Spelling Bee

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.

http://www.northsouth.org/public/main/home.aspx

How to prepare:

http://www.northsouth.org/public/USContests/Regionals/spelling/spellingPrep.aspx

Online workshops:

https://northsouth.org/public/uscontests/workshops/workshop.aspx

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Build Together !!!

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

Sunflower

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.

 

Power of Mom

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!