What do you and your kid(s) do after school? Does your child have after school activities like swimming, martial arts, music lessons, dance and art classes, gymnastics, and workshops that he or she will continue attending while on summer break?
I know some of my mommy friends send their children to one or two of the activities I mentioned above during the week after school. My darling daughter was in a ballet class two years ago. She doesn’t want to do that again because she said it’s boring. 🙂 We also tried to put her in tumble and ballet combo but still she got bored. Then we tried gymnastics with ASI Gymnastics Trial invite last year before Kindergarten. She enjoyed it-lots of activity in each session. She went once a week that time and looked forward to the next class. I noticed then that she really enjoyed gymnastics. But I have three things in mind that I want her to do this summer-swimming, piano, and gymnastics. But with our schedule, I think I will drop one. It is hard to decide since all of them are very essential.
My husband and I should talk about this with proper consideration because availing these classes are not cheap.
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If you are a mom like me who’s always on the lookout for engaging activities for children to enjoy all year round, let’s high five! You see, keeping our kids busy on the activities they love to do is beneficial to their development because, not only they gain self-confidence but also, they learn how to socialize.
When my darling K turned 3, I started looking for an activity that might interest her. I enrolled her to ballet classes. Searching for dance schools wasn’t easy for me. I asked for recommendations from my mom friends. There was one close to our town but the registration fee was so expensive. I bumped into Groupon.com and looked around their website and found some good Good For Kids health and fitness, and classes. The locations were ideal and they offered discounts on classes with Groupon coupons. Since my darling daughter was interested in gymnastics, I enrolled her in a gymnastics school and availed the discounted price listed on Groupon. Not only K enjoyed the gymnastics classes. She’s also learning about balance, composure, posture, and teamwork.
I was a happy mom since I found Groupon.com. I like their site because of so many great deals – not only on kids activities but also on dining and shopping. Every now and then, I check for Nordstrom coupons on shoes and apparels on their site, too. You can also follow them on social for updates at:
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New playground equipment.
We cannot wait for this new playground equipment to be installed completely at the Olde City Park in Wylie. It is about time to have the old ones replaced since they were old and damaged already. They were putting more slides, I can see. Spring is just around the corner and hopefully the play park will reopen very soon.
I am looking forward to this year’s social events in the town. One of my favorite event is the City Night Out. There are so many vendors and fun stuff for the kids. Also, the fireworks display is awesome.
As a stay-at-home mom blogger, I spend a lot of time on the computer – typing blog post entries, editing pictures, sorting photos for Pinterest Boards, and responding to email messages. I don’t do these on my cellphone because, you know, cellphones have small screens. And that means, my eyes get strained sometimes which is giving me headaches once in a while. I do know that vision problems run in my family. But I am trying to not take the risk of acquiring them because I don’t want to wear eyeglasses.
But there are some people who have really bad vision. Some got it when they were born and others acquired vision problems as they get old. That is why they get prescription eyeglasses to help them see things perfectly. My husband has an eye problem since he was seven years old. And he is gonna wear eyeglasses for the rest of his life. I know it’s not ideal but what can he do?
But is there a way to treat bad vision? Some eye exercises can help strengthen the muscles of the eyes. I also heard about some type of eyeglasses that can help treat a certain vision problem. A good eye specialist can help with eye care needs and give recommendations on ways to improve good vision.
That is why we should take care of our eyes especially our children’s. Kids are vulnerable to vision problems because of modern technology around us. These tips are based on my personal experience and daily routine.
- Do not overdo looking on the screen of our computers, laptops, phones, and tablets. Look away from the computer after every 20 minutes.
- Don’t watch television or read when you are lying down.
- Wash your face 10 minutes after you wake up in the morning.
- Relax your eyes (few minutes after working on the computer) before washing your face at bedtime.
- Keep an ideal distance when watching television – not too close and not too far.
- Eat yellow, orange, and green vegetables rich in Vitamin A.
- Exercise your eyes outdoors by looking as far as you can.
Hope these help. If you have more recommendations, please leave in the comments below.
My darling daughter and I went to her tumbling, gymnastics, and cheer class this afternoon. I was glad that I didn’t forget the schedule today because we missed the first day of classes last Thursday. K was very excited to try this new skills and physical development for toddlers. As much she loves jumping, K loves tumbling as well. I noticed that she got bored in ballet class when she was 3 so I decided to let her try something else that I know she enjoys.
We arrived at the recreation center 10 minutes early but the in-charge let K inside the classroom. The room is big and wide. The props are ready and waiting for the kids to show up. There were six children in the list but only three of them came including K. The other one, though she was inside the room, didn’t join the activity.
The girls and their pom poms.
It’s a 30-minute class which is good, I think, because toddlers get tired and bored easily.
The Wylie Recreation Center offers fitness and developmental classes for toddlers and young kids age 2-5. Depending on the type of class, the monthly rates ranges from $25 to $125. For members and Wylie residents, the rates are lower. So if there are health and fitness programs for kids in your area, you can register may register your children. I am sure they will have a great time.
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