Archive for June, 2010
During the summertime, many families spend the majority of their time outdoors. While many may travel to nearby parks or campgrounds, there are many others that make the decision to stay right in their own backyard.
Those that regularly make the trip to nearby parks or campgrounds tend to wonder how their backyard can be fun. The reality is that there are a number of different ways that your backyard can be a fun and cheaper alternative to many public facilities. This is because there literally are an unlimited number of family friendly backyard activities to choose from; however, to participate More >
In today’s technological age, portable electronic devices are everywhere. They range in price from $50-$600 and can do almost anything a home computer can do.
Are these right for children? Probably not. You stand to lose a lot of money and maybe even personal information if one of these devices gets misplaced.
There are however, ebook readers that only do one thing. Read ebooks. These aren’t very expensive and don’t have many bells and whistles but they are great at what they do. These can be found on sites like Ebay.
One of the older ebook reading devices is the Franklin eBookMan. These More >
Although the main causative aspect for Down syndrome is genetic, a number of findings suggest that some other factors may also be contributory to the development of the abnormality. It is vital to know about these to stay safe. Early detection and consistency in the prevention and treatment approaches can help a lot in alleviating the problem.
About Types and Causes
Normal human cells have 23 pairs of chromosomes. A chromosome in every pair stems from the father, while the other comes from the mother. There are 3 types of abnormal cell division that involves he 21st chromosome. The cause of Down More >
Backyards, they are where individuals of all ages go to relax and have fun. While many people enjoy being in their backyards, they are not the only ones. In fact, when you are in your backyard, you are rarely ever alone. At any given time, your backyard is filled with amazing, living things. If you are the parent of a young child, you may want to use this opportunity to explore nature with them. Not only will it be a fun experience, but it will also be a learning experience.
Birds are just a few of the many animals that can More >
Since Down syndrome is a genetic disorder, there is truly no definite preventive measure that can fully stop it from happening. However, the randomness of the occurrence can lead to the development of preventive measures that can alleviate the occurrence. Knowing the risks can also aid parents get ready for the possibility. Here are some more details.
About the Risks
The most common known risk of Down syndrome may be increasing occurrence with increasing maternal age. Although the happening is random in nature, the possibility actually increases as mothers grow older. Mothers below 25 years old has a 1 in every 1,400 More >
Each year, millions of Americans head out to their local campgrounds. Camping in the great outdoors is any camper’s dream; however, not everyone is able to camp at a campground or state park. If you find it difficult or impossible to go camping, you may want to consider backyard camping. You may very well find that it is the perfect backyard activity, especially in the evening.
Although camping in your backyard may not seem glamorous, it can be a fun and exciting adventure. In fact, it is an adventure that thousands of families enjoy each year. Backyard camping is popular for More >
How important is discipline when it comes to after school programs? Since most of the activities are recreational, does a program have to adhere to strict rules? Discipline is just as important here as it is in activities that pertain to the school. The child is sent to a program because you want him to learn more. Discipline in one form or the other is necessary to facilitate learning.
Every program should begin by laying down the rules. The supervisor or teacher should explain each rule and can thus prevent future mishaps. Misbehavior should be addressed as and when it occurs. More >