Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Is Your Child Safe?

Are you doing all you can to prevent sexual abuse in your child's life?  Contact Little Warriors and register for the Stewards of Children program (a prevention and response program for adults).  You will learn the 7 effective steps to preventing child sexual abuse, become aware of the signs of abuse, know how to respond appropriately to suspicions and how to respond to a child who confides in you concerning his/her experience(s) with sexual abuse. This course is highly empowering and equipped me with the tools and confidence I need to be effective in preventing child sexual abuse.  

Is This how You see Child Sexual Abuse?

Did You Know...

One in every 4 girls and one in every 6 boys are sexually abused?  That means that you most likely know several victims of sexual abuse.  It is also likely that you know a couple of  abusers.  The greatest risk to your child is dose not come from strangers but rather from someone you and your family know and trust (eg. your friends, a family member/relative, your child's teacher or babysitter).  "Over 90% of children who are sexually abused know their abusers" (Darkness to Light -confonting child sexual abuse with courage).  Abusers look and act like normal people, often going out of their way to be seen as trustworthy.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Easter Advent Tree

Make this spring center piece and let your child add an egg ornament each day leading up to Easter.  If you have a personal relationship with the Christ of Easter, use this advent tree to teach your child about the spiritual significance of the events surrounding Easter.  Starting with a paper egg for Palm Sunday put a scripture verse on the back of each egg with the day of the week labeled on it as well (Palm Sunday, Monday, Tuesday etc.).  Or  label the eggs with numbers 1-8 Ending with a verse for Easter Sunday.

To make this tree you'll need...

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Introuducing Your Child to Math - Numicon Style

Wondering where to start in regards to introducing your child to numbers and basic math skills? Watch the 1st Steps at Home video above for Numicon's great suggestions on fantastic ways to get started. Simple and Beautiful. This is what I call learning made easy!

I fell in Love with Numicon

Math was ( is ) not my strong point so I wanted a fun, preferably hands on, way to introduce math concepts to my little ones. While searching the net for manipulatives I stumbled upon Numicon and I am so glad that I did! Numicon's multi-sensory, step by step and playful approach to introducing math makes learning stress free and fun for both parent and child alike. This is by far the best math product I have ever seen.