The nice people at Kingka gave me their game to try out. I have a lovely Chinese tutor who my kids like a lot. She keeps them motivated by sticker charts that earn small prizes plus stickers for each lesson well done. She also gives them homework. I don’t speak Chinese (1 year Chinese school flunk out), so I had my tutor play Kingka with the kids. She really likes this game.
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.
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.
So Smart! Baby’s Begninngs Spanish is a great introduction for infants and toddlers. Simplistic, shape oriented animation is combined with catchy children’s songs from Latin America in a country-neutral accent. Thumbs Up!
These T2Love shirts are the ONLY tees that my middle daughter will wear. I found them on Amazon at a discount from the boutique in town that sometimes, not always, carries then. T2Love failed to ship my local store their last order and to avert a crisis at home, I researched online and found these. (And it’s harder than it sounds because the company name is very confusing if you don’t have the label right in front of you!)
A Mom Friend sent me this from The Daily Grommet. In fact, I only knew Peter Reynolds as a picture book author and illustrator. But this Animation Software for children looks great for a rain-or-snow day, especially the kind when the kids are home all day. A 15-day trial is free, so I am biding my time for when a snow day hits and then I’ll let the kids decide if it’s worth $60 to purchase. My oldest is an artist so I am inclined to get it!
Gifts for kids around $20.
Kulcutural Kids has a Foreign Langauge and Friends website to teach children vocabulary through a themed web games for 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.