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.

71 Ways For A Writer To Make Money

There are so many ways for writers to make good money by writing some people love to write, even as a hobby. You can turn your writing skills into income. Here are a brief list for your reference.

GENERAL WRITING:

1. Copywriting for television commercials

2. Copywriting for radio commercials

3. Copywriting for newspaper and magazine ads

4. Professional letter writing

5. Creating plots for other writers

6. Writing correspondence courses

7. Traveling writer

8. Newspaper feature writing

9. Writing for weekly tabloids

10. Writing humor

11. Writing greeting cards

12. Writing witty sayings for bumper stickers

13. Writing fillers for newspapers and magazines

14. Ghost writing

15. Script writing for movies

16. Scrip writing for television

17. Writing plays

18. Resume service

19. Writing non-fiction

FREELANCE WRITING FOR:

20. Daily newspapers

21. Professional journals

22. Consumer magazines

23. Confessional magazines

24. Poetry magazines

25. Fiction magazines

26. Farming-dairy-poultry- livestock journals

27. Technical journals

28. Manufacturers&39; trade journals

29. Retail trade journals

30. Sports magazines

31. Teenagers&39; magazines

32. Children&39;s magazines

33. Gag magazines

WRITING A NEWSPAPER COLUMN ON:

34. Crafts

35. Art

36. Celebrities

37. Street interviews

38. Traveling

39. 25, 50, 100 years ago today

40. Local street names

41. Gossip column

42. Personal problems

43. Gardening

44. Cooking

45. New products

46. ​​Child care

47. For teenagers

48. Children&39;s question-and -answer

49. With humor and jokes

50. Sport

51. Pets

52. Shopping

53. Cars

54. Hunting and fishing

55. Do-it-yourself

PUBLISHING:

56. A newsletter

57. Sportsmen&39;s bulletin

58. Bulletin for the handicapped

59. Apartment bulletin

60. Club bulletin

61. A tourist guide

62. Restaurant guide

63. A home-business guide

64. Part-time and free-lance help directory

65. Teachers&39; yearbook

66. Small newspaper

67. Magazine

MISCELLANEOUS

68. Proof reading

69. Free-lance editing

70. Become an author&39;s agent

71. Teaching English

Good luck for your writing and wish you get some ideas for which areas you want to write to from the list.

Personal Trainers

We hear of celebrities and sportspeople having their own personal trainers. On the lighter side, rumor mills are all agog when a film star is seen in public with his or her personal trainer with speculations about their &39;dating&39; and spending time together filling the gossip columns! These trainers are of both genders; Women have also stepped into this once all-male bastion and shaking up the health and fitness industry like never before.

Recent news about the UC Berkeley&39;s personal trainer still continues in the same vein speculating about his alleged closeness with the university&39;s Chancellor and his wife that has included unexplained spending and favors concerning undue sports facility membership grants.

These are certified fitness professionals who provide instruction and prescribe exercises to achieve fitness for general health as well as for specific goals such as weight loss, muscle building, resistance training etc and for excellence in sporting activity. Personal trainers are very often involved in setting nutritional guidelines as well for their clients to achieve set goals, monitor prescribed activities and give necessary feedback. There are several instances where former sportspeople and athletes have sought to become personal trainers once their own sport playing days are over. For former boxers and wrestlers, there are many opportunities to not only provide professional expertise and advice to clients but also take on roles as &39;bodyguards&39;.

These trainers are not confined to any location and may work in homes, offices, fitness facilities, health clubs and outdoors. They can also be involved in specific sports activities such as tennis, football, cricket, swimming, and many others and can very well be specialists in certain types of training. Even in community gyms a personal trainer can be present to recommend and suggest exercise patterns, diets and assist the general public in their fitness assessments.

Over the years, these trainers have come to be more involved in the psychological, philosophical and spiritual aspects of a person&39;s wellbeing in addition to exercise and training patterns. This has led to a kind of open debate about whether or not they are qualified to handle these aspects and if these should fit within the scope of their practice.

Accreditation for personal training is a process that provides a &39;certificate of competency&39; to an individual to practice as a personal trainer. Certification processes and standards usually vary from country to country.

In the US for instance, there are literally hundreds of personal training certifications but only those accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies are held good in many instances.

Who Can You Trust These Days?

You discover that the popular celebrity you like and have enjoyed watching on television has a dark side, abusing his position to engage in predatory sexual contact with children. Not only do you feel betrayed by him but also by the broadcasters who turned a blind eye.

You want to applaud your favourite sporting heroes but there is that lingering doubt. Did they cheat to win, unfairly seek an advantage by taking a phoney dive on the playing field, or use performance enhancing drugs to beat their rivals?

You have a problem with the car, or the house roof, or you suffer tooth pain — do you trust the mechanic, builder, or dentist not to exaggerate the problem and thus the cost? You want to develop your business by taking on extra staff but surveys find that employers report nearly half of the CV’s received contained lies and over half of all employees admit phoning in sick when they weren’t.

We live in skeptical times but life has always been about mutual dependence. We all need to rely on other people to a varying extent. But will people really do what they say they will do? Will they keep secret that personal information you shared? Will they look after your pet properly when you are away? Choosing who to count on isn’t always easy.

Yes, you try to be right about people. So you use common sense to size people up, taking account of their track record and you don’t go into something with someone with your eyes closed. We learn to read other people. We acquire skills in social perception detecting those individuals who get irritable and easily offended when criticised, or who will respect the spirit of constructive criticism even when not agreeing with it. We realise that the person who gossips to you about others is likely to be the sort of person who may gossip about you too behind your back.

You may pause before trusting someone who tells you a lie. If they are not open about their feelings they are showing they do not trust you to know how they are inside. You may be doubtful about trying to build trust with someone who you find out from everybody else is critical of something about you rather than tell you to your face. Likewise if they use evasion, spin and weasel words or choose email, or a text message to convey difficult messages to you.

Someone may do none of these damaging things. However, even when the signs are very good, you can never know enough about someone to be absolutely sure of them. When it comes down to it, life is just not risk-free. No matter how hard you consider the character of likely individuals, in the end it is a risk who you take on to look after your children, who to ask to mend the chimney, who to lend money to.

Of course, when it comes to personal relationships the issue of trust is more complex. Who do you try to get closer to? This is likely to be someone you want to spend more time with; the kind of person who has similar interests, and shares your values and principles. If a personal relationship is to start someone has got to make the first move and if it is to grow someone has to make further moves. For all you know, your friendly overtures may be snubbed, or you voicing an uncomfortable truth to someone may result in your head being bitten off. Playing safe all the time never won a fair lady. You don’t get trust because you earn it; you get it because you give it. Take the risk of showing trust to someone and you may be trusted in return.

Most people have probably been let down by someone some time in their life. But to expect otherwise is to believe in the illusion of a perfect trusting relationship. If there were always a wonderful understanding between people and complete commitment, there would never be any pain of conflict and personal hurt. Experience teaches differently. But life goes on and we are obliged to take some chances with people.

One view is that trusting others involves an attitude towards life and that trusting life is something that goes beyond a reaction to how someone treats us. Trusting in life is no guarantee that nothing painful will occur. But it is preferring the chance of being hurt and let down once in a while to the alternative of living in fear and suspicion; of not having to try to protect yourself from all eventualities. Psychotherapist Scott Peck has said that the attempt to avoid legitimate suffering lies at the root of all emotional illness. One’s path in life is unknown and unpredictable. Without some trust in the journey, one is always going to be distrustful and suspicious.

I believe one useful motto in line with all this is to prepare for the worst but hope for the best.

Copyright 2012 Stephen Russell-Lacy

Tips For Women – The 9 Most Important Things Every Woman Must Know & Do

I have written hundreds of articles and blog entries, and in my opinion, each one contains extremely important information and helpful tips. However, comparatively, the advice contained within this article is far more important than any other topic I have ever written about! If women understood, believed, and implemented these principles, our very society would change forever; for the influence of a woman touches, impacts, and changes each of our lives. That is how strongly I feel about these 9 important tips below. From little girls to teenagers, young women to grandma&39;s, daughters and sisters, married or single women, and especially mother&39;s everywhere – my hope is that you will not only recognize the significance of these principles, but understand the impact you can have on men and people everywhere if and when you implement them.

1) Don&39;t Become Like Men : Every woman was born with innate qualities and natural abilities that men simply don&39;t have. Be proud of and nurture these attributes, intuitions, talents, personalities, and desires. Be a woman, and realize you naturally are tender, gentle, nurturing, patient, thoughtful, unselfish, approachable, and loving. Unfortunately, all too often our culture convinces women that somehow being gentle, kind, or motherly is somehow inferior or not viewed as successful. Wrong! Women can still compete, lead, and be successful in the work place and anywhere without foregoing their womanly attributes. More importantly, never forget the positive influence a &39;woman&39;s touch&39; can have on children, men, and society.

2) Are You Pornography : Generally speaking, men struggle much more with this modern slavery and addiction we call pornography. And yet, we continue to try and find solutions to the problem, without addressing the problem. Yes some solutions are good, such as: teaching men to control their thoughts and become more self-disciplined; attacking the porn industry; passing legislation; having pop-up blockers or &39;talks&39; with our sons; etc. However, perhaps the solution to the problem is actually teaching our daughters and women everywhere not to dress, act like, and become pornography themselves. Unfortunately, the reality is that pornography, immodesty, and infidelity will continue to dominate our culture and media – because it makes money. But that is no excuse for any woman to justify immodesty, virtue, and purity simply because the masses are doing it or because it pays well.

3) True Beauty : True beauty is not found in the reflection of a mirror, it comes to those who seek to be honest, happy, and pure. And yet our culture engrains into the minds of women everywhere that to be beautiful, one must load their face with makeup, benefit from plastic surgery, and be as immodest and immoral. The word &39;hot&39; has unfortunately replaced the word &39;beautiful&39; – and not only do they have completely different definitions, one connotes selfish lustfulness, while the other radiates goodness, purity, unselfishness, and true happiness. With that said, please don&39;t get me wrong – I feel it is extremely important for every woman to seek to be &39;beautiful.&39; They need to do their hair, put makeup on, wear nice clothes, and seek to be attractive; but, ensure in so doing that they are becoming truly &39;beautiful&39; – and not just &39;hot.&39;

4) Is the TV a Babysitter and Influencer : To you mothers – how much time do your children spend in front of the TV? To women everywhere – how much time do you spend in front of the TV? An honest answer to these important questions will reveal much about ours and our children&39;s character, and who it is being shaped by. Children need mothers, love, and attention – not electronics! Thus, turn off the TV a little more and make time for your children. Lastly, to women everywhere – perhaps one of the greatest solutions to overcoming the self-esteem issues, eating disorders, gossiping habits, comparing and worrying, and unhealthy images of worth and beauty that every woman struggles and deals with would be solved if they turned off the TV and put down the magazines a little more often.

5) Be Yourself … Don&39;t Be Plastic : Be proud of, content with, and confident in who you are. Women everywhere need to stop picking up the magazines, looking at the advertisements, and watching the TV shows and movies and comparing themselves to these models and actors. Usually, the majority of these models, actors, and women in the magazines and on TV are all fake and plastic anyway. They load their faces with make-up, have countless plastic surgery&39;s or excess weight removed, stand under perfect lighting, and then the company air brushes the photo / picture anyway to make them look even more beautiful (fake and unnatural). I know it is easier said than done, but happy is the woman who can be proud of and confident in who they are, and not compare themselves to other women – whether it is the woman on the magazine cover or the neighbor down the street.

6) Put Family First & Develop Character : Success in life should not be determined by the amount of education we obtain, the cars we drive, the achievements in our career, the awards won, the house we own, the friends or connections we have , or the clothes we wear. True success should be measured by the attributes we develop, the person we become, and the people we help. Thus, no matter what a woman accomplishes or obtains, it means nothing if she fails in her own person life, in her home, or with her family.

7) Be Educated & Contribute to the World : With everything that has been said, let me be clear about one thing – in all of this important advice to women, in no way am I suggesting that women should be bare foot, changing diapers, cooking meals, doing laundry, confined to the house, and thus ignorant to the world. Quite the contrary! Although family and children should most certainly be the priority, women should and must also be involved, educated, leaders, and contributors to society. Whether a stay at home mother, a teenage daughter, an elderly woman, or a woman in the work force – women have value, brains, skills, ideas, and talents that must be shared to benefit communities, businesses, minds, nations, families and mankind.

8) Demand That Men Treat You Respectfully : Regardless of what our culture and the media portray, and despite the fact that men generally have stopped treating women like women, this does not negate the fact that you are a woman who deserves respect. While men must do better about treating women with respect in their thoughts, words, and actions – women can also do more in demanding this proper respect in an appropriate way. It starts with you personally respecting yourself, your body, your virtues, and your natural – and wonderful – womanly attributes. And then it continues by demanding that men not treat you like a sexual object, but as a woman to be loved and respected.

9) Stop Gossiping, Comparing, & Worrying : Easier said than done, right! However, this vitally important advice is one of the key ingredients to experiencing happiness as a woman. This is an ability and attribute that is certainly not developed overnight, and it takes effort; but, the moment you can stop gossiping with and about others, comparing yourself to other women, and worrying about things out of your control (or things not needing to be worried about) – it is then you will experience real peace, limited stress, self-worth, and true happiness.

Again, never forget that true beauty in a woman is not found in the reflection of a mirror, it comes only to those who seek to be honest, happy, and pure. Each of the principles described above essentially communicate this same message – that character is far more important than appearance. Should this suggest that women thus need not worry about their appearance? Absolutely not! Women must make an effort to exercise, eat healthy, be educated, be involved, be informed, and be beautiful also. But they should also remember that purity and modesty is far more attractive than excessive make up, immoral actions, and revealing clothing. They should realize that in most cases, surgical procedures to enhance or tuck (or whatever) not only communicate that plastic is more beautiful than purity, but that self-worth is determined by appearance and the opinions of others rather than an inner confidence of who God created us to be. They should also realize that being educated and informed is far more important than wasting time in gossip and celebrity magazines. And perhaps most importantly, women everywhere should never forget the absolute honor, necessity, and beauty of being a mother, wife, daughter, and woman who radiates self-confidence, happiness, and purity!