It’s a true story of a friend’s child(female) who is now a young girl. It’s never been narrated to anyone however it’s eye opening. I am narrating in my friend’s words. ” I am social person and I love to meet people around my neighbourhood and even in my office. I have tried to instill […]
Reading books to your kids is the best gift you can give them . We all know the importance of reading to our children. But the question is why this is so important.
When my older one was just two he was not speaking enough words he was hardly speaking five words. So his speech was delayed and we did attend few sessions of speech therapy.
But numerous times we were told to read him books. So I started doing that . Every night I used to read him a story and we do that every single night. It helped him enormously with speech development and he got better on his own.
I love reading books to my kids not only it helps them with the speech thing it has many benefits such as
1. Helps with the Vocabulary:
Reading books aloud to kids is the easiest way to help them grasp as many words as possible. you might not notice the change in the vocabulary anytime soon but it does works and when they start making stories of their own you will see them using all the words you once read them.
2. Improves Imagination and Creativity:
It is so fascinating what a book can do in your child’s brain. It opens up new doors of imagination and creativity. Whenever I read a new book to my son that night he comes up with his own version of same story which much more addition of his own. It always makes me wonder how can he think like that . I know exactly how: The magic of books.
3. Helps you bond with your kids:
When you read books to your children it gives you one on one time with them. You are not distracted and that’s what you really need in the end of the day to be with your kids after a long hectic day.
4. Strong Foundation for School:
By reading books to your kids you are doing them a huge favor. Not only you are helping them grow their imaginations and creativity , you are also laying good foundation for the school years to come. Your child will already be abreast with book reading concept which will be the main thing will they start kindy.
5. Developing Analytical skills:
Reading books open new horizons for the kids. Their brain stores all the information learns how to behave in different situations. They also develop habit of reading which will do wonders for their analytical thinking later in life.
What do you think why reading books to children is important . Let me know your reason 🙂
It was Sunday night , we just had our dinner and I was telling my son to go to sleep as he has school in the morning. He said I am still hungry and was just finishing last piece of his bread. I took that time to quickly cleanup the kitchen. I will do it in five minutes (I thought to myself).
we have a small apartment and open kitchen. so my husband and I were just picking up the dishes, boys were finishing dinner, it was quiet as kids bedtime had started and just then we heard a bang followed by my son crying. From the sound of the cry we both knew something wrong has happened because my son doesn’t cry like this.
I picked him up and hugged him to calm him down so I can see what happened. Then, after few seconds of hugs I saw him and asked what happened. The blood was gushing from his eye. That was horrible I lost my voice as my husband asked me what happened. I just told him with my hand signalling what happened.
The color on his face changed as he rushed towards our son with tissues. I calmed my son and then looked at him. At that point all we know he had a fall from chair and cannot see what happened to the eye.
We Rushed to ER, and after waiting for couple of hours we were told we will have to wait for another five hours to be seen by the doctor and he has a cut which might need to be glued.
We came back from the hospital because we could not spent the night in ER with two kids. In the morning we went to the GP who looked in the eye did some tests and we got lucky. He showed me the scars and those were all on the tips and eye lids which caused that much bleeding to scare the hell out of us. The cut doesn’t need to be glued we just need to keep an eye on him and his symptoms.
We were relieved, but the sad part is we saw the kids vomiting in the ER and some other who needed help but the waiting time was so so long. we knew our son’s case was not that much urgent but still his eyes needed to be looked at. That was sad to see there was not enough arrangements or strategies to handle the situation in the ER which was causing this much delay.
I just hope the HEALTH department can sort the issue sooner than later because we really need more support in this sector.
If you are mom of school going kids you will know how it is like in the morning. Even if you are well prepared a slightest change can blow up and you and your child can be late for school.
My son has started kindy this year which means I am now sending one kid off to school every weekday and it is not fun.
Boys are generally cheeky at least I would like to believe that and I am going to use this as an excuse for my messy home and late comings😂. So in saying that I like to prepare everything the night before and for now I have to wrestle with my five year old to put his uniform and on and apply sunscreen. Good workout in the morning isn’t it ?
So from one mama to another how you can make your school morning smooth :
Prepare lunches the night before
I like to prepare everything the night before although I wake up an hour before kids wake up because my kids are unpredictable and little toddler loving to throw tantrum in the morning.
Make bedtime consistent
It’s super important that your child is well rested and well slept so he can wake up in the morning all fresh. Sleep deprived kid is going to give you hard time in the morning just like us we become grumpy with sleeplessness .
Give your child plenty of time to wake up
I wake up my kid and let him doze off on couch for few minutes. Which means if I want him to be up by 6:45 am I take him out of his bed by 6:30am. He knows it’s school time and usually is fully up by 6:45am. What difference does this make you might wonder. For us it does he gets some time to slowly start his day and wakes up knowing it’s time to get ready which sets the tone of our morning routine. Happy child smooth routine.
Lay everything out the night before
Get everything on a table or couch the bag , uniform, socks ,undies so you don’t have to run in the morning. By doing this your child also knows it’s time to get ready for school.
Leave the little battles
I don’t like to going into a debate with my five year old early in the morning . It will only make him and I cranky. We both have a big day ahead. So let him have in breakfast what he wants other than lollies /chips/biscuits of course. I ask my son what he would like to have . I usually make him pancakes, Parathas, toast with jam. Sometime he likes to eat leftover dinner .
Kiss him goodbye
Don’t forget to say I LOVE YOU, a hug, cuddle, kiss whatever is your thing. I love to tell him that I love him every single morning when he leaves home.
I hope you find this helpful. Let me know how your school mornings are.
When you crave chocolate cake and don’t want to spend tons of time
A very yummy recipie
I had always admired my friends who are baking experts. I only wished to be like them but I know I don’t have such expertise. My interest is in writing and reading not in cooking( with apology). But, to my kids, I am the best cook in this world. Hence, I had to try things in which I can’t be expert; and this has led me to many short cut of cooking hehehe. One I am sharing here. My microwavebrownie or cake or cupcakes, you may name whatever you like.
- Flour(maida) 3/4 cup
- Coco powder 1/2 cup
- Baking powder 1 teaspoon
- Baking Soda 1/2 teaspoon
- Salt one punch
- Egg 2
- Cooking oil 3/4 cup
- Sugar 3/4cup
- Hot water 1/2 cup
Mix Flour, Coco powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in one bowl.
Put oil, sugar, eggs in bowl. Beat for 2minutes. Add all dry ingredients and…
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We all go through the loss. This is the reality of life. But even though we all know we have to go through the pain of losing our parents, it’s extermely painful to go through. There is no right or wrong way to grief.
It was Thursday night, i put my kids to bed. I messaged my brother i am coming to Visit them and booking tickets let me know when you are available. Never in my wildest dreams I thought I will get a reply that will shake my whole world.
My brother’s message:
“Dad is no more“
I read the message and I was in senses enough to come out of my kids room shut their door and burst into tears for quite a long time. I cried and I cried and I cried in my husbands arms. I let go and I allowed myself to be vulnerable because I was so tired of being STRONG.
No I was not strong. I had lost my father and had lost my mother long time ago. I was orphan. I am an adult having kids of my own but that doesn’t change the fact I lost my father.
I flown back to my home country so I can be with my siblings and mourn together and just be there for each other.
The picture above shows how I really feel . I am going to explain in a minute . Do you see the horizon and plain surface and in reality I could see far far away but it’s not the same in the picture . I feel my heart is very similar to this picture .
It’s empty and I can see deep deep inside me. It’s all empty down there . I have a family a very caring husband and two handsome little boys. I am indeed very blessed. But that’s how I feel at this very moment.
I don’t want to pretend or rush my process of grieving. It’s okay to be not okay and I am NOT OKAY!
But I will be because that’s the beauty of time. Time is a great healer . That’s the circle of life we all have to die one day.
I never knew I would be affected this much after my dad’s death. It’s not all bad , I have learnt to stay connected . Make that call, visit your family, make that trip. Life is truly very short you only know when you lose someone.
I have started to appreciate little things in life. I have learnt to appreciate people and let them know you love them one more time , you never know when it would be the last time you see them or they see you. So make this moment count.
I am very saddened to share sudden demise of my beloved father. This is a very short post to request all of you to take a moment and pray for my father by whatever means you can .