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Most of the kids around the world would buy a tie or a greeting card for their Dads. However, how about doing something really special and new for your Father? There are several types of things that you can do on Father’s Day to make your Dad feel really proud and special.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style="background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px; margin-bottom: 15px; text-align: left;"&gt;If you Dad like to play ballgames then you can enjoy playing the activities such as racing, hockey or any other type of sports. Get tickets for his favorite sports when his team is playing. You can both enjoy a great day out watching the sports and cheering for your favorite team. You can also go to a golf course, bowling alley, or the batting cages.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003IFNLDW/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;tag=geniareforkid-20&amp;amp;linkCode=as2&amp;amp;camp=1789&amp;amp;creative=9325&amp;amp;creativeASIN=B003IFNLDW" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img border="0" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/511eMehlh6L._SL500_AA300_.jpg" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style="background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px; margin-bottom: 15px; text-align: left;"&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style="background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px; margin-bottom: 15px; text-align: left;"&gt;Is your father a lover of movies? You can catch up with him and watch some really good movies together. You can get some popcorn for him and a rent a bunch of his favorite movies. Sit together on the couch with just the remote and have a nice time watching movies together. You can also get him a subscription for his favorite Hollywood blockbusters and he will never have to leave home to catch a movie.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style="background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px; margin-bottom: 15px; text-align: left;"&gt;Arrange for a get together for your Dad with his old buddies for a night of movies, poker, or sports. Whip up the fun with some nice snacks such as guacamole, chips and dip, tacos, or pizzas. Remember to carry all the stuff that you might need. Things such as cards and poker chips, and DVDs are must-haves.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style="background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px; margin-bottom: 15px; text-align: left;"&gt;The best thing to do would be to become a genie for your Dad and tell him to make wishes that he would like to get fulfilled. Give him what he wants and see his face glow.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class="feedflare"&gt;
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  4. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~4/8pyB-glJYik" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description><thr:total xmlns:thr="http://purl.org/syndication/thread/1.0">0</thr:total><feedburner:origLink>http://genius-are-for-kids.blogspot.com/2012/05/cool-fathers-day-ideas-your-dad-will.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><title>Ideas for Day Trips with Kids</title><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~3/tR9d43oCB8o/ideas-for-day-trips-with-kids.html</link><category>Activities : Outdoor</category><category>Summer</category><author>[email protected] (Lena Khalid)</author><pubDate>Sun, 06 May 2012 02:36:21 PDT</pubDate><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9016842475016221157.post-5536924045852437889</guid><description>Sometimes, a day trip is just the thing you and your kids need. Day trips are usually less expensive than overnight trips, and you don't have to worry about packing a lot. Day trips are also a great addition to your kids' education. Depending on the age and number of kids, there is bound to be a day trip that works for your family.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Here are some ideas.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;Zoos&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Going to the zoo is often an unforgettable experience for children. They can see animals "in real life" that they may have only seen in pictures or on TV. Some children have a particular animal they really like, and a zoo trip can bring that alive.  Other variations on the zoo theme are wildlife refuges and petting zoos. Some wildlife refuges have picnic tables and other accommodations, and you can see the animals that inhabit your local area. Petting zoos are also a fun and interactive way for kids to touch and interact with animals they might otherwise never get close to.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;Water Parks&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Once your kids learn to swim, a water park is a grand idea. If someone in your family is not a swimmer, look for a water park that has a playground, wading pool, or similar alternatives to swimming. From water slides to wave pools, a water park is a fun outing for children.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;Aquariums&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;A day at an aquarium is fun for everyone. Kids can see ocean life from all over the world collected in one place. Another great thing about aquariums is that all ages can enjoy them - even toddlers and babies enjoy the beautiful, unusual sights, sounds, and colors.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;Museums&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;When you think of museums, does it conjure up images of a stuffy collection of untouchable displays? Think again - museums in this day and age are often kid-friendly, with interactive exhibits and other features. Some museums have programs and activities designed for children.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;Camping&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;You don't have to spend the night in a tent for it to be camping! You can camp during the day with kids, and many children love it. Bring food and equipment to your nearest campsite, and set up camp. You can even pitch a tent. Build a fire and cook your food over it, and let the kids run around in the woods or enjoy an on-site playground. If there is a creek or stream, the kids will enjoy wading and so forth.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;Horseback Riding&lt;/b&gt; This is a fun outing for kids. A professional stable will be able to accommodate most age and experience levels. Very young kids can enjoy a slow walk with an adult leading the horse, and older kids might like a trail ride. It makes for a memorable day trip.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class="feedflare"&gt;
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But...who looks after the kids?&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Parents looking for day care for their children have very few options;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;1.) Stay at home and look after the kids&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;2.) Work when your partner is home to look after the kids (Now there's a recipe for a short relationship!)&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;3.) Put the children into a crèche, kindergarten or playgroup during working hours&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;4.) Find a live-in Nanny&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;5.) Find a childminder&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;6.) Hit on brothers, sisters and parents to look after the children&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Staying at home with the kids sounds a good idea at first, but then you soon find that you can't afford the most basic luxury items that your kids want. "Other kids have them why can't I?" is the usual refrain. Adults also need other adult conversation that is not about kids, and work is the place where this is most easily found.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: right; margin-left: 1em; text-align: right;"&gt;&lt;tbody&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td style="text-align: center;"&gt;&lt;span class="zemanta-img separator zemanta-action-dragged" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/1801959402" style="display: block; margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img alt="Nanny at Groovefest" src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2284/1801959402_9127d6b0b6_m.jpg" style="border-bottom-style: none; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; border-left-style: none; border-right-style: none; border-top-style: none; border-width: initial; font-size: 0.8em;" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class="zemanta-img-attribution" style="clear: both; margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"&gt;Nanny at Groovefest (Photo credit: &lt;a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/1801959402" target="_blank"&gt;AvaJune&lt;/a&gt;)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/tbody&gt;&lt;/table&gt;I know people who have tried option 2, with one partner working days and the other nights. Don't even go there. Love life? Forget it, your relationship will soon be in tatters.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Crèche, kindergarten and playgroup child supervision is very expensive. Many parents find that over half of their wages go in paying the childcare fees for the week. Governments are increasingly coming to realise that they have to do something to give tax breaks to parents to go some way to paying their child day care fees. Otherwise nobody will have kids and who is going to pay the pensions of all those retired government employees and politicians.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Live-in Nanny? Well au pair then. Au pairs can still be found, but are notoriously unreliable, and with bad cases in the press this option is fading away to zero for most parents.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Childminders look after your kids in the childminder's home. All you have to do is drop them off and pick them up again. Finding a childminder with a similar outlook to your own on child rearing is difficult. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Problems also arise when the childminder is sick or wants to have a vacation. The largest childminder problems come to the fore when your child is ill. "She's ill is she? 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This caused a lot of children to strive with learning problems at school. Most of these learning problems can be traced back to inadequate learning experiences during their infant, toddler and preschool years. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Everyone loves to play and children are no exception. Luckily Mother Nature cautiously planned it, so that children may learn vital skills by playing. Play is the most vital child activity, where learning actually occurs although unknowingly every time a child plays. However a parent must regulate the play so that it remains on an educational path. This is where educational toys, games and other activities come in.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br /&gt;During the last few years, parents started getting more interested in choosing smart toys for their children. These toys encourage the children to learn specific skills through a fun and enjoyable way, playing. The key lies in knowing which skill your child lacks that causes a particular learning or development problem. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Educational toys are specially designed to teach specific learning activities that children needs at various ages. Since children generally love to play, especially with kids toys, they receive lots of right stimulation at the right time. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br /&gt;There are also kids toys that are not educational for children and must be avoided. For instance toy guns and other such toys that tend to depict violence and other unpleasant behaviors and must. Although these toys may be a good quite enjoyable for youngsters, on the long term they will only causes harm. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Toys are one of the first things a child gets into contact with. Understanding how things work is the direct answer of solving problems that comes with choosing toys. Toys assist children in learning how to grab, pull, push, and synchronize the movement of the head with that of the hand. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Toys are essential when playing, and playing with a wide range of learning toys helps children to develop their imagination. It taught them to understand that different objects have different properties and to learn how to combine them to create other interesting objects. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Although parents can perform the stimulation job better, it would mean that the parent must personally spend countless hours during their child's formative years to give all of these stimulation and learning experiences. In turn that would mean that the parents have to sacrifice their other responsibilities and obligations. But with when the parents take the time to choose the appropriate learning toys they could serve as a buffer. 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Now what do you do?&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;You may not be a math teacher, but thankfully there are ways you can help your kids improve their grades. Studies have shown that children are much more likely to perform well in a subject that interests them.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;So here are 5 ways to get your kids excited about math and actually looking forward to the next math class:&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;1. Inspire them.&lt;/b&gt; &lt;br /&gt;Some kids don't enjoy math because they just can't see the point of it. Unlike reading or painting, all those mathematical symbols and numbers don't seem to mean anything. &lt;br /&gt;What you need to do is show them how important math is in the real world. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Tell them stories about the great engineering feats throughout history. From building the great pyramids of Egypt, to the Hoover dam, to the latest space missions to Mars, nothing would have been achieved without mathematics, and mathematicians. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;2. Get practical.&lt;/b&gt; &lt;br /&gt;Involve your kids in some real world math away from the classroom. Find something your child is interested in and relate it to math in some way. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;For example, do they like baseball? Terrific. During a game, ask them how many points the losing team has to score to beat the other one. And how many games do they need to win before they have enough points to win the league? &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;If they enjoy helping around the home then let them do the "clever stuff". Ask them to work out the sizes for that wood you're going to cut. Or get them to measure out the ingredients for the cake you're about to bake. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;When you're in a store, ask your kids to add up the prices and keep a running total while you shop. Then ask them how much change you should expect at the checkout. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;3. Take life "step-by-step".&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Success in math - as in life - is largely about breaking large projects down into manageable, bite-sized pieces. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Many kids feel overwhelmed when they see a list of math questions, and it's at this point they may decide that math is "boring" or "hard". &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Show them the magic of taking one question at a time, and breaking it into tiny steps that make it easy. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;4. Encourage creativity.&lt;/b&gt; &lt;br /&gt;Kids may become mentally "stuck" on a topic because they're only looking at it in one way. Perhaps they need to step outside the box and see it from a different angle. &lt;br /&gt;Show them the beauty of alternative viewpoints. Help them to see situations from other people's perspective. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Get them into the habit of exploring different ways of solving a problem. Even something simple like tidying up a room can have several possible "solutions" or ways of approaching it. &lt;br /&gt;Crosswords and lateral thinking puzzles are good for this kind of flexible thinking. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;5. Be positive.&lt;/b&gt; &lt;br /&gt;Eliminate negative statements like "math is hard" (even if you thought of yourself as a math dunce at school!). &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Explain how everyone has a natural ability to do math and that solving math problems isn't so different from solving other kinds of problems in life. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Above all, inspire confidence in your kids. Teach them persistence and how there's always a solution to every problem. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;We all perform better when we enjoy what we do, and getting kids interested in math is the real key to success. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;They may not turn into mathematical geniuses, but they'll thank you in later life when they enter the world of work and start counting their salaries. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Now who said your kids couldn't do math? :-)&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;script type="text/javascript"&gt;var skaId="5837";var skaSearchCat="15";var skaRandomCat="15";var skaSearch="adhd,aspergers,autism,baby,behavior,birth,breastfeeding, childbirth,children,colic,custody,deaf,divorce,education, family,father,fertility,financial,fun,game,games,gender,genealogy,girl,health,healthy, homeschool,homeschooling,infertility,kids,love,marriage,math,men,mom,natural,parent,parenting,potty,pregnancy,pregnant,relationship,safety,school,science,sickness,sign,sleep,sound,support,teach,teacher,teaching,teen,teenager,tips,toddler,training,treatment,tree, women";var skaRandom="adhd,aspergers,autism,baby,breastfeeding, childbirth,colic,custody,deaf,divorce,fertility,genealogy,homeschool,homeschooling,infertility,marriage,parenting,potty,pregnancy,pregnant,relationship,teen,teenager,toddler,training";var skaCustom=""; &lt;/script&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;script type="text/javascript"&gt;if (window.ska1) { } else { var headID = document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]; var newScript = document.createElement("script"); newScript.type = "text/javascript";newScript.src = "http://skadoogle.s3.amazonaws.com/js/skaLinkSense.js";newScript.charset="ISO-8859-1";headID.appendChild(newScript);} &lt;/script&gt;&lt;div class="feedflare"&gt;
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  12. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~4/MrexAVbuXic" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description><thr:total xmlns:thr="http://purl.org/syndication/thread/1.0">0</thr:total><feedburner:origLink>http://genius-are-for-kids.blogspot.com/2011/11/5-ways-to-help-your-kids-do-math.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><title>Finding Gifts for Kids on Christmas</title><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~3/JH4K_6glKLM/finding-gifts-for-kids-on-christmas.html</link><category>christmas gifts</category><category>educational toys</category><category>gifts for kids</category><category>Toys</category><author>[email protected] (Lena Khalid)</author><pubDate>Thu, 27 Oct 2011 08:14:14 PDT</pubDate><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9016842475016221157.post-3828430476912964315</guid><description>Even with more than two months to go before Christmas, people are starting to get excited about the holidays once again.  When Christmas is talked about getting &lt;a href="http://li.nk2.biz/toysngames" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;b&gt;gifts for kids&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/a&gt; is an automatic addition to the train of thoughts.  It’s not just about looking for great presents but also finding the best one for the receiver.  Sometimes selecting the right gift can take some time and effort amidst all the nice toy displays that attract your attention.  With the many innovative toys out there you may find it a difficult task to choose the best one there is.   &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;It is a matter of deciding which will be the one that the kid you are giving the gift to will most enjoy.  Make the holidays more special by giving Christmas gifts to kids that are not too common but something that they can really enjoy and at the same time boost their talents and skills.  Children even at the tender ages can decide for themselves which toys they are more inclined to like.  One can observe them and realize that the toys they favor are the ones that they are most fascinated with.  Through this observation, as a giver you know which gifts to choose from by the time you decide to buy them. &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;h2&gt;Gift for kids ideas&lt;/h2&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;If you are planning to gift a boy, you are more inclined to purchasing toy cars, trains, remote control air swimmers, sports balls, and other easily displayed presents for boys.  But there are also cool &lt;i&gt;gifts for kids&lt;/i&gt; that can enhance their creativity like the Lego building blocks, musical instrument that they like such as guitar, organ or drums.  You can also help them in the development of their motor skills with bicycles or tricycles and other life size play pens.   &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;iframe width="460" height="264" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pOjB_luOF1Q?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;For the little girls there are also creative presents you can come up with.  Girls even at a young age love colors and accessories so an accessory making kit as a Christmas gift will be greatly appreciated.  Though the usual character dolls are always welcome, they can be common gifts received by girls.  Other gifts can be baby dolls or playhouse items that will increase also their creative juices as they pretend during play time. &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;There are also creative gifts that can be both enjoyed by boys and girls.  For kids that have artistic talents, art books or art supplies are a great way to improve such talents.  Also, dessert making kits may be unusual gifts for kids but will definitely spark the cooking talents in the girls and even in the boys.  Other creative gifts with an educational appeal can also be scrapbook kits, activity books like coloring or drawing books, puzzles, interactive books and other toys that enhance the creative juices of the kids. &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;h3&gt;Gifts for kids : It's the thoughts that counts!&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;For a gift giver, it’s usually the thought that counts but when giving to a kid, it goes beyond that.  What you give can also affect even a little of his or her growth as a child.  So make the most of your Christmas shopping especially when buying &lt;a href="http://li.nk2.biz/toysngames" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;u&gt;&lt;i&gt;gifts for kids&lt;/u&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt; and go out of your way to be as creative as you can be.&lt;div class="feedflare"&gt;
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If you can, stay away from dark clothing.  It decreases visibility. Don’t pick anything that covers their face, such as a messy wig. &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Once your kids’ Halloween costumes are selected, you’ll need to prepare it for night wear. &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;b&gt;How to Make Your Kids’ Halloween Attire Safe&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;There are two ways to prepare your kids for a safe Halloween outing: &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;- Use reflective tape.  This can be bought in most stores.  Place two strips on your kids’ shoes and two strips on their Halloween costume.  These strips shine in the dark and alert drivers. &lt;br&gt;- Have your kids carry a flashlight.  If your kids don’t like it, find a flashlight with a strap.  They can hang it from their wrists and keep it out of sight.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Of course some kids won’t like your safe ideas.  Some kids want to wear full-face masks when trick-or-treating.  Some won’t like wearing reflective tape.  So how do you make your kids happy without sacrificing safety? &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;b&gt;Getting Your Kids to Celebrate Halloween Safely&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Getting your kids to like your safe ideas is difficult.   &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Here are some suggestions: &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;- If your child insists on wearing a full-face mask, have your child wear it around the house for a while.  Chances are your child won’t want to wear it any longer this Halloween.&lt;br&gt;     - Does your child refuse to wear reflective tape on their Halloween costume?  Put it on their bag instead.&lt;br&gt;     - If your kids insist on long clothing, have them wear it around the house.  They’ll get tired of it and opt for another kidsí Halloween costume.&lt;br&gt; - If your children still refuse to wear safe kids' Halloween costumes, talk to them about why it’s important to stay safe on Halloween.  Illustrations or stories are very effective with younger children.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Again, it’s always important that your kids are safe this Halloween season, so start with their kids' Halloween costumes.  Make sure their costumes fit snugly, are marked with reflective tape, and don’t interfere with their visibility.  It’s important to make the kidsí Halloween costumes safe so they have a happy, safe Halloween — a great Halloween you and your kids will remember for years to come. &lt;br&gt;&lt;div class="affiliateShowcase" style="width:660px"&gt;&lt;div class="affiliateShowcaseProduct" style="float:left;width:160px;height:209px;"&gt; &lt;div class="affiliateShowcaseImage"&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-3919390-10749902?url=http://www.halloweenexpress.com/astronaut-costume-p-22872.html" onclick="target='_blank';"&gt;&lt;img style="border:none;"  src="http://images.asadart.com/sources/com/halloweenexpress/images/imagecache/81-125-ur26981.jpg" alt="Astronaut Costume"/&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;   &lt;div class="affiliateShowcaseName"&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-3919390-10749902?url=http://www.halloweenexpress.com/astronaut-costume-p-22872.html" onclick="target='_blank';"&gt;Astronaut Costume&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div class="affiliateShowcaseDescription"&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div class="affiliateShowcasePrice"&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class="affiliateShowcaseProduct" style="float:left;width:160px;height:209px;"&gt; &lt;div class="affiliateShowcaseImage"&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-3919390-10749902?url=http://www.halloweenexpress.com/firefighter-costume-p-22115.html" onclick="target='_blank';"&gt;&lt;img style="border:none;"  src="http://images.asadart.com/sources/com/halloweenexpress/images/imagecache/67-125-fw110542.jpg" alt="Firefighter Costume"/&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;   &lt;div class="affiliateShowcaseName"&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-3919390-10749902?url=http://www.halloweenexpress.com/firefighter-costume-p-22115.html" onclick="target='_blank';"&gt;Firefighter Costume&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div class="affiliateShowcaseDescription"&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div class="affiliateShowcasePrice"&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class="affiliateShowcaseProduct" style="float:left;width:160px;height:209px;"&gt; &lt;div class="affiliateShowcaseImage"&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-3919390-10749902?url=http://www.halloweenexpress.com/motorcross-costume-p-22395.html" onclick="target='_blank';"&gt;&lt;img style="border:none;"  src="http://images.asadart.com/sources/com/halloweenexpress/images/imagecache/70-125-dg2526.jpg" alt="Motorcross Costume"/&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;   &lt;div class="affiliateShowcaseName"&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-3919390-10749902?url=http://www.halloweenexpress.com/motorcross-costume-p-22395.html" onclick="target='_blank';"&gt;Motorcross Costume&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div class="affiliateShowcaseDescription"&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div class="affiliateShowcasePrice"&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class="affiliateShowcaseProduct" style="float:left;width:160px;height:209px;"&gt; &lt;div class="affiliateShowcaseImage"&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-3919390-10749902?url=http://www.halloweenexpress.com/soldier-costume-p-23275.html" onclick="target='_blank';"&gt;&lt;img style="border:none;"  src="http://images.asadart.com/sources/com/halloweenexpress/images/imagecache/67-125-pm769593.jpg" alt="Soldier Costume"/&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;   &lt;div class="affiliateShowcaseName"&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-3919390-10749902?url=http://www.halloweenexpress.com/soldier-costume-p-23275.html" onclick="target='_blank';"&gt;Soldier Costume&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div class="affiliateShowcaseDescription"&gt;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div class="affiliateShowcasePrice"&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class="feedflare"&gt;
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  16. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~4/guvlYc0MfDY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description><thr:total xmlns:thr="http://purl.org/syndication/thread/1.0">0</thr:total><feedburner:origLink>http://genius-are-for-kids.blogspot.com/2011/10/are-your-kids-halloween-costumes-safe.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><title>Looking for Inexpensive Halloween Costumes Ideas?</title><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~3/ZBppocynnI8/looking-for-inexpensive-halloween.html</link><category>Activities : Indoor</category><category>Activities : Outdoor</category><category>Halloween</category><author>[email protected] (Lena Khalid)</author><pubDate>Sun, 02 Oct 2011 02:44:49 PDT</pubDate><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9016842475016221157.post-6599232645200834704</guid><description>Halloween is something that is loved by both young and adults. This is the time when kids can look scary while having fun and their parents would do everything to find the best &lt;a href="http://halloweencostumesideas.us/" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;b&gt;Halloween costumes&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/a&gt; to make the occasion more memorable to their young ones.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;The kinds of getup that kids wear at this season depend on many things. Some kids are too afraid that they cannot afford to look scary. There are those who prefer famous characters as costumes rather than to look like the other kids. For parents who are now on the quest of finding appropriate costumes for their children, here are some recommendations that aim to make everything easier for you. The following will help give your kids good memories even when you don't spend too much money to attain that.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;1. Ghost. This may be the most obvious look that perfectly fit the mood of the season. Your kids can easily turn themselves to look like one even without your help. With some materials and doses of imagination, they can already have a blast come Halloween. If you have old sheets at home, these are going to be great for this purpose. Fit the sheet on the child and cut holes on the part of the eyes. 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Hobo. Look into the closet of your husband and choose old looking clothes that you can have the kids wear. Match the clothes with an outdated hat. Using watercolor, you can paint beard on the face of the child to achieve the kind of effect that you are after. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;3. Nerd. Think about all the portrayals done on TV and films about nerds. You need to start with clothes that look outdated and the kinds that won't be worn by what society considers the in crowd. Have you child on pants that is too small and shirt that is all buttoned up. The hair is vital at the overall effect. With the help of gels, you can slick the child's hair back. Do not forget old pair of eyeglasses to complete the get-up. Come Halloween, the child can bring along big books to create the statement.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;4. Angel. Like the sheet that you use for the ghost costume, this can also be utilized for this purpose. Instead of ghastly drawings, you can use clear spray and sprinkle some glitter to complete the effect. 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In choosing Halloween costumes, these do not have to be expensive. The important thing here is that the child will enjoy and remember fun memories on the event no matter what they wear.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;a href="http://halloweencostumesideas.us" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;b&gt;Click Here For more Halloween Costumes Ideas&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;div class="feedflare"&gt;
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  18. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~4/ZBppocynnI8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description><thr:total xmlns:thr="http://purl.org/syndication/thread/1.0">0</thr:total><feedburner:origLink>http://genius-are-for-kids.blogspot.com/2011/10/looking-for-inexpensive-halloween.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><title>Birthday Party Tips for your Kids</title><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~3/mSWNk3PGlH0/birthday-party-tips-for-your-kids.html</link><category>Birthday Party</category><category>Tips</category><author>[email protected] (Lena Khalid)</author><pubDate>Mon, 23 May 2011 20:55:31 PDT</pubDate><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9016842475016221157.post-2833847187758319288</guid><description>There are probably times when you have reminisced about and remembered the many birthday parties that you had as a kid and remembered how they were real fun for you and your friends! Today, kids still want to have fun at their birthday parties and there seems to always be some parents who want to throw their kids the birthday parties of a lifetime! If you're one of those parent's then you probably already know that you should not only keep the birthday party safe but that it should also be well chaperoned. If you are bound and determined to throw your child a great birthday party then there are always some tips to keep in mind to make sure that it's a safe and happy time for everyone.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style="display: block; float: right; margin: 1em;"&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.shareasale.com/m-pr.cfm?merchantID=12172&amp;amp;userID=313379&amp;amp;productID=470036355" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img alt="SpongeBob Party Ultimate Birthday Box" border="0" src="http://images.birthdayinabox.com/BIABthumb/101010UBox.jpg" /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;SpongeBob Party Ultimate Birthday Box&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;From: &lt;a href="http://www.shareasale.com/m-pr.cfm?merchantID=12172&amp;amp;userID=313379&amp;amp;productID=470036355" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;b&gt;Birthday in a Box&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;First of all, if your child's friends are coming over to your house then you'll want to be prepared. One of the first steps in preparation for your kid's birthday party is the activities that'll be done. There are a whole host of activities that the children can do when they come over to your house to have fun at a birthday party! For example, you could turn the whole day into a big movie marathon with plenty of candy and popcorn to go around. If you want to go this route then a good idea would be to hold a vote with the children about which movies that they'd like to watch. Or, if you'd prefer, the birthday son or daughter can be the one to pick out the majority of the movies that everyone will be watching. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Aside from a movie marathon event, however, there should always be some backup activities. For example, having a piñata at your home is always a fun event for a children's birthday party, as well as traditional birthday party games, like "Pin the Tail on the Donkey." There are plenty of ways to get ideas for birthday fun; whether you research different birthday games on the internet or you ask for advice, there are plenty of activities to keep everyone busy for the whole time that they are at your house!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style="display: block; float: left; margin: 1em;"&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.shareasale.com/m-pr.cfm?merchantID=12172&amp;amp;userID=313379&amp;amp;productID=477603065" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img border="0" src="http://images.birthdayinabox.com/BIABthumb/403111UBox.jpg" /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Dinosaur Adventure Ultimate Box&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;From: &lt;a href="http://www.shareasale.com/m-pr.cfm?merchantID=12172&amp;amp;userID=313379&amp;amp;productID=477603065" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;b&gt;Birthday in a Box&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Another birthday party tip that you'll want to remember is to always have food on hand. Whether it's plenty of pizza to go around or a non-stop candy bowl, children are always going to be hungry. And what's better then being able to pig out at a birthday party! Kids are usually voracious little creatures, so be sure to have plenty of soda pop, food, and snacks around for everyone to enjoy! One safe thing to keep in mind, though, is food allergies of the other kids. You may want to ask each individual parent if their children are allergic to any food items so that you can be sure that it won't be served. This is the safest way to protect everything from anything potentially harmful!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;If you opt not to hold your child's birthday party at your house, though, you can always take it upon yourself to take everyone to a bowling alley or other fun place. For example, Chuck E. Cheese is another excellent place to hold your child's birthday party. If you decide to go this route, though, making sure you have plenty of help and supervision is crucial!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;All of these things are important to remember when thinking about holding a birthday party for your son or daughter! Your child's birthday party absolutely does not have to be a big hassle, but you do have to remember important advice about fun and safety!&lt;div class="feedflare"&gt;
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  20. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~4/mSWNk3PGlH0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description><thr:total xmlns:thr="http://purl.org/syndication/thread/1.0">0</thr:total><feedburner:origLink>http://genius-are-for-kids.blogspot.com/2011/05/birthday-party-tips-for-your-kids.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><title>Ten Tips On Understanding Your Child</title><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~3/iZka8Ho5bYI/ten-tips-on-understanding-your-child.html</link><category>Parenting</category><author>[email protected] (GeniusKids)</author><pubDate>Sun, 22 May 2011 06:36:16 PDT</pubDate><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9016842475016221157.post-3661098200864954765</guid><description>Parenting can be a frustrating experience especially if you cannot seem to establish a harmonious relationship with your teenager. There are times when you find yourself in disagreement with your child because of the so-called generation gap. The key to having a harmonious relationship with your child lies on how well you understand them. Here are 10 tips on dealing with your teen and understanding your child.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: bold;"&gt;Set a boundary between your role as a parent or a friend.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Aside from being a father or mother to your child, you can also be a friend to them. But sometimes you need to make a distinction between being a parent and the same time a friend to your child. Friends will always have the tendency to judge your child whenever they confide their problems.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span class="zemanta-img separator" style="clear: right;"&gt;&lt;a href="http://commons.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ParentChildIcon.svg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em; display: block; float: right; clear: right;"&gt;&lt;img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/85/ParentChildIcon.svg/300px-ParentChildIcon.svg.png" alt="An icon illustrating a parent and child" style="font-size: 0.8em; border: medium none;" height="300" width="300" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class="zemanta-img-attribution" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em; clear: both; float: right; width: 300px;"&gt;Image via &lt;a href="http://commons.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ParentChildIcon.svg"&gt;Wikipedia&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;As parents, you cannot do this because of your care for the child. Friends can be found anywhere but good parents is a rare commodity these days.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: bold;"&gt;Show Your Involvement&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;This is true especially if you are occupied with your work and rarely have the time to be with your child. Being involved means finding the time to be with them whenever you have a spare time. Try to find information about your child's life, their thoughts and feelings so that they will be at ease coming to you when they are in trouble.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: bold;"&gt;Train Them To Be Accountable&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;As a parent, you are responsible for preparing your child for adult life. Teach them that if they want something, effort should be exerted in order to achieve it. Money is not the important thing, it is being responsible and independent which matters. Provide them their allowance for jobs but don't pay them if they are not doing their part. This way, you are training them to survive in this world.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: bold;"&gt;Listen To Them&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;As a parent, it is your job to listen to them and understand what they want. You should avoid making any judgment even if they are arguing or disrespecting you. Try to get the message that they are trying to convey as it often means they need your help.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: bold;"&gt;Explain Your Side&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;By letting them know the reasons for your decision, you are helping them become good decision makers themselves. If you want your child to be home at a certain time, tell them that you are concerned for their safety. Even if they disagree with your decision, they will accept it as adults.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: bold;"&gt;Be There For Your Child&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;The most important thing in being a parent is letting them know that you are always there for them. Providing support and letting your child know that you are behind them is vital to their development.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: bold;"&gt;Tune In&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Knowing and listening to their kind of music, what activities they are involved in, the names of their friends is your responsibility.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: bold;"&gt;Be Flexible&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;It is good to set rules but there are always exceptions and there are instances when you need to bend the rules that you set.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: bold;"&gt;Share Your Interest With Your Child&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Sharing interests with your child means you understand them better. This means you are learning together and sharing your experiences. You need to have some connection with your child other than having an argument with who has the car key.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style="font-weight: bold;"&gt;Keep Talking Even If Your Teen Will Not Listen&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;You may not know it but teenagers do listen to their parents. While they may at times argue with you, your advice is well-entrenched in their minds. Although they may seem passive with what you say, the truth of the matter is it sticks. So never stop giving them advices.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Follow these tips on understanding your child and you are headed towards becoming a successful parent.    &lt;div style="margin-top: 10px; height: 15px;" class="zemanta-pixie"&gt;&lt;a class="zemanta-pixie-a" href="http://www.zemanta.com/" title="Enhanced by Zemanta"&gt;&lt;img style="border: medium none; float: right;" class="zemanta-pixie-img" src="http://img.zemanta.com/zemified_e.png?x-id=8ac2130b-c609-4d05-b6eb-29ce0335d879" alt="Enhanced by Zemanta" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class="feedflare"&gt;
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Weekend Getaway. A weekend retreat to a ski lodge could be great for the mom who needs a weekend to unwind.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;9. Digital Camera. For the new mom, this makes a great gift. Children grow up so fast, catching those fleeting moments are important. With scrap booking becoming so popular, digital cameras also make a great gift for the scrapbook lover.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;8. Charitable Donation. For the mom who never stops giving, she would be honored to know that a donation was given to her favor charity in her name. This is truly a gift that keeps on giving.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;7. Buy a Tree or Star. Have that special mom immortalized for years to come. Have a star named after her or buy a tree in her name. With God’s love that star and tree will be around even if we are not.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;6. Night Out. New mothers would surely appreciate a night out of the house with some adult conversation and atmosphere. It's a simple request, yet such a grand gesture for those moms who just want an evening as an adult. This works well with the morning and afternoon spent with the children. That is what Mother's Day is about in the first place.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span class="zemanta-img separator" style="clear: right;"&gt;&lt;a href="http://commons.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mothers%27_Day_Cake.jpg" style="clear: right; display: block; float: right; margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"&gt;&lt;img alt="Mother's Day" height="225" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8e/Mothers%27_Day_Cake.jpg/300px-Mothers%27_Day_Cake.jpg" style="border: medium none; font-size: 0.8em;" width="300" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class="zemanta-img-attribution" style="clear: both; float: right; margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em; width: 300px;"&gt;Image via &lt;a href="http://commons.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mothers%27_Day_Cake.jpg"&gt;Wikipedia&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;5. Spa Day. Most mothers I know could use a spa day. Whether her children are at home or have long since moved out, a spa day is great choice. Spa Days range from a whole package of all the goodies like mud baths and lunch or just a half hour of massage&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;4. Jewelry. A great idea would be give her a pendant with picture of her child/ren in it or a bracelet, ring or necklace with the &lt;a href="http://precious-stones-for-you.blogspot.com/2011/04/myths-behind-birthstones.html" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;b&gt;birthstones&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/a&gt; of children or grandchildren.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;3. Gift Baskets. You can find Gift baskets that contain any and everything. There are baskets that are specifically designed for Mother's Day, but other choices include gourmet and fruit baskets, spa bsakets and candle baskets. Many places also make custom baskets.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;2. Flowers and Plants. This is the most common of Mother's Day gifts. It’s the obvious choice for that bouquet lover or for a very picky person.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;1. The Star Treatment. Being a good mother is the hardest job in the world. Offering that special mom the star treatment for a day is a great gift. Start with allowing her to sleep in. As if that weren't gift enough, breakfast in bed and cleaning the house is just what the mom ordered. Lunch and dinner preparation should be included along with bathing, feeding and dressing the children. Basically don't allow her to left a finger. Supply a good book or time for her to do what she wants. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;What mother wouldn't want a day to recuperate?&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Happy Mother's Day!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class="zemanta-pixie" style="height: 15px; margin-top: 10px;"&gt;&lt;a class="zemanta-pixie-a" href="http://www.zemanta.com/" title="Enhanced by Zemanta"&gt;&lt;img alt="Enhanced by Zemanta" class="zemanta-pixie-img" src="http://img.zemanta.com/zemified_e.png?x-id=1d0fd6d4-4d77-4592-919a-840cf608792d" style="border: medium none; float: right;" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class="feedflare"&gt;
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  24. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~4/-3ROA024cnU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description><thr:total xmlns:thr="http://purl.org/syndication/thread/1.0">0</thr:total><feedburner:origLink>http://genius-are-for-kids.blogspot.com/2011/05/10-great-gift-ideas-for-mothers-day.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><title>5 Parenting Tips - Help Your Child Get More Exercise</title><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~3/NAis7Fm5zXc/5-parenting-tips-help-your-child-get.html</link><category>Activities : Indoor</category><category>Activities : Outdoor</category><category>Parenting</category><author>[email protected] (Lena Khalid)</author><pubDate>Tue, 03 May 2011 18:46:49 PDT</pubDate><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9016842475016221157.post-8240617982657858208</guid><description>As a mom in the new millennium, I dream about the idea of parenting in a world where streets are safe and parents can let their children run freely through the neighbourhood, their bodies naturally challenged with the exercise of play.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Instead, before the slam of the car door fades and the backpack drops on the floor, the TV is switched on and the last few hours of daylight disappear in a haze of video games and over processed snack foods.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Even the concerned, well-meaning parent can often stand helpless, wondering how to compete against marketing genius and instant gratification. Exercise and carrot sticks have a hard time competing with Xboxes, SpongeBob and potato chips.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span class="zemanta-img separator" style="clear: right; width: 190px;"&gt;&lt;a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/114481178" style="clear: right; display: block; float: right; margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"&gt;&lt;img alt="Sponge Bob Hug" src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/47/114481178_7c84f4d175_m.jpg" style="border: medium none; font-size: 0.8em;" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class="zemanta-img-attribution" style="clear: both; float: right; margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"&gt;Image by &lt;a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/114481178"&gt;latca&lt;/a&gt; via Flickr&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;The proof is all around us. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the health of many children (especially) is in danger because of unhealthy lifestyles. (&lt;a href="http://www.blogger.com/www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/obesity" target="_blank"&gt;www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/obesity&lt;/a&gt;)&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;The latest data from the National Center for Health Statistics show that 30 percent of U.S. adults 20 years of age and older - over 60 million people - are obese. The CDC reports the percentage of young people who are overweight has more than tripled since 1980.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;My kids aren’t obese - why should I be concerned?&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Your kids are normal, right? Awesome. But in a world where walking is limited, school P.E. programs are being cut, and cars, elevators and buses eliminate our chance to exercise naturally, we need to make a concerted effort to make physical activity part of our day and our children’s days.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Despite all the benefits of being physically active, most Americans are sedentary. (&lt;a href="http://www.blogger.com/www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/obesity/contributing_factors.htm" target="_blank"&gt;www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/obesity/contributing_factors.htm&lt;/a&gt;). &lt;b&gt;&lt;i&gt;Inactive children are likely to become inactive adults.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt; &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;So as parents how can we get our kids moving?&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;"The American Heart Association recommends that children and adolescents participate in at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day."&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;The great news is exercise comes in many forms and can be a lot of fun! With a little creativity you can easily add some fun physical activity into your parenting style.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;1. Lead the way &lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;You need to set a good example. Kids, especially younger children, naturally follow their parents. So make sure you are looking after your own health and making physical activity a priority in your life.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;2. Do it together &lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;In today’s overscheduled world, we need to make sure we are spending quality time with our children. What better way than to be active together. Since kids can’t be alone roaming the neighborhood, parents need to play with them.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;3. Make it fun&lt;/b&gt; &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Put on some music and dance. Play tag. Roller blade. Basically just play. Provide them with toys and equipment that encourage them to be active while having fun. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Bikes, scooters, hockey sticks and baseball bats will get your kids moving and active. For preschool children, ride on toys that get them exercising like pedal cars, big wheels and tricycles are always a great parenting decision.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;4. Cheer them on&lt;/b&gt; &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Create positive reinforcements with encouragement and support. Help them find &lt;a href="http://www.the-taekwondo-kid.co.cc/" target="_blank"&gt;sports and activities that build their self esteem&lt;/a&gt;. Attend their sporting events and let them know you are their biggest fan whether they win or lose.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;5. Turn it off &lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Of course, we need to limit the time our kids watch TV and play video games. But make sure you do it in a positive way.  If they are angry that you just turned off their favorite show, they might not be too excited about going out rollerblading with you. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Allow screen time during designated hours, preferably after homework is done and when physical activity is finished, like in the evening or on Saturday morning when tired parents might need to catch a few extra minutes of sleep.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Adding more physical activity into your family’s routine will help you all feel better and get you having more fun together. 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  28. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~4/ycBv3908wVk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description><thr:total xmlns:thr="http://purl.org/syndication/thread/1.0">0</thr:total><feedburner:origLink>http://genius-are-for-kids.blogspot.com/2011/05/do-as-i-say-and-as-i-do.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><title>5 ways to enrich your childs' conscience</title><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~3/-DNJzd-gn2k/5-ways-to-enrich-your-childs-conscience.html</link><category>Parenting</category><author>[email protected] (Lena Khalid)</author><pubDate>Sat, 23 Apr 2011 02:20:42 PDT</pubDate><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9016842475016221157.post-7926265861624888742</guid><description>Children are living with curiosity. They learn lots of things in life, gifted naturally with intuition, and open toward everything they find. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Everything seems to be interesting to them. That’s why they want to know about many things. It’s indeed a sign of good development. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Parents need to help children develop their conscience, which will be a great means of getting spiritual experiences. Through these, they’ll learn about self-esteem and moral values.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Of course parents want children have and familiar with good values in life. As parents, what can you do then? &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;Here are 5 ways you can do to enrich their conscience :&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span class="zemanta-img separator" style="clear: right;"&gt;&lt;a href="http://commons.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Happy_family.jpg" style="clear: right; display: block; float: right; margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"&gt;&lt;img alt="My sister and her baby." height="225" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7e/Happy_family.jpg/300px-Happy_family.jpg" style="border: medium none; font-size: 0.8em;" width="300" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class="zemanta-img-attribution" style="clear: both; float: right; margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em; width: 300px;"&gt;Image via &lt;a href="http://commons.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Happy_family.jpg"&gt;Wikipedia&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;• &lt;i&gt;Give good examples&lt;/i&gt;. &lt;br /&gt;What you say and do everyday reflect what you think about the world. If you say good stuff, your children will do the same. Children are great imitators. It’s important for you to say and do nice things anytime anywhere.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;• &lt;i&gt;Listen when they talk&lt;/i&gt;. &lt;br /&gt;Sometimes your children ask questions that sound silly to adults, like “Mom, where does the sun sleep when the night comes?” Listen to them and answer seriously, “The sun doesn’t sleep. It shines in other places in the world.” By listening, children will feel that they get respect from their parents. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;• &lt;i&gt;Show happiness&lt;/i&gt;. &lt;br /&gt;Show and share all the happiness and positive energy and thoughts with the children. If you’re happy, they’re happy too. By doing this, the children will learn that life is enjoyable. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;• &lt;i&gt;Introduce them to nature&lt;/i&gt;. &lt;br /&gt;Tell them that all things happen in the world are connected to each other and that there’s a reason for it. For example, water is needed to irrigate plants and plants are food source for other living creatures. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;• &lt;i&gt;Be flexible with your rules&lt;/i&gt;. &lt;br /&gt;Children should be informed about what they should do. However, always take notice on their development. There will be time when they can decide what they want to do. By being flexible with your rules, children will stay cheerful and expressive.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Those 5 tips are actually easy to carry out. Just place yourself as your children’s parents and friends as well. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Again, remember that children are good imitators. Once you do or say something bad, there’s a great chance that they will do or say the same.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class="zemanta-pixie" style="height: 15px; margin-top: 10px;"&gt;&lt;a class="zemanta-pixie-a" href="http://www.zemanta.com/" title="Enhanced by Zemanta"&gt;&lt;img alt="Enhanced by Zemanta" class="zemanta-pixie-img" src="http://img.zemanta.com/zemified_e.png?x-id=a42c83a9-cbea-451f-be41-e7d9048d36ea" style="border: medium none; float: right;" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class="zem-script more-related pretty-attribution"&gt;&lt;script defer="defer" src="http://static.zemanta.com/readside/loader.js" type="text/javascript"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class="feedflare"&gt;
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  30. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~4/-DNJzd-gn2k" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description><thr:total xmlns:thr="http://purl.org/syndication/thread/1.0">0</thr:total><feedburner:origLink>http://genius-are-for-kids.blogspot.com/2011/04/5-ways-to-enrich-your-childs-conscience.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><title>Parenting Classes .. Are They Helpful ?</title><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~3/Lk_D7b6YEnA/parenting-classes-are-they-helpful.html</link><category>Parenting</category><author>[email protected] (Lena Khalid)</author><pubDate>Fri, 01 Apr 2011 03:49:08 PDT</pubDate><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9016842475016221157.post-6227267518588523101</guid><description>&lt;span class="zemanta-img separator" style="clear: right;"&gt;&lt;a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4311326085" style="clear: right; display: block; float: right; margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"&gt;&lt;img alt="Mommy &amp;amp; Me Class, Healthy Start Program" height="159" src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2758/4311326085_f2c39ef3d5_m.jpg" style="border: medium none; font-size: 0.8em;" width="240" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class="zemanta-img-attribution" style="clear: both; float: right; margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em; width: 240px;"&gt;Image by &lt;a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4311326085"&gt;Neighborhood Centers&lt;/a&gt; via Flickr&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;As parents, we all go through moments of frustration when raising children, eventhough we love our children very much. We can seek assistance from families and friends, but there are some parenting issues that need professionals and experts advice. The easiest way to find parenting help is on the Internet where you can find free parenting courses and classes for active parents.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;These classes are presented by experts who can give you advice on different topics, each of these parent classes have different characteristics that are good for you and your children. Another advantage of parenting classes is that you can meet other parents who faces the same problems or have perhaps already facing them and you can do in the comfort of your own home. You will be able to interact with them and share your experiences or get an overview of how to treat your current problems. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;You can find ways to control anger and frustration by attending parenting classes. When it comes to parenting, it is worth remembering that children, especially adolescents, do not always agree with your decisions, and when this happens, do your best to fight does not happen the two of you. In such a situation, you should never lose your temper and control. If you lose your temper, a tendency to say something that you later regret. This is just one of the tips or strategies that you can learn in parenting classes.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;The next time you attend parenting classes,it will be helpful to you and to others in the group if you are open about your parenting experiences. What you are going through may help other parents too. You can also ask for different methods that you can use in order to avoid problems that will affect your relationship with your children. Best of all, attending parenting classes can assist your child when he or she explores the world around them.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class="zemanta-pixie" style="height: 15px; margin-top: 10px;"&gt;&lt;a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" class="zemanta-pixie-a" href="http://www.zemanta.com/" title="Enhanced by Zemanta"&gt;&lt;img alt="Enhanced by Zemanta" class="zemanta-pixie-img" src="http://img.zemanta.com/zemified_e.png?x-id=829c9e50-ab4f-43f2-b89e-60b288ea50fc" style="border: medium none; float: right;" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class="zem-script more-related pretty-attribution"&gt;&lt;script defer="defer" src="http://static.zemanta.com/readside/loader.js" type="text/javascript"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class="feedflare"&gt;
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  32. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~4/Lk_D7b6YEnA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description><media:thumbnail url="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2758/4311326085_f2c39ef3d5_t.jpg" height="72" width="72" /><thr:total xmlns:thr="http://purl.org/syndication/thread/1.0">0</thr:total><feedburner:origLink>http://genius-are-for-kids.blogspot.com/2011/04/parenting-classes-are-they-helpful.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><title>Child Proof Your Home</title><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~3/CWNKEYDUQuY/child-proof-your-home.html</link><category>Activities : Indoor</category><author>[email protected] (Lena Khalid)</author><pubDate>Sat, 20 Nov 2010 21:06:00 PST</pubDate><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9016842475016221157.post-4402363359678187400</guid><description>With regards to child-proofing your home, one of the first thing that you will think about is the infant security gate.  Neglecting to add newborn gates to your home can mean risking your baby's security when wandering close to the property.  It only takes a second of distraction and your little one could be in a unsafe situation.  A lot of parents are multi-tasking throughout their day and it truly is impossible to keep an eye on your child's actions every single minute of the day.  This is why a newborn gate is so critical inside a residence no matter what the size.  A little apartment might be just as risky as a four bedroom house with regards to a wandering toddler.  The basic areas a baby gate is utilized for consist of blocking stairways and hallways.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;You will discover a number of sorts of little one gates to pick from. Nowadays, manufacturers have made them uncomplicated to install and quick to open and near.  This really is important as most baby gates are blocking a substantial traffic region in which adults and older young children should constantly use.  Beware of old baby gates from the past which are produced of flimsy material and have the accordion like open and close functionality.  These types of old infant gates aren't safe at all like a modest little one could get their head caught in between the slots.  Whilst these kinds of gates are no longer sold, you may well still uncover them lying close to at garage sales or passed down from loved ones or friends.  Newer model little one gates are a great deal sturdier and open and near simply for adults to pass through.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style="display: block; float: right; margin: 1em; width: 301px;"&gt;&lt;a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001FZ11GQ?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;tag=geniareforkid-20&amp;amp;linkCode=as2&amp;amp;camp=1789&amp;amp;creative=9325&amp;amp;creativeASIN=B001FZ11GQ" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img alt="Childgate" height="300" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4154KMBPR1L._SL500_AA300_.jpg" style="border: medium none; display: block;" width="301" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;If you might be employing a little one gate in a high visitors place like a hall way, a flexible gate which is retractable is suitable for this type of place.  You need being sure that it isn't very easily movable by your boy or girl (obviously), yet not a hassle to open and near for older folks in the household.  The last thing you want is for older kids and adults to be climbing over the gate as this can lead to injury if somebody trips and falls.  If that you are employing a gate to block your newborn from stairs, a wall mounted version is a greater choice.  These models are screwed into the walls or banisters and typically open like a door.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Since these models are screwed into the walls, it makes it specifically complicated for a young little one to manipulate the gate, yet easy for older kids and adults to unlock and walk by means of.  Don't worry if the location you wish to mount the gate is not an exact fit as little one gate mounting kits are nearly constantly readily available for tough to fit locations.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;It just isn't uncommon to have multiple baby gates mounted all-around the house.  All stairs need to have a little one gate and any doorways that lead to higher risk locations of the house for instance a pool place.  While they may well be an annoyance for some loved ones members, it's much better to become secure than sorry.  Remember, baby security gates are temporary solutions until your babies are old enough to wander without significantly supervision.&lt;div class="feedflare"&gt;
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  34. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~4/CWNKEYDUQuY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description><thr:total xmlns:thr="http://purl.org/syndication/thread/1.0">0</thr:total><feedburner:origLink>http://genius-are-for-kids.blogspot.com/2010/11/child-proof-your-home.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><title>Safety Tip for Playing Outdoors</title><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~3/1DjQS4beehQ/safety-tip-for-playing-outdoors.html</link><category>Activities : Outdoor</category><author>[email protected] (Lena Khalid)</author><pubDate>Thu, 18 Nov 2010 05:08:00 PST</pubDate><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9016842475016221157.post-973787505535705300</guid><description>What makes the “great outdoors” so excellent? The fresh air is fantastic. The plants and animals are great. The sense of freedom is great. Even youngsters at play can enjoy the fantastic outdoors, but various measures, just like young children at perform signs can aid to guarantee their protection.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Dangers to kids at play outside can exist appropriate outside a home’s front or back door. On porches, balconies and decks, railings ought to be close enough to prevent children from obtaining their head caught, or from them sliding via. Exits and stairs should be blocked off, to prevent falls.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Up coming, when kids play within the front or back yards, limit their perform regions outdoors, and fence it in, if achievable. Additionally, little ones should only ride toys in safe areas such as sidewalks, and under no circumstances in the street. Children at play indicators can further guard kid drivers from adult drivers.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style="display: block; float: left; margin: 1em; width: 301px;"&gt;&lt;a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009PLRXU?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;tag=geniareforkid-20&amp;amp;linkCode=as2&amp;amp;camp=1789&amp;amp;creative=9325&amp;amp;creativeASIN=B0009PLRXU" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img alt="Mommy I'm Here cl-103pk Child Locator" height="300" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41KT8q7UMWL._SL500_AA300_.jpg" style="border: medium none; display: block;" width="301" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Furthermore to areas directly around the house, kid safety must also be maintained in other locations. Inspect your child’s playground equipment, to guarantee that repairs are not needed. Furthermore, place woodchips, mulch, or sand underneath swing sets.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;When at the pool, never leave a kid unattended nearby water. Maintain toys, chairs and tables far from the pool. Also, permanent pools might be fenced in, and gates with automatic locks and high latches, can be installed to defend kids at play.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Mastering CPR could also be helpful, to prepare for any emergencies at the pool. Lastly, outside the pool near the street, kids at play signs could be posted too.Whilst we might expect man-made objects and places to present dangers to children at play, ironically plants and plant-related materials can also create protection hazards for kids. Read literature to learn about which plants are poisonous. Inside case that your little one eats a poisonous plant, remove the bits from his mouth and then contact a poison control center, to get additional guidance.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style="display: block; float: right; margin: 1em; width: 301px;"&gt;&lt;a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0048351HC?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;tag=geniareforkid-20&amp;amp;linkCode=as2&amp;amp;camp=1789&amp;amp;creative=9325&amp;amp;creativeASIN=B0048351HC" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img alt="Kwik Kit Family First Aid" height="300" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21fq%2BjuxDZL._SL500_AA300_.jpg" style="border: medium none; display: block;" width="301" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Next, continue to keep pesticides and fertilizers stored in safe locations, and preserve children away when these items are being applied. Furthermore, keep lawnmowers and other garden and lawn equipment locked away in a shed. Finally, continue to keep children at perform at a distance when using these tools. Youngsters at play, like adults, get pleasure from all the advantages that the wonderful outdoors has to provide. Nevertheless, taking particular safety precautions, just like installing youngsters at perform indicators, will ensure that the area remains great for your children to have an awesome time playing outdoors.&lt;div class="feedflare"&gt;
  35. &lt;a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?a=1DjQS4beehQ:Dl_E6ZXqLvE:yIl2AUoC8zA"&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"&gt;&lt;/img&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?a=1DjQS4beehQ:Dl_E6ZXqLvE:dnMXMwOfBR0"&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?d=dnMXMwOfBR0" border="0"&gt;&lt;/img&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?a=1DjQS4beehQ:Dl_E6ZXqLvE:YwkR-u9nhCs"&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"&gt;&lt;/img&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?a=1DjQS4beehQ:Dl_E6ZXqLvE:F7zBnMyn0Lo"&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?i=1DjQS4beehQ:Dl_E6ZXqLvE:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"&gt;&lt;/img&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?a=1DjQS4beehQ:Dl_E6ZXqLvE:7Q72WNTAKBA"&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?d=7Q72WNTAKBA" border="0"&gt;&lt;/img&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?a=1DjQS4beehQ:Dl_E6ZXqLvE:V_sGLiPBpWU"&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?i=1DjQS4beehQ:Dl_E6ZXqLvE:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"&gt;&lt;/img&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?a=1DjQS4beehQ:Dl_E6ZXqLvE:qj6IDK7rITs"&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"&gt;&lt;/img&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?a=1DjQS4beehQ:Dl_E6ZXqLvE:KwTdNBX3Jqk"&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?i=1DjQS4beehQ:Dl_E6ZXqLvE:KwTdNBX3Jqk" border="0"&gt;&lt;/img&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?a=1DjQS4beehQ:Dl_E6ZXqLvE:l6gmwiTKsz0"&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?d=l6gmwiTKsz0" border="0"&gt;&lt;/img&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?a=1DjQS4beehQ:Dl_E6ZXqLvE:gIN9vFwOqvQ"&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?i=1DjQS4beehQ:Dl_E6ZXqLvE:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"&gt;&lt;/img&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?a=1DjQS4beehQ:Dl_E6ZXqLvE:TzevzKxY174"&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?d=TzevzKxY174" border="0"&gt;&lt;/img&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  36. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~4/1DjQS4beehQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description><thr:total xmlns:thr="http://purl.org/syndication/thread/1.0">0</thr:total><feedburner:origLink>http://genius-are-for-kids.blogspot.com/2010/11/safety-tip-for-playing-outdoors.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><title>Should your child be allowed to use the Computer?</title><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~3/BSiyLfyzwy8/should-your-child-be-allowed-to-use.html</link><category>Activities : Indoor</category><author>[email protected] (Lena Khalid)</author><pubDate>Mon, 15 Nov 2010 04:51:10 PST</pubDate><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9016842475016221157.post-6904100249358878505</guid><description>From the age of 4, your child  may already be addicted to computer games, some of which can be very educational and enriching from a learning perspective. You will be stunned that a pre-school toddler already knows how to surf the internet by himself , with some parental help and guidance of course, through certain computer games and videos.  An instantaneous reaction to this would be if this is even a  wonderful idea to begin with.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;The following thoughts could cast some weight on this topic:-&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;1.Computer can be a Great Source of Learning&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Whether it is by way of watching DVDs or downloading educational programs or games from the internet, the computer serves to be a great tool for this purpose. There are  tons of good educational websites, electronic encyclopedias, online tutorials, and even great educational TV programs that can be watched online, some of which require a payment, and some of which are free.  To exemplify,you can pay a small one time flat fee and download tons of Internet TV onto your PC,inclusive of  plenty of children’s educational and learning programmes.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;2. Costs Savings&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;For a small one time fee, your child can enjoy dozens of educational programs, cartoons and children’s TV shows. Some websites are even free. This will ultimately translate into plenty of costs savings for the parents in substituting with purchasing expensive DVDs, books and enrichment programs. Furthermore,parents save plenty of storage space as well.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;3. Importance of Computer in time to come&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;The computer has become an indispensable tool in our lives. We use it for work, at school, for business and now even for social interaction . Companies are increasingly focusing on e-commerce for their business development and channel outreach strategies,schools even conduct online lessons as part of their curriculum, and millions of people are streaming onto facebook and twitters to find and interact with friends.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Consequently, to let your child be accustomed to and work with computers from an early age, will prove to be an important move you can adopt. Provided that you guide him or her in the right direction, he may even become the next important human in the world of technology. :-)&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://li.nk2.biz/tvonpc" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img border="0" height="60" src="http://www.watch2000channels.com/images/468x60.gif" width="468" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/center&gt;&lt;div class="feedflare"&gt;
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  38. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~4/BSiyLfyzwy8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description><thr:total xmlns:thr="http://purl.org/syndication/thread/1.0">0</thr:total><feedburner:origLink>http://genius-are-for-kids.blogspot.com/2010/11/should-your-child-be-allowed-to-use.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><title>Halloween Niche PLR Package Released!</title><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~3/PC2_hmlSp6M/halloween-niche-plr-package-released.html</link><category>Activities : Indoor</category><author>[email protected] (Lena Khalid)</author><pubDate>Sun, 17 Oct 2010 02:37:53 PDT</pubDate><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9016842475016221157.post-1686977965852786963</guid><description>Next to Christmas, Halloween is the highest grossing holiday for retailers and online marketers.  Take advantage of this profit pulling niche with this all new PLR package!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;But you need to hurry...Halloween is approaching fast! Click &lt;a href="http://li.nk2.biz/halloparty" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;b&gt;HERE&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/a&gt; now!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Target Consumers : Parents, Teachers, Pre-Schools, Day Care Providers&lt;br /&gt;Suggested Marketing: Communities and Forums, Facebook, MySpace, eBay&lt;br /&gt;Affiliate Programs Suggested: Amazon.com, ClickBank, CJ.com, Halloween Spirit&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;You can pick this PLR Package up right now for a steal! Plus, once inside, there are a limited number of Master Resale Rights packages available for an incredible price!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Get yours today - Click &lt;a href="http://li.nk2.biz/halloparty" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;b&gt;HERE&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/a&gt; now!. Make money this Halloween and the next, and the next...&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;center&gt;&lt;a href="http://li.nk2.biz/halloparty" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;img border="0" src="http://getinstantpayments.com/halloween/images/box_lg.jpg"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/center&gt;&lt;div class="feedflare"&gt;
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  40. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~4/PC2_hmlSp6M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description><thr:total xmlns:thr="http://purl.org/syndication/thread/1.0">0</thr:total><feedburner:origLink>http://genius-are-for-kids.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-niche-plr-package-released.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><title>Halloween, pumpkins and kids!</title><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~3/hml9OO2qU7U/halloween-pumpkins-and-kids.html</link><category>Activities : Indoor</category><author>[email protected] (Lena Khalid)</author><pubDate>Thu, 07 Oct 2010 19:52:33 PDT</pubDate><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9016842475016221157.post-644151095443332408</guid><description>Halloween inspires all kinds of activities to do with your toddler, especially pumpkin fun! Visiting the pumpkin patch together, shopping for (or making) Halloween costumes, and decorating the house. But one of the best Halloween activities is doing art projects together.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Here are two very simple pumpkin crafts that every toddler will enjoy. Prepare for the activity in advance, so your little ball of energy can dive right in.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;Simple Paper Jack-o-Lantern&amp;nbsp;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;There's nothing at all fancy about this idea. Simply cut a few pumpkins out of orange construction paper. Then, cut several triangles and a few big goofy grins out of either black or yellow paper. Lastly, cut a stem shape and leaves out of green or brown paper.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Present the pieces to your toddler along with a glue stick and watch his creativity. Consider framing this work of art with some photos of your child at the pumpkin patch.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style="display: block; float: right; margin: 1em; width: 201px;"&gt;&lt;a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-3322861-10781674" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img alt="Halloween Custumes For Kids" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_IU_GfzDOe08/TK6GAzlIRuI/AAAAAAAABb0/JxISw6flQuc/s1600/halloween1.JPG" style="border: medium none; display: block;" width="219" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;You'll treasure those three-eyed jack-o-lanterns years from now.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;Pumpkin Painting&amp;nbsp;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Oftentimes younger children miss out on the fun of jack-o-lanterns, because they obviously are too young to handle a knife. A toddler can scoop pumpkin guts, and draw a face onto a pumpkin, but then the rest must be handed over to an adult for the actual carving.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Here's a safer option. Pumpkin Painting. Think of how much fun your toddler or preschooler will have designing a pumpkin from beginning to end. And, don't stop with pumpkins. Paint gourds, too. Simply put an old t-shirt on your toddler, get out non-toxic paints, head outside so you don’t have to worry about the mess and he'll go to town.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Spending art time with your toddler is not difficult and doesn't need to be challenging. Just give him age-appropriate tools, grab your camera, and relax. Your child will feel cherished, and you'll begin a tradition of making memories together.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Watch out Picasso. There's a new artist in town.&lt;div class="feedflare"&gt;
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  42. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~4/hml9OO2qU7U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description><media:thumbnail url="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_IU_GfzDOe08/TK6GAzlIRuI/AAAAAAAABb0/JxISw6flQuc/s72-c/halloween1.JPG" height="72" width="72" /><thr:total xmlns:thr="http://purl.org/syndication/thread/1.0">0</thr:total><feedburner:origLink>http://genius-are-for-kids.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-pumpkins-and-kids.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><title>How often do you change your baby’s diaper?</title><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~3/eyDEPbylvaE/how-often-do-you-change-your-babys.html</link><category>Cloth Diapers</category><author>[email protected] (Lena Khalid)</author><pubDate>Sun, 29 Aug 2010 17:21:00 PDT</pubDate><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9016842475016221157.post-4069354047259942491</guid><description>The question of when to change a baby’s diaper is one that will give a lot of parents pause for thought. If you are to change a diaper every time a baby goes to the toilet in it, the simple fact is that you will end up spending so much on diapers that you will have little left to spend on anything else. Leave it too long, however, and the results are more harrowing than any impact to your bank balance. There is no gentle way to say this, but the bacteria in faeces, when combined with urine, will cause diaper rash – and this is something that anyone who has seen it will do their best to avoid.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;For starters, it is important to change your baby’s diaper whenever he or she defecates. This is important for hygiene and comfort, as your baby will be in some discomfort if he or she is made to sit in a dirty diaper.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style="display: block; float: right; margin: 1em; width: 250px;"&gt;&lt;a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://www.nurturedfamily.com/affiliates/aw.aspx?B=1&amp;amp;A=451&amp;amp;Task=Click&amp;amp;TargetURL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.nurturedfamily.com%2fblueberry-one-size-deluxe-snap-pocket-diapers.aspx" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img alt="Blueberry One Size Deluxe Pocket Diaper" height="250" src="http://www.nurturedfamily.com/images/attributes/2340202-Grn_lg.jpg" style="border: medium none; display: block;" width="250" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;When your baby defecates – and you will know when this has happened – you must change their diaper as promptly as possible. Although urine poses less of a problem, it is still not desirable to leave a child in a diaper that is too wet, even a highly absorbent disposable one.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;On average, babies will urinate every one to three hours and defecate several times a day. At regular intervals you must therefore change the diaper. It will save money if you use &lt;a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://www.nurturedfamily.com/affiliates/aw.aspx?B=1&amp;amp;A=451&amp;amp;Task=Click&amp;amp;TargetURL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.nurturedfamily.com%2fblueberry-one-size-deluxe-snap-pocket-diapers.aspx" target="_blank"&gt;cloth diapers&lt;/a&gt;, however it is important to have several diapers and a washing rotation so that there is always a clean diaper around – so it really is a question of expense versus work.&lt;div class="feedflare"&gt;
  43. &lt;a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?a=eyDEPbylvaE:J-iYn6J4j2w:yIl2AUoC8zA"&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"&gt;&lt;/img&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?a=eyDEPbylvaE:J-iYn6J4j2w:dnMXMwOfBR0"&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?d=dnMXMwOfBR0" border="0"&gt;&lt;/img&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?a=eyDEPbylvaE:J-iYn6J4j2w:YwkR-u9nhCs"&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"&gt;&lt;/img&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?a=eyDEPbylvaE:J-iYn6J4j2w:F7zBnMyn0Lo"&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?i=eyDEPbylvaE:J-iYn6J4j2w:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"&gt;&lt;/img&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?a=eyDEPbylvaE:J-iYn6J4j2w:7Q72WNTAKBA"&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?d=7Q72WNTAKBA" border="0"&gt;&lt;/img&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?a=eyDEPbylvaE:J-iYn6J4j2w:V_sGLiPBpWU"&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?i=eyDEPbylvaE:J-iYn6J4j2w:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"&gt;&lt;/img&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?a=eyDEPbylvaE:J-iYn6J4j2w:qj6IDK7rITs"&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"&gt;&lt;/img&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?a=eyDEPbylvaE:J-iYn6J4j2w:KwTdNBX3Jqk"&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?i=eyDEPbylvaE:J-iYn6J4j2w:KwTdNBX3Jqk" border="0"&gt;&lt;/img&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?a=eyDEPbylvaE:J-iYn6J4j2w:l6gmwiTKsz0"&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?d=l6gmwiTKsz0" border="0"&gt;&lt;/img&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?a=eyDEPbylvaE:J-iYn6J4j2w:gIN9vFwOqvQ"&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?i=eyDEPbylvaE:J-iYn6J4j2w:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"&gt;&lt;/img&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?a=eyDEPbylvaE:J-iYn6J4j2w:TzevzKxY174"&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/GeniusAreForKids?d=TzevzKxY174" border="0"&gt;&lt;/img&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  44. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~4/eyDEPbylvaE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description><thr:total xmlns:thr="http://purl.org/syndication/thread/1.0">0</thr:total><feedburner:origLink>http://genius-are-for-kids.blogspot.com/2010/08/how-often-do-you-change-your-babys.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><title>Disposable Diapers or Cloth?</title><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~3/zBIbwLUZa_Q/disposable-diapers-or-cloth.html</link><category>Cloth Diapers</category><author>[email protected] (Lena Khalid)</author><pubDate>Wed, 25 Aug 2010 17:16:44 PDT</pubDate><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9016842475016221157.post-5628506512950995206</guid><description>There is a quite fierce debate between parents – both long-term ones and new ones – over which type of diaper is better for babies. The two main types of diaper are disposable ones and cloth ones, and both types inevitably have their plus sides and their minus sides. In truth, neither kind is better per se than the other. But depending on your personal outlook on such things, you are likely to lean one way or the other, and make your decision based on that instinct. It then comes down to whether you feel comfortable with your choice after a month or two of putting it into practice.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Disposable diapers have in their favor that they are disposable (obviously). On changing the diaper, you will simply have to put it in the trash and say no more about it. However, as any parent will tell you, children are very productive sources of waste matter, so keeping them in clean diapers can add up to a lot of expense. Cloth diapers are invariably cheaper – although clearly you need to have quite a few if you don’t want to be washing them almost constantly. They also mess up the environment a lot less.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style="display: block; float: right; margin: 1em; width: 250px;"&gt;&lt;a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://www.nurturedfamily.com/affiliates/aw.aspx?B=1&amp;amp;A=451&amp;amp;Task=Click&amp;amp;TargetURL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.nurturedfamily.com%2fblueberry-one-size-deluxe-snap-pocket-diapers.aspx" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img alt="Blueberry One Size Deluxe Pocket Diaper" height="250" src="http://www.nurturedfamily.com/images/products/2340202_lg.jpg" style="border: medium none; display: block;" width="250" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;It is up to you to decide which kind of diaper is the best for your purposes and for your purse. Either way, there is work involved and there is expense to take into account. The health of your baby’s skin plays a major part in considerations as well, but at the final analysis you and your baby will be fine as long as you keep on top of things – and if you go with &lt;a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://www.nurturedfamily.com/affiliates/aw.aspx?B=1&amp;amp;A=451&amp;amp;Task=Click&amp;amp;TargetURL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.nurturedfamily.com%2fblueberry-one-size-deluxe-snap-pocket-diapers.aspx" target="_blank"&gt;cloth diapers&lt;/a&gt;, it is worth still having some disposables around in case of emergencies or when you are on the go.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;div class="feedflare"&gt;
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  46. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~4/zBIbwLUZa_Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description><thr:total xmlns:thr="http://purl.org/syndication/thread/1.0">0</thr:total><feedburner:origLink>http://genius-are-for-kids.blogspot.com/2010/08/disposable-diapers-or-cloth.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><title>Kids and Playhouse!</title><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~3/NqcFqnqgmiQ/kids-and-playhouse.html</link><category>Toys</category><author>[email protected] (Lena Khalid)</author><pubDate>Sat, 31 Jul 2010 18:38:00 PDT</pubDate><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9016842475016221157.post-6669826649067150432</guid><description>Being a parent will always inspire you to want the very best for your children.  Ask any parents and they will tell you about the many desires they've got for their infant and many of the hopes they have.  Some parents will even start outfitting their playrooms with all the best toys even before their kids are born, just from sheer excitement for what is about to happen.  &lt;b&gt;But take a word of advice: pick out your toys wisely&lt;/b&gt; because plenty of parents will spend a lot of money on certain toys that their kids won't ever even touch or have any interest in.  So, with all the toys available available to buy, what is the best investment that your children will play with for years and years to come?  A &lt;a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/search?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;keywords=little%20tikes%20playhouse&amp;amp;tag=geniareforkid-20&amp;amp;index=toys-and-games&amp;amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;amp;camp=1789&amp;amp;creative=9325" target="_blank"&gt;little tikes playhouse&lt;/a&gt; will fit the bill and get you years and years of use.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;As mentioned before, many parents will go overboard with the buying of toys because they're just just so excited in making their little ones happy.  So many toys will be bought and given, but either played with for a while or not even at all.  By purchasing a &lt;a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/search?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;keywords=little%20tikes%20playhouse&amp;amp;tag=geniareforkid-20&amp;amp;index=toys-and-games&amp;amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;amp;camp=1789&amp;amp;creative=9325" target="_blank"&gt;little tikes playhouse&lt;/a&gt;, you are investing in a lifetime of memories for you youngsters, not only for your little girls either.  The modern play houses are available in many different styles and colors.  They're even growing more and more popular for boys to use as a place of escape or a fort for their many adventures.  Also they are popular because they are made out of heavy-duty, thick plastic which will withstand most of the out-of-doors elements, even during harsh mid-west winters.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style="display: block; float: right; margin: 1em; width: 301px;"&gt;&lt;a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00030EPJE?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;tag=geniareforkid-20&amp;amp;linkCode=as2&amp;amp;camp=1789&amp;amp;creative=9325&amp;amp;creativeASIN=B00030EPJE" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img alt="Little Tikes Endless Adventures Tikes Town" height="300" src="https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51ia%2BP5BKxL._AA300_.jpg" style="border: medium none; display: block;" width="301" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;One more reason that a &lt;a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/search?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;keywords=little%20tikes%20playhouse&amp;amp;tag=geniareforkid-20&amp;amp;index=toys-and-games&amp;amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;amp;camp=1789&amp;amp;creative=9325" target="_blank"&gt;little tikes playhouse&lt;/a&gt; will probably be greatly appreciated by your youngsters is due to their attention to detail that kids notice.  kids learn to act and behave by mimicking those around them and little tikes have really taken that to heart.  You'll notice that most of the playhouses will have a doorbell, a fold-up table inside, including a working dutch door.  With those things, your kids will have an infinite possibility to fuel their imagination.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;So keep in mind if you are buying almost every toy under the sun for your children, probably the most useful and best investments will be a &lt;a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/search?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;keywords=little%20tikes%20playhouse&amp;amp;tag=geniareforkid-20&amp;amp;index=toys-and-games&amp;amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;amp;camp=1789&amp;amp;creative=9325" target="_blank"&gt;little tikes playhouse&lt;/a&gt;.  Not only will they be able to use it when they are young toddlers, but even as they get into middle school, it's still going to hold some appeal.&lt;div class="feedflare"&gt;
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  48. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~4/NqcFqnqgmiQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description><thr:total xmlns:thr="http://purl.org/syndication/thread/1.0">0</thr:total><feedburner:origLink>http://genius-are-for-kids.blogspot.com/2010/08/kids-and-playhouse.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><title>The types of educational toys to choose for your kids..</title><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~3/oOgmVThRPTY/types-of-educational-toys-to-choose-for.html</link><category>Toys</category><author>[email protected] (Lena Khalid)</author><pubDate>Wed, 28 Jul 2010 18:30:33 PDT</pubDate><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9016842475016221157.post-3714379456690926665</guid><description>In today’s world of modern era life is so fast that even parents don’t have time for their children. This is creating lots of problems for the children in learning things at school. The reason behind this is lack of proper learning experiences at early stages of life. But educational toys have solved this problem in a real sense. With the help of educational toys parents can help their child learn fast. This also improves children’s skills like problem solving, motor skills, creativity, imagination, coordination. &lt;a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://www.amazon.com/b?_encoding=UTF8&amp;amp;site-redirect=&amp;amp;node=166269011&amp;amp;tag=geniareforkid-20&amp;amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;amp;camp=1789&amp;amp;creative=9325" target="_blank"&gt;Educational toys&lt;/a&gt; teach children in a homely environment without any pressure on them. What can be better than fast learning in homely environment?&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;There are many types of &lt;a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://www.amazon.com/b?_encoding=UTF8&amp;amp;site-redirect=&amp;amp;node=166269011&amp;amp;tag=geniareforkid-20&amp;amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;amp;camp=1789&amp;amp;creative=9325" target="_blank"&gt;educational toys&lt;/a&gt; available in market. Each one of them has its own importance. Every toy plays its role in its way. If we talk about that which educational toy is more successful? The answer will be every educational toy has its own place and meaning.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;For example building toys develop more than one skill in the children and keeps them busy for many hours. Children come across building blocks of different shapes, colors and sizes. When a child pushes or pulls them to make new things his creativity and imagination enhances. At the same time as he is thinking to make things he is improving his problem solving skills. In addition to this he develops strong concentration. Plus he develops hand and eye coordination while building something.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style="display: block; float: right; margin: 1em; width: 250px;"&gt;&lt;a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002CGS2F0?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;tag=geniareforkid-20&amp;amp;linkCode=as2&amp;amp;camp=1789&amp;amp;creative=9325&amp;amp;creativeASIN=B002CGS2F0" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img alt="LeapFrog® Learn &amp;amp; Groove Musical Table" height="188" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2BDDUZWXeL.jpg" style="border: medium none; display: block;" width="250" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;In the same way physical toys are &lt;a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://www.amazon.com/b?_encoding=UTF8&amp;amp;site-redirect=&amp;amp;node=166269011&amp;amp;tag=geniareforkid-20&amp;amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;amp;camp=1789&amp;amp;creative=9325" target="_blank"&gt;educational toys&lt;/a&gt; like which are mostly outdoor units. They develop motor skills of the children in no time. Child maintains his balance in this way. He runs around and learns things quickly.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Musical toys help to teach children learn language. Toys singing songs help child teach basic concepts of science and math. Even if properly managed these educational toys can help children learn addition, subtraction and multiplication rules before going to kindergarten. As they hear music they learn the rhythm and it can also develop in them the love for music.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Social toys help in developing skills like living and surviving in a group. When a child plays with such educational toys he put himself in different situations which develop creativity and imagination. At the same time when he is dealing the situation he made for himself he is improving his problem solving skills.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Reading toys are also of great importance. No doubt books are the best reading toys but these days many web based reading matter is available. It has strong graphics and bright colors. These factors attract children and develop in them interest for reading books.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;So it can be said that no toy is more or less successful. Every educational toy has its own significance and its role to be played. It can’t be that we use only one type of educational toy and expect our child to learn everything. Each toy is specified for the development of particular skills. Educational toys work as a group for the child’s mental and physical development.&lt;div class="feedflare"&gt;
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  50. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~4/oOgmVThRPTY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description><thr:total xmlns:thr="http://purl.org/syndication/thread/1.0">0</thr:total><feedburner:origLink>http://genius-are-for-kids.blogspot.com/2010/07/types-of-educational-toys-to-choose-for.html</feedburner:origLink></item><item><title>Kids Eating Healthy</title><link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GeniusAreForKids/~3/lnaStJTsKvo/kids-eating-healthy.html</link><category>health</category><author>[email protected] (Lena Khalid)</author><pubDate>Sun, 04 Jul 2010 17:56:00 PDT</pubDate><guid isPermaLink="false">tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9016842475016221157.post-7809445967667055783</guid><description>Fast food is a big part of modern life these days, making it very hard to teach a child how he or she should eat healthy.  The cheapest and easiest foods are those that are normally the least healthy.  If you give your child the choice between healthy food and junk food, you normally won't like the results.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Even though it isn't possible to get a child to like all healthy foods, there are some ways to get your child to try and hopefully like at least a few of them.  You can be as creative as you like, as &lt;a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://li.nk2.biz/foodforkids" target="_blank"&gt;getting kids to eat healthy foods&lt;/a&gt; can be a little harder than you may think.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;-  Sneak the healthy food in.  Even though it would be great if your kid understood the importance of fruits and vegetables, this isn't always possible. If you can't get them to eat good food willingly, there are ways to sneak them in, such as making muffins out of bananas or apples, or pizza with spinach on it.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class="zemanta-img" style="display: block; float: right; margin: 1em; width: 310px;"&gt;&lt;a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://commons.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Broccoli_and_cross_section_edit.jpg" rel="nofollow"&gt;&lt;img alt="Broccoli, Calabrese cultivar" height="200" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/03/Broccoli_and_cross_section_edit.jpg/300px-Broccoli_and_cross_section_edit.jpg" style="border: medium none; display: block;" width="300" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span class="zemanta-img-attribution"&gt;Image via &lt;a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://commons.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Broccoli_and_cross_section_edit.jpg"&gt;Wikipedia&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;-  Call fruits and vegetables by funny names.  You can refer to broccoli as "trees", making them more fun to eat.  There are many different names you can call fruits and vegetables, even making up your own if you prefer.  Most kids prefer to eat foods that sound fun.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;-  Make the foods taste better. Ranch dressing is great for broccoli, while peanut butter is a great topping for celery.  There are several combinations for vegetables that can make them taste much better.  You can let your child pick a topping for a vegetable, even if it's something you wouldn't normally like yourself.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;-  Dress the vegetables up.  Just as much as calling them names help kids eat healthy foods, making them look funny also helps.  You can do this by making funny designs on the plate, or setting them up to look like people.  Although some parents don't like their kids playing with their food, sometimes it helps to get them to eat healthier.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style="display: block; float: right; margin: 1em; width: 153px;"&gt;&lt;a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://li.nk2.biz/foodforkids" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img alt="Get Healthy Eating For Kids Guide now!" height="192" src="http://healthy-eating-for-kids.com/images/3.jpg" style="border: medium none; display: block;" width="153" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;There are several ways to &lt;a bitly="BITLY_PROCESSED" href="http://li.nk2.biz/foodforkids" target="_blank"&gt;make your kids eat healthier&lt;/a&gt;, but to make them enjoy it also has to be fun as well.  This isn't always an easy task, because kids normally don't like foods that are good for them.  It can however, be done with a bit of creativity.  Hopefully, doing this will help your child develop a love of healthy foods for the rest of their lives.&lt;div class="feedflare"&gt;
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