As part of homeschooling process its very important we educate them about what we eat and how to grow them. Planting in Spring and harvesting in fall. Why vegetables and fruits have a season. Let them grow their own plants, cook them eat them. Explain the vitamin and nutrition in the meals.
On this day , let us remember love can change the children to any extent. Thinking that your mom and dad love you more than anything is the best feeling for any child.
- Look into their eyes at least twice a day when you speak to them. Especially when they wake up, give a hug and a warm pat. Same when they get to bed. Look into their eyes when you emphasize a rule .
- How we emotionally control ourselves from outbursts is a learning for them. When very upset with your spouse , how you react is the key. Remember those tiny eyes are watching you.
- How you treat your grandparents is very important,they know its your mom and dad. You can expect the same back when you are old.
- Try not to gossip or complaint about your closest kith and kin in front of children.
- Bond emotionally with them, no gifts can make this happen. Only pure love.
- When your kid is talking to you , never look at a television or phone. They know the kind of importance they are getting.
- Emotional intelligence is very important in their life. They will come across failures, desperation and breakups. How they grow up as a child will give them the thought process to hope and solve these problems.
Love & Trust can do wonders in these young hearts. Love with all your heart.
If you need to spend some time with your kids. Book time is the best way. Books help the kids learn and have fun. Some books that you should read is Click , Ask, Spider, National Geographic Kids, Highlights and much more. Also book time can be with every grade level students. You can even spend time with high schooler.
A snow moon , lunar eclipse and a comet all in one evening Feb 10 2017, EST 6:14 PM .
Live stream available through Slooh:
Its that time of the year when I train my kids with spelling bee. Spelling bee has its benefits to improve vocabulary and memory. Apart from winning participating is a learning in itself. Below is a spelling bee contest happening around March and April.
By NorthSouth Foundation:
If not Spelling you can try , Math bee, Vocabulary bee, Science Bee, Geography Bee, Essay Writing, Brain Bee,Public Speaking
Registration cost is 35 US Dollars per bee.
How to prepare:
Practical knowledge is the key, build structures with lego. Do tinkering give them recycle products like plastic bottles, card boards and build things together. Digital time will never give them practical knowledge.
Create a space for building with recycle materials, Lego, Screws, Nut & bolt, hammer, protective eye glasses and loads of time. This could be your garage or living room or basement. Keep it accessible, kids will surprise you their creation.
Other ideas to learn to build outside home:
- Store events in PotteryBarn, http://www.potterybarnkids.com/customer-service/store-events.html
- Monthly build program in Lego stores- https://shop.lego.com/en-US/minibuild-registration
Mystery why Sunflower turns towards the sun has been solved in the below video. Young Sunflower grows its stem on east side during the day making the flower to turn towards Sun.During night the stem grows on west side of the plant causing the flower to turn other way. The cycle happens everyday.
Thomas Alva Edison was home schooled by his Mom. He went to formal schooling for a while and was discontinued from it . His mom received a letter from the school. Mom read the letter to Edison, “Your son is a genius , school is too small for him” . Later when she died , Edison found the letter, it read , “Your son has a mental illness, so he cant attend the school any more”. Though this story was proven to be hoax it made a big impact in my thinking.
As a mom you have a very big influence in their life. Make use of it and give them the best life forward. I am a busy working mom with three kids , but still everyday I try my best, which I will be sharing here for everybody’s good.
Mom is the world to the kid . Mold them as much as you could in the right way. Give them all the opportunities, love them , hug them, dream with them. Be an example yourself. Remember the movie “Inception” , you can implant seeds in their mind. Use that power!