23 enero, 2020

Dinner Time…

One thing we haven´t covered much in this blog is food. Baking was previously mentioned in the blog ´Tips and Activities to help your child and babysitter bond´ but general nutrition and meals have not been discussed. This is a very important topic especially for younger children because you want to make sure they are getting the food they need to grow and be healthy. Fruit and vegetables are a good source of vitamins and minerals, as well as, folate, vitamin C and potassium. Regularly eating a variety of fruit and veg can help children’s long-term health. So here we are going to talk about some tips to help children get their 5 a day. Tip 1. Making soup or a tomato sauce from blended […]
14 enero, 2020

The Power of Reading

In the United States, the average time a person spends watching TV is 270 minutes per day, compared to 233 minutes per day in Spain and 212 in the UK. This is just the average time and one study found that children can spend up to 8 hours a day looking at a screen. This has dramatically changed since the 1990s due to evolving technology and new devices. In this post, we are going to discuss how we can reduce children’s screen time and increase their reading time. Then we will look at what is so beneficial about reading with children. Firstly, I am going to say watching TV or films aren’t all bad. If children watch TV shows they can often be quite educational […]
6 enero, 2020

5 Tips to Boost a Child´s Self-esteem

Happy New Year everyone and we a getting back into the blogs. We are kicking of 2020 with advice on how to boost a child´s self-esteem. Firstly I am going to talk a little bit about why self-esteem is so important. If children have higher self-esteem they are more likely to feel confident about trying new things. This means they are more likely to find new hobbies or things that interest them. Also, when mistakes are made children are more likely to cope with this well and try again rather than give up at the first hurdle. This is important when you are younger because they are still learning so children will regularly make mistakes and fail. What you don´t want to happen is let […]
18 diciembre, 2019

British Cuisine and their Food Culture

British ways of saying I am Hungry: “Let´s get some scran, I am starving” “My stomach is growling”   “I could eat eat a horse” “I am famished” This introduces todays topic on British food and culture.  This week we are testing out some different content and looking a traditions and culture of an English speaking places. The United Kingdom is home to a variety of different cultures and the people living there originating from all over the world. This is something that should be celebrated because it has led to there being a great diversity in food in Britain. If you go to a large city here you can find tacos to sashimi then Korean BBQ to tapas, all on one street. In the […]