This weekend when you see the fireworks and the flags, stop and think, "I am giving enough freedom to my kids?"
How strong is your child's friendship-making quotient? Take this quiz and find out.
The beauty of this age is that it takes very little effort on your part to keep your baby engaged and happy. YOU are the favorite toy. Your baby is all about being the center of attention and will bask in every conversation and silly face you make.
today has been fun lol. me and keira were attempting to transform a normal cardboard box that daddy had brought home from work into a play cooker.... so far it has a door and is painted white. we gunna let it dry and continue tomorrow, im not sure how good it will look though, but hopefully keira will be able to have some fun with it. i should maybe make some salt dough play food to go in it. why buy one when we can make it ourselves lol. see, i can beat the credit crunch lmfao!
Classic toys are toys that have been proven over time to be safe, consistently popular, well-designed, and practical, and that offer good value for the money . "These toys are enduring, 'child-powered,' and fun," she stresses. "They have entertained and enriched the lives of children and adults for years.
He may now be able to point to familiar objects when you name them, imitate something you did the day before and mimic your voice tones and inflections, if not your words. Your baby is not making fun of you; he is just practicing the things he hears and sees in his world.
Research indicates that stimulating age-appropriate toys will help children to more fully develop their physical, cognitive and creative abilities. If you've browsed the aisles of any toy store lately you probably know that selecting the right toy can be a difficult undertaking.
Your baby's brain is primed to intake a great deal of information. Author Linda Acredo of Baby Minds presents several creative suggestions for stimulating your baby's development at age appropriate levels.
Many people think that you can't play with a newborn, but nothing could be further from the truth! While most of your baby's first movements are reflexive and involuntary, she loves and thrives on interaction from her parents and caregivers. In fact, her intellectual and emotional well being depend on touch, movement, songs, voices, things to look at and things to taste and smell.
For dramatic effect, wait and read this at night with the lights down low by candlelight -- or better yet, by lantern! You can almost feel the tension and the pounding of the beating hooves in the darkness!