How to make History fun by Visiting Historical sites in Your Area

How to make History fun by Visiting Historical sites in Your Area

Children aren’t always so keen on being a part of history and more so they aren’t always so interested in learning about it. However, if you’re able to make it interesting then they’re more likely to want to be a part of it. One of those ways is by visiting historical sites in your area. Depending on where you live they may offer something such as a reenactment on the grounds in which a historical battle or event took place. This allows kids to watch others dress up and play out history as it happened. Some places may even have vendors there that allow children to dress up as a part of that historical period as well.

State parks are usually another great way to go, as they often times contain monuments or plaques that can tell you interesting facts about the time period discussed and you can enjoy the sites in the process. Along the east coast many of the towns will offer you river boat rides that not only allow you to comfortably sit back and get a view of the area, but you’re also getting to learn about the place you live. In places such as the Carolina’s there is a lot of history that has taken place including slavery, and you can go through tours of the old plantation houses and other places from history.

Anyone who enjoys going on walks can potentially visit any historical place of importance. If you know a little about the town in which you live in any house in the neighborhood could have had some form of historical importance. Towns and cities that have museums are often times built on historical landmarks which means not only are you able to view a historical moment in history, when you go inside you can literally take a walk through history and learn about all the neat things that have happened over the centuries.

If you’re not one to just sit back and watch, find ways to volunteer to do historical reenactments in which you can dress up and take part in history. Some places that you may be able to find in your town may take special trips or tours to other local area’s that are historical or have some part in history. If you’re unsure where to go to find these types of things in the surrounding area you can always try going to a local tourist information booth or a local library where they have more information available. Some libraries have known to take part in historical activities or take groups to different places of significance. For areas with a museum, especially a children’s museum they may have more information on places in the surrounding area that may have something fun and entertaining to doing.

One that we always loved was the Renaissance festival in which they had a jousting show, you were able to rent costumes that were tailored for the time period and generally built on around a historical landmark.

Raising Kids to Care about Charities

Raising children is a rewarding experience, and parents all over the world recognize the importance of bringing up children to be conscientious citizens, who think about the welfare of others as well as themselves.
Raising kids to care about charity is one amazing way to ensure your child is thoughtful and giving, and it’s probably easier than you think. While it takes a little time, it benefits both you and your child, allowing you many opportunities for bonding time together while teaching them to be kind and thoughtful.
Charity begins at home, so let’s do this together!
Set examples for your children at an early age, by donating to your favorite charity or taking part in fundraising events in your local area. If they see you using your time to help others, they are more likely to do the same as they grow.
There are many ways you can influence your child to be charitable, and some simple ways include:
• Donating much needed items to their school, e.g. pens, pencils, paper
• Setting up a lemonade stand in your local community and donating the profits to a charitable cause
• Becoming involved with local fundraising events in your area
• Volunteering time at local charities, like animal shelters, homeless shelters or community clean-ups
Do a quick online search to find out about charity events in your area, and get the whole family involved. Doing things together keeps the family close, and teaches the little ones about the importance of giving back.

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 The temptation of computer games

The temptation of computer games

There has been, for sure, thousands of articles written about this topic. To make it clear, I´m not a psychologist neither a specialist on gaming. I´ve played only a few games during my life so far. Two of them had the strongest impact on me. The Prince of Persia and the World of Warcraft. The latter I was not even really playing. You need to gain a particular skill to proceed in the game, and I decided to not go for it. Yet I watched a friend of mine playing it for quite some time. I liked both of those games or better expression is probably I felt in love with them. But let´s start from the beginning – how did the temptation of computer games appear in my life?

I could have had 10 when a computer appeared in our house. We as children were immediately interested in this new unknown thing. And since it had been already known for some time that this strange thing is very good for games we were particularly interested in them. I´m not familiar if there was any known thread in pc games so far. Anyway, our parents provided us with some and we, me and my sister, begun to play. Here we met the Prince. I do not recall if he was charming but definitely exciting enough. Soon we were able to spend some hours in front of the screen. But we didn´t do so that often because either we had some other hobbies to do or friends to play with or our parents didn´t simply let us. And honestly I never felt so bad if there was a penalty to not play computer than if one was not allowed to go out to play with other children. We nevertheless spent quite a time with the Prince, and achieved to get to some advanced levels I guess level 11th but we have never managed to get the princess out of the jail. For us it was mission impossible. Although later on some people suggested that the game was not that difficult if nothing the fire rock ball eventually killed us every time.

Later in my life I have decided not to even try the games since there was so many exciting things to do and I was too busy to sit in front of the computer. Yet almost 20 years later, I had been in situation where I actually felt like give it a try again. Yes, here is when the World of Warcraft begins. It has already been “old” style game yet for me super new one. I loved it. My character I could have created, the phantasy background, there the animation. I have been playing for some hours and nights but luckily, I was too slow to fully enjoy the play and when the temptation of computer games hit me I withstood it simply haven´t returned to the game again knowing it would cost me time I didn´t wanted to spend on it.

Children with down syndrome

Children with down syndrome

 

Down syndrome is one of the most common birth defects.  Children born with this condition have characteristic physical features and some degree of mental retardation.  Down syndrome is one of the most common chromosome abnormalities in humans, occurring in about one per 1000 babies born each year.

 

Parents of down syndrome have access to therapeutic and educational supports, which help to understand the situation a little better, education support is also useful.  School support helps the child fit into a classroom situation and makes learning and social cues a little easy for the child.  Studies show the impact of down syndrome on parents, families and siblings is more positive and feelings of pride in the success the child has in his or her life.

 

Children with down syndrome usually learn and progress more slowly than other children.  Now students with down syndrome are full members of age appropriate classrooms with assistance.  The inclusion environment is likely to stigmatize and provide a much safer and natural environments for the students.  With a team effort this can be a very happy and inspiring situation for all involved.

 

Opportunities to live and work independently in the community have increased for those with down syndrome, this is due to the more inclusive and comprehensive education, which promotes public awareness and attitudes towards a disability.  These children when ready want to join the work force, they are hard working and dependable when they are trained and supervised well.  There are jobs available to suit the needs of the down syndrome adult and to suit the employer.  Working as a community we can make this happen.

 

A child with down syndrome have more opportunities than a child born five years ago with down syndrome.  No one expected them to learn, because of the lack of education,they behaved as we expected to behave.  Many down syndrome can read, do math, cook, dress themselves , and continued to go on and live successful and productive lives with help from families and the community.  They need understanding and support of families and the communities so they can integrate into mainstream programs, so many doors be open for them.  They have dreams and the determination to reach their goals.

 

The news of having a down syndrome child will not overshadow your life, it will slowly slide into the background as you slip into a normal family life, realizing that the love for a child really has nothing to do chromosomes and extra doctor visits.  The hopeful future for down syndrome children is up lifting, so enjoy your blessings, and your child will provide you with new perspectives, love, and a deeper appreciation for the little things life has to offer.