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How To Make Phonics Activities for Preschoolers

If the term phonics or “phonemic awarness” sounds more like a medical diagnosis than something you should be teaching your preschooler, fear not: teaching phonics is simply teaching your child about the way letters and sounds form words. Incorporating a few simple games and activities into your daily routine is…

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How to Play Toddler Games for Morning Routines
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How To Make Personalized Toddler Books

Get your child hooked on books during the preschool years and she’ll be on her way to a lifelong love of reading. One way to help your toddler get into reading is to get her into the book, literally. Kids love books they can relate to, and a  personalized picture…

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How To Make Personalized Items for Kids Birthday Parties Skip

You’ve done the birthday-in-a-box thing and rummaged through ordinary party supplies on the store shelves, but you’re looking to give your kiddo’s next birthday party some personalized pizzazz. Turn a cookie-cutter party into something memorable by infusing everything from the invitations to the party favors with a little customized flare….

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Patterns for Children to Make on Ceramic Tiles Skip

Does your toddler or preschooler love to play with salt dough and colorful oil clay? Why not go ahead and expose your little one to real ceramic clay? No, you don’t have to get out the potter’s wheel just yet. Start with something simple, like making patterns on a ceramic…

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How To Make Patriotic Top Hat Crafts for Kids Skip

When you try to teach toddlers and preschoolers about patriotic holidays and celebrations, they might not get it. Instead of talking and reading about what being patriotic means, put together a few fun hands-on crafts related to the theme. Undertaking some crafts related to patriotic top hats can help your…

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How To Make Party Games for Three-Year-Old Kids Skip

Birthday party games for 3-year-olds can be tons of fun, even without much planning or thought. Kids this age just want to play and have fun, and may not be much in the mood to follow elaborate rules. You don’t want to see your carefully-planned out games and activities overlooked…

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How To Make Party Foods for Old Skip

Preparing food for a toddler’s birthday party is an intimidating thought. After all, if trying to get your own toddler to eat is the equivalent of pulling teeth, coming up with a menu that an entire group of toddlers will enjoy is surely impossible. Though it might be tempting to…

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How To Make Party Crafts for Toddlers

So, you’re throwing a party for toddlers. You don’t want the children crying or screaming because they do not have anything to keep them occupied. Avoid this toddler party nightmare by getting prepared the right way. Don’t worry about how the cake or decorations look — that doesn’t really matter…

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How Parents Modeling Behavior for Preschoolers Skip

In the middle of everyday chaos, parents often fall into the “do as I say, not as I do” mode when dealing with their preschoolers. Unfortunately, this sends a mixed message to the child, leaving her confused and unsure about what’s really “right.” At this stage of development, she’s looking…

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How Parents Helping Their Children With Organizational Skills Skip

Between work, school, home and social responsibilities, it’s easy for families to become overwhelmed and fall behind. Kids can feel stressed and frustrated about meeting expectations too. Some families seem to have it covered as they swing by preschool after work, prepare dinner and make it to soccer practice with…

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Parents Dealing With Their Children’s Untimely Death Skip

The despair that follows the untimely death of a child can be debilitating. Though the death of a child can be overwhelming, support systems can help parents make it through the darkness. It will take time, and the process will be painful, but parents can eventually adjust to life without…

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Parents and Communication Skills With Children Using Gestures Skip

People in cultures all over the world use gestures when speaking, which has spawned psychologists, sociologists and cognitive scientists alike to question gestures as they relate to language and cognitive development. Even toddlers use gestures as an effective communication device to get their point across. Adding hand movements to speech…

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How Parenting Styles Intimidating for Grandparents

Grammy and Grampy, Abuelita and Abuelo, Lola and Boppo — they go by different names, but one thing’s the same: They love their grandchildren deeply. Maybe your child’s grandparents know the timeout drill, or maybe they see her twice a year on holidays. The different styles of grandparenting were studied…

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How To Reduce Parental Pressure on Children

When your child shows a natural aptitude for something, it’s normal for you to encourage him to practice that skill, hone it and do even better. Many parents, though, take this encouragement to an unhealthy extreme, without even realizing it. Unable to explore their new skill on their own terms,…

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Parental Characteristics Influencing Child Behavior Skip

If you’ve ever wondered how little kids learn, watch your little one copy your behavior. This could be a scary thing if your kid hears you hit your thumb with a hammer. It’s heartwarming when you hear your kid call someone “honeycake.” Your own behavior — both the good and…

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How To Make Parachute Games for Three Year Olds Skip

What goes up, must come down. Three-year-olds enjoy lifting the silky fabric of the parachute up as high as they can and anticipating it falling to the ground. Parachutes teach 3-year-olds gross motor skills, listening skills and social skills — perhaps it would be a good game for 30-year-olds to…

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How To Make Paper Plate Crafts for Toddlers Skip

Making paper plate crafts with your toddler is an ideal way to spend quality time together and help your child learn creative skills he will use later on. It’s important to remember that toddlers are limited to what they can do themselves, so parent involvement is necessary. However, it is…

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How To Make Paper Mache Easter Projects for Toddlers Skip

A paper mache nest project is an ideal introduction to paper mache for your toddler because it doesn’t have to be neat. Cover a small bowl in plastic wrap and turn it upside-down. Provide your little chick with a bowl of glue and some shredded paper — brown or yellow…

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How To Make Paper Cutting Activities for Toddlers Skip

Cutting with scissors is a complex process for toddlers who are developing their fine motor skills. It can be frustrating to see your little one struggle with cutting, but remember mom, practice makes perfect. To help your toddler become a master of scissors, introduce him to some paper cutting activities….

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How To Painting Techniques for Toddlers

Kids love to paint, and what’s not to love? Bright colors, interesting textures and lots of messy fun! Toddlers may not have the dexterity or desire to use paintbrushes, so let your tots experiment with different painting techniques. They are sure to have a blast exploring the world of color…

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How Cleaning Is An Essential Part Computer Maintenance
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How To Painting a Handprint Christmas Tree for Kids Skip

Your little one seems to grow bigger by the day, and you’d love to capture the moment — if only you could get him to settle down. Around the holidays, making a hand print Christmas tree craft may be the perfect opportunity to spend some time together, while immortalizing his…

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How iPhone 4S is different from the iPhone 4

The iPhone 4S looks the same in physical design to the iPhone 4 and uses much of the same software, but it boasts a handful of new hardware improvements that make it a formidable upgrade for the iPhone power user. Among the changes to the familiar, but faster, iPhone 4S…

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How To Overcoming Shyness in Toddlers

Children are often labeled shy although they just need some time to warm up to new people and situations. Being cautious is a normal part of child development. However, if shyness turns into withdrawal, then it may indicate more serious behavioral problems. Parents can help their toddler build self-esteem and…

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How To Solve Overclocking CPU’s Problems

Even the fastest processors slow down under significant loads, which can happen if you are a serious gamer or power user who likes to keep multiple applications open simultaneously. However, you don’t necessarily have to purchase a better motherboard and CPU, as overclocking the current processor in your computer may…

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Overall Language Development Milestones for Old Skip

As your child grows from a newborn to a toddler, there are certain milestones he’ll meet along the way that will excite you and make you see just how smart he is every single day. One area of development that is crucial to monitor is in the area of language…

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