make child be confidence

How make child have self confidence? One of the way is Appreciate Who They Are.
What I mean here is that you should never compare your child to someone else, especially another sibling. While we are all guilty of it at one point or another, I just don’t know that it can be helped, but it can be limited. When you compare your child to another child you are undermining who they are as individuals. We did not come from a cookie cutter, therefore we are each unique and should be celebrated for what us that way not criticized for not being a cookie cutter cut out. Read More..


Ten Tips for Parents of Children Starting Preschool

1. Visit the preschool to become familiar with the setting
The more familiar your child is with the preschool staff and the environment, the easier it will be for your child to settle into the preschool. If possible, make a time to visit preschool during school hours. Parents/carers can observe the preschool in operation and have the opportunity to meet the staff, ask questions and discuss any concerns. Your child will have an opportunity to mix with other children, meet the preschool staff, and become familiar with the environment while feeling secure that someone familiar is close by.
2. Be well informed
Parents/carers need to be prepared for preschool, too. Talk to the principal and the preschool teacher to find out as much information as you can about your child attending preschool. If you know about the new routines and experiences your child will encounter, you will be ready to answer any questions they might have, such as: How will I get there? How long will I be there? How many days do I have to go? What if I want to go to the toilet? What room will I be in and what am I going to do there? Will I get to play?
The first day of preschool can be an anxious experience for both you and your child. Preparing your child for preschool by answering all their questions honestly and in as much detail as they can understand can curb potential anxieties.
3. Find out what your child will need to bring to preschool
Talk to your principal or preschool teacher to find out the preschool's requirements regarding lunchboxes, drink containers and other necessary personal items.
4. Encourage independence
Children who are able to care for themselves and their belongings will feel more confident at preschool. Parents/carers can encourage children to practise personal hygiene, such as wiping their nose and toileting independently. Help your child to feel confident and independent by dressing them in clothing which is simple enough for them to manage with little adult help.
Children who assist in packing their bag at home each morning will readily identify their own belongings during the day.
5. Label equipment and clothing
Children's belongings may look very similar to their classmates'. Labelling your child's equipment and clothing with their name will help prevent loss, confusion and possible upset for your child.
6. Pack a change of clothes for preschool
Accidents do happen. There may be a toilet mishap, wet sleeves from hand washing, or mess from craft or outdoor experiences. When accidents occur children prefer to change into their own clothes, rather than "school clothes". Pack a spare set of clothes, labelled with your child's name, in your child's bag.
7. Share information with the preschool teacher
Children learn best when parents/carers and teachers share together in a partnership. Your child's preschool teacher has many students to get to know. Because you know your child best, you can help the teacher understand your child by sharing information, concerns and insights. Regular communication between parents/carers and teachers bridges the gap between home and preschool and provides opportunities to exchange information which support children's learning.
8. Keep the preschool teacher informed of changes
Changes to your child's family situation can impact on their emotional and academic well-being. If you keep your child's teacher informed of any changed circumstances the child can be supported if necessary. Examples of changes include the birth of a sibling; moving house; divorce or separation or the death or hospitalization of a loved one. It is also important to notify the school of changes to contact details, such as address and emergency telephone numbers.
9. Participate in the preschool and the school
Parents/carers are welcome to participate in the preschool by attending special activities and by volunteering to help in the classroom. This may assist to reassure your child that you are interested in them and their preschool.
10. Provide information about your child's immunisation status
Your child will be coming into contact with other children and infections can spread quickly.
Immunisation records will be requested for preschool enrolment. Under the Public Health (Amendment) Act 1992, children who have not been immunised may be sent home during an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease. Read More..


Brain gym exercises for smarter kids?

Every cell in our body is part of a perfectly engineered masterpiece. Here you will find easy and fun brain gym activities exercises for toddlers that can improve their concentration. The movements are surprisingly simple yet very effective.

If you want to learn how to raise smart kids during this crucial period of development, then Raise-Smart-Kid is here to help you to gain the latest updates on brain development in early childhood, early child development in general and child development research.

But remember …

To optimize the learning experience, the activities should be fun!!

What we don't always realise is that our kids practice this every day through their daily activities.
Daily living skills

* Eating
* Washing hands
* Putting on their clothes
* Taking off their shoes
* Picking up the toys
* Brush their teeth
* Wipe after they have spilled

Brain Gym consists of 26 easy and enjoyable targeted brain gym activities exercises that bring about rapid and often dramatic improvements in concentration, memory, reading, writing, organizing, listening, physical coordination, and more.

During my research I came across a few brain gym exercises (or brain gym excercises as some people prefer), some of which might be too complicated for babies or toddlers. I’m briefly going to discuss it for you to be aware that they exist.

* Drink Water

Water comprises more of the brain than of any other organ of the body. Water is the substance that can help “grease the wheel”. It is important that your child drinks lots of water. Promote water consumption from an early age. Children perspire a lot during the day because of all the activities they undertake. They are very energetic and dehydration can negatively affect their concentration.

* Brain Buttons

This is one of the exercises I feel is too complicated for our little ones. In a nutshell, this exercise helps improve blood flow to the brain to "switch on" the entire brain specifically when needed. The increased blood flow helps improve concentration skills required for reading, writing, etc.

* Cross Crawl

This exercise is a very simple yet effective one. It helps coordinate right and left brain by exercising the information flow between the two hemispheres. It is useful for spelling, writing, listening, reading and comprehension.

* Stand or sit. Put the right hand across the body to the left knee as you raise it, and then do the same thing for the left hand on the right knee just as if you were marching.
* Just do this either sitting or standing for about 2 minutes.

* Hook Ups

This is another exercises I feel is too complicated for our kids. This works well for nerves before a special event such as making a speech or singing in front of people. Any situation which will cause nervousness calls for a few "hook ups" to calm the mind and improve concentration.

* Mind Maps

Mind maps (or similar concepts) have been used for centuries, for learning, brainstorming, memory, visual thinking, and problem solving by people in general.

According to the dictionary, a mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks or other items linked to and arranged radically around a central keyword or idea. It is used to generate, visualize, structure and classify ideas, and as an aid in study, problem solving, decision making, and writing.

The mind map utilizes the full range of left and right human cortical skills and balances the brain.

Exercise this with your child to let them get used to using mind maps. An example of this might be to take something simple such as making a cup of coffee. Break it down into the logical steps. What ingredients do you need to make coffee? What utensils are best suited? Draw a picture to present these ideas around a central keyword “making coffee”.

Your toddler will enjoy these brain gym activities exercises while you stimulate his/her brain.
Problem-solving skills

* Provide games and toys which involve problem-solving skills, such as puzzles, shape bucket, blocks etc.
* Try not to interrupt when a toddler is busy
* Show them more than one demonstration on how something works.
* Give them things to figure out how it works.
* If a child struggles, don’t jump in and help him immediately, first see what he does.
* Take an empty toilet roll and a piece of material. Put the material inside the toilet roll and let the toddler pull it out. Later on the toddler can put it in by himself.

There are lots of brain gym software and brain gym cd's available that can be used to do gym brain training. Brain gym research is still a hot topic for discussion and there exist criticism against the whole brain gyms concept. You have to decide yourself if you would like to have a brainy child (or at least give it a try).

All brain gym movements and each brain gym activity will help your child become positive, active, clear and energetic for learning and learn you how to raise a smarter child.

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10 Tips for Food- Smart Kids

1. Do not restrict food. Restricting food increases the risk your child may develop eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia later in life. It can also have a negative effect on growth and development.
2. Keep healthy food at hand. Children will eat what's readily available. Keep fruit in a bowl on the counter, not buried in the crisper section of your fridge. And have an apple for your own snack. "Your actions scream louder than anything you will ever tell them," says Sothern. Remember, your child can only choose foods that you stock in the house.
3. Don't label foods as "good" or "bad." Instead, tie foods to the things your child cares about, such as sports or appearance. Let your child know that lean protein such as turkey and calcium in dairy products give strength to their sports performance. The antioxidants in fruits and vegetables add luster to skin and hair.
4. Praise healthy choices. Give your children a proud smile and tell them how smart they are when they choose healthy foods.
5. Don't nag about unhealthy choices. When children choose unhealthy food, ignore it. Or if your child always wants fatty, fried food, redirect the choice. You might try roasting potato sticks in the oven (tossed in just a bit of oil) instead of buying french fries. Or, if your child wants candy, you might make fresh strawberries dipped in a little chocolate sauce. Too busy? Then keep naturally sweet dried fruit at home for quick snacks.
6. Never use food as a reward. This could create weight problems in later life. Instead, reward your children with something physical and fun -- perhaps a trip to the park or a quick game of catch.
7. Sit down to family dinners at night. If this isn't a tradition in your home, it should be. Research shows that children who eat dinners at the table with their parents have better nutrition and are less likely to get in serious trouble as teenagers. Start with one night a week, and then work up to three or four, to gradually build the habit.
8. Prepare plates in the kitchen. There you can put healthy portions of each item on everyone's dinner plate. Your children will learn to recognize correct portion sizes. And you may find your slacks fit better as well! Please remember that small children must have VERY Small portions or else they become overwhelmed.
9. Give the kids some control. Ask your children to take three bites of all the foods on their plate and give it a grade, such as A, B, C, D, or F. When healthy foods - especially certain vegetables -- get high marks, serve them more often. Offer the items your children don't like less frequently. This lets your children participate in decision-making. After all, dining is a family affair.
10. Consult your pediatrician. Always talk with your child's doctor before putting your child on a diet, trying to help your child gain weight, or making any significant changes in the type of foods your child eats. Never diagnose your child as too heavy, or too thin, by yourself.

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listen to your child

The most valuable gift you can give your child is to listen to the little and big things in his life. Begin early so that the lines of communication will be open during the teenage years.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 15 Minutes

Here's How:
1.Stop what you are doing.
2.Look at your child.
3.Pay attention to your child's nonverbal language. Does the child look happy, sad, afraid?
4.Be silent.
5.Use simple acknowledgement responses that show you are listening. "I see. Oh. Uh-Huh. Hmmm."
6.Use door-openers, phrases that encourage further talking. "Tell me more. Go on. How do you feel about that? I know what you mean. Then what?"
7.Listen for and name the feelings you think you hear from what your child is telling you. "That made you pretty mad, didn't it? You seem really happy about that!"
8.Use problem-solving phrases when needed. "What do you wish you could do? What do you want to happen? What do you think will happen if you do that?"

1.Don't feel that you must advise or help your child come up with a solution all the time. The value of listening is in the listening itself.
2.Listening helps parents and children avoid the power struggle cycle. Instead of arguing, listen. Show your understanding while maintaining your position.
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buy safe toys for toddler

When Buying Toys

•Read and follow the age label, warnings, safety messages and assembly instructions for the toy
Look for sturdy, well-made toys
•Remember that toys for older children may not be safe for younger children
Note: Check home-made toys for all of the same hazards listed on this sheet

Choking Hazards:

•Children under three years of age tend to put things in their mouths - small toys, small balls or small loose toy parts are choking hazards for these children
•Know how the child plays - small toys can be dangerous even for children three and over who still tend to put things in their mouths
•Check squeeze toys for loose or removable squeakers
•Check toy cars and trucks for loose or removable wheels, tires or other small parts
•Check the eyes, nose and other small items on stuffed and plush toys to make sure they cannot be pulled off
•Check that infant toys like rattles and teethers are large enough that they won't get stuck in an infant's throat

Other Hazards:

•Avoid toys with cords that are long enough to wrap around a child's neck, especially stretchy cords - the cords could strangle a child
•Avoid loud toys - loud noise can damage a child's sensitive hearing - a toy that is loud for an adult is likely too loud for a child
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make your toddler smart

...As a toddler, your child, or the child you care for, will continue to learn best through play.

To make the most of your child’s playtime and encourage healthy development, here are three simple play ideas that parents, caregivers and child care providers can get excited about!
1. Symbolic Play: Why Does Jimmy Keep Calling Himself Spiderman?
From twelve to thirty months of age children begin to engage in what psychologists call symbolic play, as parents we call it make-believe or pretend play.

To encourage this kind of play pull out the dress-up box, art supplies, dolls, and random household items. As you support Jimmy in his super hero efforts you will be pleased to see how his imagination can turn an empty Q-tip box into a speedy Bat mobile.
2. Solitary Play: Is my Toddler a Loner?
Did you know that while toddlers appear to play together in a group, their play is actually solitary and not generally interconnected?

As you introduce your child to a new playmate therefore, be prepared to spend some time dispelling conflict and encouraging the basic social skills of cooperation and sharing.

Who knows? In time, when he’s ready to give up his loner status, he may actually know a thing or two about playtime etiquette.
3. Imitation Play: Child Labour is Good for Development?
Toddlers will begin to imitate those around them so you may want to pay particular attention to the words and actions your child is absorbing.

As your child "shadows" you digging in the garden for example, he will learn to be helpful and, as he inspects bugs and weeds, he will begin to understand his environment.

On the other hand however, as your toddler plays with a child who hits or uses inappropriate words his learning will become somewhat limited.

To facilitate positive imitation therefore, praise his good deeds no matter how small and encourage him to take part in activities that are fun and constructive- let him help fold the laundry or sweep the floor. Remember, what looks like child labour to you is actually fun for him.

By understanding what your toddler is capable of, you will enhance healthy development and your child will look forward to the fun, silly, and exciting time that you spend together!

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How can I get my child to eat?

Offer your child food that is tasty and looks good, and offer the right amount. A good rule of thumb is to offer 1 tablespoon of each kind of food for each year of your child's age. If your child is still hungry, you can serve more. Don't force your child to clean his or her plate. Once he or she is no longer hungry, your child should be allowed to stop eating.

Try not to bribe your child to eat (such as offering dessert as a reward). Threats or punishments aren't good ideas, either. If your child doesn't want to eat, accept his or her refusal. Even though you may be concerned, don't show your child that you are upset by this refusal to eat. If your child is seeking attention, your disapproval fills that need, and he or she may try to gain your attention in the same way another time.hanz Read More..

help child to read

Every parent want to have smart children. Normally smart child begin with reading. Many parent give their child reading course and half of them give by himself. Reading course classified into 3 part :
1.secuential . secuential is method that reading course do one by one word. This method is for child that more use left brain
2.simultan. Simultan is method that reading course do all of word, “see and speak”
3.eclectic. Eclectic is method that grouping between secuential and simultan method. Read More..


How to Discipline a Child Effectively Without Spanking

Parenting is both a challenging and rewarding experience. As with any job, it requires a complete set of "tools" to be effective. Choosing not to spank your child can be especially difficult if you were raised otherwise (as most people were). Follow these steps to discover various techniques that you can use alone or combine in order to become a more effective parent.hanz Read More..


The Benefit of home schooling

Will you give best education for your chil? Normaly Parent will looking for best school. But if they can’t find it, what must they do? One of way is home school. Home school have many eminence :
1.child be subject not object in learning
2.large lesson not only like government curriculum
3.parent have big role
4.flexibility in learning
5.Contextual teaching and learning can be applied maximaly

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how to choose best school?

Are you looking for a school for your child now? This is tips for you :

1. Hire An Educational Consultant
2. Make A List Of Schools
3. Visit Schools.
4. Admissions Testing And Applications.
5. Conclusion

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tips of choosing school for child

1) Check out the school district's annual report to compare the expenditure per pupil in each district you are considering. In many communities, this dollar amount will be closely linked to school quality. This information is often available on the state's department of education Web site.

2) Check to see what services are available at the school. Look for guidance counselors, an on-site nurse, a librarian, and a secretary, and check to see if they work at more than one school. If any of these key personnel do work at more than one school, be cautious!

3) Check the structure of the school year. Do you want your child in a year-round school or do you prefer a more traditional school calendar?

4) If you are looking at a high school, check to see what percentage of the students go on to college.

5) Check the local library for books and videos on moving to a new school. Look for books for children as well as adults.

6) What is the school's discipline policy?

7) How are students graded?

8) How often are textbooks and classroom materials reviewed and updated

9) Is there a school homework policy?

10) What is the school's safety policy?

11) What extracurricular activities does the school sponsor?

12) How many students are assigned to a classroom teacher?

13) Is the library/media center well equipped and organized?

14) How do the teachers teach?

15) How does the school communicate with parents

16) Is there an active parent organization?

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Factors influencing child playing

Some parent have opinion that playing too more will make child became lazy. This opinion don’t right enough because some psychology expert say that the playing have big influence to growth of child’s .soul

Factors influencing child playing

1. Health

healthy Children have many energy to play than unhealthy children, so healthy children finish many playtime requiring many energy

2. intelligence
smart Children more [is] active than a less smart children. smart children like game having the character of intellectual or game which is many their brain power stimulus, for example drama game, look on the film, or read the reading having the character of intellectual

3. Gender
doughter have little time to play a gme that need more energy, for example climbing, running, or other physical activity. It doesn’t mean that girl more weak than boy, but society view that daughter better become the soft child and comport smooth Read More..


Choose good preschool

If you some time looking for preschool for your child, you can observe the preschool that have class decoration for student, because it will create close relation between teacher and student. It will increase learning spirit too.
The good preschool have outdoor activity, so student will not be bore.if only seriouse condition, student will bore and spirit learning will decrease.
Preschool must have good curriculum. Teacher must understand about child psychology because every child is difference. It’s means tacher have difference ways to teach student. Bad preschool don’t care ith student and don’t choose preschool like this. Read More..


looking for pre school

Do you have child who have ready to enter in pre school or kindergarten? This article may help you :
1. child have more time to paly. So you must choos the school that give the child to paly. Not only sit diwn and listen to the teacher

2. your child must have more access to any activities for long day.Paying attention the building and many supporting material. Playing’s tools , palying’s books, colouring, and art materials. Large playing table, display board, and puzzle.

3. You have ascertain how the ratio between child and teacher so no child who trapped in passive grups.

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child is investation

Child is invesment. Generally people have invesment to hence its invesment asset have to in looking after better so that later give advantage for us. And so it is with child. child have to be looked after and taken care of better so that giving advantage to old fellow. what must be done old fellow to take care of its invesment asset

1. Giving good education

Education is capital which must be given by old fellow to its child so thatchild can get successfulness in its future

2. Drawing up to bounce

Successfulness of someone not merely determined by intellegence but bouncing strong also influence successfulness

3. Supply with intellegence of spiritual

Intellegence of passed to important spiritual of child so that child can run its his him at real correct band

4. Keeping in good health him

health represent vitally capital because with this health of child can expand optimally.

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