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75 Positive Phrases for Kids
Use this collection of 75 Positive Phrases for Kids to nurture your child's self-esteem and inner strength. Whether you're cheering them on, offering words of reassurance, or instilling a sense of gratitude, these empowering phrases are sure to lift their spirits and encourage a growth mindset. Elevate their outlook on life and watch them shine with confidence!
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10 Best Family Bonding Games for an Emergency Dose of Connection
In this article, we are sharing 10 of the best family bonding games that will bring you an emergency dose of connection. From family movie nights to memory games, these activities are sure to bring your family closer and create lasting memories in the process. Keep reading to find out more!
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The Best Picture Books of All Time
Every book on this list of the best picture books of all time has earned the seal of approval from kids of all ages, and from parents, too. Because if you’re reading a “best picture book,” that you find yourself despising, your child will pick up on that. Reading works best when it’s something you look forward to so you can be close to your child and feel connected.
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Fatherhood Guide: Tips for Being a Good Dad
Dive into the world of fatherhood with these essential tips on how to be a good dad. These are the simple things your kids want from you. And as it turns out, these small moments are actually the biggest moments of all! Discover the joys of fatherhood and create lasting memories with your kids!
We're sharing 4 simple, but powerful questions that will help your child thrive every day. After the first few times you ask your kids these questions, you won’t even need to ask the full question. You’ll be able to say the one word as a prompt, and that will be enough to get your kid talking! Kids Mental Health, Problem Solving Skills, Questions To Ask, Writing Prompts For Kids
4 Simple Questions That Will Help Your Child Thrive Every Day
We're sharing 4 simple, but powerful questions that will help your child thrive every day. After the first few times you ask your kids these questions, you won’t even need to ask the full question. You’ll be able to say the one word as a prompt, and that will be enough to get your kid talking!
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Most Loved Books by Toddlers
This is the Ultimate list of Books Most Loved by Toddlers. In general, you’ll want to consider the following things when picking out books for toddlers: length, rhyming or rhythmic, repetitive, and funny. In our list of best books for 2-year-olds, you’ll find that many of those books have at least one of these qualities in their favor.
20 Questions to Ask Your Kid on the Last Day of School. Use this free printable list of interview questions to capture a powerful snapshot of your child’s hopes and dreams at the end of every school year. This isn’t a random game of “Twenty Questions.” During our interview, we ask our kids the same questions every year to find out what’s really on their minds at the start of the summer. Christian Parenting, Last Day, School, Cool Kids, Mom Life
20 Questions to Ask Your Kid on the Last Day of School
20 Questions to Ask Your Kid on the Last Day of School. Use this free printable list of interview questions to capture a powerful snapshot of your child’s hopes and dreams at the end of every school year. This isn’t a random game of “Twenty Questions.” During our interview, we ask our kids the same questions every year to find out what’s really on their minds at the start of the summer.
14 Educational Screen Time Activities for Kids. To be clear, kids learn more from face-to-face interaction than they do from screens. But the right kind of screen time can be educational. Research shows that starting at age three, kids can learn from slower-paced, thoughtful screen time activities, boosting everything from their academic performance to their social-emotional skills. Education, Kids Learning, Kids Education, Kids And Parenting
14 Educational Screen Time Activities for Kids
14 Educational Screen Time Activities for Kids. To be clear, kids learn more from face-to-face interaction than they do from screens. But the right kind of screen time can be educational. Research shows that starting at age three, kids can learn from slower-paced, thoughtful screen time activities, boosting everything from their academic performance to their social-emotional skills.
This is the best list of 16 Board Games for 3-Year-Olds - Plus, games to avoid! If your child is enjoying playing a game with you and you’re enjoying the experience too, that’s the most important factor in what makes a board game a good fit for your family. However, some parents have reported certain board games as being mind-numbing for adults and/or frustrating for the child. Board Games, Popular, Activities For Kids, Games, Fun Activities For Kids, Educational Board Games, Fun Activities
16 Board Games for 3-Year-Olds (Plus, Games to Avoid!)
This is the best list of 16 Board Games for 3-Year-Olds - Plus, games to avoid! If your child is enjoying playing a game with you and you’re enjoying the experience too, that’s the most important factor in what makes a board game a good fit for your family. However, some parents have reported certain board games as being mind-numbing for adults and/or frustrating for the child.
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40 Screen Time Activities for Kids that You Can Feel Good About
Here we are sharing 40 screen time activities for kids that you can feel good about. Screen time has become a necessity for many parents in today’s world, myself included. This list has the best screen time activities for kids so that you can get what you need to do while your kids actually learn something too.
the ultimate list of children's picture books
The Ultimate List of Children's Picture Books
This is The Ultimate List of Children's Picture Books. We're sharing two “best of” sections. The first section will give you the absolute best children’s picture books known to mankind. The second section will give you my themed lists for different situations, from the best books about kindness to the books that will make your child feel loved.
These 42 Picture Books About Friendship have been approved by both kids and parents alike. We're sharing books that cover a lot of different situations. We have books for when it’s hard to make new friends, for when a friend is moving away, about the importance of being an included, and more! Friends, Best Children Books, A Good Friend, Childrens Books
42 Picture Books About Friendship - Approved by Kids & Parents
These 42 Picture Books About Friendship have been approved by both kids and parents alike. We're sharing books that cover a lot of different situations. We have books for when it’s hard to make new friends, for when a friend is moving away, about the importance of being an included, and more!
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Get Your Free Printable: Last Day of School Interview
Get Your Free Printable: Last Day of School Interview. Download and print the last day of school interview questions, interview your child and write down their adorable answers. This snapshot of your child’s hopes and dreams at the start of every summer will be a gift to both of you for years to come.
Use this magic phrase to turn your kid into an amazing student! Some parents like to tell their child they’re smart. But that kind of praise can work against kids and is playing right into the fixed mindset. But the secret to turning your child into an awesome student and setting them up for a life of success is to praise their effort, not the outcome. Learning, Student, Phrase, Positivity, Childs Growth
Use This Magic Phrase to Turn Your Kid Into an Amazing Student
Use this magic phrase to turn your kid into an amazing student! Some parents like to tell their child they’re smart. But that kind of praise can work against kids and is playing right into the fixed mindset. But the secret to turning your child into an awesome student and setting them up for a life of success is to praise their effort, not the outcome.
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The Best Summer Bucket List for Kids
This is a list of the Best Summer Bucket List for Kids. We're sharing 120 awesome ideas, plus, one miracle hack to maximize the fun. Don’t let your summer bucket list for kids stress you out. Plus, download and use the free printable and you can transform our summer bucket list into an idea board!