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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Improve Your Memory Post 1

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Your Memory Matters you will learn valuable information on how you can successfully improve your memory and train your brain to store and retrieve information quickly. You can use these methods to help your children to learn.You will also learn some great tips, techniques and exercises that you can use to improve your memory skills and put an end to the embarrassment of forgetfulness once and for all. In this very first issue we are going to talk a little bit about how your brain works and go over some simple things that you can do tohelp it process, store and retrieve information.
There are actually two types of memory, short-term and long-term. In your brain, there are various kinds of memory that are stored. Since the brain is so enormous, it requires a system where the
memory can be encoded and retrieved.

Your brain is required to get information very quickly, regardless ofwhat it is. It doesn’t matter whether the information is old or new.As you may well know, there are sometimes where the brain

cannot retrieve the memory that is needed. Depending on thesituation, it could be something that is not a big deal. On the otherhand, it could be something that is massive.For instance, there may have been times where you have gone to the store and you don’t remember where you parked your car. Or you may have gone to the grocery store and didn’t rememberwhat you were supposed to purchase. What about those timeswhen you encounter someone that you know and forget their
name. That can be so embarrassing! Did you know that with a little practice you can actually exercise
and train your brain?

They are simple things that you can during your daily activities that will help you improve your memory and teach your brain to recall needed information quickly.
 Let's touch on a few:
1:Stay Organization - You can write things down in journals, notebooks, or telephone books. Taking down notes on complicated information and organizing it to comprehensive
categories can help a lot. You can use words, pictures and words in memorizing information.
2: Involve Your Senses - Though most of us tend to memorize using our visual sense, you can also associate information through using your sense of smell, touch, taste, feelings and emotions. The
physical factor of using your senses helps in imprinting data into your brain.
3:Use Association - Associate data to what you have learned. You can relate information what have you learned long ago, whether it is an update or entirely new data.
4:  Practice Focusing - Learning is encoding data into your brain and to do this, you need focus. If you are distracted easily, try to find a place that you will not be interrupted, so that you can
thoroughly understand the information.
5:  Be Positive - If you really want to memorize and learn, you need a positive attitude. If you keep on telling yourself that you are a person with a bad memory, it will significantly affect your mental
6:  Use mnemonics -  Mnemonics are clues that can help us to remember anything through association of the data we want to recall with a symbol, a word or a picture.

Here are some common mnemonic devices:
1. Pictures - you can use microphone to recall your colleague mike or wind for Wendy. Always use positive images because the brain tends to block unpleasant images
2. Words - You can use words that start with the first letter of each word that can represent the initial of what you want to recall. Musicians usually recall the lines of a staff E, G, B, D, and F by
memorizing the words “Every good boy does fine.”
3. Acronyms - These are initials that can create words. Musicians recall the spaces in a treble staff by memorizing the word FACE.
4. Rhymes -Most of us have learned that 30 days hath September, April, June and November.
5. Humour - By giving exaggerated symbols to associate facts and figures can be pleasing to brain coding because it is funny and it will be easier to remember.

These are some of the simple ways that you can train your brain and improve your memory. Practice using these methods and you can be sure that you will on your way to having a sharper and much better memory.  Make sure you look for your next issue soon. We are going to talk about how healthy habits will improve your memory.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Learn How To Make Your Child Love Reading

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Reading activities
In a world that is slowly but surely turning away from books and getting
glued to monitors or television screens, the importance of developing a
passion for reading cannot be overlooked. Reading is a habit and should be
established when the child is relatively young. What can you do to foster
this habit?
Enrols your child for reading classes:
There are many well structured after school reading classes that aim to
draw the children to books. They help children with diction, idioms and
phrases. For young children, these classes can be fun with animated
characters and pictures. Illustrated picture books, rhymes, silly songs
and pretend stories all attract the young child. Use creativity to capture
the child's vivid imagination. Contact your local library.
Pique your child's interest:
If your child has a favourite character, pick a series of books that
features this character. For my son, it was Spiderman. Thanks to friendly
neighbourhood spidey, my son latched on to comics fairly early in his
childhood. Now, as a teenager he still reads the comics! 
Build a home-library:
A skill like reading cannot be learnt in isolation. Do not leave all the
hard work to the school. Pick up books that you think your
child might like. The Internet is also a rich resource of reading games
that will attract little children to the fine art of reading.
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The Ultimate Reading List - Best 100 Children's Books

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Reading is a wonderful self-fulfilling activity for all age groups. Reading with a parent/ carer will ensure that your child knows that reading is valued and enjoyed in your home. What ever effort your child makes read they should be praised and supported, no matter how small the effort is.

Click here for  for books for all ages 0  to 14 years old.

Let your child know, through example, that hard work will be rewarded. If your child believes that achievement is a natural by-product of effort, he is more likely to put in hard work. Such children are also less likely to drop out of programs and college at a later stage.

Reward success:
When a child achieves something, it is necessary to praise there hard work. Positive reinforcements enhance confidence and increases self-esteem. Conversely, beware of criticism. It can ruin the frail ego of children/ teenagers and play havoc with their minds.
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Birthday Cards Can Be Fun and Educational

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This is a fun educational birthday card that I designed. Birthday cards can be fun and educational. Why not try and make one yourself.

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