Be Prepared for Rainy Days with Engaging Educational Activities for Children

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During the rainy months ahead, it can be challenging to come up with exciting educational activities to keep children from getting bored while they’re stuck inside. Thankfully, there are tons of ideas online that will keep children active and ready to take on their school lessons. From fun with math to lessons with art, here are a few ways to …

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Problem-solving Skills for Children & Brain Games for the Whole Family

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Nowadays, many people have trouble staying focused, and this isn’t only limited to children. Even grown-ups can find themselves dozing off in the middle of an important business presentation or reading the same page of a book for the 5th time because their mind keeps wandering. Luckily, there are many brain games that can help you. Some of them are …

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4 Things You Can Do to Stay in Shape as a Single Parent

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When you’re a single parent, it’s difficult to find time to do anything for yourself. It’s even more difficult when the thing you want to do is stay in shape, but you don’t have the time, energy, or money to do so. Fortunately, there are some inexpensive ways that you can exercise. Best of all, there are things you can …

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A confident start to their school years

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After such a hot summer we now turn our thoughts to regular routines and school preparedness, or school progress for our children. Whether they are returning to school or starting for the first time this month – we all want our children to be confident and capable; to fit in and find good friends…to have a confident start to school. …

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Travelling with kids

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Travelling with kids can be a nightmare. How can you avoid it? No one wants to be THAT family. The one which other passengers stare daggers at. The one whose children kick the backs of the seats of the passengers in front of them. The one whose children race up and down the aisles knocking into people and creating havoc …

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Developing problem solving skills in children

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I recently read an article about helping kids develop their problem solving skills . It talked about problem solving as a skill that not only helps children to think more critically, it also improves their independence and, importantly, their resilience even as they move into adulthood. Tara Haelle, co-author of The Informed Parent looks ahead at young adults who are the …

Activities for kids and grandparents to do together

Activities for kids and grandparents to do together

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Research and anecdotal evidence shows us that more and more grandparents are stepping up to assist with child rearing than ever before. Rising living costs often necessitate a two-income household and the cost of childcare (despite its valuable contribution to a child’s learning and development) can sometimes negate the majority of that second income. This is where grandparents are often …