Friday, August 20, 2004

Kidsfreesouls digs exploring new waves of Blogging - PhotoBlogs & MoBlogs.

Photo blogging takes a bit more effort and bandwidth than traditional text blogs.Hence, Photoblogging is easier with websites like footpages, Ofoto Buzznet and many more! It's a sure fire way to share the journey of life with friends, well wishers and photo blog the events that shape the life. If one have a camera phone, you don't even have to be near your computer to send in photos. A free-roaming, mobile blog like this is often called a "moblog."

I always felt too tired uploading the images on the website and with a lot of content, the Bandwidth problems screwing up the brain cells. And here is a relief to Blog free with Photo Blogging and sharing the best pics I have at my very own First Photo Blog. Sure, when I have a Blog note that goes with interesting pic, you can find here too. (Ugh, gotta download Picasa to upload the pics here!


- Blossomsmile ilaxi
Editor, Kidsfreesouls

Monday, August 16, 2004

Kidsfreesouls Music - The Faith Keyboard playing is a yester memory now but down the memory lane, music do vibrate the soul, fresh and alive. Recently I watched the Australian singers and 1,2,3,4 Hi-5 goes the Live Band of Kellie, Nathan, Tim, Kathleen and Charlie with their Theme song:

Five in the air, Let's do it together,
Five to the side,who cares about the weather?
Five on the floor, The party's on at your place,
Five to the front, There's a smile on my face!

Children songs caters to wide range of younger kids focusing on their cognitive skills and learning flares. Singing brings in refreshing ideas for kids as they action sing the songs emphasising on different areas of 'intelligence' and bringing in awareness to the kid's world with:

*Language fun of stories, rhymes and games songs,
*Logical thinking and mathematical puzzles of shapes, mazes, patterns,
*Music fun with beat,rythm and melody,
*Body moves such as jumping, hopping n the like,
*Exploring emotional areas through stories to enhance sociol skills etc.

It's merrier days again for adults who love kiddie music fun. I remember 'Time to be Happy' and 'Wear a great Big smile upon your Face' and many great numbers we sang as a Carmelite. Jamaican Farewell had been my fav and so was 'Papa, he loves Mama'. Many more from Sound of Music and My Fair Lady like 'Do,re,me and Lots of Chocolates'. Music is 'Ultimate' for kids and for All. It's Double the Fun, jumping n jive' with the happy ole days and make the kids merrier floating them free to grow up - free from the stress n burden of education for a change, free from the big bad world as they sing and dance with this Pick - At Home, in school or having fun Partying.

-Blossomsmile ilaxi

Sunday, August 15, 2004

India Independence Day:15th August

1947 – “Long years ago we made tryst with destiny and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge….At the stroke of midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom” said Jawaharlal Nehru.

Today, India is a “Can-do” Nation, Democracy intact, jubiliation in Real.India, the land of Free proudly stand Independent and today as we commemorate the nation on its Anniversary of Independence, Kids Free Souls salutes all those immortal souls for the gallant undying contribution for the cause of freedom.

Celebrate….the dawn of another triumph year of Independence. Jai Hind.

India Independence Day - Flag Hoisting India

Listen to the National Anthem

- Blossomsmile ilaxi

Sunday, August 08, 2004

Stan Lee created the cartoon character Spiderman 40 years ago over protests from his superiors at Marvel Comics. As far as I know, Now 79, Lee no longer works on the Spiderman comics. By inventing a nerdy Peter Parker and giving him a secret life as angst-ridden super hero, Lee brought new sophisticational and emotional depth to what had been considered a child's genre.In Spiderman 2, the movie has a heart and technical artistry alongwith the subtle allusions to the 9/11 devastation, the imaginative set designs, the astounding computer generated stunts and crackerjack tempo that keeps one engrossed. Spiderman 2 is thrill to watch on a big screen keeping high on adrenaline as well as emotions as the web slinger makes sure that justice must triump over vindictiveness.


- Blossomsmile ilaxi

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Belated Friendship Day to all Kids n well wishers of kidsfreesouls

Friendship is the intensity of the love that leaves behind trails of sweet memories to cherish the core of life giving a whole new meaning to it. The enigma of friendship strengthens with the bonds of relationships so unique which is unselfish, intimate, pure and beautiful. Learning to appreciate, speak out on issues, Listening, confide and sharing secrets, meeting of wavelengths and such deeper corners are focused for a caring friendly relationship with the people you love most.

A small prayer:

God Make me worthy…
It is joy in life to find at every turning of the road,The strong arm of a comrade kind,To help me with my onward load,And since I have no gold to give, 'Tis love alone must make amends,My only Prayer is while I live"God Make me worthy of my Friends"

I believe that its God’s might to direct us,God’s power to protect us,God’s wisdom for learning,God's eye for discerning,God's ear for hearing God’s love for Caring.

- Blossomsmile ilaxi

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Most of the parents adopt the system of 'Teaching skills' rathar than go through 'Teaching Life Essetial Skills'. Psychologists caution against casting children in specific roles: the quiet one, athletic one, smart one, clumsy one and even a negative type can provide harmful self image that a child may carry throughout his life. It is upto the parent to be an 'emotion coach' and teach the kids to cope up with situations of strengths and weaknesses and build up productive relationships.

In the Book 'Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles', Kurcinka offers unique approaches to solving the daily, and often draining, power struggles between the parent and the child. She views these conflicts as rich opportunities to teach the child essential life skills, like how to deal with strong emotions and problem solve. With her successful strategies, you'll be able to identify the trigger situations that set off these struggles and get to the root of the emotions and needs of you and your child.

A great read, should say!

- Blossomsmile ilaxi