Tuesday 31 August 2010

Ramadan activities for kids, parents and teachers

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Almost a billion people observe Ramadan which is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar. During the month, Muslims fast (do not eat) from sunrise to sunset. In the evening and in the morning before the sun comes up, they eat small meals. During this month, they take extra time for family, inner reflection, and spiritual growth. Every family who participates in the fasting has a child or children who also take part in the observations. A child may or may not fast depending on his ability(age)- but they can however, engage themselves in other Ramadan activities. Crafting special projects for Ramadan is a good idea and is fun... lets check it out... even for teachers!

Charity Decorated Jar



Ramadan is that time of the year to rememer most the poor and the needy.
Charity is a big part of the celebration of the month of Ramadan. Ask the
children to bring a jar. Explain to them that in the jar they will collect coins
for the whole month of Ramadan. Help the children decorate the jar, using
colorful stickers of their choice. Let them collect coins in it , either from
their allowance or make an arrangement with their parents to give them
some of the change they have in their pockets, every day.for the remainder
of the month. At the end of the month, let the children count the change
and give it to the mosque or any other charity organization that helps those
in need.


Moon Project


For younger children,

As we know Ramadan begins and ends with the birth of the new moon. This project will be a
good one for preschoolers.

1- Let each group of children (4-6 children in a group), work together to create a night sky on
a black or dark blue construction paper. If they can draw stars by themselves, let them add stars,
or let them stick on stars (the self-sticking kind) or a combination of both. They can use white,
yellow, gold, or silver crayons, pencils, or markers.

2- Create a moon for every group or let them do it, if they can cut a circle in a white construction
paper. You may also use a black construction paper then color it white or silver to represent a
full moon.

3- Slice each moon into 6 pieces, they will be crescent shapes. You may cut the moon into two
halves first, then each half into three pieces. Number these pieces on the back
to remember which piece comes next. Remember that each half moon takes seven days to
develop. It takes two weeks to develop into a full moon. Each piece will represent a stage of
the moon.

4- As you go through the month, ask the children to observe the moon every night from the
first day. When they come to the class ask them to use glue or better to use velcro
to stick the first piece (crescent) on the night sky background. Every 2-3 days as they see
the moon getting bigger, you can let them add the next piece. Keep doing this to the end of
the month. Remember the second half of the month you will have to remove pieces, one by
one every 2-3 days, until there is no moon at the end of the month.

Moms, exchange your gold for cash sitting at home!

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Was surfing on eBay and found a lot of used gold items/jewelries being sold and people actually buy them. I noticed women's old and worn jewelry can actually fetch a profitable price to it's the owner as long as the piece is in flawless condition. A lot of moms and parents love shopping there to save time and where else to get the best for best price. But i also wondered if there was any other site which allows us exchange our unwanted, broken/dented, scrap gold and other metal items for cash, and came upon cash for gold which pays 3 times more! That shows how much value gold comprises of... do i have to tell you more! check it out for yourself once your are free from parenting and house-hold chores :)

Children not wanting to go to school

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My child makes excuses like stomach aches, tooth aches, running to bathroom, etc, before school so that he may avoid going to school. How should i handle this situation, please advice?

Talk to your child in a friendly manner instead of blasting out at him/her. Ask what is the problem and if there is any reason for not liking school for for their behavior. Many a times there are reasons like bullying, being away from parents, tough assignments or a teacher they may not like. Talk to his teacher or probably a school counselor would be able to help your child.

Sunday 29 August 2010

Installment loans for bad credit

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Sometimes you may have had a huge expenditure and you find yourself short of cash to maintain the family's daily needs. Loans are the only saviour that will help you keep our daily expenditure flowing smoothly or help us in too many other beneficial ways like making a dream purchase. If you are looking for an instant money lender then payday loans online, is the best to consider. Though payday loans are criticized as predatory by consumer advocates, it is pretty acknowledged for its convenient facilities.

An easy way to apply for an online application is when a consumer fills out an online application form or faxes a completed application that requests personal information, bank account numbers, Social Security number and employer information. Borrowers fax copies of a check, a recent bank statement, and signed paperwork. These loans are usually small short term loans where a borrower writes a check for the borrowed amount and a one time fee postdated for his next payday. If he cant pay the full amount, it is rolled on to the next pay day, but with the one time fee amount being paid.

If you are looking out for installment loans for bad credit, you are also provided with long-term installment facilities.

Saturday 28 August 2010

Pregnancy 1st trimester sleep tips

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1. Staying hydrated is important, but if you can drink as much as water during the day and cut down too much of water intake in the evening, it would help frequent bathroom visits and allows you to sleep continuously for hours.

2. Sleeping on your life side is an advisable and best position, and will allow circulation. Sleep with pillows at your side or what is called the pregnancy pillow to for comfort during sleep.

3. Keep the bathroom lights to avoid having to switch on every time you visit for urination, as this will tend to break a good nights sleep.

4. A daily sleep schedule works best for the body. Try to sleep every night at the same time.

5. light naps aren't harmful or even dosing of when you are tired is even better. Don't neglect the body from sleep when you are sleepy!

6. Help yourself curb nausea by keeping biscuits or crackers at your bedside. Eat many small meals to avoid feeling an empty tummy during sleep hours.

Tuesday 24 August 2010

Different brands as well as types of baby strollers

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All parents love taking their little ones out in strollers, because strollers are pretty convenient to carry them around town. You might be a parent looking out for strollers that you can manage conveniently even while travelling by car, then i recommend a very useful site which provides a line of different brands and types of baby strollers for your little one. Have you checked out the baby planet strollers at stroller.com? There is a vast selection of safe and durable jogging strollers. But if umbrella strollers are what you fancy for your baby or toddler, to protect the little one from the weather, you are sure to find a very stylish out out there. Perhaps, double and triple strollers are what is your requirement if you have twins, triplets or quartets and at baby planet, they have the ability to solve that common problem for you too.

Baby planet manufactures a series of stroller accessories like standard strollers, travel systems, jogging strollers making it easy to fulfill all your parenting needs. They understand how you care for your baby and they care too! They also offer a free shipping on orders over $25, plus other promotions and sales. You can shop by brand, or type or price and you can also enlighten yourself to a lot of stroller information before you make a purchase. It's all in your hands, that easy :)

Monday 9 August 2010

MusicMonday - ♫ Justin Bieber - Baby ft. Ludacris ♫

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Canadian singer Justin Bieber (16) Tries to woo his girlfriend back in the video below. I'm sure this is loved by most of our teens worldwide and why only the teens, but every music lover! Great rhythm and catchy drumming beats.

Bieber said, "It starts off, I really like this girl, but we didn't [get] along; we couldn't be together. Basically I want her back and [I'm] kind of going through the whole thing. I'm chasing her around, trying to get her, and she's kind of playing hard to get, but I'm persistent. I keep going

The song 'Baby' is the teens biggest hit to date so enjoy the vid and have a great music monday :).








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