Posts Tagged ‘activities’

May 25 Quote of the Day

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.
Garrison Keillor

 

 

I was doing my nightly stumbling and had a really neat page shared with me. A cartoon character was saying he didn’t want to live on this planet anymore. That comment was followed by numerous pictures of absolutely beautiful places I would love to see. The final frame was this same character saying he wanted to live forever. Life is often not what we want it to be but there are so many good and worthwhile reasons to enjoy life.  Next time you’re depressed and ready to quit, take a few minutes to look at the beauty that surrounds us, to think of all the things you would like to do yet, to remember all those who love you.

 

Cooking with Preschoolers

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Q: Anyone have any fun food recipes that would be good for a 2 yr old

A: Cooking with 2 year olds can be a challenge. They love to help! But we also have to keep them safe. There are the obvious cooking choices – learning to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and learning to make popsicles. Finding new and exciting things to do with the little ones isn’t always easy. There are all kinds of recipes for school-age children but not so many for the preschooler. I did find a couple of sites that had some interesting things to cook with your little one. They are:

http://www.sproutonline.com/crafts-and-recipes/recipes/almond-banana-ice-pop

http://www.childrensrecipes.com/

http://www.kids-cooking-activities.com/preschool-snack-recipes.html

If any of my readers have any good suggestions, let us know.

Why Johnnie Can’t Read

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Q: Do you want to know why ‘Johnnie can’t read’? I’ll tell you. It’s because their parents are keeping them so busy going to dance lessons, sports practice, piano lessons, play dates, karate classes, church activities, after-school events, shopping, birthday parties….Need I say more? The kids never have time to discover that sitting down and reading a book can be fun.

A: I agree that many children today are on a very frantic schedule. Parents have been encouraged regularly to give their child activities that they can enjoy. And children do need something that they can do that sets them apart from others. It gives them a sense of accomplishment and improves their self-esteem. Unfortunately, things can escalate to the point you describe where the child becomes a jack-of-all-trades and a master-of-none. They’re moving so frantically, that they never have time to stop and think what they do enjoy. I would suggest that all families have a daily relaxation time. It would be good for both the parents and the children. It’s a wonderful stress reliever for the parents and it will give the children time to find what they enjoy. Like reading a good book.