Sunday, September 10, 2017

What’s going on in the month of September?

Schools in session    

Grandparents Day 
Sunday September 10th  

A BIG Hello to all the grandparents near and far! 

September Events

Grandparents Day Sunday    September 10th
Labor Day
Grandparent’s Day
Rosh Hashanah Begins - September 20th
Yom Kippur Begins - September 29th

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
Fruit and Veggies – More Matters Month
Food Safety Education Month
Healthy Aging® Month
Preparedness Month
Sports Eye Safety Month

September in season
Flowers in season
Fruits in season
Veggies in season

Vegetables in season 

·         Brussels Sprouts
·         Artichokes
·         Asparagus
·         Avocados
·         Broccoli
·         Celery
·         Cabbage
·         Carrots

Fruits in season   

·   Grapefruit
·   Lemons

Flowers in season 

Let’s help prevent childhood obesity

We can help prevent childhood Obesity –
By sharing with children more fruits and veggies
With the array of fruits in the produce section at the market, you can have a fun time sharing new fruits a week

Children can learn shapes, sizes and the beautiful array of colors fruits come in.
How awesome is that!

Then, of course, there are the health factors, minerals, and vitamins, which fruits and veggies provide that can help lower health complications as obesity and other health problems in children and adults. 

Along with some daily physical activity - exercise regimen such as walking once a day is a start to better health.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017


BACK TO SCHOOL: With summer winding down, parents are focus on the beginning school year. There can be many changes with going back to school, such as a new grade level and those beginning school for the first time.

 The most important aspect is consistency in your child’s life as they embark on a new school year. Start the year with good habits developed now - that will take your child beyond their school years. Good habits are essential to parents, guardian, and children.

Preparing your child for school –Kindergarten


·         Begin if not already to teach your child the spell his or her name,      letters, numbers, and shapes

·       Become familiar with the school [s],

·         Make certain all paper work is completed and emergency contact data is updated

·         Visit the school with your child and check if there are friends of the child that attends

·         In May many schools offer a welcome day for a parents and incoming children

·         Practice role play for the first day of school such as:
1.    Early bedtime
2.    And in the morning get up wake the child the normal time he or she would have to get up for school practice session
3.    Have breakfast.

·         The child will learn many things at school so start at home with responsible task like putting away toys, books and small pieces of clothing.

·         Also teaching your child to share, and respect others

·         Let the child be heard but also teach to learn to listen to what is being said - following instructions from parents and teachers at school

·         Empathy building can help deter bullying

·         Let the child know - It’s okay if you are not sure of an answer or question – asking for help encouraged learning

·         Learning reading, counting and board games all help in a children growth and development

·         Visit the local library for reading time and choosing books
Let kids choose his or her books help build ownership and responsibility with motivation to read 

·         Reinforce learning of name, shapes, letters and numbers.

·         Wearing clothing, shoes and boots that are easy to fasten

·         And label all items your child brings to school

Did you know that children’s hands a can be strengthen using scissor, pencils, crayons, a ball, play- doh, and picking up small items in their small hands like Cheerios cereal can help in the dexterity

Remember all children learn, grow and develop at different pace and time
Be patience we all were children once!
Stay actively involved in the education well-being of your child or children

Join the parent association and other events if possible

Enjoy the school year

All the best to our wonderful lovely, fantastic intelligent cheerful children!

‘Stay Curious! Stay Positive’

My Pal Buddee

Words and Games Activity Book Series: Preschool to Kindergarten

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Children’s Book Review and more!

To learn more about the author and other books

Coming next topic:

Preparing your child for school –Kindergarten

BACK TO SCHOOL: With summer winding down, parents are focused on the beginning school year. There can be many changes with going back to school, such as a new grade level and those beginning school for the first time.