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January is here and for many people, that means snow. Whether you live where there is snow all winter long, or where it snows frequently, or where it snows rarely, kids LOVE snow!
I thought I would share some of the most popular children’s books about snow. Most are story books, but 1 or 2 are science or art related. A good list for hitting the library!
10 fun children’s books about SNOW
1. Katy and the Big Snow: Katy, a brave and untiring tractor, who pushes a bulldozer in the summer and a snowplow in the winter, makes it [...]
Kids AND parents both can go a little batty when the weather keeps you cooped up for days on end. I thought I would share some cool ideas I came across that may help relieve a bit of the cabin fever!
10 indoor activities for kids
Most of the sites I am sharing below have a lot more ideas on their blog. Be sure to click around if you see something else you want to try!
If you have an activity idea you want to share, feel free to leave a link in the comments!
Sight Word Parking Lot [...]
As many of us prepare to return to school, (some earlier than others, our county started 3 weeks ago!) thoughts start turning to the busy school days, the hectic schedules, and all the activities that come along with the school season. As this time comes upon us, I encourage you to look at some ways you may be able to make your life just a little bit easier.
Choosing and Coordinating Activities
Our families are inundated with a multitude of opportunities, especially at the beginning of the school year. Many sports, clubs, dance, and other types of weekly (or more often!) activities usually kick off around the same time.
Some kids are just born readers. They will read anything they can get their hands on. My kids would sit at the breakfast table and read all the cereal boxes if they didn’t have a book nearby! My first learned to read at 3.5 years, she is now 30 and is a wealth of knowledge and still an avid learner.
And then there are the others. Those who don’t like to read, don’t want to be bothered with reading. They are not a lost cause. Even if a child is not a natural born reader, they can be taught [...]
I teach all the time about moms learning how to say NO. If you have this issue, it probably causes a great deal of stress in your life.
In this post I am singing a different song. You see, many parents, while they can’t say NO to others, they have no problem saying no to their own kids.
I am not advocating spoiling your children (see how to not raise a brat). On the contrary, children need clear boundaries.
The kind of saying Yes I’m talking about is when your child asks you if:
he can finger paint go outside [...]
To keep kids healthy and give them the energy they need to learn and play, having good healthy snacks are important. Many times we fill our cupboards with boxed snacks as a quick and easy alternative, but are your kids getting what they need from these snacks?
Below are snacks that are less processed and more natural. They may take a little more planning and a few more minutes to prepare, but your kids will be better equipped to make it through math tutoring or soccer practice.
Fruits grapes- straight from the fridge, or try them frozen apples- sliced [...]
Many people (and some wacky parenting “experts”) would say that is our job as parents to raise happy, intelligent children. After having raised 4, and helping with 7 grandkids, and all the reading I did as they were all growing up, I have to strongly disagree.
Actually, if you think your job is to raise happy children, you will probably end up frazzled, stressed and miserable. See: 10 steps to a happier mama
And your kids will very likely be brats.
I know some of you may disagree, but hear me out.
After coming out on the other side, [...]
Families today are always in a rush. Before kids are even born, parents are putting them on the waiting list at the best preschools, looking for sign language classes and Mommy and Me classes, and Creative Movement classes.
By the time they are 4 years old, kids have been exposed to more “culture” than we had in all of our school years.
But at what cost? And does it make them “better people”? Will they be smarter than the kids who don’t or can’t do all these things?
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t see anything wrong with teaching [...]