Play Smart: 3 Family Activities for Mental Exercise

Significant emphasis is placed on families finding a way to stay physically fit together. For example, many parents may try to instill healthier dietary habits in their children while also looking for active recreational options that can help the entire family stay physically fit. Increasingly, parents are also looking for exceptional ways to exercise brain muscles with their children. If you are focused on bolstering mental health with your entire family, these are some exceptional activities that your whole family may love to do together.

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Keep Them Learning: Top Ways to Connect Your Kids with History This Summer

Guest post contributed by Hannah Whittenly

A child’s summer vacation can be a long, idle playtime, but it can also be an opportunity for them to grow and learn. Discovering history can be a fun pastime that doesn’t require a lot of reading or study to experience. With a little planning and investigation, you can find interesting resources to lure them away from the TV and video games. It could be a welcome distraction from boredom to introduce them to family, local, or world history. Here are some ways to connect your kids with history this summer:
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Teach Your Child With Playroom PREP Dry Erase Book #Review

Hands-On Learning With PlayRoom PREP Cuts Down Screentime For Children

Let’s face it, too much screen time has become a serious problem among children in today’s culture. Screentime effects children in a lot of negative ways. Mental health, vision and obesity problems are on the rise due to children sitting for hours staring at a TV, Ipad, computer or phone screens. PlayRoom PREP has come up with a fun, colorful dry-erase learning book to help entertain and educate children without a screen.

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Little Pim – Language Learning System for Children

Little Pim sent me a copy of Fun With Languages – the English version of Little Pim’s Eating and Drinking DVD to sample with my children.
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Little Pim is a language learning program that is designed for young children ages Birth – 6 yrs. old. It is amazing that children can learn up to 3 languages with ease during this age period!

Each DVD features a friendly Panda, Little Pim who teaches a language using colorful visuals.  I can see how the repetitive teaching style demonstrated makes learning easy in the DVD. Each part introduces new words that incorporate with words previously learned.  All words eventually create simple sentences.

For Example: In the DVD  milk, water, apples, and bananas are introduced. Then, “He is drinking” and “She is drinking” milk or water is added. Part two introduces eat. Then, “He is eating” and “He is eating a banana.” is added. The DVD goes on to include Place Setting, Eating Breakfast, Making, Cutting, Cooking, Pouring, and Stirring.

I reviewed the English version of Eating and Drinking Disc 1. Now that I understand what Little Pim offers, I want the Spanish DVD!  I am convinced that it will teach my children the Spanish language with ease. Little Pim is available in 11 different languages!! In addition to learning a new language, the playful panda will win the hearts of your little ones. They will want to watch the DVDs to see Little Pim. 🙂