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Teach your child life skills

How you can teach your young child life skills Image via: Articles Web
Children love to learn about life, not everything has to be counting numbers or learning letters. Obviously adding this to activities is good too. Learning is fun!

What I love about life skills is you can teach your child something you love.

Baking For me it's not baking but for my husband it is! Our children love to help in the kitchen by pouring in already measured cups of ingredients and mixing it together! They will watch the entire process from start to end.

Painting I am creative, so for me, I love to paint. So painting with my children is lots of fun. We all have our own painting notepads to create our own pieces. While learning about mixing of colours, different techniques and just having fun! View my Get Creative blog here for some ideas.

Business My husband owns a business so my children are learning through observation about customers, pallets, deliveries, nuts and bolts, fixing tools and a wide range…

How to do homework with siblings under school age

Benefits of involving younger siblings in homework activities  Image via: Jantoo Cartoons
Doing homework with your school aged child with a younger sibling can be challenging. You have one child trying to learn and the other younger sibling trying to play.

However, if you can combine part of your homework/learning activities with your younger children who aren't in school, then they benefit too!

Below are some tips on how to introduce learning time with both children: Reading During read time, let your oldest child read you their book. Once it''s read. Find a younger child book and read the words and ask your younger child to repeat them (remember count silently to ten in your head) to give them a chance to think and respond. If they don't repeat it, move onto the next page. (Or start with asking them to repeat each word). Then, read to them both a harder book, so they both can hear a higher level of language and how speech and story telling works.

Result: Every body be…