Friday, 8 January 2016

Every Parent has Superhero Powers

Every holiday season, parents spend quality time finding and purchasing their kid’s favorite superhero costumes. Superman, batman, Flash, Hulk – kids love bouncing up and down in their superhero attire and fighting fictitious bad guys. Running after them, parents indulge in their kids’ imaginary mission to protect the world from the evil powers. For kids, their parents are no less than superheroes and child care center Williamsburg Northside Daycare has come up with an intriguing idea to lead their daycare toddlers discover the superhero qualities which their parents possess.

What could be more fascinating than watching these little fighters who are always charged up to battle off the villains (imaginary) from their secret space, teaming up with their parents who are also clad up in superheroes costumes(strictly assigned by their children)?

Here is what the educators of Williamsburg Northside Daycare have to say about the special powers owned by every parent and that every kid should acknowledge - 

Extraordinary strength, stamina and endurance

Like Ironman, Dr. Jean Grey in X-men, The Beast, parents also have limitless strength and stamina, otherwise, who else can run after bouncing bundles of energy whole day across the shopping mall, park, grandpa’s place and of course, at home. Normally what should be a fun dinner outing and shopping spree, we can spot a dad or a mom walking out from such places carrying all the bags over one shoulder and their adorable troublemakers on the other. These endless tales goes on till kids go to bed and after they wake up next day. Spending all day on feet cleaning and taking care of kids is certainly what only superheroes can do.

Sharp, flexible and quick reflexes

Superheroes may take a break in a while but parents have to stay alert and attentive, even in their dreams, you never know when the unpredictable mess knocks in. God has gifted parents with this special superhuman reflexes because of which they can respond to every nitty change or diversion in what otherwise goes usual. If kids are cycling, parents will know a moment before when they are about to bump into a car, so they jump in to catch them. It won’t be a surprise if they inhibited the fastest runner on the earth badge before ‘Flash’ (parents have to chase their kids to feed them or send them to daycare.)

Sensing what can’t be seen or heard

Well not only Superman has X-ray machine fitted in his eyes, parents can foresee every little mess or trouble that their kid might bring along even if it has slightest of the possibility. They can hear the sound of their glass vase crashing the floor before it actually happens. Isn’t it cool?

Sliding and jumping over the Lego blocks

Spiderman definitely has an advantage here- he doesn’t have to touch the ground while swinging over from one place to other.  But parents are far braver and risk takers for they have to jump over the broken pieces of their favorite antique pieces, crockery, toys, morning porridge and mashed sweet potatoes littered across the house floors. They sometimes have a tough time in bathrooms too while giving their kids an emergency bath because they can’t predict when they can slip over the soap cake (that accidently slipped out of toddlers hand).

Taking the Children Out for Winter Learnings

With schools focusing more on fostering distinctive personalities of their children, this winter has brought along many reasons for these schools to celebrate the energy and warmth of New Year. Schools like Williamsburg Northside Preschool have some cold weather fun activities for their kids under their hats.

  • It’s always hard to gear up in proper winter assembles from head to toe and step out for a winter vacation. Williamsburg Northside Preschool have prepared a snow ground for their kids, so that they can indulge in snowy activities – building a snow man, Eskimo house and snowball fights. With educators around, they have minimal chance of getting caught in the shivering winter chills. Such games are not fun games only but impart some important lessons like team work, organizing skills and to an extent, patience.
  • Outdoor activities like ice- fishing or skiing are also engaging winter plans in which preschools are investing. The benefit of such activities is that schools can host the training camps or classes because students can learn better under the supervision of their educators.
  • Preschools are hosting some warm-up sessions to prepare their kids for the winter adventure. These special classes are held in the open areas where small obstacles or sledges are placed for students so that they can race and compete with other students.
  • Campfire0 is every kid’s favorite outside activity. With educators, school mates lounging around the fire, kids will certainly enjoy reciting their own stories.  This activity will help kids with their reciting, writing and acting skills.
  • Eminent schools like Williamsburg Northside Preschool have taken their students to different winter locations many times before. With educators and sports instructors accompanying, children can try various sports like skiing, snowboarding, skating or snowshoeing. These activities proffer some unique opportunities of experiencing the changes which nature unfolds with the arrival of cold season.

Schools have also been mailing some important dressing tips to the parents, so that kids are warmly packed in the winter chills.

  • Microfleece leggings beneath pants or skirts, which will protect the legs from icy winds and moisture too.
  • Warm top or fleece top that will wrap the kid with snugness
  • Jackets or woolen sweaters/pullovers/sweatshirts to give the final protection from the cold weather.
  • Hats, socks, boots and gloves to protect the most sensitive parts of body away from chills.