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Children are always going to play, so the only question is what they’re going to play with. And that can make all the difference in terms of their mental development.
When you’re buying toys for children (up to about age 12), think about how much they stimulate the imagination. If a toy just does something by itself at the push of a button, what real challenge is there for the child’s brain? Contrast that with educational toys, construction sets, building blocks, magnetic building sets and the like: toys that stimulate the imagination and allow children to be creative.
It’s especially beneficial for children three to six years old to play with toys that allow them to (more…)
Surprisingly, access to safe and clean drinking water remains a concern throughout the world: over 140 million children and families lack consistent access to water, and in some places the walk to access drinking and bathing water can be miles long. Every day in the spring, world peacekeeping authorities celebrate “clean water day,” devoted to raising awareness of the constant need for clean and safe water worldwide.
Although inventors have recently distributed millions of portable water filters that can remove environmental parasites and allow people to drink clean water, countries may have political issues that prevent the widespread adoption of these devic (more…)
If you?re an beginner fly fisher or game hunter about to embark on a hunting trip, you need to be well prepared. There are many things to consider while packing, from what type of hunting equipment you?ll need to what things you?ll need in the event of an emergency. The great outdoors are unpredictable. Here is a packing guide to what you may need on your adventure.
If you plan on hunting, you?ll need some important hunting equipment. The gear will vary based on what type of game you?re hunting, but all hunters should have their necessary permits and paperwork for their state. Some states restrict hunting during a certain time, so before you embark on your hunting trip you?ll need to m (more…)
Are you looking for an adventure? Eager to share it with a partner, other family members, or friends? Have you ever considered rafting? It’s a thrill-seeking activity that also is great for your health and one that you can share with many people. You’re sure to make memories on your rafting trips that you’ll remember forever. Not only does it get you outside and really enjoying the beauty that nature has to offer, you’ll also be experiencing an adrenaline rush, especially if you opt for white water rafting trips (more…)
Initially, it may seem that kids are the easiest people to shop for. But when you want to go beyond just giving them candy, things get a bit more complicated. More and more, people are steering away from giving children electronic toys like tablets, worried that they?re impeding children?s creative minds. In fact, some parents even instruct others not to give their children web-based toys at all. So what do you give a child for their birthdays or holidays? This can be especially confusing when the child in question likes math, or if you simply want to foster an interest in mathematics. Magnetic building blocks and tiles may be the toy you?re looking for.
Little Architects: How Magnet Tiles And Blocks Inspire Kids
Initially, magnetic construction sets seem so simple that it?s kin (more…)
As a parent, one of the best things that you can do for your children is to engage them in activities that not only help them get the exercise that they need and keep fit, but also help them to inculcate important life skills and character traits. Playing soccer is excellent in this regard, and […]
Are you looking for a new hobby to enhance your life? How about a fun and engaging exercise regimen to get fit for the summer season? When it comes to enjoying the great outdoors in spectacular fashion, kayaking and fly fishing is the way to go. These beautiful and involving American sports have been enjoyed […]
Outdoor activities are very popular in the United States. People around the country spend an estimated $1.8 billion every year on camping equipment alone. One activity that has gained in popularity in the past few years is rock climbing. Rock climbing walls have gone up all over the country so new climbers can hone their […]