From Preschool to Kindergarten

It is time for SUMMER BREAK and I know parents, as much as children are ready for SUMMER FUN. Well, although summer means taking a break from the daily routine of school work and school-related things, I am a true believer in mixing learning with fun. Yes, you can have fun and learn at the same time, and it is my goal to make transitioning your child from Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten into Kindergarten painless.  This is an exciting time.  Your child entering Kindergarten and gaining independence along the way is a great reward. I have some tips and activities that will help you…

Kindergarten Readiness, 5 ways to prepare your child for Kindergarten

Most times when Christmas break approaches parents of preschoolers and Pre-k children began to wonder if their child will be ready for Kindergarten, in the fall. It is not premature to think about the readiness of your child, and how much more time is needed to prepare them for SCHOOL. It is a nightmare that every parent faces, unless you are that parent that has a child who adapts in any and every situation. Kudos to you and your nice life. To everyone else I know that anxiety. I have a large family so I did not think about how…

5 Ways to Encourage Diversity in Your Household

  In my household it is very important to show my children diversity in everything that we do.  Most times when this task is left up to society, a culture gets lost and stereotypes are created and assumptions are made, which most times can trigger hidden racism. Children are exposed to much more than I was as a child. With the media and how information is delivered it is hard to shield our children from real life, which in some cases means answering the hard questions. A fellow blogger wrote an article about empowering our children so they are prepared…

Paper Books vs Digital Books

Ok, so this has been a topic of discussion among myself and other moms and teachers, what is better paper or digital books? About two months ago I started a six month subscription to the new Netflix of books, Epic. Now when I first read about the program, I was completely and utterly super excited to have all these books right at the touch of a computer or tablet button.  Reading has never been something that I have had to beg my kids to do, but making time for the library and bookstore has in the past been a problem.  I…