5 Lunch Ideas for Busy Kids & Parents

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5 Lunch Ideas for Busy Kids & Parents

Category : Camps , food , health

Like many parents, I find myself scrambling for lunch ideas for kids.  Of course, I want to make sure it is healthy BUT I also want the kids to enjoy it.  Most importantly, it should be quick and easy to make!

So, here are some lunch ideas you can do for you kids at the next camp or event!

Pasta Salad

Possibly one of the easiest and more enjoyable treats for kids.  Cook up noodles the night before.  Mix with veggies and meats (optional).  You can add a little salad dressing, however I find adding this separately means kids can choose either to have it or not to have it with their salad.

Piklets

Lucky for me, my kids are not gluten intolerant.  However, you could still make this with gluten free flour.  For the quickest results mix together 1 cup self-raising flour, a little sugar (sometimes I use bananas), 1 egg, a pinch of salt and some milk.  Mixture should be thick enough to pour but not to thin.  If it is too thin, you will end up making crepes!  (not a bad thing either)

Sandwiches

All time favorite and easy to make. In fact, you can ask you kids to help you make their sandwich adding responsibility and in dependency.  #lifeskill

Fruit Cups

Simply cut up pieces of fruit and place in a patty pan.  Don’t forget to squeeze a little lemon/orange juice over fruit such as apples or bananas to help reduce the ‘browning’ effect.

Wraps

Wraps are another easy lunch idea.  Kids can participate in the preparation. Fill wraps with kids favorite meats/veggies – roll – cut – your are done!

We hope you have a few ideas for kids these holidays.  Of course with Easter around the corner, you may wish to add some Hot Cross Buns!  😉

 


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Category : Australia , Education , News

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Cyber Safety

5 Ways to Increase Cyber Safety in your Home

Let’s face it – we are in a digital world. Computers and the internet is vital and many school projects require kids to use them. However, the internet also present a more poignant threat which is one of the many fears parents have. Thus, knowing how to keep your child cyber safe is one of the most sought after advice asked in google.

As a result, we have created 5 ways to help you keep your child safe online.

1) Set some Rules

Many children are naïve to everything that happens on line and most find it hard to differentiate reality from fiction.  Most child up to the age of 12 see things as black and white and thus feel that nothing ‘bad’ could happen by revealing their personal information online.

Make sure your child understands that the rule of “stranger danger” is also applicable online.  They should not give any personal information to anyone that they don’t know personally in the real world.

2) Use parental control software

Monitor the way your child uses the Internet. Parents are finding it increasing harder to track their child’s online viewing.  A classic example would be YouTube which offers many visual targets for young inquisitive eyes.  Having software which allows parents to block content you don’t want your child can see can offer peace of mind.  A software we found useful is qustodio, however there are a huge range on the market at the moment.

3)  Educating Safety Online

Most parents don’t have the time to sit down and explain the possible threats online may have.  Some parents may also feel uncomfortable discussing this.  However, knowing about possible threats empowers children to make the right choices.

If parents are not sure where to start with online viewing, sending them to program that covers this in a program is beneficial. TechCamps4Kids offers a range a programs that include online safety procedures for your child.

4) Computers with the Family

It is hard to monitor your child’s online usage when he/she uses their computer in their room.  Therefore, having a computer in the family room, or creating a rule that the computers is to be used in the family room, is advantageous for several reasons.  Firstly, you can quickly observe if they are viewing sites they should not and secondly, kids feel included in a family circle thus developing social skills.

5) Use security and privacy settings

With kids accessing your computer for browsing could result in a range of negative experiences.  Using the security setting can assist with blocking downloads.  This step requires an administrative password. It will help prevent children from downloading viruses, Trojans or other ‘hacks’ that could affect safety on your computer and in your home.  It further aids parents by preventing kids downloading content that are a not suited for young eyes.

TechCamps4Kids goal is to educate life, learning and literacy skills through technology.  One of the subject we cover extensively through the year is Cyber Safety.  To be the first to know when we will be hosting community programs like Cyber Safety, please like our facebook page and/or subscribe to our newsletters found on the right top side of this page!


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