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Video – Reading aloud

Posted by bronwynr on April 20, 2009

Choosing books to read aloud to children


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Book – The Fussy eaters’ Recipe Book

Posted by bronwynr on March 14, 2009

img-5The Fussy eaters’ Recipe Book

by Annabel Karmel

Since the Complete Baby & Toddler Meal Planner was published in 1991, Annabel Karmel’s essential guide to feeding babies and young children has become established as a classic.

Now completely up to date with ten new dishes, it also includes general advice on how best to cope with fussy-eating behaviours and improve mealtimes, Karmel’s The Fussy Eaters’ Recipe Book is more than just a recipe book – it will be the answer to many parents’ prayers!


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Money Management for Kids

Posted by bronwynr on March 12, 2009

Imagine the U.S. without a constitution or a corporation without a business plan: that’s your family without a financial policy that reflects your values about money and possessions. If you want your kids to grow up with a healthy respect for money and know how to manage it, your home must be the classroom, and you’re the lead teacher.

If that sounds scary, don’t worry. Good resources abound to help you. And, really, just five basic principles will give your kids a good foundation for thinking about money. Plus, there are natural opportunities to teach simple economic lessons in the course of daily life.

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Study: Kids want their folks involved in gaming

Posted by bronwynr on March 8, 2009

A survey carried out as part of Microsoft’s “Play Smart, Play Safe” campaign shows 60% of kids surveyed wish their folks would become more involved in their gaming. Of all of the children polled, 47% admitted their parents “never” involve themselves with gaming, which is just plain shocking, but not as surprising as the 47% of parents who admitted they sometimes allow their child to play a game rated for a higher age set.

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Children’s Laureate to champion reading

Posted by bronwynr on February 21, 2009

From the Australian: The U.K. has one. So does the U.S. And now it’s Australia’s turn: a children’s laureate to champion reading among kids will be appointed under a new alliance of authors, teachers, librarians, publishers, booksellers and arts administrators.

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Hey, Mr. President: Kids’ Letters to Obama

Posted by bronwynr on January 21, 2009

 After Barack Obama was elected 44th President of the United States, the tutors at 826 Valencia, a San Francisco-based nonprofit writing workshop and tutoring center, gave their students a fun assignment—to send their questions, thoughts, and hopes to the president-elect.

For today’s inauguration, here are excerpts from heartfelt, insightful, and often funny handwritten letters from kids at 826 Valencia’s chapters in San Francisco; Ann Arbor, MI; Boston; Chicago; Los Angeles; New York; and Seattle. more » » » 

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Book – eat this, not that

Posted by bronwynr on January 2, 2009

eat_thisfor Kids!: Be the Leanest, Fittest Family on the Block!

This small colorful book tells you very simply which food choices are the right ones. It not only tells you, but also shows you with hundreds of color photos. Although it is supposedly for kids, the information is useful — and fascinating — for anyone.

Click here for more about the book and how to get it for free

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Top toys for Christmas

Posted by bronwynr on December 6, 2008

Are you researching for the best, most popular, best selling toys around? 


… because you want to give the kids something they want themselves.  Chances are those are the ones that are considered trendy  And other people will have decided that they offer the best value and the best for the kids in their lives.

I have researched all of those factors and will be linking to each toy in coming posts, but if you want to decide now – here is the list – “Top Toys for Christmas“. 

Use the list and get your shopping done here – and now!

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Cooking with Kids

Posted by bronwynr on November 29, 2008

Let your kids help you in the kitchen with these great recipes just for kids. Many of these recipes include step-by-step instructions for your children to follow including useful information about kids using microwaves.
Cooking with Kids

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How to Teach Integrity to Children

Posted by bronwynr on November 21, 2008

Honesty seems to be a rare find nowadays.

Along the same line, another dwindling commodity is honesty to one’s self, otherwise known as integrity. Restoring integrity and keeping it intact deserves your undivided attention.

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