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5 Inexpesnive Ways to Keep the Kids (1)

5 Inexpensive Ways to Keep the Kids Entertained This Summer

It doesn’t take long for the excitement of summer vacation to give way to boredom. Soon enough, your kids will be sitting around the house, playing video games and complaining that there is nothing to do. When boredom strikes, it’s time to rely on your creativity and find inexpensive ways to entertain your family.  These […]

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How to Keep Your Child Active During Summer Break

Remember when you were a kid dreaming of summer days spent hiking, fishing, and playing outdoors? Childhood looks a lot different today than it did 30 years ago. Today it is a rarity to see children and teens without their heads buried in their phones, iPods, and video games. With the increasing reliance on technology […]

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Why Playing Hide-and-Seek (1)

Why Playing Hide-and-Seek is Good for Your Child

Children love to play hide-and-seek from their earliest days, but it’s not just a silly game. Playing peekaboo with your baby leads to searching for hidden objects and, ultimately, to the excitement of playing hide-and-seek, of being hunter or hunted without the risk of getting hurt. Whether it’s peekaboo, hide-and-seek, or hunt-the-thimble, what are the […]

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Parenting Books Recommended for Parents By Child Development Institute

Search Search for products… Your Child’s Growing Mind: Brain Development and Learning From Birth to Adolescence Ages and Stages: A Parent’s Guide to Normal Childhood Development Your Adolescent: Emotional, Behavioral, and Cognitive Development from Early Adolescence Through the Teen Years $14.95 $11.09 $27.95 $19.76 $19.99 $16.34 Child Development: Early Stages Through Age 12 You Are […]

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Activities to Build a Family Bond Any Time of Year

Activities to Build a Family Bond Any Time of Year

With the transition to spring, the days of sunshine, rain, and warmer temps are here. There is no better time of year to get outside and enjoy activities as a family than spring. After a long winter stuck inside, your family finally has the opportunity to get out and do things. In truth, there is no […]

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Why Your Family Should Eat Together 2 Critical Reasons

Why Your Family Should Eat Together: 2 Critical Reasons

  Many families have gotten away from the tradition of sitting down together for breakfast in the morning, lunch at midday, and dinner every night. It’s easy to see why if you look at all of the events and errands that take place on any given day. Kids have after-school activities, dental appointments, and doctor […]

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Spatial Skills, Creativity, and Social

Toys That Help Children Develop Spatial Skills, Creativity, and Social Skills

An article published by the Association of Psychological Science in January 2015 found that children who play frequently with puzzles, construction, and board games tend to have better spatial reasoning ability.  They studied the play behavior of 847 children ages 4–7 from a nation-wide sample covering all socioeconomic groups, and used scores from a psychological test […]

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2 Activities That Will Help Wire Your Child’s Brain For Learning

Some of the collateral damage in the wake of the No Child Left Behind law is the decrease in two areas of instruction, physical education and music. These two areas of study are not represented on nationally mandated exams, thus expending time and energy on them takes teaching time away from the subjects that children […]

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