Do you ever wish you could help your child acquire useful skills that could pretty much guarantee him or her a job in the future? STEM is your answer. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Many establishments have identified these educational disciplines as the way to the jobs of the future.
There are some toys that are better than others if you wish to encourage your toddler towards STEM. STEM toys normally force kids to use their imagination and creativity on top of teaching STEM ideas. Continue reading
Are you one of those parents who really want their kid to be a musical genius? Do you follow America’s Got Talent or X Factor and hope that your little one will grow up to be a star? Or perhaps, you notice that your little one loves music so much that you are almost sure that he or she is going to pursue a career in music?
Well help your little Ed Sheeran, Adele or Taylor Swift get a head start with these musical toys for young kids. Created for children but modeled on actual instruments that are used in a band, maybe they will show real interest in a particular instrument! Continue reading
There are many perks of being a parent and one of those is Halloween. Your baby’s first Halloween is always a special one. We don’t normally associate Halloween with cuteness but when it comes to baby Halloween costumes- THEY ARE SO CUTE!
So if you are like us, you have been waiting for Halloween to roll around so that you can get your child the cutest Halloween costume ever.
We searched Amazon for the cutest Halloween costumes and these are our top 13 picks. Continue reading
Ever since the debut of The Pirates of the Caribbean, ‘pirate fever’ has hit many households. One of the most frequently requested items is a cardboard pirate ship.
There are many great cardboard pirate ship designs. Some are big, some are fancy, some are easy to make.
There are so many designs out there that it can be confusing. Which one should you pick?
Factors to consider
When deciding which cardboard pirate ship to build, you should consider the following factors: Continue reading
Believe it or not, having ADHD can be a fantastic blessing. There are many sports stars, Nobel prize winners and talented achievers who have ADHD and some even say that having ADHD actually helped them.
Parenting a Child with ADHD
However, parenting a kid with ADHD can be a totally different matter. Common parenting advice and activities are often created for children who are not challenged by the same things that kids with ADHD are.
Often, the parenting journey can feel like a lonely and isolated one. Resources and support may be hard to come by. You have to be creative to adapt your child to situations which may not normally be a problem for kids without ADHD. On top of this, you may feel judged by other strangers who probably don’t realize that your kid has ADHD or don’t understand it. Continue reading
Behavioral therapy has been around since the early 20th century with roots that reach as far back as the Roman times. Behavioral therapy emphasizes improving behavior, in combination with thoughts and feelings.
Behavioral therapy such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) are well known to be effective tools for improving mental health for many different types of mental ailments including depression, eating disorders, anxiety, and post traumatic stress disorder. Continue reading
Are you searching for that perfect gift for a 12-month-old boy?
Although there are some popular presents among little boys, your boy may have a slightly different taste. Because of this, we created this A-Z list for the best toys out there on the market for a 12 month old boy.
This list will provide you with our top recommendations for toys that suit your boy’s personality, likes and dislikes. Continue reading
Happy Birthday to You,
Happy Birthday to You,
Happy Birthday Dear Baby (and Dear Parent for having survived the first year),
Happy Birthday to You!
That’s right! You are now a seasoned parent of a 1 year old! During those dark days when you were still grappling with an aching body, no sleep and a needy, clingy newborn, you never thought this day would finally arrive, right? Well, your baby is now officially a toddler! Whether you are planning a big birthday bash for your child or something low-key, you are probably wondering what special gift you should get for your precious one.
Or perhaps you have been invited to a 1 year old’s birthday party and you want to get the birthday child an awesome gift!
Well, what should you get him or her? It all depends on the child (and sometimes the parents too)! It is always a good idea to choose a gift that suits your 1 year old’s developmental phase and yet is versatile enough to remain interesting for as long as possible. Continue reading
CONGRATULATIONS! You are probably reading this because you are thinking that it might be ready for your child to learn to walk! It’s not easy to imagine your precious child walking (and getting into all sorts of trouble!) but the fact that you are reading this indicates that you are ready. Right?
But Is Your Child Ready to Walk?
Your child will start showing signs that he or she is ready to walk when he or she starts pulling themselves up on things.
Most babies would have taken their first tentative steps by their first birthday but the age range for a child to walk can vary from 9 months to 18 months!
But before you start encouraging your child to walk, does your child already know how to crawl? If not, you will want to read our blog post on the importance of crawling and the steps you can take to help your child to do so. Continue reading
“Is your baby crawling yet?”
“When did your baby start crawling?”
“My baby just wants to skip straight to walking. How did you help your baby crawl?”
If you have a young baby around the ages of 6 to 12 months, the topic of crawling will be one of the hottest topics discussed among your parent circles.
Why? First, we all have to admit that crawling is a significant milestone in a baby’s life. It’s a big jump to see baby graduate from being ‘marooned and helpless’ in one location to constant exploration everywhere!
Crawling is also sometimes used as an indicator to check whether your baby is developing normally physically. It is often hard to analyze the development of a baby’s sense of smell, touch, sight, hearing and taste. But crawling is easy to see. Your baby is either crawling or not.
When your baby starts crawling, this may be your proudest moment or worst nightmare.
In our case, we were ecstatic when our little one could crawl. Continue reading