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Learn Chinese Words with Bingo Game

Bingo Game to Learn Chinese Words

Do my children LOVE to learn Chinese? No. But they do tolerate it. Especially after I switched them from a class to private lessons. They also are learning Spanish which they started first. Do my children LOVE to learn Spanish? Well…they do like it better than Chinese because after 4 years, I managed to put together semi-private lessons with their friends adhering to very strict requirements: Read more…

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How To: Detect & Get Rid of Lice

How to Detect and Get Rid of Lice

I  have battled lice twice thus far.  Between my school’s PTO website, the summer camp nurse, and the web, I found a plethora of information both helpful and confusing.  Below is what I found to be successful in eradicating lice.  I hope this helps you in your battle against head lice. Read more…

Gorgeous Tulip Bulbs Remarkably Cheap

Buy Tulip Bulbs Discounted during Summer to Enjoy in Spring!

A little reminder:  now is when I hunt down cheap tulip bulbs and store them in my garage until November.  I get mine at The Christmas Tree Shop.  Buy them now.  Store until your garden dies down.  Then plant.  And enjoy tremendously next spring! Read more…

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Top 10: Best Klutz Activity Books for Girls

Best Klutz Books for Girls

My kids are obsessed with Klutz books.  I pow wow’d with Capability:Mom whose two daughters are a little older and this is our all time Top 10 list.  They make great gifts and also will keep your kids occupied for hours. Read more…

DVD of Spanish Children’s Songs

Spanish Songs for Kids

I asked So Smart! if they would send me their Spanish DVDs to try out and they were nice enough to send me Baby’s Beginnings: Spanish.  It so happened that today is our Spanish lesson day and I pick my tutor up from the subway stop near my house, so I was able to play the DVD in my car (of course, the screen is behind us so we can’t see anything) to ask her about the accents.  (That is all I care about; just get my kids to pronounce the words with a decent accent.)  Read more…

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T2Love Tees for Girls Who Must Have Really Soft Tees

Tactile Kids Who Need Soft Tees

My middle daughter has very sensitive senses.  True story:  when she was an infant she never slept though a single meal even if she was just fed, rocked to sleep by the car ride, and fast asleep at the restaurant when the food came.  The minute she smelled the food, her eyes would pop open. She also insists on wearing very soft clothes but this is just a [strong] preference, it’s not like she can’t wear say, a cotton polyester itchy tee that you as assigned to wear for your soccer game. Read more…

Animation Software for Kids

Ish! Children’s Book Author Peter Reynolds Creates Animation Software

A Mom Friend sent me this from The Daily Grommet. I only knew Peter Reynolds as a picture book author and illustrator and had no idea he also developed software, but I am such a fan of his books, that I’ll follow him anywhere! Read more…

Great Gifts for Kids Around $20 for Holidays or Birthdays

$20 Gifts for Kids

One of my mom friends asked for this category.  We just had two birthday parties so I was able to ask my kids what they liked the most from their stack of gifts.  I also periodically check Marshalls and T. J. Maxx for birthday party gifts to stock up my supply– hidden from the kids, of course!.  A great gift for girls is a blank or lined diary or fancy notepad and the Marshalls near my house seems to almost always have great ones for half-off which I like to give with a book (you know me, I love books!). Read more…

Foreign Language and Friends, Spanish immersion website for ages 2-10, http://PragmaticMom.com, web based site to teach children Spanish language,

Website That Teaches Kids Spanish: Muy Fabuloso!

Fee Based Website is Like Spanish Tutor for Kids

Kulcutural Kids has a Foreign Langauge and Friends website to teach children vocabulary through themed web games in Spanish but other languages coming soon.  They offered me a code to check it out and I have to say that it took me a long time to get around to it, but when I finally took a look, I was really impressed. Read more…