As you continue reading you're going to discover some of the most popular 18th birthday ideas on the planet so you celebrate your 18th in true style.

18th Idea 1: Hit The Club in Style: Probably the most popular and proven fun thing to do on your 18th is to go to a club.

Dancing the night away with your closest friends to some really good music is a sure win for any teen on their 18th.

It will provide you with some good times and memories to look back on for years to come.

Some think you need to be 21 in order to go clubbing but it isn't true.

There are so many clubs for 18 year olds, you just gotta know where they are.

18th Idea 2: Get a Tattoo or Piercing: Want a really neat way to show the world you're newfound adult hood? Get a tattoo or piercing! It's unique, classy and quite trendy.

Remember to research your tattooist properly and don't find the cheapest one around.

From the US? Then you're legal to go ahead without parental consent however it's always a really good idea to talk it over with them first.

18th Idea 3: Amusement Parks: Hit the amusement parks and ride the scariest roller-coasters.

Feel the adrenaline rush as you take to the skies with your closest buddies.

It's definitely a day packed with so much fun that you wont want to leave.

If you can, take a weekend break and go to Orlando in Florida.

It's known for its outrageous roller-coaster theme parks and always hot so you can even catch up on a tan.

18th Idea 4: Indoor Skydiving: If the thought of jumping out of a plane at 10,000 feet scares you then there is a second option- INDOOR SKYDIVING! Now if you've never been then you can be pretty sure that this is an experience you will never forget.

It's just like the real thing only a lot safer and a lot cheaper.

18th Idea 5: Relaxing Spa & Makeover: If you'd rather chill out on your 18th then there's probably nothing better treating yourself to a relaxing spa & makeover.

Wind down put up your feet and just 'chillax'.

You'll finish feeling brand new, fabulous and ready for the night ahead.

18th Idea 6: Take a Road Trip: Feeling a little spontaneous? Then gas up the car, grab a bunch of your friends and see where the road takes you.

It's may not be the usual typical ideas for 18th birthday but It's fun because you usually have no real idea what you'll discover along the way but one things for sure and that is your sure to have as much fun as possible.

The great thing about it is no two road trips are ever the same so it's a completely different experience.

18th Idea 7: Eat out at your favourite Restaurant: This is always a favourite especially if you like your food.

It's a perfect way to spend time with your friends and family and also to share and reflect on those good and even bad times so you look ahead with a positive outlook on life.

Now the thing to remember here is your 18th birthday is a once in a lifetime event and you should really try your best to make it unforgettable, with any budget.

I found out the hard way and would hate for you to suffer the same drag that I went through.

So if you're looking for the ultimate experience then I would urge you to take a look at this online resource that shares with you OVER 100 18th BIRTHDAY IDEAS! It also goes into detail about exactly what you should and shouldn't do for your 18th birthday, why you always need a plan B and even how to get into clubs for FREE! ]]>

Best of all, it is made out of wood so the color can be chosen by the little chef themselves.

With refrigerators, cabinets, counter tops, sinks, stoves, and microwaves, there are no limitation to how a toy kitchen can be set up.

All that is needed is a little imagination, wood, nails, glue, and paint.

The most important is the design.

There are many plans on the internet that can help a person when it comes to this part.

There are those that are not so handy with a saw and hammer and for them there are a large number of premade wooden kitchen available with some starting for as little as $50.

If you wish to have a full blown kitchen with all the accessories you can spend up to $300.

With wood as the building blocks of the furniture, the color and characteristics can be changed considerably easier than if it was made out of steel.

As for plastic kitchens, no modifications are possible.

The toy kitchen with wooden accessories like food, bottles, and silverware can last the entire time a child is growing up.

Best of all, by the time the paint wears off the kids are usually grown.

Then there is a 10 to 15 year time span for the repairs and painting to take place before they are used by the next generation.

Yes, the solid construction of a wooden toy kitchen is made to last more than just one generation.

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Chores are imperative as a source to teach your child responsibility, time management, and organization.

These are all skills that your child will need as he grows into adulthood.

There are several chores that will not only help to teach your child the skills that have already been mentioned, they are also housekeeping skills that every adult needs to know.

The first chore that many of us learned as small children was to make our bed.

This simple activity teaches a child to be neat and also can help with time management development.

Having your child make his bed before he goes to school will teach him that he only has a set amount of time to get the job done.

After a few weeks, he will have no difficulty in having his bed made in time to leave for school.

Another chore that is beneficial to your child is cleaning his room.

By teaching your child that there is a place for everything and everything has its place, you are also teaching him to keep his room organized.

As your child grows, you can ask his opinion as to where he wants things to be placed in his room.

You may be surprised at the amount of organization skills that he has developed.

When your child becomes age appropriate, you should begin teaching them their way around the kitchen.

In today's society, it is surprising that a number of young adults cannot cook for themselves.

Younger children love to mix things, be it cake mix or dirt and water.

Asking them to help gives them the feeling that they are helping and measuring or counting different ingredients is helpful in building their math skills.

An older child can be taught to cook simple dishes.

Having your child start with scrambled eggs or some other easy foods will at least ensure that after he grows up, he will not be coming to your house every night for dinner.

Laundry is another important skill that your child will need to know when he is an adult.

Teaching your child how to sort colors, the proper water temperature that he should use, and when to add the fabric softener will also teach him to pay attention to detail.

It can also help him with his organizational skills as he folds the clothing and systematically puts it away.

Again, this may also prevent your college-age children from bringing two bags of laundry home for you to do every weekend.

These are a just a few of the many chores that you can assign to your child.

You should keep in mind that your younger children may not do a very good job to begin with.

Do not be critical of the job that they have done.

The important thing is that they have completed the task.

In a short amount of time, you may be surprised at how well your children perform these chores.

As the children improve, they will learn the importance of doing a task and doing it well.

These chores will also prove to be helpful in their adult lives.

As it is with everything else in life, practice makes perfect.

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These projects feed the imagination and curiosity of students as well as their parents, who help them out in doing these projects.

The most enjoyable and educative project that biology students can do is making an edible animal cell.

The students will be able to identify parts of an animal cell as well as understand in a better way its structure and how the organelles will interact with each other within a cell.

These projects are most enjoyable when they are done in groups.

These models can be made using a variety of food materials, both cooked and raw.

Gelatin, candies, and other foods are the most common food items that are used to make these models.

It is important that these edible materials should not become stale for at least three days without refrigerating them, else it would be difficult to display them.

We have to remember this point when selecting the ingredients.

All these organelles should be included in these craft projects.

The main difference between a plant cell and an animal cell is that the latter does not have a cell wall.

First, the base of the animal cell should be made using a material like gelatin.

If gelatin is used, it should have lesser water than the usual preparation, so that it would be little stiffer and be able to hold the cell parts inside.

After the base is prepared, the materials that represent the organelles of the cell should be added and care should be taken to add all the materials before the base sets.

One should also be cautious to place the organelles at the right place.

Since they learn the cell by making a model themselves, the imprint will stay in their mind forever.

When this is done as a group project, not only will they enjoy it, they will also learn to work as a team and develop their team skills.

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What you do is you print out a simple flyer such as "How to use your computer to surf the Internet and watch video.

Personal tutor only $10 an hour!" Print out the ad, and then go to the area of your town where old people live, such as the community retirement home center or at the laundry mat and those poster ads everywhere.

Another good place to advertise is the grocery store.

Sit back and wait for phone calls.

The reason being, old people have plenty of free time (and money) and they don't really know how to use computers -- so it is your chance to help them and make money going at it.

A few words of caution though.

I recommend you post your cell phone number on the flyer because you don't want to give your home phone number to strangers.

Another thing is to talk to the person on the phone somewhere in a public place such as a coffee shop.

Do you feel safe talking to the person? If not, don't teach them.

Another thing is that you don't have to come over to their house to teach them how to use the computer.

You can tutor the person in at a public library.

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Unfortunately, this fear has nothing to do numbers, but everything to do with how we were taught elementary school math.

But let's look at the power of the number one.

On the surface, the number one does not look at all powerful.

Some have sung that it is the loneliest number.

Some teams claim that they're number one.

This is not what I am talking about.

Instead I'm talking about two powerful concepts involving the number one.

Now don't laugh.

I'm not fooling here.

If you struggle with fraction math, it's because no one ever taught you about the power of the number one.

So what are these two concepts? What do they mean? The first concept is the infinite ways that the number one can be denoted or represented.

The number one can be written as 1 of course.

But it can also be written as 2/2, 3/3, 4/4, 5/5...

on to infinity.

Now don't say "Duh, that was obvious!" I haven't explained the power here yet.

The second concept is that anything multiplied by one is itself.

I hope you aren't laughing.

This is really important.

You probably remember learning your multiplication tables.

I never understood why they bothered with the ones table.

It was so obvious, but it wasn't until much later that I learned the power of the ones table especially when you combine this concept with the first concept, the many ways that one can be represented.

So let's apply the power.

For those who are struggling with fraction math, these two concepts are the key to solving all your fraction problems.

Take for instance, the addition of fractions, like 2/3 + 5/8.

Everyone knows you can't add those two because they are not alike fractions.

Adding thirds to eighths is like adding apricots to peaches.

But if we could convert them both to nectarines, then we could add them.

Luckily for us, conversion of fractions is possible and easy.

Just multiple each fraction by one, which we know doesn't change its value.

But which representation of the number one do we want? We want different representations such that we end up with like denominators (that's the number on the bottom).

Having like denominators makes the two fractions alike so that we can add them.

So let's look at the two fractions denominators, 3 and 8.

If we multiplied 2/3 by 8/8 and 5/8 by 3/3, this would give us a common denominator of 24 (3 times 8).

It also yields the fractions 16/24 (2 times 8) and 15/24 (5 times 3) respectively which hasn't changed the value of the original fractions one iota.

Now adding these two like fractions is just a matter of taking the sum of the two numerators (the numbers on top) which adds up to 31/24 (16 + 15 = 31).

The power of one has come to the rescue.

So why don't most people know about the power of the number one? It's because the public schools insist on teaching the addition of fractions before they teach the multiplication of fraction.

After all, everyone knows addition is easier than multiplication.

Except that in the case of fractions, this isn't true.

But to overcome this shortsightedness, they go on about multiplying diagonally across the plus sign.

Uh? You can't multiply across the plus sign! That's confusing.

I don't care if it works; if it's confusing then there's room for something to go wrong and more times than not, it does go wrong.

The top multiplication happens but the bottom doesn't, or vise versa.

Wrong multiplication always leads to the wrong answer.

So what can you do? Teach your child the power of one.

When you find your child is up to his neck trying to learn fraction math, do him a favor.

Teach him fraction math yourself (without the textbook) Teach him to multiply fractions first.

Multiplying fractions is actually easier than adding fractions; just multiply the top numbers across (the numerators) and multiply the bottom number across (the denominators).

Done! Now teach him about the power of one.

With these two skills; multiplying fractions and multiplying by the number one, the conversion of fractions is possible.

Being able to convert fractions to like denominators is what you need to do in order to be able to add them together.

Now that's understandable! Understanding leads to correct answers.

As an aside, the power of the number one can also be used to simplify the multiplication of fractions.

Just as we multiplied by one in the form of 3/3, we can also remove one from a multiplication the same way.

Take for example the following multiplication, 3/8 times 1/9.

By the above procedure, we would multiply 3 by 1 and 8 by 9 to get 3/72 which reduces to 1/24.

But why not apply the power of one and reduce it before we multiple.

3/8 times 1/9 is equal to (3*1)/(8*9) which is equal to (1*3)/(8*(3*3)).

Well is not 3/3 equal to one? Then pull it out.

That leaves 1/(8*3) or 1/24.

Let's apply this to 5/8 times 2/15.

Rewritten that is equal to (5*2)/(8*15), which is equal to (2*5)/(2*2*2*3*5).

Pull out the 2/2 and the 5/5, and that leaves 1/(2*2*3), which equals 1/12.

Wait a minute! Where did the one on top of the 12 come from? It was always there just like the good 1 it is.

We just don't normally write it.

Anything multiplied by one is itself, so that top number was not just (2*5), it was actually (1*2*5), so that when we pulled the 2/2 and 5/5, we are left with the 1 on top.

Once again, the power of one comes through.

I'll bet that at the beginning you thought that there was no way I could speak so much on the power of the number one.

Well, actually, I've only scratch the surface, Exploring the power of numbers can be interesting, helpful, and, dare I say it, lots of fun.

Before I close, I have one more tip to share.

When working with fractions, use a visual or draw a picture.

When you're adding fractions, a picture can be worth a thousand words.

A picture gives you a visual clue if your answer is accurate.

A picture can cement the concept.

Take 1/3 of a pie.

If you divide that 1/3 pie segment into 8 equal pieces, then you have just converted 1/3 into 8/24 visually.

If you take a whole pie that was divided into thirds and then divide each third into eighths.

You've divide the whole pie into 24 pieces.

Shade in the equivalent of one third (8 of the 24 pieces) and shade in the equivalent of one eighth (3 of the 24 pieces).

Count the number of 24th pieces that are shaded and you'll have the sum of 1/3 and 1/8, or the sum of 8/24 and 3/24 which is 11/24.

Is that not cool? It really works! Now eat the pie and celebrate a job well done.

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When you first look at the character, it is hard to not see a resembled to a penguin, owing to the color layout of the character.

However, look beyond this and you will see that this is truly a great character that is one of the best gifts that you could perhaps give to your kids.

Multiple Body Options Regardless of what your kid might fancy, chances are that there will be a Badtz Maru figure aping this character.

There are a lot of options to pick from, and it is not just restricted to the generic single eye shut form factor that you might have seen.

Some of the different figure options include astronauts, bike rider and even a dancer! Hence, going through the catalog can help you pick out the character that is perhaps the most suited one for your child.

Given that you can keep surprising them with newer models, there is really no limitation as such on how many you can buy! Extra Size Options It is not just the kind of character that you can buy; it is also the size of the character.

You can take your pick from a truly big size one that is sure to take a lot of space to just a paper weight scaled model.

Even ordering them is quite easy, thanks to the option of buying online.

You should find a Badtz Maru figure in stores that sell Hello Kitty figures.

Hence, the next time you are in such a place, do check it out and see for yourself as to whether or not this is an option for you to perhaps consider.

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Once considered a toy for kids, electric scooters have come of age. Companies like Razor and Currie Technologies ( the producer of the eZip range), have manufactured battery powered scooters for the whole age range. For teens and adults, there are scooters that have a 15 mph to speed, and a 12 mile range on a single charge. With slick street tyres and smooth twist grip throttles, these scooters are a viable alternative to car use. Folding handlebars allow them to be stored easily, or even taken on public transport. Many people get the bus or train to town, and then commute the rest of the way on their scooter.

With environmental issues being at the forefront of our society, the need for low cost, alternative transport technologies is very real. The urban scooter manufacturers have seen a niche that needs to be filled, and they are filling it with ease.

And these scooters are not going to break the bank. Retailing for a few hundred dollars for a 1000 watt, 36 volt eZip 1000, the payback time could be quite rapid if you use it regularly.

One of the important considerations is charging. An 8-12 hour charge is required for most of the scooters, and if you are traveling say, miles to work and back, you are going to need a charging facility in the workplace. The chargers are small, you just need to get your employer to give you and other staff some space and a socket to plug into.

Get that sorted, and you are ready to go, with effective eco transport that doesn't cost the earth........but SAVES IT.

Considering the ongoing rises in gas prices, the cost of vehicle maintenance and running two cars, the ability to have a small, nippy electric scooter tucked away in the cupboard is a great asset. Regarding protective equipment, it is recommended that the rider wears a helmet and even some protective pads. Although not super quick, there is still the chance of a mishap.

If you are interested in electric scooters, check out the links below for our review site.

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I have two girls and a boy.

When I say "rare occasion", I mean once a week or so (it's cold up here!).

And this isn't really about the ACTUAL snowball fights, since we all know how to do it.

But we have a couple things we do to prepare for them and make them more exciting that I'd like to share with you.

Depending on how many are in your immediate family, you'll want to make a "fort" or "shield" for each person...

or if you're going to have teams, take that into consideration.

Find a good part of the yard that has a couple trees for obstacles, too.

If the snow isn't "packy", you can bring out buckets of water to throw on it.

That will make it perfect.

Build up a shield that is about shoulder high, so when someone knees, their head is still protected.

You'll want it low enough so when they stand up, they can see the rest of the field and be able to throw the snowballs.

We like to put flags up, too, and make it somewhat of a cool thing if you can "capture the flag".

Being dad, I certainly don't want to hurt anyone with my throws, so we have a rule that my snowballs have to be larger than a softball; it's really hard to throw those! Anyway, those are just a couple deviations from "normal" snowball fights that might help to make them a little more exciting for you and your kids! ]]>

I talked to education experts and also did some supplementary research online.

A child needs some level of maturity and language skills.

They will be well attended but must have some self sufficiency and social skills, and language skills must be well beyond baby talk! If they have gone to preschool this helps a lot, and their teacher may have some input as to whether they are ready or not if you're unsure.

They'll need to use the bathroom by themselves, be in control of their temper, listen to teachers and other adults, and be able to follow rudimentary instructions.

They certainly are not expected to act like adults or older children, but must not regularly interrupt the classroom and cause trouble.

They also need to respect and interact with the other children well.

Do they often play with other children their age? This is certainly a big plus.

Kindergarten is a big step as they are expected to be children and not babies or infants.

If you not sure get some input from others and holding them back a year might be a great thing to do.

With my daughter, we decided she's ready but it may be borderline.

She's excited and we'll hopeful all will go extremely well.

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