Why Do Art With Kids?

art, watercolors, arts and crafts

“Art is a universal language and through it each nation makes its own unique contribution to the culture of mankind.”  This is according to Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States of America.  Reading this quote gives us a clear motive why art is important in nation building and culture development, especially among all men.  So why do art with kids?

Other than developing culture, making history and nation building, art, in its many forms of expression, does a lot in a person, young or old.  In this article, I would like to show the countless benefits it gives our children when we incorporate art in their everyday activities, be it for school, play or hobby.

Continue reading “Why Do Art With Kids?”

10 Benefits of Homeschooling: Thoughts of a Beginner Mom

Hello Writing!  It’s been six months since I last wrote a piece to post in here.  Was it really that long? Surprise!  Half a year.  Whew.  Really. It’s time to write about why I took a break. What’s a better topic than the benefits of homeschooling we have come to learn?

It was really worth the break.  I would like to call it my homeschooling hiatus.  It has been quite a feat adjusting to homeschooling my 4th grader, but let me immediately add that it has been so much fun as well! When we were called (as opposed to using the term ‘forced’) to homeschool the son under the government’s quarantine orders, I decided to commit to it and embrace it, no matter how hard, time-consuming, or tiring it might be.  It turns out, it’s hard, time-consuming but very fulfilling!

Continue reading “10 Benefits of Homeschooling: Thoughts of a Beginner Mom”

How to Control Our Kids’ Screen Time

child, girl, young

I have a 9-year-old 4th grader at home who went through more than four months of “summer” break from school.  Yesterday was his first day back.  Well, home school that is.  We actually went through a broken 3 weeks of transitioning-back-to-school phase. He had to answer his previous books and pay attention to lessons. But we did not fade his screen time just yet.  During the vacation, he has 1-hour computer time and 2 hours of TV time. Although he conceded to going cold turkey on his screen time, he is currently having difficulty paying attention to details of lessons and instructions; and sustaining focus when answering worksheets.  Earlier today, it took him 25 minutes to finish a 15-item worksheet on proper and common nouns!

Continue reading “How to Control Our Kids’ Screen Time”

From Crave to Craze: 10 Food that Trended in the Quarantine

It’s the 4th Monthsary of Quarantine in the PH! At this point, we probably have all heard about the Quarantine Effect.  Weeks turned to months and months turned into a whole quarter plus!  Most of us just needed to find ways to be productive.  Some people turned to become vloggers, writers (I would like to believe I became one), performers, and online sellers.  These quarantine hustles have afforded us to keep our sanity and also something short of our old financial status, in the wonderful journey of staying at home. From crave to craze, here are 10 food that trended in the quarantine!

Continue reading “From Crave to Craze: 10 Food that Trended in the Quarantine”

Back and Forth Thrice: Back to the Future Trilogy Review

It has been a fortnight since I last wrote. And it has been the first time in my life that I missed writing.  Since I started this blog, it has been my catharsis from the stresses of quarantined life and pandemic woes.  I am glad I am back after my longest absence (Yet!).  What could be a better way than to share my thoughts about being Back to the Future, right?  I, so, intended the pun right there.

Continue reading “Back and Forth Thrice: Back to the Future Trilogy Review”

Making and Keeping Friendship

people, jumping, happiness

In these times of unavoidable social malady, I can’t help but think about people I know, outside of my home, where I have been staying 24/7 for almost 106 days now.  Truth be told, its only 105 days and 22.5 hours for I went out a couple of times for very short errands.  To make the story short, I just miss my friends!  Not that I’ve had enough with my boys at home, but I just look forward to being with my girls, for a change! 

Continue reading “Making and Keeping Friendship”