This is an old recipe from my first preschool. My middle daughter used to LOVE to play with playdough but she didn’t like the stinky smell of purchased playdough. Mix a batch and store in an air-tight container for hours of fun.
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, are often prescribed powerful medications to help them stay focused in school. But adding white noise to a classroom may be just as effective as drugs at aiding learning among these pupils, suggest the surprising results of a Scandinavian study.
I would never have guessed that duct tape, foil and paper could keep a group of kids busy and quiet for hours. What was amazing was that the group had great diversity of age (from 6 years old through 15 years old) and was comprised of boys and girls. It’s true that the Duck brand duct tape has great patterns and colors which makes it very fun. I don’t even mind the weapons they constructed even though that led to hand-to-hand combat; the duct tape weapons are not very sturdy so no one gets hurt. What are your kids making with duct tape? Please share!
When my girls received the Alice’s Pawfect Tea-Party Kit, they were delirious with excitement. There is so much to love about this kit. It’s charming, delicious, and teaches manners that combat bullying behavior. There’s always room for one more is what Alice teaches and this is a lovely message. As for the kit, it’s a gift that keeps giving.
For those interested in Ancient Greek Civilization, Greek Mythology or just plain old Percy Jackson fans, check out this post from ColourLovers that depicts ancient Greek sculpture and how they really looked based on scientific research…
This is from An Unconventional Librarian who cribbed it from Lois Lowry’s web page. I just added the winners from 2006-2012 which were not on the list. Here is the link to ALA/ Newbery Winner plus Honor Book Winners for a more comprehensive list.
This week’s books were also a nice selection from Rick Riordan’s popular Percy Jackson chapter book series, Dr. Seuss’ classic easy reader The Cat in the Hat, to a graphic novel (still to be named) and book that was created at school by stapling together pages. Hey, it all counts! It’s not so much WHAT they read but GETTING them to read.
My friend, Aloha Mom, asked me to write about organization; how to make things easier for working moms. That was about 6 months ago, so clearly I am not that organized. But the last two weeks I have been ticking off those things on my person “To Do” list like annual medical appointments and other yearly pain-in-the-neck errands that I realized the value of the “Home Bible” that I created a few years ago for myself.
Things that seem harmless but will kill your dog if he or she eats it: raisins, onions, chocolate, coffee, coffee grounds, nuts (except peanut butter), bones, tomatoes, avocados, nutmeg, raw eggs, salt, mushrooms, xyliton, sugar, corn syrup, alcoholic beverages, cat food, fat trimmings, hops, human vitamins containing iron, macadamia nuts, marijuana, milk, dairy, spoiled food, persimmons, potatoes, rhubarb, raw fish, and yeast dough.