Archive for 'Kid Culture'

Keeping Halloween Fun and Safe

Keeping Halloween Fun and Safe

 How to keep our little ghosts and goblins out of harms way. If there is one holiday all children seem to love, it’s Halloween, and no wonder. Halloween has just the right mix of spooky fun, [...]

Your Musical Child

Your Musical Child

What makes children fall in love with music? How does musical ability develop? How can parents select an appropriate instrument for their children? Why do children find practicing so challenging and what can parents do to [...]

The Child and the Machine

The Child and the Machine

Are computers effective learning tools for young children? Can computers help our kids learn to read, write, and think? The Child and the Machine is, astonishingly, the first book ever to address these questions. Drawing upon [...]

Socialization & Bullies

Socialization & Bullies

Preventing bullying by teaching children good social skills. Socialization Children who are victims of bullies may not have learned to speak up  for themselves, and bullies, somewhere along the line, learned to use aggressive behaviour.  But [...]

Make A Swirling Snowstorm

Make A Swirling Snowstorm

Here’s an easy and fun winter craft for your kids!    For your stormy winter wonderlands all you need are some screw-top jars, water, glycerine, glitter and a few toys. Add them together , and you [...]

A Child’s First Friends

A Child’s First Friends

Socializing is one of the most complex skills a child will learn. As parents, we can do a lot to help them develop these skills positively. Even as toddlers, friends play a special role in children’s [...]

Benefits of Siblings

Benefits of Siblings

Forget rivalry. The upside of sharing life with a sibling. Benefits of Siblings Usually when you think about being the parent of siblings, rivalry comes to mind.  But there’s so much more to sharing life with [...]

Walk to School

Walk to School

How a few rules can make walking to school a safe and healthy activity Walk to School Today most parents insist on driving their children to school even though walking is healthier; kids get exercise and [...]

Kids and Sleepovers

Kids and Sleepovers

Why sleeping over at a friend’s is a childhood rite of passage. Kids and Sleepovers Sleepovers are a rite of passage for most kids, and no wonder. Sitting up giggling into the wee hours of the [...]

Homesickness

Homesickness

 What to do when your child is homesick while away at camp. Homesickness Going to an overnight, or residential camp, is an experience many children go through. They also go through a bout of homesickness.  In [...]