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Babies Practice Words In Their Heads Before They Can Talk

Babies Practice Words In Their Heads Before They Can Talk | A Birthday 2 Remember | Scoop.it
By: Tia Ghose, Staff Writer
Published: 07/14/2014 03:53 PM EDT on LiveScience

Months before they say their first real "mama" or "dada," babies are practicing those words in their heads, new research suggests. Brain areas as...

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Children seem to be trying to figure out what adults do and say, then copy them as best they can working towards some sort of mastery. Like in all good learning, the key is relevance and relationship.

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Pinterest Users Don't Mind Ads—Up to a Point

Pinterest Users Don't Mind Ads—Up to a Point | A Birthday 2 Remember | Scoop.it
If you think the only people using Pinterest are moms and craft hobbyists, think again. While your typical Pinterest user is likely female (14 percent are men), they're a more tech-savvy audience that trends toward higher incomes—and they're using the site for shopping as well as DIY projects.
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Doodle 4 Google

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as someone who struggles to draw stick figures, I was blown away by the talent these kids have. and honestly, i... http://t.co/2pEZi5EvPQ
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How to keep kids reading through the summer - CNN

How to keep kids reading through the summer - CNN | A Birthday 2 Remember | Scoop.it
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How to keep kids reading through the summer
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(CNN) -- There's learning to read, and then there's loving to read.
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Great tips!

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The Anatomy of a Perfectly Optimized Pinterest Pin [Diagram]

The Anatomy of a Perfectly Optimized Pinterest Pin [Diagram] | A Birthday 2 Remember | Scoop.it
Learn what separates good Pinterest pins from the great.
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Pinterest is every creative person's best research tool -- so important to use it wisely.

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Lord of the Rings Themed Birthday Party {Planning, Decor, Ideas, Cake}

Lord of the Rings Themed Birthday Party {Planning, Decor, Ideas, Cake} | A Birthday 2 Remember | Scoop.it
This awesome LORD OF THE RINGS THEMED TWEEN BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Michelle Paige. What a fun party theme for a tween boy! I love all of the fun signs and labels. I also love the cute table scape with rings spread out over top of it! This party is full of fun ideas that anyone who loves the Lord of the Rings series will enjoy! The Lord Of The Rings party ideas and elements to look for from this fantastic birthday celebration are: The cute shire cake The fun ring backdrop The cute "happy birthday" banner The fun Lord of the Rings printables The fun scroll invitation and MORE!
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Have yet to one like this! Great work!

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There Is A Kids-Stuck-in-Claw-Machines Epidemic - Gothamist

There Is A Kids-Stuck-in-Claw-Machines Epidemic - Gothamist | A Birthday 2 Remember | Scoop.it
There Is A Kids-Stuck-in-Claw-Machines Epidemic
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A missing three-year-old in Lincoln, Nebraska was found inside a claw machine Monday evening at the bowling alley across the street from the apartment he lives in with his mother.
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Can't help but laugh; thankful he's safe!

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Great Cupcakes And Great Deals in Downtown Riverside | Southern California's Backyard

Great Cupcakes And Great Deals in Downtown Riverside | Southern California's Backyard | A Birthday 2 Remember | Scoop.it
Southern California's Backyard (Great Cupcakes And Great Deals in Downtown Riverside: Caption: Inland Empire Cupcake Fair “Cupcakes for a Cause”...
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How fun! Great local event for the whole family

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Host a Kids' Easter Egg Decorating and Hunt Party

Host a Kids' Easter Egg Decorating and Hunt Party | A Birthday 2 Remember | Scoop.it
Plan and host a kids' Easter egg decorating and hunt party with these inspirational ideas from the holiday experts at HGTV.com. (Host the perfect Easter egg hunt!
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Harper Beckham Named Most Stylish Celebrity Kid - E! Online

Harper Beckham Named Most Stylish Celebrity Kid - E! Online | A Birthday 2 Remember | Scoop.it
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Harper Beckham Named Most Stylish Celebrity Kid
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American Fairy Tales: The Wizard of Oz and more, Riverside

American Fairy Tales: The Wizard of Oz and more, Riverside | A Birthday 2 Remember | Scoop.it
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American Fairy Tales: The Wizard of Oz and more

Ruth Charloff, conductor, with Johanna McKay, narrator
Celebrating Wonderful Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum, with music from the MGM classic The Wizard of Oz, the Broadway musical Wicked, and Danny Elfman’s suite from the 2013 film Oz: The Great and Powerful.

Plus the world premiere performance of Baum's American Fairy Tale “The Queen of Quok” in a setting for narrator and orchestra by Tim Labor.

April 13, 2014 Sunday, 3:00 pm
in the UCR University Theatre
Free and open to the public

Parking: Complimentary permits in Lot 6
Information: (951) 827-3245, performingarts@ucr.edu

This concert is made possible by a special grant from Dr. Esther Hays. llustration by W.W. Denslow

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The 5 Places to Display Social Media at your Event

The 5 Places to Display Social Media at your Event | A Birthday 2 Remember | Scoop.it
This is a sponsored post written by by Justin Garrity, SVP of Postano. More information about Event Manager Blog's sponsored posts Events have dozens of crucial components that must be executed well to be a smash hit. One key component in 2014 has to be social media. Whether you’re... Read more
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84% of female Pinterest users are still active in their fourth year: stats

84% of female Pinterest users are still active in their fourth year: stats | A Birthday 2 Remember | Scoop.it

In terms of user retention, this is an incredible figure. Especially compared to the competition.

 

In February 2014, I looked at Google+ and discovered that although it had 1.15bn users, only 35% of those were active monthly. Similarly 36% of Twitter’s registered users are active on a monthly basis.

 

Facebook fairs a lot better, a recent GWI Social report reveals a global account ownership figure of 83%, of which 49% are active and 56% of users log in more than once a day.

 

Of course social channels are very reluctant to reveal their true figures for active users, so its up to third party studies to estimate this and just because your regularly using Twitter right now doesn’t mean you won’t still be doing so in four years time. Which is why the headline figure for Pinterest is so encouraging.

 


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Russ Merz, Ph.D.'s curator insight, May 13, 2014 11:07 AM

The findings from a recent Pinterest user study shows vast differences in usage between women and men on the curation social media network.  What are the reasons for the differences?

Lindsey Lindgren's curator insight, May 18, 2014 1:08 PM

We'll pin it all and share it all with the world..power of women.

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30+ {Busy} 1 Year Old Activities - Kids Activities Blog

30+ {Busy} 1 Year Old Activities - Kids Activities Blog | A Birthday 2 Remember | Scoop.it
These 1 year old activities will keep baby playing all month long. Find the best games and activities for learning for our youngest children!
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Great inexpensive and simple activities to stimulate their growing minds!

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Emerald City - A Nod To Oz Themed Birthday Party

Emerald City - A Nod To Oz Themed Birthday Party | A Birthday 2 Remember | Scoop.it
This dazzling EMERALD CITY - A NOD TO OZ THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Eboness Belin of Sheer Bliss Designs (Formerly Fleur de Lis Events). How magical is this party?! I absolutely adore every little green detail! From the fun green water pearl Emerald City backdrop to the green sequined table cover! This party has SO MANY spectacular ideas that any Wizard of Oz fan will go crazy over! The Emerald City - A Nod To Oz Party ideas and elements that I like most from this wonderful birthday celebration are: The darling yellow brick road cake The cute Emerald City sugar cookies The fun Emerald city water pearl backdrop The cute place settings The fun menu The darling Dorothy outfit with red high top shoes The cute green glitter cupcake wrappers and MORE!
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I love how they changed up the classic "Wizard of Oz," yet kept it simple and memorable

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Yarnbombed Benches at San Francisco Ferry Building

Yarnbombed Benches at San Francisco Ferry Building | A Birthday 2 Remember | Scoop.it
These fantastic yarnbombed benches appear to be understandably flustered over missing out on the beautiful view behind them from the San Francisco Ferry Building.
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I'm all for making each day a little happier

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A Donut Party

A Donut Party | A Birthday 2 Remember | Scoop.it

Have an early morning birthday party, with colorful donuts as the centerpiece!  Confetti, striped straws, a tassel pin for the birthday girl (or boy!), and don’t forget milk!

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Do you really need a reason for a donut party though?

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Inland Empire Events | 2014 Spring and Easter Guide

Inland Empire Events | 2014 Spring and Easter Guide | A Birthday 2 Remember | Scoop.it
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Looking for some Easter activities? Find them here

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It's a girl for Mike Myers. - People Magazine

It's a girl for Mike Myers. - People Magazine | A Birthday 2 Remember | Scoop.it
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It's a girl for Mike Myers.
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Okay, to everyone complaining about celebrities naming their kids weird things, you must obviously not spend time in the right areas because very one is doing that.
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The Forgotten Childhood: Why Early Memories Fade

The Forgotten Childhood: Why Early Memories Fade | A Birthday 2 Remember | Scoop.it

"Childhood amnesia descends gradually — and later than you might think, researchers say. Many 7-year-olds have robust memories of experiences from when they were 3 or even younger. 'Most adults do not have memories of their lives for the first 3 to 3 1/2 years,' says Patricia Bauer, a professor of psychology at Emory University. Scientists have known about childhood amnesia for more than a century. But it's only in the past decade that they have begun to figure out when childhood memories start to fade, which early memories are most likely to survive, and how we create a complete autobiography without direct memories of our earliest years." | by Jon Hamilton

 


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In terms of special events, like birthday's, parents tend to make their child's 1st the most elaborate/expensive (other than their 16th.) At least parents and friend's will remember it!

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A Birthday 2 Remember Party Planning

A Birthday 2 Remember Party Planning | A Birthday 2 Remember | Scoop.it
Since 2002, A Birthday to Remember has offered high quality, creative, event planning services to families of young children. From small themed birthday parties to large over-the-top...
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Community Building on Pinterest | Social Media Today

Community Building on Pinterest | Social Media Today | A Birthday 2 Remember | Scoop.it
In an effort to separate the bland from the bold, I've rounded up 5 brands that are focusing less on pinning and more on community building.
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