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kids all over were making them on the beach sometimes you would even see kids selling them! Their are alot of stitches for example hexafish starburst and fishtail. every one was doing how to videos you can buy at Rainbow Loom Kit – Rubber Band Bracelets and Rings | Michaels it won TOY OF THE YEAR
this how to video stitch was the fish tail railroad created by JULIA CORSO but lately do see kids wearing them like they used to? My friend who lives in Florida says "they are really popular here everyone is wearing them'' . Are they popular in warm areas or just people in Florida are getting there news late .
The current craze for kids – Rainbow Loom bands and their usual knockoffs – has been alarming parents and child development experts since it broke out last summer and fall: In a business filled with crafts sold to girls, loom bands are the rare gender-neutral amusement that appeals to boys, too.
Why are they so popular?
“There’s a experience of accomplishment” that comes with finishing a bracelet, Tricia Ross says, and it’s enough to inspire her son to “sit there until it’s complete.” He’s begun taking orders for bracelets from his younger sister, cranking them out in the styles and color schemes she requests.
Loom bands are popular among children age 7 to 12, a key time for developing many of the skills that weaving crafts can teach.
“Right around age 7, you see fine motor skills taking off,” says Cynthia Edwards, expert of psychology at Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C. “Anything that helps them to use those hands together, left and right, helps to develop those areas of the brain and the muscles themselves. ”
Kids in this age group are also developing “executive function,” the ability to plan and execute tasks, Edwards says. With loom band weaving, kids must choose what to create, pick a color scheme and style of weaving, gather the materials and then do the necessary weaving steps in the right order.
Loom bands also seem to fit kids’ mobile lives: “They’re portable and wearable,” Edwards says, so younger kids can make them “in the backseat of a car waiting for one of their siblings to get out of ball practice.”
And they don’t involve a screen.
So, yes, it’s a fad. And yes, parents all over the country are getting tired of finding tiny rubber bands on their floors and in their washing machines.
But few are really complaining.
Rainbow loom is very good for the brain and and it keeps kids busy I love it
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The Olympics are a great activity for families to watch together and can also offer a number of valuable lessons for kids get kids YEAH I love watching personally but the leasons that are taught to people around the world transcend every age and generation, they resinate with everybody!
These are a just a few off the top of my head as a MOM!
1.The importance of exercise- The Olympics are a great time to expose your children to some new ideas for exercising and to encourage them to try a new sport. After Im finished watching the athletes on TV, I personally want to book a ski trip, or have a little fun with the kids by sliding down the stairs in a sleeping bag! So much fun, put pillows in the landing area. Create your own activities inspired by our favorites.
2. Goal setting-The Olympic athletes have spent many hours and many years training in their sport. They didn’t become world-class athletes overnight but rather through a lot of training, perseverance and goal setting. Kids always want instant gradification, but the sthletes and the stories paint a picture of hard work. Goals for something they want to accomplish. This could be within a sport or in a different activity such as getting good grades, excelling at a musical instrument, or learning to paint. They don’t have to be an Olympian to be successful, but these athletes can definitely serve as good role models for your kids on what it looks like when you set your mind to something and persevere.
3.Sportsmanship- The Goal of the Olympics is to take home a medal for your country, we all know that. Not everyone can be a winner and this is an important lesson for kids to learn. Watch how the athletes in the Olympics react to winning and losing and how they treat their opponents and use this as an example for your kids between good and bad sportsmanship. I loved the example of sportmanship set by Shaun White http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsinternet/57534686-71/halfpipe-shaun-gold-decision.html.csp
4. Diversity and Acceptance- Today, more than ever, kids interact with people of differing ethnicities, religions, and cultures. But how do you teach them to embrace and thrive among the planet's many cultures? I still can't believe being GAY is even a issue in sports, and life. maybe because I have friends that are gay and just look at people for people, Im still in shock on Russia 's views. But this Olympics has opened up conversation around the world, use it as a teaching experience.
5.The Mental Games- The Mental Games are part of sports! The determination and how to handle the pressure against showcases perseverance, goal setting and offers another opportunity to talk to your kids about accepting people who are different than them. That what makes a Olympian to be able to handle and preform under the pressure. BBC Olymic Sports picture Oshie
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I was surprised byt the recent Mary Kay survey, “Don’t Look Away,” revealed that three out of four parents fail to have this conversation with their children. The talk is crucial, though, as studies have found that an alarming rate—one in three teens—will be involved in an abusive relationship.
|Date||May 3, 2010|
|Location||222 14th Street, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA|
|Cause||Blunt force trauma|
|Suspect(s)||George Wesley Huguely V|
|Charges||First degree murder, felony murder, robbery of a residence, burglary, entering a house with an intent to commit a felony, grand larceny|
|Verdict||Guilty, sentenced to 23 years in prison (release date of 2029)|
In an effort to raise awareness about teen dating violence, an event to kick off the national initiative NO MORE Silence: It’s Time to Talk Day was held in New York City (and many other cities in the U.S.) on Tuesday, February 4. Mary Kay, Break the Cycle, an organization dedicated to dating abuse prevention, and Verizon hosted the event. (February is also National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month).
Olympic Gold Medalist Jordyn Wieber, who works with Mary Kay to raise awareness about the issue, attended the event and shared her support of the cause. “I’m excited to work with Mary Kay to get parents to reach out to their kids and make other teens aware of what a healthy relationship looks like,” Wieber said. Dating-violence awareness is key, but, she adds, “it can be something as simple as a mean text message or calling you names.”
Jordyn’s mother, Rita Wieber, stressed the importance of parents discussing the subject with their children. “Communication is key. Don’t be afraid to sit down and have that conversation with your daughter about what to look for in an abusive relationship,” she said. She also said the best time to talk is in the car.
Also at the event was Danielle H., 21, who endured an abusive relationship, which ended up being a major learning experience for her. “I know what’s healthy and what to look for in a future partner,” she said reflecting on the relationship. “It was a very eye-opening experience". This "little girl" with a big heart and a powerful message, touched my heart. I had to give her a BIG MOMMY HUG.(picture above) I also spoke to her parents at the event, her father said, her friends called him and told them about the abuse." Its so important to know your kids friends". Danielle parents were, there, supportive, nice people, loving parents. This can happen to anyone of our children. Please take a moment and read the signs.
Darlene Kiyan, executive director of Break the Cycle, also attended to show her support. “I am a mother of a 17-year-old son and I really want to be able to teach him how to be a good partner, how to treat his partners appropriately and how to be appropriately treated,” she said. “This isn’t an issue with only girls getting abused, but we find the issue also happens to young men.” Morris Chestnut, who starred in some of my favorites, Boyz n the Hood, The Best Man, Nurse Jackie and more! He had great advice!
Along with Mary Kay and Break the Cycle, Verizon has been a long supporter of domestic violence prevention. Verizon accepts used-phone donations and directs them to charities that support domestic violence survivors. Since 2001, more than 10 million devices have been collected across the country and more than $18 million monetary grants have been distributed to organizations dedicated to domestic violence prevention.
Elva Lima, Verizon Wireless’ executive director of community relations, said: “I am the parent of two young men in college, and having to talk to them about being in healthy relationships is no different than talking about safe driving or when we talk to them about sex. It’s a national movement. It’s time to not keep this issue silent. I am so proud that Verizon has chosen to be involved in this social issue and to get out and work with the community.”
Have you had the conversation with your teens about dating violence yet? Consider these tips to initiate the conversation.
–Mary Kay’s “Don’t Look Away” survey on teens and dating violence
–Break the Cycle, an agency that fights against youth dating violence
–Verizon's HopeLine program, which directs used phones to domestic violence survivors
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