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  • Websites for PreschoolersWith all these snowstorms and freezing temperatures, it's hard to want to leave the house and young children can get a little bored or stir crazy. Instead of having your child watch mindless t.v. or movies all day there are some fun websites out ther...
  • Tips to help an overstimulated baby
    on Dec 14, 2010 in fussy baby parenting advice holidays
    During the holidays we get more invitations to parties and gatherings then other times of the year. If you have a baby that means one of 3 things. Option 1 stay home. Option 2 pay a fortune each time for a babysitter. Option 3 bring your baby. If you...
  • Teaching your child to say Thank you
    on Nov 23, 2010 in thanks giving parenting advice
    With Thanksgiving coming this week, many kids in school are being asked to say what they are thankful for. But do they really know what that means? Are we instilling gratitude in our kids or are we raising kids to be selfish and have a sense of enti...
  • How too much tv affects your child
    on Oct 23, 2010
    ow much time does your young child spend in front of the television? Do you find yourself putting on the dvd player in the car, handing your iPhone to your child so s/he can watch a movie, or putting on the t.v. at home to entertain your child? TV w...
  • Does your child behave appropriately at a restaurant?If you look at the top of the menu of a particular outdoor restaurant on Long Island you read that children must remain seated during their stay and that service is dependent on this. And a few years ago there was some contraversy over a sign in a Ch...
  • When to start your child in swim lessons
    on Aug 3, 2010 in swim lessons toddlers
    We know you love your child. And we know you pack anything they need for the pool. We've seen your trunks. But we also know that if you could just get rid of the swimmies and the tubes you pack in the bag and lug to the pool you would be a much happi...
  • Dr. Stanley I. Greenspan Dies at The Age of 68
    on May 27, 2010 in greenspan floor time autism
    Anyone involved in some way with Autism knows Dr. Stanley Greenspan's name. Amongst other accomplishments, he is best known for developing the 'Floor Time' method which involves getting on the floor with the child and following the child's actions i...
  • Linking the iPad With Education
    on Apr 17, 2010 in technology iPad apps learning Apple
    Today's technology is being used more and more in the classroom and to aid students in learning. Computer technology, various websites, Wii's and whiteboards are among some of the more common we hear about. Now, a recent article on eschoolsnews.com s...
  • Kate Winslet narrates "A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism"April 2nd was Autism Awareness Day and was also the day when HBO premiered a film called "A Mother's Courage: Talking Back To Autism" which looks at Autism through a mother's eyes. The movie which is narrated by actress Kate Winslet is about a moth...
  • New DSM-5 to Remove Diagnoses of Asperger's
    on Mar 25, 2010 in Special Education Asperger's DSM
    The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders known as DSM will launch a revised 5th edition or the DSM-5 in May 2013. This new manual will remove the diagnoses of Asperger's Syndrome as it's own disorder and place it under the Autism Sp...
  • Shakira Meets with the President
    on Mar 22, 2010 in Early Childhood President Shakira
    The famous Columbian singer Shakira went to Washington during the end of February to meet with the president's education staff and National Security Council. She reportedly spoke about early childhood development and US policy towards children. She a...
  • Pajamas... Not just for sleeping anymore
    on Jan 28, 2010
    What's the deal with all the kids wearing Pajamas everywhere these days? I was recently at a restaurant when 2 pre-teen girls walked in and they both wearing pajama bottoms as pants. And they were with parents!At what point did an item of clothing me...
  • Are you spoiling your child with too many gifts?
    on Dec 22, 2009 in presents children holidays
    There are some children in this world who are fortunate enough to be part of families who love them and have the financial means to shower them with gifts. Some of these children though, get so many presents for birthdays and the holidays that at tim...
  • Holiday Gifts for Young Children
    on Dec 6, 2009 in gifts toddlers holidays
    It may seem like there are still plenty shopping days left until the Holidays, but they will be here before you know it. It can be hard to know what to get and we've all spent hours online, at tons of different stores looking for the perfect gift and...
  • Government Sites have Kid's Pages to Help Children Learn More
    on Nov 17, 2009 in CIA FBI government
    There has been a lot of controversy these days surrounding health care reform, tea parties, the economy and more. Although they may not understand, children hear about these issues on the news, by hearing adults speak about them and possibly from o...
  • Swine Flu Parties
    on Nov 15, 2009
    Move over birthdays and graduations, there's a new party in town: Swine flu parties. Yes you did not misread, as I thought I did when I first read about this "party". There has been some chatter regarding these "parties" where people purposefully exp...
  • Halloween Safety
    on Oct 27, 2009 in halloween safety
    As we approach this 'spooktacular' time of year, once again I am taken back to when I was a child and would come home from trick-or-treating, excited about all the cool candy I got. Barring the few rogue pennies, apples and raisin boxes (which were a...
  • Baby Einstein: Doesn't turn your baby into an Einstein
    on Oct 26, 2009
    Disney's line of "genius" videos including "Baby Einstein", "Baby Mozart", "Baby Shakespeare", etc seemed like a good idea at the time. The title's alone bring about the thought of prodigies and geniuses, therefore it's easy to get swept away in the...
  • Teacher Uses the Wii to Help Improve Student's Motor Skills
    on Oct 5, 2009 in Multiple Handicaps Wii Motor Skills
    We know kids love video games. And we know that video games require good dexterity and hand eye coordination. The Wii fit also requires it's users to have good balance as well, so it makes a perfect addition to a classroom with multi handicapped stud...
  • Puppies Behind Bars
    on Sep 27, 2009
    Has your child ever asked you for a puppy? They are so cute and cuddly that we all can understand why a child would want one. Having a dog can bring so much fun and joy into our lives but they also require a lot of time and patience amongst other thi...
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