10 FUNTASTIC PLAYDATES IDEAS!!!

 

¡HOLA! ¡FAMILIA!

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I hope your niños have the best time on their playdates !!!!!!

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(UNO) An exciting day at the Children’s Museum

(DOS) Playground fun

(TRES) Bubbles/Chalk Art in the yard, or carry to the park

(CUATRO) Picnic Together

(CINCO) Visit the Zoo

(SEIS) Storytime at your local library

(SIETE) Visit the nearest arts & craft Store

(OCHO) Hangout at the local bookstore

(NUEVE) Put on a puppet show

(DIEZ) Build a fort

BONUS: Meet up at a coffee shop…..carry paper, crayons, books for the little ones.  Sometimes we may need to sip into paradise before the playdate begins.

JACKPOT BONUS!! When you desire a more relaxed playdate at home,  I could read a story to your children! Just click on my YouTube Channel and select the story of your choice!

http://www.youtube.com/c/StoryTimeWithMrsShauna

What’s your families favorite playdate? 

¡Muchas Gracias! Shauna

 

 

 

 

5 TIPS ON HOW TO INSTILL KINDNESS IN YOUR CHILDREN

¡HOLA! EVERYONE!

As we all know there is a lot  going on in the world today that’s not the greatest message we want our children to hear or see.  Sometimes it’s difficult finding the words to express to our children exactly what is happening.  As a Mom, and an Early Childhood Professional I’m a firm believer in keeping everything simple when explaining to children tough topics.  I strive to model the best behavior for all children.

5 TIPS ON HOW TO INSTILL KINDNESS IN YOUR CHILDREN:
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1.  Model kindness at home and outside the home.  Showing children what kindness looks like is key, and it will let them know that it’s ok to do.  Reinforce examples of kindness throughout the day so your child understands when someone was kind to them, and how it made them feel.

2. Teach your children that kindness extends past their homes.  Talk about the huge world we live in and how beautiful that connection is.  Talk about the difference between everyone, and that we all belong to the human race.

3.  Try not to overexpose children to adult conversation, or view it.  This will help minimize the views of the world you wish your child not to engage in. This will help you keep them focus on the best parts of life, and how to partake in it.  There will be plenty of times for further discussions on many subjects as they grow into them.

4. Teach respect for each others space.  For example: Hands on your own body, Gentle hands when touching others,  listening to friends words, or taking turns. My favorite teachable moment with children is sharing is caring.  These are great skills to master while they are young, and will naturally flow into a kind-hearted child.

5. Set up a recycle activity that helps the earth, or plant a garden.  These activities will demonstrate how children should love, respect, and treat the earth.  Leading them to understand how the earth will treat them in return.

Here is a video that I just posted on my Storytime YouTube Channel that focuses on becoming Kindness Super Heroes.  I share rock stories that I created that gives children examples of several scenes they may run across in their lives.  These scenarios are opportunities for them to think about what acts of kindness they could choose to do.  Thank you for reading and viewing.  I hope everyone is having a  Grand day  filled with kindness. 

¡Gracias! Shauna

  

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HOW TO ENCOURAGE THE “YOUNG SAVER” MONEY MINDSET WITH OUR CHILDREN

¡HOLA FAMILIAS!

Hope everyone is doing very well!  My last post talked about fostering young entrepreneurs. If you missed it feel free to click here  http://enannylink.com/5-ways-to-foster-entrepreneurship-in-your-children/

  Today I wanted to take another step with our young entrepreneurs, and chat about  encouraging and educating our children to adopt a young savers mindset.  I know this is something most families don’t discuss with little ones.  Exposing our niños to budgets/savings early has so many advantages for their future.  It gives them the confidence to know basic principles that would help them care for themselves.  It would also help them create great healthy habits with money early on. Speak with your child on the importance on saving, and why we do it.  You could mention there are savings for long term and short term goals.  They could save for a new toy, ice-cream, or a piece of clothing.  Since children are visual they could even cut out a picture of their goal and post it on their bank.  Here are a few quick tips to get started.

1.  Have a light-hearted discussion with them using simple terms, and example about why we need money and what we use it for.  Example fuel for the car, or it could be as simple as the light switching on, and explaining how we pay for that service.  Or, you could just keep it to toys whatever your comfort level is go with it!  You can go into details based on your child’s age.  Keep it fun, light and simple.  We want to make sure we are really relaxed when sharing examples with them.

2.  Designate a saving space together.  Example you could use the good old piggy bank, an envelope, or a jar.  Whatever works and inspires your child to want to save.

 

3.  Work on a chart together where the goals and timelines could be seen.  You could just use pictures of their goals; like a vision board.  For Vision Board ideas click here: http://enannylink.com/create-vision-board-children/

4.  Set a good example.  They would love it if you had a bank next to theirs, and showed them the way to reach your goals a penny at a time! Modeling is always the best teacher.  This is one of my favorite banks we found for our young niece….it adds the money up as each coin drops in! Talk about watching your money grow!

 

5.  Here is the fun part! Play games, or activities with your children.  If they’re younger you could set-up a grocery store and give them money to purchase the food. Give examples of how they could make money and how much they should save for the next week.  Any lesson could work in pretend play….skies the limit!

When my husband and I spoke with our children we bought a game called Ca$hflow by Robert Kiyosaki.  At the time our children played with us. We were all learning as a family!  Today this game has expanded, and they have a children’s version now. This game takes all the tough mechanics of money and keeps it very basic that a four year old could play.(Note I am recommending this game based on my experience as a customer only.)  https://www.amazon.com/CASHFLOW-Exclusive-Message-Robert-Kiyosaki/dp/B0002R5IKS

Let me know in the comments below what you do with your children to help them with the basis of having a young savers mindset?  Have you tried any of the tips above?  If so what worked or didn’t work?  Thank you for reading and have a great day!!

¡MUCHAS GRACIAS!  SHAUNA