Kindle Market Targeting Three Year Olds

Seems quite amazing that a company like Amazon are actually specifically targeting such a young age group but it’s happening now.  It’s not even a single product but a subscription service based on the Kindle Fire tablet.  The idea is that the company want parents of children aged between 3 and 8 will pay a fee every month to allow children access to age specific games, books and videos on their Kindle Fires.

It’s called the Kindle FreeTime Unlimited service and apparently will give access to thousands of pieces of content.  The kids will be allowed to watch, play or read any of the content as many times as they wish.  The cost is quite reasonable at about $5 a month but will only be accessible in the US or Oz.


It is obviously looking at the US Ipad VPN like this sort of market as an inspiration.

Many are not very impressed with this and there are lots of worries about the content.  Amazon are assured that all content will be age appropriate and there will be no direct advertising allowed.  There are also reassurances that no payments or charges will be made during games and content – which has been a criticism of many applications on the IPad directed at younger children,

Some organisations have criticised the need for a “3 year old” entertainment centre when children of this age are much better playing and interacting with other children and their parents.  The temptation to use it as an electronic babysitter for young children is also a real worry for those concerned with child development.

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Learning at 3

So I recently was able to watch my son spend an entire day playing with his counsins who are 10, 8 and 4.  It was pretty fun to see as you might expect, as he had a truly incredible day from seeing a kids baseball game, to playing outside for close to four hours.  As you might expect, he slept crazy well that night!

I thought of this site for a main reason that he seems to learn quite a bit by watching others.  Of course, having the chance to play with his cousins for so long not only introduces him to different toys and playing in a diffrent space, but he also learnes different ways of playing.

Starting at 3, kids learn so much by observation, it’s a shame if parents are choosing to not model good behavior for them.  What do you think?

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Teach Hypertension Dangers Early

The amount of force that the blood exerts on the arteries is known as the blood pressure. Normal Blood pressure gives a pretty good indication of how hard the heart is working. Blood pressure is expressed using two numbers. The top number is called the systolic.

The systolic pressure is a measure of the pressure that is forced on the arteries during heart beats. The bottom number is called the diastolic. The diastolic pressure is a measure of the  pressure that is forced on the arteries between heart beats. The blood pressure chart has changed a lot over the years. Today, a normal blood pressure is less than 120/80.

People whose systolic blood pressure falls between 120 and 139 or have a diastolic pressure that is between 80 and 89 are classified as being pre-hypertensive. Pre-hypertensive patients are at an increased  risk for developing high blood pressure. It is important to note that a person will still be classified as being pre-hypertensive if only one of these numbers is elevated. For example, if a person has a blood pressure that is 130/75, then he or she will still be diagnosed with prehypertension.

High blood pressure begins at 140/90. Again, if one of these numbers is elevated, then a person will still be diagnosed with high blood pressure. People who have hypertension will need to get it treated as soon as possible. Untreated hypertension can lead to heart attacks, kidney failure, strokes, blindness and  a number of other health problems. Treatment for hypertension consists of medication, dietary changes and/or exercise. The vast majority of patients with hypertension will need to get treatment for the rest of their lives.

Creating Beauty

giftsI didn’t realize it until a few years ago when my oldest son turned 3, but kids really do love art don’t they? I thought about it because I own a wine gift baskets business which largely relies on the beauty of our packaging to continue making sales.

Overall, we’re happy with what we’ve designed, but the whole issue of gender stereotypes and such came up the other day-I mean given the push we are already seeing for our daughter to end up in the sciences, can’t we see something similar for our son to do something artistic? Does it work in both directions? Can it?

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Self Cleaning or Automatic Litter Box – How Does it Benefit Cat Owners?

Are you a cat owner? Do you love your cat? Are you going to take care of your pet like you should be? But how? Is it feeding it or make it a bed place enough to take care of it? Think back. Maybe a have a suggestion about that, have you by any change ever heard about automatic cat litter box, haven’t you? That box could be you answer of those questions.

There are a lot of types of automatic cat litter box. So you just have to chose one which you think more suitable and appropriate for you and specially for your cat. If you want further information about that you can check in the automatic cat litter box review.

Finding the most suitable box is not an easy task, don’t you think? So I will give you some hints for the advantages and the disadvantages for its box.

The Litter Robot II is the best available electric litter box, by far. The high price is easily overcome by the savings on litter and receptacles. There is a three payment plans if you cannot pay for it all at once. The risk of the cat not using it may also be overcame. Purchase a hood for your litter pan and train your cat to go in it the same way you would with the Litter Robot. If your cat uses a pan with a hood, training it to use the Litter Robot will be a piece of cake. Be patient while training; do not force your cat inside.

CatGenie, Fully automatic cleaning. The happy users really love it!. Eliminates pet waste and litter from entering landfills and reduces clay litter strip mining demand. Excellent noise performance, Minimal recurring litter cost but recurring Sani Solution cost.

PetSafe, Unique, noise-free design (may require a work-around to eliminate noise, though). Works well for the price, if you can overcome the maintenance hassles.Very little litter is wasted no special waste receptacles needed, but premium litter is required. Reasonable size. Good for cats under 12 lbs; users have reported larger cats and multiple cats are fine SmartScoop, PetSafe Simply CleanTM is a good alternative for a low cost auto litter box, but it requires more complicated maintenance so it may not be right for you. If you have decided on a low cost auto litter box and have ruled out PetSafe, you can compare the SmartScoop® to the Littermaid® and decide what makes the most sense for your situation.

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The World of a Three Year Old

It’s a time to explore the world of language and communication. Three year olds enjoy making up stories and listening to them – those with animals in them are especially popular.  If you are looking for quality then check out t he pre-school programmes from the BBC on their channel CBeebies.  If you’re outside the United Kingdom, you can watch  the shows abroad as well – just have a look at this post for information – http://www.theninjaproxy.org/tv/how-to-use-a-bbc-iplayer-proxy/.

Three year olds will also be developing a sense of humour. So you can tap into this with their games, silly is the operative word – don’t make play too serious for a three year old.  Try starting with simple word games or jigsaw puzzles with a funny picture behind them.  You will find that a three old is starting to be able to amuse themselves without your input.  Again check out some of the shows on CBBC like this –

But it’s also a time for action play, three year olds are normally very active and one of the best ways to encourage this is through exploring.  Try to give them opportunities for climbing and jumping, it’s essential for improving their motor skills.  If you have access to play or dance classes this is the time to try them out.

One of the first milestones I remember with my three year old was a whole meal being eaten using a knife and fork.  It’s such an exciting time for both child and parents, counting, drawing and even dressing all start in this year.  Your little one’s starting to become just a little but self sufficient.

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Make Your Home Safe

Right now my toddler is in to exploring and is trying to get his grubby little hands into everything , which has get my thinking about safety around the house and now that he can move himself around it is really difficult to stop him trying to explore and discover things.

Its lead me to have to get some safety devices for the home

First all being at the size where his head is at around the same height as the sharp corners of our coffee table and things we felt it was a good idea to get cushions for the corners to help protect him when he is running about and not looking where he is going.

We also invested in some plastic socket covers to avoid things getting stick in the sockets and someone getting electrocuted.  These plastic stoppers fit into the plug socket and are very difficult for small hand to remove.

Recently I found Zac with an expensive bottle of whisky from http://www.bowmore.com/whiskies/ in his hand. Where he must have pulled on the cupboard and been able to grab what was inside, luckily he wasn’t able to get the cap off the bottle but I got me to wandering where else he could get into and what he could get his hands on. So with the other product I got set of cupboard locks/safety catches and applied them to all the cupboards so there will be no issue of them getting open and things been taken out without me knowing

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The TV was sitting on a table in the corner of the room on a TV table, having read in the paper recently about kids being trapped underneath a TV that has fallen off a desk that hadn’t been secured down correctly. It was important that we got the 42” flat screen secured down so that there was no chance of it falling off and landing on Zac. 

Teaching your kids early on

From a very young age kids start learning all sorts of different stuff and it their parent’s job to ensure that they are on the right track. The best way to do this is to lead by example and not just by words. Obviously this is easier said than done obviously – but that should not be an excuse for not educating your children properly.

For example, the other day I was doing some stuff in my kitchen using my favorite immersion blender when one of my kids asked me if she could “play” with it. I didn’t want to say “no” to her, but I also did not wanted her to be messing around with an appliance like that around my kitchen.

So instead of giving a simple “no” as my answer, I had to go through a lot of explanation on showing her why playing with that toy was not a good idea and why I believed she would be better off playing with something else like her iPad.

On these cases, usually it is better to give your kid something else to play with because she will probably not just “stop” and do nothing – she will continue searching for something to do, so if you can fill that hole, so the better.

Obviously you do have to be careful and not discourage too much, it’s natural to want to play and explore.  Safety is the primary concern but you don’t want to end up with your kids permanently transfixed by Netflix or the TV just because it’s the safest option.

 

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Teaching The Dangers Of Cigarettes Early

For many adults the risks of smoking tobacco are clear as day but they still, in some circumstances, make a personal choice to continue. This is mostly down to their addiction to nicotine and the fear of trying to break the habit. Some would argue attempting to convince these people to quit is a waste of resources that would be better spent educating children from a younger age. A shocking 90% of smokers start in childhood and many are drawn to it because they think it makes them look older, more independent and appear cooler. For those that smoke an alternative is a great step forward and using a discount code to save money on an electronic cigarette is a great step, although they contain nicotine they deliver it without the need of tobacco and the thousands of chemicals it contains. Start educating kids at a young enough age and the amount of smokers could be cut dramatically.

Web design templates designed for children to use

Having a site is essential nowadays simply because this will help you maximize the prospect of advertising your small business to some larger audience, who use and access the world wide web. If the site will be real estate information regarding your products and solutions, it ought to have an attractive appearance and look professional. This may cause your visitors especially children, think that you might be a reliable company and that they will sense better with regards to checking out your products or services. Whether it is very simple to use and find their way, the children can learn more about your products that will aid them buy this eventually.

Usually select web design templates which might be thoroughly clean, finished, and straightforward to use. Naturally, its also wise to base your web site templates on the objective market that will be accessed for the children. If you are with children or youngsters, your web site must have a lot more shades and will appear exciting. Even now, your website should stay easy to use though your online site’s design is a bit extraordinary as compared to other that was designed for any audience associated with older people. In case you are a newbie and would like to build your current company’s website, you might get confused concerning how to deal with this case.

Websites will certainly help your organization prosper, since it provides throughout consumers which will you achieve, nevertheless through the help of the web you might achieve it. Web site templates will make your website easier to develop that children can used free of charge or produced by skilled makers also. Make sure that what you choose will match your site content material and are identified simple to use through your visitors especially the young ones to enable them to appreciate your web site for a long period.

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