Friday, July 22, 2016

School Year 2016-2017 Year at a Glance

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Row Your Boat

Here’s a simple game that requires no equipment—but you will need an even number of participants—children and adults.
Everybody get a partner and sit on the floor facing each other with legs straight out in front.
Put the soles of your feet together, if you can. If you can’t (such as with a small child/adult combination) put the smaller person’s legs on the inside of the larger person’s.
Grasp hands and hold on tight. Now, as one person leans back, the other leans forward and vice versa. Do this in time while singing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat."
The first time sing and “row” at a slow, easy pace. Repeat a second time, singing and rowing faster. Repeat a third time, singing and rowing as fast as you can.
This activity is very good for strengthening stomach muscles for children as well as adults. Best of all, it’s fun for everybody!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Building Self-Esteem

Children need to feel loved just for being themselves. Here are some ways in which parents can enhance their child’s self-esteem by their love:

• Set aside a special time of the day or a special day of the week when you and your child can spend uninterrupted time together. This may include, for example, going together to the mall to select shoes or some item of clothing for your child, going to the post office together to mail some letters, or stopping by the library to return some books or take out some new ones.

• Keep records of your child’s development. This may include keeping a scrapbook with samples of your
child’s artwork, or a special photo album or a home videotape of your child’s favorite activities. You may want to reserve a drawer where you can store mementos from your child’s life.

• Keep written records. Write down some fun things that happened along the way with the dates. Write down those funny, hard to understand words. In later years, these will become treasured memories.

• On your child’s birthday or some other special occasions, write a letter to your child in which you indicate some of the ways in which your child is special to you. Be sure to keep these letters for your child’s future reading.