Optical Illusions “An illusion is proof that you don’t always see what you think you do — because of the way your brain and your entire visual system perceive and interpret an image. Optical illusions occur due to properties of the visual areas of the brain as they receive and process information. In other words, your perception of an illusion has more to do with how your brain works — and less to do with the optics of your eye,” ABC News reports. I find optical illusions fascinating. Not only do they amaze me, but also in my study of them
Critical Thinking Ok, I have to ask… did you just read that quote, look at the picture, and think “WHAT!”? Or, did you possibly just accept it for what it said? Now, if you apply critical thinking here, the first thought that pops into your head is that there was no internet during Abraham Lincoln’s lifetime. Correct? Secondly, is that a picture of Abraham Lincoln? No, it’s out first president, George Washington. Learning about critical thinking could save you a little embarrassment down the line. What is critical thinking? According to The National Council for Excellence, critical thinking is the
Teaching Soft and Hard Skills I recently read an interesting article on soft skills verses hard skills. I have to say, I’m a little disturbed by the thought that both can’t be taught simultaneously. Are we so closed minded to learning new things and new ways that we are impacting the workforce? I would like to believe that we are constantly growing and learning as a society. So, why not broaden our horizons and start teaching both soft and hard skills starting with the alphabet? Soft skills, as defined by Investopedia are, “The character traits and interpersonal skills that characterize
When a prayer becomes a miracle, the praying doesn’t stop there. There is nothing more heartbreaking to a mother than watching her child suffer in pain. Suffering, however, without answers is just gut wrenching. A mother gives birth to a beautiful baby boy and within two short years her world is turned completely upside down. She begins a journey to find the answers she so desperately seeks for the miracle she holds lovingly in her arms. This is the true story that I bring you today to raise awareness about Arnold Chiari Malformations. I have included many links in this
An Opportunity for Learning “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” Maya Angelou When my children were young, I used to sit and listen to them talk to each other. I wasn’t only interested in what they were saying, but the knowledge behind the words. What had they learned in school and life that brought them to say the words being said? I was always fascinated by the conversations. Today, I do the same with my grandchildren… I’m still fascinated. Recently, I had a conversation with my five-year-old granddaughter. We
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How to Clean Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups, and Pacifiers GERMS, GERMS, GERMS… they are everywhere! So, how do we try to keep them away from our little precious jewels without going overboard and sealing them in a plastic bubble? Below is a list we will cover the next few weeks: Proper handwashing… yes, even the infants need their hands washed before and after each bottle feeding and after each diapering. Proper cleaning of baby bottles and sippy cups. Have you ever witnessed a child in the park packing a baby bottle or sippy cup? The child lugs the cup all
Daycare from a Child’s Perspective Today, I introduce you to Mr. Zay. He is currently a 2nd grader, but he spent his early years in daycare from the age of a few months to five years old. So, what does it mean to a child to attend daycare? How does it help them? It’s hard to get those answers from our children at those young ages, but how about with just a couple more years on them. Let’s see if Mr. Zay can give us the experience of daycare from a child’s perspective. A Child’s Perspective Hello, Mr. Zay. Kidz
When & How to Wash Your Hands Keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol to clean hands. At , we work very hard on keeping the germs at bay. We do a lot of handwashing throughout the day. The procedure below, recommended by the CDC, is the one we