September is the month in which big kids go back to school and toddlers, to kindergarten. Our ISC family is all set! Maria, Maxim’s Mom, bought him a new backpack and all necessary accessories for drawing, painting, writing, etc. She believes that it is very important for children to be mentally stimulated through creative work, because this develops their autonomy, improves concentration and empowers self-confidence. We agree with her, do you? Have you equiped your kids with the basic back to school materials?
In addition to creative work, Marko and Maria read stories and fairy tales to Maxim daily and help him invent his own cartoon characters. This is one of the best ways in which children expand their imagination! However, we must not forget that children need to be children as long as possible. So, allow your little ones to jump, run, throw and make a mess because this is something they will remember. Maria often gets angry with Maxim when she sees chaos in his room but she stops stressing when she realizes that one day kids will not recall a clean house, but the little moments which made them happy.
In addition to creative and mental development, another essential factor for growth in children is a healthy diet. Therefore, you do not need to wait for lunch for your munchkins to eat a healthy meal, offer them a nutritious snack while you are distracting them in building a house out of blocks, writing on the chalk-board or doing homework. Maxim’s favorite such snacks are fruits and veggies with homemade dips from nuts and seeds. For example, he loves fresh apple wedges covered with peanut butter spread. Accordingly, we have prepared small packs of washed, chopped and ready-to-eat fruits and vegetables for you and your little ones. Maria almost always takes one such Iceberg Salat Centar pack with her wherever she and Maxim go. Have your kids tried them?