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The 50 best Android apps of 2013

The top entertainment, lifestyle, children's, productivity and social apps for Android smartphones and tablets this year<p>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 …

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 …

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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 …

Apps

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 …

The Power of Birth Order

How on earth did your kids turn out to be so different from each other? It may have to do with where they sit in the family tree.<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 …

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Why Kids Tattle—and What to Do

Don't be worried if your child starts tattling -- learn the real reasons behind it to prevent her from becoming a full-blown tattletale.<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 …

Parenting

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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The Secret Language of Toddlers: What Their Behaviors Mean

Two-year-olds act out their emotions in some pretty bizarre ways. Let us help you crack the toddler behavior code.<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 exactly what he'd like for …

Parenting

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 …

Teaching Your Child Independence

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>Taking time to train toddlers on "grown up" tasks builds their sense of independence, says Amy McCready, founder of Positive Parenting Solutions. "Identify one new task …

Parenting

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

Do you want to keep your toddler happy and stimulated during play? Take a look at some of our ideas...

Interview Questions for Day Care

When meeting with day care directors or caregivers, don't be afraid to ask as many questions as you need to in order to feel comfortable. It's a good idea to have a written list with you so that you don't forget a key query.<p>Child Care: How to Find Quality Child Care<p>At a Day Care Center<p>Do caregivers …

Parenting

Get Smart: Fun Learning Activities

These educational games, crafts, and activities are easy ways to incorporate learning into everyday life.<p>A creative project helps children understand the awe-inspiring effects of the August sun.

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