The Ups And Downs Of Homeschooling Children During LockDown

Some people have been homeschooling for years and find it suits their families and their lifestyles and it has been a growing movement. For some it was for religious reasons, for others for a freer and broader type of education; sometimes it was because of bullying or to meet the needs of an individual child.… Continue reading The Ups And Downs Of Homeschooling Children During LockDown

New Year’s Resolutions For Kids

Also see https://eileenmoynihan.wordpress.com/kids-and-teens-fan-club/ Every New Year many people make New Year's resolutions. A resolution is a firm decision to do or not to do something. A Children's Book About New Year's Resolutions Squirrel's New Year's Resolution, a 2010 Children's picture book written by Pat Miller and illustrated by Kathi Ember. It is about Squirrel who wants to… Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions For Kids

The Message Of Christmas Comes Alive With Living Cribs Or Nativity Scenes

Live Crib in St. Mel's Cathedral, Longford, Ireland 2019. Photo by Lalin Swaris The place that the shepherds found was not an academy or an abstract republic, it was not a place of myths allegorised or dissected or explained or explained away. It was a place of dreams come true. G.K. Chesterton Christmas is built… Continue reading The Message Of Christmas Comes Alive With Living Cribs Or Nativity Scenes

Touched by Disney UK!

This is delightful

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Disney UK got a cool and heartwarming Christmas advert!  I am particularly touched and moved by this video ad simply because it features bits of the Filipino qualities and culture. 

Mano:  the gentle placing of the back of the hands of your elders to your forehead is a unique Filipino gesture to show sign of respect to elders

Parol & Parol-Making:  a lantern which is made of bamboo sticks and colored paper is a major Christmas symbol of every household in the Philippines.  And it is a common practice that grade school students would create one as a school project during Christmas season so as to have it hanged in their respective houses.  I made a horrible-looking one myself during my young school days!

Simbang Gabi: a Filipino-Catholic tradition of attending midnight Mass at a nearby Catholic church for 9 consecutive nights prior to Christmas Eve.  And since…

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