Recent content by Emily92

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    How much do your kids read?...

    While my younger one is still finding his way around simple words, the elder has graduated on to Enid Blyton books now and is thrilled to pieces. We've been a reading family; hope it's in their genes too.
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    Language Development in Infants/Toddlers....

    These reading games came in pretty useful for my kids in the initial stages. Right from recognizing the different alphabets by means of colorful interactive animals prancing around to how each letter sounds, they are pretty comprehensive. Do have a look.
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    Overrated parenting/baby products thread...

    Burping cloths. I mean, when I read the name for the first time, I could hardly believe that they actually make anything called that! Who needs 'burping cloths' when you can use perfectly clean, washed towels instead? Escapes me.
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    How to get an infant to sleep on his back?...

    When my daughter was an infant, she refused to sleep on her back too and would wake up the moment I lay her down on her back. Our pediatrician suggested and approved a wedge, which I placed on her while she was asleep. My little one needed quite a bit of strength to be able to wiggle out of it...
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    The guide on how to prevent your kid from play games...

    Whoa! But I have a question: <I>Why</I> would you wish to prevent your kids from playing games on the computer altogether? I mean, all games are not bad, and if played in moderation, they can do well to supplement a child's education as well as be fun too! At our place, we have a designated...
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    Is teeth whitening safe for kids?...

    According to <I>The Academy of General Dentistry</I>, tooth pulp is fully formed when a child attains the age of 14 years and so one should hold off on whitening till then. 3 years is <I>much</I> too young! You need not worry if your kid's teeth appear yellower than they were when he was a baby...
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    playlists for toddlers...

    Good question. Here are some suggestions: <LIST> <LI>Twinkle Twinkle Little Star: This is a perfect first lesson in melody, since it has a very simple series of notes - CC GG AA G.</LI> <LI>Five Little Ducks: This one has sweet lyrics about daring ducklings who waddle away from their mama. This...
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    Anyone who loves to cook/bake?...

    I love to bake! Every other day I'm making some cake or pastry or trying out a new type of cookies or something. Nice to discover a thread on this subject. Here's my favorite recipe - Chocolate Truffle Cake. <LIST> <LI>In a large saucepan, cook the milk, butter and chocolate over low heat...
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    Movies for kids...

    Talking about the best movies for kids, there are some you just can't miss. Here goes: <LIST> <LI><U>E.T. The Extraterrestrial</U>: This 1982 movie by Steven Spielberg is a must-watch. A sci-fi masterpiece which is funny, semi-spooky as well as incredibly moving, E.T. tells the story of a child...
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    Christmas song...

    Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, jingle all the way.. Oh what fun, it is to ride on a one-horse open sleigh! Dashing through the snow, on a one-horse open sleigh, Over the fields we go, laughing all the way.. Ha Ha! Bells on bobtail ring, making spirits bright, What fun it is to ride and sing a...
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    Have your children ever complain about their names?...

    Poor kid! Did you get a chance to ask him what he would be like to be named, given a choice?
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    Social Media - Kids - What To Do?...

    My daughter started pestering me for a Facebook account when she turned a teenager. I guess it was because of peer pressure of her friends or whatever but she was after my life for it. Initially I said no, but then agreed as far as certain conditions were followed. First and foremost, I should...
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    how much ipad use is enough for kids...

    It is a well-known fact that tablet ownership has more than doubled in the past few years - leading to the expected results that children are becoming more and more proficient using them and finding their way around the various apps and games on them. And thus comes a raging debate of whether...
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    3 year old son out of control...

    This 'oppositional defiant disorder' that you are talking about, my personal guess is that 9 kids out of 10 go through this when they are between three to five years old. I have faced it myself though it gradually phased out as they grew a bit older. Tantrums were a regular occurrence at our...
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    Sport...

    My kids have been going for swimming classes since they were 4 and all of them swim like fishes! :) They have to go swimming every single day of their holidays, without fail.