Store-bought granola is expensive, plus who knows what all they put into it. Have you made your own before? I’m going to try it! Looking through recipes and getting ideas. Here are several delicious options I’ve found so far. (Pumpkin spice? Piña colada? Honey almond? Yes, please!) Once I pick one, I’ll be making my own! Stay tuned…
Now that summer is pretty much here, what are your garden plans for this year? How about some herbs! Growing your own is easy, certainly cheaper than buying them from the store, and it’s a fun thing to do with the kiddos.
Here are some herbs we’ve had good luck with…
Sweet basil; Spanish oregano, Greek oregano, lemon thyme; rosemary, spearmint, and English thyme.
Chocolate mint; spearmint and apple mint; and aloe vera (ok technically not an herb, but handy to have around!)
English thyme and curry; limes (ok also not an herb); and more English thyme and Greek oregano.
In addition to cooking (and fresh herbs can’t be beat for that!), you can use herbs in all sorts of ways from infused oils, vinegars, sugars, honey and salts to fresh pesto to herbed butter and homemade herbal teas and even homemade salves and tinctures. Check out our Pinterest board for tons of uses for your homegrown herbs!
We at childcarebyme.com believe every child has a unique quality or inherent talent; it is just a question of how soon, we as parents are able to detect those early signs. We are listing a few ways that can help you Develop Hobbies in Kids (experiences shared by some of my friends who are mothers):
Develop Hobbies in Kids | Different Ideas
Observe them in their free time: See what your child loves to do to pass time. For example, if your son likes scribbling, give him color pencils & encourage him to draw shapes, objects & color them. The idea is to help your child discover the hidden talent that he or she may have.
See what they see on TV: My daughter does not watch TV at all, but she will stop everything to stare at the screen when I switch on the Animal Planet. She is surely fond of animals, so I bought her story books on animals, puzzles, animal sticker books. I want to encourage her passions for animals, for who knows she might grow up to be a veterinarian in future!
Share your hobby with them: When I was a child, my dad always asked me to accompany him, while he worked in the backyard garden. He would tell me about the various new plants, ask me to water them & plant the seeds of my favorite vegetables. Whereas, my mom would ask me to join her in the kitchen, to help her around with preparations while she cooked the delicious recipes on special days. Till today, I enjoy both gardening & cooking & I would say nothing is more rewarding than enjoying the fruits of your labor.
Check with the teachers: Now-a-days children spend more time at school than at home. So one of the best ways to get an idea of your child’s interest domain is talking to their teachers. He may enjoy the outdoor games period much more than the regular classroom sessions. So next time you are at a parent-teacher meeting, ask them if they can tell you your child’s favorite subject. You can then help your child explore more activities based on that particular subject.
Expose them to different activities: introducing your child to a wide variety of activities will give them that many options to develop a hobby.
A World Of Discovery – For You and Your Child
Develop Hobbies in Kids is a great way for both parent & child to learn something new and discover one’s own inborn passion. All it needs is some time, enthusiasms and a small push in the right direction from the parent’s side. In fact developing an interesting hobby in your child starts, right from the day you start taking interest in your child’s interests.