Andi Brooks

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Why I Never Tell My Child "Good Job": the Case of Praise versus Encouragement

And no, I never tell my child “bad job!” either. Save your gasps for Jerry Springer, SmartMoms. It’s simply a matter of praise versus …

Homemade Crafts for Kids

Fun, easy crafts and activities for kids of all ages using everyday items like beads, paint, bubbles and more<p>Joh Whittle<p><i>Psst!</i> Here's a secret: You …

Wall Art

10 Things Your Daughter Should Know by the Time She Is 10

<b>1. How adored she is.</b> No matter what you disagree on and even though sometimes you may yell, she should know she is the center of your universe -- always.<p><b>2. How to cook.</b> She should be able to prepare small snacks such as eggs, pasta, toast, sandwiches etc. My daughter loves to cook and letting them …

Parenting

24 Books That Will Captivate Your Kids This Summer

HuffPost blogger Devon Corneal is grateful that her kid is in school for another week. She's sorry that the rest of your children are already running wild and complaining that they're bored. If you're wondering what to do with your kids after they play all the games and build all the sandcastles, …

Spanish Flip Book: Las frutas

This Spanish flip book is an easy way for students to practice using vocabulary in common sentence structures. One word in the sentence changes as …

How to get the kids excited about your next trip

So you want to tour Italy's Etruscan ruins but you have a sneering teen in tow, or a toddler who can shatter priceless artefacts with a single shriek? Just how do you get kids excited about the places you want to go?<p>Look at things from their perspective, that's how. So even if it <i>is</i> a trip for you, …

Kids

MIT's ScratchJr iPad app encourages children to 'code to learn'

Kickstarter-funded educational programming app is inspired by the Scratch language used in schools around the world<p>The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has released a new iPad app that aims to help 5-7 year-old children take their first steps in programming.<p>ScratchJr is a free app based …

The Funniest Parenting Quiz You Will Ever Take

When I was a kid, I loved the television show <i>Let's Make a Deal</i>. I especially loved the segment in which the host, Monty Hall, would ask a woman from the audience to find some obscure item in her purse, such as a paper clip or supermarket receipt. I've been thinking that parents could play a similar …

Diapers

OmieBox: The Healthier Lunch Box for Kids

OmieBox is a new, healthier lunch box that focuses on form and function. A far cry from the typical Dora the Explorer lunch boxes, OmieBox has an …

Healthy Eating

KQED

For subjects like math and foreign language, which are traditionally taught in a linear and highly structured context, using more open-ended …

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“Teaching” children

Many of us seem to have come to associate teaching with the kind of structured teaching that we also associate with schooling. We need set times and …

Rosetta Stone Launches A Digital Learning App For Preschoolers

Rosetta Stone’s first foray into the consumer kids learning app market includes “activities that promote English phonetic awareness, pronunciation of letter sounds, and a grasp of everyday Spanish phrases.” The free iOS app called “Lingo Letter Sounds” uses cute animated “GoGo Lingos” and engaging …

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ISPs

How to find foreign language books in Kindle Store

Published on Aug 25, 2011<p>17<p>If you purchase an item through this post, we may get a small affiliate commission.<p><i>Updated on 13.11.2011</i><p>Kindle devices are …

Language

At What Age Should You Start Learning A Second Language?

<i>Studies show children excel at learning foreign language. The linguistic and cognitive benefits for young people have inspired countries around the</i> …

10 Spanish Words That Have No English Translation

Ever get that annoying feeling that you can't find the exact word to describe something? You may not be thinking in the right language. Here are 10 very specific words in Spanish that don't quite have an English counterpart.<p>1. Sobremesa<p>That moment after eating a meal when the food is gone but the …

Being Bilingual Sparks Creativity

Personally, I love the sounds and musicality of all languages. I was raised in a bi-lingual household. I spoke English outside the home when I was …

Creativity