Technology is without a doubt both one of the greatest advantages and one of the most complicated challenges for modern parents. We find ourselves trying to balance healthy screen limits and online safety with being sure our kids are technologically literate. After all, for better or worse, they'll be navigating a world filled with screens, and there's no sense in shutting them off from that reality entirely! Aside from the health and safety issues, the prospect of buying a toddler a tablet is also one fraught with financial peril - kids may or may not be as enchanted with a gadget's screen resolution or turbo-charged processing chip as they are in determining what the tablet tastes like, or what might happen if it were to be launched out the window of a moving vehicle! With the Kindle Fire HD Kids' Edition tablet, Amazon has finally given us a true kids' tablet instead of a tablet-shaped toy. The Fire HD Kids' Edition is a full Amazon Fire HD tablet - no features or hardware have been stripped out or reduced. However, its user interface, called Fire OS, has been slightly modified, moving Amazon FreeTime to the forefront. In this guide, we'll show you how you and your family can get the most out of the Kindle Fire HD Kids' Edition. In Chapter 1: Meet Kindle Fire HD Kids' Edition, we'll help you unpack your new tablet, give you some background on the Amazon services that make it tick, introduce you to the device's hardware, and help you through setup and basic navigation. In Chapter 2: Managing Kindle Fire HD Kids' Edition, we'll get you off the ground with Kindle profiles and content by helping you fully customize and understand household profiles and how they work. We'll also walk you through purchasing content and sharing it with other members of your family. Then, in Chapter 3: Kindle Fire HD Kids' Edition Parent Profile, we'll let you in on the post-bedtime possibilities available to Kindle Fire owning adults! In Chapter 4: Kindle Fire HD Kids' Edition Kid Profiles, we'll cover everything you need to know about the kid experience on Kindle Fire HD. In Chapter 5: Advanced Features, we'll go beyond the basics to allow you to fully master your Fire with a few extra features and tricks. Finally, in Chapter 6: Recommended Apps and Games, we'll recommend some fun educational apps and games for the little ones to get them started. Ready to get started with your Kindle Fire HD Kids' Edition? If not, we'd bet money that your kids are, so read on to get it unpacked and into their hands!
It is necessary for our children to maintain healthy eating habits. Early childhood obesity has become an epidemic, and obese children are now being diagnosed with serious adult diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. HEALTHY EATING FOR KIDS will give you ideas and information based on my experience and research about how to help children eat healthy in a busy fast food world. You will learn how I got started on this journey, foods and drinks that are harmful to the body, foods that support growth and longevity, ways to prepare meals along with recipes, ideas for the holidays, other health recommendations, and personal testimonies for overcoming obesity. After reading this book, you will definitely have more insight into how to ensure your children adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The ABCs of Yoga for Kids: A Guide for Parents and Teachers is a companion to The ABCs of Yoga for Kids, a 32-page, award-winning bestselling picture book that uses the alphabet, rhyming vignettes and colorful illustrations to introduce children to yoga in a kid-friendly way. This guidebook supports parents and teachers who wish to learn more about yoga for kids, including how to implement yoga into the daily lives of children. Readers will gain insight into what yoga is, how it can contribute to a child s active lifestyle and how to use yoga to alleviate many childhood challenges. This easy-to-use handbook offers basic guidelines for teaching yoga to kids and a sample children s yoga routine. The increased body awareness afforded by yoga helps kids make better choices for keeping themselves healthy, both physically and mentally.Bonus CD included with the book, featuring 3 new children's yoga songs by Teresa Anne Power."
This work captures the voices of TFA novices who offer candid accounts of their experiences in Becoming Teach For America Teachers. Previously unanswered questions are addressed: Why do recent college graduates apply to Teach For America? How are they recruited, trained, and hired? How do they learn the culture (s) of the community, schools, grade level, curriculum, and children they teach? Is there a "culture" of the TFA organization? What recommendations do they offer to TFA donors, policy-makers, future corps members and the public? Woven into this book, are perspectives from mentors who worked alongside TFAers, administrators who hired them, corporate C.E.O.'s who supported them, and policies (both local and national) that privileged TFA over non-TFA teachers. Finally, a compelling series of eyewitness narratives introduces each chapter's theme, documented from the author's own, "Notes from the Field." These accounts offer rich, descriptive vignettes that present the challenges TFAers faced, as they occurred. Schools reflect the multitiered and often non-level playing field that comprises America's educational landscape. Learning on Other People's Kids: Becoming a Teach For America Teacher provides readers a glimpse into the corps member experience in a rare ethnographic account.