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The Secrets to Raising a Smarter Child
- By Inderbir Sandhu, Ph.D


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" Learn How to Nurture A Smarter Kid "

Volume #5   Issue #7

ISSN: 0219-7642    Nov 26, 2006

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I got this from Internet. A first grade school teacher in Virginia had twenty-five students in her class. She presented each child in her classroom the first half of a well known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. It's hard to believe these were actually done by first graders.

Their insight may surprise you. While reading, keep in mind that these are first graders, 6-year-olds!

1. Don't change horses..............until they stop running.
2. Strike while the......................bug is close.
3. It's always darkest before..........Daylight Saving Time.
4. Never underestimate the power of ........termites.
5. You can lead a horse to water but ........ how?
6. Don't bite the hand that .............looks dirty.
7. No news is......................impossible.
8 . A miss is as good as a .............. Mr.
9. You can't teach an old dog new .......... math.
10. If you lie down with dogs, you'll ............ stink in the morning.
11. Love all, trust
12. The pen is mightier than the .......... pigs.
13. An idle mind is................ the best way to relax.
14. Where there's smoke there's ........... pollution.
15. Happy is the bride who...........gets all the presents.
16. A penny saved is ..........not much
17. Two's company, three's ........... the Musketeers
18. Don't put off till tomorrow what ...... you put on to go to bed.
19. Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry have to blow your nose.
20. There are none so blind as ...... Stevie Wonder.
21. Children should be seen and not .....spanked or grounded.
22. If at first you don't succeed ...... get new batteries.
23. You get out of something only what you .... see in the picture on the box.
24. When the blind lead the blind ........ get out of the way.

And the WINNER and last one!

25. Better late than..............pregnant.

I hope you enjoy it! Have a great week ahead.

Thought for today:
Life is made of millions of moments, but we live only one of these moments at a time. As we begin to change this moment, we begin to change our lives. " - Trinidad Hunt

Best Regards,
Andrew Loh
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Leapster L-Max Handheld Learning Game System
By LeapFrog
Recommended Age: 4 to 10 years

The award-winning original LeapFrog Leapster handheld takes it up a notch with the Leapster L-Max for kids ages 4 to 10. This handheld features dual-screen action (players interact with the handheld screen and watch the results on their TV screen), multiple skill levels, tailored tutorials, and unlimited potential for educational fun. Slip in one of Leapster's many software games ("Letters on the Loose," "Rock the World," "Madagascar," "Dora the Explorer Wildlife Rescue," etc - not included), and follow spoken instructions.

Youngsters won't even realize they're learning how to write their letters, identifying plants and animals, recognizing mathematical concepts, matching shapes, performing logical reasoning, mastering diphthongs, and even expressing ideas musically and artistically!


LeapFrog Interactive Learn & Groove Musical Table
By LeapFrog
Recommended Age: 6 months - 3 years

This interactive, bilingual activity table engages and entertains your baby for hours. There are songs, melodies, twinkling lights and real instrument sounds, plus lots of things to spin, roll, slide, open and close. The table plays over 40 songs and melodies so your baby stays entertained while exploring.





Boosting baby's brain power
KTBS Nov 19, 2006

In 1980, scientist and millionaire Robert Graham opened the Repository for Germinal Choice -- an operation designed to give women the sperm of Nobel Prize winners and men with high IQs. His idea was to create a generation of geniuses.

Can high-tech toys make kids smarter?
The Age Nov 22, 2006

It starts in utero, intensifies when babies are learning to crawl and hits a frenzy about the time they are learning the alphabet: the push to get smarter has created a global industry dedicated to training young brains.

All work, no play harmful: TV passive, stunts imagination, early education expert says
LacrosseTribune Nov 10, 2006

To put it in comic book terms, young children may encounter a hero - unstructured play time in which their imagination runs wild and vital brain development races forward like Speedy Gonzalez.

Iron Deficiency, Poverty, and Cognitive Troubles
Science News Network Nov 11, 2006

Babies who aren't getting enough iron in their diet do worse on mental-ability tests than babies whose iron needs are being met. In the latest study to confirm that threat to children, researchers find that mental deficits from iron deficiency worsen even into the teen years for children in families of low socioeconomic status. 

Imaginary Friendships Could Boost Child Development
ScienceDaily Nov 1, 2006

A post-graduate student from The University of Manchester's School of Psychological Sciences is investigating the theory that children with imaginary companions are quicker to develop language skills and retain knowledge.

Playing it safe
Mail Tribune Nov 22, 2006

Hidden dangers lurk within some of the most common toys. They might look fun, but many toys on store shelves for the holidays pose hazards from choking, poisoning and exposure to chemicals that slow brain development.


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