Monday, September 16, 2019

September - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Month

September 16, 2019

Today is:
National Play Doh Day!

On this day September 16th recognizes National Play-Doh Day, a child’s modeling clay. 

Working Parents Day!

A day to celebrate those amazing parents who work hard all year to provide for their families; being a parent is tough and often involves multi-tasking…
Working parents; pat you self on the back!
A parent’s work is never done!

National Stepfamily/Family Day!

Stepfamilies are all around us!

National Stepfamily Day is celebrated annually on September 16th and was founded by Christy Borgeld in 1997.

One in three Americans lives in a blended–family.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Sunday September 8, 2019

‘Grandparents Day!’

Grandparents Day a national holiday NOT classified as a federal holiday, is  celebrated each year on the first Sunday after Labor Day.

Purpose of Grandparents Day:

It’s a day for celebrating the connections between the generations.

The roots of Grandparents Day go back to 1956 and a West Virginia mother named Marian McQuade. She wanted a holiday to bring attention to these forgotten individuals and to honor all grandparents.
So in 1973, West Virginia became the first state to have such a day.

Purpose of Grandparents Day

Data courtesy of: Very Well FAMILY

Friday, September 6, 2019

Today is
‘Read a Book Day!'

My Pal Buddee, a children’s picture book for grade levels 1 -3, and ages 6- 8 [upward to 6-10 year –olds]. Buddee is a six year boy, who’s keenly interested in outdoor games and activities, whereas, Kyle is interested in playing indoors and board games. Both of them have two different characters, one who loves a variety of games played indoors and the other is an athletic-type, running and jumping outdoors.

Two friends with opposite interests will always have a good time by mutual learning of innovative ideas from each other to play.
Join Buddee and Kyle in this unique picture book as they learn differences, sharing and friendship.

Getting a pet is a delight to all kids, but it comes with a lot of responsibility. This book will help children to build word skills, learn to read and learn about having a pet puppy, from a 7-year-old perspective.

The book is a good fit for a bedtime story or afternoon reading; it will keep your child excited about learning life’s lessons, an engaging story that’s fun and easy to read!

BONUS: ‘Grandpa’s Garden’ another story that builds word skills. 

Amazon I Have a Pet - for Early-Readers

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

‘Learning new things can be challenging and Fun!’


Hello kids!
You are preparing for school with parents, and some may have already started wonder!

And you probably know already that eating vegetables and good food are helping you grow big and strong, but did you know that learning things makes your brain grow big and strong too?

For Parents
Frantic Morning!
A few simple solutions to: Back- to- School troubles and stresses.

·        The breakfast battle
·        Manic mornings
·        Parental overload
·        Scattered schedules
·        Carpool conundrums

Do these words sound familiar!

The breakfast battle: You need quick, healthy breakfast meals, start by letting the kids put bowls and cereal on the kitchen table the night before.

Manic mornings: Looking for keys and homework, and the permission slip in the morning, put a check–inbox by the front door for all items to be placed in upon arrival home.
Do these words sound familiar!

Parental overload: Feeling like you are running in circles or a hamster on a wheel! Delegate homework, sports gear, doing chores, and telephone calls, all can be stressful but let the kids be more responsible and take part make it fun at the same time teaching to become more successful students and responsible young adults.
Return telephone when you can, you need your relaxation time too.

Scattered schedules: It's overwhelming to manage kids’ schedules with so many activities. But there is a solution- start with a large poster board and add the days of the week.
Then have each child fill in all of their events for the week. This is another form of delegating and responsibility.
The best day start of a new week - Sunday.

Carpool conundrums another busy task: If you have over one child to carpool; while waiting to be productive with your time and the other child waiting. By creating a workable desk in the car stock a large box with compartments or a shoe organizer with items need for homework time, toys, books, school supplies, and make certain to have a small cooler with water, and healthy snacks for the kids.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Hi – Ho, Hi- Ho, It’s Back –to - School They go!

With summer winding down, parents are focusing on the beginning school year. There can be many changes with going back to schools, such as a new grade level and those beginning school for the first time. Including your own expectation to ensure they form good habits for the coming school year remains consistent with your kid or the children.

It will be the most important aspect of starting school - consistency in your child’s life as they begin 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 for parents, guardian, and children.

Preparing your child for school –Kindergarten

 ·         FIRST and FOREMOST  - 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.

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

My Activity Journal  Book 1, ‘Numbers and Letters’  Ages: 3-6

Link: Amazon
My Activity Journal Book 1

Link: Barnes and Noble