Wants to buy a tablet for the savings he made

The  9 year old nephew started saving January of last year.  Her mother bought him a piggy bank and told him to save so he could buy the toys that he wants once his piggy bank is full.  It has been 12 months and it is time to open his piggy bank.  He has been waiting for his mother to have time to help him open and count the money inside the piggy bank.  His mother promised to open the piggy bank this week, and he is patiently waiting till his mother have time and less tired from work.  And today is the day he has been waiting for.

After lunch today, he and his mother open the piggy bank.  The nephew is smiling seeing the money inside his piggy bank.  His waiting is paid off.  He helps her mom in counting the bills.  His savings is 2,300 pesos.  He smiled and told his mom that he wants to buy a tablet.  Well, he is big now, he does not want a toy anymore, he wants a gadget where he can put games, download educational videos, and the likes.  It is his money so he can decide what to buy.  Congratulations to my nephew for the success in saving money.  He will starts saving again for this year, and I wish him a bigger savings.

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Teaching him to save money

Life is indeed not easy especially when we are experiencing difficulties in life.  We have to be ready always because we do not know what is going to happen to us the next day.  One of the good ways to be ready is to save money and do not spend beyond your means.  Saving money is one of the best things to do so when the rainy days come, we do not have to worry much because we have savings.  We do not need to borrow money because we have savings that we can use.  Though we are praying to be in good health always and safe.

The sister wants her kids to be ready always and thought them to save than to spend.  She bought piggybank for her sons and thought them to start saving at the young age.  She explains to them the importance of saving money.  It is for their future and future use.  Her eldest is only seven (7) years old and understands her explanation.  In fact, the nephew is so excited to put money in her piggy bank and he already has in mind what to buy when the piggy bank is full.  Hopefully, he will get what he wants in due time.

How about you?  How did you tell to your kids to save money?

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Downloaded Videos for the Nephew

The nephew is prohibited to use any gadgets since he started his therapy.  He lacks in communication skill because he is too much exposed to gadgets.  It is very difficult because gadgets can make him stay still at home.  When I am busy doing chores at home, I gave him the tablet so he won’t be bugging me or make a lot of mess in the room and living area.  I downloaded several games on my laptop so the nephew has more games to play at choose. Which is not good.  In a way, I am blaming myself for this because I let him play with the games in the tablet for hours.  I should have talked to him more often to develop his communication skills.

The nephew’s addiction to gadgets came back a few days ago.  He saw one of his classmates at school playing with gadgets, and suddenly he asked me about my tablet.  He always bugs me to play with my tablet but my answer is no.  Because I did not let him play with the tablet, he bugs his younger sister (10 months).  I have decided to let him play with the tablet, but I deleted the previous games and downloaded educational videos.  Videos that will help the nephew develop his communication skills and, for him familiarized with letters, numbers, colors, shapes, manners, how to count and more.  So far, he likes it.

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Language and communication skills

Four months have passed in the therapy clinic and the nephew is showing developments.  He can follow instructions, can distinguish things and showing curiousness when he sees objects, people doing actions, and the likes.  However, the only problem is that he can express himself freely.  He shows shyness a bit, and he is not that confident still.  When he is busy doing something and somebody is looking, he will stop what he is doing and will hide his face.  We are working on it too.  We are doing our best to help him to be more confident on what he is doing.  Hopefully, he will able to overcome his shyness soon and will gain some confidence.

The therapist gave us the evaluation and suggest helping the nephew in developing his language and communication skills.  And we need some materials for the nephew’s improvements.  We are searching on the internet on what ways to help him develop his language and communication skills.  We need to show him objects, explain it to him and allow him to think of what he will do with the certain object/s.  The nephew is improving his writing skills and can distinguish colors, shapes, letters, and numbers.  It is a good sign that the nephew is doing his best to help himself too.  We pray that the development will continue for him to be ready for the entrance exam for kindergarten.

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Educational videos for the nephew

Although the four-year-old nephew is showing some development at school, still he has difficulty is distinguishing some things.  He can’t tell or point out what is short and tall, big and small, and few and many.  Those things are not yet program in his mind.  I am trying my best to help him in distinguishing those things but it is difficult for him.  I am having a hard time teaching him and making him understand.  I so wish I have the ability and ideas to do it.  I wish I am a teacher so I know the approach.  I know that the nephew is still four years old, he has the time to distinguish them all, but I do not have patience to wait.  I felt that the nephew is so far behind from his classmates.  He can easily catch up on some things though, just that their current lesson is too hard for him.

I have talked to my sister about it so that she will find a ways to help her son since she is a teacher.  I told her to buy me a white board and white board pen for us to review his lessons at home.  Also, told her to buy or draw objects on different sizes and shapes for us to have an easy lesson at home.  However, the sister decided to just download videos about shapes and sizes.  It would be easy for my nephew to understand.  Her mother will do the same thing when the nephew is about to enter preschool.  He is watching videos about alphabet and their sounds and numbers.  It is easy to catch the nephew’s attention too.  Hopefully the sister will download more educational videos soon so we can our review too.

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