Submitted by marcy on November 3, 2010 - 1:12pm
For parents of boys, this article is well worth a skim. It discusses the new thinking on raising boys, teaching them to be more empathic and open and less stoic and independent.
Submitted by marcy on October 5, 2010 - 12:12pm
Lately, as I watch my 6 year olds struggle with printing letters, I've wondered what is going to happen when they attempt cursive... and do they even need to know cursive these days? Does anyone even use it anymore? Then I read this WSJ article, and can see some of the benefits to kids learning how to write their letters well. I'm still not sold on the idea that they need to know cursive but I might push them to at least learn how to print well.
Submitted by marcy on September 21, 2010 - 8:48am
Do you take your children to the theater? Theater for children as young as 12 months are gaining in popularity, especially in Europe but now in the United States as well. Read this article to learn why many people think that is a great idea.
Submitted by marcy on September 20, 2010 - 10:40am
This is an intriguing article regarding the connection between exercise and brain development. Two new studies point to the connection between aerobic activity and brain growth in children. Seems like a good argument for keeping phys ed going in our schools!
Submitted by marcy on June 9, 2010 - 11:34am
A seven year old west Portland boy named Kyron Horman went missing on Friday. As the investigation moves into day six, there are still no solid leads or information available. See the link for a photo of Kyron and more about his agonizing disappearance. We send his family and all concerned our best wishes for his safe return.
Submitted by marcy on June 7, 2010 - 11:11am
Borders Hosts Toy Story 3 Movie Release Party
This event is free and geared for six to ten year olds.
For additional information contact Ginger Moshofsky, 503-968-7576.
Submitted by marcy on May 18, 2010 - 12:25pm
Save the Children's annual State of the World's Mothers report is out, and the United States ranked pretty low compared to many other countries, at #28. From the NYT article: "Norway is the best country in the world in which to be a new mother, followed by Australia, according to Save the Children’s annual State of the World’s Mothers report, issued this month.
Afghanistan was at the bottom of the 160 countries listed.
Submitted by marcy on April 21, 2010 - 11:03am
Families will have the opportunity for fun and prizes on Saturday May 1 at 11 a.m. when Borders in Bridgeport Village, 7227 S.W. Bridgeport Road, will hold a May Day, Special Children’s Story Time Party, upstairs in the children’s department. The party will include spring themed stories, a craft, games and prizes. The party is being co-hosted by the Tualatin Sylvan Learning Center with representatives from the Center helping with the games and available to answer questions about Sylvan Learning Centers.
This event is free and geared for five to ten year olds.
Submitted by marcy on April 21, 2010 - 10:56am
The topic of whether or not young kids should be taken on far-flung travels around the globe can be a controversial one at times. This article from Boots N All raises some great points on the side of why young kids SHOULD travel, and all the ways they benefit from it. I think just taking kids to new cities and opening them up to new experiences both home and abroad can be hugely beneficial. Check out the article and comments afterwards for more on the topic.
Submitted by marcy on April 6, 2010 - 11:38am
Calling all parents: the Full House MOMs (mothers of multiples) Spring Resale is this weekend. Over 15,000 items entered so far. Come check it out!
Full House MOMs (FHM) is a non-profit support group for parents of multiples.
Resale Public Hours