Studies Show Food Allergies are Side Effects of Childhood Obesity

Effects of childhood obesity and food allergies are widespread. Both childhood obesity and food allergies have become epidemics in the United States. Results from two separate studies show a probable cause. Obese children are 59% more likely to have IgE mediated food allergies than children of normal weight. (…)

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Edward de Bono: His Lateral Thinking Philosophy Transforms U.K. Schools

Thinking Schools throw out traditional academic books. Their students don’t use exercise books. Instead the curriculum is taught entirely in seven themes such as problem solving and reasoning, creative development or knowledge and understanding of the world. All subjects are taught with creative thinking tools at the core. (…)

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A Visit with Zoolidays Illustrator Rolandas Kiaulevicius

Our boys received a wonderful gift this year for the holidays- a beautiful hardcover copy of Zoolidays, Written by Bruce Glassman and illustrated by up and coming artist Rolandas Kiaulevicius. If that wasn’t enough they also got tickets to a wonderful show about that book and more called GIRO. This (…)

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Preschool Prereading Activities That Make a Child an Early Reader

Preschool prereading activities are easy and fun. You don’t need to rely on a future kindergarten teacher to teach your child how to read. You can do it even if you don’t have any background in education. Don’t wait until your child is in kindergarten to start prereading activities. Start now. There are 10 very simple things parents can do with their kids that will teach preschool prereading activities. (…)

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Gluten-free Casein Free diet for Autism

On the heels of Jenny McCarthy’s new book, Louder Than Words: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism, and several different national television appearances with celebrities such as Oprah and Larry King, ABC’s Good Morning America gives us a closer look at the Gluten-free/ Casein-free diet and its potential benefits, not (…)

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Waiting in Line with Preschoolers? Here are 10 Fun Things to do Right now

Waiting in line with preschoolers is never easy. Things can get ugly fast if you don’t have fun things to do. No one likes to wait in line. According to a the Telegraph, Britons on average spend 6 months of their lives queuing up, or about 5 1/2 hours a month. Check out my list of 10 fun things you can do while waiting in line with preschoolers. They are quick, easy, and can be done for free. It takes great patience for busy adults to stand idly for any length of time. But when you find yourself waiting in line with preschoolers patience is nearly impossible to muster. (…)

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