Teach kids life long skills

I remember how happy my daughter was when she got a bicycle on her 4th birthday as a present. I saw the same delight on her face after it's been fixed and finally, she was able to ride it again. We asked the bike mechanic to remove the support and it did not take time for Mica to get her balance and ride the bike on her own. She was very pleased with herself and I am very proud of her. I believe that every child must learn to ride a bike as much as learn how to swim. Mica's swimming skills are getting better and better and I'm glad that she learned it at an early age. These are lifelong skills so as a mom I am making sure that they get to learn them

On the other hand, my son is showing signs of potty readiness. He doesn't like his diapers anymore. He feels very uncomfortable with them and there are times in the day that he would not want to put them on. I think we will soon bid goodbye to diapers which only means a fatter wallet for mommy. Woohoooo! :)) He is still confused with pee and poo and uses the terms interchangeably :)) At two, he has a bigger vocabulary. He can understand simple instructions and requests. He can also tell us exactly what he wants and echoes every word we say. Sometimes overwhelming but there is so much joy in parenting. 

It's summer once again here in Dubai and we are thinking of enrolling Mica in a summer camp. She's never been to a camp so we do not know what to expect. I was looking into some decent summer camps that offer a number of fun activities. I have asked her a couple of times if she wants to join but all I get is a no until she saw a flyer at our doorstep about a summer camp. She seems interested now so we will see about that later on. June and July are also Dubai Summer Surprises month so there are a lot of fun activities in the malls for the kids. We were at Mirdif City Center last weekend for the Smurfs but were late to see the show so we will take the kids there again next week.

I know that in my country, school just started while here in the UAE schools just closed for the summer holidays. How are you helping your kids in their development and in learning life-long skills? How are you keeping them entertained on weekends and on holidays, share your ideas here?

My Yellow Bells

Carla is a lifestyle blogger based in Dubai who's thankful to call this ever-evolving city her second home. The pages of this blog are filled with stories about her expat life in the sandpit. It features dining and travel adventures in and around the city and beyond. It also features food recipes, parenting tips, and fashion style.

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