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March 11, 2011

Best Educational Toys for Children

Filed under: Babies,Parenting — analuz @ 1:21 PM
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We all know what a toy is and every kids love it.  A toy may not all be battery operated or expensive for your child to enjoy.  There are many available toys in the market today but give your child a quality educational toys like jigsaw puzzle, wood blocks, Arts and crafts. These are just few of the educational toys that will help stimulate the mind of your child.

A Jigsaw Puzzle consist of small tiles designed to be fitted together to be able to make an image or structure.  A three dimensional Jigsaw puzzles can be used to make replica’s of building, boxes or different shapes. Wood blocks on the other hand are usually cheap.  Colored wood blocks could be a great tool to teach your child to identify colors or sort the blocks according to colors. There are also blocks with printed alphabets which you can use in teaching your child to learn the ABC’s. Since most children likes to build houses, towers, a wood blocks could be a great help too. Arts and crafts include crayons, finger paints, chalk, water crayons and coloring books. Choose products that are non-toxic.

Children are precious gifts to us, their childhood comes only once. Learning is part of childhood we parents should help our child development by giving them educational toys.

 

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February 10, 2011

Helping Others realized The Benefits of Dark Chocolates

Filed under: Health Guide — analuz @ 2:57 PM
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Chocolates is very popular and a favorite present especially for lovers and soon to be sweethearts. When we mentioned chocolate first thing that comes in mind is it is “sweet” and should be eaten moderately because it contains high calorie and a high fat food.  Although some fat in dark chocolate don’t have bearing in your cholesterol.  I love chocolates in fact I have my own favorites, but I go for Dark chocolates. Dark chocolate is a chocolate without milk solids and this kind of chocolate is susceptible to dry, it has chalky texture and has both sweet and bitter taste.  The key ingredients in dark chocolate are cacao beans, sugar and lecithin, this components help to retain its quality.  Dark chocolates can be classified according to their cocoa solid content in a bar.  Usually commercial dark chocolate bars contains 30%, 70% and 75%% respectively or 80% above for extremely dark chocolates.  It is also known as bittersweet chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate and sweet dark chocolate.

Eating a small bar of dark chocolate everyday can help keep your heart running well.  It can reduce blood pressure and lower cholesterol as well.   If you eat half bar of dark chocolate in a day you must refrain from eating other sweets, instead, eat less of something else to maintain your calorie.  You should know that chocolates have 300 compounds and chemicals in every bite so, better take time and enjoy the taste.  It has higher antioxidants compared to milk chocolates. When buying dark chocolate choose pure dark chocolates or with nuts, orange peel and other flavorings except with caramel, nougat etc. they just added sugar and fat in it.  Avoid milk after eating dark chocolate for it will prevent the proper absorption of antioxidants in your body.

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