Thursday, November 24, 2011

Relax, it's the holidays! Don’t Stress.

Travel light with children it will save you time. Be certain to have all of your travel paperwork/information together in a baggie or envelope. When traveling by air you can print your boarding pass at home before you arrive at the airport. Passengers can reduce their time in line at the ticket counters by utilizing self-service check-in machines. Double-check for flight delays. Passengers should arrive 90 minutes before their scheduled departure time for domestic travel and 2 hours early for international travel. Any passenger 18 and older will need a federal or state-issued photo ID at airport checkpoints, and/or passport when traveling internationally.

When traveling by road get 6-8 hours of sleep the night before a long trip. Have some drinks and snacks on hand to hold you over, and make a point of packing for automotive emergencies. Always check gas station prices and map out gas station stopping points to aid in easy traveling.

Fun ideas for Thanksgiving. Allow children to participate in making different recipes for your Thanksgiving table. Children can easily help in the early part of the cooking process. Desserts are always children’s favorite. Try cookie cutter designed themes for Thanksgiving/harvest day as a creative way to participate in the festivities. Set aside some special time for the children to decorate their table for Thanksgiving. There are several inexpensive crafts you can find on the web for napkin folding, paper centerpieces cut in the shape of turkeys, and many more.

Remember Be Great! Laugh a lot and Smile a lot. FUNducate LLC. “Bringing Fun to Education!”

Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Parent involvement

Parent involvement! Parent involvement, Parent involvement is the KEY that can either sour a child’s interest in school or unlock a passion for school that can last into college.  Parents are the foundation, the first educators for children. The basic building blocks of education must start prior to entering Kindergarten. Parents drive the train of excitement and interest in learning that builds a successful framework for children to continue to build upon each school year.

Remember school is a big deal. As Parent's our interest about school helps raise our children's excitement. From birth children learn directly from their parents.  Their likes and dislikes are structured from observing what their parents like and dislike.  What children learn during the first years of life is the foundations they begin to form as their own personalities form based on early observation (learned habits).

Tips to make school interesting

Start early.  There are tools available that will help aid in keeping the learning process fun through infancy to Higher learning (Baby Einstein,,, and many more).  Search on Google for reading, and math educational tools or books to select educational aids to help your child(ren).
Playing fun games spark interest while learning with our children.  Examples: I spy with colors and/or shapes when you drive or within your home. Scavenger hunts to board games and matching/memory games for younger children.

“Bring Fun to Education”

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Education is important

We would love to hear of ways you feel education is important, and how to increase the importance of education within families (team effort to ensure children have a brighter future).