New research is showing us fascinating information about the brain. We are now learning that we can form new brain cells at nearly any age with physical exercise, and that exercising before class can significantly boost learning capacity by spawning new brain cells. Learning new information immediately following aerobic exercise fills the new cells with information.
The new neural pathways formed during exercise are like new railroad tracks in our brains. If we don't use them, we… Continue
Added by Lisa Benton on May 10, 2010 at 1:01pm —
Call me old-fashioned, but a clean home does wonders for me. And not for just me, for my family.
At this stage in our lives, a time when four out of five of us are at home nearly all hours of every day, a clean home keeps us sane. Daily cleaning provides us with a sense of peace, routine and respect for our home and ourselves.
If your children are still under the age of five, you’ll find their natural instincts to be involved in most clean up is… Continue
Added by Jeanine Ertl on May 2, 2010 at 8:00am —
Help your kids learn their ABC’s!
Head on over to our blog, learn
at kiboomu daily
, and check out these printable alphabet letter
practice worksheets & coloring pages.
They each have 1 line of letter practice for both capital and lowercase
letters, and a picture for coloring.
These ABC’s worksheets are perfect for children learning English too.
Learn, Laugh, Sing… Continue
Added by Wendy Wiseman on April 30, 2010 at 4:30pm —
Here is an idea for a way to help kids who are working on sight words - make a sight word paper chain. As they learn new words, they continually add links on…
Added by Kelly Long on January 24, 2010 at 1:20pm —
The holiday season is here and most of us are planning and preparing to make our family gatherings a time of joy and celebration. From meals to gift giving, once November 1st arrives, the rush is on and anticipation builds.
For some, it can be a stressful time, for others it is their most favorite time of year. Most years, I find myself feeling a bit of both. When I feel the stress beginning to take hold, I am always brought back to my childhood and the lesson my parents instilled in… Continue
Added by denny hagel on December 16, 2009 at 12:30am —
At a popular Australian pool last week, Matthew Kennedy, an 8-year old boy with autism, a severe speech impediment and learning difficulties, recognized that Emily, a 3-year old girl, was in distress. He jumped in, grabbed her arms, lifted her head above the water and pulled her out of the pool. Emily was unconscious and foaming at the mouth. Matthew’s father and the lifeguard began CPR, Emily began to breathe again and she was taken to the emergency room, still alive.
There are two… Continue
Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on November 9, 2009 at 10:53am —
Giggles Computer Funtime For Baby™ is the award-winning software that lets your baby tap and touch the keys on your computer for adorable on-screen fun.
Lovingly crafted for babies 6-to-24 months old, the program locks out the system and protects your computer and files, allowing your little one to touch any key at all.
Babies learn about and play with shapes, colors, animals, letters, numbers and more! All in… Continue
Added by Memorable Children Books & Gifts on September 20, 2009 at 1:00pm —
It's been almost a full two weeks since my old camera got sent out for repairs. I felt strange not having it around for those impromptu shots throughout the day. And I just about panicked not having it for all the great activities we've been doing. It's been quite a pendulum swing I guess- there are hardly any photos from the early years of our marriage- it was such a bother to pick up film, get it printed, and then deal with all the prints afterwards. I remember being apprehensive about the… Continue
Added by Janice on July 17, 2009 at 12:47am —
Today's letter was O. Munch already knows how to make them with wood pieces, so she got started on that while I finished preparing our other activities. I taught her to write the letter and say its sound, as is our usual routine. Today's letter collage had us brainstorming words that begin with O and gluing spots of oatmeal-
Our craft was an adorable paper owl- you can get… Continue
Added by Janice on July 8, 2009 at 7:08pm —
If you have kids under ten, you are probably familiar with the JumpStart
name. They've produced many interactive and engaging education software titles for early learning fun. They've recenly launched a whole new learning experience by way of their JumpStart 3D online adventure.
My family had a chance to play around in this amazing world and I just posted our review on my blog. And those awesome folks at… Continue
Added by Carrie Anne Badov on May 29, 2009 at 11:12am —
I have a 6 year old son who has been diagnosed with ADHD as well as Aspergers Syndrome. His ADHD levels are amazing, it is like the energizer bunny on steroids. Combine that with the nuances that come from the Aspergers, well, I should have bought stock in Advil. I know that having a structured day is important, as well as patience and compromises, but I have to admit this is hard in our household. I also have a 3 year old, a 15 year old who has NLD (non-verbal learning disorder) and I have… Continue
Added by Brandee on January 16, 2009 at 10:01pm —
So, my oldest daughter is getting older and with that she wants to make more decisions on her own. I have to realize that she is getting older as much as I don't want to! In one way its great because we can do more and talk about more but then you realize how fast time goes and one day she will be all grown up and on her own. Time goes by to fast. It seems like it was yesterday when it was just her and I. Now, she has friends and those baby moments are just memories. I don't want to loose one… Continue
Added by Kim Watt on January 12, 2009 at 9:44am —
One of the things that always impresses me and leaves an indent (sometimes literally) about my son is the fact that he is the teacher and I am the student. We were looking through our photographs the other day, and my husband said that one of them was from the time when I was having trouble getting him to nurse. For a while I didn't remember it (and even argued about it), but there was a period when I was having trouble. But I did figure out what he was trying to tell me, with his nonverbal… Continue
Added by Joanna on December 12, 2008 at 10:17am —
August 14th, 2008
On a typical afternoon I often find myself pushing my son in his stroller as we buy our groceries, go to the bank, pick up our dry-cleaning and shop at the local stores on our busy street. Sitting in his front row seat, meandering through the crowd, my three year old happily says “hello”, “hi” and occasionally “nice dog” to the many people passing by. Sadly, I have to report that few will reply, or say hello back or acknowledge his attempt at being… Continue
Added by THE BIG AGOO on August 15, 2008 at 2:30pm —
My kids like to watch TV. They get that from their dad and me. We have our Tivo set up to religiously catch our favorite shows like My Name is Earl and Battlestar Galactica, Lost and the Closer. We like TV. We know we watch too much of it. We know there are better, more productive ways to use our time, but we enjoy it and it’s cheap and it’s in our house and that’s all I have to say about that.
Peter and I know that our chances of being stranded on a mythical island are slim to none,… Continue
Added by Anissa Mayhew on August 9, 2008 at 11:09pm —
I have decided to enroll my boys in K12.com
online Oregon Virtual Academy
. I am doing this because of several reasons: first I want to be able to know for sure that my kids are getting all of the state required curriculum; second I was having trouble with the public school, Hudson Park Elementary, here in Rainier, Oregon because they didn't teach at my standards; third I want to be able to contribute to their learning and… Continue
Added by Crystal Abel on August 3, 2008 at 4:03pm —