According to Abraham Maslow, social interaction is one of the basic human needs. It comes after physiological and safety needs. In this time of pandemic and quarantine, we take care of our kids in the comforts and security of our home. We feed them food to keep them healthy; and different activities to keep them cognitively sound and entertained. While we spend so much time with them nowadays, they still need to connect to their peers. Like us, adults, virtual meetup is the only way possible these days.Continue reading “10 Virtual Activities to Do With Friends: Kids Edition”
This time around, I will not talk about the Q in ECQ or GCQ. It will be about Quotients and not Quarantines. I came across a Facebook post, recently, that briefly talked about four types of intelligence, namely IQ, EQ, SQ and AQ. According to the post:Continue reading “Qs to Consider: IQ, EQ, SQ and AQ”
The pandemic and quarantine has given us new ways to do things we need and want in life. Our kids and students will be learning online in the coming months. Health buffs who used to frequent the gym, now do their routines at home, sometimes, with their personal trainer online, as well. This is the same with mall rats, who do not have a choice but to, also, do online shopping. Even telehealth is on the rise as a new way to consult with the doctor and continue attending therapy sessions. Prayer meetings, Holy Masses and other religious services are done, virtually, too. We are surrounded with virtual activities! Maybe we ought to try them to connect with friends!Continue reading “10 Virtual Activities To Do With Friends: Tita Edition”
As a pediatric OT, my students call me teacher. As a teacher, I, first, became interested about learning styles for the benefit of my students. It was very useful for me to identify just how my kids learn. Matching my “lesson plans” for them gave me the ease of teaching and I, sure, saw that it also resulted to their ease of learning.Continue reading “Learning Styles: We are How We Learn”
How to Improve Your Child’s Handwriting Skills: Part 4
I know I promised that this is going to be the final part of this series, but I realized I still want to share with you the nitty gritty so I decided to add one more part – the Legibility part. This post, then, is going to be the second to the last of the series. Catch the first three parts here: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.Continue reading “Handwriting: Body, Mind and Hand Working as One”
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I turned 39, recently. If life begins at 40, I must be in my embryonic period right now. And life couldn’t be more supportive. It gave me a PAUSE button so I could regroup, bond with my little family, assess my past and plan for my future. And oh, I also got to share this time with the world.
I used these past two and a half months exploring the unchartered at home. To avoid monotony, I challenged myself to do something new. So, I tried cooking and baking new dishes and pastries, pushing for higher levels of exercise, watching a whole new genre of movies/series, writing a blog, reading different kinds of books and listening to new beats of music. One day, I came across Ms. Americana on Netflix and my journey as a Taylor Swift fan began.Continue reading “Never Too Late to be a Swiftie”
Let me start by being a Filipino. It is common practice for Filipino families to hire a helper at home. The helper cooks, cleans, washes dishes, washes laundry, etc. The adults (parents and extended family), usually, chip in, here and there, when they feel like it or if they really like doing the chore.Continue reading “Chores ‘r’ Us: How to Teach Your Children to Do Household Chores”
How to Improve your Child’s Handwriting Skills: Part 3
If you have taken to heart the things discussed in the first two parts of this series, then I think you and your child are inching closer to the real stuff, what we’ve been talking about – handwriting. But first, let me present another very important skill that affords the hand to do its very precise jobs.Continue reading “Manipulation and Handwriting Skills: Translate, Shift and Rotate”
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We Bare Bears is a cartoon show on Cartoon Network featuring 3 species of bears (Grizzly, Panda and Polar Bears), referring to one another as brothers. It is also on Netflix but only for the first season. The show’s latest season is season 4 and they have an upcoming movie this June.
Yes, they’ll be on the silver screen, soon!Continue reading “Why We Bare Bears is Good for Your Child and You, Too”
Let me talk about a very common mom problem at home. You know how cupboards and tables get filled with stuff that does not belong there? Pencils, coins, bills and sometimes, even an empty Yakult bottle gets lost and stays there. It’s an unsightly view! I am not saying I am a saint. Even, I, sometimes add to that messy pile. Allow me to show you, how loving and understanding of a mother I am: It’s okay, it’s unavoidable! 🙂Continue reading “DIY Wooden Trinkets Box”