Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Sometimes it is nice to be ‘Jack of all trades but Master of none’ Internet is an invaluable Resource for learning. There are millions of sites and one has ample opportunity to have free tutorials on subjects like HTML, Java and even C++. The most important factor is the TEM – Time, Money and Energy. We all have 24 hours in a day, 7 days a week, yielding 168 hours per week. Take away the sleep hours and hours engaged in fetching results we desire! Hence, its wise to work ‘smarter’ than work ‘harder’ and this requires efficient ‘Time Management’ Walt Whitman, the poet, said it best, "The most powerful time is when we are alone, thinking about what we are to do." Daily Planning helps us to focus on what is really crucial and important in our day to come and permits us to identify time to use wasted hours more productively. So, grab the opportunities, think and make your selection and frame your goals keeping in mind the TEM.

Ahoy! Sail ashore Computing wise, thinking twice.

- ilaxi,
Editor, Kidsfreesouls
(Editor's Note: Copyright Blossomsmile ilaxi)

Sunday, November 02, 2003

One of the most neglected Educational snag in Summer Vacation and Schools is ‘Lack of Reading Habit’. Ask most of the kids and they seldom prefer Reading as a hobby. No wonder, most of the child’s school day is devoted to reading-skills instructions yet, words remain bookish and many kids can hardly read any other book other than the school Text. This is a major drawback, which is overlooked by many Educators and parents, which becomes a serious ‘stumbling block’ in the development of a child in the later stage.There are lot of distractions out there with Television programs, computers, activities and entertainment fun. If reading is not encouraged, kids won't develop the vocabulary, the skills and ease of reading. Fluency creeps out. And they cannot communicate! Once they lose interest in reading, it's hard to get them back to motivate to read. They can't read fast and face climbing mountains when they peek to higher classes. Relationship between alphabet and speech sounds needs to be balance with phonic learning in beginning and than clicking to whole language, literature reading. Conversational skills come along with word power, quite naturally! Gone are the days of the Library reading class or writing a Book review. When reading is on back seat, writing a review of the book is far away hobby kids can adopt.

Kids Freesouls Announces a 'Book Week' every year in November. Dive into the Ocean of Knowledge picking up pearls of Education, Entertainment & Information to share with friends. Books widen the doors of imagination and stimulates the mind. Desire of Knowledge is a natural feeling. Lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel. Some read to think, some read to write but majority of them need to talk! Our mind is a wanderer as it create thoughts, thoughts create intentions and intentions create reality! Thoughts rule the world! The mind in its own place and itself can make a heaven of hell or a hell of heaven.

Happy Reading, Keep the faith.

- Editor, Kidsfreesouls

(Editor's Note: Copyright Blossomsmile ilaxi)