Kids’ Corner: Drawing 101

I am showing to you my son’s creations. He loves to draw. Whenever he’s quiet, he is doing something like scribbling and drawing. At his age of 9, his creations are truly amazing. I know that you may find it ordinary, but for me his drawings are extra-ordinary. I myself can’t draw that kind when I was his age. 😉

Just keep on drawing Dom, I love seeing you loving the things that you do. Your papa and I are truly blessed to have a very talented kid like you. 

Kids’ Corner: 5-star Reward in School

A single star shines brightly, how about 5 Stars? Five (5) stars stamped on the hands of my son mean a lot to him and to us, parents. We can see the transformation of our son’s smile whenever he receives a star or stars. His smile varies with the number of stars that he receives. The more he gets, the happier he gets of course. It is very rewarding also for us, that our son is giving his best in school. As a token for being good in school, a simple gift excites him.

Dom’s 5 stars

This manner of acknowledging the strength and capabilities of student really help in motivating them to do good in school. For us adults, counting 1 to 100 and reciting alphabets from A to Z may sound easy, but it is very hard for preschoolers who are just learning the basic things in life. So when their teacher stamped stars, great or good job sign on their hand, they feel that they have achieved something after a long day in school.

Like what Milo’s famous commercial tagline says, ‘Great things start from small beginnings’, these small achievements from our little ones can become great triumphs in the future. Molding and rewarding them as early as today, will have great impact on their personality and perception of life.

Don’t ignore everything that your children do. Nurture the gift and talent that they have. Parents should be their number one supporters, mentors and fans. Be proud of your kids! Let them shine like their stars. 😉

Kids’ Corner: Dominic’s Kindergarten Year (Kinder I) at Minds That Matter

Just this morning I attended the orientation meeting for parents conducted by the school directress of Minds that Matter, Teacher Amy. It’s my son, Dominic’s 3rd year in preparatory in Minds that Matter. 1 more year he will be in his elementary years.

Last year I posted Dominic’s Nursery Life at Minds that Matter, now, I will relate to you what happened to Dom in his Kindergarten year (Kinder I). School year 2014-2015 has been a tough year for our son. He was introduced into new and challenging experience like speaking in front of the crowd, delivering his memorized poem. At the early age of 4, he was tasked to deliver a very long poem entitled ‘The Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly’. At first glance, I was a bit nervous on how will our son manage to memorize a very long poem for a beginner. Perhaps, I understated my son’s capabilities, although he didn’t emerged as the winner, at least he finished the poem which is an achievement for a newbie in poetry recital.

Dominic’s Poetry Recital

Last year Minds celebrated their 10th anniversary. And as part of the celebration and Buwan Ng Wika celebration, the kids were dressed up into their favorite children costumes. And they were applauded for their magnificent presentations. I also made a write-up regarding that, Kids’ Corner: Helping Kids Conquer Stage Fright. We dressed up Dom as Rusell from the Disney movie Up. We were very pleased of our co-parents praises that the costume did match Dominic’s personality.

Dominic’s Rusell Costume

In academics, my husband and I were very happy that our son garnered an average of 89 to 90 for last school year, thus making him one of the Outstanding pupil in their class. So last graduation day, we had our chance to experience receiving an award for our son’s hardwork. Well done Dom!

Dominic’s Kinder I graduation

So far, our son is reading simple stories. He can also add numbers and is starting to master subtraction. He is only 5 years old, and I am very grateful to Minds for all the learnings and experiences he got. It will be a big bonus for our son’s educational journey to spend another year with Minds. I am pretty sure that when he enters grade school, he will be very equipped and ready to face a new chapter in his life. Thank you Minds that Matter and More power! Together, let’s make Dominic’s and the kids’ school year 2015-2016 a wonderful and fruitful one.