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Recognize the Early Signs of Speech-Language Problems

Each child develops and reaches milestones at their own pace. While as parents we know this, we still feel anxiety when our child doesn’t start talking when other little ones do. How do you know when your child is just moving at their own pace and when they may have a speech-language disorder? What are early signs that you can look for?  Speech-Language Disorders that Affect Young Children Signs of a speech-language disorder vary based on what may be affecting your child. Four common disorders that develop in young children are,  Language disorders – The child has difficulty either understanding (receptive) or using language (expressive) Speech sound disorders – The child has trouble pronouncing sounds or uses unintelligible speech Fluency disorders – The child has interruptions in speech such as hesitation and repetition Voice disorders – The child has problems controlling volume, quality, or pitch of their voice Signs of

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10 Benefits of Enrichment Programs for Kids

Your child’s education is important. While math, reading, history, and science are vital for their academic development, children need more for healthy development. Enrichment programs such as art, music, and STEM provide additional opportunities for students. Here are 10 ways that students can benefit from these programs before, during, and after school.  Gaining Exposure to Different Teaching Styles Academic learning tends to follow specific teaching styles in school. Enrichment programs, however, offer different ways for teachers to teach and students to learn. Exposure to different styles helps expand a student’s understanding of subjects and become better all-around learners.  Individual Attention Because enrichment programs use smaller class sizes, students receive individual attention. This can help children address specific questions they have about a subject so they can learn.  Kids Learn New and Interesting Topics Enrichment programs expand beyond the academic basics, exposing children to art, music, other languages, and more advanced

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Save Your Next Family Vacation with These Kids Travel Tips

If you’re planning a trip with the family, you want things to go well. Traveling with children can be a hair-raising adventure. Luckily, Kidology, Inc has some tips for you to save your next family vacation. Of course, car and plane travel have their own unique challenges, so we’ve broken both down for you. Take to the Skies Traveling by plane offers you the convenience of not having to drive and allows you to reach your destination faster. However, if you have children, plane travel can be less than fun. Here are 4 things that you can make your flight go more smoothly with the kids.  Book an early flight. If you have young children, they’re more likely to nap on the flight if it’s early and less likely to be fussy. Meanwhile, if you have older children, they’ll be able to look forward to having time to enjoy your

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How to Be a Supportive Parent

Raising children is challenging. We work hard to provide for them and give them a structured world where they can grow and develop. Sometimes, though, we get caught up in telling them what they should and shouldn’t do and wonder – are we being supportive parents? That is always a good question to ask ourselves. Being a supportive parent is about providing for them (a safe home, healthy diet, and basic needs) yes. It is also about being present and involved in their lives. Being supportive means encouraging them and helping our children build the confidence they need to take chances and grow. Here are some specific things you can do to be a supportive parent.  Show Interest in Them Whether it’s school or their hobbies and interests, be encouraging. Engage with your child and ask them what they’re doing in school. Ask what hobbies they enjoy. In both cases,

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Why a Clean Home Is Important for Kids

Where you have kids, you have messes. That’s just the way it is with children. While messes are inevitable, that doesn’t mean your home still can’t be clean. Keeping your home clean of dirt and dust helps keep pathogens out and away from your kids. Aside from avoiding illness, here top 7 ways and benefits that keeping the home clean can do for you and your kids. Reduce Allergens in Your Home When dust and dirt have the chance to settle in your home, it can cause serious allergy and asthma issues for your family. Pet dander, mildew, and mold spores can all latch onto dirt and dust. Young children are especially vulnerable to developing asthma. Regular dusting and vacuuming of floors and upholstery will help keep dust and dirt out of the home. A good air filter rated for allergens will help you keep the dust down and your

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Easy Christmas Crafts for All Ages

The kids are out of school for the holidays, which means that we will hear that dreaded phrase more often: “I’m bored.” Here are some simple Christmas crafts that you can do at home with the kids to have fun this holiday season.  DIY Ornaments Homemade Christmas ornaments are a delight and easy to make. All you need are clear plastic ornaments and items to fill them with. You can use glitter and confetti to make colorful ornaments. White pom poms look like snowballs and make for a fun filler as well. You can leave the outside of the ornament clear, or paint it with reindeer, snowmen, and other fun Christmas designs.  Tissue Paper Wreath While we love gift bags for their simplicity in gift-giving, we’re often left with extra tissue. Why not use that tissue to decorate? Cut green wrapping tissue into squares, and gather them from the middle

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