How To Make Personalized Items for Kids Birthday Parties Skip

Personalized Items for Kids Birthday Parties
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. Handmade Invites Forego the ordinary […]

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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 child understand the meaning behind […]

Preparing food for a toddler's birthday party
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 put out a platter of […]

How To Make Party Crafts for Toddlerss
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 in a toddler’s mind. Instead, […]

How Parents Modeling Behavior for Preschoolers
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 to you for guidance, and […]

Parents and Communication Skills With Children
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 often makes meanings more understandable […]

Parenting Styles Intimidating for Grandparents
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 and named by University of […]

Reduce Parental Pressure on Children
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, children find themselves forced to […]

Make Parachute Games for Three Year Olds
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 play, too. Basic Games Whenever […]

Making paper plate crafts with your toddler is an ideal
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 equally important to let him […]

Make Paper Cutting Activities for Toddlers
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. As your child enhances his […]

How To Make Painting Techniques for Toddlers
How To Make 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 and art through painting, and […]

Toddlers Make Hand Print Christmas Tree
How Toddlers Make Hand Print Christmas Tree

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 precious hand. If he really […]

The iPhone 4S looks the same in physical design
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 are a voice-activated assistant called […]

How To Overcoming Shyness in Toddlers
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 overcome shyness by paying attention […]

Allergies in Daycare
How to Use Statistics on Allergies in Daycare

You send your little ones to daycare thinking that they will stay safe, have fun, and be well cared for while you are at work. You probably even expect a phone call or two over the years telling you your toddler bit/hit/spit on/yelled at another kid in his class. Sometimes you want to do the […]

How To Solve Overclocking CPU's Problems
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 improve your system’s performance when […]

How To Share Toddlers Outdoor Activities in St. Louis
How To Share Toddlers Outdoor Activities in St. Louis

Your toddlers would much rather be outside where they can run around, have fun and not worry about having to use their inside voices. If you’re really being honest, you probably prefer your toddlers being outside as well, because it means no one is wiping sticky fingers on your couch cushions, playing in the toilet […]

Make Outside Games for Toddlers
How To Make Outside Games for Toddlers Skip

It’s time to get outdoors. The National Association for Sports and Physical Education recommends that toddlers engage in at least 60 minutes of unstructured physical activity and 30 minutes of structured physical activity a day. What is structured activity? Think games, sports, art activities. Whether your child is a perpetual motion machine who needs to […]

How To Share Toddler Outdoor Games Relating to Animals

Your 4-year-old is likely fascinated with animals — perhaps even spending much of the day insisting he is a dog as he barks incessantly and crawls around the house on all fours. Use this love of animals to encourage your child to spend time outdoors as he engages in solo activities or games with his […]

Change Oppositional Behavior in Young Children
How To Change Oppositional Behavior in Young Children Skip

Oppositional behavior in your toddler or preschooler, you say? Why, that’s just one of his typical albeit annoying moods during the course of a day, you respond. It’s perfectly normal to deal with oppositional behavior from age 2 through early adolescence — sorry to say occasional defiance doesn’t end with the terrible twos! If, however, […]

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