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If you are searching for a book series to help your child with reading skills, definitely check out Alpha-Mania Adventures. I received a copy of the first book, Captain Ray and the Rhyming Pirates, which focuses on rhyming skills. The other four books focus on blending, alliteration, segmenting, and sound manipulation. The book is fun to read to pre-readers and for early readers to read on their own. I appreciate the additional educational activities at the end of the story, which allow me to further use the book in homeschooling lessons. The pictures are bright and colorful. Overall, my kids and I are quite pleased with Alpha-Mania Adventures: Captain Ray and the Rhyming Pirates created by Ruth Rumack, written by Jennifer Makwana, and illustrated by Jalisa Henry.
Reading and books are top priorities in my house. My daughter learned to read a little bit after she turned four. She is now an avid reader on her own. I encourage my daughter to read a least a couple of books for fun each day. I especially appreciate fun books that also include an […]
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If one of your goals for the New Year is to exercise more, definitely look into the pain-relieving products from Salonpas to help alleviate any aches or pains that you may experience as you work on staying healthy and in shape. The topical patches, spray, and gel contain pain-relieving ingredients such as camphor, menthol, methyl salicylate, lidocaine, and capsicum that deliver temporary relief of mild to moderate muscle and joint aches and pains associated with arthritis, sprains, strains, bruises, and backache.
When I was younger, I kept fit through dance and gymnastics. I have always experienced problems with my joints because of my Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). As a result, I injured my shoulder while tumbling almost a decade ago. As I got older, I started doing yoga instead, which helped me maintain my strength and flexibility […]
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Valentine’s Day is the next big holiday that my kids and I celebrate together. This year I picked up some heart craft materials from my local dollar store and crafted a simple but pretty shimmery pink and red wreath to hang on my door for Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day is the next big holiday that my kids and I celebrate together. As soon as the holiday decorations have been boxed up and stored away for next year, I put up my red and pink heart décor. My kids and I also love making heart crafts in the weeks before Valentine’s Day. I […]
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Lesson plan for Valentine's Day for preschool homeschool curriculum.
Objective: To learn about Valentine’s Day Book(s): Valentine’s Day by Josir Keogh Valentine’s Day by Trudi Strain Trueit Llama Llama I Love You by Anna Dewdney The Best Thing About Valentines by Eleanor Hudson Pete the Cat Valentine’s Day Is Cool by Kimberly and James Dean Music: “Skinna Marinky Dinky Dink” Skina marinky dinky dink, […]
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How to make a simple Valentine's Day paper square collage heart craft with colored paper.
As a librarian and library enthusiast, I take my kids to story time at our local libraries as often as possible. On Monday morning, the theme of the day was Valentine’s Day, and my daughter brought home a simple but adorable paper square collage heart craft. Materials White paper Red, pink, and purple paper Scissors […]
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The Duck and the Hither Hills West Overlook features a rubber duck at the Hither Hills West Overlook along the Montauk Highway on Long Island.
The Duck and the Hither Hills West Overlook features a rubber duck at the Hither Hills West Overlook along the Montauk Highway on Long Island. At the beginning of 2013, I made a resolution to post a weekly photograph of a rubber duck. Because my daughter loved rubber duckies so much, my goal was to […]
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Staying awake all day! I had to take a nap most days while pregnant.
FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestPregnancy makes many everyday activities hard. While the beginning of pregnancy is well known for morning/all day sickness, the last weeks are hard because of your belly. You see, as my belly grew it got harder to do basic things. I remember walking into my OB’s office late November. She looked at my feet and …
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I honestly have never been a fan of baby monitors. I have always slept with my kids. And I have a modest home with only one level (minus the basement which is nasty and used only for storage and the laundry room). I have honestly never felt the need or desire for a monitor. Plus the whole hackability factor creeps me out. But you do you, of course!
I would argue that the Philips Avent baby monitor becomes even more important as your little one moves into toddlerhood! Here are my five reasons to keep...
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My daughter is super excited for Valentine's Day next month! Learn how to make a simple Valentine's Day wreath with kids using paper plates, red or pink paint, and decorating materials.
I love hanging wreaths around my home for the holidays. I especially love displaying the homemade wreaths that I create with my daughter. Yesterday for our homeschool lesson on Valentine’s Day, she and I made a simple paper plate wreath in red, pink, and white perfect for the season of love. Materials Paper plate Scissors […]
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While putting away my holiday decorations, I came across a long strand of clear beads that I never used. I decided to incorporate the bead strand into a silvery winter wreath that I decorated with additional snowflakes that I found at the dollar store.
Winter is my second favorite season of the year right after fall. I love the cold weather and the snow. Unfortunately, my neck of the woods has not been blessed with much snow yet this year. I am also absolutely obsessed with making wreaths for each season of the year to hang around my house. […]
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Forget the candy, balloons, and flowers this Valentine's Day. Instead capture one of your favorite moments to display forever with a personalized romantic picture frame from Personalization Mall.
With each family milestone, I have added more and more framed photos around my home. One of the first pictures that I ever framed as an adult is the engagement photo that my husband and I took together shortly after he proposed to me. The nine-year-old photo now hangs above the mantel in the backroom. […]
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What a great list of snow/winter books! I am leading a kindergarten co-op on snowflakes in a few weeks, s I will check these out at our library.
At the start of the school year, I had great plans of regularly posting things we did in homeschooling, but life moves quickly. After a month passed, I thought, "Why bother?" I realized that I do not have to post every week; ...
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Heather Johnson is the founder of The Parenting Patch and Linguistics Girl.
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Heather Johnson is a writer, librarian, linguistic, mother, and wife. She writes The Parenting Patch and Linguistics Girl. Please send all correspondence via email.
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