Remember to keep safety in mind when decorating your nursery walls and to have fun and get creative. Keep in mind that you will be spending a lot of time in the room also, so make it a place that will be enjoyable not only for your new baby but for you as well. Here are some great decorating ideas to consider for your baby’s new room: 1. Purchase a belly casting mold and make a …

Ideas for a Baby Website

Everybody loves babies. They are cute, cuddly and simple adorable. A baby website is a perfect place to share your happiness with your friends and other people who have been blessed with such wonderful little miracles in their life. Your own experience with small little information about the little one and the products they should use must be there in the baby website. A baby website must cover anything and everything related to a baby. From brushing yourself for the baby to breastfeeding to baby names, clothes, baby care, and baby food to teaching your baby the sign language-everything should come within a baby website. Feeding- Getting into a well-structured feeding regime can take several months, with much trial and …

Ideas For Childrens Party Games

Any party, not just children’s parties, will likely be very boring without the fun entertainment and games that go with them. The main reason why kids attend parties is to be entertained. Thus, you don’t have to worry too much about what types of food you’re serving and, instead, focus most of your attention and energies to making sure that you have exciting games and prizes lined up for the young guests. The most common children’s party games include Pin the Tail on the Donkey, Hit the Pinata, and relay races. You can stick to this lineup, but you can also modify these games to fit your theme (if you have one) or to coincide with your child’s gender. For …

I’m One Year Old and Thank Goodness for Sign Language

Hello! I’m one year old and I have just seen a beautiful car go by. Let me tell you how interesting I find this car. I will sign to you the sign language sign for CAR with a big grin on my face. That way, I’ll be able to share this exciting discovery with you – a noisy car just went by – how exciting! Oh – what’s Mommy saying and signing now? It’s a RED CAR. How cool. RED. If Mommy shows me that new sign RED a few more times, I think I’ll be able to use it whenever I want. We’ve just been playing the sign language software. So many interesting words there that I can use …