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Choosing the best summer activity for your child!

Summer vacations! It’s a time that is filled with mixed emotions for any family – excitement for your child and anxiety for you, the parent!

After all what can be worse than having a bored youngster at hand for a whole one and a half months?

A time of constant negotiations on access to screen time, be it the television, computer or the tablet and a total escape from schoolwork!

However, we have got some great ideas for you this summer that will help you to keep your child busy while keeping his/her fun quotient intact.

Enrolling for summer classes– There are plenty of options in each city to choose from depending on the child’s interest and energy levels. You could consider some offbeat activity classes, if exposure is what you have in mind!

The important thing to remember is to let your child make the choice, since he/she needs to enjoy it.

Learning at home- Even the time spent at home can be productive too.  Being at home can be as much of a learning experience for your child as the outdoors is.

What’s more, your child can be a helping hand allowing you more free time to spend with him/her. You can enlist their help in grocery shopping, cooking, running chores at the marketplace and even spring-cleaning.

The time spent can be both fun and productive, and a way to ensure they are far away from the dreaded TV/computer screen.

Start a long term activity– You could encourage your child to maintain a summer scrap book complete with pictures clicked by him/her or you could encourage him/her to start a collection of some sort – be it coins, stamps, pebbles or anything that catches his/her fancy.

You can also engage your child in a gardening activity wherein he/she can look after a plant and help it grow during the summer months.

Free play–  Let your child  explore his  unstructured time in his own way!

In these unstructured, unscripted, unplanned times, they are growing ideas in their mind and that’s the best learning of all.

So, let them build racetracks, doll houses and have a tea party with imaginary friends, it’s all a learning process! Make these summer holidays an eventful one for your kids!

Remember the holidays are for your kids and not for you! So don’t impose your choice of activities but let your child choose his own.

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Discover the Secrets of Story Telling!

Children love stories, and you can be one of the beloved people in their lives who tell stories in a manner that will keep them coming back for more.

 

Story telling is an art of using body language, and words, adding actions, and knowing when to pause to let the suspense build. Even when a child has heard the story before, you can keep them wondering if the story will change.

A pause at the right moment can extend the anticipation and build the excitement.

The tempo of your words should follow the story line. Faster as you build to exciting parts, and slower during more dramatic parts. If you are telling about skipping down a lane, then you will vary your speed to match the happiness of skipping without a care. If your character is frightened then your words should be slow gradually getting faster as you reach the climax.

Your volume should be varied as well, again matching it to the story you are telling. Dropping down to almost a whisper and then soaring to fill the room. You don’t want to be predictable; you want your speed, and volume to add to the excitement of the story.

“Then I’ll huff and I’ll puff,

Till I blow your house in!”

Using props to help tell the story will aid your younger listeners in following the story line. Use a hand puppet or two, and maybe a pot, or a drum, a cape to throw over your puppet. Your props don’t need to be elaborate, but they need to convey an important part of the story to your fans.

                                              House built of Straw, Wood & Brick

It’s important to know your story well. Even if you are using a book and reading to your audience, you will need to know the story so that you can add your pauses and dramatic embellishments at the right time.

Involve the children in the story, ask them questions, would you be scared, what will the pig do next?

Knock- Knock- Knock- Who’s at the door?

A Big Bad Wolf

This keeps them interested, and involved. You are trying to build their imaginations so they don’t see you sitting there what they see in their minds is the wolf chasing the three little pigs down the road.

With a little bit of practice you can have your young relatives, and friends clamoring to have you tell them a story, even if they have heard the same story countless times before.

Story telling sessions are not just fun but also increase comprehension, improve language fluency, and children get to learn new words with every new story.

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Why Nursery Rhymes Are Important For Your Baby?

 

Nursery Rhymes may seem old-fashioned, but these silly songs and poems are gold mines when it comes to boosting your child’s verbal and literacy skills!

Children enjoy hearing these rhymes so much as they are short little metered poems that are easy to remember. Learning nursery rhymes is good for children that helps them to learn language.

During a child’s first five years of life there is massive language development taking place. The more language babies hear during this period of development, the better students they will be later on.

That’s the reason we at learning House fill the school with language, in the form of conversations, reading, singing, and reciting nursery rhymes.

Nursery rhymes are important to babies and young children because they are another form of language and the more language we fill our children with, the smarter and more eloquent of speech they will be. Rhymes teach small children the rhythm and rhyme of language in a fun and often silly way.

The rhyme and rhythm of the simple rhymes helps children develop language skills for reading and speaking. They help develop vocabulary in  a fun and silly way that kids love.

As a parent, you too can participate in the development years of your kids by reading and singing nursery rhymes to your child that will help them learn and grow in their language and literacy skills.

Most people know at least a handful of these rhymes that they can recite from memory, so having a book around is not even necessary.

 

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Let Your Child Blossom!

Welcoming a toddler into school is an overwhelming experience. Like other first-time parents, you are probably experiencing feelings of excitement and anticipation, as well as anxiety and uncertainty. The next few years of your child’s life are very critical, and schools play a vital role in promoting healthy growth and development. Because children don’t come with a user’s manual, schools are left to follow their own. It is definitely a learning experience!

One of the first things you’ll notice when you visit Learning House School is a happy, fun-filled atmosphere that stems from a sincere love and appreciation of what it means to be a child.

Learning House is a warm and loving place where every child feels comfortable in their own skin. In this way they are able to express themselves through laughter and play and discover their true potential.

“Our philosophy is one of learning through both structured and free play. We pride ourselves on being a school that sees the potential in each and every child and helps them fulfill that, within a professional but loving environment.

Our main aim is to ensure that when a child leaves our school, they are more than prepared for Grade1.

We realize, however, that this is not only about being academically ready but also having the emotional maturity to deal with this next big step in their lives.

One of our key aims is therefore to instill a strong sense of confidence in each child, so they leave us feeling good about themselves and their place in the world!”

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