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Stuff to Blow Your Kid's Mind"

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NOW PLAYING ( 1 of 10 ) Stuff to Blow Your Kid's Mind Atmospheric Pressure Did you know that air has weight? Gravity Gravity is the force that holds us on the planet -- but how does it actually work? Magnets You've probably played with magnets before -- these fascinating items can exert control over another object without actually touching it. Did Alien Bacteria Seed Life on Earth? Bacteria is everywhere -- even inside your own body. Rainbows Rainbows can be achingly beautiful, but what makes that unique mix of colors spread across the sky? Salt You've seen crystals before. Scale: The Big and Small of the Solar System In this experiment, Julie and Robert use household items to show you the difference between the size of Earth in comparison to other planets. Solar Sails: Come Fly the Friendly Universe The sun is constantly bombarding our planet with solar energy, and it's possible to measure the effect of this power. Static Electricity Have you ever wondered why doorknobs occasionally shock you? Related:  Hallmarks of Bad Parenting that are Actually Good For Kids...

budget friendly tips for decorating a child’s bedroom. A few weeks ago the boys were out of town, which translates to the fact that for a solid week, the house was clean and quiet. Very very quiet. I took advantage of the week in many ways, namely: sleep. I also took photos of Charming’s bedroom, which has not been this clean since he was too little to crawl and won’t be this clean again I’m sure, until he moves out. Which I don’t want to talk about. So, without further adieu, here are my tips for decorating a child’s bedroom in budget friendly, IKEA chic. #1: Identify the assets of the area you’re decorating and find a good way to focus on them. The main focus of my son’s bedroom is his closet. I won’t go on at length to tell you about how much it bothers me that in this photo there are two shelves of red bins in a row. I got cheap organizing bins from IKEA for .99 cents to keep things under control in the closet. #2: Create a separate place for toys: Do you think we have enough books? #4: Buy inexpensive or unexpected art to frame. Allison

Inquiry in Action | Download Free Science Activities, Find information on Workshops, Learn Chemistry Fundamentals Social Studies - FREE Lesson Plans Activities Games Powerpoints Handouts - for Kids and Teachers 8 Beauty Breakthrough Products That Make Life Easier Photo credit: iStock Photography Were you ever one of those girls in high school who needed over an hour to get ready? Back in '91, my Conair curling iron and I were BFFs. And while I still agree that beauty takes time, as a busy mom, time is something in short supply around my house. That is why I would like to celebrate my favorite additions to the drug store aisles over the last few years. These products have been saving my girlfriends and I a ton of time while helping us look hot. 1. For women who do not just "glow" but sweat (I personally put a field hand during harvest to shame just running errands), these effective anti-perspirant and deodorant combinations are a godsend. Try it: Dove Clinical Protection Cool Essentials $7, Secret Clinical Strength Advanced Solid $8. 2. If that clinical-strength roll-on gets white stripes on your little black dress, it will come right off with one of these nifty mistake removers. Try It: Gal Pal Deoderant Remover $9, Miss Oops Rescue Sponge $12. 3.

Your Free Stuff: Handouts, Worksheets, and Coloring Sheets | Science With Me! Get it Now! Your Free Stuff: Handouts, Worksheets, and Coloring Sheets Dear Parent, Thank you so much for your interest in our free handouts and worksheets. You should know that this is just the tip of the iceberg – if you like what you see here, then you’re going to absolutely love our Activities Bundle! Anyway, without further ado, here’s the material. (Bookmark this page, so that you can come back whenever you need!) Printable PDF/JPEG Cartoons All About Air Air is Matter.Air Expands When Heated & Contracts When Cooled.Air Weighs Something.Air Pushes in All Directions.Air Moves.Air Has Volume.Fire Needs Air To Burn.Air Has Pressure – Card,Water & GlassAir Has Pressure – Fountain BottleAir Has Pressure – Hovercraft Science Experiments For Kids How do plants drink? Learn About Laboratory Apparatus Learn About Laboratory Apparatus – Download the Worksheets Learn about the Butterfly Learn About Electricity Learn About the Human Skeleton Learn About The Skeleton – Download the Worksheets inShare0

My Baby Didn't Want Me to be an Attachment Parent | More Stories About Some Kid This poor 4 year old is going to get a lot of shit from the kids at school someday. There’s a Time magazine cover story out this week that discusses the popularity of the attachment parenting trend and man behind the movement’s bible, The Baby Book, Dr. William Sears. As Time sums up, “The three basic tenets are breast-feeding (sometimes into toddler­hood), co-sleeping (inviting babies into the parental bed or pulling a bassinet alongside it) and ‘baby wearing’ in which infants are literally attached to their mothers via slings.” When I was pregnant, as far as I knew, this was the only book to read about how to take care of a baby. Since I wasn’t working, I had the luxury of being able to breastfeed on demand, wear my baby and be exhausted all the time (thanks to responding to every single cry my baby made.) It was only once my son was born that I started to realize that some of Dr. I wanted to be an attachment parent. Neither Joel nor I were into the idea of co-sleeping.

Turn Off the Television an Hour Before Bed to Help Your Kids Get a Good Night's Sleep If your preschooler is having trouble sleeping at night, the answer might lie less in the bedtime routine and more in your evening routine, says a new study in Pediatrics: Young children who watched television in the hour before they went to bed had trouble falling asleep, especially when the shows contained violence that's not age-appropriate. CNN reported on the study, which, based on 600 Seattle preschoolers, found that exposing kids to violence on television right before bedtime -- even when you think they aren't watching -- can interfere with their ability to sleep. And if you think putting your kids down in front of the television to decompress is helping them, you're probably wrong: "Sometimes parents will look at their child zoned out in front of the TV and think they are really relaxed. More from CNN. Do you let your kids watch television before bedtime?

Spot on! The artist who lets children cover white room with colourful stickers By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 12:21 GMT, 5 January 2012 This is what happens when children are given thousands of coloured stickers and a totally white room all to themselves - plus a free reign to express themselves. Before the kids descended on this all-white lounge the living room looked like a minimalist's dream pad. Afterwards barely a spec of white remained. But this is no normal living room, this is the latest work of daring 82-year-old Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. All white: The room before thousands of children were let loose on it over a two week period with coloured stickers Since the 1950s the influential artist has created breathtaking works including the all-white 'Obliteration Room' created specifically to engage children and adults in an art gallery space. In love with dots: Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama Even children unable to get to the gallery can also access the online version with Kusama's World of Dots, where Kusama's dots don't always behave as expected!

15 Movies from Your Childhood to Rewatch with Your Kids | Live Simply article | Free online articles and how-to's for busy families Watching movies with your kids is a great way to bond, not to mention introduce them to some of your favorite and most beloved films from when you were their age. It’s a win-win: they get the joy of watching something they've never seen before while you can bask in a nice dose of nostalgia. Here are 15 movies we loved when we were younger that we'd eagerly rewatch with our own children. 15. A fun twist on the well-known Peter Pan story, Hook explores what would happen if the boy who never grew up actually did. 14. This movie is a handy little lesson about the importance of looking after your siblings. 13. Your kids will get a kick out of this monster mashup. 12. The original movie starring Gene Wilder is a little on the trippy side, but kids will enjoy seeing the magical wonders of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. 11. Every kid has fantasized about having the house all to himself so he can eat whatever he wants and watch countless hours of television. 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1.