Wednesday, 10 February, 2010

Creating a kid friendly garden

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Many women and children are passionate for gardening. It's one of the most exciting activities they have included into their daily lives, and just like a mother cares for her kids, she also cares for her garden the same way. But just as the necessities needed to care for kids, she also needs the necessary tools that will help her in setting up her garden and lawn aerators make they way on the top most list or the garden she has been anticipating won't even reach is initiative stage of the process. If you plan to create a kids friendly garden, your child will surely be a part of it from start, so ensure he doesn't try to work the lawn aerator which is also the most dangerous of all the other garden and lawn tools.

Spring is one the best times for gardening, though gardening can be encouraged any time of the year depending on the weather. When Michelle Obama set the perfect example by setting up a girl's garden in the house didn't she prove that gardening is a perfect passion for all moms, and their families? I suggest all parents to inspire their kids to set up a garden based on their imaginations. Let them create a make-believe environment such as a fairyland theme or any character from their story books. Spending gardening moment's with your kids will help outdoor environmental bonding, plus improve on their creativity naturally along with their parents. Take precaution not to allow them with objects and tools that might pose injuries to them, and gardening will be fun!

Saturday, 6 February, 2010

Tips for teaching your baby sign language

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Don't frustrate yourself while trying to make your baby understand something or while getting him to communicate. These simple steps will help you build a better bonding with him. Teaching him sign language will not delay his speech but get him to express faster.

Pair the words you speak with gestures

When your child attempts gestures back to you, praise him excitedly, ensuring never to bore him while playing this game.

When you show him a sign, do it consistently like every time you do an activity with him, for eg: while feeding or changing his diapers.

Start with one sign and try to stick to it until your baby learns it but never abandon the first sign- you can use it frequently though.

You may find your baby invent a sign himself knowing that everything has a sign now, so do not discourage it, in fact correct it and continue using it with him while also praising him for his efforts.

Finally, don't expect your baby to learn a sign in a single night! he'll learn it at his own time, just be patient with him.