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Helping a Homeschooled Child Keep in Touch with School Friends

Helping a Homeschooled Child Keep in Touch with School Friends

If your child has been in an institutional school for awhile, he probably has some friends. Removing a child from the school environment obviously presents challenges for your child maintaining these friendships simply because of the realities of no longer spending most of the day in the same place.

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Kids' Interacting with Adults

Kids' Interacting with Adults

Kids and adults sometimes think of each other as alien species. This situation is tougher on kids than it is on adults because adults are bigger and know more. Both, however, tend to be a little uncomfortable when they meet for the first time. Adults may deal with this discomfort by saying dumb things like “Last time I saw you, you were wearing diapers.” Children sometimes deal with it by sulking or being silent or trying to be invisible.

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Family Stories

Family Stories

print knowledge 85Family stories let your child know about the people who are important to him. They also give him an idea of how one thing leads to another in a story.

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The first activities in this list work well with younger children. As your child grows, the later activities let him do more. But keep doing the first ones as long as he enjoys them.

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Linguistic Gift-Boosting Activities

Linguistic Gift-Boosting Activities

There are all sorts of ways that kids express their linguistic talents. Some kids devour books. Some tell jokes that always get a laugh. Others scribble poems, write skits, or tell stories. These activities will fuel the fire in your already-eager wordsmith, and they'll spark the flame in the reluctant reader or shy speaker.

Remember, sharing your own love of books and language is one of the best ways to foster that love in kids. How can you do that? Read with them, talk with them, and listen to what they have to say.

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How to Keep Your Crawling Baby Safe

How to Keep Your Crawling Baby Safe

Babyproofing

Although pressure gates work fine at the bottom of a flight of stairs, they provide inadequate protection at the top of the stairs. If your baby falls into a pressure gate, uses it to pull himself up to his knees or feet, or even just pushes hard, he may pop it right out of place and crash down the stairs with it. So be sure to install a safety gate that bolts into the wall or newel post at the top of the stairs.

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Story Time and Make-Believe

Story Time and Make-Believe

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Your one-year-old will probably love the simple stories and bright, colorful, and clear illustrations in the books of the following authors: Sandra Boynton, Margaret Wise Brown, Eric Hill, Helen Oxenbury, Jan Pienkowski, Richard Scarry, Rosemary Wells, and Vera B. Williams.

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    The AAP is calling for the food industry to change the design and labels of foods that pose a choking risk to young children. Read on to discover the ... read more

The National PTA's Guide to School Music Programs

The National PTA's Guide to School Music Programs

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As a parent, you should expect your children's school music program to adhere to certain standards. Once you have created a musical environment in your home to stimulate interest, it's up to the teacher to continue the process. Yet how can you judge the quality of a school's music program?

There are three ways to tell if the school your young children attend does a good job of exposing them to music:

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The Benefits of Paying Your Kids an Allowance

The Benefits of Paying Your Kids an Allowance

Pay an Allowance

As your children get older, even interest earning will have its limitations, because it won't teach them to budget for themselves. The best way to do that is to give them an allowance and make them learn to use it wisely. Generally speaking, this is appropriate for teenage children and is most often used to pay for things which, up until now, you have been paying for.

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Software Solutions for Preschoolers

Software Solutions for Preschoolers

The best computer programs for preschoolers who can't read must feature bright and entertaining graphics, clear sound, and simple instructions. If your pre-reader has any chance of using them on her own, software programs should require no reading or minimal reading. Instructions should be rendered graphically or through spoken words that your child will be able to understand easily.

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