Every year new children’s books are published, each better than before. Or are they? Classics are classics for a reason. Little One Books has created a list of lesser–known favorites from back in the day. Everything old is new again.
I had no idea that today is Roald Dahl Day! But I found this gem online from Philip Ardagh. Click here for a link to his blog.
Usually I am one to tout the book over the movie, but in the case of How to Train Your Dragon, it was a toss up. I loved both. It’s hard to choose because both are so different and yet each are well done. The iPhone/iPad/iPod ebook app is a well done synopsis of the movie and great as a “book on tape” for reluctant readers.
The books are, themselves, what I’d call “workhorses.” They get the job done covering their said topics in rhyming text but there isn’t anything outstanding about them. They are not exceptionally funny or clever. The color book covers 4 colors. The numbers book covers 1-5, the shapes, 4 basic shapes and opposites 4 pairs.
This was our 5th vacation in the Kennebunk/Kennebunkport, Maine area and we’ve always had a wonderful time. This year, however, the kids said it was the best vacation ever. What was on the agenda: a fishing trip aboard the Allyson, surfing lessons, The Children’s Museum in Portland, and, of course, our favorite tide pool spot.
I really like the concept of MathGirl Number Garden; make iPhone/iPad/iPod math games that appeal to girls! And it is really appealing to girls with graphics and music that are very sweet. But I find it to be an incomplete math app.
Electronic organization for you and your volunteer efforts: Google Calendar, gmail, Jooners (volunteers), VolunteerSpot, TeamSnap (kids’ sports), eVites for pot lucks, Bidding for Good for online auctions.
Whew! The kids are back in school! The first month of school is typically a time to assess and review from last year. What does this mean for math?
Did you know the number one determiner of success when a child enters formal schooling is the number of hours he has been read aloud to by someone close to him? The simple act of reading to your child will make all the difference in the world!