Category Archive:child’s health and fitness

New Playground Equipment at The Park ( Momimhar posted on February 26th, 2016 )

New playground equipment.

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.

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Categories: child-friendly, lifestyle, physical development, play area, playground, Texas

Tips On How To Take Care Of Your Eyes And Resolve Vision Problems ( Momimhar posted on December 10th, 2015 )

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.

a-girl eyes

Helpful Tips: 

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.

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Categories: child's health and fitness, eye health, eyeglasses, family, health, shopping

Encourage Your Kids To Participate In Physical Development Programs ( Momimhar posted on October 8th, 2015 )

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.

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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