|•Recreational Things You Can Do on a Kids Sofa|
Often, you live a harried and hurried life in the pursuit of providing for your children’s needs and wants. For relaxation, you turn to adult recreational outdoor activities like golf that leaves little time for spending time with your children. You tend to forget that the best things in life are free and often fleeting, including your children’s happiness and childhood.
But you can reverse this woeful trend now. In fact, you can start with going down to your children’s level, or more...
•The Second Lives of the Wooden Toy Box
It is a fact of life. With your proper guidance and love aplenty, your child will become a productive adult and pursue an independent life. In his wake, he will leave behind his toys and wooden toy box in your home. You can either give the toys to charity or sell them in a garage sale but whatever will you do with his toy box? Read on and find out.
You can store your out-of-season clothes and unused linens in the wooden toy box! Often, your clothes cabinets can fill to the...
•Toy Boxes as the Perfect Baby Shower Gifts
Do you want to give truly unique baby shower gifts? Then veer away from the usual diaper cakes, baby clothes and baby accessories and think months ahead into the baby’s future with fully accessorized toy boxes! But first, learn what it takes to select the best toy box for your godchild, grandchild, niece and nephew and little family friend.
Style and Storage
Your choice of toy box as gift largely depends on the style preference and the storage requirements of the baby’s parents. You can do...
•When American-Made Toys Are Best
As loving and responsible parents, you only want the best for your children. You want the best education your money can afford, the best upbringing your love can provide, and the best educational toys you can find. In your love, you should always settle for the best and the best are always American-made toys! Find out why.
If you will remember, millions of toys made in China were recalled in 2007 due to high levels of lead. You will recall, too, that these toys were produced for...
•Top Tips on Stocking Kids' Bookcases (And How to Encourage Kids to Read From Them)
Your kids have many entertainment options available to them – cable television, Internet sites, portable games and outdoor activities. However, the most important recreational activity is still reading books simply because reading builds self-confidence and learning skills that will prove valuable in later life.
Along this thought, you have to ensure that your kids’ bookcases are stocked with the right books. You can follow these top tips.
Buy Into Their Interests
You should buy books for...
•Attention, Parents! Look Before You Buy a Children's Outdoor Playset
You have finally decided that you want a children's outdoor playset for your active kids. You realized that a backyard or front yard playset is necessary to protect your children from malicious strangers lurking in the public park and from neighborhood bullies, not to mention that your budget for gas is taking a beating. However, before you actually buy a playset, look for these desirable qualities and conditions necessary for proper installation.
Qualities of a Good Playset
In an oft-quoted...
•Drinking Water Filters Versus Bottled Water: Cost Considerations
Between bottled water and tap water made to pass through drinking water filters, you will almost certainly opt for bottled water. After all, you need not worry about selection, installation, and maintenance of the filters; you can just call the bottled water company and have them deliver to your doorstep the gallons of water you need. And if you want to take it to the next level of luxury in water, you can even have Berg, Evian, Tasmanian Rain and Cloud Juice delivered to you! Now that is...
•Safety Precautions on Kids Riding Toys
Admittedly, kids' riding toys require little by way of safety gear since these are not built for fast speed, all terrains, and long distances. The most speed that pedal cars can achieve is how fast your little child's legs can pump, which can be a brisk walk on your part. And often only within the confines of the neighborhood before the little legs demand a rest! However, there are still safety precautions you must take before actually letting your child ride on his or her pedal car.
•Why You Should Opt For Wooden Children's Table and Chairs For Your Kids' Bedrooms
Admittedly, choosing room furniture for your kids' nurseries and bedrooms is a matter of choice. With the variety of choices out there - plastic or wood, natural or painted, mass manufactured or hand crafted, molded or free-flowing - you will be hard pressed to choose what is best for your children.
However, the best choices often come down to wooden furniture. This is especially true for children's table and chairs, which your children will be using both for play and for study. Here are the...
•Are You a Super (Stressed) Mom? How to Gauge and Relax Through Your Kids' Book Display
You see all these mothers being supermoms. They have kids who excel in academics and in extracurricular activities, and judging from their kids' book display, they are rearing Einsteins. They know how to cook, bake, sew, garden, and decorate. They keep immaculate houses. And to top it all off, they look so put together!
And here you are. Your children are average kids and, judging from your kids' book display, are not bookworms. Your house is not always in presentable condition and you...
•Frazzled From Pediatrician's Visits? Use Pediatric Waiting Room Toys to Your Advantage, Among Other Things
As a mother, you have experienced the highs and lows of visits to the pediatrician's clinic. The highs are when your children are well-behaved, and you get good news that your children are well or will be well again. The lows are when they throw tantrums, shout at clinic staff, and destroy pediatric waiting room toys, all to your consternation and embarrassment. But you can make doctor visits a pleasant trip through these simple tips.
You need to arrive at least 30 minutes before...
•How to Shop For Toys With Your Children to Fill in Their Wood Toy Boxes to Both Your Satisfaction
It is your toy store nightmare. Your child is throwing a tantrum on the store's floor, shrieking his head off, and obnoxiously demanding for that toy. You are helplessly looking on, while you are receiving judgmental glares and piteous looks from other shoppers, which make you want to curl up and hide in the wood toy boxes at home.
Then you start thinking about stuffing your child in his wood toy boxes! But you cannot, so you need to make plans to prevent another toy store nightmare.
•Store That Collection Of Harry Potter Books In Your Kids’ Bookshelves?
Arrange those Harry Potter books starting with the first novel, Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone, to the 7th book, Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows. The saga that begun in 1997 ended in July 2007, but your children don't know that. They want Harry Potter to continue to thrill them with his brave exploits. So keep those books on the kids' bookshelves.
Magic, Wizards, and A Sad Little Boy
Combined in a bedtime story, magic, wizards, and a sad little boy make for spectacular...
•Let It Rain, The Kids Have Their Children's Indoor Playground
Now is the time to stay indoors. Not all kids find this situation promising, especially the little ones who are discovering the big wide world in the front yard. Make it up to them by improvising games and giving them a children's indoor playground. You won't regret spending some money for their indoor entertainment, here's why.
Rainy Day Dialogues
"Mommy may we go out and play?" "No dearies, it's raining. Better go up to your room and watch TV. I have some stuff to go...
•Jack-In-The-Box In Your Children's Toy Box
Remember your Jack-in-the box which you wouldn't trade for a big, shiny blue marble? Nothing could part you from your favorite toy. It always had a special place in your old fashioned children's toy box. Now that you're grown and a parent, you've given your treasure to your little girl. Ah, the memories.
The Jack-in-the-box is a favorite peek-a-boo toy for toddlers. The clown (or Jack) pops out of the box when the music stops. Today's versions have monkeys, poodles, teddy...
•Children’s Furniture: Must-haves For Your Kid’s Bedroom!?
The bedroom is a place of sanctuary for most children. It can be a place where they can think freely, explore their creativity, discover hidden talents, read, or listen to music. That's why, as a parent, it's important to choose children's furniture that your child can totally make use of.
Maximizing Space and Imagination
Make use of every bit of space available in the bedroom. Children love to store a lot of stuff, so there should be a place available for all your child's knick knacks....
•The Magic Of Music, Toy Pianos, And Other Instruments
Music enchants children. Its magic reaches out to them even inside the womb. During the later parts of infancy, they almost always instinctively sway, bounce, or move their heads to its beat. Toddlers garble out nursery songs they hardly understand long before they can read, write, or talk coherently. And as they grow older, they learn how to make up songs.
As much as they love to listen, children love to create music. Whether it's singing off-key, banging a rattle against the wall, or...
•Keep Your Little Patients Entertained With Doctor’s Office Toys?
Show your little patients that a visit to the doctor can be fun and exciting. Trade in the old boring toys for the newest doctor's office toys in the market. There are all kinds of educational toys to keep the children busy and the parents relaxed.
Bring the playground to your clinic
With the right doctor's office toys, visiting the doctor can be something kids look forward to. Stack up on the latest doctor's office toys and you'll be amazed at how much kids respond to it. No, these are not...
•What’s Cool About Countertop Water Coolers??
Blow hot, blow cold. At home or at work, enjoy your favorite drink. RentED or bought, these water coolers make work bearable.
What? Tap Water dispensed hot and cold?
Yes. At work or play, you can have cold tap water anytime, not from the fridge or the hot water bottles, but from cool countertop water coolers. You can even have coffee and cold juice from the same device.
Countertop Water coolers are convenient to have around in the workplace. Workers need not lug their vacuum jugs filled...
•Redecorating Your Child’s Room? Don’t Forget The Kids’ Desk?
Redecorating a child's room can be fun. You can play around a theme and spruce up the room with additional furniture to meet your child's growing needs. Your child is growing up and he or she will need a kids' desk, so don't cross this out from the shopping list.
If a baby has a high chair, why can't the older siblings have their own kids' desk? Like the baby, they need furniture to go with their size. A kids' desk with a matching chair will assure them that everything is all...