Things Every Child Should Experience

There are so many rich experiences to share with our children and the best part is, they don’t have to cost a lot of money. Let’s check out the a few things every kid should experience.

Being part of a team.  “The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” – Babe Ruth. Teamwork, the sweet taste of victory, and the bitterness of defeat are just a few of valuable lessons children can learn from team sports.

Camping. “The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man.” – Author Unknown. Every child deserves the chance to experience nature in its purest form. From hiking and roasting marshmallows, to sleeping under the stars – camping is the stuff of cherished childhood memories.

Chores. “All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.” – Ralph Ransom. A little hard work never hurt anybody. Besides, why should Mom and Dad have all the fun?

Farm life. “Growing up on a dairy farm, you certainly learn discipline and a commitment to purpose.” – Mike Johanns. Every child should witness the hard work and dedication that goes into farm life. Oh, and the smell of cows is a memory they won’t soon forget.

A lemonade stand. “Once you decide to work for yourself, you never go back to work for somebody else.” – Alan Sugar. Encourage your young entrepreneur at every possible opportunity. Greatness surely awaits those with the fortitude to succeed.

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Kate Middleton Makes First Public Speech as Duchess

With a big smile, the Duchess of Cambridge made her first public speech as a member of the Royal Family on Monday, officially opening the East Anglia Children’s Hospice at the Treehouse center in Ipswich, outside London.

“I am only sorry that William can’t be here today. He would love it here,” she said about her husband, Prince William, as guests politely laughed. “A view of his – that I share – is that through teamwork, so much can be achieved. What you have all achieved is extraordinary.”

Kate, who wrote the speech herself, also said that when she first visited the charity’s hospice in Milton, Cambridgeshire, she had “pre-conceived idea as to what to expect. Far from being a clinical depressing place for sick children, it was a home. Most importantly, it was a family home, a happy place of stability, support and care. It was a place of fun.”

Wearing an electric blue Reiss belted dress and black heels, Kate was greeted before her speech by about 600 cheering well-wishers. After the speech, she did some planting, adding four spades of soil onto the ground around the base of a tree on the grounds – and, as the Duchess confessed to one guest, “I find doing speeches nerve wrecking.”

Meanwhile, William is expected home soon from his six-seven week posting in the Falkland Islands.

Source: People

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