Are your social media habits embarrassing for your child?

Written by GazziliWorld Team|Oct 06, 2015|0 comments

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Every week on social media a new video having a child as a protagonist goes viral. While most of them are adorable and make us laugh, as parents we also need to think about what it means to put a video of your child online. Sure, it’s natural to want to document and share what your child does, but what happens when the content you share isn’t the most flattering? There is always a fine line between what you should and should not post online, and it’s not just about safety, it’s about your child’s reputation and self-esteem. What you find endearing and cute today could become embarrassing for your child in a couple of years, especially since your online identity never disappears.

Social Media Can Be Helpful to New Parents


Over half of mothers of young children (56%) and one third of fathers (34%) use social media to discuss parenting and health topics. A big percentage of these people (72%) feel that social media is helpful. Still, there will always be the fear of oversharing – 52% of the parents who use social media are concerned about oversharing.

We all want to feel that we are not alone and that all parents share our experiences. Sometimes we just want the world to see how adorable our little child can be even when he is upset or throwing a fit. What we may not consider in that moment is that posting a story or a video about our child might expose them in a way we may not have intended. The issue is, as we most of the time like to remind kids about posting things online, that once you post something on the internet, it never goes away. Your “cute” video about your child might one day become the reason he is ridiculed and made fun of. This is especially troublesome since most parents don’t think that they need their children’s consent when posting content about them online. Don’t get us wrong, we all have embarrassing moments from childhood, only that they mostly stayed in our childhood and resurfaced just at family reunions. When you share an embarrassing video or story with the online community, not only you could be sharing it with far more people than you would have thought but you are also making it hard for your child to distance himself from that moment in the future.

How Harmful is Oversharing?


It’s true that not all of our online posts about our children will probably not result in him not getting a job or bullying, but it could still damage their reputation. In today’s world, our children have to navigate difficult social scenery even without worrying about someone videos or stories about some of their most personal and possibly embarrassing moments. A good rule of thumb when wanting to share something about your child is to think if you would feel comfortable with someone else posting an equally revealing moment/story about yourself online. If not, refrain from posting it. Or if your child is old enough simply ask him if he is ok with it. This will probably save you many arguments during his teenage years.

*statistical data from University of Michingan “Parents on social media : likes and dislikes or sharenting”

GazziliWorld October Giveaway

Written by GazziliWorld Team|Oct 01, 2015|0 comments

We’re hosting a great giveaway on our Facebook page.

GazziliWorld’s October Giveaway Has Started : enter for a chance to win a $25 iTunes Gift card and a pack full of GazziliWorld merchandise (water bottle, Purple stuffed toy, a GazziliWorld t-shirt for your child). We love to see children using our apps to learn, so for a chance to win post a video of your little ones using one of our 5 apps.


You can enter the Contest by going to our October 2015 Giveaway Tab, to be eligible to win you need to:

1. Be a fan of the page. If you are not already a fan, become a one. +3 Points
2. Participants can either post a video of their children playing one of our GazziliWorld apps on our Facebook wall or submit it through private message. (Post using the #GazziliWorld or send us a private message with the title “GazziliWorld Giveaway”) +5 Points
3. Participants can either post a photo of their children playing one of our GazziliWorld apps on our Facebook wall or submit it through private message. (Post using the #GazziliWorld or send us a private message with the title “GazziliWorld Giveaway”) +4 points
Our apps are: GazziliWords, GazziliScience, GazziliPuzzles, GazziliMath and GazziliShapes.
4. Tweet about this contest. +3 Points

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The “GazziliWorld October 2015 Giveaway” is sponsored GazziliWorld LLC (“Sponsor”). This contest is governed by these official rules (“Official Rules”). By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the contest, as determined by Sponsor and its agents, are final in all respects. The contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.
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By uploading or submitting video content to our page, you agree that rights over the video content are transferred to GazziliWorld LLC and therefore can be used for further marketing purposes.


The Contest begins at October 1st, 2015 Noon EST and ends at October 8, 2015, noon EST. (“CONTEST PERIOD”). All entries (submissions) must be received on or before the time stated during that submission period. Sponsor reserves the right to extend or shorten the contest at their sole discretion


All eligible entries received during the Submission Period will be gathered into a database at the end of the Submission Period. A winner will be chosen at random.
The winner will be announced on October 12, 2015 at noon EST. Announcement and instructions for prize will be sent to the provided e-mail address.

Good luck!

Weekly List of Parenting and Education Articles

Written by GazziliWorld Team|Sep 28, 2015|0 comments

We’re starting this week with a link roundup on our blog. You can find all of past week’s parenting and education articles, just in case you missed any one of them.


Parenting  Articles

{Kid Hacks} 2 Easy Ways to Put One a Jacket – Teaching a child independence and self-reliance starts with small steps, like putting on a jacket all alone or tying one’s shoes.

Why Kids Lie – Age by Age – Kids (sometimes) lie. As a parent, it is normal to want to know why they bend the truth and it there is something to worry about. This article will give you an insight into why kids lie at different stages in their life. It may be just overactive imagination.

These Storage Hacks Will Change Your Life – Red Tricycle is coming to parent’s aid with storage hacks for every corner of the house your kids might have taken over.

5 Supereasy Tricks to Get Your Kids to Eat Healthy – Getting your little ones to eat healthy can turn into a difficult task. Singer and actress Thalia gives us 5 tricks to help make healthy eating easier.

Positive Child Guidance: A Look at Discipline vs. Punishment – Discipline doesn’t necessarily mean punishment. Sometimes all we need to get our child to behave appropriately is patience. Proactive discipline may be more effective than traditional punitive discipline.

Dad Illegally Installs Stop Signs in His Neighborhood to Curb Speeding Drivers – This dad made news when he installed stop signs in his neighborhood to slow down drivers. Unfortunately, police did not approve of his gesture.  It makes us wonder how far we would go to protect our children.

To The Parents of Bullies – Bullying is a very important issue. While we are always thinking of ways to help our kids cope or protect them from bullies, but what would we do if our child was the bully? The author tries an exercise in empathy to figure out how he would behave if his child was a bully.

7 Tips for the Perfect Sleepover – Sleepovers can give parents quite a challenge when it comes to organizing. These 7 tips can help you organize a stress free sleepover.

Carving Pumpkins with Kids – Pumpkins are in season and carving can be a great activity to do with the kids.


Education Articles

I Spy Numbers Activity (0-5) – This activity will help you teach your little one numbers in a fun and interactive way.

Reading with Babies and Toddlers: Extending Learning with Play – Exposing your child to literacy early on is very important for development. This article provides practical tips for involving even the youngest ones into story time.

Benefits of Play for Children – Children learn most from playing. The importance of play for children needs to be emphasized even more these days when preschools and kindergartens are focusing more on academic learning.

A New Study Says Day Care Doesn’t Make Kids More Aggressive  – If you were contemplating sending your child to day care, but you feared he may turn more aggressive – you need to read this article. Day care does not appear to make children behave worse.

Fall STEM Challenge for Kids: Leaf Sculptures – STEM skills have gained the attention of educators and parents lately. And for a good reason, jobs that require STEM skills seem to dominate the work force. It’s no surprise, then that parents are trying to teach their child stem skills as early as they can.

What Kinds of Homework Seems to Be More Effective – When it comes to homework, not every assignment is equal. At the start of this school year, there were a lot of discussions regarding the use and quantity of assignments students get. With this in mind we need to ask : What can be done to make homework more effective?

Finger Print Monsters – This activity is great for making art with your kids. You can even use this skill later to decorate the house for Halloween.

How Wordless Books Can Help a Kid Learn to Read – This article from Common Sense Media is full of good suggestions for wordless books. Even if they have no words, these books can be a good way to introduce your child to literature.

Children’s Book about the Immigration Experience – This article, a part of our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, will give you great literary resources to help teach your child about immigration. Even if your do not come from a family that recently immigrated to another country, your child can benefit from learning what it means to be an immigrant.

How to Teach Your Preschooler about Seasons : Fall Edition – In this article we are exploring activites that help teach a child about seasons and fall. You can also use the activities for a family weekend.

How to Teach Your Preschooler about Seasons: Fall Edition

Written by GazziliWorld Team|Sep 24, 2015|1 comment


Today it is officially the first day of fall. The autumnal equinox marks the beginning of this season. This means that days become shorter as the night comes earlier; it also means that the temperature will cool and the trees will turn their leaves into beautiful colors before shedding them.  In most countries, the beginning of fall marks the start of another school year.  A preschooler is probably going to be aware of all of those changes and will be curios to understand what is happening, so you can use this time to teach your child about seasons and nature.

Teaching your child about seasons could be an opportunity to explore nature and connect with your little one.  We have some ideas to help your child learn about fall while having fun.


Fall as Harvest Season

Fall is a season long known for its abundant harvest. Actually, “harvest” was the original name for fall, but as people started to move and live into cities, the term “harvest” was less used.  Many fruits and vegetables are available right now and they can provide the perfect teaching material for your child. Here are some suggested activities from us:

  1. Apple Picking: If you enjoy having outdoor fun with your child, you could go on a family apple picking trip. This is the perfect setting for teaching your child about nature and fall, especially since we are all so disconnected from nature these days. For suggestions on the best apple orchards in America visit this article :
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  3. Taste the Season: Take this time to visit the farmers market and buy only fruits and vegetables that are in season. You can even involve your child in the cooking process and make a recipe book for each season. Document the recipes with photographs and let your child decide which season is the most delicious.


Fall as a transition between Summer and Winter

Fall is a transition season in temperate climates; it makes for an easier change from the summer temperatures to the chilly winter ones. This undoubtedly comes with changes for the nature around us.

  1. Study the Sunlight: After the autumnal equinox, the days will become shorter as the nights will begin earlier. Have your little one keep a Journal of Sunlight, each day write down the hour at which the sun has set. You will notice together that as winter approaches the days become shorter and shorter.
  2. Fashion Calendar: Introduce the idea of temperature by exemplifying it through clothes. Create a calendar and let your child write down the temperature and what he wore that day. You can even use special symbols, such as stars, to mark the first day your little one had to wear a sweater because the weather was cold or the first day he has to carry an umbrella. This activity can also be used to teach and repeat vocabulary related to weather: How was the weather today – cold or chilly? How about yesterday?
  3. Admire the Beautiful Foliage Colors: Helping your child understand nature is an important aspect of him discovering the surrounding world. As trees begin to change their foliage colors, take leaf walks with your child and admire the beautiful palette. Take this time to learn about shapes and colors as well! Collect leaves during your walks and have your preschooler start an art project at home by organizing leaves in a poster according to shape and color.


Fall as an Introduction to Geography:

As you know, fall is experienced in different ways around the world. Fall is one of the four temperate seasons, 800px-Vienna_-_Baroque_World_Globe_-_6762which means that people from other climates (such as the tropical one, or the arctic one) do not get to experience fall.

  1. Take a Trip Around the World: Use a map of the world or a world globe and show your child different parts of the world where fall doesn’t exist. You can even use pictures from different climates to give an example of how the weather looks. Ex.: In Brazil there is no fall, the weather there is always warm. OR At the North Pole it is always freezing cold, there is always snow at the North Pole.
  2. Same Season, Different Times: You can also teach your child that while we in the Northern Hemisphere experience fall starting September, people in the Southern Hemisphere (ex. Victoria region in Australia) experience it starting March. So when fall is starting here and is telling us that we need to prepare for winter, there spring begins and people are waiting for summer. Create an imaginary friend that lives in the Southern Hemisphere and ask your child how he would describe the weather to his friend. What does he think his friend would say in return?
  3. Fall in Different States: The transition to fall happens gradually and can differ from one state to another. If you have family or friends that reside in different states or countries than you, have them send you pictures of how fall looks in their area. Show them to your child and discuss about the differences.


Fall can be a wonderful season full of treats and learning experiences. We’d love to hear about what you are learning this fall, so please feel free to share in the comments below.

Weekly List Of Parenting And Education Articles

Written by GazziliWorld Team|Sep 22, 2015|0 comments

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As usual, we’re starting these week’s blog posts with a list of articles full of helpful advice and information. It’s the perfect reading list for your morning coffee.


Parenting Articles


Turning Picky Eaters into Foodies – This is a great article to help you turn even the fussiest eater into a child that enjoys every bite.

Study Finds Having Kids Do Chores is a Good Thing – It turns out that having your kids help you around the house is beneficial for them. In the study, conducted by Marty Rossmann, kids were followed for 25 years in order to determine what predicts success in children.

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Pie –  Pumpkin season has started and we’re glad to kick off the baking with this simple, yet delicious, recipe.

Having a Rough Day? Books to Make a Bad Day Better – Everyone has a bad day every now and then and for kids it can be even harder! You’ll find valuable tips and learning resources on how to help your kid deal with a bad day in this article.

The Parenting Wars – Parents can quickly get in hot water when expressing their parenting options. The internet has made matters even worse by making it easier to criticize or judge people under the protection of anonymity.

Crazy Things We Say to Our Kids –  Children’s actions can surprise you and as it turns out, can make you say pretty hilarious things. This is what Nathan Ripperger discovered once he became the father of 4 boys. Lucky for us he turned the crazy things he said to his children into artwork guaranteed to make us smile.

How To Deal With Back Talk from Your Kids – Dealing with back talk from a child is difficult. Most times you will probably feel the need to respond with anger, but that can only make the matter worse. The key here is recognizing what is the source of the behavior.

The Difference Between Praise that Promotes Narcissism vs. Healty Self-Esteem – Recognizing your kids efforts or wins are key for building his self-esteem. But how can you praise your child so that he develops into a confident adult?

How to Talk To Kids: The Importance of Communication – In this short video, doctor Betsy Brown explains how we can use dialogue to build trust between us and our children.

How to Teach Preschool Age Kids About Bullying – No matter how young, children can experience bullying. As parents we want to protect our kids and make sure nothing harms them, so the most important thing we can do is to talk to our kids about bullying. By making them understand what bullying is we can make sure that they recognize it and can speak about it as well as not partake in such behavior.

Speaking Positively About Your Kids: A T-Ball Story – Children can quickly understand the nuances in our language that we use when we speak about them. This can make a the difference between raising a confident child vs. a self-conscious one.

Nighttime Separation Anxiety – 8 Tips To Help Them Sleep – This article provides helpful tips to help your child fall asleep by calming nighttime fears.

Are Your Kids Zoning Out When You Speak – Another article full of good tips for helping you speak to your kids so that they will listen.

10 Latino Media Role Models in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month – Since Hispanic Heritage Month has started on the 15th, we are celebrating by highlighting resources for Hispanic parents. The first article we’re using to start the celebration is this one about latino media role models. As a child focused company, we at GazziliWorld recognize how important it is for children to find role models they can relate to.

The True Effects of Parents Shaming Their Kids Online – Is shaming your child online an appropriate response to their behavior? We believe it is not and this article from reinforces your opinion.

Keep Toys From Taking Over – Providing useful tips for organizing toys, this article also gives you ideas on how to make your kids join in the tidying efforts.


Education Articles


Customizing Education With Differentiated Instruction –  This article talks about the benefits of differentiated instruction for children as opposed to the one-size fits all approach.

7 Ways To Use Media And Tech To Raise Bilingual Kids – Another resource for hispanic parents; this article gives suggestions on how to use media and tech to teach kids in Spanish and English.

Fall Leaf Art Using The Scratch Art Technique – You can use this activity to teach your child about the changes that happen in autumn while also letting him express his creativity.