Posts Tagged 'kids'

The real reason kids don’t listen.

I just read a very interesting article on Yahoo that I thought of sharing.
http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/parenting/quot-i-said-no-quot-the-real-reason-kids-dont-listen-437817/

It is a real well written article on why kids don’t listen. Mine really does not listen to anything that I have to say. I mean, I thought that as they get a little older, they would understand why we ask them to do the things we do. But noooooooooo… they really do not.
This article does shed some light on to why mine does not listen 🙂

Enjoy reading and all the best with your little one!

Gugampoo-Local Magician in Kuwait

Just thought I’d write a post on the magician who we hired for my son’s birthday. There might be another parent who might want a magician for their kid’s party. His contact details are as follows;

Mobile – 99508029 and 97162090

Email – gugampoo@ymail.com OR zeemagic@gmail.com.

Apparently, he also has a website (did not check to see if it works..so I guess you will have to update me 🙂 ) – www.gugampoo.com

We hired him for a half an hour magic show as well as balloon twisting. So he brought in a clown who came in and twisted balloons for the children after the show.

Over all it was a good show…atleast the kids were happy, so that’s good.

You can call him for his rates and check on his availability.

Good Luck!

Another year…another birthday

11 march has come and gone. And so i have capped off another year full of fun, blessings, good times, homework, school trips, tantrums, laughs, and above all loads of fun with my now 6 year old.
Yea, my son turned six on 11 march. This year, we have toned down the celebrations, only because it was getting just a little too exhausting planning a kid’s bday. Don’t know about everyone else, but I just find the whole thing of making sure that ALL the kids have fun just a little too much!
This year we had a party at home with about 25 kids. The 5 older kids were the special helpers. They were incharge of the games stalls. Did I not mention that the theme was ‘carnival time’? There were 3 game stalls and the afternoon was finished off with a magic show and a visiting clown who twisted balloons for all the kids.
I managed to find a local magician- his name is Googampoo. He has reasonable pricing.
My son and the other kids really enjoyed!!!
So that’s that!
Another year, another party. 🙂
Until next year, that’s all about bdays!!

Would your child stand up to bullies?

Today,I read a topic that really made me to stop and think[here]. It’s an article that appeared in the Todaymom’s link on MSNBC about how would your child react when seeing another child being bullied.

It got me thinking about bullies in general. I have a son in year 1, who is frankly quite timid. While he is an extremely sweet little boy who truly and genuinely cares for another person and would not himself participate in bullying, I really do not know how he would react if someone bullies him or if he is in a situation where someone near him is being bullied.

Any insight from other moms in Kuwait on how serious is bullying is here in Kuwait schools? More specifically british schools in Kuwait?

appreciate if a teacher would also provide some input on their school’s policy on bullying.

Thanks

Shrek – Forever After – 3D

Couple of Saturday’s ago, I took my son, sister, friend and her son to watch Shrek – Forever After, the 3D version at Marina Mall, Salmiya and boy, was it a good movie.

I mean can donkey get anymore funnier 🙂 I could totally relate to the whole mid-life crisis that Shrek seemed to be going through.

Puss was so cute………even when he was incredibly fat…those eyes…awwwwww!

My son really enjoyed the 3D thing and must admit it is the first time I took him to see a 3D movie and it was good.

Can’t wait for the Toy Story 3 to release here in Kuwait…will certainly see it and update.

Pottery Barn Kids

When driving to work today, I noticed billboards on Pottery Barn Kids and after some googling, have noticed that it is now open!! I saw the website and must say that it is really cool…must visit to pick up something.

 

I looooove the above bed! so cool sleeping in one. I saw the boards covering the possible store site at the avenues last week, so glad now I can visit the place.

Check out the website [here]

Have fun 🙂

Summer camps

Hi Mums! Since summer is upon us and most of us will travel in a while, here is a list of summer camps that perhaps you might consider joining the kids in……………….to help maintain mummy’s sanity 🙂

 1. GES Summer camp: This is being held in the Gulf English School Premises and is organized by an organization who has leased the place. It has 2 batches, the first one starts from 20/6/2010 till 20/7/2010. The second batch starts from 19/7/2010 till 19/8/2010. They have 2 sessions to choose from – 8:30 am to 12:30 pm or 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM.For more information, please call 55603313/66860583/25755948/2573804 ext 139

 2. The Little Gym: Camp is for children 3 – 12 yrs old, it begins June 13th until Sept 8th, camp is Sun – Thurs, and you can choose from 2 different sessions, which are 3 1/2 hrs long, morning ( 9:00 – 12:30 ) or afternoon ( 4:00 – 7:30 ) . They have a different theme each week so activities will vary each week, but each day the kids will spend time in the gym, the pool, enjoy the new water slide, do arts and crafts. Snacks will be provided, things like pasta, pancakes, cheese sandwiches, zatars and pizza. The staff will supervise all activities and registration must be done at the gym, there is a form to be filled out when you make your payment, you can register daily, weekly, monthly and make your own schedule. Do check out the website for contact details and more information.

3. Kuwait kids Camp: This is a day camp and will run for 3 weeks, June 13 – 1 July 2010. The camp is conducted from Sunday to Thursday, 8:30 am to 1:30 PM. Do check out the website for contact details and more information. 

 4. Kuwait English School: They will start their Summer School with two courses. Both courses last for four weeks commencing on Sunday 20th June and ending on Thursday 15th July. 8.30am until 1.30pm daily.

English Language and Activities course

  • For boys and girls aged 3 – 9 years
  • English Language tuition
  • Music, Art, Drama, I.T., P.E. and Swimming
  • Supervised trips every week
  • Transportation available on request

Activities course under the supervision of fully qualified and experienced P.E. staff, for boys and girls aged 9 – 12 years

  • Including coaching and supervision in swimming, basketball, volleyball, football, table-tennis and lots more
  • Organized competitions and tournaments
  • Supervised trips every week

The cost for each course is 135 KD per child and Transportation cost is 30 KD per child.

For more information and contact details, do visit the website or email them at:keschool@kes.edu.kw

5. Horse Riding: This advert appeared in the Arab times today, i.e. 8 June 2010. It is being held at the International Horse Care Center. For more information, please call 2475500 or 60913046 or visit their website.

I hope this information here helps some parent out here in Kuwait. If you know of a camp other than those mentioned here, do let me know and I can update this post.

Happy Summer Camp !!!



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