Benefits Of Using Mobile Apps In Early Education For Children

The real advantage of using mobile apps is that they help in connecting people without much hassle. You might wonder about how something so advanced as a mobile app can help in early education for children. It’s true that kids of this generation are nowhere like us when we were of that age. However, a Smartphone itself is just too much for someone of such a tender age – leave aside using an advanced mobile app. So how can these two completely bipolar things come together to create something effective and fruitful?

Before we go ahead with the discussion, let me ask you: what do you think mobile apps do? Are they beneficial only for reserving a seat in a restaurant and catching the trending celebrity gossips, or do they actually have something seriously constructive to offer? Not all apps get designed for providing entertainment; there are also some which (if used effectively) can do a great deal of good. Let’s take a weather forecast app, for instance. Once you use the app to check the weather forecast in the morning, you can plan and schedule your work for the later hours. Similarly, there are many educational apps which are getting regularly used in schools and colleges.

Let’s come to the apps that get specially designed for kids who haven’t yet started going to schools. The use of these apps in sync with the traditional mediums of early education might turn out as an important paving stones for pre-schoolers. This is the time of mental growth for kids aged between 3 to 6, and these apps can come in handy to a great extent. Let’s have a look at how apps are beneficial in early education:

#1. Learning Is Fun

These apps successfully testify the concept: “learning is fun“. These are specially designed for kids, and therefore, put extra emphasis on maximizing engagement. In this way, kids will keep on learning without even realizing it. These apps are full of entertainment, and they also strengthen the knowledge base.

#2. Portability

Apps are portable because mobile devices are portable. And this is one of the major reasons why there is a huge surge in its popularity. Are you waiting in the airport lounge for a flight with your kid? Hand him over your Smartphone and let him enjoy. He can sit down and practice a little math or science. In short, an educational app is no less than a portable classroom.

#3. Apps Are Interactive

We all love to learn new things once there is a proper interaction. Have you ever wondered why online games are so popular? It is because of the achievements that get unlocked with each level passed. This makes gamers want to know what’s more they can get in the next level, and thus, they get addicted. Similarly, most of the educational apps offer virtual rewards once a level gets completed. And kids love to get rewards, don’t they?

#4. Tracking The Progress

There are some educational apps which allow the user get updates and feedbacks about the progress of his kid. These are like assessment reports we used to get in school. And with the report, you can easily check how the app is helping your kid to improve his skills.

Conclusion:

There are many educational apps out there in the market. Make a search in Google to know which are the most popular and high-rated apps. Once you’ve found what you are looking for, download them on your Smartphone via the app stores.

Education For Nurses – Where to Start

Education for nurses can be very demanding. You need to have disciplined study habits, good problem solving skills and be able to think critically if you are considering being a nurse.

There are many paths which can lead you to a nursing career. You can find a program that in less than a year you can become a Certified Nursing Assistant. To be a registered nurse you have to at a minimum an Associate’s Degree. And if you want to have a more advanced career you can enter into a Master’s of Nursing program.

With these various levels of education, come differing capacities for career advancement. So prior to making a choice of what degree you want to get, you should consider what you want to do with your career.

With the more advanced degrees like the Bachelor’s or the Master’s you can more easily move into higher management positions. But if you just want to get your nursing career started, then perhaps a 2 year associates degree is the right choice for you.

Beyond this primary education, you will most likely be looking to get into a specialty. This will require more education, usually in the form of relatively short certification courses as well as particular experience in this area of specialty.

So as you can see, education for nurses can be found for all levels, interests and even time constraints and costs. As mentioned above, if you are in a hurry, you can get in quickly with an Associate’s Degree. This will also cost you less in tuition. However, if you have a little more time and little more to spend on tuition you can get a more advanced degree that will will you advance your career later down the line.

If you can only afford a 2 year tuition, but you will want to advance into management later in your career, there are ways to do that too. First you dont necessarily need a higher degree to advance, it is just easier sometimes. Plus, some employers will actually pay for part of your advanced education. So you can become a nurse and then go back to school at your employer’s expense!

Super Mom – Strategies for Safe, Torment Free Lice Management for All Moms!

“Mom, the teacher said I have LICE!”

Funny how such a simple and innocent statement can make your blood curl.

For some reason, lice seem to be synonymous with Back-To-School, at least with young kids. I’ve always wondered why it happens to be so… Where do they hide during the summer? Since they travel from head to head, who brought them to the classroom or daycare center in the first place?

Wherever and whomever they come from, when your child brings them home, one thing is certain — they are a real pain! Yucky! Gross! Nothing good about them! And they take over your home and free time for a couple of weeks.

The best way to handle these pesky little critters is calmly and methodically. A lot easier said than done, I know, but it’s the only way to keep your sanity/

There are many ways to get rid of head lice. I personally prefer the good old fashion way of combing them out.

Pesticide based products are harmful to you and your child’s health and there is plenty of evidence that they are causing lice to become resistant. This simply means you are going to need more poison in stronger and higher doses to get rid of those nasty little bugs.

Pesticides also have no effect on nits, just the live adult lice and will need to be repeated at least three times for you to have peace of mind. This is because it takes about 10 days for nits to hatch and another 10 days for them to mature and reproduce.

Here are a few tips to help you manage head lice naturally and effectively

1. Stay calm

Yes those little bugs are a nuisance and you can’t help but feel disgusted by them. And when you see them crawling around your child’s head.. well let’s just say it isn’t a pretty sight!

But there’s no need to panic as that will only make things harder to manage for you and your child. Take a deep breath and get ready for battle!

Remember that lice do not care about social economics and are just as likely to plant their nits on the head of a clean and wealthy kid, as they are on one that belongs to a street kid. In fact, lice prefer clean heads as the hair shaft is easier to adhere to. Dirty oily hair does not please a louse looking to hatch her batch of nits.

2. Make it an educational experience

When my five year old came home with lice, she had a lot of questions. So we got on the computer and watched a handful of videos. She was fascinated and asked a lot of interesting question.

She did not for a second freak out about those little bugs crawling around on her head. That made taking the time to comb them out a much more pleasant experience. As I combed out some live ones she looked at them and was fascinated.

This is certainly a lot easier than handling a kid who is freaking out about the whole experience. Remember your child will take his cue from you.

3. Get rid of the lice!

Set your child in front of an educational program on TV and get combing!

There are plenty of methods that you can use to numb or suffocate the lice to get them off the hair easily. I personally use a natural mouse that is rosemary based so it has a pleasant smell.

Using a special nit comb, methodically comb through the hair from one side to the next, combing all the way through to the end of the hair, and frequently wiping the comb on a clean towel. Reverse the direction and comb again.

Comb again from front to back, and lastly from the neck to the forehead.

This process will take a good half hour at least, depending on the length and thickness of your child’s hair, but you must be patient and diligent. It is the most effective way of removing nits and lice.

You’ll want to repeat the comb through at least two more times, at three day intervals as it is easy to leave one little nit behind. And the last thing you want is another infestation.

Once you have combed through, you can coat your child’s head in coconut or olive oil, place a shower cap over it, and wrap with a bandana. Leave it overnight and rinse clean in the morning.

4. Clean linens and personal items

This is the part of lice removal that can become a real nightmare. You feel so invaded and filthy you want to do a complete spring cleaning. Strip all the beds and pillows. Wash and dry your linens at high heat. Vacuum the bed, pillows, carpets, etc. Throw all the stuffed animals into a plastic bag and keep them sealed for 2 weeks. Phew! I’m exhausted just writing this list!

Doing all these house keeping tasks are important, mostly for your peace of mind as lice cannot live long off a human head. But you don’t get carried away. You should allocate 10% of your time and energy to cleaning the house and 90% to the actual removal.

Lice are enough to make you want to pull your hair out, literally, but don’t let them get under your skin.

5. Keep the lice out once and for all!

Comb through your child’s head every 2 to 3 days for a least 10 days to make sure you’ve gotten rid of all of the nits. This is a time consuming process, but well worth it.

You can also apply rosemary or tea tree oil behind your child’s ears and at the base of the neck which are the favorite areas for lice to attach their nits. Lice do not like either of those smells and will stay away. You can also find a rosemary shield or conditioning spray as a protective measure. This is a good thing to do if your child has not gotten lice yet but others in her class have.

For a few weeks, you may also want to pull up your child’s hair in a pony tail to minimize the chance she’ll catch lice from a friend. Make sure she also knows not to share, hats, hair brushes or other personal items with friends, something little girls just love to do!

Before you cry victory, check all the heads in your family to make sure everyone is clear.

Although there really isn’t anything fun about dealing with head lice, you can keep your sanity and get rid of them without having to resort to shaving your child’s head! For some reason or another, some kids never get lice. I can’t say we’ve been that lucky. But if you handle things calmly and methodically you will get rid of those impostors and go back to life as you love it!