Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Are our Children Being Enslaved by Technology?

I don’t remember the time when I saw high school kids without their technological gadgets; smart phones, tablets, iPads, you name it.

According to a research study, the routine of a kid incorporates up to 45% blue light exposure that radiates from the screens. Some researchers believe that dependence on innovation is debilitating children; they can't perform the easily overlooked details that were once viewed as a typical thing without the use of technology.

There is no unequivocal response to the inquiry whether the innovation is weakening our children, nonetheless, it is sure that our youngsters are not as dynamic as our guardians used to be or as we used to be the point at which we were children. It would not be right to say that sooner rather than later, we will be much more subject to the innovation as we are today. Here is a rundown of things that get affected by the increased use of technology:

  • Attention/focus: Children who invest an excessive amount of energy in the sofa, after some time, lose their capacity to focus or center.
  • Social aptitudes: As kids invest more energy before the portable workstation screens and PDAs, they lose their capacity to associate with other kids. Research demonstrates that kids who invest more energy inside as opposed to using it with an organized open air recreational hardware are more inclined to social issues who invest additional time outside.
  • Language aptitudes: Another real thing that children endure the most is the dialect expertise of the tyke. At the point when the kids play around in a commercial playground, they take in the non-verbal communication and connect with their peers. Technology takes that away.
Are your kids completely enslaved by technology? What steps do you take to make sure that they stay active? Share your opinion with us through our comment section below.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Those 45 Minutes of Recess: Are They Any Good?

As soon as the bell rings, a wave of thrill runs through the drained students who have probably waiting for that bell all day. Recess holds a significant position in school life, but is it as important as we think it is? And, most importantly, how much of a break is necessary; does the 30-45 minute general break is enough for the day?

Research suggests that recess gives tykes a cerebral rest that allows them to retain the information that they have garnered all day in class. In addition, the brief period of rest also allows them to digest the information; children understand what they learned in class better if they have time to process all the information. During recess children not only get to free themselves of academic stress, but also get the chance to enrich their creativity through school playground equipment and other play structures.

So are those 45 minutes good enough? Researchers suggest that the 45 minutes are more than enough, but children could use a couple of more minutes. Most research suggests that children who have longer break periods retain and process more than the kids who do not utilize the break period. It is extremely crucial for children to make the most out of their break. There is a certain kind of joy attached to the outdoor playground equipment that cannot be garnered through any other activity, not even the P.E. class.

On average, a child needs to have at least 60-85 minute of active play per day. Your child will not necessarily get that from the school break, so make sure that at home he gets ample time to participate in active play. The most common forms of active play include imaginative play and various forms of unstructured play.

Got any thoughts on the above subject? Share your opinion with us through our comment section below.

Friday, 11 December 2015

Get off the Couch with these 5 Fun Family Games


Kids and grown-ups who despise development based exercises love to spend their free hours on the couch, in front of the TV. Generally, there is nothing wrong with having a relaxed evening on the couch, but an excessive amount of lounge chair unwinding can prompt horde infirmities, including coronary illness. Play gears, like outdoor playground equipment, have lost their significance in this period of cell phones and tablets. In this article, I have recorded probably the most energizing get-off-the-love seat physical amusements that can offer you some assistance with getting fit as a crew. Along these lines, here we go!

1. Be the Crab

As the name proposes, the diversion includes the capacity of youngsters to stroll in distinctive troublesome positions, like a crab. To start with, you instruct your kid how to walk like a crab with hands and feet on the floor. The following part is to alter a bean sack or a pad on a youngster's back as he figures out how to walk like a crab over the room. On the off chance that he neglects to convey the cushion to the next corner of the room securely, he comes up short.

2. Get the Sock in the Bowl

Here’s something that will offer more recreation than a commercial playground equipment. For this diversion, put a dish in each room and give each player a moved up sock. Have the players stay in the door and endeavor to get their sock into the dish/bowl. As each player scores, he advances to the accompanying room. Keep a score board and appreciate a family-fun diversion.

3. The Rhyme Game

This amusement requires an arrangement of wooden squares, seats or stools to make a round pathway. The target of the diversion is to begin state and have the members rhyme that expression while they finish the pathway without touching the ground.

4. What Animal Are You?

Record the names of diverse creatures and dream animals on distinctive bits of paper and drop them in a bowl. Have one player select paper and act the animal without making any stable. Alternate players need to think about what sort of animal it is. In the event that they neglect to figure, they lose.

5. Act Out the Tune or Guess the Tune with a Dance

This is a standout among-st the most fascinating recreations for all the relatives. In this diversion, you pick a musical instrument and play a tune for the players (or youngsters). The players need to showcase the tune keeping in mind the end goal to win. On the off chance that they neglect to figure and showcase the tune, they lose.

Indoor games play a key role in children’s psychological and physical development. In addition, they allow you to bond well with your children. What is your favorite game that you like to play with your kids? Share your favorite game with us through our comment section below.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Philip Pullman and the Exciting Quotes for a Handful Inspiration

Not every written word has the power to inspire you and help you achieve motivation that is required for the procurement of success in every walk of life. I believe a great deal in quotes and their power to invoke creativity in both adults and children. Below is a set of most famous Philip Pullman quotes that are must read for your children. Scroll below to get inspired:

“We don’t need a list of rights and wrongs, tables of dos and don’ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou shall not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever.”
― Philip Pullman

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”
― Philip Pullman

“You cannot change what you are, only what you do.”
― Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass

“I stopped believing there was a power of good and a power of evil that were outside us. And I came to believe that good and evil are names for what people do, not for what they are.”
― Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass

 “I write almost always in the third person, and I don't think the narrator is male or female anyway. They're both, and young and old, and wise and silly, and sceptical and credulous, and innocent and experienced, all at once. Narrators are not even human - they're sprites.”
― Philip Pullman

“People are too complicated to have simple labels.”
― Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass

“All the history of human life has been a struggle between wisdom and stupidity.”
― Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass

“I told him I was going to betray you, and betray Lyra, and he believed me because I was corrupt and full of wickedness; he looked so deep I felt sure he'd see the truth. But I lied too well. I was lying with every nerve and fiber and everything I'd ever done...I wanted him to find no good in me, and he didn't. There is none.”
― Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass

“There's a hunger for stories in all of us, adults too. We need stories so much that we're even willing to read bad books to get them, if the good books won't supply them.”
― Philip Pullman

“Iorek Byrnison: Can is not the same as must.
Lyra Silvertongue: But if you must and you can, then there's no excuse.”
― Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass

“You speak of destiny as if it was fixed.”
― Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass

“I have stolen ideas from every book I have ever read.”
― Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass

“I am a strong believer in the tyranny, the dictatorship, the absolute authority of the writer.”
― Philip Pullman

 “Children are not less intelligent than adults; what they are is less informed.”
― Philip Pullman

 “Every little increase in human freedom has been fought over ferociously between those who want us to know more and be wiser and stronger, and those who want us to obey and be humble and submit.”
― Philip Pullman, The Subtle Knife

 “If you want something you can have it, but only if you want everything that goes with it, including all the hard work and the despair, and only if you're willing to risk failure. ”
― Philip Pullman, Clockwork

“We shouldn't live as if [other worlds] mattered more than this life in this world, because where we are is always the most important place.”
― Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass

 “And I came to believe that good and evil are names for what people do, not for what they are. All we can say is that this is a good deed, because it helps someone or that's an evil one because it hurts them. People are too complicated to have simple labels.”
― Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass

“So Lyra and her daemon turned away from the world they were born in, and looked toward the sun, and walked into the sky.”
― Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass

Picked your favorite? Share your favorite Philip Pullman quote with us through our comment section below.

Monday, 7 December 2015

When Children Become Impossible, Should You Lose Your Rag?

Life with a 3-year-old is not exactly what you would call a walk in the park. In fact, it is nowhere near anything like the walk in the park. Don’t get me wrong, it is amazing to have a toddler; they are an absolute bundle of joy. However, sometimes these little, fragile daisies can turn into nerve wrecking monsters, and I mean like they can really piss the shit out of you. I cannot even begin to imagine the life of a mother who handles 2-3 children. I mean just imagine the rumpus she would have to deal with on the daily basis. I just get to take 3-year-old niece to her favorite playground so she can play with her favorite outdoor playground equipment once in a while and that makes my head spin. Anyway, as parents and caregivers to children, we have to do our best to make sure that children get to have the best possible learning that aids in their cognitive and physical development, but, what to do if the kids are making our job impossible? This blog discusses how moms and dads can stay calm when children make things hard.

Why Children React the Way They React?

The first and the foremost thing for every parent and child caregiver to understand is the children’s behavior in certain situations. There are certain things to which children react the worse, and their certain things that calm the monster in them. Now what are those two sets of things. To understand these two sets of things, you have to understand your child. Play on the commercial playground equipment or hang around in the backyard, whatever you can do to spend more time with kids. You have to learn more about your child and that is only possible when you spend enough time with him. I know what you are thinking; kids can create hell for some parents. To cheer you up about parenting in those tough times, here are some of the quotes on parenting that you must read:

God put us here to prepare this place for the next generation. That's our job. Raising children and helping the community, that's preparing for the next generation.
Dikembe Mutombo

I think that enduring, committed love between a married couple, along with raising children, is the most noble act anyone can aspire to. It is not written about very much.
Nicholas Sparks

Women are, in my view, natural peacemakers. As givers and nurturers of life, through their focus on human relationships and their engagement with the demanding work of raising children and protecting family life, they develop a deep sense of empathy that cuts through to underlying human realities.
Daisaku Ikeda

Perhaps the soundest advice for parents is: Lighten up. People have been raising children for approximately as long as there have been people.
George Will

Raising children is a creative endeavor, an art rather than a science.
Bruno Bettelheim

So should you lose yourself when children make it hard for you? Absolutely not. Be patient with them, there’s always a polite way to reinforce a certain behavior in children. Positive and negative reinforcement can go a long way in helping kids tame their behavior.

Monday, 30 November 2015

Ready for Some Inspiration? Read Play Time Quotes for Children

Teach your kids the best Quotes taken out of Favorite Children Books

Every child has his own way to connect to its inner self and outdoor playground equipment, storybooks and good company help children connect to their inner self. Children love quotes, especially the ones that come from their favorite story books. In this post, I have decided to collect one of the best inspirational quotes from famous children’s books.

The Lion and the Mouse

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."


"It has been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. My mom says some days are like that."


"'Why did you do all this for me?' he asked. 'I don't deserve it. I've never done anything for you.'
'You have been my friend,' replied Charlotte. 'That in itself is a tremendous thing.'"


"One day I gave Clifford a bath. And I combed his hair and took him to the dog show. I'd like to say Clifford won first prize...but he didn't. I don't care. You can keep all your small dogs. You can keep all your black, white, brown, and spotted dogs. I'll keep Clifford...Wouldn't you?"


"'You must be a friend,' said Corduroy. 'I've always wanted a friend.'
'Me too,' said Lisa, and gave him a big hug."


"Frog said, 'I wrote 'Dear Toad, I am glad that you are my best friend. Your best friend, Frog.'

'Oh,' said Toad, 'that makes a very good letter.'
Then Frog and Toad went out onto the front porch to wait for the mail. They sat there, feeling happy together."


 "'I don't need very much now,' said the boy, 'just a quiet place to sit and rest. I am very tired.'

'Well,' said the tree, straightening herself up as much as she could, "well, an old stump is good for sitting and resting. Come, Boy, sit down. Sit down and rest.'
And the boy did. And the tree was happy."


"We be of one blood, ye and I."


"When they've finished reading, Olivia's mother gives her a kiss and says, 'You know, you really wear me out. But I love you anyway.'
And Olivia gives her a kiss back and says, 'I love you anyway too.'"


(Also known as Peter Pan or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up.)

"You know that place between sleep and awake, the place where you can still remember dreaming? That's where I'll always love you. That's where I'll be waiting."


"The Rainbow Fish shared his scales left end right. And the more he gave away, the more delighted he became. When the water around him filled with glimmering scales, he at last felt at home among the other fish."


"And for all I know he is sitting there still, under his favorite cork tree, smelling the flowers just quietly. He is very happy."


"Mr. Duncan put the Maggie Pebble in an iron safe. Some day they may want to use it, but really, for now, what more could they wish for? They had all that they wanted."


"'Real isn't how you are made,' said the Skin Horse. 'It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.'"


"'But what I like doing best is Nothing," said Christopher Robin.

'How do you do Nothing?' asked Pooh, after he has wondered for a long time.
'Well, it's when people call out at you just as you're going off to do it, What are you going to do, Christopher Robin, and you say, Oh, nothing, and then you go and do it.'"

Why quotes matter?

Are you inspired yet? This may actually prove to be better than the fancy commercial playground equipment that your children get to hang around every evening. According to research studies, quotes play a great role in inspiring children and ingenuity in their attitude. Bedtime stories and inspirational quotes do more than just inspire kids, they also help empower children’s imagination and aid in helping them understand the world around them better.

Do you use quotes to inspire kids? Share your opinion with us through our comment section below and let us know what you think about the subject matter.