Presentation on theme: "Mother and Son I will start by reading a poem that I wrote for my Son Joseph but I will read the last verse in the end."— Presentation transcript:
Mother and Son I will start by reading a poem that I wrote for my Son Joseph but I will read the last verse in the end
A mother’s prayer has been answered A little bundle of joy A precious little boy Sent down from heaven above To bring many precious thoughts and love To fill his mother’s heart with thanks
By The hand of God He nested in his mother’s womb Brought to life a tiny mystery from heaven A precious little boy That is full of life Never rests or sleeps Always happy and jolly A little boy that desperately wanted to grow so fast Always on the go Full of curiosity Couldn’t wait to read the next book Full of energy Many memories for a mother to treasure And store in her heart
Many hugs and kisses Lots of cuddles in her arm What else can a mother wish for than to see her son Growing strong and wise through time Strong in faith Strong in his personality Growing with a heart full of love for everyone To know what matters in life To see her son bloom in front of her own eyes To a wonderful godly man
This is how the brain cells looks like at the child’s birth.
Imagine that a child's brain is like a house that has just been built. The walls are up, the doors are hung. Then all the electrical wiring, switches, a fuse box are in the middle of the room. Will they work? Probably not. You first must string the wiring and hook up all of the connections. This is quite similar to the way our brains are formed. We are born with as many nerve cells but these cells have not yet established a pattern of wiring between them — they haven't made their connections.
So from birth to the age of 7 years of age the child brain become like a construction site. We see in the picture by age 11 through 15 the brain get rid of extra connections “pruning” gradually making order out of a tangle wires and the remaining wires become more powerful, strong, and permanent.
So what ever action you do good or bad it will have effect on the brain development. Ex. I have a child that his Mom was so worry about his safety in the time his trying to learn how to walk so she used to carry him and that effected his walking for a long time and also he did Gymnastic and Tyco Wando he still have some noticeable problem.
Facts….. Most of the brain's cells are formed before birth Most of the connections among cells are made during infancy and early childhood Early experience and interaction with the environment are most critical in a child's brain development. A 3-year-old toddler's brain is twice as active as an adult's brain. learning language during early critical periods when learning is easiest for a child
loving care, lots of movement, repetitions, talking, singing, playing and reading are some of the key activities that build a child's brain. What children need most….
the best opportunity" exist when the brain is a kind of "super sponge," absorbing new information more easily than at other times
the five senses help build the connections that guide brain development
the five senses help build the connections that guide brain development. Early experiences have a decisive impact on the actual architecture of the brain. Is anyone know what is five senses Vision, hearing, smell, touch and taste absorb. For example: The scent of the mother's skin (smell) The father's voice (hearing) Seeing a face or brightly colored toy (vision) The feel of a hand gently (touch) Drinking milk (taste) Also during that period the child will develop…. The ability to interact with others Learn Sharing Learning empathy, happiness, hopefulness….
Children are wonderful gift from God. There is nothing in this world more wonderful and exciting than being a parent and watching your own infant grow and blossom in front of your eyes and grow up to an adult
Many parent have no time. They drop their children at day care early morning and pick them up very late. Then feed them and put them to bed This is why we can not depend solely on the school to educate our children and bring them up but home environment and school education must go hand in hand in order to have a successful life. Parent need to help their children become physically/ mentally/ emotionally healthy
Maria Montessori Is anyone familiar with the Montessori Method?
Maria Montessori, born in 1870, was the first woman in Italy to receive a medical degree. She developed the Montessori methods for the benefit of enhance the child potential to succeed not just academically, but emotionally and spiritually. Her message always ”follows the child". I have been working as a Montessori teacher for 20 years during these years I have met with many children, Parents and every year I face with a unique child that needs many prayers and change of attitude on my part.
What is the environment?
Characteristics of the prepared environment include: Beauty, order, reality, simplicity and accessibility. Children must be given freedom to work and move around within suitable guidelines that enable them to act as part of a social group. Children should be provided with materials which help them to explore their world and enable them to develop essential cognitive skills. Mixed age groups (e.g. three to six, six to nine, nine to twelve) encourage all children to develop their personalities socially and intellectually at their own pace.
Before talking about what practical ways you can do at home. I have some slides and I would like to show you And all the things I will talk about can be ably to the home environment in order for the child to have a successful experience I will talk about Rules- we post our roles and we remind the children when occasion arise Both teacher agree on the roles and discipline methods before introduce them to the children (one mind) Routine (sitting the schedule in the morning) Charts and duties (sharing responsibilities) Communication ( between to children or more) Cooperation (helping a younger child- working together) Take care of one’s self (snack time- bathroom needs- lunch time)- develop leadership skills and independence Respect for the children as unique individual
I am going to talk about the environment at home through exploring what we do in the classroom environment. In order to give you an idea about dealing with children at the home sitting.
The three years span allow the children Stay with the same teacher The same setting Have long relationship with their peers Knowing the child ability and learning style Encourage a strong sense of community Encourage children to learn from each other
Before we post our rules. My co-teacher and I we have to agree on the rules and the method which we will discipline the children
Rules- we post our rules and we remind the children when occasion arise. example our work time is early morning. Everyone do his lesson and his work independently. So when the children forget their roles we remind them, but when they continue, we ring the bell and ask them to come to the line and we ask them about the rules and we send them back one by one to their work. Also if a problem arise we always deal with it as a group, we share our thoughts together and come up with a solution that everyone agree on.
“Walk worthy of the calling which you were called, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Eph. 4:1-3
This child enjoying washing his own towel. There is many steps to follow in order for him to complete his task Children learn through direct experiences, stimulation, discovery
Basic goals…. Awaking the child spirit and imagination Encourage the desire for independence and self-esteem Help develop kindness and courtesy and self-discipline Refine his motor skills
Create the spirit of joyful learning/ Concentration and enjoyment comes hand in hand. motivation to try new skills and learn more about the surround
All this activity aim is to use every muscles … Refine his motor skills and eye hand coordination preparation for writing, organization skills Teaching good skills for lifetime
This child is mopping the floor and that is awaken here sense of responsibility, cooperation, and capability
This another task of care of the environment and nature. Most of the classes has pets- fish, hamster…..
Outdoor gardening is very inviting and rewarding
Teaching cooperation, getting along with different age, taking turns to lead, older children take care of younger children
Cooking is one of the children favorite activity, they learn many thing. Cooperation, patience, measurement, texture, names of tools/food items….
All this activities Help their concentration. Perfect their motor skill Concentration and enjoyment comes hand in hand
Make them proud of their achievement
Routine (sitting the schedule in the morning) and prepare the children of what to expect music/ Spanish/ mandarin/ PE/ what type of the snack we have/ what is for lunch Routine
I Prepare the snack in the morning and write the amount for each child to take. The children are responsible to wash their hand/ bring their own snack and water to the snack table/ and clean up
Eating together encourage the children to try different Varity of food. I have parent surprise that their children eating vegetable and fruit at school. So do not neglect that at home.
Drawing is a form of expression, through the drawing you can discover the child level of development. Through drawing children can re- present action, emotion, ideas or experiences and tell complex stories Drawing stimulates the brain to grow in the areas that learn how to observe.
2 years 3 years 4 years6 years Scribbling and Circular movement is first movement the child make because it is most natural movement. Later symbols become more complex, reflecting child's observations on the world around him.
This is our sensorial section. Teaching variation of things will teach dimension, problem solving, and develop their mathematic mind For example this girl needed to move back and forth 160 times to the shelf in order to finish her work cycle. Keep in mind how important is movement and repetition
At home… It is advisable to find toys and books that enhance the child skills Children can use Legos/ blocks/ memory game/ sorting different texture of things such as swabs of material/ buttons/ coins/ leaves from the garden / tracing pallets…….
Lately there are many parent paying attention to teach their children the important of helping other. This child asked friends to donate to her favorite charity rather than give her gifts for her ninth birthday. I have a child in my classroom and her twin sister decided to ask the children to bring for their birthday a new book for our school library.
Outings are important for fresh air and discovery
As we discussed before movement is very important for the brain activity
Physical activity are important for young children allow growth of their large motor skills
Making a friend and getting along with each other is accepted in our environment and developing communication skills one on one
Forming a group of different ages will help teaching tolerant/ patience/ leadership/ compromising
Meeting as a group and enjoy each other company are essential In this stage as we said before. also The ability to interact with others Sharing Learning empathy, happiness, hopefulness…. Are performing in that stage
So do not neglect to plan a family outing Library Zoo Park Invite friends or visit one Museum Involve the child in on of the group activity… soccer/ drawing class/ Gymnastic
Lunch time are quite and peaceful.
Children eat independently
Wash their plate, fork, and cup
Taking turns teach patient
Clean their own spills
Charts and duties (sharing responsibilities). Helping sweeping the floor after lunch/ rolling the rugs/ fixing the material on the shelves/ fixing the book shelf/calendar responsibility…… and many others are expected from each child in the classroom
Washing the tables and get the classroom ready for afternoon class
At home….. Making a list of chores and duties and rotate every few weeks. Make sure the material used are child size/child friendly / inviting/excisable
Practical ways for handling everyday situations
In order to have effective communication, we need to know our vision for our home and our children’s future
What is the Christian family?
One that remembers that a Christian family is a small, lively, active church. One that regularly goes to church, takes communion, and attends Sunday School.
One that prays for their children’s safety…for them to be surrounded by good and kind people and for them to have a good sense of judgment. One that prays with their children at mealtime, when leaving the home, and at night-time.
One that owns an icon, a cross, liturgy music and a Bible. One that thanks God when an everyday task is accomplished.
One that makes an effort to spend more time with their children playing games, reading, watching a movie, and praying together. One that asks God how to have a positive conversation with them.
One that provides a calm and loving atmosphere. One that is an example for them when someone is in need by donating items that they don’t use any more, buying them something, or making them gifts.
One that is an example for their children. For example, when someone is sick they cook for him, go visit him, pray for him to get well, etc… One that listens to their children’s questions, doubts, criticisms, and point of view.
One that shows interest in what their children do in schoolwork and sports, and knows who their children are friends with. One that creates an atmosphere of thankfulness by modeling a thankful attitude.
One that remembers that no one learns anything through teaching alone. Your children are watching how you handle everyday situations; your relationship with your spouse, others, and your children in tough time and in good times.
One who plans a budget according to their family needs to prevent fights and arguments. One that enforces rules in the house, which the parents agree on to keep the house peaceful. They also need to discipline the children if these rules are not obeyed.
One who, when a problem arises, uses the situation to instill good character in their children. One that teaches their children obedience as part of life.
Conduct family meetings
“Do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak; for it is not you who speak, but the spirit of your Father who speaks in you.” Matt. 10: 19-20
Family meeting need to be conducted on regular basis in order to allow… cooperation, solutions, suggestions, discussions, harmony, find ways to complement each others, compromise makes every day tasks become easily How to conduct the meetings… Pray first together Discussions need preparations in order to be focus on what need to be discussed Find positive comment to say about each others Encourage everyone to participate, talk, and state his opinion
Young children need few choices and limited freedom Listen attentively, acknowledge feelings, and respect everyone opinion Meeting should be conduct in atmosphere of calmness and respectful Come with a solution that agreeable Write an agenda and follow up Teach your children To open up more How to converse with others To leave all their worry behind Have joy of what they will do
Morning Hassle Fighting with your children every morning to get ready… sound familiar
First step… do not nag or remind what they need to do, put down the rules with them and prepare them. Second step… Help them prepare at night time and make a chart or a list of what needs to be done in the morning Third step… do not do for the child what he can do for himself Forth step… Allow consequences - missing breakfast, forgetting his lunch, forgetting his homework….
Fifth step …teach good habits Wake up the children a little earlier (15min) Get ready and dressed before waking up the children Do not allow TV in the morning Pray together for God’s guidance and protection through the day Have a healthy breakfast Peaceful conversation Remind the children with the schedule of the day (who is dropping- picking up- what activity- doctor appointment – grocery
Keep in mind… If you rescue the child he will not think for himself And he will become dependent on you in all his affairs
Bedtime Hassle The child starts manipulating you – they want to drink, go to the bathroom, hear a story, turn the lights on, extend bedtime…
The more the children experience organization and order the less likely they will struggle with you Bedtime preparation requires you to be available Stick to the routine… pray together as a family, clean up toys, bath time, pajamas, brush teeth, choose clothes for next day, backpacks ready at the door, lunch for next day is ready, set alarm, bed time story When the child have difficulty (make a chart to follow and see if he accomplish it) Refuse to play the power struggle game instead quietly leave the room, and if the child came out of the room quietly bring him back Allow the child to choose the bedtime - 7:15 or 7:30? Children should have 12 hours of sleep…Know your child because some children need more sleep than others
Mealtime Hassle Table manners will happened gradually for young children if they have a pleasant experience of eating together and sharing stories and be part of the conversation.
Eat meals together at least once a day without interruptions Make pleasant setting…flower, candles, placemats…. Take turns praying at meal time Do not fill the child’s plate and force him to eat it rather let him choose what he’d like to eat and one item he’d like to try Be sure there is at least one thing in the meal that the child likes Do not keep an open kitchen at least before meals Make sure to provide a healthy snack before bed time Practice good table manners If the child spills something, let him clean his spill or help him to clean it if he is too young
Homework Hassle The child who is putting off his homework until just before bedtime then asking for help
Model the value of learning by being a good example for your child (read a book, listen to tapes about different subjects, etc...) Schedule a consistent time to be set for homework that you and your child can agree on such as: o Right after school o After resting for an hour o After dinner Assign a place for studying and provide the materials needed to complete the homework
Provide a quiet work environment and try to limit the distractions as much as possible during homework Give them some words of encouragement Teach your child to start with a prayer before doing his homework Some days the child might not have homework or has done it in the school; in that situation, it is advisable to keep the routine going and have him do extra work such as (read a book, work on mathematics quiz or science project )
Finally…. We talked about Rules- we post our rules and we remind the children when occasion arise Both teacher agree on the rules and discipline methods before introduce them to the children (one mind) Routine (sitting the schedule in the morning) Charts and duties (sharing responsibilities) Communication ( between to children or more) Cooperation (helping a younger child- working together)
Teach your child no matter how busy our life may be, our priority is God Slow down with our daily schedule and children activities will help o Make children happier and more relaxed o Allow the family to eat dinner together o Allow sibling to bond together o Give opportunities for parents to know more about their children o Give them time to pray together
Let’s decide to be Godly parents now, before it’s too late and we look back and realize that the problems our children might have are a result of careless parenting. “ Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom.” James 3:13
So… The little boy with the tiny hand to hold Became A man with a hand bigger than mine Yet I thank God every day for the little seed of mine