• Entertainment and Activities
    Shapes
    Big Feet, Little Feet
    Big Feet, Little Feet Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 30 minutes Materials: Construction paper Markers Scissors Crayons This activity will help your child learn about sizes and comparison. You may w...
  • School and Learning
    Body Parts
    Bodily Functions: Teaching Your Preschooler the Body Parts
    Bodily Functions: Teaching Your Preschooler the Body Parts Many preschoolers regularly see their parents completely or partially nude—either coming out of the shower, getting dressed, or using the toilet. Yet some parents feel uncomfortable a...
  • School and Learning
    Body Parts
    Anatomy for Kids
    Anatomy for KidsMaterials Butcher paper or plain newsprint paper Paints, felt pens, or crayons Directions Trace your child's body as she lies face-down or face-up on the paper. Tape the paper in place on the floor. Have your child proceed to dra...
  • Dancing Activity for Kids
    Body Parts
    Leggy Dance
    Leggy DanceDirectionsPlay some bright, rhythmical music. Stand facing your child and point out the different parts of the legs and feet. Now discover all the ways each part can move: bend the knees, wiggle the toes, circle the ankles, arch the fo...
  • Teach Kids about Different Parts of the Body
    Body Parts
    Touch Twister
    Touch TwisterDirections Identify body parts with your child: knees, elbows, neck, fingers, toes, wrist, ankles, and nose. Choose a part and then try to touch another body part with it; hand to heel, nose to knee, or heel to bottom. Do this activi...
  • School and Learning
    Body Parts
    Fun with Faces
    Fun with FacesTime 5 to 10 minutes Materials None Directions It is always fun for your baby to explore your face. Put your baby's hand on one part of your face or head, such as your nose, mouth, chin, ear, etc. and say what it is. Extensions Ta...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Learning Activities for Toddlers
    Body Parts Activity
    Body Parts ActivityTime 5 to 10 minutes Materials Nose tissues Directions There are so many body parts and so many new words to learn, but this activity makes it fun. As you call out body parts (ears, eyes, nose, knees, back, etc.), put the tiss...
  • School and Learning
    Concerts
    Loud Music and Hearing Loss
    Difficulty hearing after a loud concert is normal and will usually disappear after a few hours. ...
  • Family Life
    Illnesses and Diseases
    Toxic Synovitis
    Get information about toxic synovitis, an inflammation of the hip joint that occurs rather suddenly in young children. ...
  • Family Life
    Illnesses and Diseases
    Swollen Glands
    Find out when swollen glands should be a cause for concern. ...
  • Kids
    Eye Care
    Eye Care
    Eye CareAs a parent, you can play a critical role in protecting and caring for your youngster's visual development. Be sure that routine eye exams are carried out at regular intervals and know the signs of potential eye problems. Routine screenin...
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