The long summer holiday is an ideal time to take the kids on a trip – be it via road or air. Travelling with kids can sound like loads of fun but believe me it can also be exhausting, stressful and frustrating depending on the ages of your children. To be honest, the best advice that comes to mind when travelling with kids is avoid it as much as possible till they turn five (5) years old. This might not be realistic. So how do you stay sane while on the road or flight with your children? (more…)
Holidaying in a foreign land is about adventure and exciting new experiences. To maximise the holiday, we recommend planning ahead to hit all top fun places for children.
Here are our top picks on places you must go to with the kids in Dubai. (more…)
School is almost out and yea, we are talking about a whooping six to eight weeks away from school . That’s a long one really but it’s well deserved after a long academic year. However, a lot can happen during this period . Here are three things to avoid during the long holiday.
Summer Holiday Brain Drain
After six to eight weeks of the summer holidays, children quickly forget a lot of what they learnt the year before. Teachers observe a dip in all children who didn’t read or do any academic work over the summer.
Half an hour of school-related work a day can make all the difference. So insist on at least a half an hour daily before fun – and certainly before any screen-time. (more…)
For most parents its already four weeks since end of term. And the holiday seems to be never ending. I’m sure that by now you are asking yourself “when is school resuming?’. Surprise! Surprise!!!!!!! There is still three/four weeks left to the holidays. And to make matters worse, most summer camps would be ending next week. This is what Nigerians call insult upon injury . Lol. So, what can you do especially if you don’t want them to watch TV, be on their phones and play video games 24/7 (more…)
Have you taught your children about money, value of money and hard work?
What is the most important thing to teach your children about money?
Are there some things about money, saving, investing and taking risks you wish your younger self knew?
Do you sometimes wish that you had started out as an entrepreneur much earlier? Been better equipped to identify financial opportunities and act on them? (more…)
“Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate.”
To be honest, there are times my little cousins say some things and I can quickly tell where they heard/learnt it from. So, whenever I see my Aunt correcting them, I want to laugh out loud and i am tempted to tell her that they’ve heard her say exactly the same thing the other day. (more…)
#1 It Makes Your Job Easier
A teacher’s job requires a lot of demands and sacrifices. Technology has the ability to make your job easier. No more late nights grading papers when 9ijakids games can give you instant scores on games played, no marking required. (more…)
Technology is changing and impacting the way we do things in everyday life and the classroom is no exception. Technology is removing the four walls of a classroom, providing easier access to wonderful content, enabling better collaboration by teachers across the world and providing more and more digital resources for schools, teachers and students. (more…)
Children born in the 21st Century are digital natives, to them using the Internet is as easy as breathing. They don’t need help, training or instructions when it comes to using mobile phones, tablets or digital assistants like Alexa and Siri. Technology powers their world. (more…)