Although it seems like too much work – getting the elves dressed and hiding them in places for kids to find and seeing them wake up filled with undeniable excitement is worth the effort. No matter how silly the elf tradition is, as long as it makes everyone happy, then that’s all that matters. Read the rest of this entry
You might have heard your kids or grandchildren beg for a smart tablet of their own. Some parents and grandparents alike are hesitant to allow kids to have them. They wonder if tablets or iPads are going to be good investment in a child’s growth and development. It can turn out to be a huge distraction in a child’s study habits for the first few weeks; playing with games all-day and all-night.
But if you’re a responsible parent and want to give your children an extra “something” that will cultivate values, engage learning with a sprinkle of entertainment, you can be very selective on the apps you wish to download for their enjoyment. Read the rest of this entry
Amazon has once again partnered with Twitter to push the ecommerce’s social media shopping efforts.
The holidays are fast approaching and there’s no more perfect time for Amazon to introduce their wish list integration to Twitter. According to the data gathered by the ecommerce giant, one in three of their customers added items to wish lists last year. This feature may become hugely popular as the holidays come closer.
Great Questions from Little Minds
“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch,” Carl Sagan famously observed in Cosmos, “you must first invent the universe.” The questions children ask are often so simple, so basic, that they turn unwittingly yet profoundly philosophical so as to require “apple-pie-from-scratch” type of answers.
Making food from Scratch
My daughter, aged 2.5 posed one such question to me. How do you make Grape Juice? Though it may sound innocent enough, my attempt to satisfy her with Concentrated juice resulted in a fit for the ages. She was on the floor, screaming with uncontrollable outrage as only a 2 year old can. So we went to the store to buy grapes to make grape juice. When I chose the green grapes (seedless of course) she again went into an outrage. However, since we were in a public place, I quickly redirected her attention and put the fear of spoiling her behind me. “POORPOOL GRAPES” she said over and over and was ecstatically gleeful when we found big juicy purple grapes. In fact, the entire grocery store was aware of our find and just how wonderful these PoorPul Grapes were.