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ISSN: 0219-7642 Oct 30, 2005
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Halloween!! It's that 'Trick-Or-Treating' times of the year and it is one of
holiday in many countries. Many parties and spooky things will be going on for the
next three nights. So, have you got your kid a unique Halloween costume - Witch, Scarecrow, Hobo?
Better still, have you put on your home's Halloween costume yet? While it is an exciting night for
children and a busy time for you, do remember to follow the Halloween safety tips
for your kids so that everyone has a happy and fun filled Halloween.
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7 Simple Brain Promoting Nutritional Tips
By Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
My son took the third grade terra Nova tests and scored very high. His scores ranged
from a 5th grade to 12th grade level with an average of 9th grade level. He also has
ADHD and gets into trouble in class because he says he is "bored". He is on the 504
plan in school which I think makes the school view him differently than they might
another child with these results. My question is where can or should I go from here?
A: Find Dr. Sandhu's answer on
ADHD Children and Boredom
What types of behavior would a advanced 2.5 year old display?
My son has a large vocabulary- speaks in full sentences. He asks why, what, who,
where and when questions. When interested in an activity will play for long
periods of time. He has a wonderful imagination ... These are just some of the things he does.
Is my son advanced or are all these things normal for his age?
A: Read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
advanced development of a toddler
I am from the Philippines (which unfortunately do not have a wide knowledge of
giftedness). My daughter is 2 years & 9 months now & studying in Nursery 1.
I refuse to believe (though I detect it myself) that she is gifted until her teacher
noticed it too. Here in Cebu (one city in the Philippines), we only have 1 Doctor who caters to
Child Behavioral Development and assessment would cost us 1,500.00 PhP ($1 USD = 56Php).
That's why I would like to ask your assessment or your impression if she is really
gifted since I cannot right away send her to that Doctor for evaluation for monetary reasons....
A: See Dr. Sandhu's answer on
early signs of a gifted child
Art Table and Chair Set - Red
* By GuideCraft USA
Use this solid wood table for coloring, painting, or drawing. It can also be used
without paper as a project table! Features a paper roll caddy and a child-friendly
paper cutter. Set includes table, chair & paper roll. Some assembly required.
2 in 1 Snug Secure Swing
* By Little Tikes
* Review: 4 Stars
Young children will get the hang of hanging with this cute swing from Little Tikes.
Its blue plastic body sports sturdy yellow shoulder straps and a red T-bar to keep
babies and toddlers safe; the T-bar can be removed for older kids. Parents should
make sure not to hang the swing above concrete or another hard surface, and they
should check that the support structure is secure. (The instructions don't specify
how to attach the swing to the support.) The swing holds a maximum weight of 50
Greeley Tribune Oct 22, 2005
The best way to build your baby's brain power is simply to hang out and have fun with
your kid. Babies learn from their experiences, said Judy Gump, professor of early
childhood education at Aims Community College in Greeley. The more parents can do to
expose their children to different experiences and senses, the better she said.
Is poor nutrition putting your kid's future at risk?
ChannelNewsAsia.com Oct 24, 2005
A one-year-old needs about 1,000 calories a day to sustain that high growth
rate. If they don't get the nutrition their bodies need, brain cells do not develop
properly and a permanent shortage may result - which can also result in lowered IQ.
But it isn't just a case of having enough to eat.
Moms and Mercury: Fine-Tuning Fish Consumption during Pregnancy
FoodConsumer.org Oct 21, 2005
Due to ongoing concerns that high mercury intake via fish can cause adverse neurologic
effects in the developing fetus, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration now recommends
that expectant mothers should limit their consumption of fish to two or fewer meals per
To spank or not to spank
ArgusLeader.com Oct 22, 2005
Kids need discipline, but a swat isn't always good option, experts say.
Don't Mix Apples And Oranges
IndiaTimes.com Oct 28, 2005
If males and females look and behave differently in so many ways the premise that they
should be taught differently does make sense. It is well known that girls are approximately
a year and half ahead of boys in reading and writing ability, as the US department of
Dolphin sounds 'aid brain growth in unborn child'
Telegraph Oct 23, 2005
Expectant mothers have played music to their unborn children for years in the belief that
it gives their babies a good early start. Now scientists say that the squeals and squeaks
of dolphins may be more effective at stimulating brain growth in a foetus.
Baby IQ Device Opens Communications with the Unborn
MobileMag Oct 26, 2005
This device is considered to be an effective state-of-the-art communicator that
facilitates intimate communications and development of the emotional bond between mother
and child when the latter is in the womb.
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