Tired of getting late? Having trouble arranging your works and meeting? Less time with your family? Here are some tips that might solve your problem
- Know your priority- Prioritize that needs to be prioritize. Do first what is time-consuming or what is near to its deadline
- Do things wisely swiftly- as much as possible think fast and wisely this will help you to manage things quickly
- Learn how to say no – If you have things to do learn to say no, this will lesson your priorities
- Plan ahead- never rush a plan, this will crash your schedule
- Eliminate distractions- as much as possible avoid distraction doing your objective with distractions will slow you
- Take care of your self- health is important you can do things when your sick, so have time for your self
When I was an early childhood teacher an experienced sales rep from a large educational supplies company used to visit me periodically. As I made my yearly purchases she gave me some advice which has been proven by my experience over the years to be true. She suggested that rather than purchasing a new construction set or toy, it would be a better investment to build on to a set that I already had.
While it was tempting to have the latest and greatest thing, adding something new to an old favourite sparked renewed interest and expanded the possibilities of play, rather than purchasing another frustratingly small collection that was limited in its uses. This principle has stayed with me as a home educator and as I am tempted to buy a new construction toy in particular, I remember that my children will be better served by a small addition to a much-loved activity that we already own.
Perhaps this will mean searching Pinterest for ideas of items to add to our wooden block collection such as some river stones and other found materials. Or some farm animals to expand our Duplo collection. Perhaps some mini fishing nets and plastic sea creatures to make a new display in our water trolley outdoors. A small, often inexpensive addition that renews interest and revs up the use of an activity that we already own will often prove to be a better long-term investment.
Toy rotation serves the same purpose. Having them all out at once makes for a lot of mess and clutter and often everything seems “old news” to the kids with nothing being used. Take 50% of what you have available and put it in storage. Set out some new combinations of old activities, and put a flexible routine in place that includes times when children are playing where you direct them to play, with what you tell them to play with. Often the unexcited moan will be quickly followed by a great play session with something that has not seen the light of day for quite some time when left on the shelf amidst a sea of other choices.
When it is time for what is available to be changed over and those activities you tucked away come back out, it’s like Christmas all over again as the children rediscover toys they haven’t seen in a while.
The way toys are presented makes all the difference. We love this mirror as a backdrop to many different play set-ups and the green cloth covers the bricks at the base of a bricked-in fireplace that provides a natural frame for different invitations to play. I thought for a long time that our coloured small building blocks were a white elephant, but since I have started presenting them differently they have been well-used.
The grand teddy wedding of the year saw Pink Teddy and Honeybear tie the knot as the other stuffed toys watched from the church pews. No extra spent here, just bringing the teddy basket out with the blocks was enough for an afternoon of play.
For some reason the girls prefer to set their dollhouse furniture on the floor instead of inside the dollhouse and consequently they were gathering dust. When I moved them into a cane basket and added them to the block area instead, the whole family (including the boys) ended up creating mansions.
Magnet toys are great for little kids. They are not too hard to connect and don’t make too much mess or noise.
2 mirror tiles from Ikea (4 for $10) taped together to make a free-standing backing and placed on top of another mirror creates another frame or invitation to play backdrop that we use regularly. I place one kind of material out for a while and as interest dies, rotate something new in. These pattern blocks are never chosen from the cupboard but most of the children played with them more than once while they were out at the mirror table.
Having some hard time choosing the right course for you? Here are some tips that might help you
- Why do you need that course? Ask that question for yourself. Choose a course that will improve your existing skill set. Try discussing your course at your peers this might help you.
- Consider your future. Know the demand of your career at the future.
- Choose what you really want. Decide for yourself, choose what you want. Don’t pick a course you don’t want you’ll regret it. And especially choose what really fits you
- Reality check. Do you afford it? Do you afford the cost of living?
- Focus on the detail. Understand your course thoroughly before you sign up
- Choose a course that fits your study style. If you cant afford to stay at night just to pass requirements avoid courses that doesn’t fit your study style. Or if you want a challenge choose a course that will take you out at your comfort zone.