ThinkWords Book Club started as a family club, I have three school going sons and they all love reading. We could meet for sharing as a family outing to make it more fun! When their friends’ parents got interested, I started the club at their school where I have 99 active members from ages 4 to 13 years.
Am excited about the new curriculum on one main aspect; the parents will now be proactive in the learning of their children. There will be activities that a parent has to work with the learner (the child) for purpose of assessment by the teachers.
Yesterday was Mothers’ day. I was left wondering whether we deserve to be commended. I feel we have really lost the right to be celebrated.
We have let the tech world take over our role as mothers and we use the ‘safe’ children channels as baby sitters. I reservedly call them ‘safe’ because the content of the children cartoons and animations nowadays is full of adult content which is not morally educating to our young. But hey, as long as they keep them glued to the screen and give you time to get other chores done and attend to more important issues…
I just got home some minutes to 8pm and am wondering if I made the right choice to work late. Was it that important to get office work done and to miss my one-hour time with my sons?
I get home and the two young ones are falling g asleep, worse still without finishing their meals. As long as am late so many scheduled plans get late or postponed. Am also bringing home a drawing book for homework.
With the continued use of lack of employment as a reason for most youths idling, I decided to walk around my town looking for skilled persons in unique fields, how they obtained the skills and how they manage in self employment. One such area is the locksmith, we go looking for them when we need to make a copy of a key.
I know little about maps but mapping has become an integral part of our daily lives that we can no longer ignore their importance. In japan for example, Google maps are used to show train and bus schedules and routes plied by the various mode of transportation (public, private, walking/cycling) as well as an estimate of how much time it will take you to get from one point to another (keeping in mind that time is money). Punctuality is held to high standards in Japan such that you may not afford to quote traffic as an excuse for being late to an event or meeting unless there’s been a serious accident or a natural disaster such as a typhoon.