Around the age of 5 or 6 children develop an understanding of word play which they really begin to enjoy and we will be heartily entertained by jokes from morning to night! To share in the JOY of wordplay , rhymes and stories is the greatest gift towards a life time of pleasure in reading and writing.
If we are what we eat, then we need to think about all the junk foods that are served over the counter and in drive-thru’ restaurants. I once coached a Mom, who could not understand why her children would only eat KFC or McDonalds – and I then asked her “how do they get to either of these fast-food restaurants?” She took a moment and said “ I drive them there” and I asked her “ Why do you drive them there?” and she replied “ Because they tell me it is the only thing they will eat”
“Is that really true?” I asked. She smiled and said “No, if I cooked a proper meal and refused to get in the car, we would eventually get used to eating proper food, like my mother used to cook for us.” I asked her what was preventing her from doing this – she said “ nothing really, I just need to do it”.
If we want our children to be healthy, we need to pay attention to what we nourish their bodies with, physically and mentally and emotionally!