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The 50 best Android apps of 2013

Google ended 2013 with more than a million Android apps on its Google Play store, and a commanding share of the smartphone market – as well as rapidly-rising tablet sales.<p>It was a good year for new Android apps too, from entertainment and lifestyle apps through to more serious productivity tools. …

19 things to say to your son before he's grown

denise slark images/Flickr / Today<p>Boy Running in Cape: Things to Say to Your Son<p>There are many (many) life lessons that parents should share with …

Here Are All 49 of Our No. 1 Story Picks From This Year

Every week, Longreads sends out an email with our Top 5 story picks—so here it is, every single story that was chosen as No. 1 this year. If you like …

5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – [Google Play Weekly]

It’s almost Christmas and things in the Google Play Store have been a little hectic. Things are being updated, things are being released, and things are going away. To start, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was finally released to the Play Store but sadly, there were some errors with it. Humble …

What Makes Google Plus Different? [Google+]

Google+ Offers Everything You Need in One Place<p>Google+ integrates seamlessly with Gmail, Google Docs, Picasa, YouTube and even Google Search.<p>If you …

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• Pinterest<p>Each time Elizabeth Moore returns from the supermarket, she expects her sons to help her unload groceries from the car. Her oldest, 13-year-old Jake, is always the first to help, while her youngest, 8-year-old Sam, complains the whole time. Meanwhile, her middle son, 10-year-old Ben, …

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• Pinterest<p>Four- and 5-year-olds are learning so many things at such a fast pace that they can have a hard time keeping track of everything that's expected of them. When they do get something right, they expect everyone else to abide by the same rules. And when these perceived rules are "broken" by …

Reading wordless storybooks to toddlers may expose them to richer language, study finds

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found that children hear more complex language from parents when they read a …

Great Books to Read to Infants and Toddlers

Many families are familiar with classic books like <i>Goodnight Moon</i> and read them over and over with their very youngest children. Here are some more …

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Two-year-olds act out their emotions in some pretty bizarre ways. Let us help you crack the toddler behavior code.<p>1 of 8<p>Pinterest<p>Tara Donne<p>Your toddler is becoming a verbal, opinionated little person. In fact, he's downright bossy -- he tells you where to sit, which pants he wants to wear, and …

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Teaching toddlers to pay attention is the key to academic success

The secret to raising an academic child is not to coach toddlers in maths or play them classical music, but to teach them to pay attention, research by child development experts suggests.<p>Toddlers who are better at concentrating, taking directions and persisting with a game even after hitting …

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Sure, their adult years seem like a lifetime away, but it's never too early to teach your child how to stand on his own two feet.<p>1 of 8<p>Pinterest<p>Kaythryn Gamble<p>Take Time to Teach<p>Taking time to train toddlers on "grown up" tasks builds their sense of independence, says Amy McCready, founder of …

Dr. B Teaches Toddlers Patience (It's About Time!!!)

Mazzy has been exhibiting less than stellar behavior lately. (Do I have to remind you about the “Toddler Fight Club” video from last week?) Things …

How to teach your child to read

1 Begin when they’re born! (well, almost)<p>“It’s never too early to start reading stories with your child,” says Rosemary Clarke, Director of reading …

Toddler Development | What to Expect

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At a Day Care Center<p>Do caregivers have first-aid/CPR and child development training?<p>Is each child assigned to a primary caregiver?<p>How many children do you serve, and what are their ages?<p>What is the range of activities in which the children participate?<p>How large is the center? (There should be 35 …

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These educational games, crafts, and activities are easy ways to incorporate learning into everyday life.<p>1 of 20<p>Pinterest<p>Photograph by Ryan Liebe<p>Sun Printing<p>A creative project helps children understand the awe-inspiring effects of the August sun.<p>2 of 20<p>Pinterest<p>Photograph by Julie Bidwell<p>Make it …