A Page Ahead Through F.L.I.P. (Family Literacy In Practice)


Using Mindmaps and Thinking Routine to Explore the Concept of Love

February 03, 2016 Lana Jelenjev

February rings in a warm feeling. It instantly stirs the thought of love, of Valentine's Day celebration and other expressions of love. But then again as I think of February, these are my associations with this month. These are the thoughts I think of when I think of the "love" month. As part of our family culture, we try to encourage using visible thinking routines to clarify our thoughts and our understanding of the world. I have started using mindmaps as a way to get a picture of what my kids know or would want to know about a particular...


"Hating Kapatid" -Read Around the World Summer Series

July 30, 2015 Lana Jelenjev

Summer is a special time for children to enjoy. It's also a period to learn how to "take things slow." Part of this taking slow part for us is going to the library, picking up books and just reading to the kids or letting them read for themselves. That is why I love being part of the Read Around the World Summer Reading Series from Multicultural Kid Blogs. Last year I shared the story of "The First Pig In Heaven" and this time I am sharing another Filipino book, "Hating Kapatid" which talks about sharing among siblings and friends. It...


The Story of "Ibong Adarna"

July 03, 2014 Lana Jelenjev

When I said yes to participating in the Multicultural Kids Blog Summer Reading Series I asked myself, what can I share that will showcase Philippine literature. The last book I recommended "Ang Unang Baboy sa Langit" was written by Rene Villanueva, a prominent playwright and author who is deeply involved in children's literature. Now I decided to put in the spotlight an epic that was written in the 18th century about a sick King, his three sons and their journey in finding the magical bird- Adarna  that can cure the mysterious illness of the King. I can still remember reading...


Ang Unang Baboy sa Langit Book (The First Pig in Heaven) Recommendation for Read Around the World Summer Reading Series

June 17, 2014 Lana Jelenjev

I am so proud to be part of the Multicultural Kids' Blog Read Around the World Summer Reading Series.Being an advocate for family literacy, I value the work done by MKB Bloggers from all over the world in bringing multicultural practices to light in different fields. The group is truly a place dedicated to raising world citizens, through arts, activities, crafts, food, language and love!  So I thought very hard on what I can share to add to the multicultural reading series. I remembered one of the children's stories that I liked reading to my preschool children (when I was...


How to Face RAGE in Young Children

June 06, 2014 Lana Jelenjev

  For this week I am focusing on the emotion called RAGE. Have you ever felt rage? If yes how did it feel in your body? Where did you feel it? How did your breathing go? Where did it happen? With whom did it occur? What thoughts came to your mind? How did you handle it? Now think of all those feelings, thoughts and body reactions. Remember the event/s that culminated to that RAGE. How does it feel till now? Where do you feel it? What do you think about it? Now think of that bottled in a 2 year...