I keep wondering why I have been so delinquent with updating our KidFriendly activities and it hit me yesterday as the younger girlies and I were attempting a craft.
The girlies since they are not at playschool yet, but are like sponges for knowledge, have been taking up the time I would usually update this site.
I found this really cute little hummingbird craft on Pinterest that we really had a great time
making a mess putting it together. It also allowed us to talk about hummingbirds and the fact that the Doctor Bird is Jamaica’s National Bird. Well as much as two little 3year olds could grasp.
The girls absolutely love the birds I wonder if I should remind them that I would like to put them on the wall. LOL
We went to the International Proxy Parent’s Annual International Bazaar and we really enjoyed all the varied stalls with their food and products. Mind you I got us stuck at the Trinidadian table because they had doubles, wrap roti and pelau and I was in Trini food heaven. Thank goodness my picky eater girls like doubles. We did also sample some yummy Chinese shrimp slices so we did explore.
pinatas from the Mexican stall so pretty
sweet little girl in her traditional Korean wear
these three are so cute in their traditional wear, I wish I had gotten a better picture.
Instruments from Nigeria
Jewelry from a group called Nana
and the highlight of her day was actually meeting the super fast our very own Olympian Shelly- Ann Fraser- Pryce. My daughter absolutely loves Shelly Ann. Big daughter started eating Grace Vienna sausages because of Shelly Ann she is on the tin don’ t you know! LOL
What is there to do
Bookophilia Storytime is from 11am-12 noon on Saturday always a nice experience for those kiddies between 2.5 and 8.
- Sanaa Studios, Kids Art and Craft Workshops, 25 Barbican Rd. (inside Burger King compound) 876-977-4792; http://www.sanaastudios.com
- The National Gallery: Saturday Art Time (Free), Ages 8-15 years 876-922-1561-3, http://firstname.lastname@example.org
- Caymanas Parks Kiddies Stable for a mere $150 the kiddies can get a horsie ride.
We just finished exam week in this house phew so we are going to indulge in a whole lot of fun activities Hopefully a trip to the beach would be involved.
If you and your children are now entering into exam week here are some tips that I wished I had seen when I was studying with my two.
Excerpt from www.parentree.in
Parents – relax and understand your child
- First of all, be relaxed, have fun in the process. Come on moms and dads, it is not all serious business or a stressful chore. All parents go through it. Time will fly and you will never have this time with them. Enjoy these times. Joke, laugh and keep the fun going as you sit with them. Remember that you can pass your stress to your child.
- Remember each child is different and do not try to impose your ambitions on your child. Be driven by your child’s interests and capabilities. Take cues from them. The idea is to make them realize their potential. It is not just how much they know but also their attitude towards learning and interest in learning that is important. You will be better able to make it relaxing and fun for them and something that is a part of their lives.
How to motivate them to study and get into the study habit?
- Gently encourage them. Try and avoid nagging, scolding or punishing them.
- Be patient and systematic. Especially when starting something new, start small and make the learning a step-by-step process. Some quick wins and the feeling of success from the start can really motivate them to put in their best.
- Keep the variety going. Try different subjects. it is also a good idea is to have both parents teach or sit with them from time to time. This will take the load off one parent and keep it fresh also for your child.
I also like the tips from fit.webmd.com/kids. My favourite is making your child ‘move’ as in exercise a bit before doing homework or studying. So a few hoops, or riding around the yard on their bikes or my favourite 20 jumping jacks in place… are great ways to get the brain ready to work.
What ever you do this weekend lets keep it KidFriendly.
Oh and Happy Parent’s Month to you.
Wow what a long post ! LOL Have a good one!
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