Make reading fun for kids

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Knowledge can be gained by reading. If you want your children to be smart, they have to acquire a love for reading.  The love of reading have so many benefits:

  • Build vocabulary
  • Boost imagination and creativity
  • Enhance kids’ social skills
  • Improve concentration

Here are 10 tips to make reading fun for kids:

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Help children cope with disaster

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No one knows when the next earthquake, flood or tsunami will strike. But we do know children are severely affected by natural disasters. They also suffer greatly during conflict, drought and disease outbreaks. That’s why we have to prepare ourselves to help children cope with disaster situation.

First off, in order to help children cope with a disaster situation, it’s necessary for the adults involved to keep cool and calm at all times. While this may be difficult to accomplish, it is necessary because children follow the lead of the adults that are caring for them. If they see the adults in their community screaming, yelling, crying and otherwise losing their composure, the children will follow suit and do the same.

Keep talking with your children. Your words can provide reassurance. When danger has passed, concentrate on your child’s emotional needs by asking the child what’s uppermost in his or her mind. Having children participate in the family’s recovery activities will help them feel that their life will soon return to “normal.” Your response during this time may have a lasting impact.

Be alert to any significant changes in a child’s sleeping patterns, eating habits and concentration levels. Take note of any dramatic emotional swings or frequent physical complaints. These emotional symptoms will likely lessen within a short time, however, if they continue you should seek professional help and counseling for your child.

Here’s a some other tips:

  • Watch the news frequently with your kids. That gives a chance to see your kids’ reaction and make sure they understand well.
  • Make a family emergency plan. Explain it to your kids, and show them what to do.
  • Teach your children about science to predict and deal with disasters. Tell them the popular warning signs of disasters.
  • During an emergency case, minutes can seem like hours. It’s best to wait inside shelter before the threat of disaster has passed. Wait a little longer than to put children in harm’s way.

What will you do in a rainy day?

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Hey, it’s raining! Kila is so sad because Kila’s outdoor activities are cancelled. Let’s do something to make a rainy day fun with Kila. Hummm…Kila have some ideas will keep you busy and happy for hours. Let’s do it!

Why don’t we pitch a tent? It’s easy to do. First, you get out some old sheets, blankets, or comforters and drape them over the living-room furniture. Then, use ribbons or hair ties to secure the bottoms of the fabrics to chairs and tables. If you have a secret password that allows outsiders into the private hide-out, it will be interesting. Finally, don’t forget giving a camping lamp, sleeping bags, camping books, and flashlights to decorate your tent.

If you don’t like pitching a tent, how about having a rainy trip? You should make gumboots, hats and raincoats, umbrellas ready to dress up. You can go to your local park, take a walk around the department, or just explore your backyard. Believe me, walking in the rain is a fantastic thing!

So, do you like a fashion show? Let me see how you open a fashion show by yourself. Make a runway by paper, a blanket or a rug, turn on the music. And your fashion show starts now . You can ask your parent to give points for the best runway walk and the most fashionable clothes. It will be more fun if your parent have gift for the best.

And singing! Your home have a karaoke machine or your cable provider offers a karaoke channel? Singing and you will be a rock star, even though your voice isn’t nice.

Last but not least, if it rain all night, a midnight party will be fantastic. Let stay up a little later than usual and enjoy. If you want to decorate your midnight party, you can use torches to light up the room and keep the television off so it feels like a genuine night-time treat. Remember! Do it with your parent.

Now, you won’t be sad or boring in the rainy days. Let’s get it started!