A child once asked me in church to help him buckle up his shoe and I couldn’t help but ask “How old are you”? because to me , I expected that a child of his age should be able to fix up his shoes conveniently even without his parent’s supervision. There are some basic life skills that our kids should have acquired or started acquiring as they journey through life. We don’t have to wait till they are teens to start equipping them with these skills.Read mhttps://9ijakids.com/?p=15707ore
When you say the word “homework” you can literally hear parents sigh and roll their eyes. Homework has always been a touchy subject even from way back. It was practically one of the things I particularly dreaded and of course doing anything possible to avoid. It’s still the same today when you tell your kids “Do your homework’‘, the whining, procrastinating, and even tantrums that often ensue are a pointer to the fact that homework is not fun. But does it have to be this way? No, it doesn’t. Perhaps if it were made fun (while still educational of course) there wouldn’t be much fuss! Here are five suggestions to make homework fun your kidsReahttps://9ijakids.com/five-ways-to-make-homework-fun-for-kids/d more
Do you want your kids to become adults that get along easily with other individuals in the society? Then start improving their social skills. Just like many other adults, children are more naturally socially adept than others. Socially adept kids are the ones that become the kind of people others gravitate to and who can easily form meaningful relationships with other members of the society, work together and build lifelong connection. It is the core of the 4 Cs of 21st century education; Critical thinking, Creativity, Collaboration and Communication.
Asking the kids questions and trying to engage them everyday after school is a great way to reconnect after a long day apart and this is not as easy you are reading it right now. Many parents get tired of hearing the word ‘’Fine“, ‘’Nothing’’ and other single syllable responses that may not really elicit further questions.Reahttps://9ijakids.com/?p=14958d more
The Easter Holiday is over, and its back to school next week. Have you started reminding your kids that school resumes on Monday? How was the look on their faces? Or You haven’t yet? We need to start helping them with a Mind-shift from 100% play especially as we enter the last term of the academic year.
FACT: Kids do better in school when parents are involved in their academic lives
So, have you gone through last term’s report card? What areas did your child do well in? What areas does he/she need help with? What are your expectations of your child in this term? What should you be saying to his teacher at the start of the term? Having realistically high expectations for your kids is essential to successful parenting. Often, children rise to the expectations set for them.
Every parent wants their kids to be successful. It is the purest wish a parent can have. Making this wish a reality is an entirely different matter. One of the habit of parents of successful children is active involvement in their academics which includes an active relationship with your child’s teacher and attending parent-teacher conferences (just to name a few).
What kind of things should you discuss?
Here are few questions you should ask your child’s teacher to spark up some productive discussions that can help your child this school term.
- What is my child expected to learn this year?
- What are your expectations of my child?
- What is my child’s strongest and weakest subjects?
- Does my child hand homework in on time?
- Is my child participating in class discussions and activities?
- How are my child’s social skills?
- Does my child seem happy at school?
- Have you noticed any unusual behaviours?
- Do you think my child is reaching his/her potential?
- What can I do at home to help support his/her academic progress?
Teachers can provide a lot of useful tips and resources to help your child exceed. And of course, to make learning fun for them, don’t forget to download the 9ijakids app for fun games they can use to learn and revise. 9ijakids is now available on App Store, Google Play and Amazon App Store.
How can you teach the resurrection story to kids this Easter season? Unlike Christmas, the story behind Easter celebration can be a little difficult for parents to teach their kids. You would even agree with me that every parent should delay particularly, “The Passion of Christ”; (the movie that narrates the horrible violence that Jesus Christ endured before His death on the cross) until the kids are older. However, as Christians the meaning of Easter is an important part of passing along the Christian faith to our kids and this period offers a good opportunity to give the kids some understanding of the essence of Easter.Read morehttps://9ijakids.com/?p=14692
When I say we are in exam season, it’s not a joke. My son keeps going on about how Year 6 is not an easy class (because he wants to be exempted from household chores). I’m like are you the first person? Lol.Read morehttps://9ijakids.com/?p=13690
Just one more week and School will be out. Perhaps its about that time of the year again when kids sing Mummy I’m bored to your hearing. Why not keep your kiddos busy while they enjoy every moment of this holiday? Here are just a few suggestions of fun things to do during the holidays!Read morehttps://9ijakids.com/?p=13663
Mother’s Day is upon us, that time of the year to shower encomiums on our loving mothers or mother figures in our lives. Mothers are special people and they deserve the very best on this special day. If you are overthinking right now about how to make it a memorable day for this special figure in your life, consider taking a few steps back .Readhttps://9ijakids.com/top-6-things-mums-really-want-this-mothers-day/ more
If you still have a mother, it will do you a lot of good to cherish her and be present in her life. As Mother’s Day approaches, I am so thankful for my late mother. At the later part of her life as she became old and frail, a role reversal became necessary as i took on the role of Mother to care for her even though she was a small and mighty “dragon lady” back in her hay days.Read mhttps://9ijakids.com/a-tribute-to-my-mother-darling-mrs-a/ore