Nail Your Next Exam

Nail Your Next Exam

If you are in school, needing to take an exam for a grade analysis, or just trying to move to a new level of education for your job, ideas for assessing what you know follows. Every time you complete a written paper, ace a test, or prepare a speech you are paving the way toward making yourself a more informed, and thus, more interesting and valuable person, student or employee. Of course, the better you can accomplish the tasks that teach you how to learn, the more irreplaceable you become.
Tai Chi: The Moves, the Method

Tai Chi: The Moves, the Method

What exercise tightens muscles, firms your frame, and creates balance—both physical and mental—while using warrior moves and simple choreography to begin? Of course, it is the ancient disciple of Tai Chi Chang, Qigong, and other martial arts (pronounced tie-Chee). Chinese masters and the Westerners who practiced under them helped to spread Tai Chi to people all over the world. Rooted in History The inspiration for this multidimensional art form is based on the deep-seated tenets of Taoism, which a person practices to embrace wonder and the joy of living with style.
Bear Theme Books and Activities to Entertain and Educate Young Children

Bear Theme Books and Activities to Entertain and Educate Young Children

I had the opportunity to review two recently published bear theme books. Both are fiction, but have information that educate as well. I thought the stories were entertaining and easy to add activities that will send each story across the curriculum. The Best Kind of Bear by Greg Gormley A young bear named Bear met a little girl named Nellie. She asked Bear what kind of bear he was – and he just didn’t know.
Reading Tea Leaves

Reading Tea Leaves

You may have heard the expression, “Tempest in a teacup.” The literal way of thinking about this idiom is when an ordinary event is given much more significance, and in other cultures and lands, there are various ways of expressing this idea such as, what the French might say, “Une tempete dans un verre d’eau” or a “storm in a glass of water”. Nonetheless, drinking tea, musing over tea, and reading tea leaves is more pleasant than tempest, and is technically referred to as Tasseomancy or Tasseography and it is a form of divination.
Puma, Cougar, Mountain Lion: Nature Encroaching Into New Areas

Puma, Cougar, Mountain Lion: Nature Encroaching Into New Areas

There is a cat with many names. Depending on where you live, it may be referred to as a: cougar, mountain lion, panther, catamount, puma (Puma concolor), or more than 30 other names from 11 subspecies in North America. And although some people may not see one of these wild cats during their entire lifetime, these large felines may be closing in on other areas closer to your region. Outdoor enthusiasts may encounter these animals on hikes, scaling walls during rock climbing, or camping in the wild: mountains, forests, deserts, plains and the wetlands of Florida.
Child Activists: Making a Difference

Child Activists: Making a Difference

Did you ever hear that expression, “Put your ear to the ground”? Can you hear the earth’s heartbeat? Yes, you may be a child (or still with a child’s heart). And you may be small, but the future of our world is in the children’s hands. So now, to the children: even though you may think that people are not listening to you, you have a voice and there are other kids who have taken steps to change their world, our world.
Music Development: Making Music Through the Ages With Kids

Music Development: Making Music Through the Ages With Kids

Between the times your child is born and as he grows, there is a great deal that you can do to ensure optimum music development. Early music experiences can a raise a child’s musical aptitude and help develop language skills and independence in very young children. Spend quality time with music, singing, listening, making instruments and, creative movement. Here are a few suggestions to help your child learn to enjoy music:
Extracurricular Activities: How Much is Too Much?

Extracurricular Activities: How Much is Too Much?

Most kids love to engage in extracurricular activities, such as sports, music lessons, dance, scouts, to name a few. But, could your child be involved too much and monopolizing his or her time? How much time is left for schoolwork? How much time is left for family? Where is the line between taking advantage of these opportunities and being overscheduled? The signs of becoming overscheduled may be subtle. Kids may become agitated, feel anxious or overwhelmed.
5 Crafts Made With Christmas Cards: Creative Time With Recycled Materials

5 Crafts Made With Christmas Cards: Creative Time With Recycled Materials

It’s fun receiving holiday cards in the mail to keep in touch with family and friends. But why throw these beautiful pieces of art away at the end of the season. A good “green” tip is to keep them from year to year and repurpose the cards with fun crafts that the children can make. Save the Christmas card crafts as memorabilia. When the kids tire of their masterpieces, the crafts can be thrown in the recycle bin.
How a STEM/STEAM Education Encourages a Love of Science

How a STEM/STEAM Education Encourages a Love of Science

From the time your child is a baby, he or she is learning about science. From exploring and observing how bath toys sink and float to experiencing weather changes on a walk outdoors, science is everywhere. They may not understand the concepts yet, but scientific learning is taking place As children grow they are naturally curious - every parent knows that kids question everything! Through hands-on, minds-on experiences and using their senses (sight, touch, sound, smell, and even taste), they learn about science.