twitter facebook stumble upon rss

Help for Bored Kids

sign up for the momlogic newsletter Tweet This

Recession Mama Michele Ashamalla: I think I've heard my kids say they were bored only a couple of times in their lives. I promptly handed them a basket of dirty laundry or directed them to the dishes in the sink, and they didn't say it again. They are generally too busy to be bored.

Bored kids
We encourage active participation -- in school, with family, in life. Just recently, they all participated in theNational PTA Reflections Program, which asks children to express themselves artistically based on a common theme. The categories are varied -- everything from dance and music composition to all types of visual arts, photography and film. Parents need to help kids fill out the submission form and mat some artwork. (I used poster boards for mats; they were two for $1 at Dollar Tree. And I printed a photograph at CVS, so the financial commitment was pretty miniscule.)

Parents at our school volunteered to lead free workshops to help the kids, and the school provided some materials. After the competition was over, our school held a gallery reception so everyone could see all the entries. If your school doesn't participate, encourage them to.

The theme this year was "Together we can ...." It was great to see my 5-year-old's crayon drawing, entitled "Together We Can Play Outside," my 8-year-old's pastel drawing, entitled "Together We Can Save the Forests" and my 11-year-old's photograph, entitled "Together We Can Create Renewable Energy." They were so proud of their work -- and so was I.

There's such a focus on academics these days; every child is expected to be an intellectual superstar. I'm thrilled to see something that showcases other talents. Though I was grumbling late last night as my husband and I were making sure everyone's forms were in order, I was feeling so happy that they were all involved in such a terrific project.


next: Fabulous Women Need 'Fabulous Women'!
54 comments so far | Post a comment now
Solardude April 2, 2011, 6:19 PM

Your site theme looks cool. What layout did you use?

köpa iphone skydd April 3, 2011, 3:50 PM

But wanna tell that this is extremely helpful, Thanks for taking your time to write this.

Life Plus international April 3, 2011, 7:03 PM

Can you message me with some hints on how you made this website look like this, I would appreciate it.

Purchase a Boise Home April 3, 2011, 9:19 PM

Thanks for the sensible critique. Me and my neighbor were just preparing to do a little research about this. We got a grab a book from our local library but I think I learned more clear from this post. I’m very glad to see such excellent info being shared freely out there.

förkylning bota April 3, 2011, 10:56 PM

Perfect piece of work you have done, this web site is really cool with excellent information.

porn videos April 4, 2011, 6:14 AM

My brother suggested I would possibly like this web site. He was once totally right. This publish truly made my day. You cann’t imagine just how much time I had spent for this info! Thanks!

Daryl Naccari April 4, 2011, 6:56 AM

fifty four; ninety; then two

rankpay April 4, 2011, 12:13 PM

Merci!

act sat conversion information April 4, 2011, 2:07 PM

Really informative and good anatomical structure of content , now that’s user genial (:.

replacement windows Philadelphia April 4, 2011, 5:23 PM

great post mate but how do get your rss feed? How about sending us an e-mail with instructions? Ta

stereo fitting kit April 4, 2011, 9:16 PM

Good points…I would note that as someone who really doesn’t comment to blogs much (in fact, this may be my first post), I don’t think the term “lurker” is very flattering to a non-posting reader. It’s not your fault really , but perhaps the blogosphere could come up with a better, non-creepy name for the 90% of us that enjoy just reading the posts.

white gold jewellery April 4, 2011, 11:18 PM

Atypical this post is totaly unrelated to what I was looking google for, but it surely was indexed at the first page. I suppose your doing one thing proper if Google likes you enough to position you on the first page of a non comparable search.

Luxor Las Vegas Spa April 5, 2011, 9:37 AM

Merci!

bugatti veyron price April 5, 2011, 10:53 AM

Appreciate it for this howling post, I am glad I noticed this site on yahoo.

scrapebox April 5, 2011, 11:00 AM

Hello. Thank you for posting this!

nokia n900 April 5, 2011, 1:01 PM

%BLOGTITLE%, it is bullshit

guild wars 2 April 5, 2011, 1:23 PM

I am not positive the place you’re getting your info, but great topic. I needs to spend a while learning much more or figuring out more. Thanks for fantastic information I was in search of this information for my mission.

what is hdmi info April 5, 2011, 4:56 PM

I conceive you have mentioned some very interesting points , appreciate it for the post.

Homes For Sale In Brentwood CA April 5, 2011, 8:08 PM

I don’t always agree with everything you say, however you always get me thinking! Instead of arguing with you this time, I’ll just say, “thanks for thinking”!

dominican April 5, 2011, 8:47 PM

Thanks for great information.


Back to top >>
advertisement