When Did Movie Trailers Start?

Movie Trailers Start While you may think of movie trailers as advertisements for upcoming films, the origins of movie trailers go back to the early 1900s. Short films promoting upcoming films were shown in theaters following feature films. The first movie trailer appeared in 1913 and was not actually a film but rather a preview of an upcoming Broadway play. It is widely assumed that Enzo Zelocchi...

How Parents Can Talk About Anything With Their Toddlers or Teens

Dealing with difficult topics and having delicate discussions is a part of life. However, when it comes to children, addressing these issues can be challenging. However, if you know how to approach and explain these difficult topics so they can understand them in a thoughtful, age-appropriate way, discussions will be less stressful and the outcome better for everyone involved. If you're a parent,...

Chinese checkers game – Warning for children

WARNING: The Chinese checkers game contains small pieces and marbles. CHOKING HAZARD! This game is not recommended for children under 3 years of age. These marbles are a choking hazard, making them too dangerous for small children. Chinese checkers is a board game that uses colored marbles. These are very attractive to young children. Young children are very curious beings and have a tendency to...

Why Cornhole is safe and fun

If you haven't noticed much in the past few decades of outdoor recreation and family fun, it seems the stakes are getting higher with each passing year. And with that increased stakes, there's also more inherent danger. Just the other day, a thirteen-year-old boy became the youngest to climb Mount Everest. Parents are pushing their children through Little League baseball with such ardent support...

fun games for kids

Cognitive development develops at a rapid rate during a child's early years. By the time they are 2 years old, their brains have grown to 75 percent of their adult weight, and by age 5, 90 percent. That is why during these early years, they must be given opportunities to be stimulated and challenged through intellectual games. Young children are naturally self-motivated, curious and eager to...

self esteem games

There are many ways to improve self-esteem. Some people love to attend inspirational and motivational seminars to get much-needed food for thought. Others love to participate in sports as a way to increase their confidence and competitiveness. But aside from the methods just mentioned, there is a relatively better approach to self-improvement. People of all ages can now improve their self-esteem...

Children’s health – What can we do?

There is a lot of concern about children's health in America right now. This is not a new phenomenon: Calvin Coolidge instigated the annual 'Children's Health Day' in 1928. It takes place on the first Monday in October each year. Health professionals from across the United States come together to discuss childhood nutrition, fitness, obesity, and health education. Most health professionals agree...

How to get your children interested in sports or physical activities

Children should get at least one hour of physical activity a day. That is an absolute minimum. As a child, we spent so much time running around outside that it was never a matter of just an hour, but today, with phones, TVs, and iPads, getting a child to play outside can be a challenge. So how do we make children more active in their daily lives? Having raised 4 children of my own, I can...

How to Teach Your Child About Healthy Competition – It’s Okay to Lose

Last week was sports day at my daughter's school. She was part of the Yellow House. She had to wear yellow and compete for points. She won the Yellow House. I was very happy for my daughter because last year she won the green house. In fact, when the winning house was announced last year, many faces turned sour. There were a lot of tears and tantrums and the kids were bitter because they had...

15 things children want from their parents

15 things children want from their parents Although it may seem like it, children are not too complicated. Very few things are asked of us in their early years; however, these requests are essential to help them grow into kind and respectful additions to society. As parents, there are 15 main things that children will want from you as much as possible. If you can do your best to provide these...