Children’s Author Angel Krishna on Teaching Kids Values Through Books

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Allowing Your Kids to Help at Home

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Let’s get your kids helping at home

By teaching your kids to help around the house, they will become more hands-on and independent. This will build and strengthen their thought process, follow-through skills, independent thinking, creative thinking, and sense of responsibility.

Start by giving your kiddos small tasks. This will start to build confidence and a give them a good feeling of accomplishment.

We want our kids to be able to help out in the home so they can learn how to take care of themselves.

For example, if we moms and dads are tied up at the moment, then our little guy or girl should get their own snack or glass of water. Keep everything at lower level and within arms’ reach for them so they can get to what they want.

I truly love the small things my kids could do on their own. It helped me have an extra 5-10 minutes for a quick breather.

 

Next level

Once they are comfortable helping, it’s good to bump up the responsibility and give more tasks, such as:

  • Getting dressed on their own. I personally found it easier when I organized their clothes as best I could so they would look somewhat like a human being rather a clown doll coming out of the bedroom, Lol…
  • Cleaning the table after a snack or a meal.
  • Cleaning up their toys and organizing what toy goes in what bin. I found it helpful to color coordinate the bins and toys so your kiddo can learn organization and match what toy goes in what bin. I used the color circle stickers and put one on the toy and the same color on the bin. Also, you can buy colored bins and just match them to the stickers on the toys.
  • Sorting. Another great task I enjoyed was having my kids sort the mail. They loved it! I asked my little buggy-boos to sort the mail in two piles: one for bills and one for junk-mail. I demonstrated that the bills pretty much are white envelopes and the junk mail in many cases have a lot of color. This is a great teaching moment as well. e.g. What is a bill?  What is junk mail? Educate your kids on many aspects of money, bills and so forth. Learning the concept of money is a valuable lesson. Kids will learn that making a buck is hard. We must use it wisely and be responsible. 

 

How do you let your kids help out at home?

How has it helped them grow?

 

Hope to chat soon!  Have a great week and be creative.

 

Angel Krishna

Children’s Books Author

Monkeys and Crocodiles Play Baseball

The Gu-Glee-Goos of Christmas

Coming soon – Gabby’s Space Adventure!

 

 

 

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Have you heard of the Genius Kid App?

Originally posted on Segilola Salami Children’s Corner

Well, what to do?  Should parents use an educational app for their kiddos? Sure! Educational apps should have many choices and opportunities to learn in a productive way.  The app should cultivate the thought process of the child. This is why parents shouldn’t look for an easy app.  They should look for an app that can help their child think, build common sense, and use their imagination.

 

Have you heard of the Genius Kid App? as seen on segilola salami's blog

 

The Genius Kid App does all that and more.  Genius Kid is very interactive and covers many learning tools – Letters and Sounds, ABC’s, Jumbled Word Puzzle, Tap the Right Number, Color Mixer, Math Puzzle, Solve the Problem, and much more.  We are busy moms and dads and we want the best for our children.  Today we juggle so much, we tend to push the eduction tools to the side and let the schools alone teach our children.  Hmmm… I say, lets try harder!  Genius Kid App will help your child learn in a productive, fun, and creative way.

 

Genius Kid App is currently on sale on Apple or Android.

 

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Teaching Your Kids to Be Willing to Learn

teaching-928637_960_720.jpgBeing willing to learn! This is a relatively simple thing to teach your little ones – lead by example. From firsthand knowledge with my kids, I discovered that I had to be willing to learn myself. I had to show that learning develops knowledge and that knowledge is power.

Teach your children to learn, but don’t make it stressful. If your kids have a question, whatever it may be, explore it and educate them. If you don’t know the answer, look it up together and enjoy the time with your kiddo.

Keep a journal of what you and you child are learning. Cut out pictures and paste them on the journal page with the words that explain the cool, weird, or funny thing they asked about. It’s an interesting project and fun for both of you and the whole family.


Angel Krishna

Children’s Books Author

Monkeys and Crocodiles Play Baseball

The Gu-Glee-Goos of Christmas

Coming soon – Gabby’s Space Adventure!

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Chit-Chat Jar: Communication with Your Kids

 

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Let’s get your kids talking and sharing their thoughts with you by making a “Chit-Chat Jar.” How fun is this!

  • Find/buy a jar or container. Make sure the jar is clear so the kiddos can see what’s inside.
  • Write topics on small strips of paper. Make the ideas light and fun. They can be things like:
    • Vacation ideas
    • Friends
    • Games
    • Do you like your teacher?
    • Books
    • Foods they like
    • The library and scheduling a time to go
    • Favorite thing about school
    • Favorite subject in school
    • The art museum and scheduling a fun visit
    • Earth and our environment
    • Ask your kiddos what makes them happy
    • Music
  • The strip that is pulled out that day is what you will talk about.
  • The communication/talk can last longer if you are more engaged with what your child is saying. Encourage them by saying things like: so cool, tell me more, awesome, wow, interesting, love it, etc.
  • Please don’t make the topics serious …snore-zzzz… Your kids will lose interest really quickly. The point is too get them to talk, not tell you things you want to hear.

These are just suggestions.  You can do what you feel is good for you and your kids. The point is, communication is key! Take interest and enjoy the time you are communicating together.

 

Angel Krishna

Children’s Books Author

Monkeys and Crocodiles Play Baseball

The Gu-Glee-Goos of Christmas

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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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Micro-educate

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?

Please leave your thoughts below!

 

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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.
Buy now!

Amazon Kindle

Nook

Google Play

iBooks

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