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9 Terrific Indoor Activities for Chaldean Toddlers
By Neda Ayar :: Friday, November 30, 2007 :: 77599 Views :: Health & Fitness, Living & Lifestyle

Chaldean parents are curious on how to capture their little one's creative energy when the weather gets cold.  Being cooped up in the house all day can make a toddler honery and troublesome.  Chaldean parents can help channel that energy by trying at least one of our nine fun, brain-boosting projects.

1. Make a Family Album.
Create a family photo album (the 4" x 6" plastic booklets), and gather individual snapshots of all the people you want to include. Put the photo on the right, and on the left insert a 4" x 6" index card with a word or two identifying that person (Grandma, Um’ma (Uncle) George, and so on).  This is a great opportunity to reinforce Chaldean family words, colors, and common objects with your toddler.  Kids love to look at pictures, and it will also help your child remember who's who.

2. Custom Post Cards.
With the extra 4" x 6" index cards create postcards.  Let your child draw or paint a picture on one side, then turn it over and ask write a message together that you can send to a loved one. Add the address and a stamp, and you're sure to brighten someone's day.

3. Paper Garden.
Kids love crafts.  The tactile learning helps improve their skills and keeps their attention.  A paper garden is a great idea to get those creative and critical thinking juices flowing.  Using safe pinking shears or other decorative scissors cut flower shaped blossoms out of brightly colored construction paper, then tape onto a drinking straw. Set bouquets in vases around the house.  You can try different designs.  Let your child give them to others.   

4. Shape or Color Week.
Dedicate a week to a color or a shape. On red day, dress your little one in a red shirt. At breakfast, point out all the red vegetables, fruits, or markings on products. During shape week point out all the various things made up of the shape you have chosen.  Walk around the house and point out all the red things or circles you see.   It's a great way for kids to learn their colors and shapes and it gives organization to the day.

5. Build a Shoebox House.
Use some of those old shoe boxes to build a house.  Cut out a door and some windows, make curtains out of fabric scraps, draw or paint pictures to hang on the walls, and put swatches of old clothes inside for a carpet. You can also attach boxes of different sizes to create a mansion.

6. Wind Chimes.
Find some yarn or fishing line and string beads, bells, and other noise-making objects onto them. Tie the other end onto a wire hanger twisted into a circle.  Be sure to tie the strings closely enough so the objects strike each other and make music when the breeze blows. Hang the chimes on your porch or in a tree, and listen for the soothing sounds from inside the house.  Whenever the chimes make a sound give each other a hug. 

7. Create a Home Book.
Create an "I can" book with your child. Cut out pictures of things she can do (eat, ride a brike, get dressed, brush her teeth) from old magazines and glue them onto sheets of construction paper and then make holes with a three-hole punch and use a colorful ribbon or yarn to bind the book.  You can also have your child tell you a story and together draw or cut out pictures to go with it.

8. Create a Concert.
Build your own instruments, and have a concert for the family. Be creative and let your imagination run wild.  For a great sound, put crunchy cereal between two aluminum pie plates stapled together, shake rice in a soda can, or make a drum out of an empty cardboard oatmeal container (use a wooden spoon for a drum-stick).

9. Build a Cushion Fort.
Find big boxes or take the cushions off the sofa and build crawling tunnels by stacking the cushions and assembling boxes.  Use bed sheets to drape over the openings.  Create twists and turns and add little holes and window flaps for your child to look through.  


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Mother of God Church, MI USA

 

Mother of God Chaldean Catholic Church
25585 Berg Road
Southfield, MI 48033
Tel: (248) 356-0565
Fax: (248) 356-5235
Email:
MotherOfGodChurch@yahoo.com

Founding Pastor:
Msgr. Geroge Garmo in 1972
The current church building
was completed in 1980.

Pastor:
Rev.  Manuel Yousif Boji

Parochial Vicar:
Rev. Wisam Matti
 


 MASS SCHEDULE
Daily:  10:00 AM Chaldean
Tuesdays:  5:30 PM Chaldean/English 
Saturdays:  Ramsha 4:45-5:20 PM; Mass 5:30 PM Chaldean   
Sundays:  8:30 AM Arabic, 10:00 AM English, 12:00 PM Chaldean

 1st Friday, Sodality Prayers 11 AM – 12 PM
1st Saturday, Immaculate Heart Sodality Prayers 4:00 PM

TEAM NAME:
Mother of God Guardian Angels

SERVICES:
Communion & Catechism School
Chaldean Language School
Hall Rental
Wedding Services
Baptism Services
Funeral Services

CHURCH GROUPS:
Monday: Family Bible Study 8:00 P.M. Upper Hall
Friday: Young Adult English Bible Study 7:30 P.M. Lower Hall
Wednesday: Young Adult Arabic Bible Study 7:30 P.M. Lower Hall
Prayer Groups
Our Lady Social
Ur of the Chaldees
Knights of Columbus
Mass Servers
Youth Choir
Adult Choir
Family Fun Friday
Friday Friends
Communications Ministry
Chaldean Teens Coming Together
Performance Ministry
Gift Store
Library and Research
Social Ministry & Support
Chaldean Language Classes
Fishers of Men
 


 Rev. Manuel Yousif Boji

Fr. Manuel was born in Telkaif in the suburbs of Nineveh, Iraq in 1946.   Reverend Manuel Boji entered the Chaldean Seminary in Mousl in 1958 and was ordained a priest in Baghdad in 1968.  His first assignment was in Telkaif where he served for 19 years.  In July 1987, Fr. Manuel was assigned  to the United States  where he assisted Mar Addai Parish in Oak Park, Michigan for six months.  From March 1988 until April 1990, he was administrator of Sacred Heart Parish in Detroit, Michigan.  Fr. Manuel completed his Masters and Doctorate work from both U of D Mercy and Wayne State University while assigned to the United States.  In May 1990, Fr. Manuel was assigned to Mother of God Parish and is currently serving there as Rector of the Cathedral. 

Parochial Vicar: Rev. Wisam Matti

Fr. Wisam was born in Basrah, Iraq on October 30, 1971. Completing his education in Iraq and serving in the military Fr. Wisam then entered the Chaldean Seminary in Baghdad in 1984.  He was ordained a priest in Karemlees a suburb of Nineveh on July 4th 1997.  His first assignment was in Mosul where he served for five years.  On January 21, 2002, Fr. Wisam was transferred to the Unites States and was assigned to Mother of God Parish where he is currently serving as parochial vicar.  Fr. Wisam, earned his Master in Pastoral Theology on April 28, 2007 from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. 

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