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Teaching a Child To Hold a Pencil... 1. Take a Kleenex and tear it two pieces. 2. Have the child pinch the Kleenex piece in his/her pinky and ring finger, like this. 3. While the child is still pinching the Kleenex in those two fingers, tell him to hold the pencil in the remaining three fingers. 4. Remarkably, as long as the Kleenex is still "occupying" their 4th and 5th fingers, the child will naturally hold the pencil the right way.

MomAdvicefrom MomAdvice

A New Way to Teach Your Child to Tie Their Shoes

An incredible NEW way to teach your child to tie their shoes. My kids learned in a mere 5 minutes. You must see this tutorial! This is a 24 second video and an interesting way to tie shoes -- might need to use this as an alternative!

The Chaos and the Clutterfrom The Chaos and the Clutter

Create Your Own Anti-Anxiety Kit for Children

How to Create an Anti-Anxiety Kit for Your Child including free printable relaxation prompts

Super neat craft for kids... This is from Sacred Heart Children's Hospital... Some really awesome Child Life Specialists thought of this!

Red Ted Art's Blogfrom Red Ted Art's Blog

Art Projects for Toddlers - Great Artists

25 Great Artists Projects for Toddlers - explore REAL art with young children and get stuck in. 25 hands on projects for our little artists.

20 essential, age-appropriate financial lessons that kids need to know as they grow. Written in down-to-earth language for children and their families, this guide will help equip them with the knowledge they need to live a fiscally fit life.

Website where you take a picture of your child sleeping, upload it, and pick a Tooth Fairy to stick in your picture. Proof that the Tooth Fairy was at your house! The site also has Santa and the Easter Bunny

BabyCenter Blogfrom BabyCenter Blog

Teach your kids to tie their shoes in 5 minutes

Teach your kids to tie their shoes in 5 minutes - so easy!


21 Spectacular Photos That Give An Intimate Glimpse Of Home Birth

10 Things I Want My Daughter to Know Before She Turns 10 - what a lovely article! It was posted on my girl's birthday. How cool...

THIS IS AMAZING!!!!! For all the art i don't want to toss...Plum Print will take your kids' paintings, doodles, and construction paper creations and turn it all into an absolutely gorgeous coffee table book from children's artwork. The company professionally digitizes as few as 20 pieces of art--or as many as 220--and arranges them onto high-quality paper. You provide a book title and, if you'd like, a photo of your child with a short caption. Read more:

I Can Teach My Child!from I Can Teach My Child!

33 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

33 Simple Ways to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten: A Printable List!

Such a great website about living in a distracted world with all of the technology we have. Great blogs about how to live in the moment of your child and not miss priceless moments because of televisions, the phone, internet, etc.

Another pinner said: I think this is one of the best toddler activity idea websites I've ever found. The ideas are simple, educational and allow for creative exploration of the child's own world. Highly recommend.

The mom picked a scripture for each child that she prayed over them for an entire year. She traced their hand, wrote the scripture on it, laminated it, and placed it in her Bible.