Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentine’s Day


Let your partner know what she/he means to you in your life. Let your children also know that both of you are true valentines and are deeply in love with each other.

                                           

Valentine's Day is the right time to confess your love and concern to those who are precious for you. Be it your partner, your child, parent or friends, remind them of your commitment and love for them. The same habit you can develop in your children. They would learn to cherish the important people in their life. It is quite essential for their emotional growth.

Greeting cards are a great way to express feelings to your loved ones. Encourage kids to make beautiful cards for family members and friends. They may also send e cards to their aunt/ uncle/ cousins living in different state or country. It takes just a few clicks and the bond is reinforced for lifetime.

Celebrating Valentine's Day can be turned into family activity. Play some interesting games with the family and have a delightful menu ready for dinner. With some music and dance, the Valentine's party would definitely be rocking.

Monday, February 11, 2013

When mother is sick…

When mother is sick then kids may also feel low and less motivated to indulge in any activity. Though it is difficult at times to participate actively, there are certain things that a mother in poor health can do to keep the kids happily occupied throughout the day. 



                                    Keep the colors ready. Give your kids some coloring sheets, drawing sheets and colors and let them draw anything they like. Drawing and coloring is an activity that mostly kids enjoy. Do not forget to give them stars and smiles on their artwork.

Play board game or printable games with kids to keep them entertained. You would also like the change.

Read out a story for them if your vocal chords allow. If the child is old enough then encourage him to read out a story for you from his favorite storybook.

Go through the memory lane with your kids. That means watch your videos and pictures of good times. Show photo memory book of their childhood and even better of your childhood to your kids. It would amuse them. It does not require much effort but gives pleasure to all for a long time.

Watch cartoon film or movie along with kids. This activity is surely going to be the most favorite one. With you on their side, kids would certainly love to watch movie while you would get the much needed rest without any trouble.

Let them enact their favorite cartoon character or imitate you or anybody else. This would give you a good dose of laughter and would make you feel better.

Take a nap with your kids. Sleeping with the kids makes them feel secure and calm. It also helps you to recover fast and get back to your daily routine quickly.