Monthly Archive: November 2019

Science Activities

Getting kids interested in science activities at an early age is very important. It’s easier than you think. Science does not have to be something mysterious. It is happening all around us, and you can use everyday things to encourage your children’s interest and knowledge.

Most parents believe that they can’t help their children with science. But you don’t need a advanced scientific degree to teach young children science. All you need is a willingness to try, to observe the world, and to take the time to encourage their natural curiosity.

You can help by having a positive attitude toward science yourself. Then start simply by asking your child questions about the things you see every day. Why do you think that happened? How do you think that works? And then listen to their answer without judging it or judging them. Listening without judging will improve their confidence, and help you determine just what your child does or does not know.

You can turn every day activities into science projects. For example, don’t just comment on how bright the moon is one night. Ask questions about why it’s brighter tonight, why does it change shape, etc. You can observe the moon’s phases throughout a month, and turn that activity into a science project, without even mentioning the words “science project”. For a child that likes cooking, observe how milk curdles when you add vinegar, or how sugar melts into syrup. Try baking a cake and asking why does the cake rise? What happens if you forget to put in some ingredient? Voila! Instant science project idea, without being intimidating to you or your child.

Different kids have different interests so they need different kinds of science projects. A rock collection may interest your young daughter but your older son may need something more involved. Fortunately, it’s not hard to find plenty of fun projects. Knowing your child is the best way to find enjoyable learning activities. Here are some more tips:

Choose activities that are the right level of difficulty – not too easy nor too hard. If you are not sure, pick something easier since you don’t want to discourage a child by making science frustrating. You can always do the harder project later on.

Read the suggested ages on any projects, books or toys labels, but then make sure that the activity is appropriate for your child, regardless of age. Your child’s interest and abilities are unique. If a child interested in a topic,they may be able to do activities normally done by older kids, while a child who is not interested may need something easier aimed at a younger ages.

Consider how well the type of project matches your child’s personality and learning style. Is the project meant to be done alone or in a group? Will it require adult help or supervision?

Choose activities matched to your environment. A city full of bright lights at night may not be the best place to study the stars. But during your vacation to a remote area, you may be able to spark an interest in astronomy.

Let your child help choose the project or activity. It’s easy enough to ask. Rather than overwhelm them, suggest 2 or 3 possibilities. When a child picks something they are interested in, they will enjoy it and learn more from it.

Go ahead. Try it and see for yourself how easy it is the spark the interest of a child.

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Diabetes Tips That Improve The Quality Of Your Life

Diabetes is just one of several quickly growing disease in today’s modern world. People are being diagnosed at an alarming rate. This article contains helpful lifestyle tips for anyone who is, or may think they are affected by the disease.

There are a lot of foods high in protein that you can eat, such as dairy, beans and tofu. Try mixing it up in order to make your mouth interested.

If your child is found to have diabetes, you may feel overwhelmed; however, taking it a day at a time will get you through. You child can have a long and fulfilling life because there are a lot of medications that make it easy to deal with diabetes. The oldest current diabetic is 90, and he was around prior to the medical wisdom that’s out there now.

If you are suffering from diabetes you should test yourself for sleep apnea. If you do have sleep apnea, seeking treatment in a timely manner is important if you want to remain healthy.

Make sure you always have gum or some other sugary snack on hand if you have hypoglycemia to worry about. A hypoglycemic attack can happen at any time, so it is important that you are always prepared. If you didn’t eat breakfast then this is especially true, as skipping meals will make your body crave sugar.

Make a list of high glycemic index foods and learn to identify potential problem foods and ingredients. Avoid carbohydrates with elevated glycemic indexes like bread, cereal and pasta. Processed food is bad for one’s blood sugar. Eat foods such as fresh veggies and fruit, fish, and lean meats.

Losing weight does not have to be expensive, and there are many fun activities you can participate in which don’t cost any thing at all, such as jogging or swimming in a lake. The jungle gym provides a place for you to try chin ups, and you can use canned goods or sacks filled with heavy items to practice lifting.

Even if you have diabetes, if you are a snacker it can be difficult to resist the pick-me-ups you know are sitting on the kitchen counter, or in vending machines. You should avoid giving in to this temptation. Instead, consume a food with complex carbohydrates like fruit and vegetables.

It is normal for your blood sugar level to spike in response to low glucose treatments. It’s caused by 1 of 2 factors: your body is responding to low glucose and releases hormones, or you may be drinking or eating more than necessary to respond to lower glucose levels. Try eating half as much next the time when your levels are low. Then check the level again in a half an hour.

This raises the probability that your child will get either type 1 or type 2 diabetes at some point in his life. Don’t give your child this terrible disease. Properly care for yourself today.

Being diagnosed with diabetes is not a death sentence, there are ways to manage the disease. Use the insight you have gained here and you will better your chances of dealing with the day-to-day impacts of this very serious condition.