Bite Into A Healthy Day With A Great Breakfast!
We all want our kids to do well in school and give them everything that they need to be successful. A good breakfast is one of those things.
In our busy world it can be too easy to let it slide when our student says they are too tired to eat, or that they just don’t feel like it, but we cannot give in to the bad habit of missing breakfast. Children who eat a healthy breakfast are more attentive in school. They get better grades and they socialize better with others. The brain needs food in order to learn. The better the food, the better the learning. So sugary donuts are not the best option. Whole grains, fruit, nuts and protein are better choices.
The best time to prepare a good breakfast is not three minutes before it is time to leave the house. The best time is to think about it and get prepared the night before. Put out what needs to be put out. Can the box of cereal go onto the counter where the kids will see it? Prepare muffin batter the night before and pop them in the oven while you are getting ready for work, or put the fruit in a bowl on the table. Everyone could take a turn making breakfast, or sometimes the best preparation is just thinking it through so there is a plan in the morning.
The Calgary Tutor Doctor Recommends Breakfast
When working with children of all ages providing tutoring and learning support, the Calgary Tutor Doctor has found that those children who consistently have a good breakfast respond to tutoring quicker. Many schools boards would agree, and that is why several schools now offer some kind of breakfast program to be sure that kids are not trying to learn on an empty stomach.
For more great tips that will help your children become great learners sign up for Tutor Tips from the Calgary Tutor Doctor!
Recently we discovered a very cool website ran by a Calgary business owner who loves to see kids explore new and exciting things. How about a bug in acrylic, or perhaps made into a necklace?
This is a great way to get kids more interested in science!
There are also some really cool specimens, collections, life cycles, and mounts.
Or how about a very neat butterfly paper weight?
Visit The Bug Emporium for more information!
A Bride To Be…your invited to Welcome Wagon’s Bridal Showcase.
If you’re planning a wedding, you and a guest will want to attend Welcome Wagon’s Bridal Showcase being held at the Blackfoot Inn on October 6th. We have exciting door prizes, fashion shows, planning guides, special displays and gift bags for every bride.
Welcome Wagon’s Bridal Showcase takes the guesswork out of planning your wedding by assembling everything you need under one roof. Each Showcase is tailored to the local area, with local businesses.
And best of all, admission is FREE for you and one guest*. You even have chances to win an exciting honeymoon to a sun destination, courtesy of Today’s Bride Magazine or a romantic honeymoon to Paris, courtesy of Table Charm.
So register online today and let us help plan your perfect wedding, or call 1-866-627-6070
Expecting A Baby…your invited to Welcome Wagon’s Baby Shower.
If you’re expecting, you and a guest will want to attend Welcome Wagon’s Baby Shower being held at the Blackfoot Inn on October 6th. We have exciting door prizes, fashion shows, planning guides, special displays and gift bags for every mother-to-be.
Welcome Wagon Baby Showers offers valuable information and demonstrations designed to help you at this special time. You can expect to see various displays from local business and civic organizations, specifically with you in mind to assist you and your new baby. Best of all, attending Moms-to-be will receive a complimentary gift bag and can register with a guest for Free! Why not bring the Dad-to-be and enter him in the diapering contest… it`s fun and there are exciting door prizes!
So register online today and experience what a Welcome Wagon Baby Shower has to offer or call 1-866-627-6070.
The season of butterflies is upon us. Summer is here!
What are your favourite butterflies?
Here are a few of ours.
The sun is out, the grass is turning green, and parks are bustling with people. Summer is a great time of the year and it’s time to take the children out to play. There are many great projects you can do with your kids to help bring the family closer together. While some of them don’t have to wait until summer to do, they may be easier that trying to do while fighting the snow or cooler temperatures.
1. Sidewalk Art - Sidewalk chalk is a fun way to spend an afternoon. As this material is water-soluble, you can buy a variety of colors and help create a great mural of virtually anything you want without staining the cement. The child’s canvas can be the porch, sidewalk, or driveway safely allowing the child to draw various shapes and figures without permanent damage. Using the hose as an eraser, the art can be easily removed and the project started again. Show pride in your child’s summer art work and take pictures of each one. Upload them to Pinterest and show friends and family your kid’s artistic ability.
2. Decorative Rock Gardens - Dedicate an area of your yard to a kid’s “rock garden.” Allowing children to paint various rocks is not only fun for the child, but can make for a bright and colorful aspect to your property. Allow your child to exercise his or her imagination as they create some of the most interesting pieces you’ll ever see. A child’s imagination is unique and each rock will be different than the one before.
3. Renewable Energy Fun - It’s never too early to demonstrate the fruits of renewable energy such as wind and air. Manufacturers have been developing “do-it-yourself” kits for children in order to help them learn how these devices work and why they’re important to the future of humanity. Most of these kits are fairly cheap to buy online and they can easily be tied together for kids who have great ambitions about generating power for the home. In fact, these panels can power his or her own nightlights or lamps.
4. Tie-Dyed T-Shirts - Although these pieces of clothing can be quite messy to create, they can be a great amount of fun and are cheap to assemble. Each shirt is unique and can be a fun item to wear for the summer. You child could start his or her own clothing line and wear his or her creation with pride.
5. Dioramas - Using old shoe boxes or other smaller four-sided container without a top, you and your kids can put together a diorama that is decorated in any way everyone sees fit. By visiting your local dollar store, you can buy cheap figures as your medium to place inside the decorated box letting the imagination work its own magic to bring the scene to life. You can even go so far as to letting the child write a story to go with the diorama and tape it to the box itself.
Although it’s easier to kick the kids out of the house to get some fresh air in the summer, you should join them. Children aren’t the only ones who need to get out of the house and get some exercise. In fact; the older we get, the greater is the need for exercise ourselves. Engage your children this summer with fun projects and feel the difference within yourself and your family.
Rachel is an ex-babysitting pro as well as a professional writer and blogger. She is a graduate from Iowa State University and currently writes for www.babysitting.net. She welcomes questions/comments which can be sent to rachelthomas.author @ gmail.com.
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Finally Spring seems to be here! Is it just me or are the winters getting longer? Sometimes I feel so lucky to be in Calgary during the winter because I know the rest of the country has it much worse but still… It just goes on and on.
It is great to finally get out into our Calgary Parks and enjoy the trails, the play centers and the fresh air.
One of our favorite parks over the years has been the Prince’s Island Park downtown because of all of the celebrations that go on there. Just about every weekend something exciting is going on. We have heard some of the best and most creative music there from all over the world. There is a play area, picnic areas, and canoe access to the river. There are great restaurants such as the River Cafe nearby to eat at or one can bring a bag lunch from home.
Did you ever wonder why it is called Prince’s Island? It is not because some toad was turned into a prince there and it was not named after royalty either. It was named after Peter Anthony Prince who was a lumberman. He came to Calgary in 1886 from Quebec and founded the Eau Claire Lumber Mill. In 1947 the land was purchased by the city of Calgary from the Prince family to develop park land. Today it is one of the most beautiful and creative parts of our city throughout the spring and summer season.
See you at the park!
Enjoy this Christmas classic…
I have teenagers. I have no ears left. Way too much drumming going on. Is it just me or are all the songs on the radio to the same beat? Bands are weird now too. Pick a direction, a color, or a trench. Is “headly” what you get when fighting off lice? Beaver Fever was definitely a disease you did not want.
I am thinking that 12 drummers drumming would drive me quite nuts today. It would be right up there with “let’s invite 30 children over and let them decorate our walls with icing!” Or maybe we could walk all of the neighborhood dogs today at the same time. That would be fun… Or maybe now would be a good time to clean out all of our cupboards, that basement crawl space, and the attic too! NOT…
I am opting out tonight and going for something sweet and peaceful.
Tomorrow is Christmas and we hope that you did enjoy The 12 Days Of Christmas!
Here is The Biebs With Santa Claus Is Coming To Town!
And one more Christmas favorite of all time just for fun!
The only pipers I could think of are the bagpipes…
Doing Christmas carols no less!
Well we could all get out our cell phones and pick a new ring tone…
Remember when the phone was attached to the wall and no kid in his right mind would want to carry one to school? Ahhhhh those were the days. Now you can contact me on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or the old fashioned way… EMAIL!
We use to use crayons when I was a little kid. The other day I was at my friend’s house and even the 5 year old had an IPAD.
So electronic Christmas it is…
Here are some of our new traditions, because these days we don’t have to wait for the CBC special. Now thanks to YouTube we can get them any time we like. Watch them again and again right up to Christmas Day and beyond!
Have a Charlie Brown Christmas!
Kerry George was has three children Zechariah, Joshua and Naomi and started her writing career by publishing the book “Juicy Fruit Christianity” in 2001. Since then she has written numerous articles for Today’s Business Woman, Faith Today and multitudes of blogs and online publications for ministry and business related publications. Currently she is the owner of Loyal2U and the Calgary Business Network and has a personal blog at http://loyal2u.blogspot.ca/ She also creates content for a variety of businesses in the Calgary market.