Ask your kids to Read Newspaper daily. Let them choose the column they are interested with. Make news reading time as a family time. Answer any questions raised by them. Collect important photos,dates, & incidents. This will improve your relationship with your kid and their power of knowledge too. My son’s school insit this habit everyday and I find it working.
Kids love to be active and they hate being stuck. So use their downtime creatively. Play word games while traveling. Count for colors when waiting. Make rhymes during power shut downs. Encourage to write stories after homework. Mithu has started making his comic series tilted “Black List”. He has completed 4 episodes in that series. Yet to finish 11 episodes. Soon you can expect posts on his comic series. 😛
Vocabulary enrichment is a continuous process. As your child grows, he will come to know new and difficult words. Teach him to use dictionary. Ask him to list synonyms and antonyms of new words. Play word games. Create Jumbled Words Puzzle. Write a story with some new words learned. Sing a song with difficult words. Highlight new words in newspaper, books and find meaning for them .
Teach your children resilience through simple interactions every day. Encourage your child to serve others Give your child the opportunity to wait patiently when it is required Do not give your child every thing they want Enable your child to give regularly during his birthday Insist your child to eat with family Ask your child to watch TV with elders in your family Teach them to respect elders Make them understand to ask sorry when needed
When you encourage your children to think and share their thoughts, their character grows.follow this simple technique : The Triple A Formula wich includes 3 A’s: Attention, Approval, and Appreciation. First as parents give your pay attention to their feelings / thoughts. Second, you approve them by giving suggestion / comments and third you appreciate them by your words and action like patting gently.
Teach children about money and the importance of saving. Open a junior bank account for them.Teach them to save the extra allowance and let them spend it as they wish every year on their birthday. Buy them any funny Hundials like Ben 10 or Dora. We can also encourage them to give their own money for a worthy cause. A great way of teaching them generosity! They will enjoy the joy of banking for sure.
Encourage Garment Art . Let your child use his old pillow covers or his plain bed sheet or his old T-shirts. Give him some fabric colors and ask him to paint his own designs. He’ll have a brand new material. And also you have encouraged him to be creative and innovative.
July 31 is Full Moon Day. Also special as Guru Poornima Day. Watch the moon with your child at night and ask him / her to observe the moon’s shape and to describe it. Make discussion about Full Moon Day and New Moon Day. Collect pictures of moon and make an album. Pretend a Moon walk. Share the information how moon makes the sea tides to move up and down.
Focus on Solutions instead of punishments and timeout. You can do this by holding family meetings each week in which your family can work together and create solutions to problems.
Be Humorous: Incorporate laughter into your family. Try a funny voice when making a request, use jokes to break the tension, laugh by making pretend play, dress up funky, sing silly songs, play chase / hide & seek games with younger kids or watch funny movies together as a family.