I thought that this book and craft combination was a perfect way to celebrate Abraham Lincoln as a real person, and not someone who is an enormous figure in bronze. And if the message is that this great man was once just a boy who loved books, then all the better! And note how he was over scheduled! Coincidence?!
Learn how to shop for the right car insurance policy. Know what to look for and which questions to ask when choosing an auto insurance provider.
The Go Pro Camera is this tiny versatile camera that you can strap to yourself, your helmet or a metal pole to shoot underwater or while you are actively moving. It has a gyroscope so that the video shot is stable and focused even if you are in motion upside down (as in the skiing video below). It’s very cool and it turns out that my Mom Friend Shelby’s brother-in-law invented it with his friend to capture themselves in action while surfing. My husband is not an extreme sport participant but he still wants it.
Children can need help in math whether they are at grade level, working above their grade, or if they are struggling to keep up. But few children will speak up and simply say help me in math! Instead, children react in many ways to math at school.
My oldest daughter finally gives me her favorite books of 2011. She’s a 6th grader and 12-years-old but I think her book suggestions skew plus or minus by two years.
The words for Week 10 are from the picture book, New Shoes for Sylvia by Johanna Hurwitz, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. To think that reading picture books will expose your child not only to a wonderful and gorgeously illustrated story, but to SAT building vocabulary. Jerry Pinkney is also a Caldecott winning illustrator and we are enjoying The Lion and the Mouse at home which is an amazing work that tells the story solely through watercolor illustrations with almost no words. This is not the case for New Shoes for Sylvia!
Yoga Pretzels is a great way to introduce children to fun yoga poses. My yoga teacher Bea Abascal of Hola Yoga put together a sequence for kids that is short, fun and easy.
I read a newsletter called Engaged Moms and this was the report back from the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES), a playground/tradeshow for techy types. Stephanie Azzarone reports back on cool tech for mom and indeed, this stuff is cool! Makes me wish I still needed a stroller. Anyway, I was thinking this might be right in time for Valentine’s gift for mom — thoughtful, high techy, practical and useful (and so much better than a vacuum or blender!).
Stressed about hosting the Super Bowl party or any other Big Game party? Fear not! Here are some easy do-ahead recipes to please both kids and adults.