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Games with Children – Chutes and Ladders
Chutes and Ladders is a great game for young children from about age 3-6. What I have learned playing this game with my kids, and a basic rundown of the lessons the game can impart.
Gardening with Kids
Gardening with kids can be incredibly educational and rewarding. Some insights and tips on gardening with children.
Getting Kids to Brush Teeth
Getting kids to brush their teeth twice a day can represent an epic struggle between parents and children. However, rather than a battle, recasting the battle over brushing teeth as a time to bond and hand over control can turn routine care into special parent-child time.
Gift Opening Tips for Children
Before children open presents in front of others at birthday parties or holiday gatherings, here's some important tips and skills to teach them about the manners and courtesy involved in graciously receiving gifts.
Gigaball Toy -- Product Review
My review of the Gigaball toy -- a giant inflatable "hampster ball" for kids. Overall, a great holiday gift or birthday present for kids. Positive aspects as well as cautions for parents when considering this toy.
Girl Scout Cookies - Unhealthy and Dishonest
An open letter to the Girl Scouts of the USA regarding the unhealthy content and misleading marketing of Girl Scout Cookies.
Giving an iTouch as a Teacher Class Gift
An iTouch is a great way to give a teacher a class gift that contains a loving memory component while also giving a great stand-alone gift. Here's what we did to celebrate my daughter's retiring 3rd grade teacher.
Great Answers to Difficult Questions - Review
A review of Linda Goldman's book "Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Sex: What Children Need to Know."
Green and Low Cost Holiday Gifts for Kids
With an eye on the economy as well as the environment, parents are approaching the holidays with a wary and worried eye. Ideas on how to find the right balance of teaching our kids about fiscal and environmental responsibility, without turning the whole season into a great big humbug!
Guidelines for Young Children Attending Births
If you are planning to include a young child at a birth, whether in or out of a hospital, there are many things to consider to ensure a positive experience for the child and the birthing mother.
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