How to detect and remove lice and nits. Two effective methods for killing lice: Robi Comb (an electronic zapper comb) and the Olive Oil Treatment. Pragmatic Mom does not recommend lice shampoo because it’s not 100% effective due to lice resistence, and has harmful chemicals.
This is my best deal ever! Yes, the bulbs on this post are the ones growing in my front yard (yay! Spring!) that I now buy every August and keep in my garage until November when I do one or two hours of frantic planting in order to get this gorgeousness in the Spring. And, shh! … my secret source for these gorgeous bulbs is The Christmas Tree Store.
In The Blue House Dog by Deborah Blumenthal, Cody, a boy who is probably 8 to 10 years old, notices a stray dog in his neighborhood. As he watches the dog day after day, Cody starts to notice everything: where the dog sleeps and how it might feel, how the dog is scared of dog catchers and the police, how thin he is, his unusual eye coloring, and how no one else thinks this dog is special. Perfect for children who have lost their beloved pet. Advanced picture book, ages 6-10.
I am really enjoying this science (fiction-y at times) blog called io9: We Come From the Future. Given the massive quake in Japan, this might be a great time to talk about geological science including how earthquakes hapen and why we can’t predict them. I’ve excerpted it below but you can see the full post here.
It’s clear that the science of predicting earthquakes has a long way to go. If your child finds earthquakes fascinating, perhaps he or she will be one of the scientists to bring this science further. You never know what will spark a life long interest. How about you? Are your kids interested in learning more about earthquakes after hearing about the big one in Japan? Will an education on earthquakes help to quell fears about earthquakes happening to them? Please chime in!
Yikes! I am almost out of pictures of kids reading! Can you please send me more?! Yes, you! The one reading at work! Yes, yes, yes, I am talking to you. You know, the one in the cute outfit! Thanks so much! Please send to email@example.com.
I remember how much I enjoyed a counting book with a twist. I do completely believe in the power of picture books to teach math concepts but I do need a little something extra as I am reading the book for the tenth time. My own counting picture book library was not too robust so I trolled through a 4 foot stack of counting books to find these treasures. I hope that you and your child enjoy them. What are your favorite counting books? Please leave a comment and I’ll keep adding to this list.
Here are two interesting posts. The first is on new theories of Human Evolution based on new genetic evidence from science fiction-y blog io9: We Come From the Future. The second is on internet safety from on my favorite group author blogs on middle grade literature, From the Mixed Up Files of Middle Grade Authors.
My husband grew up in a military family so manners was a really big deal and he has beautiful manners. He’s not from the South, but he’s even got the Sir/Ma’am thing down. Manner are so important to him, or rather, bad manners are so offensive to him, that I refer to him as the Manners Nazi.
This sweet board book, Mealtime, teaches good table manners including washing hands, saying “thank you” and “please,” trying one bite of everything on your plate, and clearing your plate. It’s a nice way to reinforce what you are saying. I will be giving this book away. Please leave a comment with a manners tip that you do with your child to win.
Jones Natural Chews Co of Rockford, IL is recalling 2705 boxes of Pig Ears because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products.
People handling dry pet food and/or treats can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the chews or any surfaces exposed to these products.