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  • How to make easy peasy Jaffa Cakes – cooking with kids

    Montys Monkey Cooking
    Monty The Monkey
    27 Jun 2014 | 1:25 am
    Monty’s Super Easy Jaffa Cake Recipe for kids Hellooooo Monkeys Who doesn’t love a jaffa Read more The post How to make easy peasy Jaffa Cakes – cooking with kids appeared first on Montys Monkey Cooking.
  • Home Cookin': Cherry-Chocolate Summer Sipper

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    Alison Novak
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:43 am
    Summer is a fruit lover's paradise. Locally, I'm enamored by the strawberries from Last Resort Farm and the blueberries from Adam's Berry Farm (now in their new Charlotte location!).… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Get The Sims 2 for free!

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    Matt Purslow
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:46 am
    Looking for a new game to play? Well you can get The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection on PC for free, right now! All you need is a PC and an Origin account, and you could be playing around with the lives of your Sims for the rest of the summer holidays. The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection comes with the main Sims 2 game and all the expansion packs like University, Nightlife, Open For Business, and Pets. This is hundreds of hours of game and you won’t have to pay a penny. You’ll need EA’s Origin service first, so download it from Origin.com. Install it to your PC and then make a…
  • Girls’ Hairstyles – Choosing The Best Haircut for Her Face Shape

    Cozy's Expert Advice
    Cozy
    19 May 2014 | 4:24 pm
    What’s the secret to a super-cute girls’ hairstyle? Choosing the right haircut for her face shape. But sometimes it’s tricky to tell the difference between round, square or heart-shaped. So, I’m going to share a little trick with you that’s tried and true and fun, too. Here’s my little trick to identify her face shape: […]
  • Easy Bedtime Routines for a Happy Child

    Baby sleep Help
    Admin
    4 Jul 2014 | 4:40 am
    Bedtime routines and rituals are very important for most children in establishing positive sleep patterns and in developing a sense of security and stability. Your child will benefit from a set bedtime. Pick a time for bed that is reasonable for your child and which you can consistently provide. Establish a bedtime routine that can provide predictability and a comforting, familiar pattern.  Even an understandable and structured visual pattern can assist this process and can provide reminders and consistency for the whole family. A good bedtime routine will help teach a child to calm down,…
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    Latest Headlines | Science News for Students

  • Some Arctic dinos lived in herds

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:59 am
    Fossil footprints retrieved from Alaska indicate that plant-eating duckbill dinos not only traveled as extended families but also spent their entire lives in the Arctic.
  • Questions for Some Arctic dinos lived in herds

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    SCIENCEBefore reading1.    When you walk barefoot on the sand, you leave behind footprints. If someone saw only those footprints, what might they be able to learn about you?2.    What might you be able to learn about a dinosaur from its footprint?During reading1.    Give three examples of creatures that a vertebrate paleontologist might study.2.    What did the new study confirm about duckbill dinosaurs?3.    What other two creatures, besides the hadrosaurs, left footprints at the Denali site?4.    What are trace fossils?5.    What were the four age groups of dinosaurs…
  • Choosing shocks over contemplation

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    Some people think being alone is unpleasant. In one new study, some found choosing to get a painful shock helped them endure being alone for 15 minutes.
  • Smooshed diamonds: A window into exoplanets?

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Scientists have compressed diamonds more than ever before. Their carbon may give clues to what conditions might be like deep within planets way beyond our solar system.
  • Newy dated footprints: Oldest human tracks?

    21 Jul 2014 | 6:01 am
    These footprints, found nearly a half-century ago, may be almost four times older than first thought, scientists now report.
 
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    Art Projects for Kids

  • Draw a Velociraptor

    Kathy Barbro
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Here’s a tutorial for drawing a Velociraptor. A print friendly PDF may be downloaded HERE.1. Follow the steps on my handout to make the drawing shown.2. Trace the lines with a black marker.3. Color the picture as desired with crayons or colored pencils.
  • Coming Soon – Brand New Look!

    Kathy Barbro
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:34 pm
    I am very excited to announce that my blog will soon have a brand new look! It’s officially turning into a website that will still include my daily blog, but will have room for many other features, such as slide shows, galleries and more. My store will look the same, but there will be many more easy ways to view all my content. Menus with submenus are the best way to find exactly what you want.If you’d like to get my daily updates via email, I recommend using the Bloglovin’ button. And if you’d like to get a newsletter that will be starting next month, that sign up is there as well.
  • NEW! Recycled Art Journal Book 2

    Kathy Barbro
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:13 pm
    I am happy to make my second set of Recycled Art Journal projects available in this new ebook. Each project is designed for the 6″ x 9″ format (see Recycled Art Journal Book 1) and is written for students to follow to complete the project. Some projects are based on the work of famous artists, two use Common Core math standards, and the rest make use of art standards that are appropriate for 2nd – 5th graders. Ten art lessons included in PDF file are:Romero Britto CatFrank Stella DrawingLayered LandscapeThe White HouseMarbles in SpaceCountry BarnKlimt Watercolor Tree3D City…
  • Back to School Portrait

    Kathy Barbro
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:39 am
    Drawing stick people is usually a no-no for older students that are capable of doing more, but I’m thinking it might be fun to make them a starting point for this self-portrait, for the first art class of the year.1. Students draw themselves in the simplest form, lines for arms and legs, simple shapes for clothes.2. The lines are traced with a black Sharpie, and traced again to make them thick.3. Students use a crayon to color in zig-zag format around the entire body. The process is repeated with a different color until the paper is filled up. The inside body is to remain white to create…
  • Recycled Art Journal Book 1

    Kathy Barbro
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:54 pm
    My favorite idea from last year was creating an inexpensive journal system for over 400 students. They provided old cereal boxes for covers, the school provided book rings and I provided the 9" x 12" drawing paper and 2-hole punch. Students would work on 6" x 9" papers each week, and add it to their book when finished. It kept papers organized, created a nice portfolio, and had a lot more completed work than ever before. If you would like all these pages in one convenient file, just visit my PDF Shop HERE. Here’s an overview of the 12 art lessons pages:• Six Art Elements lessons: Line,…
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  • Best of NYC Children's Film Festival Comes to Main Street Landing

    Alison Novak
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    In the mood to take your kids to the movies, but hoping to avoid the summer blockbusters and Disney sequels? You're in luck. On Thursday night, the Burlington Film Society, the Vermont International Film Foundation and Main Street Landing sponsor a showing of the best animated shorts from the New York City International Children's Film Festival at 7 p.m in Burlington. The 12 short films range in length from two to nine minutes and hail from Europe, New Zealand, Australia and the United States. It's an eclectic lineup.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Home Cookin': Cherry-Chocolate Summer Sipper

    Alison Novak
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:43 am
    Summer is a fruit lover's paradise. Locally, I'm enamored by the strawberries from Last Resort Farm and the blueberries from Adam's Berry Farm (now in their new Charlotte location!).… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Day-cations Contest: It's Your Turn!

    Alison Novak
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Every June, July and August, Kids VT recommends family-oriented day trips to help readers take advantage of the lovely but fleeting summer months. For these adventures — which we call Day-cations — we've sent our writers to places including Thunder Road, Burton Island State Park, the Montréal Biodome, Little River State Park... and the list goes on.  Now we want to hear about the excursions that you — our awesome readers — like to take in the summer.  Tell us a little bit about a a place you've visited this summer that's been fun for the whole family.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe…
  • Performing Arts Extravaganza: A Weekend Preview

    Alison Novak
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    In the mood for some theater, dance and circus this weekend? You're in luck.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Set Sail on a Kids Cruise

    Alison Novak
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:46 am
    Have you ever considered taking your kids on a boat ride around Lake Champlain but worried they'd get bored? This upcoming Kids Cruise — hosted by GymKids Academy, Inc. and the Spirit of Ethan Allen III — might be just what you're looking for. At 10 a.m. on August 2, the Spirit of Ethan Allen III disembarks from Burlington's waterfront for an hour and a half spin around the lake.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
 
 
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  • New Non Fiction: A cure for the winter blues.

    Katie
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Well, boys and girls. We have finally entered into the coldest month of the year and have been and/or about to be hit hard with some miserable weather. Have no fair, the library has got a new range of Junior Non Fiction. Nothing but a little ‘Plants vs Zombies, a tribute to the arts and Angry Birds Star Wars and Lego redux!’ to cure the winter blues. Children‘s book of cinema :  Explore the magical, behind-the-scenes world of the movies. “Presents an introduction to the world of cinema. This title tells the story of cinema from silent films of yesteryear to the…
  • Te toa o te rā – Rāapa

    Suezanne
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Tēnei te mihi ki a Anahera, ka pai koe, i whai koe i te kōrero i mua tata atu. Ka taka pai ngā whakaaro i a koutou ngā kaituhi!
  • Māwhai Tuhituhi – Rāpare

    Suezanne
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Kia ora anō tamariki mā Ka haere te paki ki wīwī, ka haere te paki ki wāwā, heoi ko te urupounamu, ka haere te paki ki hea i tēnei rā He whakataetae te Māwhai Tuhituhi. Kua oti kē ngā whiti e whā, kei a koe te ariā o te whiti tuarima. Āpiti atu tō tuhituhi ki te pakiwaitara ia rā, mō ngā rā 21-25 o Hūrae. Mēnā ka hiahia koe ki te uru ki te whakataetae haere ki te whārangi o te māwhai tuhituhi, pāngia te pikitia “māwhai tuhi” ki te taha nei , āpiti tō tuhi ki te wahanga tuhi ki raro nei rānei. Ka whiriwhirihia kotahi te whiti ia rā hei wini i te taonga o te…
  • Ka Mau Te Wehi

    Suezanne
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:17 pm
    Tēnei te mihi ki ngā toa o ngā rā e rua . I te Rāhina ko Huhana te toa, i te Rātū ko Grace te toa. Nga mihi ki a kōrua!
  • Top 10 Non-Fiction for July

    Dusty
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Lego dominates kid’s favourite  non-fiction books this month! 1.   Star Wars by David West Reynolds 2.   Ripley’s believe it or not! by Rosie Alexander 3.   Moshi Monsters by Steve Cleverley 4.   The LEGO movie  by Hannah Dolan 5.   Cool creations in 35 Pieces by Sean Kenney 6.   Moshipedia from Puffin 7.   Lego Star Wars by Simon Beecroft 8.   Guinness world records 2014 by Craig Glenday 9.   Pokemon ultimate handbook by Cris Silvestri 10. Matariki by Melanie Drewery  
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    Holy Meat Balls

  • Solid Ways To Get More Out Of Your Cooking

    Meatball
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    Have you ever eaten something at a five-star restaurant and wanted to buy the secret recipe? Have you tried to create these things yourself at your house? You can use the following information to learn to create the culinary masterpieces you could once only get at a restaurant. Get passionate about your cooking, and you will taste the results in your food. Slowly stir corn starch into simmering sauce to thicken. In a bowl, mix a tablespoon of cornstarch with a couple of tablespoons of water. While stirring, introduce the liquid into your sauce while it is simmering. You need to add this…
  • Home Improvement Tips To Make A Better Home

    Meatball
    19 Jul 2014 | 11:29 pm
    Home improvement is a highly important and personal topic to every home owner. This article can help you avoid past mistakes and start your home improvement tasks off the right way. To keep electric costs down while illuminating your yard, change out your regular porch light for one that has a motion sensor. It is still possible to turn the light on manually, and the sensitivity is adjustable. Small rooms can seem dreary but that can be changed. Get some light in there! Make sure your windows are perfectly clean and pull up the shades. Natural light will make any room feel bigger. Use pale…
  • We’ll Teach You All You Need To Know About Furniture

    Meatball
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Shopping for furniture can be enjoyable if you are knowledgeable about what you are doing. It can be exciting to see all of the available choices but the prices may dampen your spirit. These tips will help you find the furniture you want at a price you can afford. Always test a recliner or rocker before you purchase it. A lot of shoppers do not test this, and are later disappointed at home when they find out that it doesn’t work. You may not be able to have this furniture replaced. Always inspect a sofa’s frame. Look for a board that is at least an inch thick. Your sofa can squeak…
  • Important Tips To Buying Furniture For Your Home

    Meatball
    13 Jul 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Purchasing furniture is something that most people will have to do in their life. All you need is the right information to guide you, so that you can save both money and time. This means you should read this article in its entirety. This will give you the best knowledge for making the best decisions when furniture shopping. Take a spin in that recliner before you purchase it and bring it home. A lot of shoppers do not test this, and are later disappointed at home when they find out that it doesn’t work. It may be hard to get a replacement from certain furniture stores. Furniture that is…
  • This Article Will Teach You About Furniture

    Meatball
    10 Jul 2014 | 2:55 pm
    It is sad to see people go through hard times when shopping for new furniture. That is the reason experts have given their advice in this article. This article has all of the furniture knowledge that you need. There’s no time like the present to start learning! If you are purchasing an older piece of furniture, inspect the underside to ensure that these piece is stable. Looks can be deceiving. Old furniture can sometimes be plagued by dry rot or rust. When you’re thinking of buying furniture for where you live, you need to think carefully about the colors you’re working…
 
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    Pre-K Activities from Familyeducation.com

  • Cloud Watching

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Help your preschooler learn about climate, geography, and weather with this cloud-watching activity.
  • My Neighborhood

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Take a walk with your child and write down all of the things that you think make your neighborhood a special place.
  • Whipped Snow

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    This indoor, warm weather "snow" is a great preschool building tool. And tinting it makes it pretty!
  • Spicy

    21 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Teach your child about spices and smells in this fun activity.
  • Carrots and Beets

    20 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Teach your preschooler how to grow a root vegetable.
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    K-5 Activities from Familyeducation.com

  • Fourteens

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    A game of solitaire that involves removing the deck in pairs of cards that total 14 -- Can you do it?
  • Javelin Throw

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Toothpicks are great javelin practice for little Olympians' hands. Careful with the points!
  • Grid Game

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    In this identification game, children have to find an item that combines the color and characteristic found on the provided grid.
  • Parents Day

    21 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    This activity suggests nice things children can do to show their appreciation for their parents.
  • Senior Center Helper

    20 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    In this activity, children volunteer to help out at a senior center.
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    Doll Diaries

  • Camp Doll Diaries – Make Doll Sushi out of Sculpey

    Char
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Hi girls, Natalie here! What’s your favorite food? Mine has to be sushi – I just love it! What’s your favorite craft supply? Well, I like just about everything, but I love Sculpey clay. I have made the dolls so much food out of Sculpey but I had not made sushi yet. Time to change that! I start with a gray Sculpey clay that has a granite finish. I roll it out until it is about 1/4 of an inch thick then I cut a rectangle out of it. This is going to be the plate for the sushi! Now I take a bright red and mix it with black to make it the same color as crab meat. I form this into…
  • Miniature Cookbook For Doll Sized Chefs

    Laura
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    It is an exciting week at Camp Doll Diaries, filled with inspiration for creating in the kitchen.  With so many great recipes to swap and share, we came up with a cookbook to keep them all in, doll sized of course.  It is easy to make and fun to play with but best of all, it is customizable. You will need to download the printable for the pages and you can do that here or by clicking on the picture below. You will also need 3 pieces of card stock measuring 3 inches by 5 inches and Aleene’s Tacky Tape Runner to put the book together.  If you like the little “COOK” sign, it…
  • Quick Craft – Make A Double Sided Felt Story Board

    Karen
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Karen here and I am sharing with you how to make your own double sided felt story board. I have always loved paper dolls and when my own children were born I was thrilled with all the felt story boards that were on the market. I made them so many felt story boards and characters in the past and today I am putting a dolly spin on it! To make your own you will need: Kunin Felt in Green, Light Blue, Dark Blue,White and one color of your choice 3 sheets of Phoomph (stiff) Scissors Dolly Catalogs or printed images of your dolls (I used American Girl Catalog and Maplelea) Step 1- Assemble all your…
  • Three Dolls and Saige’s Tunic – Who Wore It Best?

    Char
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    We recently purchased Saige’s Tunic Outfit on sale along with her pajamas. Seeing as it has been forever since we did a “Who Wore it Best” post, Natalie and I decided this was a good time to do a new one. Natalie picked out three dolls to use as our models – American Girl Saige, Our Generation Lana and Madame Alexander Doll Company Autumn Mist. The outfit fits all three dolls well – and the top works with the white pants or jeans, too. So, who do you think wore it best? 
  • Camp Doll Diaries: Battle of the Ice Cream Machines – Soft Serve VS Churn Style

    Brandy
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    It’s time to make things interesting! How about a Battle of the Ice Cream Machines? When My Doll’s Life sent me their super cute Ice Cream Cone & Frozen Yogurt Cups Set along with their Sweet Shoppe Reversible Play Scene I knew immediately that I wanted to make a soft serve dispenser and an old fashioned churn style ice cream maker! My inspirations were the soft serve machines you would see in your local ice cream shop and from American Girl Doll Addy’s ice cream maker. For the soft serve machine I used a rectangular paper mache box, scrap cardboard paper, scrap lid from a…
 
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    Science teacher

  • A thousand children

    20 Jul 2014 | 3:28 pm
    I've been teaching a little while, not nearly as long as most teachers my age, but long enough to have a voice now. I think this year I may have my thousandth student.Now while that may not seem like a whole lot, time does add up. I get almost 150 hours of face time per student, so that's about 150,000 hours of contact time total, over 17 years worth.I used to be a pediatrician--I saw way more than 1000 kids, but those who I spent the most time with, well, died. The chronically ill and the dying need a lot of time, and need a lot of love.Healthy kids had no need for me beyond a few vaccines…
  • The phlogiston of education

    20 Jul 2014 | 7:10 am
     Astrology, alchemy, and education theory?If you take a strip of magnesium, a metal, and light it on fire, you will get an incredibly bright white, searing reaction--it's used to give us the brilliant white highlights in fireworks. When you are done, you will have a pile of ashy, powdery stuff. It's no longer metal, you just saw the metal burn up. You just saw incredible amounts of heat and light get released.Would you expect the pile of ash to weigh more, less, or the same as the ribbon of magnesium you started with? The answer is obvious, no?***Until not so long ago, scientists were…
  • Fiddling away our children's lives

    14 Jul 2014 | 7:29 pm
    I'm feeling crabby tonight....Education beyond learning what you needed to get by day to day used to be called elitism.Now it's called getting ready for the global economy.Neither one, by itself, prepares you to live.*** I spent a chunk of a Sunday watching a colony of fiddler crabs from a kayak, once they got used to me ogling them. (If you ever stumble upon a mess of fiddlers, they will disappear in a blink, so quickly you might wonder if you truly saw them. Just sit quietly like you're a stalk of phragmite. Then sit some more. They'll come popping out like Munchkins after Dorothy's first…
  • NGSS and food: starving for accuracy

    12 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    “Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts."Richard Feynman I am trying to get a handle on my seemingly irrational visceral response to the Next Generation Science Standards. I should be lovin' this up, especially since philosophically the folks at NGSS and I are on the same page. The Visigoths of Ignorance are banging on national psyche, and we are teetering on the brink of Age of Magick.I am a bloody mix of superstitions, awe, and and mortality with an inkling of the power of science, and as such may put too much trust in my enteric nervous system ("gut feelings"), but eventually…
  • NGSS, energy, and motion sickness

    12 Jul 2014 | 8:17 am
    I once taught physical science here in New Jersey--some introductory physics, a little bit of chemistry, a whole lot of hands-on experimentation, and a rocket project at the end, where kids designed and built rockets designed to blast raw eggs up a couple hundred feet, then back down again intact. I am a certified biology teacher, but had a year of physics in college, as well as two years of chemistry, and I know my 19th century stuff, more than enough to teach Introductory Science I, a "low level" introductory course to how the physical world works.  Turns out that the NCAA had…
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  • Maine Artisan Bread Fair and a Giveaway for Bakers

    jenniferhazard
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    MP would travel anywhere in Maine for good bread. This Saturday, the Maine Grain Alliance is hosting its annual bread fair with over 60 food vendors from across New England. Even though Skowhegan is an hour-plus drive, the promise of skilled bakers offering wood-fired pizza, decadent pastries, and crusty baguettes is enough for MP to get the family in the car and go. If the promise of delicious breads and pastries weren’t enough, then all of the other fun events are certainly enticing. The talented folks at King Arthur Flour will be on hand to discuss their best baking tips. You’ll also…
  • Kettle Cove

    jenniferhazard
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:08 pm
    After two back-to-back travel weekends, our family decided to start a new summer tradition: Saturday morning breakfasts at a local beach. DP packed hard-boiled eggs, coffee, juice, croissants, and homemade strawberry jam. By 9:00 a.m., all of us were in bathing suits and ready to go. We decided to visit one of our favorite spots: Kettle Cove in Cape Elizabeth. If you haven’t been, Kettle Cove is located at the smaller, quieter end of Crescent Beach. The parking lot is small, so getting there early is key. There is a rocky beach where children can explore the tide pools (CP#1 and #2 love…
  • Strawberry Festival Desserts

    jenniferhazard
    2 Jul 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Every summer, without fail, our family goes to the New Gloucester Strawberry Festival. We make sure to eat a light dinner, so our bellies can handle the humongous desserts that the volunteers at the festival so lovingly create. CP#2 waiting in line – does he look excited or what? The line to choose a dessert gets a little longer each year, but oh, the end result is worth the wait! Visitors can choose a “super” that consists of fresh strawberries, whipped cream, Hodgman’s Vanilla Custard, and a homemade biscuit. Or you can opt out on the biscuit and go for a strawberry sundae. If…
  • An Interview with LEGO Master Model Builder Ian Coffey and a Giveaway

    jenniferhazard
    27 Jun 2014 | 9:56 am
    Twenty-six-year-old LEGO Master Model Builder, Ian Coffey, was in Portland for the Old Port Festival in early June, sharing his incredible building talents with the masses. MP had the opportunity to chat with Ian, learn how he became a LEGO Master Model Builder, and what it’s like to work at the new LEGOLAND® Discovery Center in Boston. Ian in Portland during Old Port Fest. MP: When did you first start building with LEGOs? IC: I started at 3-years old. My older brother played with LEGOs, and I wanted to be just like him. To this day, there’s a very large LEGO city in the basement of my…
  • Brunch at the East Ender and Bug Light

    jenniferhazard
    20 Jun 2014 | 6:34 am
    Last Sunday, we celebrated Father’s Day with brunch at the East Ender in Portland with good friends. Neither family had ever been to the bustling, two story restaurant, and all of us were excited to try the food. If you go, this is a place to indulge in pre-brunch sweets and savories. Our table of hungry kids and adults sampled crispy trout fritters, a homemade, chocolate and banana pop tart, decadent cheddar swirl buns with prosciutto and pepper jelly (MP’s favorite), and simple hushpuppies with maple sour cream. Both families were full before the main course was served. And…
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  • I forgot what day it was and then I walked to the Beer Store. True story.

    Rebecca Cuneo Keenan
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:06 pm
    It’s Saturday! Who ever posts anything on a Saturday? Well, apparently I do now because this blog is the one thing in my life I can make work according to my own warped sense of time. I’d like to put the garbage out but, oh wait, that was yesterday. I forgot. And now I get ... [Read more...]The post I forgot what day it was and then I walked to the Beer Store. True story. appeared first on Playground Confidential.
  • Is it still called being a picky eater if she only eats gourmet foods?

    Rebecca Cuneo Keenan
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:05 am
    “I don’t like macaroni and cheese anymore,” she said out of the blue one morning, putting down her spoon after three bites of cereal because it was getting soggy. Right then. So let’s break this down. Things my five-year-old daughter won’t eat: Kraft Dinner Image source: Getty Images Any pizza that isn’t cheese pizza. Actually, ... [Read more...]The post Is it still called being a picky eater if she only eats gourmet foods? appeared first on Playground Confidential.
  • So I tried something I read on the internet and nearly set my house on fire last night

    Rebecca Cuneo Keenan
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:56 am
    Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet. Wait! I’m not even talking about diagnosing terminal illnesses, magical weight-loss tips, conspiracy theories or anything that aims to debunk established scientific truths. We already know that stuff is crazy. I’m talking about those lists of helpful tips you see everywhere: 18 Ways To Save Time In ... [Read more...]The post So I tried something I read on the internet and nearly set my house on fire last night appeared first on Playground Confidential.
 
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  • iPhone 5 Cases & Passport Wallets

    20 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Finally, an ideal case for your iPhone 5. Not just stylish, but cool and practical as well! These cases are meticulously finished and made of durable leather look-alike material in crisp, solid colors. The unbeatable practicality comes from the solid clip that locks the phone onto the case safely, the removable strap that keeps your hands free when not using the phone yet assures the phone is immediately handy at all times, the card slots for credit or hotel key cards, and the best part: you can take pictures and talk on the phone while the case is closed!   Just this case, your credit…
  • Joint Cafe + Workspace in Bangkok

    19 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Working in a shared space - in a café or a rented-by-the-hour office - is nothing new, but sometimes a concept pops up that is worth a second look. Now into its third week of life, Joint Café + Workspace in Bangkok stands out in its whiteness. We will not speculate on what it will look like after a few months of coffee spills and foot traffic, but for now, it appears inviting like a new notebook, all ready to be filled with people, ideas and inspiration. The space, designed by Thailand’s 56th Studio, is located on the 12th floor of the Asia Hotel’s car park building.
  • 800 m2 Office In An Old Cable Factory - Poland

    16 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We are now officially suffering from office envy and the object of our feelings is located in Poland, in a former cable factory in Zabłocie, a post-industrial district in Kraków. It was designed for the web technology consulting firm u2i by architect and urban planner Justyna Friedberg of Kraków-based Morpho Studio. The obvious breathing room – so often lacking in offices – is clearly evident here. White, ash wood, natural light. Somehow we can imagine thoughts flying freer in a space like this, with this much openness and light.   The real gem of the 800…
  • Luke Shadbolt Ocean Photographs - Purchase Here

    15 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Do you really think there is an interior environment that wouldn’t be made more beautiful, more tranquil, more cool with the addition of a peaceful image of ocean scenery? We don’t think so. Without a doubt, the cure for the visual noise and image overload in our lives comes in the form of a stunning photograph by Luke Shadbolt of the central coast of NSW in Australia. The picture seem like an oil painting, but it is in reality an expertly composed photograph. Imagine a quiet beach, a soft morning breeze on your skin, the scent of the ocean, the sound of the soft waves. This image…
  • Unisex Wrist Watch

    14 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A simple take on the classic time-teller. Featuring a sandblasted, matte-black stainless steel case, with cool grey face and premium tan and black leather band. With Japanese Quartz Movement, Stainless Steel Bezel, Case & Caseback this watch is both beautiful and high quality. $129 - Purchase here
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    Little Food Junction

  • Shark on my plate

    13 Jul 2014 | 10:18 pm
    ~ Shark On my Plate ~ The monsoons have just stepped in the northern part of India. Cool winds accompanied with wonderful gush of shower areperfect to rejuvenate the mind and body from the scorching and soaring temperatures of summer.....The first showers of blissful sunday afternoon surely needed some creative  monsoon snacking and nothing could have been better than involving lil one in making and relishing an edible version of her story book - 'The Great Shark Escape'........Brown bread, carrots, cheese, radish, onion green, pea,…
  • Fathers Day

    16 Jun 2014 | 4:32 am
    ~ Pomegranate Basil Mojito ~  for Fathers Day Fathers are wonderful people...Too little understood, And we do not sing their praises ,as often a we should ....But fathers are just wonderful , in a million different ways To make us happy today and everyday !!! Little Food Junction wishes all fathers  a very Happy Fathers Day.While half the world is still busy celebrating the occasion , we from the other side of the globe would love to share our take for the occasion. The tiny handmade card  accompanied with a cool non alcoholic mojito…
  • Spring Rain

    4 Apr 2014 | 1:28 am
    ~ Spring Rain ~ April has already stepped in!! Its difficult to understand how quickly time flies , its hard to  believe that the new year and christmas bellsrang more than 3 months back! Seems like a few days back  we were decorating the Christmas tree and now easter and summer both are gradually stepping in. The colorful spring flowers are in their last blooms but wait there is something really unusual about this spring, its has been raining quite a lot this time , undoubtedly  the…
  • Happy Holi

    16 Mar 2014 | 7:17 pm
    ~ Happy Holi ~Hope your life is framed with the colors of love and happiness, today and always ....Little Food Junction wishes all its readers a very Happy Holi !! Holi or the festival of colors , is the most fun filled and boisterous of Indian festivals . It is synonymous with aromatic colors, music,delicious treats, fun and play. The warm breeze , the colorful flowers, the fun and frolic  of kids , the smell of aromatic Holi pigment and freshly made sweet treats all beautiful symbolize the advent of spring.The festivities begin…
  • Banana Muffins

    11 Mar 2014 | 5:31 am
    ~ Banana Muffins  ~With all the hustle bustle and fast pace  life of  a metro, I sometimes deeply crave for  simple country life - deep blue skies, the gentle warmth  of morning sun,deep earthy aroma of wet soil and dew drenched crisp blades of wild grass.The city life enriches us with super luxuries and comforts but slyly keeps us away from the little joys of nature ...Amongst this city life my little green area aka the balcony of  apartment  is my best…
 
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    The Kid's Fun Review

  • Popsicle® Printables Fun!

    Linette
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:49 pm
    I’m a Popsicle® ambassador, all opinions are my own. Have you had a chance to check out the Popsicle® Rules For Being a Kid Guidebook yet? We’ve been having a blast with it here this summer! Along with the “rules” there are also some printables your kids will love! I’ve been thinking it would be fun... Continue Reading...The post Popsicle® Printables Fun! appeared first on The Kid's Fun Review.
  • Nestle Girl Scout Crunch S’mores Recipe~ Let’s Get Her To Camp

    Linette
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:59 am
    I’m a regular contributor at Momtastic.com and I’m excited to be working with them right now on a campaign with Nestle Crunch for the Nestle Crunch Girl Scout Bars which are in stores now for a limited time! I used to be a Girl Scout myself, so I know how fun and important the Girl... Continue Reading...The post Nestle Girl Scout Crunch S’mores Recipe~ Let’s Get Her To Camp appeared first on The Kid's Fun Review.
  • Kid’s Camp Out Party Ideas

    Linette
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:55 pm
    Do you love to camp in the great outdoors? Then a camp out party may be the perfect party theme for you. Perfect for boys or girls, this is a party theme that is great for all ages and can be done on a minimal budget. Take a look below at how we created our... Continue Reading...The post Kid’s Camp Out Party Ideas appeared first on The Kid's Fun Review.
  • Kid’s DIY Camp Out Party Decorating Ideas

    Linette
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:05 pm
    If you’re planning a kid’s camp out party this summer, and you’re looking for easy DIY camp out party decorating ideas, we have some to share with you! Since we’ve been talking quite a bit about camping and camp out parties I thought I’d share some quick and easy party decorating ideas. Camp Bunting Banner... Continue Reading...The post Kid’s DIY Camp Out Party Decorating Ideas appeared first on The Kid's Fun Review.
  • Easy S’mores Pops Recipe

    Linette
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:43 pm
    It’s definitely summer outside right now, and it’s the perfect time for a summer camp out with the family, or for your kids to have a fun time with their friends. We’ve been sharing some fun campout party ideas over the last few weeks, today we have a fun recipe for you. If you’re looking... Continue Reading...The post Easy S’mores Pops Recipe appeared first on The Kid's Fun Review.
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    South Shore Mamas

  • Stop & Shop’s 100th Anniversary & Gift Card Giveaway

    busymama
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:08 am
    Stop & Shop is celebrating their anniversary all summer long!
  • The Week Ahead: July 21-27

    busymama
    20 Jul 2014 | 4:26 pm
    See what's happening all around the South Shore this week!
  • Rainy Day Activities for Kids

    busymama
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:25 am
    Rainy day activities you can do right now in your house. Save your sanity!
  • The Week Ahead: July 14-20

    busymama
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:24 am
    This week you can see a free outdoor movie, do a science experiment, hear a story in your PJ’s, get crafty, try kids Zumba or yoga, and so much more. (Psssst, adults, if you’ve been wanting to see the Legoland Discovery Center without kids, you can on Wednesday).
  • 2014 Summer Bucket List

    busymama
    13 Jul 2014 | 7:36 pm
    75 fabulous things to do on the South Shore (and beyond) that will whisk the boredom right out of your summer.
 
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    Listen & Learn Music

  • Summer Projects

    Rachel
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:37 am
    I’ve always been a sucker for a full plate, both in the literal sense (ha!) and when it comes to work-related projects. I wasn’t sure if that would be the case this summer, since last year at this time I was on maternity leave and work was not a high priority. But it turns out that the opposite has been true, and I’ve been lucky to strike a good balance between family time and music therapy. After our weekend summit in California last month, my Music Therapy Pro colleagues and I have stepped up our game. We added a brand-new feature called “Four Corners” in which…
  • {Mama Moment} Being the Parent at Music Class

    Rachel
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    My son Parker has been attending my early childhood music classes since he was just six months old, which I’ve written about here before. Since I’ve always been the teacher, either my mom or my husband has been with him during class. But this month, I’ve had the opportunity to be “the parent” while someone else teaches. Every Tuesday, Parker attends my baby music class with my mom, since I’m the teacher. But immediately following, my colleague Katey Kratz leads the toddler music class. I thought it’d be fun to experience the flip side, so Parker and I…
  • Around the World We Go

    Rachel
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Love, love, loooove this singable story! Big thanks to my teacher friend (and huge supporter of Listen & Learn) Rene for sending me a copy of this book, which I’d previously never heard of. I’ve been getting lots of use out of it lately, and hopefully you can too. Around the World We Go is a beautifully illustrated story by Margaret Wise Brown, the same author who wrote Goodnight Moon (one of several bedtime favorites in our house). The words fit the tune “The Farmer in the Dell” perfectly, but I slowed down the tempo and gave it a bit of a jazzy makeover. Around…
  • Let’s All Wave Hello

    Rachel
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:21 am
    One of the things I love most about offering classes is that when I plan them, I end up writing a bunch of new songs. My current early childhood class was no exception; I wrote no fewer than 10 new songs for it! So over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing them with you. Since these songs were written for babies and toddlers, they are on the simple side. I feel like now that I have a kiddo of my own, I have a much better grasp on what types of songs and activities will go over best with this age group. Parker is really into waving lately, as are his little friends. So naturally, our…
  • {Mama Moment} Coming Full Circle

    Rachel
    26 Jun 2014 | 4:00 am
    The following is a guest post by Jennifer Gossett, MT-BC, NICU MT. Jennifer is a Board-Certified Music Therapist based in Charleston, SC. She ventured into the field of music therapy after a 15-year career as a band director in public and private schools, and opened her private practice, Noteworthy Music Therapy, in 2012. Jennifer and her husband, Kevin, are parents of two sons, ages 12 and 10, each of whom has both special needs and special talents. My sons were born in 2001 and 2004, and both were preemies. My youngest weighed 700 grams at birth, and the Beanie Baby that nurses placed in…
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    Artful Adventures

  • Introducing Snappets

    jude
    3 Jul 2014 | 7:32 am
    A few of you may have seen these around the internet recently, as the inventor, Zachary Opaskar has been trying to raise funds via a Kickstarter project, to put them into full production, so... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Creative Activities with the Kaleidograph

    jude
    22 Jun 2014 | 2:27 pm
    One of the newest additions to Artful Kids is the Kaleidograph. For those of you who haven’t come across this before, the Kaleidograph is a pattern making toy which is very simple in it’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Here Comes Summer

    jude
    1 Jun 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Well I hope so anyway. As the weather has started to improve thoughts go to creative activities suitable for outdoors. Summer is the perfect time for so many creative activities with or without... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Cardboard Creations

    jude
    12 May 2014 | 1:50 pm
    I love the amazing versatility of cardboard. It’s a fantastic material for creativity, being cheap, light, strong, and sustainable. We have lots and lots of it at home, since all the stock for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Hand-Lettered Poster to Print out and Colour

    jude
    4 Apr 2014 | 2:13 pm
    I’ve been taking a bit of an unintentional blogging break since my last post – and I suspect there may be a few more to come. I’m sure I’ve said it before, but trying to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Spanish Playground

  • 7 Speaking Activities for Any Video Clip

    Jenny
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:53 pm
    Video clips with the sound turned off are a wonderful resource for speaking activities. They provide images to talk about, normal settings and lots of repetition. The speaking activities below are fun and easy to do with kids of any age. I started playing games like these with my kids on airplanes. We didn’t get headphones for the movies and instead would comment on what we saw on the screen. The suggestions are roughly in order of increasing difficulty. With the more complicated tasks you can pause the video, although in general I think it is more fun if it keeps going. After all, there…
  • Spanish Reading Comprehension: Dragon Photo

    Jenny
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:26 am
    Isn’t Drago precioso? This photo was one of several taken for another project. I didn’t need it, but it was so cute I wanted to find a way to use it. I decided the picture was perfect for a short Spanish reading comprehension activity for beginning learners. It also makes a fun speaking activity. The photo gives kids learning Spanish a context to help them understand the text. Before you show kids the picture, ask them to imagine a dragon. Brainstorm words they would use to describe a dragon. Show them the photo and read the sentences together. Click here for the full-size photo.
  • Quick Spanish Activities: The Friday Five

    Jenny
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:47 am
    It’s time for the Friday Five! Use these activities for quick Spanish fun this weekend or come back to them whenever you need inspiration. They do not require much preparation, if any, and can be done in a short time. If you want more practice, try two or three of these quick Spanish ideas. 1. Learn Spanish vegetable vocabulary making patterns with this online game from PBSKids. The instructions are fast, but the vegetable words are repeated often. Just drag and drop the right vegetable to make the pattern. 2. Read and listen to this book, Grande y pequeño, on Issuu. 3. Jump rope and…
  • Multicultural Kid Blogs Summer Reading Series

    Jenny
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm
    I am sharing Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/Marisol McDonald no combina as a part of the Read Around the World Summer Reading Series. The series is sponsored by Multicultural Kid Blogs. It is an opportunity to discover wonderful children’s literature and share our favorite multicultural books with other parents and teachers. Along with being a wonderful story, Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/Marisol McDonald no combina is an excellent choice for children learning Spanish. The language is relevant and accessible. The narrative centers the vocabulary on family, clothes, food,…
  • Flip Book in Spanish: Los juguetes

    Jenny
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:39 am
    The verb forms ves and veo are some of the first ones I teach my students. Ver is high-frequency vocabulary and also so useful for games and activities. I made this flip book in Spanish as one of the activities I do to teach ver. It goes with my video, Los juguetes del mercado.  We also read Oso Pardo Oso Pardo and do related activities, make a sticky collage and play lots of games! Download the flip book in Spanish here. The sentence in the book begins En el mercado veo… Then there are six different words that complete the sentence. Kids cut on the dotted lines and then staple the words…
 
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    Red Tricycle

  • Give Back! 7 Family Volunteer Gigs to Do With Your Kids

    rttyadams
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Most kids are familiar with the joy of getting, but if you’re looking to immerse your family in the joy of giving this summer, several area non-profits are ready to help foster the spirit of volunteering in your budding good Samaritans. If having fun while helping others is an appealing combo, have a look at the list below. photo: Portland Fruit Tree Project, courtesy of lawdork via Flickr Creative Commons The Portland Fruit Tree Project The mission at PFTP is to increase access to healthy food and they do it in a fun, community-oriented way. They organize harvesting parties to glean…
  • Day Trip: Where Pioneer History Comes to Life

    rttyadams
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:43 am
    While kiddos in most other areas of the country only get to learn about the Oregon Trail in school, those in the Portland area are lucky enough to live right next to a major piece of vibrant Oregon Trail history. The next time you’re in search of a fun day trip with a lot of history thrown in, check out The End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. The Big Idea Your pint-size pioneers might have even seen the arches and asked about it, if you’ve traveled on I-205 past Oregon City. Those giant curving, metal arches sweeping up into the sky look like the ribcage of some enormous…
  • 5 Summer Pop-Up Shops to Visit With Your Kids ASAP

    rtayrenjc
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    From BBQ to baby dolls, the wares sold at some of the coolest D.C. pop-up shops appeal specifically to the under-10 set and their grown-ups. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the adorable brick and mortars are only temporary (insert sad face). So, what are you waiting for? Assemble your crew and make a mad dash to check out one of these kid-friendly pop-up shops…before it’s too late. Poketo at Nordstrom Tysons Corner (through Aug 3) From greeting cards and jewelry to kids’ toys and home decor, it’s near impossible to not want to buy something from Poketo because…
  • The Most Over-the-Top Playgrounds Near You

    writerredtri
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Urban myth: All playgrounds are created equal. Not true! Chicago and the ‘burbs have some that really go over the top to show you and your crew a good time. We’re talking unbelievable themes and play structures, plus cool add-ons like rope bridges, tire mazes and even faux Viking boats. Click through our album to discover local playgrounds that will stop you in your tracks. What is your favorite playground in Chicago? Let us know in the Comments! — Mistie Lucht x Photos: courtesy of Playground Pointers; Adventure Playground photo courtesy of the Fox Valley Park District
  • Think Local, Buy Local at the Seattle Waterfront Arts Market

    rtlaurendupuis
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Planning on taking a field trip to the waterfront this summer? How about the Seattle Great Wheel or Seattle Aquarium? If playing tourist is on your summer to-do list, you can now add the Seattle Waterfront Arts Market to your list and support local vendors from various Seattle neighborhoods. A win-win for everyone! A New Family Tradition Now in its third year, the Seattle Waterfront Arts Market is like a mini street fair every weekend. Less crowded than Pike Place Market, but with the same local feel, kids and parents will enjoy a break from the summer lines while browsing locally designed…
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    Kinooze

  • Tick Tock Tick Tock – The Clock

    kinooze
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Image Credit: Flickr User bigpresh,via CC Time is forever and it keeps moving. But, when was the first time that humans thought of measuring time? Almost 7000yrs ago, the Hindus (Aryan Civilization) gazed at the sky and measured the time by looking at the position of stars or the Sun. The Egyptians thought of measuring time 6000 years ago. They used sundials or Solar clocks ( eco-friendly huh!) based on the meridian line which represents the north to south direction of a place. This line is determined by the shortest shadow cast by a vertical arm on the background lit by the sun. The meridian…
  • Gnawing Beavers

    kinooze
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:40 pm
    ( Srishti, 8, tells us a few interesting facts about beavers ) Image Credit: Fickr User ingridtaylar,via CC Do you know what castor canadensis are? They are beavers! Beavers are the largest rodent in U.S.A.but are the second biggest rodents in the world. Their scientific name is castor canadensis. Their lifespan is up to 24 years. It is a mammal, not a reptile. A beaver weighs about 60 lbs and is 2-3 feet. Some of their adaptions are that they are great swimmers and they can hold their breath for 15 minutes. Beavers can even shut their nose and ears. Transparent inner eyelids cover…
  • 366 days in an year?

    kinooze
    14 Jul 2014 | 1:51 am
    Image Credit: Flickr User Matt Preston,via CC Macy and Stacy are twins born in the February of 2000. Now, Macy is 4 years old while Stacy is 14! How so? One is a Leap day baby, and the other is not. Did you know that babies born on leap day are called leaplings? Each year has 365 days. But every four years the year has 366 days. This year is called a Leap year. This day is added in the month of February. So instead of having 28 days unlike each year, the Leap year February has 29 days. Now you see that Macy was born February 29, 2000 at 11:56 P.M. Stacy was born 10 minutes later on…
  • Food Chain

    kinooze
    8 Jul 2014 | 12:31 am
    Image Credit: Flickr User Brian Fuller, via CC   All living things must  eat other living things to survive. You see a bird eating a worm. Or you see a lion preying on an innocent looking gazelle. You feel sad and sorry. But the truth is that one living thing must eat some other living thing to survive.  Why is that? Because living things provide energy and we all need energy for survival.   The order where a small living thing is the food for a larger living thing which, in turn, is the food for an even larger living thing is called a food chain. Food chain usually…
  • Mist and Dew

    kinooze
    1 Jul 2014 | 11:29 pm
    Image Credit: Flickr User rnjacobs,via CC Mist.. Is it fog or a small cloud? Well, it could be both. A very thin fog is called mist or cloud on the ground can be mist. Well, how are they formed? When warm air comes in contact with the cold surface, or damp air becomes cold (again coming in contact with the cold surface). Mist formation is highly dependent on the weather. If the temperature goes down a little the mist forms, and as the temperature rises the mist disappears. So how do we know about the thickness of mist? Depends on how far you can see within it. If the visibility is within a…
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    Kids Learn To Blog

  • The Importance Of Creative Writing Programs For Kids

    Patricia Fioriello
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:06 am
    New post from Patricia Fioriello at Kids Learn To Blog. Read more People often say that reading is fundamental and they are exactly right. You cannot do anything with your life without the ability to read. Reading isn’t just fundamental to education, it fundamental to life. While we all understand why reading is so important, I believe that we overlook the need for good writers. When I was in college, the state made it mandatory for all students to pass a statewide writing test. Normally a student takes this test their freshman year of college, I put it off until senior year. Once you…
  • Make a Blog for Kids: Tips To Become A Successful Blogger

    Patricia Fioriello
    11 Jun 2014 | 12:00 am
    New post from Patricia Fioriello at Kids Learn To Blog. Read more Make a blog for kids by following these tips. According to Dr. Patricia Fioriello, the founder of KidsLearnToBlog.com, “In today’s advance world of technology, there really is no explanation for children to not blog. Learning how to make a blog for kids should and must be an active part of education.” Here are ten tips to help make a blog for kids recommended by Dr. Patricia Fioriello for every student and child to become a successful blogger. 1. Kids today use modern technology for just about everything they…
  • Getting On The Right Track To Create The Best Blogs For Kids

    Patricia Fioriello
    22 May 2014 | 11:31 am
    New post from Patricia Fioriello at Kids Learn To Blog. Read more Interested in creating blogs for kids but not sure how to get on the right track? There are lots of blogs around and many of them are geared toward youngsters. It is not easy to create information that is centered on stuff young children will enjoy. If you want to generate the best blogs for kids, it will be a great idea that you should engage in and focus to the details provided here. Kid friendly content One thing you must do when producing blogs for children is to make sure that your content is appropriate for the little…
  • Girl Bloggers: The Rise of Hidden Talent

    Patricia Fioriello
    14 May 2014 | 2:11 pm
    New post from Patricia Fioriello at Kids Learn To Blog. Read more Girl bloggers are on the rise! If you have ever sifted through the ‘blogosphere’, it is easy to note not only the number of blogs, but also the number of girl bloggers. Why is this the case? What has led to a surge in numbers when it comes to girl bloggers who are starting to maximize their talent. It has to do with a number of factors including how girls and blogging connects with the K12 education system in place. Without this system in place, the education would not be there to start such blogs and produce…
  • Girls Who Code: Unleash The Power Of Computer Programming

    Patricia Fioriello
    26 Apr 2014 | 4:51 pm
    New post from Patricia Fioriello at Kids Learn To Blog. Read more When asked to imagine what a computer programmer looks like, most people picture a male in their minds eye. This is unfortunate, since the US demand for computer programmers is only expected to rise and many young women who could be programmers and fill those higher paying positions aren’t taking programming classes and, in particular, are not majoring in the discipline while in college. A sad truth in our society is that only three of every 25 engineers are female. Why is this so? In middle school, the vast majority of…
 
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    Inspiration Laboratories

  • A Piece of Cake Math Lesson

    Trisha
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    This post brought to you by HarperCollins Children’s Books. All opinions are 100% mine. We love pretend play, reading, and learning at Inspiration Laboratories and are happy when we can combine all three. A Piece of Cake by LeUyen Pham inspired a fun cake math lesson that has plenty of room for play. A Piece [...]
  • Kitchen Chemistry Experiment: Make a Cup Cake {Summer Science Series}

    Trisha
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Chemistry is the theme for week 4 of our Summer Science Series with Edventures with Kids. Today we’re doing some kitchen chemistry and baking a cup cake.  Affiliate links are included in this post. Thanks for supporting Inspiration Laboratories! Whopper Cake Whopper Cake by Karma Wilson is a very silly book. Granddad wants to make Grandma’s birthday extra special, [...]
  • 20 Preschool Physics Experiments and Activities

    Trisha
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Physics is one of those science fields that is really easy to study with kids. Many of the basic concepts involve materials you have at home. Young children can begin to understand simple physics concepts. This will help prepare them for future science learning and understanding more complex physics principles. Plus these preschool physics experiments and [...]
  • The Sunday Showcase – Animal Crafts & Activities

    Trisha
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:29 am
    Welcome to the Sunday Showcase! This week I’m featuring Animal Crafts and Activities that were linked up last week.  Craftulate shares toy frog ice cubes. Frogs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails makes a spider paper plate craft. Crystal & Co. has a collection of frog craft projects. 3 Boys and a Dog lists several starfish books for kids. Great [...]
  • Vinyl Wall Map for Aiden’s Room

    Trisha
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:23 am
    I’ve been looking around for vinyl wall art to place above my son’s bed. When decdecals offered to send me some of theirs in exchange for a review, I jumped at the chance. I’m in the process of working on both Lily’s new nursery and Aiden’s room. I wanted Aiden to feel special, too. He got [...]
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    TinkerLab

  • Easy Stop Motion Animation for Beginners

    Rachelle
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:05 pm
    While my girls have been in a little bit of camp this summer, it’s mainly been Camp Mom for our family: local adventures, crafts, and lots and lots of unstructured play. We’re lucky to have some great neighbors with kids, and our girls have been lost in imaginative play that expands beyond the reach of anything I could possibly fabricate for them. However, we’ve had a few mornings filled with creative projects and this stop motion animation project is a winner.  Stop Motion Animation, explained For the uninitiated, stop motion animation is a film making technique that…
  • 20 Inspiring Letter Writing Centers

    Rachelle
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:02 am
    Today we’re sharing some of our favorite ideas for setting up an inspiring letter writing center. If you’re familiar with this blog, you’ll know that I like to move my furniture around. A lot. A few weeks ago I moved our dining table back to the dining room. It’s so very traditional of us! Here’s how the space used to look. And then here’s the dining table (aka work table) in my studio space. With the table in it’s new spot, we were ready for a new Creative Table invitation. Considering my three-year old’s growing interest in letter writing,…
  • Fun Science Experiments: Vinegar and Baking Soda

    Rachelle
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:37 am
    My kids love fun science experiments. While cooking breakfast the other day, my three-year old asked about making concoctions with the breakfast supplies. While I’m all for mixing up ingredients with kids, I wasn’t prepared to have a lot of good food go to waste. So we set up a classic concoction center with some baking soda and vinegar. So much fun! Supplies: Fun Kitchen Science Experiment I’ve included some Amazon affiliate links for your convenience Vinegar - I like this big jug for the convenience of having lots of vinegar on hand for more experiments Baking Soda Tray…
  • Join the TinkerLab Creative Challenges

    Rachelle
    12 Jul 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Every two months we host a Creative Challenge, where we invite you to invite you to create with a common material . The objective of these challenges is toexplore a material’s potential,build creative confidence, encourage invention, and envision new purposes for common objects…. skills that are at the heart of innovation.  Do you want to know more about our creative challenges? This is our 12th challenge! Can I get some applause? To see them all, simply scroll to the bottom of this post. Now I have some big news for you…. If you’ve been following these challenges or…
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    30 Jun 2014 | 1:04 pm
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    Junior Car Designer

  • How To Draw A Nascar Race Car Step By Step

    Roman
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Let’s learn how to draw a race car now. This time is a very cool Nascar car. These cars race in big oval tracks with huge banked corners (up to 30 degrees and a little more). It’s very cool to watch on tv and I bet It’s even cooler in person. Begin with the ground-line and the wheelbase.     The second step is to draw the body. Look at how, at the rear, the lower part is a little taller than the rest of the car.     Next up is the cabin. This is a regular shaped cabin, nothing special. This is because they’re supposed to be based on the production car ( the car…
  • How To Draw A Monster Truck

    Roman
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Welcome to a new Junior Car Designer tutorial. We’ll learn how to draw a monster truck. First draw the ground and two very big wheels. These must be very close to each other. Now draw a rectangle shape just above the wheels. This is the body of the monster truck. Monster trucks have very high ground clearance, almost 10 feet or three meters  sometimes.   The next step is to draw a very small cabin. It’s not actually that small but it looks that way because the rest of the truck is so big.   Draw the door, the windshield and the side window. The door is basically useless because…
  • How To Draw The Batmobile

    Roman
    27 Feb 2014 | 10:17 pm
    This tutorial is one of the coolest yet: How to draw the batmobile for all you kids out there.. I know, maybe you’re a little younger and you weren’t even born when this batmobile came out, but trust me, this is the cool one. So, first we need to draw the wheels. The wheelbase of the batmobile is really long. Now, this step is really hard. Draw the body. Be very patient because there is a lot of stuff here, like the bat-wing and the rather weird front, which is an intake for a turbine. Do your best. From a hard step we go to an easy one. Draw the cabin and a roof scoop at the top.
  • Easy Car Drawing Tutorial For Kids: Taxi Cab

    Roman
    6 Feb 2014 | 7:20 pm
    The winter break is over. Let’s learn how to draw a taxi cab with a very easy step by step tutorial. This is a cartoon car sort of drawing. Of course, the first step is to draw the wheels. The wheelbase is very short for this drawing. I’m sure you’ve been practicing drawing circles, if not, shame on you. Remember, good circles equal cool car drawings. Now draw the body and the wheel on the other side. Make the body fat and short to get that good cartoon look. Draw the –also fat- cabin. You weren’t only supposed to practice drawing circles. Lines too are important. It’s time to…
  • Draw A Racing Car: Funny Car

    Roman
    4 Dec 2013 | 8:42 pm
    We continue the race car drawing tutorials. This one is on how to draw a Funny Car drag racer. Funny cars are one of the most spectacular categories in drag racing. They produce about 8000 hp, accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about half a second and they cover the quarter-mile in less than 5 seconds at more than 330 mph. Draw the wheels. The rear wheel is evidently bigger than the front one. The wheelbase in kinda long. Now draw the body. This cars have a very dramatic wedge shape. Look how much lower the front end is than the rear and. Now it’s time to draw the cabin. It’s very small and…
 
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    it's BABY time!

  • Children Left in Hot Cars: Don’t Let This Be You

    Carol Johnson
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:45 pm
    When I was a child, it wasn’t out of the ordinary for a parent to leave their child in the car for a minute or two while she ran a quick errand. In this day and age that is a big no-no. So many things can happen in those few minutes you’re gone from car-jacking to child abductions; and if your toddler is older, you’d be surprised how quickly than can manage to escape from their car seats! It seems as though you’re hearing more and more stories about children who are forgotten in a vehicle. Think you would never forget your child in the car? Think again!So far, a reported 17 children…
  • The Best Cars for Families of 2014

    Carol Johnson
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    When you are toting around young children there are several factors that come into mind when choosing a vehicle. Safety, of course, should be top priority. There are other features that make certain vehicles more family-friendly than others. You wouldn’t buy a fancy sports car without a back seat when you have more than one little one in tow. I’ve researched some of the top picks in safety and other special features that made the list in best cars for families.My car has definitely seen its better days. I have driven a few different vehicles and know of what qualities I would like in a…
  • Kid Safe Insect Repellents

    Carol Johnson
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:11 am
    Nature has much to offer in all its splendor. There’s nothing like spending quality time in the great outdoors, getting in exercise and taking in the fresh air. Why let pesky bugs and insects spoil that? While there are many products and devices designed to help keep the pests down to a minimum, these usually keep you confined to a specific amount of space they are designed to cover. Bug sprays and repellants offer more freedom to move about wherever while providing protection. I’ve listed below some of the best Deet-free kid safe insect repellents that are safe for protecting…
  • Could It Be Bug Bites or Rash?

    Carol Johnson
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    We are in the midst of summer and that means vacations, camping trips and quality time spent outdoors. With that also come a slew of skin irritations that can occur from bug bites to poison ivy. I’ve seen many parents as of recent with concerns about the red spots that appear on their babies. To shed some light on this I’m going to cover if those skin irritations could be brought on by bug bites or rash.You go out and spend the afternoon enjoying some fun in the sun; the next morning your child wakes up covered with large, itchy, red bumps. I know this all too well from personal…
  • Caring for Baby Teeth: Dental Care Guide

    Carol Johnson
    3 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    There’s nothing cuter than those toothless grins your baby gives you when they smile in delight. For something so precious, you want to give them a healthy start to a mouth full of strong pearly whites. Dental care should start before your baby pops out their first tooth. I have provided answers to common questions concerning caring for baby teeth in this dental care guide.How Soon Should You Start BrushingWhile your baby may not have any teeth yet, it’s never too early to start practicing proper oral hygiene. Babies develop at different rates and some start teething before others, so…
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    Cozy's Expert Advice

  • Super Cute Girls’ Hairstyles for Summer

    Cozy
    28 Jun 2014 | 7:13 am
    Summer is here and hot temps are right around the corner. Our kids will be spending the next two months at camp, hanging out at the beach, or taking advantage of warm weather activities in the city. And we all know what happens… steamy weather not only makes for a bad hair day but can […]
  • What To Do If Your Child Cuts Her Own Hair (Or Someone Else’s)

    Cozy
    3 Jun 2014 | 1:14 pm
      When NPR staff writer Jeff Cohen discovered that his 7-year old daughter Eva had taken a scissors to her little sister’s hair (with dire consequences), he decided to record the girls’ (adorable and hilarious) explanation. And it went viral! The almost 3-minute recording was passed around the web faster than lightening propelling Eva and […]
  • 7 Easy Steps For Trimming Boys’ Hair At Home

    Cozy
    2 Jun 2014 | 12:18 pm
    If you have a boy who’s mad about sports then know how important it is to keep his hair short and off his face, especially in hot weather. And if your child likes a longer, shaggier look, you may find the need to clean it up fast before a special occasion or school photo. Whatever […]
  • Girls’ Hairstyles – Choosing The Best Haircut for Her Face Shape

    Cozy
    19 May 2014 | 4:24 pm
    What’s the secret to a super-cute girls’ hairstyle? Choosing the right haircut for her face shape. But sometimes it’s tricky to tell the difference between round, square or heart-shaped. So, I’m going to share a little trick with you that’s tried and true and fun, too. Here’s my little trick to identify her face shape: […]
  • The Hottest Spring Hair Accessories For Girls

    Cozy
    6 May 2014 | 8:23 am
    Spring has sprung and the little fashionistas in NYC are itching to spruce up their spring wardrobes with the coolest new trends. And, as always, I’ve stocked my salons with the season’s best hair accessories that add an extra helping of cute to any spring outfit. This year I looked to the designer runway shows […]
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    Party Fun Box - Party Fun Box | Everything for a Kid Theme Party!

  • World Snake Day!

    Colleen Butler
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    World Snake Day! We have Snakes: Wind-up Snakes, Wooden Snakes, Sand Snakes, and funny "Rattlesnake Eggs" gags Colleen on Google+
  • Teddy Bears' Picnic!

    Colleen Butler
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    July 10th is the Day that People all over the World have headed to the Park with both a Picnic Lunch and their Teddy Bears in tow. The song was penned by John Walter Bratton and the words were later added by James Kennedy (in 1932). Although it isn't as popular now as before - you should give it a try! we have lots of Picnic Partyware!  Here is a youtube video somebody made with Anne Murray singing this song :) Colleen on Google+
  • Happy 4th of July!

    Colleen Butler
    4 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Happy 4th of July to Our American Neighbours! If you order with us you can take advantage of the difference between the American and Canadian  Dollar Exchange Rates ((Today 100$ American will be 106.35 Canadian). Colleen on Google+
  • Happy Canada Day!

    Colleen Butler
    1 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
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  • Incredible Deal on Fimo Jewellery Sets!

    Colleen Butler
    29 Jun 2014 | 11:54 am
    Over 60% off Retail Price - End of Stock - Final Clearance on Fimo Jewellery Sets Colleen on Google+
 
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    BoxMash

  • iOS App of the Day: Marvel Origins

    Matt Purslow
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    How much do you know about your favourite superheores? Can you tell everyone exactly how Tony Stark became Iron Man? Or how Steve Rogers became strong enough to be Captain America? If you’re looking to prove your knowledge or brush up on your hero trivia, Marvel Origins is the app for you. It’s full of great stories and mini-games, all voiced by the creator of Marvel himself: Stan Lee! The free app comes with the Iron Man: Armored Avenger story, and you can unlock new stories by buying them in the app. Stan Lee will read through the Iron Man story with you and share lots of cool…
  • Aerna is the biggest Minecraft world ever

    Matt Purslow
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Aerna is a multiplayer server for Minecraft that’s aiming to be the biggest and most detailed ever created. It’s a huge fantasy world with all kinds of towns, monuments, and nature areas to explore, and it’s being worked on every day by a group of dedicated Minecraft fans. The map is already 84GB in size, much bigger than normal Minecraft maps. It is 102,400 blocks wide, and contains numerous islands that make up the continents of the Aerna world. The project was originally the work of just two people, but now there is a group of builders creating the world of Aerna.
  • Check out the difference between old and new Pokémon

    Matt Purslow
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    This year’s new Pokémon games are remakes of Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, games that came out on the GameBoy Advance. A lot has changed since the GBA was everyone’s favourite handheld, and graphics are much more amazing these days. Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby will look really different thanks to 3D graphics, and we’ll be able to explore a much more detailed version of the Ruby and Sapphire world than we’ve ever seen before. To show you the difference, reddit user YouDon’tKnowThisUser has put together pictures of scenes from the original games next…
  • Get The Sims 2 for free!

    Matt Purslow
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:46 am
    Looking for a new game to play? Well you can get The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection on PC for free, right now! All you need is a PC and an Origin account, and you could be playing around with the lives of your Sims for the rest of the summer holidays. The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection comes with the main Sims 2 game and all the expansion packs like University, Nightlife, Open For Business, and Pets. This is hundreds of hours of game and you won’t have to pay a penny. You’ll need EA’s Origin service first, so download it from Origin.com. Install it to your PC and then make a…
  • iOS App of the Day: Arcane Battles

    Matt Purslow
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:42 am
    If Candy Crush is your idea of a great time, then Arcane Battles will really thrill you. It’s a Match-3 game, but with a story and fantasy battles to take part in. Every three icons you match makes you attack, cast a spell, or heal yourself, meaning there’s much more at stake than just points and scores! As you fight your way through Arcane Battles you’ll collect new monsters and creatures that will act as your army in battle. They’re a little bit like Pokemon; they will level up and become stronger, and you can even combine two different creatures together to make a single, stronger…
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    crazydadlife.com

  • CDL 022 – How to Share Your Content on Facebook

    Jeff Stephens
    19 Jul 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Last week I talked about Twitter and how you can implement strategies and techniques to effectively share your awesome content. This week I dig into Facebook a little bit and give you more strategies for getting your content in front of your potential audience. You’ll learn quick and easy ways you can share your content on Facebook. We all know how hard it is to gain an audience. We’ve all experienced the sound of crickets … Continue reading → The post CDL 022 – How to Share Your Content on Facebook appeared first on .
  • CDL 021 – How to Effectively Share Content on Twitter

    Jeff Stephens
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    Now that you’ve published that awesome post on your blog and you’ve started to get the word out, how in the world will you use Twitter to help? In this episode, I dig deeper into content sharing on one of the world’s biggest social media platforms out there…Twitter. You’ll learn how Twitter is different than most other social platforms and what that means for your message. I provide 7 effective strategies to share content on … Continue reading → The post CDL 021 – How to Effectively Share Content on Twitter appeared first on .
  • CDL 020 – What To Do After You Hit Publish

    Jeff Stephens
    3 Jul 2014 | 5:37 pm
    You’ve just written perhaps the best thing ever written on the internet. You hit the “publish” button and you sit back and await your fame and fortune. But, nothing happens. Why? Hitting the Publish button, in many ways, is just the first step in creating content. In this episode, I dig into what happens after you hit Publish. This is where the real work starts. You’ll hear 2 key objectives when sharing your content… Don’t … Continue reading → The post CDL 020 – What To Do After You Hit Publish appeared first on .
  • 8 Reasons Why Soccer will be Big in the U.S. and One Reason it May Suffer

    Jeff Stephens
    28 Jun 2014 | 9:01 am
    Since the U.S. is fully engaged with this year’s World Cup, I figured this was the perfect time to share my thoughts on why I believe soccer is at the cusp of mainstream popularity in American culture. I know, I know. Soccer has been talked about for years in terms of gaining popularity, especially during these high profile worldwide tournaments. But, I believe there is something different underway. Here are 8 reasons why soccer will … Continue reading → The post 8 Reasons Why Soccer will be Big in the U.S. and One Reason it May Suffer appeared first on .
  • CDL 019 – A Day in the Life – Parent Entrepreneur

    Jeff Stephens
    26 Jun 2014 | 6:16 am
    People ask me all the time how I balance family, career, and my online platform. They ask what a typical day is like for the parent entrepreneur. In this episode, I give a glimpse into the “typical” day for a parent entrepreneur. I walk you through the day from hitting your alarm clock to setting it for the next day. Along the way, I identify moments where you can inject energy and attention to your … Continue reading → The post CDL 019 – A Day in the Life – Parent Entrepreneur appeared first on .
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    Born To Toddle

  • Taking the Plunge: Use the Holidays to Teach your Child How to Swim

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:14 am
    Getting your little one used to water early in their life is advantageous in a number of ways. Even if time has flown by and your once-tiny baby is now a fully-fledged toddler or child of school-age, it’s never too late to learn how to swim. As schools up and down the country are breaking up for the summer holidays, now would seem like as great a time as any to take the plunge. Whether you are about to jet off to sunnier climes, have a hotel pool to work with or are planning on staying closer to home throughout the month of August, there are plenty of opportunities for your child to be…
  • School's Out for the Summer: So What do you Plan to Do?

    18 Jul 2014 | 1:14 am
    According to the Post Office's annual Parents' Summer Spending Report, the average family spends £460 on entertaining their kids during the summer holidays. A quarter of parents felt under pressure to keep up with what other families were spending on holidays and entertainment. However, this can be very stressful for parents who don't want their children to miss out on enjoying themselves, but face the problem of not being able to afford what it costs to get involved with the activities everyone else seems to be doing. If you are one of those parents worrying about how you are going to keep…
  • Should I be taking my Young Kids to a Summer Festival?

    9 Jul 2014 | 10:39 am
    As time goes by, without the prospect of any children arriving on the scene, it is so easy to simply carry on with the annual tradition of spending one week or weekend each summer at a UK music festival. When the first child is born, young parents so used to doing what they please are left with the dilemma of having to decide whether it is in the little one’s best interests to attend such a large social gathering, especially when camping is involved. The dilemma For experienced festival-goers, this presents a sizeable problem as they may feel guilty for even considering their own desires in…
  • TOUR DE FRANCE COMPETITION !!

    2 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    To celebrate the start of the Tour de France race this Friday, we're giving away this Kiddimoto Red & White Scooter (worth £100) - perfect for preparing your toddler for their journey on two wheels! For your chance to #win this giveaway, simply sign up to receive our newsletter (link at bottom of our homepage http://www.borntotoddle.com/). Closing Date Sunday 13 July 2014. The winner will be picked at random & announced on Monday, 14 July 2014.  Good luck everyone!   Competition Rules Applicants must be over 18 years of age. One entry per household Competition open to UK…
  • Encourage Kids to Play Outdoors this Summer with a Wooden Playhouse

    30 Jun 2014 | 9:17 am
    As the Summer holidays approach, it is worth thinking about what you can do as parents to ensure your kids make the most of the warmer weather. The last thing you would want is for your kids to sit inside and watch television or play on their electronic gadgets all day, especially when the sun is shining outside. However, for some parents, the reality of the situation is that it can be extremely difficult coaxing their children away from their modern entertainment stations. The virtues of playing outside have been covered in our recent feature on the subject and in it we explained how you…
 
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    Montys Monkey Cooking

  • Mango Madness with Monty – easy, beautiful mango dessert

    Monty The Monkey
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:12 am
    Hellooooo Monkeys Today I’m Mango Mad I’m Mango Crazy! I looooove Mangos – and today Read more The post Mango Madness with Monty – easy, beautiful mango dessert appeared first on Montys Monkey Cooking.
  • Cooking Lamb Koftas with Kids

    Monty The Monkey
    12 Jul 2014 | 1:25 am
    Hellooooo Monkeys Today it’s all about LAMB Lamb is such an awesome meat – there Read more The post Cooking Lamb Koftas with Kids appeared first on Montys Monkey Cooking.
  • How to make Kiwi and Sultana Muffins with kids

    Monty The Monkey
    4 Jul 2014 | 8:56 am
    Hellooooo Monkeys Here’s one of my favourite recipes – a Muffin crammed full of delicious Read more The post How to make Kiwi and Sultana Muffins with kids appeared first on Montys Monkey Cooking.
  • How to make easy peasy Jaffa Cakes – cooking with kids

    Monty The Monkey
    27 Jun 2014 | 1:25 am
    Monty’s Super Easy Jaffa Cake Recipe for kids Hellooooo Monkeys Who doesn’t love a jaffa Read more The post How to make easy peasy Jaffa Cakes – cooking with kids appeared first on Montys Monkey Cooking.
  • How to Make Quick Strawberry and Banana Milkshake style iced lollies with kids

    Monty The Monkey
    20 Jun 2014 | 2:13 am
    Monty’s Strawberry and Banana Milkshake style Ice Lollies Hellooooo Monkeys Here’s something to get your Read more The post How to Make Quick Strawberry and Banana Milkshake style iced lollies with kids appeared first on Montys Monkey Cooking.
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    Baby sleep Help

  • Baby Massage and it Connection to Sleeping and Thinking

    Admin
    4 Jul 2014 | 4:48 am
    The task of developing a regular and restful sleep pattern for a new baby is often an exercise in frustration and confusion for many parents.  Research has shown that hospitalized infants grow more rapidly when correctly massaged.  This is due in large part to the fact that massaged babies actually spent more time being quiet and calm, yet alert, and that when they did sleep, it was deep and very restful.  This resulted in a more structured sleep pattern, as well as longer sleeping periods at night. Doing a massage right after getting home from work will help a parent reconnect with baby…
  • Easy Bedtime Routines for a Happy Child

    Admin
    4 Jul 2014 | 4:40 am
    Bedtime routines and rituals are very important for most children in establishing positive sleep patterns and in developing a sense of security and stability. Your child will benefit from a set bedtime. Pick a time for bed that is reasonable for your child and which you can consistently provide. Establish a bedtime routine that can provide predictability and a comforting, familiar pattern.  Even an understandable and structured visual pattern can assist this process and can provide reminders and consistency for the whole family. A good bedtime routine will help teach a child to calm down,…
  • Toddler Sleep Issues 1-2 years old

    Admin
    17 Jun 2014 | 4:56 am
    As your baby gets older and turns into a toddler, they’ll start to need less sleep during the day, but about 11 hours or so at night. You’ll be transitioning to fewer naps and even a cranky tired baby can have difficulty getting to sleep. If your child will to go to bed only if you’re around, he’s forming bad habit that will be hard to break later. The best lesson you can teach him is how to soothe himself to sleep. Follow a nightly bedtime ritual (bath, books, and bed, for example) so he knows what’s expected of him and what to expect at night. You can tell him…
  • 2 methods when your baby won’t sleep

    Admin
    6 Jun 2014 | 7:32 pm
    There are many different methods from the “experts” on dealing with baby sleep problems in your developing baby and child. Again, do what works best for you and what you feel comfortable with.  The Ferber method involves letting the baby cry herself to sleep, on the theory that if you’re firm about bed time, she’ll learn to comfort herself to sleep. This doesn’t mean just plunking the baby down in her crib and walking away. It differs from what you may already be doing in that it encourages you to put the baby in her crib while she’s still awake, so she gets used to…
  • Baby Sleep Issues 8-12 Months old

    Admin
    4 Jun 2014 | 5:15 am
    At the ages of 8-12 months, your baby will begin to need less sleep during the day and should be regularly sleeping through the night.  But there’s also much more activity and stimulation during the day – babies are eating up the world at this stage, they’re learning so much. If you’re feeding him baby food during the day, and decreasing bottles, make the last bottle feeding at night time.  You can also have a bottle in the night to soothe him if he wakes up.  Babies are teething at this time as well, and that can cause them to wake up in discomfort.  You may be weaning…
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    KidNimble

  • Pirates sign 12 year old Cancer Patient to MLB contract

    John Russo
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    The post Pirates sign 12 year old Cancer Patient to MLB contract appeared first on KidNimble.
  • What you SHOULD say to a new parent

    Meghan Kate Dasaro
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:54 am
    I was prepared to be a new parent The day had finally come. I had read all about this. My plan was set. I was prepared! I dropped my dog at “doggy daycare” (because he couldn’t possibly stay home alone). My bag was packed and in the trunk containing all the things I could possibly […] The post What you SHOULD say to a new parent appeared first on KidNimble.
  • Best Summer Camp Care Package!

    John Russo
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:54 am
    Make the Best Summer Camp Care Package! Summer camp is in full swing. Time to send some love from home! Here are 5 tips. 1 Check with the camp rules!! Many camps don’t allow sugary snacks. Some don’t allow phones (not that you’d send a phone!), handheld electronic game devices, or even any toys! Be […] The post Best Summer Camp Care Package! appeared first on KidNimble.
  • Baby Knees – Parenting Comic

    John Russo
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:52 am
    Comic Mike Mullin returns with his funny parenting comic series, “Baby Knees.” See Mike tackle other subjects: Dad crying Chores Dinosaurs KidNimble is a free parent resource, listing over 50,000 classes, camps, and activities all over the world! Try us out today. KidNimble: Your Kid’s Next Great Adventure!   Download this infographic.Embed Our Infographic On […] The post Baby Knees – Parenting Comic appeared first on KidNimble.
 
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  • Mahabharat Stories – Marriage of Draupadi

    outlander80
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:02 am
    In particular, Arjuna was the best friend and disciple of Sri Krishna. Arjuna respected Sri Krishna as his chosen ideal and guide. On the other hand, princess Draupadi had accepted Sri Krishna as her brother and guide. Therefore, Sri Krishna was interested in the marriage of Draupadi.with Arjuna. Draupadi was very brave and beautiful. She was equally intelligent. She put a condition for her marriage. She would wed the prince who would pierce the eye of the rotating wooden fish by looking at its reflection. Accordingly, a pole was erected in the courtyard at the tip of which a rotating device…
  • Mahabharat Stories – Pandavas Get New Kingdom

    outlander80
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:26 am
    Formation of Indraprastha – Kingdom for Pandavas Sri Krishna, Bhishma, Dronacharya and others persuaded Dhritarashtra to recall Pandavas back and give them their rightful half of the kingdom with due honour. Dhritarashtra acceded to their wishes, though somewhat reluctantly. Duryodhana and Uncle Shakuni opposed the idea and Karna maintained that war would be better recourse to settle the issue. dispute should be settled by war. But better sense prevailed, and according to the dictate of king Dhritarashtra part of the kingdom was given to Yudhisthira and his brothers. Khandavavana, a…
  • Mahabharat Stories – Game of Dice

    outlander80
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:37 am
    The day was fixed for the game of dice. On one side sat Duryodhana, uncle Shakuni, and Dushasana while other side was occupied by Yudhisthira and his four brothers. Shakuni would throw dice for Kauravas while Yudhisthira would do the job for Pandavas. Initially a small amount of money and jewelry was put at stake. The dice was rolled and Shakuni won the throw. Thus the game progressed on and on, every time Shakuni came up with requisite number with his magical dice. Yudhisthira was bound to lose as the game was already corrupted by Shakuni. But as a losing gambler, Yudhisthira lost reason and…
  • Mahabharat Stories – Life in Exile – 1

    outlander80
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    Thus losers in the deceitful act of gambling, and insulted by Kauravas, the Pandavas started for their exile in forest. Vidura told Yudhisthira to allow mother Kunti to stay back as she was old and weak. Yudhisthira agreed. Draupadi, however, accompanied her husbands to the forest. A few Brahmins and sage Dhaumya also went with them. The Pandavas reached Kamyak Forest and decided to rest there for a while. The news of their exile reached Sri Krishna, the ruler of Dwaraka. He was related to Pandavas as a cousin brother and was their friend, saviour, and guide. Moreover, Draupadi always treated…
  • Mahabharat Stories – Yudhisthira

    outlander80
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
    Second episode depicting the soft – righteous or peculiar – nature of Yudhisthira: Once Duryodhana and his army men reached Kamyak forest to see for themselves the ill fated life and hardships of Pandavas. They halted at a nearby lake where a group of Gandharvas – musicians from heaven – and their consorts were taking bath. Chitrasen was their leader. Duryodhana started misbehaving with them on the false euphoria of having many army personnel with him. But the Gandharvas used his divine powers to render Duryodhana and his army helpless. Duryodhana was defeated and was…
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