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This community Potluck, held by Central Florida Birth Network, is a great way to meet families and get acquainted with the birth professionals in our community. It’s fun for the entire family, complete with a playground for the kids!
Y360 Health is hosting a “Raising Healthy Kids Workshop” on Saturday, June 25th at 11:30am. The workshop will be presented by Dr. Leif Martensson, a Chiropractor at Y360 Health. Dr. Martensson will present topics on family health and wellness including information on childhood vaccines, the effects of posture on children, and the top healthiest snacks kids will love.
Y360 Health is a chiropractic center focusing on overall health and wellness for your entire family. Headed by Dr. Dan Yachter, they believe in treating the root cause of sickness and disease and not just the symptoms.
Their workshop will be held in the Y360 Health Center located on Lake Emma Road in Lake Mary. Register to attend the workshop by calling them at (407) 333-2277 or visit their website at http://www.y360health.com.
Y360 Health Center
3621 Lake Emma Road
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Two Dragons Tang Soo Do opened its doors in March of this year in Downtown Sanford. Owned and operated by Master Constantino Terrigno, they offer Karate classes Monday – Thursday for children and adults. He accepts children from 8 to 12 years old, but I’ve seen some younger than 8 attend. It all depends on your child’s readiness. Adult classes are for ages 13 and up. My son and husband attend classes here at separate times.
The facility is a nice 1800 sq ft with an open waiting area, 1100 sq ft training floor, and changing rooms. It’s a very family friendly environment. The thing that attracts me most is Master Terrigno himself. He began his martial arts training in 1981. He has a calm, soothing, wise demeanor that reminds me of Chuck Norris; even in his appearance. Whether he is training children or adults, he relates his training to real life scenarios and teaches the importance of self defense, self discipline, and self confidence.When I think of a martial arts instructor, I think of people like Mr. Miyagi from the Karate Kid movies and in my opinion Master Terrigno falls right in line with the best of them.
Overall, the classes are very affordable for 4 days out of the week. There are also combined rates for families. You can come as often or as little as you’d like. However, your success to the next level or the next belt depends on your commitment to learning the art and training. Occasionally, Master Terrigno will offer Women’s Self-Defense classes or Buddy Day for kids currently enrolled to bring a friend for one free day of instruction. Currently, my son has 2 passes left for Buddy Day on Monday, June 20th, 2011 from 6:15p to 7:15p for all you young budding martial artists. Contact me, if you’re interested.
Two Dragons Tang Soo Do is located at 115 S. Oak Avenue in Downtown Sanford. You can find them online at http://www.twodragonstsd.com or phone them at 407-312-9702 for more information.
The use of cloth diapers gives parents the opportunity to help the environment and provide a healthy alternative to disposables for their children. If you are considering cloth diapering or would just like to learn more about it, BabyBottomsBoutique is now offering free private consultations in Central Florida. BabyBottomsBoutique also holds free monthly parenting workshops. Workshop topics include cloth diapering, breastfeeding, baby wearing, natural childbirth, and making your own baby food. For more information, dates for parenting workshops, or to schedule a consultation, contact Kelly Martin.
We homeschool our children, David and Loralei, with a hands-on, child-led approach. They take many classes and go on 8 to 10 field trips (or outings) a month. I strive to expose them to great literature and authentic learning experiences rather than workbooks and seatwork. Not sure what I mean? The following examples may help:
Gather information about sea turtles.
Visit a sea turtle rehabilitation center.
Record observations in science notebook.
Create a lapbook about sea turtles.
Gather information about honey bees.
Visit and talk with a local beekeeper.
Make bee crafts such as beeswax candles.
Share facts learned via a blog or website.
Gather information about manatees.
Visit a natural manatee refuge.
Write a letter to lawmakers thanking them for
making laws to protect the manatee.
Read “Little House in the Big Woods.”
Visit a pioneer village or museum.
Learn to churn butter and make candles.
Create a lapbook about Pioneer Life.
Gather information about space.
Visit Kennedy Space Center or planetarium.
Develop a model of the solar system.
Go stargazing and record observations.
We absolutely love homeschooling and feel that this eclectic approach that emphasizes life learning is the right fit for our family. Our children are active learners and don’t even think we’re “doing school” because they’re engaged in what we’re doing.
I recently returned to graduate school and have been finding that I need more time to complete assignments than I expected. As a homeschooling mom, I am with them 5 days a week, so finding those extra hours to study can be challenging. When I heard that SPARK Family Enrichment Center in Winter Springs was going to be doing a new Lifeskills class for homeschoolers on Fridays, I decided to give it a try. I was excited about the fact that I’d be able to have a few hours to study while they learn to sew, cook, and more at Spark.
Last Friday was our first week, and I’m happy to report that they had a blast! They learned to sew and even made their own pillows. They also made quiche and learned some French terminology. They also participated in a drama class (with costumes) that encouraged imaginative play and cooperation. I feel that this class falls right in line with our homeschool philosophy. I like knowing that they’re learning so much while having FUN. The fact that this class provides me with a few ”kid-free” hours once a week to work on papers and do research is just the icing on the cake.