As the holiday ends, children get ready to go back to school. Yes, going back to school comes with mixed feelings for the kids but nonetheless it is an exciting time for them too as they look forward to seeing their friends. On the side of every parent, it can also be a time of relief as well as a time of fear of unforeseen circumstances or dangers. By introducing your children to some basic back to school safety tips, they become better equipped as they resume this new school term with the knowledge and skills to ensure their own safety even in your absence. (more…)
If you have a toddler who is just starting school, then this is for you. For every parent, the first day your child goes to school be it day-care, preschool or kindergarten, I can tell you how it feels just before you start feeling it really because I have been there, I have done that as well. It can be fraught with mixed feelings of excitement, nervousness, anticipation and even some sadness (for both of you). Especially the feeling of Releasing your child on their first day of school after you have raised them through four tiring years to the hands of unfamiliar teachers. If you are in this position next week, this one is for you. (more…)
We are about two weeks or less from school resumption. Most parents can’t wait, we are seriously counting down to first day of school. However, before you jump for joy, remember that back to school also means resuming your early morning duties of getting the kids ready for school, packing lunch and loads of homework. To prevent the last-minute hassles and stress, here are a few tips to start getting ready for back to school. (more…)
Are you visiting Houston with your kids? Do you have an idea of places to visit already to give your kids a swell time? Houston’s massive size alone can make the task of finding fun activities for your little ones quite daunting. However, with your willingness to give your child a wow experience, you’ll find plenty of entertaining options.
See these wonderful places in Houston you might want to put into consideration if you ever plan to visit the united states with your kids within the last few days of the holidays. (more…)
As parents, one of our greatest fear is not being able to protect our children. However, this fear has led to us to being overprotective. Gone are the days of using public transport or walking to school, supermarket, your friend’s house. Today, most of our children are driven everywhere for fear of getting lost, mugged or kidnapped. The downside to our “over protection” is we are training children who are “ajebutter”. Children who increasingly when left on their own might not be able to protect themselves and make wise decisions depending on what situation they find themselves. (more…)
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…)