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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 wish to do this activity with hands as well. If you have a cooperative cat or dog in the family, you can include it, too. read more

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 about exposing their children to their naked bodies. read more

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 tissues on that spot on your toddler. Extensions read more

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 screenings The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that the following routine screenings be performed on schedule: read more

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 Take turns going back and forth between the baby's body parts and yours. Talk about what you are doing. Use a stuffed animal or doll to point to body parts. read more

Human Skeleton Quiz

Test your skeletal smarts with this challenging quiz. read more

I Know Your Nose

I Know Your Nose Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 15 minutes Materials: Close-up portraits of family members, including one of your toddler Scissors Index cards White craft glue Can your child identify other family members by just looking at a nose or other facial feature? This activity develops visual discrimination and problem-solving skills. read more

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 foot, kick, and hop. Dance on one leg and dance with both legs. Add other body parts when child is ready—head, arms, shoulders, back, and waist. read more

Listen Up! Teen Hearing Loss Is on the Rise

Listen Up! Teen Hearing Loss Is on the Rise Next time you can hear your teen's music blasting from his earphones, ask him how soon he would like to wear a hearing aid. That may sound extreme, but a new study published in the August 18, 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that one in five U.S. teens has some level of hearing loss, most likely due to the loud music they listen to on their iPods or other personal music players. read more

Loud Music and Hearing Loss

Difficulty hearing after a loud concert is normal and will usually disappear after a few hours. read more

Main Divisions of the Brain

A great diagram to learn the main divisions of the brain and how the brain works. read more

Path of Sound Waves Through the Ear

Learn how sound waves travel through the ear and how other body senses work. read more

Structure of the Ear

A diagram and definitions about the structure of the human ear. read more

Structure of the Eye

Key vocabulary terms about the structure of the human eye are defined here. This is a great science-test review. read more

Swollen Glands

Find out when swollen glands should be a cause for concern. read more

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 activity together. Touch a body part of yours with one of your child's; head to back, elbow to elbow, ear to shoulder. Enjoy the touching, twisting, and learning. read more

Toxic Synovitis

Get information about toxic synovitis, an inflammation of the hip joint that occurs rather suddenly in young children. read more

Types of Bones and Joints

A list of definitions about the different types of bones and joints in the human body. read more