<![CDATA[Easy life for you - Easy life for you]]>Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:32:05 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Helping your new family]]>Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:43:14 GMThttp://somespecialpeople.com/1/post/2016/10/helping-your-new-family.html Picture
Babies and Educational Toys

As a parent you want to help your child. You want to give them the very best. You want them to have all the opportunities to have choice and to succeed. It can be challenging knowing where to begin. I have three sons and each is different and unique. But one thing I know is that playing is vital for their wellbeing and success.

It is amazing but true that babies start learning the day they are born. Babies learn while they are in the womb. Yet, once they are born, learning to take a bottle is learning a new task and each day the learning progress goes on. It is never too early to help your baby and give them the ability to do what seems like a new trick or two.

What do I suggest? There are a number of options available but let me give you a starting point or point of reference. How? What better to than helping your baby with new learning skills than toys? Buying a new born baby a new toy can be fun for the baby and parents too. All department stores have educational toys for all ages with some sitting out for you to play with before buying. Check them out and look for the right one to teach your baby new skills from the beginning of their life.

One thing you should have discovered by now is how good it is when you hold your baby and they have the opportunity to interact with you.

Babies need to learn new touches, sounds, and words the day they are born. Education toys for new borns will help them to recognize these things as they play with them. 

When you baby grows it is crucial that you are helping them to become better communicators. How? By being aware that language developments begin at birth and your baby learns by hearing sounds. Buying the child toys that talk and play music will increase their language skills as they grow.  Hearing is critical to a baby’s health; if you notice something is not right consult your doctor right away.

Babies first doll can be educational experience. Infants learn to cuddle, coo, touching and can teeth on them too. Look around to find the right one. The toys are available for boys or girls so they will both enjoy this new learning experience. 

The different shapes on the face and head will help them learn textures skills. Try getting a doll with different touches of clothing like silk and cottons. Getting one with knotted feet gives baby something to teeth on. Make sure when selecting your baby a new doll that it doesn’t have any harmful parts that may come off like buttons.

Buy your new baby a frog that sings to them. These little frogs are cute and cuddly and will sing when it is touch in the right spot, teaching baby new touches and sounds as they begin their journey ahead in time.

Videos are now being made for the newborn up. Be sure to check the age ranges on these because they come in different age groups. These videos are to teach the baby new sounds and as they start to watch it they will but the pictures and words together programming their brains by putting the picture and voice together.

Musical teething rings are different teaching your new baby different textures, music sounds and some come with a mirror. Mirrors teach them to know who they are and see their own expressions. The easy grip made just for the baby in mind is great to teach them how to hold things.

Crib mobiles are neat and come in many different shapes playing music to your baby while sleeping. Crib mobiles teach the baby movement by turning sounds from the music, and the colors and shapes keeping their attention. Learning is the key for your newborn.

Bath toys are available that make sounds and can be played with the water with support.  The toys that are musical attach over the tub or sink and the baby learns to reach for them. Toys that are made for the water are sponge that your can wash them with teaching again the different texture. 

Remember health and safety

Check that everything you purchase is age appropriate

Make sure that it is brand new and that it is safe

Explore the item yourself and make sure you are completely satisfied with it

Monitor, observe and watch your baby to ensure that they are safe at all times with the new item you have purchased.

Think of anything else you need to do to keep your precious baby safe.

Be sure when buying your new baby toys that they are childproof before letting them play with it. Buy according to the age group on the box to stay in their field of growth and knowledge giving them room to advance with. Teaching is easy because your new born starts learning the day they are born and you want that to stay with them all through their lives.

Talk to your baby and think a loud so that your child recognises your voice and you become more confident communicating with your baby.

Read stories and get the baby used to stories that you love and enjoy reading.

Critical thinking skills books will stimulate your thinking and conversations with your baby. The more your baby is exposed to key vocabulary the wider there understanding will be in the future.

Take care of your wonderful family and let them know they are loved and cared for.


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<![CDATA[The Power of Antioxidants for Staying Young]]>Tue, 04 Oct 2016 21:35:44 GMThttp://somespecialpeople.com/1/post/2016/10/the-power-of-antioxidants-for-staying-young.html]]><![CDATA[Great food to eat!]]>Tue, 04 Oct 2016 21:27:43 GMThttp://somespecialpeople.com/1/post/2016/10/great-food-to-eat.htmlTop Ten Power Packed Foods

What is the secret to a long and healthy life?  It is in the food that we eat.  As you well know, all foods are not created equal.  Choosing and eating the right foods may help increase your life expectancy as well as the quality of your life. 

Here are ten of the top power packed foods designed to give you energy, vitality and all around good health!

1. Beans – If they give you gas, take precautions before you eat them.  Soaking them first can help.  Beans of all kinds (kidney, navy, lentils, chickpeas, Northern) are high in protein.  This is plant protein so it contains very little fat, carbs and calories.  If fiber is a problem in your diet, eating a healthy portion of beans each day can keep your digestive system healthy.

2. Oatmeal – Oatmeal is coming into popularity as a food that lowers blood cholesterol.  You can make it yourself with rolled oats or eat the instant kind if you are in a hurry.  Oatmeal is a filling grain that also provides much needed fiber to keep hunger at bay and your blood sugar constant.

3. Fruits – Fruits are filled with antioxidants such as Vitamin C and A.  Antioxidants fight free radical damage in the body and reduce the risk of cancer.  Berries such as blueberries and grapes have the highest amount of antioxidants.  But choose an array of fruits in a wide variety of colors for maximum health.  The antioxidants in fruit boost the immune system to fight the effects of aging in the body.

4. Allium foods – This class of foods includes garlic, onions, leeks and shallots.  Garlic is known for lowering cholesterol.  Allium vegetables healp guard the body against the risk of cancer and many other ailments.  They also help lower blood pressure and prevent blood clots.  Eating these power packed vegetables in their natural state especially garlic increases their health benefits.  

5. Salmon – Eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids reduces the risk of heart disease and other conditions like atherosclerosis.  Wild salmon is a fatty fish but it contains good fats that has been proven to improve health in children and adults.  Salmon is rich in protein which is of great use after an exercise session to build muscle tissue.

6. Flax seed – Like salmon it contains omega-3 fatty acids.  These seeds also contain omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids.  You get a lot of power to fight high cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes with this seed.  Ground flax seed can be added to fruit smoothies, sprinkled in yogurt, eaten with cereal or added to pancake mix to name a few.

7. Peppers – Peppers are colorful.  They contain antioxidants like beta-carotene and Vitamin C.  Peppers range from mild and sweet to so hot you’ll be calling the fire department.  All peppers contain a substance called capsaicin.  Capsaicin has the properties of an anti-inflammatory, a pain reliever, lowers cancer risk and heart disease.  They are good in salads, salsa and all sorts of dishes.

8. Nuts and seeds – Nuts are high in fat but those fats are the good kind.  Peanuts, almonds, Brazil nuts, walnuts and pistachios are all providers of good fats and protein.  Crush them into a fine powder and use as a coating instead of higher carb bread crumbs.  Nuts help to lower cholesterol.  Eat them right out of the shell with no additives.

9. Açai – This berry has been in the news lately.  It is rich in antioxidants and increases energy.  You can get more done and look better while doing it.  You can get Acai juice and supplements in your health food store.

10. Yogurt – The fat free variety is good for you.  Yogurt contains calcium, Vitamin B, and protein.  If you don’t drink milk, yogurt is an alternative to get your calcium in to build strong bones and teeth.  Live yogurt also contains friendly bacteria to help promote a healthy digestive system. 

Building a better healthier body begins with what you eat.  Try these super foods to get started on the right foot.  

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<![CDATA[Better health]]>Tue, 04 Oct 2016 21:26:06 GMThttp://somespecialpeople.com/1/post/2016/10/better-health.html