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Did you have a tip to add?Inspire your child to a lifetime love of reading in twelve easy steps! Did you have an opportunity to read "Increase Your Child's IQ: Instill a Love of Reading?"
Which tip most surprised you? Did you have one to add?
Want to encourage early literacy for your child?Early literacy is extremely important to a child's future. It also comes through many forms. Watch later this week as we feature a variety of options to enable you to maximize both opportunities and benefits!
Remember Cricket magazines of your childhood? Now, the award winning company offers a variety of fourteen different selections to choose from! Pregnancy.org members: Get $9.00 off any subscription. Enter promotional code N2049!
Create your own registry!Create your own free custom registry now through Pregnancy.org! Whether you're expecting a new baby or preparing for another special occasion, (birthday, new home, etc.), you can easily select and add the gifts you wish from any store. Your family and friends will appreciate having options they know you'll love -- all in one spot! Ready? Create your registry now! (You can return at any time by clicking on "Tools" in the top navigation bar and selecting the Registry option.
What have you tried with your reluctant reader?We try to provide our kids with the best start possible! Dr. Laura Markham explains within our feature "Increase Your Child's IQ: Instill a Love of Reading!" This wonderful guide is filled with suggestions to help your child unlock a world of imagination and discovery to reap the benefits for a lifetime!
Have you dealt with a reluctant reader? Did you find tapping their interests helped?
Did you check it out?Did you read "What early reading can do for your baby's mind"? What did you think of those experts proclaiming some forms of early reading can be bad for baby? Agree or disagree? Did the tips on reading with your child help in maximizing the benefits?
What would you add? Please share within the comments!
Which one will you pick?Did you know that by eighth grade, only 28 percent of students read at or above their proficiency level? Reading to your child from their earliest age, is shown to build IQ and enable them to do far better than their peers throughout their academic career! Award-winning Cricket Magazine Group is now offering a special $9 discount for Pregnancy.org visitors good on any of their fourteen publications! (Use promotional code N2049 and give your child a jump start intellectually. (Those cuddles are a great side benefit too!) Which "Cricket" will you choose?
Do you read to your baby?As brain development is at hyper-speed between the ages of birth to three, it is absolutely a perfect time to create building blocks for learning through reading to your child! This year, resolve to engage your little one with quality materials geared to captivate them from start to finish! Visit "What early reading can do for your baby's mind" to learn more!
Does your infant / toddler have their own library card?
Struggling relationship? Try these suggestions!Is your couple time more like the "Great Divide"? Maybe it is time to try a different strategy to familiar problems. Read "Pucker up for New Year's Eve -- relationship savers" and enter 2013 – together!
Have another suggestion? Add it in the comments!
U.S. preterm births hit new low - still work to do!The March of Dimes just released the 2012 Premature Birth Report Card. The U.S. has hit a new 10 year low for preterm births -- a significant improvement now registering at 11.7%! Still, overall, the U.S. scores a "C" as we continue to have a high rate of preterm births comparatively. This is a clear indication of work to be done! Learn more of the resources available here at Pregnancy.org to help you and your baby with a healthy start!
Making time to grieve.Pregnancy and infant loss is never easy. The passing often takes with it shattered hearts and dreams of a future far different than the reality. Having to go through this process while still being called on to serve others -- whether that role is bearing work responsibilities, as "mom" for other children, coping with deteriorating health of parents or in-laws, or simply juggling your relationship with your partner -- 'overwhelming' doesn't even come close.
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