Even young children love to hear their own names—it’s one reason I See Me’s customized board books are so popular. We wondered, however, why children seem to focus on their names ... Read Full Article

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Coloring books are enjoyed a surge of popularity right now. An activity once considered only for children has been embraced by adults looking for a calming, stress-reducing hobby. Oddly, the interest in coloring for grown-ups means we’ve begun to s ... Read Full Article

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“I love you” may just be the most powerful expression in the world, especially to children. Kids, even the most confident ones, need to know their parents love them, and finding new and fun ways to say I love you can quickly become a family game. ... Read Full Article

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Kids are hardwired to explore their environment and discover new things—it’s an important and exciting part of growing up. At a young age, everything’s new; to an adult a stuffed toy is just one among millions, but to a child it’s magically u ... Read Full Article

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Not so long ago fairy tales were frightening, disturbing stories filled with violence, death, and tortuous punishments. There was a reason for this—fairy tales were fables, designed to teach children that proper behavior and good works were rewarde ... Read Full Article

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A girl’s first birthday should be celebrated as a milestone for both her and her family. So much has changed since she came into the world—she’s learning to walk, talk, and explore her environment. And now, for the first time, she’s having a ... Read Full Article

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Choosing a first birthday gift can be challenging. You want something that will delight child and parents alike: a gift that’s fun, but also commemorative. Ideally, a first birthday gift will be treasured for a lifetime—and possibly even be passe ... Read Full Article

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Whether or not to give a child back to school gifts is a hot parenting topic. Some parents think back to school gifts encourage self-esteem and academic performance. Others feel gifts essentially bribe children into learning, when learning should jus ... Read Full Article

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A number of factors have led to American children spending more and more time indoors. Passive entertainment such as television, computers, and video games can make it difficult to get the kids outside. Concerns with safety make many parents leery o ... Read Full Article

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A teacher once described kindergarten music lessons as "noisemakers with noisemakers," and it's certainly true. If you've got the tolerance for some unique music, however, letting kids make and play their own instruments is a great way to let them e ... Read Full Article

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A summer reading program encourages children to explore books and keep those all-important reading skills fresh while school isn't in session. For kids who love reading, a summer reading program's a great way to earn small prizes for doing something ... Read Full Article

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Rainy days seem to last forever when you're a kid-or when you're a parent with bored children. Sure, you can turn on the television or have fun playing video games together, but these aren't your only options. If you're looking for ... Read Full Article

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America has a reading problem. According to the National Institute of Literacy, 14 percent of Americans cannot read and 21 percent of adults read below a grade five level. considering that reading is vital to academic and business success, these sta ... Read Full Article

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Father's Day offers a chance to show Dads and Grandpas just how much they're loved-and plenty of opportunities to get little hands crafting. Here are three Father's Day Craft gifts that are easy to make and sure to put a smile on Dad's face. ... Read Full Article

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No school, family vacations, and the great outdoors all combine to make summer a magical time for children. With that magic comes the risk your child's steadily developing reading skills will stagnate in favor of other activities, leaving them at a ... Read Full Article

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A baby’s first birthday party is an important milestone, even if the guest of honor needs a nap halfway through the celebration. A new person has lived on this planet for a whole year! if that isn’t worth celebrating, what is? Chances are, the ... Read Full Article

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Every child is different, and grows up with their own set of special interests. Some interests are almost universal to childhood—dinosaurs, fairies, pirates, and princesses all fascinate children, and it’s easy to find presents that reflect such ... Read Full Article

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Does your son or daughter love animals? That’s almost a silly question—animals and children are a natural pairing. It’s hard to imagine a child who isn’t excited to meet a kitten, pet a friendly dog, or take a trip to the zoo. Gifts for ki ... Read Full Article

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Kids’ lives seem to revolve around electronic devices nowadays. We’re not saying that’s altogether bad—we’re online right now, after all—but between televisions, computers, gaming consoles and smartphones, it seems like kids rarely see pa ... Read Full Article

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If there’s any whirlwind of excitement and panic that matches the feeling of becoming a first-time mom, we’ve yet to experience it. Watching a friend or family member head into the brave new world of parenthood should be celebrated, so show how h ... Read Full Article

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Special occasions are milestones in a child’s life. Every birthday, every religious holiday, every summer vacation and new school year are signs the child is getting older and growing up. As adults, we may not get too excited by another birthday, b ... Read Full Article

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I love you. No matter how often you say it to your child, those three little words never get old. Knowing they’re loved makes children feel secure and safe. A loved child is a confident child, always willing to try and learn new things. I See Me ... Read Full Article

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Choosing baby shower gifts can be difficult. Do you opt for the practical or the sentimental? The baby bath or the cuddly toy? What if you bring a duplicate gift—an awkward situation for all concerned? Here’s a few suggestions to help you choose ... Read Full Article

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