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Advantages in Daycare

It is understandable in today’s society, that working parents leave their infants in daycare centers for them to be able to work for their living. But, did you know that leaving infants in daycare has an array of effects to their development? Researchers have found out that there are differences in the development of infants that are left with daycare and with infants that spend their whole time with their moms. And these developments affect many areas in their personalities and even their cognition.

One of the things that will be greatly affected is their behavior. There have been studies that were released saying that those children who spent their infant days in the daycare center are more likely to be involved in school fights than those children who spent their time with their mom. Moreover, teachers have confirmed that these children are more argumentative. It is speculated that this is due to the child’s inability to form secure attachments that causes these kinds of issues in their behavior.

Next is their vocabulary. It is observed that children that were placed in high quality daycare centers are more likely to have more developed vocabulary which is mainly because of their early exposure to adult conversations.

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Along with their vocabulary, children also tend to develop their social skills when they come from a high quality day care. Even at the infant stage, they will be able to observe and adapt the actions and the instructions of their teachers and this is how their social skills tend to grow from.

Another part of your child that high quality child care supports is their cognitive development. This is due to the provision of intellectual stimulus by these centers at the early developmental periods.

There are a lot of advantages that a child gets from being a part of these high quality day care centers so don’t feel guilty when leaving them there for a while. Think of it as hitting two birds with one stone because not only are you working for his future but you are also giving him a sort of prep education at an early stage.

8 Country Music Artists You Should Know

Singing for your nation is somehow, a form of heroism, in a sense that creating music for the land you are living is just like adapting the culture and tradition, sticking to it, and establishing legacy to your country.

Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton, one of the best country music artists, released his debut single entitled “Austin” in 2001. He remained number one in the Billboard Hot chart. The gold-certified debut album produced two more Top 20 hits, the “All Over Me” and “Ol’ Red”. In 2001, he was transferred to Warner Bros. Records Nashville.

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Aside from Shelton, Carrie Underwood is also an asset in country music. She got the first place in 2005 American Idol Season 4. In 2008, she was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry and in Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2009. Underwood was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. The following are her awards:

  • 11 Grammy Awards
  • 17 Billboard Music Awards
  • 11 Academy of Country Music Awards
  • 8 American Music Awards

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Chris Young is also on the list. Young won in Nashville Star aired on the USA Network in 2006. On that same year, after his success, he signed to RCA Records Nashville, and furnished his self-titled debut album.

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In 2005, the singer-songwriter, Eric Church, signed to Capitol Records. He had released four studio albums, and his debut album entitled 2006’s Sinners Like Me, originated four singles on the Billboard country charts including the Top 20 hits “How ‘Bout You”, “Two Pink Lines”, and “Guys Like Me”.

Julie Roberts

One of the well-known artists, Julie Roberts, signed to Mercury Nashville in 2003. Her debut single “Break Down Here” was released in February 2004; enlisted in the top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks. In 2006, her second album Mercury, Men & Mascara produced two non-charting singles in its title track and a cover of Saving Jane’s “Girl Next Door”. Though Roberts failed to qualify in The Voice 2013 Season 4, she is still the one and only Julia Roberts.

Lady Antebellum

In 2006, a group named Lady Antebellum was formed in Nashville, Tennessee. The group’s debut in 2007 performed as guest vocalists on Jim Brickman’s single “Never Alone”, before endorsing in to Capitol Records Nashville. Lady Antebellum had released six albums for Capitol:

  1. Lady Antebellum
  2. Need You Now
  3. Own the Night
  4. Golden
  5. 747
  6. On This Winter’s Night

The group members are:

  • Hillary Scott – lead vocals; daughter of singer Linda Davis
  • Charles Kelley – lead vocals/guitar; brother of pop singer Josh Kelley
  • Dave Haywood – background vocals/guitar/piano/mandolin

Luke Bryan

Is the name Luke Bryan familiar to you? He is a singer-songwriter who began his musical career in the mid-2000s. He wrote songs for Travis Tritt and Billy Currington and he released his first spring break album. In 2007, after signing with Capitol Records in Nashville, Tennessee, with his cousin, Chad Christopher Boyd, his album I’ll Stay Me was released including his singles “All My Friends Say”, “We Rode in Trucks”, and “Country Man”. Follow-up albums include:

  • “Doin’ My Thing”
  • “Do I” – co-wrote with Kelley and of Lady Antebellum
  • “Rain Is a Good Thing”
  • “Someone Else Calling You Baby”

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Every lady’s favorite, a singer-songwriter and an actress, Taylor Swift, started her career at the age of 14. She signed with the independent label Big Machine Records and became the youngest songwriter ever hired by the Sony or ATV Music publishing house. In 2006, Swift released her self-titled debut album which made her as a country music star. Her third single entitled “Our Song”, made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number-one song on the Hot Country Songs chart. She was also nominated in the Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards in 2008. Now, Taylor Swift is still the best.

Arts and Crafts for Kids: Modeling Clay

An art may also be done by children for fun, and at the same time, this can be a way for them to discover and learn activities that would take them to becoming creative individuals for the next generations to come.

Arts and Crafts are one of the most creative artwork in history which has been a great influence in different parts of the globe. Professional artists can make an extravagant artwork with just by using their hands; they create beauty in the world.

One of the easiest arts and crafts work is Modeling Clay. Kids started to love making clay. Aside from having fun, they are learning more.

Natural Clay


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Clay is a 100% natural material, ideal for kid-sized hands. Because of the soft texture, it is easy to work with your hands or with the use of tools from the kitchen or a play dough-style set. Your clay needs to be kept in a damp cloth whilst you’re working, and then all together keep it in a plastic bag ready for the next time.

Molding clay is just like baking cupcakes. Only really necessary for clay models with very delicate parts that can crack if the clay’s not baked. Baking clay can’t be done in an oven because of the very high temperatures needed. You may seek advice from a local arts and crafts association to find out where you can bake your models.

Fimo Clay

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The pleasure of deriving from Fimo oven hardening clay and others like it, is the mixture of colors to try out: to create either a monochrome effect or a marbled effect.

Here’s the approach for a monochrome effect starting from one color that will appear again and again.

  • Configure and flatten out two squares of the same size but different colors of Fimo clay.
  • Cut it crosswise and swap over 2 halves of different colors.
  • Cut each of these new squares lengthways four times. By pounding each strip, you have a unique color that can be freshen at will. Or else construct a marbled upshot of subtly differentiated intensity.

Marbling in Fimo clay

1. To obtain a marbled effect, first knead two colors individually to soften. Obtain a 2/3 base color and 1/3 marbled color mix.

2. Make two long coils of the same length.

3. Roll the thinner coil onto the thicker one, and then form a new and well smoothed tube.

4. Fold this in three by folding back each of the ends.

5. Make a new coil by stretching while smoothing out.

6. Repeat the whole operation one to three times.

7. The last time you fold the ends inwards, instead of extending the coil, shorten it, all the time smoothing it with the flat of your hand.

8. The marbling will be perceptible, in other words, the secondary color has taken on a greater number of shades. The thick coil consists now of more than just two colors and can therefore be cut up to create beads.

What can Pointillism do?

What is Pointillism?

  • Considered part of the Post-impressionist
  • It was invented by painters George Seurat and Paul Signac.
  • Form of painting in which tiny dots of primary-colors are used to generate secondary colors.
  • It is an outcome of Impressionism, and is usually categorized as a form of Post-Impressionism.
  • More focused on the particular style of brushwork used to apply the paint.
  • An influence on Fauvism.
  • A style of painting in which small distinct dots of color create the impression of a wide selection of other colors and blending.

When was the Pointillism movement?

Pointillism reached its peak in the 1880s and 1890s after the Impressionist movement. Artists continued to use many concepts and ideas in the future.

What are the characteristics of Pointillism?

  • In Pointillism, the painting is made up entirely of small dots of pure color.
  • While Impressionists used small dabs of paint as part of their technique, Pointillism took this to the next level using only small dots of pure color to compose an entire painting.
  • The technique relies on the perceptive ability of the eye and mind of the viewer to mix the color spots into a fuller range of tones and is related closely to Divisionism, a more specialized form of the process.

Examples of Pointillism

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat

 A famous painting by George Seurat. It is over 6 feet tall and 10 feet wide. The painting is done with tiny little dots of pure color. Seurat painted it for around two years. See it for yourself in the Art Institute of Chicago.

Sunday by Paul Signac

Sunday by Paul Signac

In this painting called Sunday, you can see his technique. The colors are vivid and the lines are quite sharp when viewed from a distance. The painting is of a classic Parisian husband and wife spending Sunday afternoon together in their home.

Morning, Interior by Maximilien Luce

Morning, Interior by Maximilien Luce

Luce used Pointillism when painting scenes of people at work. This painting shows a man getting ready for work in the morning. The colors are vigorous and the early morning sunlight entering the room through the windows is seen clearly.

Interesting Facts about Pointillism

  • Seurat called the style of painting Divisionism when he invented it, but the name was changed over time.
  • The smaller the dots, the more explicit the painting and the sharper the lines, just like with the screen resolution on a computer monitor.
  • In many ways Pointillism was as much a science as an art.
  • Vincent Van Gogh experimented with the Pointillism technique. It is apparent in his 1887 self portrait.
  • The style often used dots of complementary colors to make their subjects more vibrant. Complementary colors are colors of the opposite tone, for example red and green or blue and orange.

Great painters left us with memories we can never forget. If people still exist, there will be unending paintings and artworks that would beautify the entire world.

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