Young Kids Need Arts

Young Kids Need Arts, Crafts, and Games for Learning More Than You Realize

Arts, crafts, and games are critical for early childhood learning. There’s a good reason why pre-schools are often centered around these three things, and it’s not just because the children are young. Arts and crafts help children develop motor skills, language skills, and […]

By |September 23rd, 2016|Activities for Kids, Crafts Ideas, Education, Home Tips, Life Tips|0 Comments

Wikki Stix Summer Kids Crafts for Learning and Play!

Here are some great ways to get children playing with math and literacy over the summer holidays or during the weekend!
Many kids struggle in the summer or during long school holidays to retain important skills developed during the regular school year. By using playful activities and crafts, children can practice basic skills in a FUN […]

By |July 30th, 2013|Crafts Ideas, Education|1 Comment

Kids hooked to technology. Poor parenting or technology addiction?

According to psychologists, the signs of technology addiction include spending more than 24-30 hours a week on the device, mood shifts and aggression when gadgets are taken away, and a significant decrease in other activities and interests.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/kids-hooked-ipads-tech-addiction-poor-parenting-article-1.1328274#ixzz2TzcCnWUi

While compulsive gaming and Internet use are recognized by some as legitimate mental disorders, other experts remain doubtful […]

By |July 25th, 2013|Education, Life Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Kids hooked to technology. Poor parenting or technology addiction?

Alphabet Ice Cream

By Adeline Woo

Learn letters and alphabet the fun way!   This activity is great for preschoolers learning the alphabet and for differentiating between upper and lower case letters.

Parents can give them a real ice cream treat after they complete this fun exercise!

Step 1: Print out this ice cream cone and scoop template on white […]

By |July 17th, 2013|Activities for Kids, Crafts Ideas, Education|0 Comments

Storytelling With Wikki Stix

By Adeline Woo

Wikki Stix and Storytelling

Children can use Wikki Stix for storytelling and retelling of their favorite books.  

For younger children:  create a variety of Wikki Stix summer-related items and place them in a bowl or basket.  The children can pick out items they wish to use to tell a story.  

Older children may wish to […]

By |July 17th, 2013|Activities for Kids, Crafts Ideas, Education|0 Comments

Counting Fun With Wikki Stix

By Adeline Woo

Here’s another great idea for using Wikki Stix to make learning fun!

This time, we are going to learn counting.

Materials needed:  Assorted Colors of Wikki Stix and a copy of this file for each child.

Print the file (linked above) for each child and laminate for durability.  Each page is labeled with the number word/number […]

By |July 17th, 2013|Activities for Kids, Crafts Ideas, Education|0 Comments

10 Essential Manners to teach your Child

By Adeline Woo
Children learn best by example. In other words, do unto your child as you would have them do unto you and everyone else. You cannot expect a child to do what you yourself aren”t willing to do-especially when it comes to being mannerly.
As a fellow mother, I do and try my best to teach […]

By |June 18th, 2013|Education, Office / Adults, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 10 Essential Manners to teach your Child

Reasons why electronic gadgets should not be on the dining table

By Adeline Woo.

No one would argue that smart-phones, iPads, and the many devices we have access to have made our lives easier and more entertaining for our kids. But technology has drastically changed family life. Children should be jousting with bread-sticks, rutting the salt cellars with plastic dinosaurs, interrupting their parents, irrevocably staining their clothes and […]

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Importance of a Fatherly figure in your kid’s life.

By Adeline Woo
A generation ago, fathers were seen primarily as the bread winners, the disciplinarians, or the guy who fixes all the broken items in the house. But in the past several decades, the role of the father has evolved into a much more nurturing, tender, involved one, and while this is great news for […]

By |June 6th, 2013|Education, Events, Life Tips, Office / Adults, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Importance of a Fatherly figure in your kid’s life.

Touch Math And Counting With Wikki Stix

 By Adeline Woo
“I was an elementary school teacher searching for a better way to shepherd my students through beginning math—a self-esteem-robbing ordeal for far too many children. Then came an idea. I placed counting points on numbers to help certain students understand how a symbol represents a quantity. To my delight, it clicked! This simple […]

By |April 16th, 2013|Education|Comments Off on Touch Math And Counting With Wikki Stix