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The very best activities for toddlers :: math games, sensory play, art and crafts, outdoor play, active games, imaginary play and more!

Activities for toddlers :: learning through play

1. Have no family secrets 2. Don't force children to show affection 3. Talk to children about their bodies 4. Role play situations 5. Teach about feelings 6. Have a family code word 7. Use common sense 8. Let them know you will always believe them 9. Trust your instincts 10. Be repetitive

Advice from a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. I would have never thought that something so simple as explaining the difference between a surprise and secret could keep your child safe. A very good read.

start this at the very beginning! I did this with my son and he knew these and more by kindergarten!

9 skills to get your child ready for kindergarten. do not leave it up to the teacher! so much education happens at home.

Life Skills

Life Skills for Children ages 2-18

I loved this life skills list! It gave me lots of ideas on things I want to work on with my kiddo, in fun ways. If more people knew how to do all of these things well before adult life, it would make the adjustment a lot easier.

Bushel & A Peck Printables | Positively Splendid {Crafts, Sewing, Recipes and Home Decor}

Bushel & A Peck Printables

Positively Splendid {Crafts, Sewing, Recipes and Home Decor}: Bushel & A Peck Printables

What to do in the Afternoon and Evening to Avoid the Dreaded Witching Hour...or Hours...

Avoid the Witching Hour - What to Do in The Afternoons and Evenings

What to do in the Afternoon and Evening to Avoid the Dreaded Witching Hour.or Hours.This is practical and has many great tips! Great for working moms or SAHMs. Preschool age, or school age.

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Date Nights with Your Kids: Top 20 Ideas

20 Awesome Date Night Ideas With Your Kids! Ideas that won't break the bank, but are perfect for really focusing on one child with no distractions. This is one of the things that I've found to be the most important as a parent.

6 Tools to Determine Your Kids' Learning Styles

6 Tools to Determine Your Kids' Learning Styles

Totally going to do this with the alphabet and numbers too! -- Pin now, use later :)

How to teach your toddler their states at the breakfast table. So happy i found this, Geography and solar system are next at "mommy school"!

Awesome idea.  Motivate teens and tweens to do their chores! Use the guest password option to set a daily wifi password for them to earn - if they want FB and Netflix on the iPod and nook. Different chores everyday.

26 Simple Tricks To Make Your Kids Do Whatever You Want

"Want today's WiFi password?" Sweet idea for teenage years.I will have to remember this.

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20 {off the hook!} Mommy Son Dates

How do you invest in your son as a mother? You need to spend quality, one on one time with them. Here are twenty totally awesome mommy-son date ideas for you to try with your guy!

Chore Card- Get 12 punches and trade in for a surprise. Love this idea. Could use this with students for several purposes!

I can think of many ways to use this with the kids at school.BLT~~ Chore Card- Get 12 punches and trade in for a surprise. Very creative. Could also be a lesson for the kiddos in responsibility. Loose your card must start over

20 Mom-Daughter dates for older daughters.  Some we can do now, some will need to wait until she's older.  All great ideas.

20 Mommy-Daughter Dates: Older Daughter Edition ~ Because My Life is Fascinating: Because the little girls you date as a mommy grow to be older daughters. Young ladies, Women, Friends: Here are some ideas for mothers of older daughters.

Image of {all that awesome} 8x10 PDF download poster print

{all that awesome} 8x10 PDF download poster print

I love this from jack & addie and Jayson Jayson Jayson girl boy kid Baby

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