Aug
31
  • Strumming

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      Are you into guitars? When Mom and Dad bought your first guitar you never had it in mind that these instruments could actually break and need fixing. But as soon as you start to put your instrument to good use you would realize that there is maintenance needed to be done to keep your guitar in tip-top condition. But most shops that sell guitars don’t actually sell replacement parts. Guitar parts have limited availability especially in far-flung areas. Sometimes […]

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Aug
31
  • Bond In The Beach

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    There is nothing like family time on the beach. The beach is one of the all-time favorites for family bonding.  It is a place where kids can be free. They can build their sand castles, run, scream their lungs out without the fear of disturbing others.  It is a place where Moms and Dads unwind and momentarily forget all about work-related stress. It is an inexpensive, heaven-sent place for the family. But whatever beach activities the family has delineated, there […]

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Aug
31
  • Fruitshakes for a Healthy You

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    Sugar is a general term used to describe substances that are composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen at varying amount.  Thus there are different types of sugar – monosaccharides, dissacharides, and oligosaccharides.  These are present in many different food including fruits and vegetables.  Naturally contained sugar are balanced by fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other components found in fruits and vegetables. Reality bites, unnatural sugar is readily available.  Examples of unnatural sugar are found in processed food such as cola drinks, […]

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Aug
30
  • A Future Full of Math Enthusiasts

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    Pin It   Math is the most dreaded subject of most learners.  But if learning is made fun, kids would surely love Math. Mathematics is made more fun with kid’s puzzles preschool Math games.  The games are appropriately designed to cater the developmental level of toddlers.  They are designed with just the right level of difficulty, enough to challenge toddlers and give them a sense of accomplishment.  The games are also packed with fun surprises and verbal encouragement to coax […]

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Aug
23
  • Loom Band Craze

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    Lately, loom band making has been keeping me busy among other things.  The set was bought for my daughter. It was not long, though, before she got bored with it.  The steps are too intricate for a 5 year old. So I took over, and found it interesting and addicting.  Here are my loom bands..tada! Pin It As I was doing the different designs, Summer, got interested and eventually managed to make a fishtail loom band. What loom band design […]

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Aug
14
  • How to Throw a Kawaii / Lolita Themed Slumber Party

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    Kawaii might just be the best-known trend you’ve never heard of. Kawaii is, literally, being cute, loveable and adorable – from the Japanese “ka” meaning acceptable and “ai” meaning love. The trend is in essence the movement from young Japanese women from the qualities of refined and beautiful to cute and neat. As a cultural phenomenon, Kawaii is not isolated to Japanese society, and is spreading the globe through pop music and culture icons like Gwen Stefani and Avril Lavigne. […]

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Aug
13
  • Kids Academy Song App Review

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    Pin It   Songs are a sure hit with kids. They like songs and definitely love to sing along.  Songs are fun way to increase vocabulary, improve pronunciation, and general comprehension of the language.  In this app the lyrics are written in large letters with catchy colors.  Letters or words are highlighted for kids to sing along in karaoke mode.  There are so many kids’ favorite songs to choose from.  Each song comes with an appropriate and attractive graphics which […]

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Aug
13
  • Kids Academy Writing App Review

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      Pin It   Learning how to write is an easy task for kids if their fine-motor skills are developed early on.  This app which is designed for kids age 5 and below will aid them in developing these necessary skills.  The graphics and presentation are responsive and attractive.  The letters and numbers are presented in a simple, but catchy manner.  There is not so much clutter around which lessens confusion, consequently making instructions easy to follow.  The app starts […]

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Aug
13
  • Kids Academy Reading App Review

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    Pin It   The skills that are emphasized and being developed in this app are the very foundations needed for kids to do reading operations.  Kids using this app are assumed to have prior knowledge on letter recognition and sound.  It starts with rhyming words and beginning letter sounds exercises which develop their listening skills and complicated sound recognition.  It will then move on to short vowels sounds, long vowel sounds, and finally being able to write words.  The voice […]

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Aug
6
  • Derick’s First On-Stage Experience

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    Derick (in bright yellow “football” shirt), who’s now 2 and 8 months old danced to “You are my sunshine and Twist” together with the rest of S.I.S.S reception students.   Seeing little ones perform in front of a crowd with confidence and enjoying every bit of it makes parents really proud. Synchronization is no longer important, the mere fact that they were able to go up the stage, perform the entire presentation without throwing tantrums is definitely a major FEAT. […]

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