World Children’s Day is celebrated on November 20, and like every year, international campaigns are being organized to remind us of children's right to education, peace, equality, freedom of speech and expression, to hear their voice all over the world and to build a better tomorrow for all children!
School is starting and almost all parents are anxious about the progress and development of their children. When they are in the first grades of primary school our main goal is for children to learn how to study, to love school and to find their way to be diligent and consistent. Later, we try to help them to successfully meet their obligations and achieve their personal goals.
So our contribution and help during the first school years are extremely important!
Do your kids want to enjoy the last minute of the day? Help them relax before falling into bed and ensuring a good sleep.
During sleep time, the "battle" is often ruthless. Instead of forcing children to fall asleep, create a fun setting that will allow them to relax and get ready for bed. Some very simple ideas, such as a lullaby or a book, help children of all ages to relax and sleep peacefully throughout the night.
Now that summer has come, swimming is one of the healthiest ways for children to exercise and have fun. However, parents should understand that for children of all ages, especially younger children, swimming has several risks to their physical integrity. So they should always be very careful, strictly adhering to all the necessary safety rules, to avoid any danger. Some safety rules for children swimming are:
Schools are closed, the temperature is climbing and finally, the time for the sea, beach, and diving has arrived!
For parents of young children, a day on the beach is not a simple matter. It needs good preparation. But don’t worry! Let’s try to organize the things we need for the beach:
Traveling by car with children, especially if they are young and the trip is long, is challenging.
But you do not have to be scared. The better the preparation, the more relaxed the trip. See ways to turn a road trip into an opportunity for true fun.
One of the greatest gifts we can make to our children is to help them get a positive image of themselves. This will not happen in one day - it is a process that takes time. However, with small, simple, everyday actions, we can make children feel special and have positive feelings for themselves.
Travelling with children is an adventure in itself. Helping parents with the practical things of travelling with their kids is a huge responsibility for hotel professionals while at the same time providing a stay at hotels that is fun, inspirational and relaxing.
“Family-friendly” as a concept refers to all family members as a unit but as individuals too. Here are three family member age groups (adults, babies & toddlers and young children) with several ideas for each to consider.
Spending time outdoors benefits children intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically. Most of the studies agree that kids who play outside are smarter, happier, more attentive, and less anxious than kids who spend more time indoors. It’s important for parents to find time to help children develop good habits that contribute to a lifelong focus on wellness. Parents hope that following a balanced diet or enrolling children in organized physical activities is enough to accomplish these goals.
Technology has changed every aspect of our society over the past few decades, from the way we work to the way we socialize. Technology is everywhere. Smartphones, tablets, personal computers, video games and so on are all around us, helping us think quicker and make our life easier. Children use technology at home, at school, everywhere and although it does provide many positive benefits for learning, it also can have several negative effects on childhood development and quality of life.
There are many ways to celebrate International Women’s Day. Reading one (or more) books for kids to celebrate this unique day is a great place to start.
In the last decades, museums have been developing educational programs for schools and families, aiming to familiarize the public with the museum experience. At the same time, museums are making efforts to enrich their exhibitions with educational and hands-on materials in order to be more attractive to the general public.
Howard Gardner is an American developmental psychologist and a famous "father", given that in addition to his natural children, he has other important "spiritual" children that were "born" about 30 years ago. It was when 1983, Gardner published his subliminal book "Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences", first expressing a theory that changed the world map of education: that of multiple intelligences. Gardner has shown that our intelligence is far more than what our "sterile" measurement of IQ test.
Kids love art. Art is thrilling and fun. Having finger paints all over your body to create a full-bodied picture of yourself is awesome. Acting in a play is wonderful experience. Composing an easy piece of music or playing musical instruments is an outstanding filing.
Simple art activities are some of the building blocks of child development. Learning to create and appreciate visual and non-visual aesthetics is fundamental to the development of the next generation of children as they grow up.
In the current period the hotel industry is becoming more competitive than ever before, for this reason hotels should provide astounding services to meet the needs of demanding customers. The latest trend in the Hospitality Sector is the transformation of Hotels into family friendly places, where children are in the epicenter of the attention, and the family has a unique experience for them and their children.