Posted by: nelinor | August 23, 2012

Dads watch Out!

Awesome Kids SLAY their Dads!  Got this from flickr! He said CHEESE.

Posted by: nelinor | August 23, 2012

Like An Elephant!

Love gets results!

Can  you love your kids like this elephant?

Posted by: nelinor | August 22, 2012

I just can’t keep it quiet any more!!!

Hi there

While I wait to get my new blog going….

The link below tells you about my new book

http://animoto.com/play/ZMSkphjYZWB8T2MkLuxddw

Come on. Take a moment out of your busy day and have a look. The web link at http://www.kids31.com  tells you even more. Remember to give me a like on the Facebook link. You don’t have to  have a Facebook account!! aaand you won’t get pulled in either:) I hope it works!

Lighten your day Have fun!!

Posted by: nelinor | August 7, 2012

Parenting

As I change over to my new blog page, the focus is on parenting. But not parenting of babies or adolescents. Is there any other age:)  Parenting of preschoolers. Those exuberant bundles of excitement . They do run up your blood pressure, so to speak. For my writing friends, please stay attached as I am still learning to write and you have helped enormously!

Posted by: nelinor | August 7, 2012

Overdue News!!!

It’s too long since I posted! Happy Jamaican Independence to everyone. Did you see Bolt run and Sanchez defend his time. Sanchez is 39 I think!! The Caribbean is showing its colours.

The big news is I am moving my blog. More on that later as I prepare for my new book cover. So much to change but all for the best. I will do it in stages so my posting is rather out of kilter. Talk soon

Posted by: nelinor | July 14, 2012

Give it a go

Posted by: nelinor | July 12, 2012

My preschooler in summer

I titled this little fellow, my preschooler. It’s summer now and this is when you appreciate the parks and community resources around you. It’ s no good thinking that anyone is going outside in the heat of the daytime.  No go before 7:00pm! So as parents we really have to be resourceful.

On the weekend plan your activities before hand. There are a few things we don’t usually do that we might try out. Cooking is one. Simple dishes, popsicles made together. Lots of recipes on the web.  Or a special project with others. I saw this one on the web and thought it should be shared.

BUILD MINI ICE SCULPTURES!

Build Mini Ice Sculptures!

Get ready for a cool activity! With this arts and crafts project, your child can build an ice sculpture that’s so fun she may not even realize she’s learning about science. Great for summer when ice really melts quickly!!so you can store this in the freezer when done

What You Need:

  • Plastic containers of different shapes and sizes
  • Food coloring
  • Kosher salt and table salt in salt shakers
  • Turkey baster and container of water
  • Gloves/mittens

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What You Do:

  1. Several days before undertaking this activity, freeze water in plastic containers of varied shapes and sizes. For extra interest, add food colouring to some of the water. Don’t fill right to the top.
  2. Un-mold the ice on a table by letting it melt a bit. It’s about to get messy and wet, so you might want to do this outside.
  3. Have your child build sculptures with the ice. If there’s more than one child challenge them to work together.
  4. Let your child experiment with the salt and water to see how it affects the ice. (Salt helps make ice melt, and can be used to make ice shapes stick together.)

After your child sees first-hand (literally) how such a simple thing as salt can have such a big effect on ice, she’ll be looking at the world wondering how other objects interact. Without even knowing it, she just conducted a science experiment and art project all in one!

 By Barbara Backer

Adapted from “The Weekly Curriculum: 52 Complete Preschool Themes” by Barbara Backer (Beltsville, MD: Gryphon House Inc., 2003). http://www.ghbooks.com

Posted by: nelinor | July 6, 2012

pondering

taken from Life is a bitch Quotes

Posted by: nelinor | June 27, 2012

Writing contest from Tori

Lordy me! What  a sight. The man had left the trailer music roaring out of the thing. I couldn’t even hear myself when I passed. And all the people in the square were just standing there speechless and doing nothing. It never fails to amaze me how useless people are when they are shocked. Silent, speechless, pointless in fact. Well the day passed without further ado and I left the town , moving on.

Wondering around the countryside can be pretty exciting and at other times, downright boring. I find the boring bits less though as there is always something to marvel about. You see I come from a family of music lovers and that trait remained over the years. Music lifts my soul! Sometimes a bit too high but lifts it nonetheless. It’s not just the words or the lyrics. No. It’s de riddim. Like Sammy Davis jnr says it’s the riddim which drives the life. Can’t remember his words in the song but it was something like that.

Posted by: nelinor | June 25, 2012

Stay-at-Home Dads?

The number of stay-at-home dads in the United States has doubled in the last decade. Does this mean the role of dad in the home is shifting? Share your thoughts in the comments

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