Art Supplies for Creative Kids
brings joy to life. Stimulate kids' imaginations by having these
inexpensive supplies on hand.
Ways To Inspire Your Kids
through any toy store and you will see walls and walls of toys
that are loud — toys that require batteries, have flashing
lights or look like your child's favorite movie character. But
what about those of us who want to raise children with imagination
and curiosity? I'll tell you what we do. We choose to fill our
houses with some of the following old-fashioned items.
are some frugal entertainment ideas for the whole family. This
is just the tip of the iceberg. Keep your eyes and ears open and
you will find many more opportunities to have fun with your family
without spending a lot of money.
Life Skills With Music
Love, respect and appreciation
for music are easy to share with our children and build life skills
at the same time. During the first years of our child’s
life, musical skills build self-esteem and enhance expression.
Musical rhythms spur motor development. Learning melodies and
words stimulates listening capacity and help children develop
and Your Toddler’s Attention Span
But you won't see an outcry from the mass media
giants in this country. You see, we live in the country where
"Why TV is Good for Kids" appeared as the cover story
in Newsweek Magazine in 2002 — the same Newsweek Magazine
that's owned by the Washington Post Company, which owns a sprawling
cable company and six broadcast stations around the country. No,
you won't hear too much about these important studies from the
Time-Warners of the world. Bad for business, you see. But if you're
the parent of a young child, it's much more than that. It's the
possibility of permanently affecting your child's health.
violent movies, video games, and television programs harmful to
my child’s education?
The answer is “yes”
— experts agree that violent media is harmful to children
and their education. Education is the act of acquiring knowledge;
therefore, any activity that impedes this knowledge acquisition
is undesirable and problematic. There are many factors that contribute
to a child’s education, but popular media such as movies,
video games and television are profoundly influential because
statistics show that the average child spends more time in these
activities above all other activities except for sleep
in the Blink of an Eye
Help children develop a love for
science or nurture their already growing interest with these simple
Easy Way to Start a School Drama Club
You don't need to have an extensive theatre
background to create a theatre group at your child’s school.
All you need to get started is enthusiasm, a few good books or
websites and, of course, this guideline.
I Want to Quit Piano Lessons!
Children just don't have the same level
of concentration that adults do -- or the same level of devotion.
Nor do they realize what is at stake: the possibility of giving
up altogether the chance to develop life-long skills in order
to play soccer, watch more TV, have more play time, not be tied
to a piano bench for 30 minutes a day or not to follow up on the
discipline set forth by the past nine months of lessons.
Readers of Your Future Leaders
Everyone wants their kids
to do well. To that end, we educate them, hover over them and
spend lots of time and money guiding them into a future with no
guarantees. This is all good stuff, but sometimes it's easy to
overlook the simple things that can offer big results for small