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Here are the top ten articles for the Early Childhood Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Girl Scout Cookies - Unhealthy and Dishonest
An open letter to the Girl Scouts of the USA regarding the unhealthy content and misleading marketing of Girl Scout Cookies.
2. Typical Behavior Milestones
Parents often worry about their child's development. Advice, resources and perspectives on evaluating children's typical behavior milestones and development.
3. How to Make a Cast Cover
How to make a homemade cast cover, or order a pre-made version to help a child's cast blend in at weddings, recitals or other special occasions.
4. Airline Security Tips – Traveling with Children
Tips for parents and families traveling with young children to help make airline security screenings less stressful.
5. Sleepover Party Tips - Movies
Movies are a great way to help kids fall asleep at a sleepover party without fighting and fidgeting!
6. Be Koool Soft Gel Sheets - Product Review
High fevers in young children can be very frightening for parents. When trying to reduce a high fever, it's a good idea to have many different tools in the arsenal. Be Koool strips can be helpful in reducing fevers as well as controlling the headaches can come along with colds and flu.
7. No Playing Indian at Thanksgiving
In response to the ongoing debate in my daughter's school district about whether it is appropriate to make Native American costumes and re-enact what is generally known as the First Thanksgiving, I decided to do some research on what is at the root of those who object to these traditions.
8. High Holy Days School Craft and Activities
Many Jewish families with children in non-Jewish schools ask or are asked to make a short presentation about Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur during the High Holy Days each fall. Here are some ideas for school activities and crafts for the Jewish New Year and Day of Atonement.
9. When Kids Say . . . It's Not Fair
"It's Not Fair!" is one of the more irritating declarations from children around 4-5 years and up. Here's some thoughts on how to address this complaint and ways to teach constructive rephrasing and some important life lessons as well.
10. Easy Diaper Changes for Toddlers
Diaper changes can be a major source of struggle between toddlers and parents. Involving your toddler in their diapering can be a great strategy -- here's some ideas to make diaper changes easier and build your relationship and their independence at the same time.
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