Sparkles Online School

Sparkles Online School

Sparkles Online School

Welcome to Sparkles Online School. We are proud to announce the beginning of our online school.

Sparkles Online School is an online resource created with the aim of supporting teaching and learning at primary school level. Our aim is to empower teachers and students alike. Our videos present concepts that would make learning in core subjects enjoyable.

Videos are available in English and Urdu language. We have covered various concepts in Mathematics, Science and English. Art videos will be added shortly. We shall be adding videos to creative mumz

We hope you will enjoy watching and learning!

Exclusive Launch & Book Signing Event of the novel, I Know Who You Are! at Karachi International Book Fair 2009

Liberty Books presents the

Exclusive Launch & Book Signing Event of the novel,

I Know Who You Are! by Pakistani twin authors, Mariam and Fatima Masood,

during the Karachi International Book Fair 2009.

Be at the Karachi Expo Center, Activity Area, Hall 1

on Sunday, 13th December 2009 between 1:00 -1:45 pm in the afternoon.

http://www.iknowwhoyouare-thebook.com/

Find Creative Mumz on Facebook

Creative Mumz now has an interactive Facebook® Fan page. Facebook users who become a Fan of Creative Mumz can now stay up to date on the latest info and news, along with post photos and videos of themselves that would help others to bring out their creativity.

To become a Fan of Creative Mumz on Facebook, go to Creative Mumz and click on the “Find us on Facebook” icon. (Located in the upper right corner of the Creative Mumz homepage.)

Happy Facebooking!

Authors of I KNOW WHO YOU ARE! featured in Gulf News today…

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I Know Who You Are! is available online @ Amazon

Article in Gulf News today…

Mariam and Fatima Masood

Mariam and Fatima Masood Authors of the book I Know Who You Are!

 

Twins Fatima and Mariam Masood with their book “I Know Who You Are!”
 

Twins explore personality types in co-authored work

By Nasheet Jaffer Khan, Community Solutions Editor
Published: April 02, 2009, 22:46

 

Dubai: Dubai-based twin sisters Mariam and Fatima Masood attempt to help break personality codes through their work of fiction I Know Who You Are.

The novel spins its tale around the nights and days of a 12-year-old boy, Sultan, who stumbles upon magical powers while cleaning a closet, as his family prepares to move house.

What follows is Sultan’s journey to understanding the varied personalities of people, aided by his grandfather.

Being human we have problems with humans,” 25-year-old Fatima said. “Actually, it should be the contrary. Every person has a character skin [type], which affects their manner of interaction and relationship with others.

The book surmises that if you are able to identify the personality type, you can understand people better.

 

Mariam said that sensitivity and a keen observation of people helped provide the fodder for the story.

She said: “Just because people have physical similarities, they expect each other to think alike, believe or have similar opinions, too. The book broadly categorises the basic personalities.” She is quick to add that they “don’t claim that all personalities can be categorised“.

Employed as kindergarten teachers, it took the twins a year, endless cups of tea and countless “rain cheques” for family gatherings to finalise the book and its prime characters.

When it comes to creating something from nothing there are quite a few things that have to be considered. The development of the character ‘skins’ was a challenging task as we had to make each character as powerful as the other and yet unique,” Mariam said. She added that no character had a negative side to it as “everyone has a good reason for doing what they do“.

Squint-eyed nights of research and belief in their story gave the twins the courage to push the envelope and mail it to the publishers.

Fatima said: “There were times when we used to feel stressed and disappointed, waiting for publishers and literary agents to respond. However, from the time of sending the queries to signing the publishing contract, it only took us three months.”

Thinking of the time we started writing and to see the book published has been a rewarding experience. I feel like going to the bookstore just to see the book there!” Mariam said. Fatima added: “It was similar to seeing the harvest of a crop which has been planted, nurtured, protected and prayed for day in, day out. It is still unbelievable sometimes.”

The twins said they could not have written the book without each other – it was “a joint thought”. They said: “Though we are identical, little is common between us. We still understand each other the best.”

How has the book changed their lives?

They said: “It has simplified it. We know how to deal with people more effectively.

The book is published by Olympia Publishers and is available at Jashanmal Bookstores.

 

 

Study Fashion Design Online with the Studio Art School

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Studio Art School, UK

Study Fashion Design Online  with the Studio Art School 

Introduction to Fashion Design and Illustration

Course summary
This is a practical project based course for those who have creative flair and an interest in Fashion, as well as a desire to produce original work. Students work to given briefs, and are encouraged to develop conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills.

Activities include:
 
Designing for fashion on the figure using figure templates
Creating ‘specification’ drawings
Illustrating fabrics and garments in a range of media
Exploring fashion trends and predictions
Undertaking market research
Learning about fabrics
Researching fashion history
Creating mood boards

Certification  
This course leads to the award of the Level 1 Certificate in Design and Crafts from the City & Guilds of London Institute, the UK’s leading provider of vocational qualifications.
On completion of this course, students may wish to progress to City & Guilds level 2,      
” Fashion Design and Illustration”.

Entry requirements
No formal entry requirements.
 

What it costs
Course fee: £290.00
 
What’s included in the fee
The course fee includes unlimited online tuition and support, together with access to course materials and to a secure personal online studio, where you can upload and store images of your work and communicate with your tutor.
 
Our courses are supported by comprehensive learning materials which provide step by step instructions, together with suggestions for further study and information on artists, techniques and materials.
What our students say.
“My experience of studying with Studio Art School has been very positive. I have found the website very easy to manage and the activities are well structured and paced. I have been very impressed with the speed and quality of the  tutors’ feedback.”. Helen, Barcelona.

When you apply please mention about CREATIVE MUMZ.

How to apply
Comprehensive details about our courses and our online application form can be found at; http://www.studioartschool.co.uk/index.aspx

Playscapes Wall Murals- Decorate your Kids Rooms, Ideal for Nursery

 Playscapes Wall Murals are such an exciting concept in kids rooms decorating and nursery decor! We handcraft and hand paint all the childrens’ wall art and kids’ room accessories, add Velcro pads to the back and then package our wall mural kits and freight them worldwide direct to your door!

 The Jungle theme was the first design created by Playscapes and remains the favorite to this day! Brightly coloured Jungle animals with friendly faces will adorn your childs playroom or bedroom. The gorgeous little African Rondarvel will make decorating your childs bedroom your greatest thrill.  

All you do is paint the wall in your chosen colour, plan your design then simply peel away the backing tape on the murals and adhere. In a couple of hours you will have the most gorgeous room that you did yourself! Another bonus is it is also interactive. Children are encouraged to pick the apples off the tree, fly the bees around and place them back. This improves their hand-eye coordination and fine dexterity. Another bonus is of course if you find you have to relocate, simply take your Playscapes kids’ murals ( or wall art) with you and remove the Velcro without marking the walls!

When ordering at Playscapes, please mention that you heard about Playscapes from Creative Mumz.

Website: http://www.playscapes.com.au/

Email: office@playscapes.com.au       

           Seaside Teddies theme is a warm favorite with old-fashioned Teddies and sailing boats. It is perfect decorating for the nursery and we have adorable nursery furniture to match. Childrens stools, garden seats and other hand-painted furniture are available for nursery decorating. The Seaside theme is perfect for Nursery design as it is designed for boys and girls. This childrens wall mural will be loved for years to come.   

Back To School

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It is time to begin school very soon. Back to school means preparation for both, mums and kids. Mothers need to sort out things, organize and plan ahead of time to pack interesting lunch boxes, buy books and uniforms, find new ideas to get the kids to finish homework and much more.

The key is organizing. Here are some ideas to prepare beforehand;

  1. Prepare lunch bag cards for the week. You can make cards to go on the fridge with what has to be packed for each day of the week. This will save time and reduce daily stress of thinking what to prepare.
  2. Kids have a fluctuating routine during summer break. Start put them to bed earlier at least one week before school starts. This will help them to get into school routine easily.
  3. Prepare lists for what has to be sent to school esp. on the first day, like books, school supplies, lunch bag, any special item that the school had requested for. A separate list should be prepared for each child keeping in mind that a primary school student will have to carry different things as compared to your little one who is just beginning school.
  4. Find new and interesting ideas to motivate children to finish homework without a fuss. Surf the net and read some articles that will help and prepare you to deal with homework issues.
  5. Mark important school events and meetings on a calendar to avoid missing any special days.
  6. Reduce morning stress by preparing clothes and lunch bags at night. Set plates, spoons, cups, etc. for breakfast at night to avoid rush in the morning.

 Planning ahead will make going back to school a pleasant experience!

 

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Jokes

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Kids Really Think Quickly!!  

TEACHER : Maria, go to the map and find
North America .

MARIA : Here it is!

TEACHER : Correct. Now class, who discovered
America ?

CLASS : Maria!

____________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ __

TEACHER : Why are you late, Frank?

FRANK : Because of the sign.

TEACHER : What sign?

FRANK : The one that says, “School Ahead, Go Slow.”

____________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ __

TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?

JOHN : You told me to do it without using tables!

____________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ __

TEACHER : Glenn, how do you spell “crocodile?”

GLENN : K-R-O-K-O-D- A-I-L”

TEACHER : No, that’s wrong

GLENN : Maybe it s wrong, but you asked me how I spell it!

____________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ __

TEACHER : Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?

DONALD : H I J K L M N O!!

TEACHER : What are you talking about?

DONALD : Yesterday you said it’s H to O!

____________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ __

TEACHER : Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn’t have ten years ago.

WINNIE : Me!

____________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ __

TEACHER : Goss, why do you always get so dirty?

GOSS : Well, I’m a lot closer to the ground than you are.

____________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ __

TEACHER : Millie, give me a sentence starting with “I.”

MILLIE : I is…

TEACHER : No, Millie….. Always say, “I am.”

MILLIE : All right… “I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.”

____________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ __

TEACHER : Can anybody give an example of COINCIDENCE?

TINO : Sir, my Mother and Father got married on the same day, same time.”

____________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ __

TEACHER : George Washington not only chopped down his father’s cherry tree, but also admitted doing it. Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn’t punish him?”

LOUIS : Because George still had the axe in his hand.

____________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ __

TEACHER : Now, Simon, tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?

SIMON : No sir, I don’t have to, my Mom is a good cook.

____________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ __

TEACHER :
Clyde , your composition on “My Dog” is exactly the same as your brother’s. Did you copy his?

CLYDE : No, teacher, it’s the same dog!!

____________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _

TEACHER : Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?

HAROLD : A teacher

WHAT TEACHERS MAKE?

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WHAT TEACHERS MAKE…….

The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life.

One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued,
“What’s a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in
life was to become a teacher?” He reminded the other dinner guests what
they say about teachers: “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.”

To stress his point he said to another guest; “You’re a teacher, Bonnie.
Be honest. What do you make?”

Bonnie, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied, “You
want to know what I make? (She paused for a second, and then began…)

“Well lets see, for starters, I make kids work harder than they ever thought
they could. I make a C+ feel like the Congressional Medal of Honour.

I make kids sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents
can’t make them sit for 5 without an I Pod, Game Cube or movie rental…

(She paused again then went on)

I make kids wonder.

I make them question.

I make them criticize.

I make them apologize and mean it.

I make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions.

I teach them to write and then I make them write.

I make them read, read, read.

I make them show all their work in math.

I make my students from other countries learn everything they need to know
in English while preserving their unique cultural identity.

I make my classroom a place where all my students feel safe.

Finally, I make them understand that if they use the gifts they were
given, work hard, and follow their hearts, they can succeed in life.

(Bonnie paused one last time and then continued.)
“Then, when people try to judge me by what I make, I can hold my head up
high and pay no attention because they are ignorant… Do you want to
know what I make?

I MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
What do you make?”

THIS IS WORTH SENDING TO EVERY TEACHER YOU KNOW.
THERE IS MUCH TRUTH IN THIS STATEMENT:

“Teachers make every other profession”.

This was worth sharing!

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Nursery Schools in Sharjah

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Dear Mums….. It is a great challenge to find the right nursery school for your child. The first nursery school environment that we choose for our kids is very important since it is the first step that they take to explore the outside world without us and this really sets the tune for learning for the years to come. Here are some options in Sharjah.

(Also check out our group’s activities, upcoming events, story time and play sessions for kids and mums, Log on to www.creativemumz.com or write to creativemumz@gmail.com.

ABC NURSERY


P.O.Box: 15231 Sharjah
06-566 1197
Ramla Area

AL AHLIA NURSERY


Sharjah, 06-5371157

AL HANAN PVT NURSERY

Po Box 23362, Sharjah

06-5523896

AL KHALEEJ NURSERY

Po Box 40811, Sharjah

06-5271524

AL KHAN NURSERY

Po Box 4615, Sharjah

Al Gubaibah, near Gold Centre

06-5663831

AL NASER ENGLISH NURSERY

P.O.Box: 2315 Sharjah
06-524 4454
Green Belt Park

AL ZAHRA NURSERY

P.O.Box: 32928 Sharjah
06-528 3010

BABY GARDEN ENGLISH NURSERY

P.O.Box: 2388 Sharjah
06 563 7568
Maisloon Area

BALLOON NURSERY

Website: www.balloonnursery.com
P.O.Box: 64975 Sharjah
06-544 0558
Rifaa Area

BAIBAN BARAK NURSERY

Po Box 5201, Sharjah

06-5248100

BLUEBELLS NURSERY

Website: www.bluebells-nursery.com
P.O.Box: 39390 Sharjah
06-528 1852
Al Khan area

BIG BEN ENGLISH NURSERY

Po Box 7049 , Sharjah

06-5660990

CHILD CLUB NURSERY

Po Box 3335, Sharjah

06-5220045

DELTA NURSERY

Age Group: 2 – 3 Years
POBox: 20121 Sharjah
06-563 6847
Maisloon

DREAMLAND NURSERY

Website: www.dreamlandnursery.com

06-566 1133

EMIRATES BUDS NURSERY

P.O.Box: 44067 Sharjah
06 522 5635

EMIRATES MONTESSORI, HOUSE OF CHILDREN

Villa was previously used by the ‘New Filipino English School’
Ramla West
06-5671017

www.emirates-montessori.com

ENGLISH ROSE BRITISH NURSERY

British Foundation Stage Curriculum
Near Sharjah Ladies Club
PO Box: 45048
06-5228477

GREENBELT NURSERY

Website: www.wesgreen.net

P.O.Box: 40658 Sharjah
06 534 6333
Off University, Airport Road 

GULF ROAD NURSERY

Po Box 4652, Sharjah

06-5664952

HAPPY HOME ENGLISH NURSERY

P.OBox: 5395 Sharjah
06- 563 1772
Maisloon

HAPPY KIDS NURSERY

Website: www.happykidsnursery.com

Post Box No.:34295
Sharjah

06-5389300

KIDS KINGDOM NURSERY

Website: www.kidskingdom.ae

P.O.Box: 23773 Sharjah
06-522 6710
Near Quran Roundabout

KIDS ISLAND NURSERY SHARJAH

Email: kidsislandnursery@hotmail.com

Timing: Sun- Thur : 8:00am-12:30pm,8:00am-3:00pm, 8:00am-5:30pm

LITTLE ANGEL BRITISH NURSERY

Website: www.littleangelbritishnursery.com
P.O.Box: 7049 Sharjah
0- 566 0990

LITTLE FEET NURSERY

Tel: 5280787
Fax:5280766
P.O.B-6358
Sharjah

Website:  http://littlefeetnursery.net/default.swf

Blog: http://littlefeetnursery.blogspot.com/

LITTLE SCHOLARS NURSERY

P.O.Box: 28673 Sharjah
06-522 4795
Al Ghafia

LOLLIPOP NURSERY

Website: www.lollipopnursery.com
P.O.Box: 66733 Sharjah
06 5247710
Sharjah to Ajman Beach Road

PLAYDAYS BRITISH NURSERY

Near Kuwaiti Hospital

Contact: 06- 5222863, 06-5222544
050-2169857

SHARJAH KINDERCARE NURSERY

Post Box No.:34295
Sharjah, U.A.E.

06-5240911

SPECIAL WORLD NURSERY

POBox: 30996 Sharjah
06- 5247767

TENDER STEPS NURSERY

P.O.Box: 68608 Sharjah
06-5663051

THE BRITISH ISLAMIC NURSERY
(Near the new Maroor Dept.)
Al Ramaquia
Sharjah, UAE
Telephone: 06-548-7522
Fax: 06-548-7523

YAMAMA NURSERY

P.O.Box: Sharjah
06-5225767