8/29/2014

3 ways of teaching children to write

Teaching children to write is a fun activity and memorable for our children. At the first time, we will find difficulties when ask them to write. Our children will say that it is hard, they can’t or they are lazy to do it. As a parent, we don’t run out of think we must have many alternatives in order to our children can learn to write effectively. Teaching children to write need commitment between parents and children. Parents as a teacher should be give motivation and direction to the children. Don’t force your children to push their limit. It will be better if you ask your children to write step by step. There are 3 ways that can be as your reference for teaching children to write:
·         Teaching children to write by giving reward
First time experience for learning to write will be an enjoyable experience for you and your children. As their new experience in literacy, try to motivate them by giving reward when they do the direction well. Before you start to teach your children for writing, you have to prepare the tools for writing such as pencil, paper, whiteboards, or marker. Make sure that the tools which you used are small and appropriate for your children. Then take your position next to your children. After that, you can start to teach your children. Make your activity of teaching children to write become an enjoyable experience.

·         Teaching children to write by using highlighters or color markers
Children love color, so it will be easy and fun for them when they start writing using color. Larger and larger number of color you used will be fun for your children. At the first, ask your children to write the words using solid colors. If you are confused what words that you want to your children write, you can start from their name. Writing name has two advantages besides learning writing. It can help your children when they are going to enter kindergarten. Your children can introduce their name to others.

·         Teaching children to write with shaving cream
For making fun activity when learning to write besides using highlighters or color markers you also can use shaving cream as a substitute of book or paper. How can you do that? Put shaving cream on a pan then flatten the cream into whole part of the pan. Next you can ask your children for making a letter in the shaving cream using their finger. If the pan is larger you also can write their name, the parents name or other words  Teaching children to write with shaving cream is one of alternative way that you can try at home.


That is the three ways of teaching children to write. Have a fun activity with your children. Learning must not be at the room with chair and desk, but it can be do in everywhere. Play and learn will be more effective and the result is better you don’t have to force your children to do what you want. You have to follow their wants then direct them into the learning process. 

8/13/2014

Toddler food ideas for 1 to 3 years old

Do you realize that you are a role model of your child? Our entire attitude, what we do, our habits become a model for our child. All of our daily activities include eating also become their model. They follow what kind of food usually we eat. That’s why we must be a good example for our children. When your children are in toddler age, you have to pay attention with their food. The food for them must be healthy and nutritious.  Help your children to get that kind of food in order your children can eat well and share the responsibility with them. here are some requirements and ideas to complete your toddler food ideas for 1 to 3 years old.

·         The way of giving meals and snack as toddler food ideas
When your children are really hard for eating, it means you have to share the responsibility of eating to them. Introduce to them that eating is one of our responsibility for survive in this life. Making appointment with your children that you as parents will serve which food and when the time you’ll serve. They as a child must decide whether and how much they want to eat. Meal time is a time for family so; you have to try to provide time for eating together with your children. Toddler food ideas need various kind of food you can offer 3 meals and 1 to 3 for each day. Try to serve food, milk, and juice just at meal and snack times. At this time, let your children feed by themselves and know that it’s normal for your children when their appetite changes day by day. You can give reward to them when your children want to try new food or eat the food that they are dislikes.

·         Toddler food ideas with cold and hot foods
There are two kinds of food that you can serve to your children.  Some cold foods that can be served are: Whole grain, cold cereal with milk, milk or yogurt smoothies blended with fruit, yogurt with fresh fruit pieces or applesauce, yogurt with crackers or bread, rice and raisin pudding made with milk, dessert tofu with fresh fruit. Beside cold foods you also can try some ideas of hot foods such as: Oatmeal or cream of wheat with milk, home-made pancakes or waffles topped with fresh, frozen or canned fruit, mini omelettes or scrambled eggs and toast, congee or rice porridge with small pieces of meat, chicken, or fish, soft tortillas filled with beans or ground meat and cheese, vegetable, split pea, or bean soup served with crackers or a whole grain bun, fish chowder with bread sticks, home-made macaroni and cheese. Both cold foods and hot foods can be good toddler food ideas when you serve them in proportional portion.

·         Toddler food ideas portion
Toddlers need between 1,000 and 1,400 calories a day, depending on their age, size, and physical activity level (most are considered active). The amount of food a toddler requires from each of the food groups is based on daily calorie needs. In addition to choices from each of the food groups, toddlers need the equivalent of 3 to 4 teaspoons of healthy oils, such as canola oil and tub margarine. This measurement can be your guidance for making good portion toddler food ideas.

Let’s serve the best food with good portion. The most important of toddler food ideas is the food must be healthy and nutritious for our children.


8/08/2014

Kinds of newborn girl clothes

Having a baby is the greatest experience in our life. After married, the couples are looking forward to have a baby and become parents. As long as pregnant period, the parents especially mommy will prepare all the things for welcoming the baby. One of the things which prepared by the mommy is baby clothes. We will find many kinds of baby clothes especially for girl. It will be an exciting experience when we go for shopping them. To avoid the exaggerate shopping you have to know what kinds of cloth that you want and suitable for your baby. Let’s check what kinds of newborn girl clothes that can be your choice.



·         Bodysuits or outfits newborn girl clothes

This kind is a standard model of newborn baby clothes. Every newborn baby usually wears this cloth as this model is very easy found in the shop. For newborn girl clothes, the bodysuits or outfits model can be pink color or blossom theme with flower motif. Pink and flower are the girl identity. Almost of girls or women really like with pink color and flower theme. There are two models of bodysuits itself. The first model is long sleeve bodysuits and the second is short sleeve. The long sleeve is suitable for wearing at the evening and at the night for sleeping because it can cover the baby from the cold air and mosquito if there. Besides, the short one is suitable for the morning and afternoon in order to the baby can move freely.

·         Sets newborn girl clothes

Sets are a model of baby clothes which consists of tops and bottoms. The tops usually can be a t-shirt of bodysuits or even jumpsuits. The bottoms also can be pants or short. When you are interested with this model you have to know how to mix and match the tops and the bottom in order to they are good looking and your baby looks adorable to others. There are many shop which sell the sets for newborn girl clothes if you don’t want to waste your time just for find the pair for your baby clothes. Buy the sets which have available in the shop.

·         Dresses for newborn girl clothes

Dress is one of girl clothes model. Kids, teenager, adult woman, and even the girl baby also wear dresses. Dresses are simple because you don’t need to look for the bottoms. Now, there are many shops which sell dress for newborn baby especially newborn girl dress. You can find many color and motif are available there even you can confuse to choose the best one for your baby. There are bodysuits dress sets, woven dress set, jumper set, and casual one. Just pick the most you like.

Usually, newborn baby can’t go outside far away from home until they are 3 months age because the immune system of their body is still sensitive with the outside air. So, better for us as parents to choose newborn girl clothes which can be used at home often. The most important thing the material of the clothes is comfortable and safe for baby skin.


How to teach kids to read at home

Reading is one of human skills. You can get much information about life by reading. There are proverbs which said that book is a window of the world. If you want to see what the window has, you have to read the book. When the children should learn to read? Is there the limitation of age for children to learn reading? Actually, there is no limitation for learning to read. There is only a stage which faced by the children. There are some things that you have to know when you teach the kids to read in the early stage. Pay attention to all things which related to their learning process. Here are some ways how to teach kids to read. You can try some of the ways to teach your kids at home

how to teach kids to read by spelling


    How to teach kids to read by spelling


Spelling the letter can do by the children when they can speak at the first time. Start from the short words with one syllable. It can help your kids in learning process. Your kids will not get a burden when they are learning. To get the best result, you should do this way step by step. After your kids have been good in spelling of one syllable words try with longer words. You have to do this step regularly in order to your children can read well. Is how to teach kids to read by spelling is interesting for you?

     How to teach kids to read by sound  


      After we teach the alphabet to the kids, we must introduce to our kids the sound and pronunciation of the words itself. As we know, the pronunciations of each letter in some words are different with the other words. As parents, we have to give an example of good pronunciation of each word. As an example the way of pronounce ‘b’ in words ‘bob’ is different with ‘b’ in ‘bee’. By this method, your kids can differentiate each word and read the discourse well. You also can read the words for your kids and then your kids follow the way of you read. do you prefer the way of how to teach kids to read by sound?

    How to teach kids to read by picture


Look at the picture also can be a method of learning to read. It can be the greatest way of learning to read. Your kids will understand what is going on in the story by looking the picture of the books. Before you ask your kids to read the book, it’s better for you to flip the pages and comment the picture of the books.  After your kids looks all the picture of the books. Try to ask your kids about the story of the book. As example, if there is any word about color. Ask your kids what suitable color of those words. How to teach kids to read by picture is another way you can to do with your kids. For making more fun learning process, choose the various materials of learning such as comic books, magazine and etc. how to teach kids to read by picture just an alternative way for teaching reading

That’s all kinds of method that you can use to teach your kids to read. How to teach your kids to read is the question that you have to find the answer when your kids in the age of 3-5 years old. Each ways have own method so, find the best method for each ways.



7/08/2014

How to teach multiplication to kindergarten

When you read the title you will think how the kids in kindergarten ages can learn multiplication. Normally, kids usually start learning multiplication in 2nd or 3rd grade, but it is not impossible for you to teach the concept of multiplication earlier. If you give them the way to answer the question or to do a task of multiplication, you will get nothing. You just can teach them a basic foundation of multiplication itself. Give them a basic foundation of multiplication with short, simple and regular lesson. The point is making your lesson become fun and friendly. You just have to know how to teach multiplication to kindergarten. Because when you know the method, you will make the appropriate learning process. Here some trick that you can do at home:


How to teach multiplication to kindergarten using manipulatives

How to teach multiplication to kindergarten

All you need to this method is peanuts, toys characters, or button as manipulative things. Then you ask your child to choose three toys characters and put 2 buttons in front of each character.  Your children have to count how many button they have in front of the characters. They will have total 6 buttons. After this process, you give short explanation why the total is 6. First you can say addition concept by saying 2 plus 2 plus 2 equal 6 and then you also say another explanation by saying in different ways that three groups of toys character with 2 buttons also become 6. Say that not only with words but also with your body language. For example sweep your fingers over the entire button when you point out the total of 6. Continue this process with various amount of number but keep in small number. Your focus is say to your children that the first number represents a number of groups and the second number of items in each group.


 How to teach multiplication to kindergarten by doing problems on Paper


After you teach the concepts using manipulatives object, try to do some problems on paper per a day. Make a story first before you ask your children. For example, a gardener is collecting tomatoes from his garden. He has 2 baskets and he fills 3 tomatoes for each basket. How many tomatoes did he collect altogether? On a paper you draw a picture about this problem and ask your children to count the amount of tomatoes. First write 3+3= 6, say to your children that addition is one way to know the amount of tomatoes, then you write 2x3=6. Explain to your children that this is another way to know the amount of tomatoes. Say 2 groups of 3 tomatoes are equal to 6. Point out to them that 2 is represent a number of basket and 3 is represent a number of tomatoes and the 6 is represent a number of altogether.


How to teach multiplication to kindergarten by using mental math


Once you have been doing problems for a while, move onto mental math problems. For example you have two candies and your brother has two candies. How many candies are altogether? If they say four, you say yes  then say to them that 2 times 2 is 4 and two groups of two things is equal 4. Keep in small number at this point. Your focus is for helping your children understand the basic concepts of multiplication.


That’s some method of  how to teach multiplication to kindergarten. Try the method step by step and make sure that the learning situation is fun and friendly don’t force your children to understand as quick as possible. Let your children understand by themselves. 

Three main types of learning style

Every people love to learn. Students, colleagues, parents, employee and etc will learn everything in their life. Whatever you are learning the most important thing is you have known the way of learn for you. Types of learning style are determined the successful from the learning process itself. Do you know? How many types of learning style? Actually, there are three main types of learning styles. They are auditory, visual, and kinesthetic. Some people learn use the combination of that three types, but everybody is different. Let’s check how the explanation of those three main types of learning styles by detail:


Auditory types of learning style

types of learning style

This type prefers using sound and music for learning. Auditory learners would rather listen to things being explained than to read them. The auditory learner’s methods are using sound, rhyme, and music in the way of learning. They also use sound recordings to provide a background and help them to get visualizations. When creating memories or acrostic, they have to make the most of rhythm and rhyme, or set them to a jingle or part of song.


Visual types of learning style



This type prefers using pictures, images, and spatial understanding. Visual learners learn best by looking at graphics, watching a demonstration, or reading. For them, it's easy to look at charts and graphs, but they may have difficulty focusing while listening to an explanation. To make it easier the visual learners usually replace the words with pictures, and use color to highlight major and minor links.

Kinesthetic types of learning style


This type prefers using hands, body and sense of touch. Kinesthetic learners process information best through a "hands-on" experience. Actually doing an activity can be the easiest way for them to learn. Sitting still while studying may be difficult, but writing things down makes it easier to understand. Kinesthetic learners also focus on the sensations they would expect in each scenario. For assertions and scripting, they have to describe the physical feelings of their actions. To get the best result of learning they must use physical objects as much as they can.


Now, you have known about three main types of learning style. So, what types are you? It’s better for us to use the most suitable types of learning styles in order to we can get the best result from our learning process. If we didn’t get the best result from learning process, it would be we use the wrong way of learning. These types of learning styles are not to categorize people and underestimate each other, but it just for help your learning process. As a learners, every person has own way to understand the material. Some people haven’t realized that learning styles of each person are different. That’s why this article is created. Hopefully, it can be useful for the readers. Find out your own types of learning style then apply in your life and in your learning process. Get the best result of yours! 

6/29/2014

Short Story For Kids With Moral Lesson

       Short story for kids is the interesting tool for parents to teach good moral and educational value to their children. By using short story, the parents can read it before their children sleep or when they are taking a rest. The importance of short story for kids with moral lesson becomes the first because not all of the short story has good value and right conduct.  As a parents, we have to be selective with short story which can we read to our children. Hence we give some title of short story for kids with moral lesson:

Short Story for kids with moral value


Short Story For Kids

There are some short stories for kids which have moral value. Some titles of the short story are: the hare and the tortoise, the town mouse and the country mouse, you can’t please everyone, be good to your enemies everyone, and etc. the moral value which have in that short stories are: good attitude and confident can create good environment and happy friendship. Most of the kids like to be same with their friends and will be feel weird when they have different opinion whereas the difference is not always bad.

Short story for kids with bravery value

Pedro Pablo Sacristan is one of the famous author short stories for kids. Some title of his short story teaches bravery value. The first story is “dark wizard, spark wizard” this short story teaches our kids to overcome fear of storms. The second is “The island of two sides” this story gives us value about decision and dissent. From this story the kids can know how to make a decision and face the dissent between them. Finally, the story entitled “The lion’s tail” teaches us about courage, address the abuse and harassment. This value is very important because nowadays many case about child abuse and harassment for children. Through this story they can learn how to face strangers and what they have to do when they get abuse or harassment.

Short story for kids about goodness

There are fifteen stories about goodness. The stories are written by Pedro Pablo Sacristan. Hence we will give the top 3. At third position we have “The Pillow Fairy” this story tells us about create awareness and conscience. At the second we have “Tickets to heaven” this story is no less interesting than the first because it has the same marks. The “Tickets of heaven” tells about hope, enthusiasm, and goodness. And finally at the first position is “An unexpected arrival” this story tells about dealing with a loss mother.


Based on the short stories above, now we know that short story can help us to teach value for our children. Short story for kids with moral lesson can be alternative way to improve the education of your children and it also enhances family relationship. You can get many moral lesson and value from short story. The most important thing that you have to do is choose the best short story for kids with moral lesson and tell to your children as funny as possible.