Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Early to bed early to rise


As it is always said 'EARLY TO BED EARLY TO RISE MAKES A PERSON HEALTHY WEALTHY AND WISE' It is very important for a child to go to bed early so that he/she doesn't face any problem in getting early for school.
Here are some ways by which you can help your child sleep at proper time at night. 
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-Having a consistent bedtime routine can be useful in giving the child cues that sleep time is coming. There are likely things that you do each night before bed, such as putting on pajamas, brushing teeth, reading bedtime story, nursing or rocking, and so on. Try to do those things in the same order to help your child understand what is coming next and learn to calm down through that process.


-Children need time to calm down and prepare for sleep. Create a calming environment during the bedtime routine. For example, turn off any bright lights you can switch on dim light. Television and loud noises should be turned off at least an hour before bedtime. You can build a massage time in the bed time routine.

-Lots of Fresh Air and Exercise is the single most important factor in determining how well your child will sleep at night. Let your kids go out and play as much as as they can. You can also increase the number of hours your children play outside, for example if your child is playing for two hours outside let them play for 3-4 hours. Take your child out to gardens, play with them, let them play on swings, go on several short trips, find places where they can do exercises. Our kids need that exercise and fresh air anyways, it is a good thing. It will help them in sleeping and also good for their health and keep your child strong.


-Diet play another role in your child's sleeping routine. But if you want to have a good sleeping pattern for your child then you must say no to food items like foods high in sugar, artificial colouring, preservatives, foods high in protein etc. Now Its time to replace these food items with those who promote good sleep like fruits, vegetables and whole grains.


-Reading bedtime stories to your kids is another way to make them sleep. Reading always helps in sleeping better. A story before bed makes for a peaceful transition from waking to sleep.

-The color that is painted on the walls will influence mood, thoughts and emotions. For the most soothing sleeping environment, choose a color that evokes calmness and relaxation in your child’s bedroom. The color plays an important role in your child's room. The colors like red, yellow, orange are very vibrant, they shows power and feeling of excitement. These colors indicate strength, power, excitement, joy. The bedroom should have the calm and cool colors like blue, brown, green white.. These colors are soothing and calm and helps us sleep faster. They lower the body temperature, relaxes our mind and body.




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Monday, 14 November 2016

Is your child going to school for the first time?


Starting school can be a difficult time for children. Every child is hesitant to go somewhere new and see people he/she has never met before. Here are some helpful ways to prepare your child for the first day of school. For parents of young kids, back to school often goes hand in hand with cries of "Mommy, don't go!" Whether your child's going to school for the very first time, or returning after a summer of days at home, there are bound to be a few growing pains. Here are some tips for parents on how to prepare for the day and make things easier for all of you.


-Let your child know what his schedule will be like. Tell your child what time school begins and ends each day. Wake them up according to the time in the morning. Also, help them wake a little early so that they feel comfortable in getting ready and go to school with happy faces.


-Ask your child about her feelings -- both the excitement and the concerns -- about starting school. Talk to your child.


-Visit the school with your child to see his classroom and meet his teachers before school officially starts.

-Point out the positive aspects of starting school. It will be fun and your child can make new friends.



-Leave a note in your child's lunchbox that will remind him you're thinking of him while he's at school.

-Reassure your child that if any problems arise at school, you will be there to help resolve them.

-Try to have your child meet a classmate before the first day of school so she will already have a friend when school starts. Find some friendly faces at school.

-Arrange for your child to walk to school or ride together on the bus with another kid in the neighborhood.

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Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Exercise plays an important role in everyone's life, be it a child or an adult. Everyday do some fun exercises with your child to make them fit and healthy. Try out these activities with your kids to make exercise time more fun and interesting. All exercises should be done under the supervision of the parents. 













Sunday, 6 November 2016

Making kids do their age appropriate chores at house


For Parents kids will always remain kids no matter how older they get. Every parent love to do their kid's work and feed them even if they are capable of doing it on their own. It may create problem for them and that is unwillingness to do any work. It will make lazy.
Here are some tips that can be helpful in this regard-

-START YOUNG

Do not think that kids are too little to do any household chores. Toddlers can perform simple tasks like putting back their toys in place after playing. Give them simple tasks so that can complete it and also help you in the household works.


-LET THEM HELP

Invite children to help you in the work and let them learn that it is a teamwork and it has to be done together. It ill help you spend time with them and lesson for them to do household chores and search for the things.


-SHOW THEM THE WAY

Demonstrate and explain them how to complete small tasks. Show them the place where the things belong to. 

-PRAISE THEM

Praise them by repeating the chores that they have performed, so that it doesn't let them feel like work.

-DO NOT HAVE HIGH EXPECTATION

When a kid does home chore, it may not be to your level of perfection. Do not criticise. Recognise their efforts and the completion of tasks.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Cooking with Kids

The cute little fingers can surprisingly be good in the kitchen. So put on the chef's cap, rolled up the sleeves for cooking fun with your kids.Here are some easy recipes that your kids can cook BUT under the supervision of the parents.#kids #jugnukids #kidsparenting


VEGGIE PINWHEEL

Prep time: 10 minutes

Ingredients
4  tortillas
3/4 cup light cream cheese
1 small cucumber, peeled and sliced thin
cottage cheese
2 medium tomatoes, sliced thin

Instructions
1. Arrange the tortillas on a cutting board. Spread each with about 3 tablespoons cream cheese, then top with cucumber, cottage cheese and tomato slices.
2. Roll up each tortilla, pressing down firmly as you go. Place wraps, seam side down, on a cutting board and cut each into 4 sections.

You can use of other vegetables also to make veggie pinwheel more tasty.

Warning
This should be done under the supervision of the parents. Do not leave your kid alone in the kitchen.



STRAWBERRY PIZZA

Prep time: 10 minutes

Ingredients
1 package baked sugar cookies
1/4 cup strawberry jelly
12 Tbs light strawberry cream cheese
6 large ripe strawberries, chopped

Instructions
1. Heat jelly in a small pot over low heat until liquefied, about 2 minutes. Set aside to cool.
2. Spread each cookie with 1/2 Tbs cream cheese, and top with chopped strawberries. Brush melted jelly on top.

Other fruits like kiwi or grapes can be used for garnishing.

Warning
Kids should make it under the supervision of parents. Do not leave your kid alone in the kitchen.



JELLY SHAKE


Prep time: 10 minutes

Ingredients
2 cups milk
1 banana
2 tablespoon peanut butter
2 tablespoons jam and jelly
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
pack of munchini

Instructions
1. Place all the ingredients in the blender.
2. Blend for 3minutes, untill smoothen.

While serving put 2 munchini sticks and serve cold.

Warning
Blender should be used with the help of parents only. Kids should make it under the supervision of parents. Do not leave your kids alone in the kitchen.




Friday, 4 November 2016

ROAD SAFETY FOR KIDS

ROAD SAFETY FOR YOUR CHILD




Road Safety is another important thing to teach your kids. The rules and regulations of the road and traffic should be taught to kids at the young age only. So that when they grow older they will follow all the rules and it will become their habit to follow the traffic rules. It is important for the children to know about the road safety rules and regulations.

-Know Your Signals

Help your kid learn about the traffic lights and signs, and what each color indicates.
Green means ‘go’: Only when the signal turns ‘green’, vehicles move ahead.
Red means to ‘stop’: When the signal turns red, all the vehicles have to stop.
Yellow means to slow down: When the signal turns yellow, vehicles should slow down and prepare to stop.
The ‘Walk’ or a walking man symbol at intersections are for pedestrians. Cross the road only if these signs turn green. But look to the left and right to ensure no vehicles are approaching.
Never cross the road if the sign says ‘Don’t Walk’ or if the walking man symbol turns red.
Sometimes a hand symbol is used instead of the walking man or ‘Walk’ signals. Tell your kid about that too. If there are other symbols for pedestrians, you should make it a point to let them know. Gradually, teach your children about the other essential traffic signals they should know.

-Stop, Look, And Cross

Your child may have to walk to school or the bus stop and back. They may only have to cross the street after the school bus drops them off. Even if they don’t, they may have to cross the street to get to a friend’s house or a neighbor’s. Whatever the case is, you should teach your kids to cross the road safely. Always look for signals and use the pedestrian crossing to cross the road. 
In the absence of such markings. 
Here is what you should do:
-Look to your right and then to the left to see if there are any approaching vehicles.
-If yes, wait for the vehicle to pass and then cross the road.
-Never cross at bends.
-Never cross between stationary vehicles.
-Adults should always accompany children aged less than six and hold their hand when crossing the street.

-Pay Attention 

Teach your kids that they may not always be able to see an oncoming vehicle, especially if they are standing near a bend. Therefore, they should listen to know if a vehicle is approaching. Cars and other vehicles on the road often use the “horn” at bends and at unmanned intersections to indicate that they are nearing. Tell your children that If they hear a horn, stop and look to the left and right to see if any vehicle is approaching. Listen for engine sounds nearby to know if there is a moving vehicle – explain how a loud noise indicates the vehicle is nearby, and a faint sound means it is away.

-Don’t Run On Roads

Children may not always have patience and may tend to run across the street to get to the other side. They may also run along the road in your neighborhood while playing. Tell your kids never to run across or along the road. Children can get distracted easily and leave their guardian’s hand to run or sprint away. Teach your kids to stay calm on the road and never to run or sprint.

-Always Use Sidewalks

Teach your kids to use the sidewalk when walking on the road. Set an example for them by using the walking paths yourself. Whether it is a busy street or not, encourage your kid to use the sidewalk to stay safe on the road.

-Crossroads and Pedestrian Crossing

Kids have a tendency just to sprint across the street, anywhere they like. That can be dangerous as passing vehicles do not slow down unless there is a signal or a crossroad. Tell your kids to cross only at an intersection and use the pedestrian crossing. If they are in a small neighborhood where there is no crossroad or marked crossing, they should follow the rules mentioned above. Lessons on pedestrian safety for kids are important and should be included in school curriculum as well.

-Never Stick Hands Outside The Vehicle

Kids tend to put their hands out of the school bus even when it is moving. Some of them may even put their head out to look back and wave. This is common with students taking the school bus. It may seem like a fun idea but sticking hands or head out of a moving vehicle can be highly dangerous. If children are not careful, they could be hit by vehicles approaching from the opposite direction.

-Never Cross Road At Bends

Bends are the blind spots for motorists. When you cross at a bend, you do not give the vehicle drivers enough time to spot you and stop the car. Tell your kid never to cross at a bend as that can increase the chances of them getting hurt.

-Staying Safe On A Bicycle

If you have an older kid who rides his bike to school or around the neighborhood, make sure he is aware of and follows the following cycling rules to stay safe on the road:
-Always wear a helmet when riding a bike.
-Check if the bicycle is in working condition before using it – check for breaks and light, if using at night.
-Always use the bicycle lane. In its absence, ride the bike on extreme right or left side (whichever is right in your country) of the road and move along with traffic. Keep your eyes and ears open to make way for larger and faster vehicles behind you.
-Always use a light in areas with poor visibility and at night, to be easily noticed by motorists.
-Do not allow kids to ride a cycle on busy streets without parental supervision.

-Staying Safe Inside A Moving Vehicle

In a moving car, you can make sure that your kid is safe with the help of a car seat or seat belts. To see that they are safe in a moving vehicle without you, make sure they learn and follow these simple rules:
-Never stand inside a moving vehicle, especially a school bus or van.
-Students should not move around inside a moving school bus.
-Stay seated and hold on to the hard rail inside the bus for support, until the vehicle comes to a stop.
-Do not put any part of the body outside the window of a moving vehicle.

-Always Get Out At The Curb Side

If your kid takes the school bus every day, help them remember these safety tips:
-Start early and be on time to avoid running for the bus.
-Always stand in the queue when boarding and alighting the bus.
-Always get off the curb side when getting off a car or the bus to prevent being an obstruction to the other vehicles on the road.

-Be Seen, Stay Safe

Dressing in black may be a bad idea when you want to walk at night. It is important that vehicle drivers notice you if you want to stay safe. To be seen:
-Wear light colored clothes or reflective material when walking or biking at night.
-Wear bright clothes during the day.
-Wave your hand if you want to indicate your presence to an incoming vehicle.


-Don’t Rush

Children can get excited and rush in an attempt to get to a place or meet someone. That can be dangerous. 
Teach your kids to:
-Not rush when getting into or off a vehicle as it can be hazardous.
-Not get distracted or suddenly drag the parent or guardian in a particular direction as this can throw the adult off guard.
-Stay calm and do not rush when walking on the street.
-Not open the car doors suddenly as they can get into a habit of opening the doors only after you say so.
-Do not play in the bus bay or on the roads.