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How much is too much?

How much is too much?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no more than two hours of entertainment time per day for school-age kids, and no more than one hour per day before school-age. This encompasses basically any electronic device that has a screen on it, including TVs, computers, video games, iPhones, iPads or any other yet-to-be-invented entertainment device.

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The Benefits of Pets

The Benefits of Pets

Children love their pets—and for good reason. Creatures large and small teach, delight, and offer a special kind of companionship.

Everyone knows that kids love animals. A quick search through your child’s bedroom will remind you just how densely imaginary critters populate the storybooks, movies, music, toys, decor, and clothes of childhood.

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Secure. Comfortable. Familiar. Ahhhhhh…

Secure. Comfortable. Familiar. Ahhhhhh…

Blankies, thumbs, pacifiers, and tattered old teddy bears – these objects provide real comfort and a sense of security, helping children soothe themselves and cope with many everyday feelings and experiences.

When my son Nick began to toddle about on his own stubby legs, his constant companion was a blue blanket.

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Get All Dolled Up!

Get All Dolled Up!

Hair, make-up, shoes, clothes – the possibilities are as limitless as the imagination! Almost every young girl loves the magical world of dolls. Dolls have been around for generations. They entertain little girls by allowing them to imagine their own independence and maturity. Young girls lead a fantasy life through their dolls.

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Just Do It. Outside Please …

Just Do It. Outside Please …

It’s all too easy to get caught up in our electronic-filled worlds. Sometimes we forget to take in the beauty of nature. I’m often tempted to put on a DVD for my kids so I can get a few things done around the house, but these days I’m making an effort to get my kids outside.

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Legos

Legos

Lego — one of my favorite toys and my kids love it too. We all know it. Most of us grew up with it. It is one of the largest brands in the world, is instantly recognizable and has a massive fan base. But have you ever thought of the educational benefits of Lego?

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The Making of a Bookworm

The Making of a Bookworm

Every parent wants a child who is an avid reader? It may take some time, but there are many simple ways to gift your child with the love of books. These strategies can help you make a Bookworm:

1. Your child must see you reading.
He'll wonder what's so intriguing. This is the first step to picking up a book on his own.

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The Gift of Time—Gives for a Lifetime!

The Gift of Time—Gives for a Lifetime!

One of the most significant milestones in a young child’s life, few skills are used more than telling time. Give your children a real watch or clock and teach them how to use it. It’ll make them feel like one of the big kids – and will give them a real sense of independence.

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