Tips To Make Your Kid More Organized

unduhan (77)1. It’s ‘easier’ (and not easy) to amend your child’s body-clock than trying to make him stick to routine, so let’s put easier things first on our goal list. The simplest part is regulating his hunger timings. While lunch break in school will do half of the trick, regulate his snacks, dinner and breakfast time. Serve each meal on a fixed time so his hunger timings are regulated. Welcoming him after school with a tasty energetic snack can be a great start.

2. The next and the biggest hurdle is the bed time. There will always be distractions, but don’t allow a flexibility of more than 30 minutes on weekdays. Put your foot down if need be and create a lights out environment. Rest assured that the resistance won’t last a month and your baby would start to yawn before you could drag him to bed.

3. Introduce your child to a day-planner or if you are not a gadget fan then stick to traditional timetables. Put reminders for important dates and paper submissions, keeping scope for sufficient action time; coax your child into action accordingly. He will be pleased with himself as he would be appreciated at school for never missing out any test dates or submissions. That is the time when he will begin to act without your efforts.

4. Get an agenda book or ask him to use his school diary for writing his tasks and not just complains and holiday notices. Make it mandatory to list all homework assignments, submissions, and tests date wise even if he can remember. Check what he has got on his plate for the day and help him manage his time. This is an important lesson for life: document things before they become a clutter.

5. This entire ordeal is useless if you would have to turn the whole house upside down to find the drawing book. So, make a special school zone in your home where things are orderly arranged and absolutely nothing from school stuff should be found anywhere else. Allot a different corner and separate closet. Use labels, sticky notes, and color codes liberally to keep things sorted. Help your child keep it arranged till he learns to do that himself.

6. Help your child remember things he should bring back home for the day as he leaves in a hurry. Ask him to divide his locker or desk drawer in two halves: left part may have things he wants to take back and right part will have those he doesn’t need.

7. Get together in the school zone prior to retiring for the day and sort out the stuff for the next day. Notice if he has kept things correctly and guide him if he hasn’t. It will help him take things he need for the next day, keep things organized for him, and will be easier for you to monitor his daily activities. Moreover, a daily supervised reshuffling is much better than cleaning an entire week’s clutter.

8. Finally, don’t fixate on these tips tyrannically. Make them an easy going part of your life and not an ordeal. Remember, that there’ just one childhood and there’s an entire lifespan for him to take stress and get busy.

Help Your Child Flourish With Early Learning

unduhan (76)Early age of 1 to 5 yrs. is considered to be an important phase for a child’s development. It is during this time that what a child is taught becomes helpful in the later part of their lives. It is therefore critical that parent’s time should mostly be utilized in helping improve the cognitive skills of a child. But times as they are now, most parents are pre-occupied with their work and fail to give the necessary attention to their children, this however is understandable from a parent’s perspective, but it is critical to engage your child with developmental activities as well.

Parents that are pre-occupied with their work 24×7 can always send their child to a good early education center. A good early education center can help your child partake in developmental activities and help increase the cognitive skills of a child. On the off chances you do find time out of your busy schedule you might still want to consider placing your child in an early education center, here are some reasons as to why to rely on a professional for the development of your child.

1. Institutions that specialize in offering good cognitive skills are professionals and experienced in offering an environment for a child’s positive development.

2. These institutions offer a child with a beautiful and fun learning environment that can help your child flourish.

3. A child is made available with a healthy interactive environment that can help a child better in socializing.

4. These institutions encourage children with curiosity.

5. This might be known to all but is still ignored by many, skills taught to us in early age later acts as an important factor in the learning process.

6. Learning and skills offered by these institutions will develop as we grow.

7. Children who have had the privilege of being in these institutions find it quite easy to adjust.

As you may have noticed, as a parent, there are some things that you have control over and can offer your child with it but then, there are a lot of things that a professional institution can offer which you, just can’t. In addition to the above mentioned benefits, child care centers have the latest technological equipment’s that can help make learning more fun and interesting. If you are planning to send your child to an educational center you might want to consider leaving your child’s development in the hands of a professional institution.

 

Is a Boarding School Really a Good Option for Your Childs Future

unduhan (75)Gaining admittance into a Swiss boarding school isn’t easy. A lot of preparation is required to ensure the best chances of success. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

1. Work with a boarding schools placements consultant.

You want a consultancy company or an expert specializing in Swiss boarding schools and international placements. Aside from helping you choose the most suitable school, these consultants can also help your child gain admission. Selecting and getting into some of the best schools in Switzerland certainly becomes easier with the help of a professional, who can guide you to the right facility that meets your requirements and expectations in terms of curriculum, method of teaching, facilities, and even tuition.

2. Submit the application way ahead of the deadline.

It might take you some time to complete your admissions folder, so start early and submit all the required documents in advance. An educational consultant can help you with this. The admission staffs of Swiss boarding schools are likely to appreciate the promptness and care you will show to complete the application files as soon as you can. The earlier you submit, the earlier they can begin the review process.

3. Seek and submit recommendation forms early.

You will likely need two to three recommendation forms from your child’s current teachers. Request them early. A week before the due date is too late; it’s also discourteous to rush the teachers. Thoughtful recommendations take time to complete properly. Give the teachers as much time as possible.

4. Practice and hire a tutor.

It’s a good idea to hire a tutor should your child need extra help. Buy the practice materials early, so your child can begin practicing for admissions testing ahead of others. While it’s not the only factor considered, your child’s admissions test scores indicate his or her level of learning to date, and how well he or she is likely to perform at the Swiss boarding school you are eyeing.

5. Iron out financial aids in advance.

Do you have concerns about the tuition? If you don’t think you can afford the entire amount, it’s best to look for financial grants and scholarships ahead of time. Waiting until the last minute is never a good idea-especially when it comes to seeking financial aid. Grant and scholarship decisions are typically made separately from admission decisions. There is limited funding for aid, so you should adhere to the deadlines scrupulously of you don’t want to risk having your request turned down.

 

How to Build Your Childs Interest in Reading

unduhan (74)Given the hi-tech gadgets a child has access to today, it is a real challenge to get children to even open a book. If they are not watching television, they are either engrossed in an internet video game or are jabbing away at the tiny keys on their cell phone. Reading is important because it enhances language skills building a child’s comprehension ability and vocabulary. It also promotes visual development and verbal skills. Additionally, reading provides us with different lenses through which we can examine our everyday lives.

So, if your child is not reading enough, he is missing out on something very crucial. This how-to article lists the different tricks you can use to spark an interest in reading. Although our focus is children, you can apply a few of the tips to yourself too.

  • Reading Time –

It should start with reserving some time for the reading ritual. It is true it’s hard to find time, but it can be as little as 10-15 minutes. Do it every day. The best time to read to a child is before bedtime as both you and your child are relaxed. Your child will continue this habit even as he grows older.

  • Lead by example –

It has been noted that children who liked reading had either of their parents as readers. If your child sees you reading something, a novel or a newspaper and realizes that you enjoy it, he will likely take to reading voluntarily, out of curiosity. Hence, the best way to get your child to start reading is to start reading yourself.

  • Create the right reading environment –

At home or in school, the reading corner should be a bright and quiet place. It should be a place with the least distractions. It should also have comfortable seating arrangements. Do not lie down and read unless you read at bedtime. If you do not have such a reading corner, create one. Avoid reading with the television on or with any music playing in the background. It distracts the child and causes him to lose interest.

  • Involve your child in the story reading sessions –

If your child is big and knows how to read, a good way to conduct the reading session is to have your child read to you instead of you reading to them. Be patient and listen to him. This sort of encouragement will not only inculcate a healthy reading habit but will also build confidence when it comes to speaking.

Besides allowing your child to read, you can make them participate in various other ways. For instance, instead of reading the story from cover to cover, you can ask questions in between or let them complete certain sections of the story using their imagination.

  • Let your child pick books –

Stock your library with interesting reading material according to your child’s age group. Give them the liberty to choose a book they would like to read or have read to them. You can keep adding new books to the shelf as your child picks up the habit and becomes clear about his interests.

When trying to cultivate a reading habit in your children, it is important to remember that each child learns at a different rate. Hence, give your child enough time to develop an affinity for reading; don’t push it on them.