Friday, May 29, 2015
I hope you'll check out this book...I would really appreciate your support and don't forget if you've read it, we can really use all the good book reviews we can get on Amazon and B&N!
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Please also check out my book! It is a wonderful resource for Moms, and was co-written with both a teacher and a Mom perspective. Here is a few review that you can find on Amazon:
"This book seriously saved my sanity. I've read a bunch of parenting books but this is literally the only one that actually gave me real and specific advice and ideas for things to do with my daughter. I'm a stay-at-home mom to a 2-year old and I was at my wits end trying to come up with ideas of fun, easy, creative things to do with her that will keep her busy and occupied and help her learn. I wasn't very good at following through on ideas that I heard about from friends or read in other books or online because they seemed too complicated (aka: messy!) but this book broke it down and made it so simple. I highly recommend it!"
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
He had a great time with the pins and once we finished that I got out the tweezers and our colored poms. Again, I organized this activity to go from left to right and he had to pinch the tweezers and move all the poms from the left tin to the right one.
Again that correct pinching motion was at work!
A few days later, we did a coin drop into a coffee cup. An empty salt container works great for this too.
Friday, May 15, 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015
My daughter's Kindergarten teacher asked that we begin a daily review of the sight words they have learned this year. This seems a bit daunting, seeing as how I can barely get her to read 15 minutes per day. So, I have been brain-storming on ways to make it fun for her. I decided to make an egg hunt out of it! I got out the list the teacher game us and wrote the sight words on about 15 small note cards, then put them inside left-over Easter eggs. I hid them while the kids shut their eyes and then they scurried around looking for the eggs, just like it was Easter morning!
After every egg she opened, she shouted out the sight word and was so pleased with herself.
As a bonus, they had so much fun that afterwards they took turns hiding the empty eggs for each other and this kept them busy for almost an hour. As I have noticed so many times in the past, once I put in 20-30 minutes of quality time with them, they will happily find things to do for at least double that time, leaving me free to cook, clean, or read a favorite book (yeah right, like that ever happens!)
For more ideas on engaging your children and keeping them busy, please consider buying my book, The Happy Mommy Handbook: The Ultimate How-to Guide on Keeping Your Toddlers and Preschoolers Busy, Out of Trouble and Motivated to Learn. It is full of ideas on entertaining your toddler while also teaching them about math, science, letters, and nurturing their natural curiosity!
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
For more ideas on activities to do with your kids, please check out my book! Here is one of the reviews on Amazon: