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Print 3 LeapFrog-themed mazes that practice pencil control and logic skills.
This project takes a bit of planning, but will be as fun to break as it is to make.
Make puzzles out of pictures your budding photographer has taken.
This activity will give your child the opportunity to express feelings and unleash their imaginations.
Introduce your budding art historian to Impressionism using books, the Internet and museums as tools.
Let your child explore the different art movements in history with this activity that focuses on depictions of interior spaces.
Let music guide your child through time and give feelings to history.
Enhance your child's imagination and learning processes through exposure to music.
This activity is perfect for demonstrating the recycling process.
Peace, man. This creative activity will splash color into your child's world.
This fun art project will also help keep your child’s toys, treasures and tools organized.
Your child can create unique beads out of paper for jewelry making or decorations.
Let your child create small paper maché bowls for serving snacks or holding tiny treasures.
Your child can fill the room with dazzling colors by creating these easy stained "glass" windows.
Gaze into your child's imagination through this art activity that has your child create a window showing his view of the world.
Creating a flipbook will bring your young artist's creations to life.
Let your child create colorful picture frames that show off his artistic masterpieces or favorite family photographs.
Making colorful prints with food is a fun way for your child to make an impression.
Help your child create a bookmark that will be a year-round reminder of spring flowers and summer strolls.
Your secret agent will learn logic and problem solving by building this secret decoder wheel.
The favorite matching game can be tailored to practice a variety of skills.
Challenge your child's imagination by asking him to contemplate his feelings and associations with color.
Bring out the little Picasso in your child with this art activity.
Acting out a poem or story is a great way for a child to demonstrate comprehension and to connect emotion with the written word.
Let your child use their imaginations while making gift giving more personal.
This fun art project will also help keep your child’s toys, treasures and tools organized.
Your child will know which way the wind blows after she creates a colorful windsock.
These decorative crafts can be tailored to any holiday.
This activity allows your child to scratch the surface on the fascinating world of art.
Challenge your little sleuth with one of these secret code ideas.
Let this list of tips and kid-friendly charities spark a discussion with your child on how and what they can give.
From the time they are in the crib, boys and girls demonstrate differences in their learning styles. Discover these differences in learning styles and how to identify your own child’s preferred style of learning.
Why do so many boys seem to feel that being thick-skinned, tight-lipped, dry-eyed and in-your-face is the best way to live life and conduct meaningful relationships? The answer has as much to do with gender differences as it does with differences in parental behavior towards boys and girls. Here are some recommendations for nurturing the emotional, moral and spiritual development of your son.
Foster an early appreciation for the arts in your child with these suggestions on introducing your child to the joy of live performances.
While it is uncertain whether listening to Mozart will increase your child’s IQ, early exposure and active involvement with music will increase your child’s musical intelligence. Here are some tips for fostering your child’s musical intelligence.
Rules about behavior and civility are both written and unwritten—and abiding by them is essential to success.
As most early childhood teachers know, dramatic play is an extremely valuable part of the daily curriculum. Read this article to learn some of the benefits of dramatic play.
Regardless of political affiliation or faith, all parents want to instill good values in their children. Learn the importance of a moral education, plus tips on how to raise a moral child.
With the busy schedules of extracurricular activities, children have fewer opportunities for unstructured free time. Children benefit from time set aside just to relax, restore and reflect.
Use these criteria to help select a good toy for your child.
If you area working parent, staying connected to your children’s school life can be challenging. Here are some ideas for ways to fit in school involvement around your work schedule.
Help your child develop creative problem solving and exercise her creative expression with these suggestions.
Your child is becoming a reader, writer and scientist—but most importantly, she's becoming an independent thinker. You can help develop her thinking skills by talking, reading and playing games.
Create a comfortable study space, and you may see your child's homework improve.
Learning at home does not have to be time consuming. Short bursts of incremental learning can have a lasting impact. This article contains some suggestions for incremental learning opportunities.
When you let your child prepare or assemble his own food, he gains a sense of accomplishment and may even acquire a taste for a greater variety of foods.
Find out what role fantasy friends play in your child’s development.
Is your child a dawdler? Discover reasons for dawdling and tips for how to deal with a dawdling child.
Time is an abstract concept to young children. Helping your child develop a sense of time gives him a feeling of control in his life and is fundamental to learning organization.
Creative children aren't just good artists--they're good writers, problem solvers and thinkers.
You don't have to produce the next Tom Brady to teach your kids the positive skills they get from sports.
Is your child ready for first grade? See our checklist of essential developmental skills kids need to succeed.
Success in second grade requires a child to be a much more independent learner than she was in first grade. Is your child ready for second grade?
The research is clear: Parent involvement makes a positive impact on the quality of our schools. Here are some ways you can get involved and make a difference.
Research indicates that children are more likely to engage in literacy tasks when they have a genuine purpose or motivation for doing so. What’s more real than building a well or helping people without homes?
Any parent who’s taken their child to a museum, zoo or farm realizes that many of a child’s most exciting learning moments happen outside the classroom. Here we’ll explore ways that children learn in out-of-school environments.
Help your child plan his week with a homemade calendar.
Nurture a spirit of inquisitiveness and curiosity in your child.
Establish routines and emphasize the importance of being prepared.
Help your child think about what friendship is and why she has chosen the friends she has.
Prepare your child for difficult real-life situations before they happen.
Allow your child to make some of the choices in his daily or weekly routine.
Encourage healthier diet choices by showing your child how destructive sugar can be to teeth.
Here’s a tip to help your child ease into morning if he tends to wake up grouchy.
Make chores more bearable by adding an element of chance to the responsibility.
Allowing your child to keep his own calendar will help develop critical time-management and organizational skills.
Help your child develop autonomy and sense of self.
Include your child in family discussions, and praise her when she uses her growing power of reason to help make decisions.
Have your child dream up family vacations to sharpen logic and reasoning skills.
Sharpen memory skills with this simple game.
Encouraging your child to ask questions will make her less apprehensive and more apt to ask for answers to things she does not understand.
Allow your child to realize that answers are not always simple or final.
Making simple meals and snacks for himself will allow him to feel accomplished.
Inspire your child’s active imagination to create new worlds with things around her room.
Use your child’s love of music to play the classic guessing game.
Bring technology with you on long trips for your child to preserve the travel experience.
Use the web to immerse your child in music. Your child can explore and experiment to find which instrument or music speaks to him.
Nurture logic and creativity in your child at the supermarket.
Teach biodiversity and patience while taking a bonding field trip.
Of course your child wants (NEEDS!) that high-fat, high-sodium kid's meal--it's got a toy! Here are two ways to teach your child a lesson about advertising.
Some kids need help learning how to learn. Help your child develop strategic thinking skills to improve grades.
Encourage imagination by conceiving wild, medieval-style creatures and their stories.
Find the curriculum in your kitchen! Cooking covers mathematics, language arts, reading, science and social studies.
Encourage your child to use his unique gifts to solve problems.
Take a hint from a teacher: sometimes you need to let kids lead the way.
Quality time: there's never enough of it. But some of the simplest things--like talking and listening to our kids--can have the greatest impact.
To raise a competent child who loves to learn, confidence is key.
In busy families, together time doesn't just happen. You need to make it happen.
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