Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Educational Toys

The human brain is an amazing thing and it starts soaking up information and learning the moment we are born. The first few years of life your new baby will grow and develop at an astonishing rate, they will transform from a totally helpless infant into a confident well accomplished 6 year old going off to school all by themselves.
Through the eyes of a child the world is an infinite scary place. It is a parents responsibility to provide their basic survival needs like food and water but, parents must also teach them to grow into productive adult members of the community.
Children have short attention spans but are eager to learn everything! Their attention spans are so short in fact, once they learn a skill they do not remember a time they couldn't do it. Each time they master a new task their confidence builds.
For a child to learn it should be fun and challenging. Sometimes they work best when a parent is close by encouraging and participating, but by the time a child is two or three the parent could be a distraction. Buying them educational toys is the key to helping them learn new things.
Researchers have done a lot of studies and they continue to find new information about the human brain and how it works. They have put a lot of effort and money into developing and manufacturing age and developmentally appropriate educational toys.
The good news is you do not have to spend a lot of money to have educational toys that your child will love and learn from. There are limitless opportunities to teach your child all they need to know. What you need to recognize is the opportunity to teach.
1. When you are outside: Talk about the clouds and the weather, look at the trails in the sky from passing jets or airplanes, what is the difference, and why don't helicopters leave a smoke trail? The seasons offer an excellent opportunity to talk about the colors and texture of leaves and the amount of bugs seems unlimited. Why do you need to water the flowers and grass and why do you stop the water? Why shouldn't you grab handfuls of sand from the box and throw it high in the air? Which direction gets the sun and why it is important are key to a healthy crop in the garden.
2. When you are in the house or waiting room: A simple scrap of paper can make an airplane. Crayons and pencils teach colors and fine motor skills. Telling stories and talking about what you are going to do develop communication and critical thinking skills. Singing and dancing are fun and develop memory and large motor skills.
3. While you are riding in the car safety should always be talked about. From seat belts to behavior children need to be taught how and why to ride safely in the car. Then you can talk about the different kinds of cars, why it is called a tractor and trailer and the safety issues compared to a car. Kids love to see and talk about school buses and emergency vehicles and the different purposes they serve. When you travel through construction zones you could find yourself in the middle of an argument about the differences between a backhoe and a tractor. Local landmarks help children develop an awareness of space and direction.
You don't need to spend a lot o money or be a genius that the best way to benefit your child is communication. Without you to encourage and explain their natural curiosity a child does not know the answers.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Starting a Home Based Business in Field of Music Education

The many benefits of music education have been well documented. From increasing self-esteem to achieving higher cognitive skills and better SAT scores, music learning is just as important in our schools as any other subject. Yet schools continue to cut music and arts program due to budget constraints. The good news is that this opens up a whole new world of home based business opportunities for entrepreneurs to help increase music literacy in their neighborhoods - or perhaps around the world.
If you love music, a career in this field may be something to consider. Many musicians and music teachers have already left the 9-5 grind to start their own businesses. But you don't need to be musically trained to get started or be successful. You should however be willing to learn, and enjoy working with people, particularly children. The personal rewards of watching children (and adults) become musicians can equal the monetary rewards, if not exceed them.
Starting any home business is a major decision and not one to be taken lightly. You need to be prepared mentally, emotionally, and financially. Someone doesn't just walk away from their day job if they are not mature enough to make a commitment to work their business. Someone doesn't just walk away from their day jobs if they can't make the mortgage payment one month later. But once you are fully prepared to take the leap, there's no looking back. And if you become successful, that decision will be looked back upon fondly as a turning point in your life.
It is a good idea to start your business with baby steps - do it part-time until you feel you can take it to the next level. And if you discover that it is not for you, you still have your job to fall back on. Some businesses may not allow that (such as opening up a Pizzeria). But you do have more options when starting a work from home business. Of course, this point is moot if you are unemployed.
Explore your home based business options and decide if a career in the field of music education is for you. I encourage you to learn about its' wealth of benefits and rewards. Obviously, you would need to find an avenue that is best suited for you. Start the learning process, create your business plan, and go for it.
The homeschooling market has been a traditionally warm market for music education. This market has some leeway in their curriculum and is not held back by the constraints of the public school system, or affected by government cutbacks. Working within the special needs community is also another option. Fundraising is another excellent way to promote your home based music business.
Whether you decide to teach music, or get into direct selling or donation of musical products, you'll love what you are doing when you know that you are helping others achieve something that is important to them - even if they don't realize that just yet!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

3 Inventions That Shaped Current Advancements

The list of impressive inventions is so long that finding just three is quite difficult, but let's try in light of groundbreaking technology news, and its effect on human life. Yes things like wheel, the fire, language, and even writing can there in list, but they are quite early for the times sake.
Computers have totally revolutionized and advanced the human life as nothing before. Based upon the ancient field of education of Logic and ancient writings of Aristotle, philosophers and scientists this has to be most significant invention. The basics of the computing have also roots in transistors, if they had not been there along side the electricity nothing could have happened. Another important ting is the research and sharing of knowledge has become fast, organized and adapt to everyday life with help of computers too.
If internet is in reach of us all today some of its credit goes to the invention of telephone. Communication, exchange of ideas, and commerce are all helped immensely with the telephone. Yes most of us are not using the land lines and mobile phones are the next step, if you think about it there would not have been any of it without the phone.
The industrial revelation and reach of better welfare can also be credited to the better means of transport too. The more customers, the easy and safe delivery of goods and services can be there due to the better usage of transport. The air crafts, the electric cars, and even built trains are all the results of the basic invention of wheel. Yes the humble wheel has taken the humanity forward like nothing else.
The invention of plastic definitely lead to mass production and price reduction of expensive metal and query objects. The plastic is there all around us right from the smallest to largest ships with more stronger than steel fiber glass, stylish coverings and even the luxury bedding for all with foam too. Ironically while these three inventions might be considered to be the main reason of human development the possibility of them being the number one environmental hazards is there as well.