6 Jul · admin · No Comments

BENEFITS OF MUSIC FOR YOUR CHILDREN

Exposing children to music during early development helps them learn the sounds and meaning of words. Dancing to music helps children build motor skills while allowing them to practice self- expression. For children and adults, music helps strengthen memory skills. Infants and Music: Infants mimic sounds and start moving to the music as soon as …

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20 Jun · admin · No Comments

IS YOUR TODDLER READY FOR A BED?

Moving from a crib to his/her bed is a major milestone for a toddler. How do you insure your toddler will rest easy while you make the move? Here are a few do’s and don’ts to think about before you consider “the move” to a big boy/girl bed. Do wait until your child is developmentally …

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16 Apr · admin · No Comments

Gifted Children

How To Tell If Your Baby Is Gifted   There are no hard and fast rules to identifying giftedness in babies but children t there are certain characteristics to watch out for. A common misconception about gifted children is that their giftedness does not become apparent until after they start school. Gifted traits can be …

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1 Sep · admin · No Comments

Should I Teach My Child a Second Language?

Teaching your child a second language will bring many advantages to the child in the future. Being able to understand Dora the Explorer, watch foreign movies when they are older or sing along to the latest Europop hits can open their mind and give them a fantastic start to their life. When Mom or Dad …

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8 Aug · admin · No Comments

Can Parents Arguing in Front of Their Baby Alter Brain Development?

Let’s face it folks, parents do argue once in a while especially when both have had very little sleep for months BUT a new study by researchers at the University of Oregon finds that arguing in front of your baby might sensitize the infant’s brain to stress. They have found that babies react to angry, …

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17 Jul · admin · No Comments

Are Immunizations Necessary?

Are Immunizations Necessary? These are the vaccines that your child needs if you live in the United States. (Your doctor will determine the best vaccination and schedule for your child.) Chickenpox (varicella) vaccine                   Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine (DTaP) Hepatitis A vaccine (HepA)                         Hepatitis B vaccine (HepB) Hib vaccine                                                     Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Influenza vaccine …

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27 Jun · admin · No Comments

To Tickle or Not To Tickle That Is the Question

For centuries, the deepest thinkers – Aristotle, Darwin, Shylock-have puzzled over this silliest of human acts. Robert R. Provine, a neuroscientist at the University of Maryland at Baltimore County says that tickling is not an inexplicable physical tie, it’s central to who we are-and how we because who we are. Tickle games are not unique …

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4 May · admin · No Comments

Benefits of Investing in a Franchise

In recent years, one of the fastest growing business segments in the United States has been franchising.   The benefits for a franchises include: a higher chance of success than in a sole proprietorship; shorter time to opening; initial training and ongoing support; assistance in finding an optimal site; the selling power of a known …

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5 Apr · admin · No Comments

Grandparents

Grandparents -Advice or no Advice? Are the grandparents being pushy or just trying to be helpful? Grandparents have a wealth of information under their belts and many love to share this information with you. Sometimes some grandparents can be a little over enthusiastic driving new parents nuts with their “helpful “suggestions. Are they being helpful …

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3 Dec · admin · No Comments

Language Development -4 to 7 months

  Your baby thrives on the interactions he/she has with you, so shower him/her with smiles and cuddles, and reply when she babbles to encourage her communication skills. Read together and name the objects in the book. You baby is never too young to talk to him. Keep talking to your baby. This is critical …

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