5 Activities To Encourage A Love Of Math In Your Children
Oftentimes parents invest a lot of money in thick workbooks to teach their kids math. Some children are open to workbooks. Others are not. If your child is bored by workbooks, don't fret. There are plenty of other ways to teach math – and they’re fun!
Board Games Dust off your Monopoly game and your game of Life. Counting money is great practice for learning math. If your child is old enough, ask her be the banker.
Cooking Cooking is a wonderful way to teach addition, multiplication,...
Simple Ways To Teach Your Child About Shapes
Babies are so curious, aren’t they? They seem to want to reach out and touch everything. Whether it’s a toy, stuffed animal, or any object inside your home, they immediately want to feel it or, in some cases, put it in their mouths. Here are 6 tips to help your child recognize shapes.
Babies listen intently to a mother’s voice. They take everything in, like sponges – all of the sights, sounds and especially, the shapes. It is important, then, to communicate what objects are to your child on a...
Cooking Fun Teaches Life Lessons
One of the most fun ways to spend time with your kids is by cooking meals together. You’ve got to prepare meals anyway, so you might as well have spend time with your kids. It’s better than cooking alone, right?
Cooking with kids not only is an easy way to spend quality time, it gives you the opportunity to teach the basic skills that your children will need as adults. There’s nothing sillier than a college student who doesn’t know how to bake a potato. These are simple life skills and are as...
Fun with Children Making Memories on a Budget
by Nicole DeanWhat childhood memories do you hold dear? For me, it was all the times life happened. The little things like playing outside, riding my bike with the wind in my hair, playing at the park, swimming in the lakes, giggling with friends. None of those moments cost a cent, yet they are some of my most treasured memories. Making memories on a budget is very easy to do. Choose any of the ideas below and you'll have a fun-filled time without breaking the bank!Garden - Plant flowers,...
Old Fashioned Ways to Inspire Children
by: Nicole Dean
Walk through any toy store and you will see walls and walls of toys that are loud -- toys that require batteries, have flashing lights, or that look like your child's favorite movie character. What is there for parents who want to raise children with imagination and curiosity? I'll tell you what we do. We choose to fill our houses with the following old-fashioned items.
No house can have enough books. Make sure your house has a representation of great fiction...
Safety Tips For Children Riding Bikes
Riding bikes is a good way to pass a Saturday afternoon in the park or along trails in your neighborhood. It is fun for the entire family. Keep your children protected while they ride their bikes with you or with their friends.
Wear safety gear. Fatal injuries sustained in bicycle accidents are due to the rider not wearing a helmet for protection. Helmets come in all sizes and colors so they can be stylish for the discerning young rider. Helmets should fit the child without being too snug. A...
3 Ways To Inspire A Love Of Reading In Your Children
If your child is showing little interest in reading, there is hope. Sometimes moms and dads have to get sneaky, but you can still turn your child into a reader, even if he is reluctant about it.
1. The Early Bedtime trick. One of my favorite ways to get my kids to read is something they hopefully will not figure out until they have kids of their own. Two words “Early Bedtime”.
You might be wondering how an increase in sleep can help your child to spend more time reading. Well, here's the...
Summer Safety Tips For Children
Summer is a fun time, but it’s also a time when a lot of accidents happen. Here are some ways to keep your children safe this summer.
Water safety. If you have a pool or plan to be around the water at all, then make sure you’ve got all security devices in place. All gates must be locked, and alarms installed, especially if you have non-swimming children at home.
Some general simple rules for children around any body of water are:
1. No running or horseplay near the pool.
2. Kids only...
Old fashioned Ways to Raise Creative Children
Take a stroll through any toy store and you will be bombarded with walls and walls of toys that are just plain LOUD. These toys all require batteries, most have blinding, pulsating lights, some have well-known characters molded or stamped into them, and they all assault the senses and seem to turn our little ones into mindless zombies.
So, what happens to those of us who want to raise children with imagination and curiosity? We make a choice. We fill our houses with some good old fashioned...
Halloween Costumes You Can Make From A Cardboard Box
Do you have a cardboard box that is large enough to fit around your child? If so, you can easily make a costume for your child for Halloween – and save a lot of money in the process.
Start by cutting a hole in the box for your child’s head. Or, if the box is smaller, then you’ll attach straps to the edges of the box when the costume is completed (like suspenders) and fit them over your child’s shoulders. Also, cut arm holes if you aren’t doing the suspender method. Then you’re ready to get...