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Choosing Bookshelves for Kid’s Room

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We often hear or read the benefits of reading especially to children.  It can improve and develop the child’s vocabulary, imagination, logic and other traits that can lead to academic excellence.

Every mother would also want kids to be bright and smart so whenever I go to a bookstore, I always make sure to buy a good book for my girls. Suddenly, I realized that I bought a lot of books that I did not know where to place them anymore. That’s when I decided that I need to buy a bookshelf for my kid’s bedroom. Here are some aspects that I considered before I chose and bought the perfect bookshelf for my kids.

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Safety first! You MUST make sure that it’s steady enough to not fall over on your child. You also have to take note of the sharp edges or you may buy edge and corner guards to make sure it won’t hurt your little one. For smaller children, a vertical bookshelf would be a better choice so they can reach and browse ever shelf without climbing on it.

Check the space it can offer. If you have a lot of books or if your child is an avid reader, then you should choose a large bookshelf that can hold the books that you want to put in it. Otherwise, a two to three feet bookshelf will do. You can also consider bookshelves that have several cubbies so you can put in other stuff like toys and art materials.

Choose the design and color that you AND your child like. Now, this is the fun part. Work as a team and pick a beautiful bookshelf. Remember that an item appealing to the eyes of a child can encourage its use. So make sure you consider your child’s viewpoint about it. It’s his or her bookshelf after all.

These are just tips and guidelines. There might be other factors to consider. Just use your instincts. After all, parents want and know what is best for their children.

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Protecting Kids from Harmful Bacteria

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Bacteria exists everywhere: in the air we breathe, in our bed, on our food, and even in us. It existed even before man came to be. Not all bacteria are harmful to us because some can be beneficial but some can be very harmful and worse,fatal. Kids and adults alike are vulnerable of capturing bacteria but we can thank that our bodies are superior enough to have an immune system to minimize and even eliminate most bacteria to prevent us from being sick. However, for young kids especially the toddler years, their immune system are not  yet developed enough to eliminate most of the harmful bacteria, that is why they are the most vulnerable and we need to do all we can to protect them.

First, let us consider that the toddler year is the most critical stage of  a kid’s life because they are still very curious about their new world so they are always keen of crawling around, touching everything new they see and putting in their mouth anything that they think that is food.  Parents can’t always have their sights on their kids every second especially when they are in the daycare/childcare center. Most of these daycare/childcare centers have been marketed as childproof and child-safe from the flooring, furniture to the play equipment. However, that does not mean that it is all bacteria-free.

Luckily, Graboplast has came up with a way to answer one of these problems. With their new product of vinyl flooring called Silver Knight, parents/teachers will not have to worry of bacteria sticking to the kids as it eliminates >99% bacteria . I has been scientifically proven that it destroys bacteria without the use of chemicals. It is also low maintenance and very easy to clean as compared to other regular vinyl flooring.

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