There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.
~ Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
We were watching a couple of our grandsons last week. I was working in the other room. It was quiet where they were–sometimes a dangerous sign. When I walked in, however, there was our 10-year-old grandson totally immersed in a book. I love that sight!
I subbed in a class recently in which one of the punishments was to write a certain sentence over and over…I don’t remember how many times.
I really disagree with such a punishment. It makes writing an unpleasant thing, something to be avoided.
Surely there are other ways to discipline.
Helping children develop a love of music is synonymous with developing creativity.
This article gives some great ways to encourage a love for music in children:
1. Listen to music.
2. Move to music.
3. Listen to rhymes and sing songs.
4. Learn and play with music toys.
5. Make homemade musical instruments.
6. Read books about music.
7. Do music-related crafts and activities.
8. Take a music class/lessons.
9. Attend live musical performances.
10. Let them make noise.
11. Learn about instruments.
Creativity is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what no one else has thought.
~ Albert Einstein
I received notification today that Charly James had posted one of my Grandma Bubbles Books on her Google+ page. Thank you, Charly, for helping to get the word out about this series of books that help make reading fun and intriguing for beginning readers. Here’s the link:
I’m a substitute teacher. Yesterday I subbed in a sixth grade class. When I was faced with the challenge of filling some extra time, I invited the students to play charades. We divided into groups of four and each group was instructed to pick one of their favorite books and then think of a way of acting it out so that the class could guess which book they had chosen.
The room erupted into enthusiastic chatting, giggles, shrieks and movement. It was delightful to watch them practicing their little acts–and then to watch the “performances.” Each person was involved and engaged. What fun!
The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love and of generosity and of goodness. It illuminates the picture window of the soul, and we look out upon the world’s busy life and become more interested in people than in things.
~ Thomas S. Monson