Here's a children's umbrella lined with neon green EL wire. It's definitely an easy and fun project for kids to do with their parents, and more importantly, it keeps the little mischiefs safer if they're out and about on rainy days.
1 Identify the child's talents, and discuss the opportunities he has to use them in productive ways. If you notice that the child you're mentoring is excellent with counting money, talk about how the child should consider a career in banking or running a business one day.
At the recent DefCon conference in Las Vegas, researchers opened many of the top commercially available gun safes with simple tools like a straw or a paper clip, and in one case, just by shaking it a bit. The investigation began after the researchers, Toby Bluzmanis, Marc Tobias and Matt Fiddler, learned that certain Stack-On safes, issued to some law enforcement officials to secure their firearms at home, could be opened simply by jiggling the doorknob.
Make reading more fun for your children with a satisfyingly medieval bookcase that your little prince (or princess) will use day in and day out. This woodworking project from Lowe's is a wooden bookcase with a castle top. It's completely functional, with plenty of storage for books and knick-knacks, as well as a storage drawer at the bottom. Best of all, the book castle can be easily modified to remove the castle top when your child's tastes change. Watch all four videos to see the build inst...
How would you like to make some classic toys at home with your kids? Learn how to make three classic children’s toys, a Jacob's Ladder, a dragon clapper and a puppet, in this free crafts video series.
There comes a time, in every young child's life, in which they need to have "the talk" with their parents... about how to tie their shoes! Learn how to teach your children how to tie their shoes with guidance from this free tutorial! Make your son or daughter an independent shoe tying expert in no time at all!
In this tutorial, we learn how to manage a fever in children. When your child has a fever, this means their body is fighting an infection. The fever will vary depending on what it is, but it will usually peak at 106 degrees. Don't bring the fever down with Tylenol, because it could make the cold last for a longer amount of time. This can be a greater threat to health than the illness was in the first place. If the child starts to get a higher fever, this is a good sign that the body is killin...
Dr. Chris Steele guides us through how to find the 5 Cs of a sick child. When you have a child who is running a fever, it's important to remember not to heat up your home and wrap them in a ton of blankets. This is the worst thing you can do because you're increasing the warmth around them, which is going to increase their brain and body temperature. If your child has a fever, remember to cool them. Cool their room, cool a wash cloth to place on them, cool drinks, cool ice cream, and cool bed...
Did you know that drowning is the second leading cause of death for children under the age of 14? I worked as a lifeguard and swimming instructor when I was younger and I have seen firsthand too many close calls with kids around water. This program is about basic water safety for children.
Giving your kid a bath is an integral part of child care. What's that saying? Cleanliness is next to Godliness? Okay, maybe not, but a clean baby is a great sight, but there are things to worry about when filling up the bathtub. Could the water temperature be too hot? NFPA's Amy LeBeau on the importance of testing the temperature of bathwater before putting children into the tub. Safety also comes first.
Even if you don't have children, these tips are great for grandkids or visitors with children. This how to video outlines ways you can child proof your home and prevent accidents.
This video will show you how to set time limit for your children games in your iPhone or iPad. This will restrict children from excessive use of your iPhone or iPad. When this time limit is over, the game your child is playing will be stopped automatically. They will not be able to continue playing games until you start a new session for them. So please watch the video and employ it in your phone.
Sepsis is not only a gross sounding word but also a deceptively dangerous and fatal infection. Which is why more than 40 hospitals nationwide are coming together to a new collaboration to help reduce sepsis mortality, named Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes (IPSO).
Deaf people are just like everyone else, and they have a responsibility to save lives just like the rest of us. Those with hearing impairments might not be able to benefit from most online first aid training, but this video is signed to give those with hearing problems the info they need to help out.
Your childhood is arguably the stage of development where you look most cute and naturally perfect for photographs, so it makes sense that your parents compiled albums after neverending albums depicting several hundred different angles of your cute little tushy (grimace).
Learn how to choose the rabbit that's best for children. There’s probably not a kid out there who wouldn’t love a pet bunny, but rabbits and children can be a tough combination. To make the match a happy one, follow these steps.
Shelley Lovett from Childcareland demonstrates sand writing as an early childhood learning activity. All you need for this activity is a baking sheet that is approx one inch deep and some sand. Colored sand makes it more fun for the kids. Shelley says the cheapest place she has found colored sand is at Wal-Mart, but it is also available at craft stores and perhaps even at Home Depot or Lowes. You spread a thin layer of the sand onto the baking sheet and try to make it pretty even. For very yo...
In this video, we learn how to draw children's heads. For the front view, first draw an oval with a slight point for the chin. Then, draw in the features of the face lightly with the side of the pencil. After this, start to shade the side of the eye in. The child's eye has a large eyelid, larger than an adult's eyelid. The pupil should also be large. For a side view, make sure to show the curves of the chin, nose, and lips. The eye should be soft and the ear should be soft as well. Fill in th...
In this Family video tutorial you will learn how to do leaf rubbings for a children's activity. For this you will need a flat surface. If the table top in slightly uneven, put a sheet of construction paper on it. The materials you will need are sheets of paper, crayons and leaves. You can also use fabric leaves if your area doesn’t have any leaves. Take a leaf; put it upside down on a flat surface so that the veins are on top. Put a sheet of paper over the leaf and hold it down with one hand....
Studying to be a pediatric nurse? Then here is a nursing how-to video that teaches you how to effectively communicate with child patients using medical play. Every nurse should know the basics of this technique, follow along and see how easy it is to assess the status of child patient with play. These medical tips are sure to help you pass your nursing exam with flying colors.
Studying to be a pediatric nurse? Then here is a nursing how-to video that teaches you how to weight a child using adult and infant scales. Every nurse should know the basics of this technique, follow along and see how easy it is to determine a child's weight with either an adult scale or an infant scale. These medical tips are sure to help you pass your nursing exam with flying colors.
This video demonstrates a kid-friendly Pilates mat exercise routine. With Pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding accidental injury. Whether you're looking to slim down or merely tighten up your core, you're sure to be well served by this home fitness how-to from the folks at Balanced Body Pilates. For complete instructions, give this free exercise video a gander.
Learn how to teach children to read with these video lessons. Teaching reading to kids has never been easier!
Dragonfly's are fascinating in both appearance and movement. Learn how to make a paper dragonfly in this free crafts video series.
Do you have a budding drummer or drum major in your home? Learn how to make a children’s marching drum in this free crafts video series.
Are you looking for a fun way to keep track as your child gets taller? Learn how to make a children’s height measuring board in this free crafts video series.
Learn how to model a fairytale Book in Cinema 4D with this video walkthrough. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better acquainted with Cinema 4D and its various features and functions, you're sure to enjoy this free video software tutorial. For more information, including complete instructions, watch this 3D modeler's guide.
Teach your children responsibility by having them do chores. But sometimes, the stress of getting your children to do their chores seems more than it's worth. Here's a useful tutorial to set up a chore matrix or chore chart and get your children to do their chores.
In this how to video, Kathie Hill, children's choir director for over 30 years, gives helpful tips to choir directors in how to get children to open their mouth and sing. This tutorial teaches singing techniques to help one single child or a whole choir of children. Watch this tutorial and you will be able to teach kids to sing in no time.
In this video, we learn how to make children listen with the marshmallow game. When you are trying to tell a story to children, they can talk and start a conversation without being quiet. To help this out, tell the children to put a pretend marshmallow in their mouth and they will pretend to chew it! Have them put more and more marshmallows into their mouth so it will be filled up and they can't talk. Make sure they continue to breathe while they are doing this, sometimes they hold their brea...
Knitting circular socks on a Passap knitting machine is fun and easy! Follow along in this three part video and knit a children's pair of socks. Complete instructions can be found in Knitwords magazine.
In Korea and Japan a special holiday called Children's Day is celebrated. Like Mother's Day or Father's Day in the United States, the occasion honors one particular family member, or members, with gifts and special parades or events.
Whether they're your own children or a niece, godson or grandchild, this gift guide is perfect for figuring out what to give the kids on your gift list. Every gift is innovative, eco-friendly and facilitates talking between children and parents.
In this video from CullensAbcs we learn a tip for how to children should listen with their "listening ears." This is taught by a girl and a gator puppet. She says to ask children to put on their listening ears so they can hear a story you are going to read to them or if you have something that you are going to say. Children like doing these types of things. It's a great tip to use to get your child to hear what you have to say. They can also make a sound when putting on their listening ears t...
Here is a rainy day activity for children brought to you by StoryBox Books. Watch this how to video to learn how to do potato painting with your children. Carve different fun shapes into the potato and use your favorite colors to create wonderful works of art. Who said there is nothing to do on a rainy day?
In this how to video, Kathie talks about using the diaphragm and shows some tools she's used to help kids with vocal exploration. These are great tips to utilize if you are teaching a music class or a children's choir. You'll be able to teach kids to sing in no time at all with this tutorial.
This how to video shows techniques she's used successfully to teach kids how to properly make vowel sounds when singing. These tips are great if you are interested in teaching a music class or a children's choir. Watch this tutorial and you will be able to teach children to sing with proper vowel form in no time.
In this teaching tutorial, you will learn how to teach kids to sing through the imitation of different sounds. This is a great technique to try out in music classes and children's choirs. Watch this how to video and you will be teaching children to sing in no time.
Learn how to deal with children's fever, from Henry Joseph Hasson, MD Pediatric Neurologist at Children's Hospital at Montefiore.
This video is for children to see and learn how a dentist cleans their teeth. Cullen brings Alligator to Dr. Keller the dentist for a teeth cleaning. Dr. Keller cleans the Alligators teeth to show children what to expect and feel comfortable when visiting the dentist for a teeth cleaning.