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Top 5 Best Outing for Children

Posted by greaterknowledge on April 30, 2008

1.  The Zoo

Not only does the children enjoy being with the animals. They get to know different information about the origin of each. Here , they could learn how to appreciate animals and get to know how we can take part in taking care of them.  Zoo keepers has a big role in making the trip exciting.  Allowing kids to touch and feel certain animals would give them a one time experience  of this  opportunity they would never forget.  But of course, you have to make sure that they are well guided. That, there will be no kids left unattended.  Accidents do happen once in a while .

Check out the list of zoo around the world.

2.   Amusement parks

Kids love rides. They love popcorn, cotton candies, and a lot more goodies.
Children who are active wouldn’t want a place that is quiet and boring.  This is a place for them. They may even get to watch magic shows and a lot more.

3.   Beach Resorts

There’s nothing compared to a warm, cozy beach.  Building sand castles, a walk in the beach,  the late night bonfire gathering, play volleyball, sand bathing, etc. There’s a lot of things you can do in the beach.  We only experience this once in a blue moon. So, why not go for it.  Bring your children to a place of wonders.

4.    A Day in the biggest Library

Children loves to read books. They crave for more knowledge.  This is a good place where they can get busy.  Reading all types of books just feels like you’ve already traveled around the world.  Kids will also join storytelling sessions.

5.   Get involve in Sports

May it be basketball,  golf, soccer, tennis, and a lot more.  Give a child something to be inspired of.  I remember bringing my child to a basketball tournament.  This has helped him be more sociable and start communicating with other kids.  He even asked me to buy him his own ball.

There are actually a lot more places for children to go to.  But, these are just the places I decided to post.  I’ve asked certain number of kids on what places they enjoy most or they prefer to go. That’s why I came up with this examples.


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Voted “The Best Family and Parenting Site”

Posted by greaterknowledge on April 30, 2008

If you are someone who cannot seem to find a school for your kid. I recently found a site where parents are able to research and compare schools. Don’t be stressed out. This is a brilliant opportunity for parents to make sure your child goes to school where he or she feels comfortable. There are multiple things to consider in choosing the right school for your child. This includes; the environment, the distance of the school.

In the US, there are a lot of schools from different states to choose from. You can choose between private and public schools. They allow you to browse through top-rated schools or schools that are near to your home. They also have a Parent Community where you can join groups and seek advice about your children. They have groups for preschooler parents, grade school and high school parents. also, the have this group which talks about learning and attention difficult among kids. Parents should not feel different. Thinking that their children are the only ones who is experiencing such behavior. Communicate with other parents to know or whether they have similar problems like yours. I believe that only Parents can help other parents.

Greatschools has come up with articles about how important family travelling is. They give tips and advice on how to make it as enjoyable and memorable to your kids. Actually, they give all sorts of advice regarding raising up kids. That is why this is a very useful outlet for parents.

Try joining discussion groups. It’s very addictive. You can really find solutions to your problems here.

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Choosing the right school for our children

Posted by greaterknowledge on January 10, 2008

The weather is getting really hot these days. This is just a sign that summer time has just begun. School has just finished and my kids are getting ready for our yearly family outing. Our children have waited months for this season to come. As early as April in the Philippines, us parents are already thinking of a better way to give our children proper education and comfortability of which school to go to. In my case, we have relocated into a new home. Thus, the distance between the school and our new home made it more difficult for us to travel. We had to wake up really early to prepare. Imagine the traffic my son has to face before going to school. By the time we reach our destination, I could see my son tired and exhausted. This made me decide to look for a nearby school. Unfortunately, I learned to appreciate the teachers in his old school. They’ve learned to understand my son’s behavior. We’ve also got attached to each other’s stories during PTC meetings. Even though my son has his own unique personality, he has learned to keep up with his grades. Giving me and my husband a place in the honor roll.

Choosing the right school is challenging for us. We have a lot of things to consider. I am very particular with the method how the teachers teach our children. I also choose a school where their primary language is english. It’s not that I dislike my children to speak their own native language. I just want them to hone them. So, when they reach high school and college, they are ready.

The school must be safe for our kids. The establishments around it should create balanced atmosphere for them. IF the school is near a computer shop or a billiard hall. Do you think our children would be inspired to study instead of just playing video games and billiards somewhere else?

I am a very concerned parent who is scared to see my children putting their future to waste. Time is very precious. Parents should be conscious on putting our trust on other people to take care of our kids in school. Teachers, their crowd and the environment are the main tree of influence. As our children spend most of their time in school than our home.

Constant guidance and love is what we can give to our children. Bless us all parents. As we may be given the strength and power to settle with the right decisions.

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