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CREATING A SMALL MONTESSORI TODDLER ROOM

  This is an example of the Montessori-style room created especially for 19 months old boy in quite tight space. Also, it is not a standard square-shaped room. On the Internet, there are a lot of information and articles about main principals of how to make a proper Montessori-style room for a child. This is how we have tried to apply these ideas in our son’s Montessori toddler room: 1) Low bed Well, our .

TOP 10 GREAT NON-TOY GIFT IDEAS FOR KIDS!

TOP 10 GREAT NON-TOY GIFTS FOR KIDS!
  Aren’t you tired of gifting the same old toys to kids? Even if you aren’t tired, be sure the kids might be fed up already of receiving the same thing for every holiday and birthday. There is just no surprise! Nobody wants the same old cars and dolls, anymore! There are thousands of other things that you can gift to kids. This year, if you plan to buy a present for a little .

TIPS FOR ORGANIZING FUN INDOOR CAMPING FOR KIDS

TIPS FOR ORGANIZING FUN INDOOR CAMPING FOR KIDS
The great outdoors, cooking over a campfire, watching the stars and the moon come out, who does not love camping? Every kid in the world loves a night of camping. However, camping does not have to mean that it is imperative to invest in all the outdoor gadgets. What happens if there is no actual tent? If the tent is available and all the outdoor gadgets are already bought, what if the weather is .

WHY PRETEND PLAY IS IMPORTANT FOR KIDS?

Children need pretend play. They need to dress up, build with wooden blocks, and cook in a pretend kitchen. All of these activities are fundamentally important to their development. Experts say that children of all ages should have an opportunity to participate in pretend play each and every day. The benefits and the skills that kids are learning are extraordinary. When participating in pretend play, children will learn how to work out real-life situations. .

HOW TO DEAL WITH KIDS NIGHT TERRORS?

HOW TO DEAL WITH KIDS NIGHT TERRORS?
Kids night terrors can be as frightening to the parent, as it is for the child experiencing them. Parents can feel helpless and there is no fear like awakening a child screaming in their bedroom. Scientists and doctors have been getting closer to having more concrete answers as to why kids have night terrors, but for now, they have only been able to get a recognizable trend between some children that have night terrors. .

HOW TO CHOOSE KIDS SLEEPING BAG FOR OUTDOOR CAMPING?

How to choose kids sleeping bag for outdoor camping?
Camping season is ending for the year, but it is never too late to prepare for the coming season. Let’s see how to choose the gear that will be needed for upcoming camping adventures. When camping with kid, your child will need his own gear as well: outdoor kids sleeping bag, pillow, flashlight. If an adult will need it, then a child will as well. With so many choices on the market today, what is .

WHY ARE NATURAL WOODEN TOYS BETTER?

Why are natural wooden toys better?
What comes to mind when you hear the words, “natural wooden toys”? When I first began thinking about them, I thought plain, wooden toys: Wooden cars, wooden blocks, and wooden dolls. However, this is not the case. While cars, blocks, and dolls are included, it does not have to suggest that the toys are plain. These toys are wonderfully colored and engage your child’s imagination. Experts refer to them as natural wooden toys or .

HOMESCHOOLING VS PUBLIC SCHOOLING: PROS AND CONS

homeschooling vs public schooling
There is a movement happening in the United States right now. Parents are pulling their children out of the public school system and choosing to homeschool. According to a report from the U.S. Department of Education, the amount of homeschooled children has risen to approximately 1.7 million as of 2013. This is a trend that has removed 3.4% of the school-aged children from the public school system in America. Being a second-year homeschool mom, .

5 TIPS FOR HOW TO GET YOUR KIDS TO SLEEP EARLIER

Tips for how to get your kids to sleep earlier
Routines are a big part of life with small kids. You need a routine before school. You need a routine after school. There are routines on the weekend and a bedtime routine is probably one of the most important routines we make. Doctors recommend 8.5 to 11 hours of sleep each night for kids age 5-12. This means that they must get to bed somewhere between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm each night. I .

HOW TO DECORATE YOUR BABY’S NURSERY?

How to decorate your baby’s nursery?
I want to be the 795th person to tell you, “Congratulations!”. You are expanding your family and in a few short months, you will no longer be a family of 2. After the initial emotions even out, you can begin working on the fun stuff. Number one on the list is decorating the nursery. For me, this is the first step in solidifying the fact that a baby is on the way. So, what .