Fun Ways to Inspire Your Kids’ Imagination (Without Electronics)

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Imagination today is becoming rare – this is my personal opinion. We have so many electronics available to our kids today that they lose the skill and thought processes which lead to imagination. What can you do to help ignite a child’s imagination? Well, many things actually. Ask fun questions that will encourage your kids talk and think. Here are a few fun firsthand suggestions.

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Parenting Tip: Following Through with Punishment Consequences

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Frustration,  stress and mental exhaustion – there is so much struggle with following through on punishment with your kids. Yes, it is easier to say nothing and to give in, BUT what will your kids learn? Nothing good. Don’t be a push-over! Kids are very smart; they know how to push your buttons. When you say you’re going to take away their phone, computer, kindle etc… just take it and lock it up. Hide it or whatever you need to do.

Yikes, stress overload.  Yep, been their and done that. I do realize the difficulty following though.  What to do next? Well, what worked for me was telling my kids they can earn all items back after they do what I asked them to do. Sometimes it worked as quickly as in minutes, and sometimes it took a day or two. Many times I had to go into the garage to take a breath or scream into a pillow. I’d also stay in the bathroom much longer then needed just to get some alone time and get some sanity back, lol… we have all been there.

Following through with punishments will get you respect, and your kids will begin to realize you’re not fooling around. They will do what you ask and complete the task that you want them to do.

The main goal is to stand strong, follow through, and show you’re the parent/adult, not an action lego figure they can tear down and rebuild.  Be strong and courage up, You got this!!!

–Angel Krishna

Children’s Books Author

Monkeys and Crocodiles Play Baseball

The Gu-Glee-Goos of Christmas

 

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How to Educate in the Home

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What you are about to read is what you hear quite a bit – educate in the home! Always educate outside of the classroom.  Yes, easier said than done, I know.  We are tired, stressed, overwhelmed, and have a list in our head that never ends. Any amount of education in the home works, really… If you have 5 minutes, then use it to teach your child how to work through a problem or sound out a word, to use their thoughts and common sense to get a problem solved.

Develop Common Sense

Here’s one for you! Hmmm. . . Common sense.  This is a lost skill. It truly is.  Why not ask your kids what would you do if?  Give a scenario and see what their answer is!  This will help and ignite their brain and making them think and use their imagination, which will strengthen their “common sense.”  This can be done anytime! Driving time, meal time, cooking, chores, etc. The point is to build their skill set and make sure they know what is good and not safe!  Strengthen their thought process!

You got this, fabulous moms and dads of the world.


How do you use free moments to educate your child outside of school?

What tricks do you use to develop common sense?

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Coming Soon! – Gabby’s Space Adventure

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Look for my upcoming picture book release about Gabby,
a hippo that won’t let anyone tell her she can’t go to space!

Being a hippo has been a hard journey, but I have never given up on my dreams.  I hope I can inspire  you to have willingness to learn, belief in yourself, and determination to always shoot for the stars!

Coming soon in ebook and paperback at all major booksellers.

BOOK BLOGGERS AND REVIEWERS: Visit my contact page to request a review copy.

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Christmas Special – Picture Book 99 cents!

Glu Glee Goos of Christmas Chiledren's Story Book by Angel Krishna

 

We are thru Gu-Glee-Goos of Christmas! We come from a land of helping hands; as we spin and sparkle into place, we fix and mend all unfortunate Christmas breaks.

The perfect Christmas gift for the little people in your life.

On sale for 99 cents

Monday, November 21
thru
Sunday, December 4.
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Announcing the Genius Kid Educational App on the Segilola Salami Show!

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Genius Kid, Educational App by Angel Krishna

On today’s episode of The Segilola Salami Show, author Angel Krishna talks about her publishing journey and the new children’s app she’s developed Genius Kid. According to her, educational apps are the next best thing outside of reading, to help children with their cognitive development.

Listen on to find out what she has to say.

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About The Segilola Salami Show

The Segilola Salami show is hosted by Segilola Salami who is also an author and a self publishing strategist. She provides one to one support to aspiring authors to help them self publish their own books and make a success of it. Her latest book is called Yetunde: An Ode to My Mother. Part of the proceeds from the sales of this book goes towards helping UK Charity Jigsaw4u. The aim of the show is to be entertaining but educative as we see guests share their experience on self publishing in a virtual cafe. The show is published weekly on Tuesdays at 9am GMT London. Subscribe to the show now to listen to this and other episodes here.

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Talking to Kids: Building Trust for Good Communication

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Here is a story about two species that are friends but they run into a bit of a snag. The Monkeys and the Crocodiles have been buddies for some time now but something is not quite right in the jungle that day. It all takes place on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The monkeys arrive at the field to play their Sunday afternoon game of baseball and oh, oh. Coconuts are what they used for baseballs, and no coconuts could be found!

The Monkeys need to get the other side of the river. They need help from their friends the Crocodiles. As the Monkeys walk over toward the crocodiles, the crocodiles see them coming and are not so pleased. Hmmm, I wonder what is going on? The Crocodiles are mad and hurt. This is because the monkeys always ask for help but never include the crocodiles in their fun game of baseball.

Well, I’m sure you can get what’s going on. Communication breaks down and feelings are hurt.

3b456-2My children’s picture book, “Monkeys and Crocodiles Play Baseball” is about communication and feelings. We have to remember to communicate with our children in a way that will give our children comfort and a safe feeling on a daily basis. We tend to talk over our kids and talk at them instead of to them.

I believe the big thing here is to let our kids know they can talk to us about anything. The way to achieve this is to make sure they know we will not get mad or upset or try to fix things. Sometimes our children just need a trusting heart and a sound ear. Many times our kids let their feeling stir up inside and things can get frustrating for them.

We as parents need to let our kids know we are there for them. We will not judge but only support them and listen. The communication bond does get stronger and more trusting. Please understand that it is very difficult for kids to open up and share feelings sometimes. This is why we need to listen with our hearts. We need to know when a story is sometimes just a story full silliness, and when another is full of hurt and bad feelings. Either way, be there for your kids no matter the level of urgency.

 

Angel Krishna/Children’s Book Author

www.adkstorybooks.com

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Building Bridges with Grandkids – 5 Tips to Bridge the Gap

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Well, hmmm! How to begin? The gap between grandparents and grandkids is quite wide. If you think about it, grandparents grew up with seeing the world in real time, NOT on a Wii, X-Box or Smart Phone.

They went out of the house and stayed out until dinner was ready or mother/father was calling their name. They saw, they touched and felt things, dug in the dirt, played kick-ball, got dirty and enjoyed it.

Today the young kids are playing INSIDE with their Wii and X-Box and missing what could be seen, what could be found, what could be imagined.

I remember, when I was young, I went outside for hours on end. My imagination really made my day fun and exciting. We made up games and divided the neighborhood kids into two groups and went on to play this really cool spy game.

The question is: How do we get our grandkids to see what we have seen and learn how fun it could be? How do we NOT bore them with the past and build a stronger relationship?

Grandkids can be very non-communicative with the grandparents and it’s sometimes difficult to build that bridge.

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#Bookreview: The Gu-Glee-Goos

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4.0 out of 5 stars Delightful Christmas story!

Review by Inspirational Author & Book Reviewer ~ Dolores Ayotte

Although a Christmas theme, “The Gu-Glee-Goos of Christmas” is the kind of book that can be enjoyed all year long. As always, I really enjoy reading children’s books especially those written in rhyme. The three colorful little Gu-Glee-Goos are blobs of good fun and cheer as they give a helping hand during the Christmas season.

Blue, Shmu, and Goo are eager to mete out their magical touch in any way that they can. There is plenty of work to go around as they efficiently fix and mend. These three delightful creatures emphasize the importance of helping those in need to their young reading audience. It is a great idea to reinforce the fact that…“Kindness goes a long way. Always be nice and helpful every day.” The bright illustrations by Timothy Lange really add to the reading pleasure.


Thanks to Dolores Ayotte for her insightful review. Please find out more about Dolores Ayotte and her work at http://www.doloresayotte.com/


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Glu Glee Goos of Christmas Chiledren's Story Book by Angel Krishna

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#Bookreview: Monkeys and Crocodiles Play Baseball

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5.0 out of 5 stars An early start to life’s simple lessons…

By Inspirational Author & Book Reviewer ~ Dolores Ayotte

I very much enjoy reading and reviewing children’s books. I especially like the ones that offer simple life lessons as well as gently stressing morals and values. “Monkeys and Crocodiles Play Baseball” by children’s Author Angel Krishna fits the bill.

The monkeys in this well-illustrated book, regularly play baseball on Sunday afternoons. They throw coconuts and hit them with a bat as they enjoy their weekly game. However, on this particular Sunday there are no coconuts to be found. As the monkeys have done many times in the past, they approach the crocodiles to help them cross the river while sitting on their back so that they can replenish the supply of coconuts required to play their favorite activity. The “crocs” can see them coming and decide to take a stand and refuse to help them this time. The monkeys are taken aback and innocently ask why…

Author Angel Krishna takes the opportunity to teach the monkeys about the benefits of communication, thoughtfulness, as well as being kind and considerate to others. She also demonstrates the power of friendship, forgiveness, and the positive results of getting along. This is exactly the kind of book I like to read to my grandchildren so we can further discuss being kind and sensitive to other children’s feelings. “Monkeys and Crocodiles Play Baseball” is a great learning tool and the monkeys and crocodiles with their vivid expressions are priceless and really add to the reading pleasure of this colorful children’s book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.


Thanks to Dolores Ayotte for her insightful review. Please find out more about Dolores Ayotte and her work at http://www.doloresayotte.com/


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Monkeys and Crocodiles Play Baseball Children's Story Book by Angle Krishna


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