Let’s Google And Yahoo Our Kids’ EducationWritten by Joel Turtel
I love Google and Yahoo. With Google and Yahoo I can search Internet on any subject that interests me, at any time day or night, in comfort of my home. I was thinking how much fun it is to learn new things with Google or Yahoo, compared to boredom or learning torture that public schools put millions of kids through every day.
Let’s consider differences in how a typical child (we’ll call her Jenny) learns when she uses Google or Yahoo, compared to how she learns in her public-school classroom.
First, with Google or Yahoo, Jenny can explore any subject that fascinates her. She literally has whole world at her fingertips. She can learn about tulips, cooking, dinosaurs, fashion, arithmetic, model airplanes, how to play piano, or story books by thousands of authors.
When she is older, she can search dozens of Internet libraries, including Library of Congress, for information on any subject under sun.
In contrast, in her public-school classroom, Jenny must study only subjects teacher or school principal says she must study, even though these subjects might bore her to death.
Second, with Google or Yahoo at home, Jenny can spend as many hours as she wants studying any subject that fascinates her. If she likes flowers, she can spend all day learning about different flowers, how they grow, best season to plant them, how sunlight helps them, or how much water each flower needs.
In contrast, in public school, Jenny usually spends about 50 minutes on each subject school forces her to study. She has to go to a different class on a different subject every 50 minutes, even if she was interested in subject she was studying in her previous class. This can strangle her interest in any one subject. For Jenny, public school turns learning into broken, disconnected bits of knowledge on subjects that often bore her.
Essential Baby Clothes And AccessoriesWritten by Catherine Olivia
Leave cute outfits to shower guests – these are things you need.
Having a baby is a time of combined joy and stress for most people. Nothing compares to joy that a mother feels when she’s holding her new baby for those first few days after bringing little tyke home or that of proud father showing off pictures of infant to his friends and family. Unfortunately there is also nothing quite like stress in worrying that everything is going to be all right and that family is properly prepared for their joyous new addition.
New parents often fall into trap of being unprepared when it comes to suitable clothing for their baby. In months and weeks prior to mother’s due date couple will be preparing for baby’s arrival by setting up baby’s room, buying necessary items like a crib, playpen, changing table, walker, and, of course baby clothes. The problem introduces itself when parents (and this usually comes from Mom’s side) focus too much on purchasing “cutsie” baby outfits and ignoring basic essentials that babies will need.
Cotton bodysuits, absorbent baby blankets, bibs, and baby booties are items that a new parent can never have enough of. Babies are messy simply by their nature. For all cuteness and adorability that they possess they are essentially little drooling, slobbering, spewing, waste producing machines for about first year or so of their lives. As such, their clothes get messy quickly and often. So often that a parent may find herself changing her baby’s clothing almost as often as she changes baby’s diaper – sometimes more.