blossoming tree


The spelling of tree is not just right, but it is very nice project. Teaching the seasons can be sometimes difficult, regarding the division of the seasons and the country that you are teaching in. Some countries just do not have the generalized season classification and characteristics so we need super cool project or idea to teach. One classroom teacher and her kids made this tree and presented the weather throughout the year. When it was summer or spring or winter or any season they showed the tree in the usual characteristics of the country’s climate.  Here is spring in Japan with the white or you can make them pink blossoms.

I personally think this was great idea. So choose your country and present the season as it is in particular countries. The kids will have better idea and will know more about the world and not only their own city or country.

Other ideas: Winter in Finland, Autumn in Germany or Thailand depending what you want to present…

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Exercise the skills


paper sticks

The paper sticks can be used as different decorations. Can be made into a vase of plants,flowers… can be used as a thread to create a form or shape of something like an animal, alphabet, numbers ….

paper quilt

Paper quilt can be made of cut slips of paper with different colors and width. It is an excellent exercise for cognitive skills especially attention. This way the kids can practice the sustained  attentions.

paper curtain

 

Make a curtain…We know how expensive these things can be. It is extremly easy to make them. we need paper that the kids can cut in different shapes of animals, letters even different colors, than a hole puncher adn thread to connect them together into a strip. Be creative and exercise the skills….

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Divergent thinking


Divergent thinking means to think in an unusual, novel and unique way. It is one ability that is highly appreciated in the new modern world.

“Creativity or divergent thinking can be identified with openness in expressing feeling, receptivity to ideas, concern for others, desire to grow as a person and actualize one’s potentials. Hence creativity is the playful exploration of thoughts by a person who is open, curious and imaginative.”
 
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Promote spatial skills


Visual- spatial abilities are important for success in solving many tasks in everyday life. For example, using a map to guide yourself through an unfamiliar city, merging in traffic, orientation…

Also is important for success in many fields of study like: architecture, engineering, natural sciences, math.

“Visual-spatial ability is becoming increasingly important with the development and proliferation of new technologies such as imaging, computer graphics, data visualization, and super-computing. Highly demanding spatial tasks include the construction of mental representations of object configuration from images on several screens representing different perspectives, as in some fields of surgery.”

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Encourage problem solving


One of the biggest problems or mistakes that parents cause or make  are doing everything for their kids, leaving them with no self-esteem or feeling of ability/ capability. Present parents don’t even let old enough children dress them selves non the less do chores. The toys that they choose are flashy on batteries, toys that not require any mental or physical activity.

Parents please encourage your kids to foster more and more abilities!!!And the answer is construction toys!!!

Construction toys help build:

• motor skills and hand-eye coordination

• spatial skills

• a capacity for creative, divergent thinking

• social skills, and

• language skills

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When should kids stop playing? 1


Never!!!

Kids should not be exposed to stereotypical learning math, writing until they are 7 or even older. We should not shape their mind into the stereotypical thinking and do not kill their imagination. Different age brings different interests, indulge these interests and let your kids find their own future.

DIY: EVA  3D laptop collage  bags

EVA material, needle, thread

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Christmas three


DIY Christmas three!!!

Use foamy board to make the 3D three. Cut two pieces of foamy board each piece cut in the middle till the middle point. than make the three pattern and put the one into the other. Than split the kids into 3 groups one group cut from the yellow material and make decorations. If they like they can color them or stick small pieces of different color material.

the other group cut the paper in thin pieces and they make a chain.

The third group on a piece of long thread stick small pieces of different color materials.

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Autumn (fall) three before Christams three


Have fun with your kids make a fall three with people leaves and have them fall withing one week or few days. and turn it into winter three, a three without any leaves. Later the snow can come and you can make snowflakes.

All you need is a foam board, autumn leaves, wiggly eyes, yarn and some materials to use as clothes.

Here is a preview of the autumn three

 

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free and very good application for kids


http://igamemom.com/2012/12/01/free-app-winnie-the-pooh-wonder-and-wander/

Please visit the website above!!!!

Creativity (thanks giving)


Making a turkey it is a nice activity for kids. They practice finger coordination, feel different surfaces, creat with many different materials one composition.

You will need: feather in different colours (let your kids wildest imagination drive)

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