Bag your opportunity

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“Bag your opportunity” by Happy Heart.
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T-shirt bags, stop polythene bags, Go Green

T-shirt bags, stop polythene bags, Go Green, Save Earth. These are some of the concepts all of us hear now a days.

Say no to plastic bags save Earth

All of us think we will follow it now. Some of us try to follow it for a while, get appreciated by friends and family. But it fades away with time. Few of us take this concept and make it our habit. Being grown up it takes a little longer and special effort to convert this into a habit.

Recycled t-shirt bag,  stop polythene bags, Go Green, Save Earth

We at our school shared this Recycled T-shirt bags, reusable bags, stop polythene bags, Go Green, Save Earth activity with students of Kindergarten and primary classes.

After doing this for years, I find, effort was worth. 

Recycled t-shirt bag,  stop polythene bags, Go Green, Save Earth

Recycled T-shirt bags: I have seen this work in many sites, and it really wanted to try it. So, for the first time in 2012, I tried this as a project for my son. It was to engage a four year old into some productive play, while stabilising hand eye coordination and developing motor skills. 

He was so happy to use these new T-shirt bags, with so many cartoon characters printed on it. And he used it to carry his toys for one room to another.

These were the 5 most interesting ways of making reusable bags in 2012.

And then after seeing how T-shirt bags developed a positive habit to my son. I tried the same with students of my class. And then it became an annual activity.


Recycled t-shirt bag,  stop polythene bags, Go Green, Save Earth

But year after year when we Google and found out more ideas to follow for T-shirt bags. The best 7 ideas that we found in 2019 are listed here for you:

Recycled t-shirt bag,  stop polythene bags, Go Green, Save Earth

The concept that we are trying to give to our children might not be making a bag every time they see an old t- shirt.

But for me it was firstly to keep them engaged, secondly to make them learn something new and then most importantly to teach them how much joy they get by making something.

And the cherry on top were the teaching I could indirectly give to him about environment, why we should avoid plastic bags, what will be our contribution to saving Earth etc.

Present status, all the bags that we have are reusable and eco friendly.

Wishing happiness to the whole world.

Go Green. I am doing my bit.  There are many incidents, when my family or friends went shopping with me, and there is always a handy cloth bag that pops out of my purse or pocket. I always say no to polythene. But, how to help others do the same. I used my profession, teaching,as my opportunity. Every year, my students make a bag using their old t-shirt. Students enjoy doing this all by themselves. They are encouraged and appreciated on using these bags. It has become our annual activity. Make your own t-shirt bags

Save Earth, Bag your opportunity.

Please comment if you have more things that children can do at home to stay engaged and learn something important at the same time.

Check out this interesting short story
“Bag your opportunity” by Happy Heart.
Read Here: https://www.momspresso.com/parenting/light-silver-line-of-hope/story/bag-your-opportunity

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What can I do to help my child eat well?

There is a question that always pops in my mind and to every parent at some point of time.

What can I do to help my child eat well?

There is no fixed answer to this question, but a list of ways, that can surely help in solving this problem.

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  1. Sit and eat with your child. And serve every thing in small portions, that you have served in your plate.
  2. Show your child what eating healthy is like. You are your child’s best role model. They will learn to eat and explore new foods by watching what you do.
  3. Offer new foods many times.Children often need to see, smell, and touch a food many times before tasting it. Your child may need to taste a food many times before they eat it. Continue to offer new foods and include foods your child has refused in the past.
  4. Give your child enough time to eat.
    Young children learn by touching, smelling and looking at foods. Give your child time to learn about the foods you offer. Learning to use a spoon and fork also takes time. Plan time to sit and eat slowly with your child.
  5. A mess is also part of learning how to eat.Try offering the same food in different ways.Be patient. Keep giving your child foods made in different ways: raw, cooked (steamed, roasted), in stews, soups and sauces. If your child likes vegetables cooked a certain way, give them other vegetables made that same way.
  6. Offer new foods with foods your child already likes.Offer new foods often and serve them with at least 1 food that your child likes.
  7. If your child doesn’t want to eat, or eats very little at a meal, offer a healthy snack 1 to 2 hours later. Making a different meal for your child will not help them become a healthy eater. Sometimes young children only want to eat the same foods over and over again. This is normal and may last for a few weeks or months.
  8. .If the “favourite” food is healthy, continue to offer it along with a variety of other healthy foods. If the “favourite” food is a less healthy option, give it to your child less often.

As parents, we can teach them to enjoy food. Earlier the better, because, it will make our lives easy.

Wishing you happy parenting, that leads to happier you.

Teach children to enjoy food

As parents, we can teach our children to eat and enjoy food. It will make our lives easier. These ways will be helpful to every mother, in building healthy eating habit.

Enjoy food. Eat properly. Mothers say this most of the times.

What can I do to help my child eat well? There is a question that always pops in my mind and to every parent at some point of time. How will my child eat well.

There is no fixed answer to this question, but there is a list of ways, that can surely help in solving this problem.

Photo by Igor Starkov on Pexels.com
  • Sit and eat with your child and serve every thing in small portions, that you have served in your plate.
  • Show your child what eating healthy is like. You are your child’s best role model. They will learn to eat and explore new foods by watching what you do.
  • Offer new foods many times. They often need to see, smell and touch a food many times before tasting it.
  • Your child may need to taste a food many times before they eat it. So,Continue to offer new foods and include foods your child has refused in the past.
  • Give your child enough time to eat.
  • Young children learn by touching, smelling and looking at foods.
  • Give your child time to learn about the foods you offer. Learning to use a spoon and fork also takes time.
  • Plan time to sit and eat slowly with your child.
  • Making Mess at home is also part of learning.
  • Try offering the same food in different ways.
  • Be patient and keep giving your child foods made in different ways: raw, cooked (steamed, roasted), in stews, soups and sauces.
  • If your child likes vegetables cooked a certain way, give them other vegetables made that same way.
  • Offer new foods with foods your child already likes.
  • Offer new foods often and serve them with food that your child likes.
  • If your child doesn’t want to eat or eats very little for a meal, offer a healthy snack 1 to 2 hours later.
  • Making a different meal for your child will not help them become a healthy eater.
  • Sometimes young children only want to eat the same foods over and over again. It is normal and may last for a few weeks or months.
  • If the “favourite” food is healthy then continue to offer it along with a variety of other healthy foods.
  • If the “favourite” food is a less healthy option,then give it to your child less often.

As parents, we can teach them to enjoy food and it will make our lives easy.

Wishing you happy parenting, that leads to happier you.

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