Parenting Tip: Spice Up Child Stories by Using Sound

Copyright 2006 Paul Arinaga This article presents a parenting tip for using sound, and especially onomatopoeia, with child stories. The benefits are: 1. they make child stories more interesting 2. stories become more interactive 3. making sounds is fun! Why Use Sound? As recently as a few centuries ago, stories were primarily oral/aural; they were spoken, not read. Even today, good storytelling in writing is pretty much the same as good storytelling verbally. Unlike adult “stories”, children’s stories have always been spoken or read aloud, and still are today. One way to make your stories more “verbal” is to use sound or onomatopoeia. “Onomoto” what? Onomatopoeia are words that imitate sounds. For example, a cow says “moo” or a clock …

Childhood Obesity.

Childhood obesity, what was once shocking and disturbing has now become a fact of life, as adult obesity increased childhood obesity is growing and rapidly increasing. With bad eating habits and fatty diet and some hereditary influence some kids are doomed to battle childhood obesity late into their twenties, childhood obesity has become a wide spread phenomena and the risks involved in childhood obesity are becoming clearer with time. The numbers present a sad reality, one of five children is considered overweight, and this tendency only increases with time, childhood obesity is increasing in different ethnic groups, in both genders and all across the world, North America and Western Europe are leading the charts in regards to childhood obesity, but …

8 Great Baby Products that Make Mom’s Life Easier

You’re exhausted. You ache all over. You haven’t slept in what feels like days. Sounds like you’ve just completed the Tour de France or climbed Mount Everest. No, you’re “just” a Mom. With all that is demanded of moms they need as many products as possible that save them time and energy. The latest and greatest baby products are created with the overextended mom in mind they make your life easier – or at least give you one less thing to worry about! 1. Baby Carriers – More commonly known as “baby slings”, baby carriers are no longer cumbersome pieces of equipment that are bulky and uncomfortable. Reminiscent of the swaths of fabric worn by tribal women, today’s baby carriers …