May you all have a pragmatic and wonderful 2012. Thank you to everyone for your support for these past two years!!! I really appreciate it!
Thank you to all my readers! I really appreciate you coming to my blog. Please let me know what topics are of interest to you and I will post on them. I also love getting requests for book recommendations. Just email me with your child’s age, interests and favorite authors and books and I’d be happy to research a personal list for you and post on it! I was excited to triple my page views this past year — my second full year of blogging.
My Teach Me Tuesday Multi-Cultural series is a labor of love for me. It is titled Teach Me Tuesday because it teaches me about different countries, culture and kidlit and I actually thought it didn’t get may page views because it usually gets just a handful the week that it’s posted. I was really surprised to see that these posts do get read during the year so I will continue to do this series. Thanks so much for reading!
I am guilty of creating an excessive amount of Top 10 Lists but I thought I made mostly esoteric KidLit lists. This thought made me research my Top 10 Lists that were not book related. And here they are…
I was a little sad that this list didn’t make the list: Top 10: Things Autistic Children Wish You Knew (by Notbohm)
A funny poem from a teacher right before winter break … and it’s probably how all teachers feel this time of the year!
With autism affecting one in 110 children, more and more families are facing the question of what presents to buy and what holiday activities to plan for children with autism, who are often sensitive to over stimulation. MyAutismTeam, the recently launched social network for parents of children with autism, asked their nearly 14,000 parent members for their recommendations.
I am a big fan of the Avery label 5164, 3 1/3 inches by 4 inches, or six to a page. Yes, it sounds weird to be a fan of a mailing label but these are exceptionally useful for:
Labels to stick on personalized gifts
Birthday party invitations; just stick to pretty card (from Paper Source)
Return address labels for packages
Capability:Mom and I are on the home stretch here both for our 12 Days of Shopping posts and for our own holiday shopping. This post lands very close to Christmas and is meant to help you out if you need to dash to the store for one more present whether it’s a quick return gift from someone who unexpectedly gave you a gift or someone you accidentally left off your list. Or maybe you are so efficient that you can do all your shopping in one fell swoop!
Capability:Mom and I found lots of great toys and treats for cats including architectural and cool cardboard scratching posts, high tech chase toys, and seeds to plant a garden for your cat to enjoy.