Kids

By the time your child is seven or eight, they would’ve gotten used to reading on their own. If they love reading, get them more books to strengthen the practice. Exposing them to different genres now can help them develop a greater interest in reading. If you are looking for the best books that seven
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Gone are the days when a good old bicycle was enough to make a child happy. Kids today like to have something cooler, maybe a little faster, like a scooter that they can ride. A scooter may seem convenient and easy but what parents may not realize is that children
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Picture books heavily rely on illustrations to convey the story. The image-driven style of storytelling makes these books ideal for young readers. Whether you want your child to start reading books on their own or you want to read with them, picture books are a perfect choice. So, what picture books should you buy for
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There are so many things that a teenager might want to do to be cool or fit in. This could lead to distractions and acquiring habits that are probably not good for them. If your teen gets bored quickly, spends too much time playing video games or watching Netflix, you should try and give them
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Unable to get your kid outdoors? Get them a hoverboard and see! Hoverboards are transporters without handles and make excellent toys for indoor as well as outdoor physical activities. This trending and sophisticated toy is just what you may need to improve a child’s ability to balance their body. But
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Image: Shutterstock The state of Pennsylvania was originally a private land that was later transformed into a bustling colony. The colony saw an inflow of people from several parts of the world, which brought diversity in the economy too. If you want to know the complete story of the Pennsylvania colony, read this MomJunction article.
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By the time your child is in the third grade, they would know how to read and write. It is also the time when children develop a keen interest in books. You can encourage that interest in reading by giving them the right kind of books to read. What kind of books would a third
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IN THIS ARTICLE After being invaded by the Mughals, the French and the Dutch, India was under the rule of the British Empire for nearly 200 years. The struggle for India’s Independence was mostly non-violent, laden with inspirational tales and lessons for all of us, especially children. Indian Independence history is vast and may encourage
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Image: Shutterstock The earth is a source of immense power. The energy that we can derive from deep within the layers of the earth is called geothermal energy. Humans have known about and used geothermal energy for ages now. Some communities in the world heavily rely on it even today. Read this MomJunction article to
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IStock Opossums are adorable wild creatures found in North and South America. The opportunistic critter can eat anything and hisses to defend itself from an attacker. But what’s more interesting is that it often ‘plays dead,’ sometimes for hours, to thwart off an attack (remember Crash and Eddie from the movie Ice Age?). Here, MomJunction
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Soak the kids in the water and euphoria too. Have oodles of fun while getting fit, because playing in the swimming pool is like a combo pack, providing multiple benefits. Whether it is swimming games or activities in the pool, when it comes to water, everything gets uber exciting for children. So, are you geared
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Image: Shutterstock Swag. On fleek. Awesomesauce. Crunk. Hangry. OMG. Oh my God. Are you worried about your child’s English? Chillax! This is just another phase in your millennial kid’s life and for them, staying updated with the cool lingo is important. On the other hand, knowledge of grammar and fluency in speaking cannot be ignored.
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How do you make a toddler sleep comfortably while traveling? A toddler travel bed can be the answer. Toddler beds are exclusively designed to create a comfortable space for a toddler to sleep while traveling. There are different types of toddler travel beds to choose from, depending on your requirements. MomJunction tells you about the
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Image: Shutterstock Parents start telling bedtime stories to their children right from their toddlerhood. Reading is definitely a good habit, but one more good habit to follow before sleeping is to say a prayer. If you and your spouse are religious and do a prayer yourself, then you might want to introduce bedtime prayers for
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Image: Shutterstock The Aztecs were the founders of a Mesoamerican civilization called the Aztec empire, which covered parts of modern Mexico. It was an indomitable empire in North America that flourished for over two centuries, before the Spanish brought it down. During their time, the Aztecs developed a rich and influential culture that left a
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Image: Shutterstock Is your kid a Nate Seltzer fan? Whether your child wants to explore or is just curious to learn more about the world, geography quiz is an interesting way to improve their topographical knowledge. This will not only help in expanding their knowledge horizons but also boost their academic performance. In this post,
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Image: Shutterstock Machu Picchu is one of the ancient wonders of the world and provides a fascinating glimpse into the history of the Inca civilization. Nestled in the mountains of Peru, Machu Picchu was almost a secret and not known to the western world until the beginning of the 20th century. So, who discovered this
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Image: Shutterstock In this millennial age, it is fairly simple to keep children occupied with gadgets. But family gatherings and picnics provide an opportunity to shut down the gadgets and spend time together. Thus, to engage your squad of little ones, keep a list of picnic games for kidshandy. Grab a pen to schedule your
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iStock The New York colony was among the oldest inhabited places in pre-independent America. Although it was under the control of the Britishers for a significant time, it did not always have a British occupation. So how did the New York colony come into existence and who were its original inhabitants? Here is a MomJunction
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When their friends have just got a new pair of headsets, then be ready as your child will soon put forth a request to you. Moreover, they wouldn’t want just a simple pair as they have to be special and different from what their friends have. Kids’ headphones have to be snazzy, vibrant, trendy and
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Image: Shutterstock The koala is a furry, tree-clinging marsupial that thrives on a herbivorous diet. A native of Australia, the koala is not a bear although it’s often referred to as the ‘koala bear’. Cuddly, with claws as sharp as a cat’s, the koalas are cute and fascinating. Find out more about this fuzzy creature
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iStock Slokas have a positive effect on us. They help relieve stress, restlessness and anxiety. You may make your children recite some relevant slokas during exams time, competition or even on a normal day to help them focus on their activities and feel refreshed. If you make them learn the slokas and recite them everyday
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iStock Nicknamed ‘the land of the rising sun’, Japan is a small country in Asia with a crimson sun at the center of its flag. The civilizations and culture of the country have been among the oldest in the world. Japan has influenced the world and continues to do so even today, thanks to its
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Image: Shutterstock I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. Try saying it thrice without fumbling. Easy? No, right? Tongue twisters are fun and difficult phrases consisting of similar sounds or words, which are quite redundant or repetitive in style. Whether you give them to children as a challenge or try them during
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Once your baby outgrows the crib, it is time for them to sleep in a toddler bed. Toddler beds are like standard adult beds, but with a size and design that are appropriate for kids. A toddler bed is also identical to a crib but has a few unique features to meet the requirements of
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Television has always been the best source of entertainment for kids. We all have memories of eagerly looking at the clock waiting for our favorite childhood TV show to start. Thanks to Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc., now kids can watch their favorite TV shows whenever and wherever they want to. There are some fantastic shows
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Is your kid stocking up on crayons and color pencils? Then you must encourage them to get creative and artistic. Kids can learn very quickly, and if they have already learned drawing fruits, vegetables, and simple objects, it is time for them to learn how to draw a monkey and other animals. The drawing of
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Image: iStock The Christ the Redeemer statue is the most iconic symbol of Brazil. Standing tall in Rio de Janeiro, it is a major attraction that been standing as a symbol of faith for decades now. The story of how the statue came into existence and the facts surrounding it are interesting. In this article,
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