Here the grandkids learn about “wave action” in the exciting study of the Ocean one summer. Other Cuzin Camps included Insects and Wild Animals. Collecting their own bugs and visiting Sea World helped bring the subject to life and made summer more exciting.
An extended family of cousins helps to build relationship skills and lifelong friendships. These are some of Mama Dear’s grandchildren at a summer “Cuzin Camp” where she developed a special curriculum each summer to continue advancing their learning.
Always reading to children helps develop their brain architecture and prepares them to assimilate advanced concepts and data as they mature. Begin reading before they are born, then daily as they grow. Hold them for loving contact and so they can learn how you read, plus enlarge their own vocabulary.
Always loving and enjoying her grandchildren, Mama Dear spends “special time” with each child letting them know that they are loved and always will be. Supporting the child’s self-esteem and self-confidence helps build a happy, healthy and successful person.
Helping to keep 9 of her 10 grandkids from birth while their parents worked, Mama Dear applied all of her education and experience to love and support each of her very special and unique angels as they grew and blossomed.
Having received her Masters in Education from the University of Florida and taught kindergarten through second grade before becoming principal of Southside Elementary School, Mama Dear has 38 years of working with children and their parents, plus over 10 more helping to raise her 10 grandkids.