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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
All of us have an innate desire to be creative. Children learn through play, discovery and exploration. They want to naturally extend learning activities, manipulate and create. But through time, discouragement, lack of opportunity and too much screen time, we lose our drive to be creative and lack the confidence and focus. How often do you think, or hear someone say, "Kids can't think for themselves anymore." Let's provide amble opportunities for children to think, explore, extend and create. Here's why and how:
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Are you trying to teach a child to tie their shoes? Here is a fun way for children to practiced tying bows while making a wreath from material scraps. Children will feel a sense of accomplishment as they tie long strands of material around a wreath circle. Or you can make a wire circle using a coat hanger. My grandson Brody made a wreath using wire that held a bail of straw together to make an upcycled gift that cost nothing - and helped him learn to tie bows. What a great gift to a mom or teacher - learning how to tie shoes!
Friday, April 19, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The Happy Mommy Handbook is currently No. 1 in Parenting and is only $.99 thru 4-9-13! The price will be $3.99 after that. You can purchase the ebook from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo. It is also in print for $9.24 and makes a wonderful gift for moms and teachers of preschoolers.
Katie Norris, Mommy with Selective Memory, and a mom with common dilemmas, has co-written this book with me, a former Kindergarten teacher, to help moms of preschoolers. Our book can help save your sanity - one fun, inexpensive project at a time. You'll learn the child development explanations behind the activities as your preschooler becomes better behaved while learning. This book is also helpful to prepare your child for kindergarten, homeschoolers, and those who have children with special needs.
The Happy Mommy Handbook has been a number 1 bestseller in several categories and has many 5 Star reviews. Here is an example:
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Of course, parents want to believe their child behaves perfectly at school and many parents think their child is gifted. As a former teacher, I feel like I've heard and seen most everything. But here are statements parents say that can make a dedicated teacher cringe.