Author: Melody Thompson

The Role of Physical Activities in Children’s Learning

Physical activity is known to be beneficial for body development and even to social improvements and learning skills. What about in improving a child’s academic performance? According to a recent report from the Institute of Medicine children who are more active show better attention, can do cognitive processing faster, and have better academic performance based on standardized academic exams, compared to children who are less active. Another research supports the relationship between physical fitness and examination score. In one study, for example, almost 2,000 California schoolchildren who were not qualified as physically fit got lower scores on state standardized...

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Tips to Teach Your Kid’s Nighttime Routine

Teaching your child a predictable nighttime routine will not only bring a number of benefits to your child, it also eases the stress that some families typically experience at nighttime. It helps your child understand and learn to expect what comes next. One of these routines that your child must learn is brushing his teeth. Teach your kid to spit out the extra toothpaste, but don’t rinse with water immediately as the little leftover of toothpaste is good for their teeth. Their teeth can also be flossed once they touch. Take note that the last thing to touch the...

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Learning begins at home

Mother’s are a child’s first educator and they are constantly their throughout the process. Although most family members are influential to a child’s learning, mothers are the ones who play the main role. The home is a child’s place of rest, sleep, play and learning. A child’s learning is not confined in the classroom of a school it can happen during his waking hours even if he is playing. Despite the various learning styles that were categorized by psychologists the mode that a child’s brain is in should be the first consideration in learning. The fundamental tasks of the brain are for survival and seeking love. Every person seeks to be loved this instincts begin at birth and continues on throughout his growth and development. Babies are naturally curious; they have the innate desire to learn everything they can about themselves and the world that surrounds them. Curiosity is the natural state of the brain and a healthy person should operate in this state regardless of age. This state is a person’s learning mode. A person’s learning mode operates majority of the time but once the brain perceive threat it will divert to the protective mode. In this mode, learning is most difficult because all that the brain can concentrate on is either to fight or flight. Thus, to remain open to learning each individual must be in a...

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NetOral Health Must Begin at Home

Parents are the most influential people in a child’s life. They are significant in helping a child maintain overall health. With this, programs to educate mothers and families of the importance of healthy habits and prevention of tooth decay are essential to instill the importance of overall health in a child. In the midst of a parent’s busy schedule and juggling one activity from the other, they have the tendency to overlook the link between their child’s oral health and their overall health in general. Understanding the importance of oral hygiene will enable parents to prevent tooth decay (which currently plagues most children in America) and help their child understand the value of maintaining daily healthy habits. A child’s oral health is closely related to the mother’s oral health the prenatal stage. Studies have shown that periodontal disease can be traced back to preterm labor. Thus, pregnant women should constantly be evaluated for cavities, poor oral hygiene, gingivitis, loose teeth and diet. The family must continually monitor the child’s oral health after birth and must be knowledgeable of the dental and oral milestone of a child. A family dentist or a pediatric dentist can help the family with important information to ensure that the child’s oral and dental health is taken care of. A child must be brought to the dentist by the age of 1 or within 6...

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The Birthday-Party Check List

Regardless of age and theme, these are the must-haves of a memorable birthday party. Guests. Send out the invites three weeks ahead of the party’s date. Make sure the invitation contains all important details the guest’s parents should know. Music.  Prepare the playlist ahead of time. Check that your CD player or iPod is in working condition. If the party is in an outside facility, don’t forget to bring it. A party without music will be boring and besides, how can you play musical chairs without music? Food. Kid’s don’t usually eat much. It is best to keep the...

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