Monthly Archives: November 2011

10 Cartoons that are Surprisingly Educational

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You don’t typically think of cartoons as educational, unless they’re on PBS or something similar. But popular cartoons can have surprising messages for kids. Do you know what messages your children’s cartoons are teaching? SpongeBob Squarepants – Who lives in … Continue reading

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10 Baby Products from the 70’s That are Now Taboo

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Both my children were born in the 70’s and amazingly enough they managed to survive to adulthood. Many of the products commonly used back then are now considered totally unsafe thanks to the establishment of the Consumer Product Safety Commission … Continue reading

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10 Things Kids Love to Do with a Set of Blocks

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Wooden blocks have been a part of children’s playthings for a long time. The common standard today is the set of blocks with letters engraved on one side and painted with bright colors. Numbers and animal imprints usually fill the … Continue reading

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10 Reasons I Miss Mother Goose Stories

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Most children have been read or taught many of the traditional Mother Goose stories and rhymes. As we get older, we opt for longer and more complicated tales. We read chapter books and modern poetry that is considered more ‘grownup’ … Continue reading

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10 Crazy Things Kids Stick Up their Nose

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As we all know it’s hard for kids to resist sticking things in their ears and noses.  They are curious about their bodies and don’t know the consequences of anything at this point.  Some may have been warned that it’s … Continue reading

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10 Top Television Rules Given to Babysitters

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When a babysitter arrives to take care of the children, they are usually given instructions on house rules, bedtime routines and a list of other important items. One of the things often on the list of instructions are television rules. … Continue reading

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