Showing posts with label KidsWorld. Show all posts
Showing posts with label KidsWorld. Show all posts

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Why The Family Fun Time Show With Aunty Bimbo (FFAB) On Radio?

Coming up with the Family Funtime Show on radio is a major dream come true for me because its all about empowering families and giving information that can help to improve and transform them in so many ways.

The truth is, it isn’t family if there is no knowledge, information, fun, happiness, joy, togetherness, sharing moments, discipline and engaging your child in different ways. 

The Family Funtime Show With Aunty Bimbo,(FFAB) helps families find a voice to express themselves whether young or old through its interactive system via phonecalls,engaging segments and also online activities. 

The family is the most important unit of any nation because this is where both male and female children grow up to become leaders and people who create impact in the society.

It is not strange to sometimes hear of horrible things done in some families to children which include child abuse on all forms i.e, physical, verbal and sexual.

I believe if we know better, we will do better so topics that will be treated on the Family Funtime Show will address this via experts in various fields that will come deliberate and give us more insight.

It does take a community to raise a child because we learn about parenting from different people and then choose that which works for our family.

There is no one particular way to raise/manage a family but there is a lot of “good” information that can help, hence a medium like the Family Funtime Show.

We have various segments to engage you, like the birthday shout out, know your world, fun facts, family tips, school showcase, interviews, gist segment and games/quizzes.

Knowledge is power but I like to reiterate that it is what you do with the knowledge you have, that can lead to you and your family's transformation in all areas be it physically, spiritually, emotionally, psychologically & academically.

Make it a date with us every Saturday from 11am to 12 Noon on KissFm Lagos, 98.9.

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Monday, 16 January 2017

What Fun Memories Are You Creating With Your Family?

I always remember sitting on my dad’s neck and him holding my arms while walking around the house every weekend and for some reason, this memory keeps coming to mind even though I must have been around 5 years old at the time it happened.

That is the power of a memory whether good or bad and I ask you today, what memory are you creating for or with your family? A memory is a mental capacity to remember events, information and experiences over time.

Memories are very essential in our lives because without a memory of the past we cannot operate in the present or think about the future. This is because memories help you remember what happened yesterday, today and also tomorrow.  

In the family space, memories are very powerful because they link hearts together and help aid family bonding. For example I always have fond memories of how my dad would play with me and carry me around the house at weekends.

The truth is that any event has the potential to become a treasured memory hence the need to deliberately and intentionally create them with your loved ones as it gives you a common language of shared experience. However, memories take time to create and that time is one of the necessary things that must be in place in families no matter what.

An easy way to create lasting family memories is to establish family traditions that become a regular part in the home such that every member of the family can talk about it, look at pictures of it, laugh about it or even cry when they remember how close it brought everyone together.

It is easy to create family traditions that become fond memories and an instance is in my family for example, every Sundays after church we always eat out and any Sunday we don’t, we come together to talk about how we can make it up. This is because it has become a tradition of sorts for us.

You can create traditions around family get-togethers for holidays, anniversaries and birthdays such that each member of the family will feel appreciated and loved. Creating fun memories in your family doesn't have to be complicated as with a little bit of effort, you can turn bonding into a lifetime of funny, sweet stories and lasting memories that your children will cherish and perhaps pass it on to their own kids one day.

Is there any particular pleasant memory you have of your family while growing up? Please feel free to share.

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Friday, 13 January 2017

Week 2: Family Affirmation Study; Is Your Child Kind To Others?

Study Affirmation For The Week


How Can A Child Be Kind?

Teaching a child to be kind is a virtue that helps that child show concern about other people. Your child needs to understand that being kind means they consider another person’s feelings and not just their own.

Kindness means to help other people without expecting anything in return and it is never too early to help guide children into recognizing other people's feelings. As a parent, you can start teaching your child about kindness through playtime with their siblings or friends. An example is for the child to be concerned when their friend or sibling is either crying or sad. They should learn to ask what is wrong and say sorry.

However the best way to teach your child to be kind is by example which means practicing what you preach. Be the example you want to see in your child. For example,If you speak kindly about others your child will copy this and vice versa.

Your child will learn a great deal about kindness from your behavior, so it is important to model what you want your child to copy by showing kind actions and behavior. Let kindness show in your daily words and deeds and through this you can teach your child to be nice and kind to others.

Once your child understands what it means to be kind, saying this affirmation, I AM KIND TO OTHERS, will not just be lip service but will be backed by actions of kindness to people both within and outside their family.

Help your child realise that being kind is an important quality to have and that it can be portrayed via the characteristics of being friendly, generous, and considerate. They also need to understand that you don’t need to have a reason for being kind rather, it’s something you do simply because it’s the right way to treat others.

Being kind will also allow your child communicate better, be more compassionate, and also be a positive force in people's lives.

Will you help your child be kind to others today?

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Monday, 9 January 2017

How To Bring Back Fun That is Missing In Families

Family is the most important thing and being part of a family is unique to every individual, however what helps families build bonds that last a lifetime is having fun which is an important part of building a strong family identity. Research shows that some family traditions are often developed in times of fun and end up serving as great memories that both children and parents will treasure forever.

In fact, these traditions and memories help define and individualize each family, and can even be passed on from one generation to the other. Unfortunately, some parents see fun as a waste of time or unserious activity based on their understanding of what fun is and this has led to them not wanting to engage in it hence the reality that fun is missing in many families.

People talk about having fun but what is fun really about? For some people, fun for them might be going out for drinks, watching a football match or going to see a movie in the cinema while for others it might even be staying in on a weekend and just watching television.

However, the real definition of fun is an experience of pleasure and enjoyment which is associated with recreation and play that creates amusement. It is usually informal and is meant to serve as a distraction from deep thinking or formal situations. Having fun is also geared towards engaging your spontaneous side as it usually consists of activities that you can do either through recreation or leisure activities.

Due to the recent pressure of balancing work life and family life, fun is starting to take a backseat in families and must be brought back to help create memories and help enhance family bonding. Parents need to start to look at fun from a positive perspective and see it as a responsibility they owe their children and families as a whole.

In fact, the only way fun can come back in families is when time becomes a critical factor that parents spare more of with their children. Fun can only take place if time is created for it, so in the midst of hustle and bustle from Mondays to Friday or in some cases, weekends, you need to consciously acknowledge that spending quality time together is the best way to show your family that you care.

Meanwhile, in order to translate time spent with your child to fun, it must go beyond teaching them table manners, interrupting sibling squabbles, praying with them or helping them with homework. It must get to the point where you enjoy your kids for who they are and engage them with games or activities they can resonate with.

For fun to come back to your family, it has to start with YOU. This is because often time, Kids can find fun through mundane things such as laughing at silly jokes, climbing on furniture or playing with their toys because play and fun comes naturally to them. It is you the adult that has lost the ability to be childlike and you need to put aside that attitude and bring fun back into your family and enjoy the moment.

It is time to stop being too busy providing for the welfare of your child that you forget to connect with them over their interests such as doing something you all can be excited about hence FUN! An example can be playing sport activities with your child or even reading books to them that they enjoy especially when you get into character of the books and make them laugh with your theatrics.

Contrary to what so many people think, having fun does not necessarily mean you must go out, rather, having fun with your kids means connecting with them in a way that excites and amuses them.



With busy lives, spending time with your family can be hard to come by but you need to intentionally carve out space to just enjoy being with them, whether it’s an evening during the week or a few hours on a weekend. You also must not rush those moments you set aside to have fun with them.


The idea is to make anything fun, no matter where you are as long as the whole family enjoys it. Parents must take the initiative and make these things happen by being available to show the children the value in spending time together to create and engage in fun activities. Creative activities can include a game of football or basketball, playing cards, or just hanging out together that involves every member of the family talking and laughing together.


Funny right? This is because sometimes fun can be messy especially when it involves activities that will need you to clean up once you are done. As a parent you need to understand this reality and overlook the messy part sometimes as the primary goal is having fun with your child. Another way of looking at it is making the clean up a fun activity with your family!


Having fun with your family can be either spontaneous or planned, the whole idea is to deliberately maximise the times you can have fun with your child having it at the back of your mind that they will soon grow into adults and will only have the memories. When families have fun together, it builds a bond that can last a lifetime and you will find your family relationships growing stronger.


A lot of times, the reason why fun is missing in some families is because some parents equate fun with expenses. Having fun with your kids doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive.The whole idea is to connect and bond with them in a way that everyone enjoys.

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Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Family Affirmation Study For The Week, (Wk 1) - I Am A Respectful Child

Family Affirmation Study For The Week



What Does Respect Mean?

Respect is one of the values that you instill in your child as no parent wants to have a child who is disrespectful, but what does respect really mean? It is simply how you feel about someone and how you treat that person. In other words, you show respect to someone by acting in a way that shows you care about their feelings and well-being.

As a parent, it is your job to teach your child how to respect others and how to have respect for him/herself as well.You need to help the child understand how to show respect for others by not calling them names or speaking rudely to them. They also need to understand that respect involves thinking and acting in a positive way.

Children are NOT born with an in-built sense of respect so rather than assuming that they know this, you need to teach them how to be respectful of other people. In recent times, it is not strange to see some children being disrespectful e.g arguing with adults, using foul language or not having regards for those in authority. This simply shows that as parents you need to go the extra mile to teach your child how to be respectful from a very young age.

Getting them to say the affirmation, I AM A RESPECTFUL CHILD regularly will also help the child want to live up to this positive statement. This is because affirmations can positively program your child’s subconscious mind and influence them to create a specific outcome.

Another way to teach your child how to respect others is by teaching them basic manners like saying “please”, “thank you” and “sorry” when necessary. Learning this teaches them empathy and how to put themselves in someone else’s shoes and not deliberately hurt them. This is because showing kindness and courtesy shows consideration and respect of their feelings.

The sooner you start teaching your child(ren) how to show respect from a young age, the better for them and also for you.



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Sunday, 1 January 2017

Celebrating Mothers, Check Out The Mum I Start With This New Year On Our Mothers Pampering Series

“Who sat and watched my infant head when sleeping on my daily bed and wept for fear that I would die…...MY MOTHER!!!!!”

2017 has finally come after so much anticipation and what better way to start it than to celebrate the vessels that God used to bring you into the world? Yes I know it is the seed of the father that joins with the mother and produces the child but you can’t deny that the mother carries and nurtures the seed inside her body for 9 months before then continuing the nurturing for the rest of that child’s life alongside the father.

Last year I started an event called Mother’s Pampering Day after I took a survey that showed that so many Mums were overwhelmed with parenting their children and running their business or working in an office. The day of the event also showed that indeed Mothers needed to be pampered as they let down their hair like never before because it was a day they didn’t need to watch their children or spouse because it was all about them alone.

With that said and done, I have decided to celebrate mothers everyday of this year and not wait till Mother's Day, afterall EVERYONE has got a mother right whether living or dead? It is also not strange to hear a lot of people say how their mothers were very instrumental to who they are today.

Have you ever wondered about the mothers of so many people around you both celebrities and you and I alike? Well, I will be letting you know some of them because I will be going all out on this Mother's celebration journey.

So if you want me to help celebrate your Mum as I start this journey of daily celebration, feel free to send me an email with her picture and profile as well as highlighting special things about them.If you have a picture you took with them it is also very welcome. Please note that this celebration is for both mothers who are still alive and those that have passed to the great beyond. Please send the mail to

My Mother- Funmilayo Akodu

Where do I even start from in talking about my mum? She is a woman who has always been so independent, strong and fiercely protective about her children even though we are all now grown.

Funny enough when I was growing up my mum was so strict my neighbors thought i was adopted! Infact some of them thought I was a relative’s child living with her because of how strict she was. She was one of those old school mums who told me that if I talked to a boy I would get pregnant, I am sure some of you can relate to those kind of mums.

However, in all of this, my mum NEVER made me know lack, she raised me as a single mum and she always made sure I had all the basic things I needed. She taught me how to be independent as well and when people tell me Bimbo you are so strong I credit God and my mum for that strength.

She instilled so many positive values in me like being considerate about other people and not to be envious of any body. Asides this, she also taught me contentment and how not to ever be intimidated by anyone and I have been able to gladly pass this across to my own children.

The funny thing about my mum is that my friends are her friends and my enemies are her enemies and before you roll your eyes remember there is no one alive without enemies whether you know them or not.

On the spiritual side, I must give great kudos to my Mama because she taught me the path of righteousness from a very young age and like I tell people close to me, I have no choice than to worship God as it is a necessity and not an option because that is ALL I know. She taught me the power and efficacy of prayer and to believe that anything is possible when you pray.

The times I have made mistakes and didn’t take her advice on some issues, she never turned her back on me and like she used to say, she has no choice than to suffer and bear it through with me. I can call her a very formidable force and wind beneath my wings and I won’t be wrong.

So here are 3 hearty cheers to my mother, not because it is her birthday which is still in December, but because of the sacrifice she has made and continues to make for me and mine.

N.B Watch out for the next Mother I will be celebrating tomorrow….you want it to be your Mama? Send me an email at ( with her picture and details about her and let the whole world celebrate this woman who birthed you.
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Saturday, 31 December 2016

See How You Made My 2016 Worthwhile, I Am Very Grateful

I am actually short of words as I don't know how to express how you made 2016 a meaningful one for me! I am very grateful for your support on all my events as it was a mutually beneficial relationship and I keep getting so much feedback its really humbling....THANK YOU!

Well, like they say, one mustn't rest on their oars which is why I want to assure you that 2017 will even be better and promises to be a very exciting get ready! You and your families are definitely in for a serious adventure that will give you a roller coaster experience of highs so put on your seat belts and enjoy the ride come 2017.

I remain committed to empowering families in every way possible and when I say families, I mean EVERYONE that makes up your family with no exception...Mummy, Daddy, Aunty, Uncle, Grandma, Grandpa and of course the kids!

I wish you safe journey into 2017 and remember together we will achieve more as the success of your family remains important to me so also your commitment to this cause will go a longer way.


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