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Volume #5 Issue #24
ISSN: 0219-7642 Aug 05, 2007
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Have you looked at the vast array of educational toys, games and software available
before and felt as if you were looking at something written in a foreign language
that you would never understand? You are not alone and I am here to help you.
With all of the educational toys on the market, and thousands more emerging each year how can
you possibly make an informed decision about what educational products are really
worth the money. Remember, sneaking in learning is a great way to help your child grow
and increase their brain power without forcing them to learn.
The right educational toys can have a huge effect on your child's abilities. A concept
that may have been difficult to grasp is suddenly mastered within a few short weeks and
things just start to "click" for your child like never before. This is an experience
that is phenomenal and really helps improve your child's skills as well as self-confidence.
explore educational toys in this issue, I show you some great ways to combine
learning and games. Have a great week ahead!
Thought for today:
" The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity,
the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire. " - Brian Tracy
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The Importance Of Play: Educational Toys Make A Difference
By Nicole Munoz
Playtime is one of the most vital parts of childhood development.
Research has proven that all areas of development are enhanced
through a child's play activities. Healthy growth and development is
stimulated through play as early as birth and on into the school age
years. Children play in a variety of ways with a number of different
toys. Each activity has a different affect on development.
Guide To Choosing Educational Toys For Children
By Pamela Fallon
How do you ensure that the educational toy you buy will be right for
your child? As with everything there are no guarantees with
children. There are a couple of things to consider when selecting
children's educational toys that can improve the chances that your
choice will be well received.
Smart Play Smart Toys: How to Raise a Child with a High PQ
By Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D
We've all heard of IQ but do
you know your child's PQ or Play Quotient? A child's ability
to play does more than provide for fund and diversion; it is
critical for his or her emotion and intellectual growth, an
teaches everything from social skills to analytical
thinking. For the developing mind of a child, learning to
play is paramount--but is your child getting the most out of
playtime? Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D., more affectionately
known as Dr. Toy has dedicated a lifetime to the importance
of play and gives you specific advice on which toys to buy
and what kind of games to play to emplower your child's
You'll learn: How to become
your child's play Tutor How play can strengthen maturity
levels and confidence The pros, cons, and facts of gender
specific toys Guideance for the gifted and special-needs
child Plus practical advice on Evaluatin a toy's safety,
learn which toy manufacturers Dr. Toy recommends Craft
supplies you should always have on hand Dr Toy's 100 Best
Children's Products And many more invaluable ways to make
playtime a growing experience!
LeapFrog My First LeapPad Educational Book: Dora The Explorer To the Rescue
By Leap Frog
Packed with engaging
activities, games, stories and facts that make reading and
learning more enjoyable
Touch the magic pen to this
book to hear words and stories read out loud, learn letter
sounds, hear colorful characters come alive and play fun
Team up with Dora and Boots
as they reunite a lost little bird with her mother
Teaches story and character
comprehension, English and Spanish vocabulary, problem
solving, cooperation, shapes and colors
For use only with the
separately sold My First LeapPad learning system; not
compatible with LeapPad or LeapPad Pro learning systems
Professor pans 'learning style' teaching method
Telegraph July 30, 2007
The approach, first introduced in the United States following
research on brain development, is being adopted by an increasing
number of schools, colleges and local authorities and forms a key
part of the Government's drive for "personalised learning". In
effect, it dismisses so-called "chalk and talk" teaching as
At child development center, play is work and work is fun
VenturaCountyStar July 28, 2007
"You have to use play as the medium for children to learn, because
that's what they do," said Robin Millar, the center's administrative
director. "Those are their tools.".
sunstar July 28, 2007
"As a psychologist-educator, I am often faced with the problem of
student mediocrity and underachievement. I try my best to motivate
them by using creative and innovative teaching styles, but learning
is not the sole responsibility of the teacher. The family
environment is even more crucial, especially in forming good habits
early on", shares Queena in the book's preface.
Sleep Is The Right Ingredient For Academic Success
ScienceDaily Aug 2, 2007
"A student's performance in the classroom is dictated by the amount
of sleep he or she gets the night before," says Dr. Kohler. "A child
or teen who regularly gets enough sleep will have improved academic
performance, a positive attitude towards their education, and be
able to better interact socially with their peers and teachers.
Students can also remember better what they learned if they get a
good night's sleep after learning the task.".
Eat right during pregnancy for a better baby
Nashua Telegraph Aug 1, 2007
Choline is a nutrient needed in larger amounts during pregnancy for
normal brain function and memory. Studies report offspring with
“supercharged” brains and superior memory when moms consumed more of
this nutrient in pregnancy. Infants exposed to adequate levels of
omega-3 while in the womb showed advanced attention spans and
greater visual acuity than non-exposed children.
Are Vaccinations Safe for Your Kids?
CBN News Aug 1, 2007
4,500 families are suing the government because they believe vaccines caused their child's
autism. Since the 1980s, critics have questioned the safety and
effectiveness of vaccines. Government health officials and most
doctors insist the benefits are large and the problems exaggerated.
Thumbs up for breast milk
ChannelNewsAsia July 31, 2007
Here's a good reason why junior should be breastfed: A Harvard
School of Public Health's Nurses Study has found that a mother's
milk is beneficial for her baby's weight, as breastfed infants are
less likely to grow into obese children.
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