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Original programming offered on services like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu has exploded in popularity in recent years. But did you know that some of the best TV shows for kids are available only on streaming services? Here is a roundup of streaming shows for kids of all ages and where you can find them.
The Whys, and the Must-Haves
The idea of homeschooling through high school can be scary. Parents tell me, "I could never homeschool my teen - I barely got through some of my own high school classes!" But homeschool advocates are discovering there's a better way for teens to learn, and homeschooling your high-schooler may be easier than you think.
Now more than ever, you can let go of your attempts to be Mary Poppins or the perfect parent. The rollercoaster of events caused by COVID-19 has forced us to dig deep and rethink what is most important in life. But meanwhile, we are required to #stayhome with our families while also attempting some degrees of normalcy with work, homeschool, and botched social interaction.
Fifth Grade Science and Health
The goal of science study
Children's interest in science often seems to decline in grade 4 and after. I suspect that this happens because science study is too often textbook-driven, passive, formal, and narrow in its scope. But the major goal of science study in these grades should be to keep children interested in science and cause them to believe that they can be successful science students. Not an easy task -- but one that is critically important.
Editor's Note: This article was written in partnership with FamilyEducation’s sister site, TeacherVision.com.
We are living in difficult times due to the coronavirus. As the new Omicron variant spikes across the globe, many parents are worried about whether there will be more lockdowns and schools will close again.
It goes without saying that smartphones and apps have become an integral part of our everyday lives. But what about our children's lives? At what age is it okay to let your kids start using smartphones? Which apps are safe and which are not?
We've done some investigating to help you navigate the tricky world of smartphones, tablets and app use.
Adding your child to the family mobile plan has become a new tech-oriented milestone, but for parents, it may also mean higher data costs. Unless you’re willing to pay for an unlimited data plan, you’ll want to have a serious discussion with your kid about data usage.
Realistically, a single chat won’t do the trick for most kids. Instead, you’ll need to model, educate, and regulate — and possibly pay the occasional overage fees when things don’t go as planned.
Too Much Stimulation, or Too Little?
At wedding receptions, you're likely to find two kinds of children tucked away under the banquet table. The first is usually accompanied by a bright-eyed, giggling cousin as the pair revels in the illicit thrill of stolen champagne or other contraband. For the second, the cool folds of the tablecloth offer a temporary sanctuary from the noise, bustle, and business of the whole occasion.
Promoting Mindfulness in Kids
One the most exciting recent developments in the modern treatment of depression has been the integration of cognitive behavioral principles with insights from an Eastern tradition that goes back many thousands of years.
What a cringy word for some folks - and a reason for the deepest eye roll for others. Self-care has gotten such a bad rap in the last few years, and with the recent COVID-19 outbreak it seems nearly impossible to achieve. Everything in your life is upside down. We are weeks into this quarantine lifestyle and things don’t seem to be getting any easier.
Kids worldwide aren’t just missing out on birthdays and social events, they’re also missing key developmental experiences. With social interactions at an all-time low, kids have less exposure to their friends, teachers, and in some cases, their loved ones, including parents.
The Active Life of a Four-Year-Old
Don't start your four-year-old out on roller blades—yet. Buy your child a pair "starter skates." Most have three settings: locked (the wheels won't turn at all), forward (the wheels will only roll forward), and full (the wheels roll at will). Start with the easiest setting and only switch to the next level after your child has mastered and become comfortable with the previous one.
March is Women's History Month! On International Women’s Day each year, and for the whole month of March, we celebrate the spectacular accomplishments of women around the world. The theme of Women’s History Month 2022 is “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.”
Starting high school is an exciting time in your child’s life. The transition from middle school to the big campus involves new teachers, new friends, and an abundance of new school activities, including clubs, electives, sports teams, and musical organizations.
How They Grow in Eighth GradeWhat to Expect
As a parent of a newly-minted 13-year-old, you're probably wondering what to expect in the next couple of years.
One-word answers and rude behavior? Huge collections of music, posters and make-up?
In this article, you will find:
- Introduce the basics
- More ways to play
Your One-Year-Old and PlayLet your baby be challenged. That's how she learns. This is the time when baby is most interested in the world around her. Introduce the basics—try naming objects around the house and explain their purposes. Babies like to know as much as possible about everything.
- Teach your baby the right way the first time around. For instance, when baby is learning how to pick up a spoon or a rattle, take the time to show her the correct way to hold it.
Ready or Not, Here I Come: When to Start Kindergarten
If you aren't sure whether your child has the social maturity needed to cope with kindergarten, consult your child's preschool teacher. She or he may have a better idea of how your child functions in a group setting. You might also find it helpful to consult the school or your pediatrician.
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While times are challenging and the future remains uncertain, quarantine has helped all of us learn to make the most of the present moment. It’s given us the opportunity to step back and reflect on all the things that really matter, large or small. Now, we all know this will be a summer unlike anything we've experienced before. The question is: How can we all make the most of it anyway?
Trying to find the perfect gift for your child is no easy task. With technology ever-evolving and your little one's interests ever-changing, how do you know exactly what to buy? How do you know what is appropriate for your child's age? Well, look no further because I am about to lend a helping hand. In this holiday gift guide, we are going to discuss the best gifts for every age from 1-12 years old, which you can easily find on Amazon!
Books for Younger Teens
Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm.
Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt
The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when they discover that a ten-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret about a spring whose water prevents one from ever growing older.
If your teen is spending time on her phone, there’s a very good chance that she’s watching YouTube. As a source of entertainment and information, YouTube offers enticing reasons to visit and stay visiting for endless amounts of time. If you have a child with a phone or access to the internet, here is what you need to know about YouTube.