A Year- Long Series Going Back to the Basics

Do you love the Montessori Method, but wish you knew more?

As you venture into the New Year, here is a back to basic year-long guide that will make you a Montessori expert.

Read More on ourmontessorihome.com

 

Holiday Gifts Your Child Can Sew: Handmade gifts are the best!

Teaching your child to sew, not only develops sewing skills, but more importantly independence, concentration, coordination and a sense of order.

Here are two super simple projects to get your child started making their handmade gifts…

 

 

The New Year is just around the corner, has your family made a resolution to get healthy for the New Year?

Keep up the healthy habits by using these tips with your child!

http://kidshealth.org/parent/nutrition_center/healthy_eating/habits.html

 

10 Must Watch Holiday Movies to Enjoy With Your Kids This Season:

Many families have the tradition of family Holiday movies. Year after year some “must-see” Holiday movies change, but a few of the classics tend to stay the same.

Here are 10 “must-see” holiday movies that every family should enjoy this Holiday Season:

  1. Animaniacs: Hellooo Holidays
  2. A Charlie Brown Christmas
  3. A Christmas Story
  4. Elf
  5. Frosty, Grinch and Rudolph
  6. Home Alone
  7. March of the Wooden Soldiers
  8. Miracle on 34th St.
  9. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  10. The Santa Claus

Not only do these films keep your family entertained, but they also teach good life lessons, character traits and acts of kindness. Get the conversation going with your children and discuss the various acts of kindness and life lessons in each of these Holiday films.

What is your favorite Holiday movie to watch as a family?

 

Elf on the Shelf; Modeling kindness during this holiday season.

Your Elf on the Shelf doesn’t have to get into mischief or behave badly this Holiday Season, instead have your elf partake in good deeds.

Here are some printable ideas for showcasing kindness and good values into the activities that your Elf and children can get into this Holiday Season.

 

 

Elf on the Shelf; Modeling kindness during this holiday season.

Your Elf on the Shelf doesn’t have to get into mischief or behave badly this Holiday Season, instead have your elf partake in good deeds.

Here are some printable ideas for showcasing kindness and good values into the activities that your Elf and children can get into this Holiday Season.

 

 

December 2016 Baby Sign Language:
Keep the conversation going with your child at home by using Baby Sign Language.

This month we are learning candle, coat, cold, hat, shoes, stars and many more…

For more information about Monthly Baby Signs, please contact your nearest location.

CandleCoat Cold   hat   ShoesStars

 

21st Century Learning: STEAM Advent Calendar

25 Days of Learning Play 

Here are 25 amazing ways to continue building STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) skills in your children during the Holiday break.

Read More on leftbraincraftbrain.com…

 

 

Looking to find presents that will be useful as an educational tool for your children?

Here is a list of great gift ideas from Montessori educators, parents and students that fit Montessori ideals of development for infants through adults.

 

With the smell of firewood drifting through the night air, cooler temperatures, shorter days and daylight savings in full swing—often our thoughts turn toward holiday travels.

The world famous Mayo Clinic provides a multitude of medical services, but they are also well known for their Healthy Tips newsletter.

As a traveler, we may experience one or all of the below symptoms and you may find this information helpful:

Jet lag — Older adults may have more severe jet lag and take longer to recover. Travelers can minimize jet lag by shifting to the local schedule as soon as possible. Travelers may be able to avoid jet lag by adjusting sleep schedules a few days before traveling.  Good news-Children often sleep during long flights and tend to bounce back faster than adults.

Traveler’s diarrhea — Contaminated food or water, or even excitement, anxiety and jet lag can contribute to traveler’s diarrhea. It often strikes abruptly and causes four to five loose or watery bowel movements each day. In most cases, traveler’s diarrhea will go away in a day or two without medical treatment. Most doctors don’t recommend preventive medications such as antibiotics or medicine such as Pepto-Bismol except in special circumstances. The best prevention is good hand hygiene and food and water safety. International travelers should drink only bottled beverages or liquids that have been boiled. For food, the general rule is: “Boil it, peel it, cook it or forget it.”

Motion sickness — Travelers susceptible to motion sickness should consult a physician about over-the-counter or prescription medications. Some natural remedies have been shown to reduce symptoms, too. Options include acupressure wristbands, ginger tea or dietary supplements or aromatherapy.  (One of our Regional Vice Presidents swears that smelling peppermint oil is very helpful.)

Care before travel — Travelers of all ages, leaving the country can benefit from a pre-travel medical appointment, ideally four to six weeks before departure. The doctor will perform a physical exam and assess the health risks associated with travel plans.

In most cases, the patient’s regular doctor can provide this care. Travelers with specific medical conditions who are heading to Asia, Africa or Latin America may benefit from an appointment at a travel medicine clinic. There, care providers often have advanced training or, board certification in travel medicine or tropical medicine. While services at these clinics vary, many providers offer a comprehensive overview of health hazards associated with specific travel plans and detailed advice on how to stay well.

Be safe — Injury is the most common cause of preventable death among travelers. Common-sense safety tips — wearing seat belts, avoiding traveling alone or at night, and moderating alcohol intake — will serve travelers well no matter where they are.

For those of you traveling this holiday season we at Cadence Education wish you safe and healthy travels.

Credits: Mayo Clinic Newsletter