Archive | June, 2013

Tips for Practicing Positive Discipline

30 Jun

1, Understand the meaning behind the behavior.
2, Focus on controlling yourself—not your child
3, Be consistent with your expectations
4, Give attention to the behavior you like—not the behavior you don’t
5, Redirect, redirect, redirect
6, Exploit the “energy drain
7, Don’t bribe

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Brain Teaser for kids – Fun and get them thinking about something other than the road

28 Jun

The brain teasers get them thinking about something other than the road. It’s a bit of fun and the kids, in particular, love it.

Challenging yourself with a brain-teasing game for just two hours a week may help slow the degree of mental decay associated with the natural aging process, a new study finds.

Gifted children testing – why?

28 Jun

Parents sometimes think they should get their child tested without any clear reason for doing it. What are the reasons for testing a child?
1. To provide details about learning needs, including strengths and weaknesses
2. To help identify a child for a gifted program
3. To discover any learning disabilities requiring intervention
4. To help advocate for appropriate educational accommodations

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Android Apps – Free, for children

27 Jun

1, Just Me and My Mom – Little Critter
STORE LINKS : Google Play and Amazon
Young kids will enjoy the stories of Little Critter

2, The Artist Mortimer
STORE LINKS : Google Play
Mortimer is an artist who more than anything loves to paint. Story written and illustrated by Bo Zaunders.
This is an interactive storybook built with OCG Studios “Do It Yourself” framework

3, Live Puzzle! Forest Animals
STORE LINKS : Google Play and Amazon
Live Puzzle! is a new kind of puzzle for kids. Forget the static jigsaw puzzles, here children are amazed by cartoon animations never stopping: the scene keeps moving while kids drag and drop the puzzle pieces. This educational game will develop the imagination and the creativity of your kids while having fun.

4, Bo’s Jigsaw Puzzles
STORE LINKS : Google Play
Bo’s Jigsaw Puzzles” offers children great playtime with jigsaw puzzles of the adorable and playful Bo the Giraffe, his friends and the dolls Lulu and Tommie.Another GREAT puzzle app for your OT iTool Kit!” – OT’s with Apps.

5, Picture Book of Cars
STORE LINKS : Google Play
The roads are waiting! Picture Book of Cars is an entertaining and pedagogic app where children will learn the name of our most common vehicles. In text, sound and images twenty different cars and vehicles are presented. The app is easy to use, but harder to get bored of! For children aged 0-4 years.

6, Crabby Writer
STORE LINKS : Google Play
Age : 5-7 years
Teacher developed app. Crabby Writer teaches early writing, reading, literacy and phonics for Preschool, Kindergarten, and first (1st) grade.

7, Kids Shapes
STORE LINKS : Google Play
Age : Pre-school
A hands-on, real-life way for kids to learn shapes.

8, Space Cakes
STORE LINKS : Google Play
Age : 5-7 years
Learn number sense and early math in a galaxy of fun as children bake, decorate, and deliver their very own Space Cakes to Earth!

9, Puzzle Cloud
STORE LINKS : Google Play and Amazon
Age : Toddler
A cute puzzle game designed for kids featuring adorable human and animal characters and beautiful natural scenes. Each puzzle features different scenes in space, prehistoric earth, fantasy settings, under the sea, snow landscapes, sea and nature. This game features different kind of animals: dinos, dragons, elephants, bears, dogs, rhinos, lions, penguins and many others. Some puzzles include human characters as well, like: an astronaut, a wizard, a knight, a princess.

10, Pandora Radio
STORE LINKS : Google Play and Amazon
Age : 11+ years
Pandora is free, personalized radio that plays music and comedy you’ll love. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, comedians, or composers and Pandora will create a custom station that plays similar tracks. Pandora features hundreds of music and comedy genre stations ranging from Dubstep to Smooth Jazz to Power Workout.
In the car, at the gym, on the train – listen wherever and whenever you’re in the mood for great music. Create up to 100 stations so you can easily switch between favorites.

11, Flipboard
STORE LINKS : Google Play, Nook and Amazon
Age : Parents
Flipboard (free) is not a kids’ app, but the app I use the most personally. It turns all your favorite web stuff (web sites, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) into e-zine and just takes just a few minutes to set up. All the news you want, your social networks and favorite blogs all in one beautiful spot. I love Flipboard.

12, Cut the Rope
STORE LINKS : Google Play, Nook and Amazon
Age : 5+ years
Cut the rope to feed candy to little monster Om Nom®! 300 million downloads around the world of this phenomenal puzzle game. 350 levels and more to come!

13, Cooking Game For Kids
STORE LINKS : Google Play and Amazon
Age : Pre-school
Let your kids try the FREE version of the fun and interactive Dr. Panda’s Restaurant! Cook 3 of the recipes included in the full version. Don’t forget to wash the dishes to make the guests feel happy! Get the full version to unlock more recipes, more minigames, more animal guests, an extra floor, and extra FUN!

14, Toy Story: Smash It!
STORE LINKS : Google Play
Age : Pre-school
Join Buzz, Woody, and the rest of the Disney Pixar “Toy Story” gang in the FREE version of the best-selling puzzle game! Smash through 15 EXCLUSIVE levels not found in the full game!

15, iStoryBooks
STORE LINKS : Google Play and Amazon
Age : 2-8 years

16, TED, Ideas Worth Spreading
STORE LINKS : Google Play and Amazon
Age : Parents
Here’s a terrific free app for parents and educators: TED, Ideas worth spreading. Currently the No. 1 free educational app in the Google Play

17, Mathway
STORE LINKS : Google Play and Amazon
Age : 11+
Bring the solving power of to your Android device, no network access required! Get free instant answers to your math problems, or upgrade to a premium membership to also receive step-by-step work and explanations. With tens of millions of problems already solved, Mathway is the #1 problem solving resource available for students, parents, and teachers.
Math subjects covered include Basic Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, and Statistics.

18, Kids Piano Lite
It’s a Kids Piano.
It’s a Kids Game Friend.
It’s a Kids Music Teacher.
It’s a Mother’s Helper to Keep Children Quiet.
It’s a Music Box to Remind you of your Childhood

19, Kids Math Game Lite
Maths is too DULL to teach Kids ?
No, you are OUT.
Math can be ★ Relaxing ★
Math can be ★ Interesting ★
Math can be ★ Game Rule ★

20, Angry Birds
The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake. Dish out revenge on the greedy pigs who stole their eggs. Use the unique powers of each bird to destroy the pigs’ defenses. Angry Birds features challenging physics-based gameplay and hours of replay value. Each level requires logic, skill, and force to solve.

Surf these sites before buying, back to school items

26 Jun

Back to school sale- check these apps

26 Jun – for comparing price Download the Coupon Sherpa mobile coupon app for Apple and Android devices, or select a mobile coupon below to start saving money with your phone. Present the coupon at checkout to receive your discount. The Amazon Mobile App allows Android users to browse and Shop by Department, compare prices, read reviews, share products with friends, access Gold Box Deals, and make purchases on Customers can sign up to receive a daily notification for Lightning Deals and also stay up to date on status of their orders. To make on-the-go shopping and price comparison even easier, the Amazon Mobile App includes helpful shopping features that allow users to quickly check prices and availability by scanning a barcode, snapping a photo, or typing a search.

Pin wheel / Catherine wheel – our style

25 Jun








Take a circle of paper or thin card. Fold it in half to make a semi-circle shape and make a cut, but not all the way to the center. Unfold the circle and fold it again to make a semi-circle the other way. Make another cut, but again, not all the way to the center.
Unfold your circle and fold one corner of each quarter section into the center. Fasten in place with a paper fastener.
Decorate your Pin wheel with sparkly stickers and sequins. Add ribbons or streamers to the edges for extra twirling effect.
Roll up a piece of paper into a long tube shape to make your handle. Use the paper fastener to attach the Pin wheel to your handle.
Then blow!

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