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Finding a good Youtube Kids Chanel that is not only entertaining but also educational

YouTube has become a ubiquitous platform for entertainment, education, and communication, attracting billions of viewers worldwide. With its vast library of videos ranging from music videos to tutorials to vlogs, YouTube has become a go-to destination for a wide range of content.

One key factor that impacts YouTube is the presence of kids’ videos on the platform. Kids’ videos have become increasingly popular on YouTube, with channels dedicated to children’s content amassing millions of subscribers and views. These videos often feature colorful animations, catchy songs, and engaging characters that appeal to young audiences. (more…)

The Lion’s Roar – Unveiling Leadership Lessons From Lion Presidents

Most people are familiar with lions’ vocalizations from watching the MGM movies that always start with Leo the Lion roaring. Roaring is vital to a lion’s communication, displaying its strength and territory.

Research shows that lions can distinguish their roar from others and conduct mental head counts of other pride members. This allows them to gauge the strength of a challenge before engaging in battle.

Lead by example.

Few things compare to the prickle of goosebumps that run down your back and the racing of your heart when you hear a lion roaring in the wild. Screaming allows male lions to advertise their territory and remind other lions of their dominance. (more…)

Embracing Neurodiversity: Navigating Family Life with Diverse Neurotypes

In the dynamic landscape of family life, embracing neurodiversity presents both challenges and opportunities. Families where members span a range of neurotypes, including ADHD, autism, or learning disabilities, navigate a unique path that requires understanding, patience, and often, a distinct approach to communication and interaction. This article delves into the complexities of such family dynamics, focusing on the vital role of family therapy in fostering a supportive and inclusive environment. The concept of neurodiversity emphasizes the diverse spectrum of human neurocognitive functioning, viewing conditions like ADHD (more…)

How Before and After School Care Can Boost Your Child’s Academic Performance

Before and after school or out-of-school time programs offer kids various benefits. They are not just for toddlers and preschoolers but also older students. Encourage your child to pursue academic challenges outside of the classroom. Please help them to discover what captivates their interest and inspire their curiosity with reading, writing and math activities at home.


As parents, we know that finding quality childcare can be difficult. Whether it is a babysitter, neighbor or relative, finding someone available and willing to watch your children in the mornings and evenings when you are at work can be challenging. Before and after school care Severna Park MD programs provide quality supervision and academic support for kids when needed. They also offer children opportunities to socialize with other students, which improves their people skills and teaches them how to interact with others. Many afterschool programs also focus on physical activity, such as sports and group games. This allows kids to get more exercise and discover activities that they enjoy. This is a great way to decompress and have fun after a long school day. (more…)

Published Self-Esteem Building Book for Children

My name is Shirley Judge Blount, and I am a 71-year-old grandmother of seven grandchildren, with the youngest being a few days old and the oldest being 17 years old. I worked as a Teacher’s Assistant for 15 years in the Durham, NC public school system. I have been married for 41 years. My husband and I moved to Tampa, FL, to retire, where I have been working as a Substitute Teacher for the last three years. I know firsthand how children tend to gravitate towards others who look like them. My goal in writing my published book, Mommy, Why Come? is to encourage children to be all that they can be and were created to be as well as to be open to everyone, regardless.

Accepting Differences (Series 1) is written to encourage children to accept others who are not like them and to be proud of who they are, regardless of what they look like on the outside.

Being Bullied: Maybe I’ll Tell and Maybe I Won’t (Series 2) is written to let children know what to do if they are bullied and to encourage them to tell other adults in their lives.

“Uncle” Ben Visits (Series 3) is written to let children know what to do if they are being touched inappropriately.

Riley Goes to Dog Heaven (Series 4) is written to help children through the grieving process of losing a loved one, like a family member, friend, or a pet.