Denise Fleming is this month's Virtual Book Club for Kids author! Drop by our blog for our three favorites of her many excellent children's books, and some activities to go with them!
#kidlit #parenting #picturebooks #kbn #parenting
Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? Are you sharing poetry with your kids? It's also a great time to do a little writing. Don't be daunted by the prospect of writing a poem, though. Here are 14 very simple prompts that will get you and your kids started.
#nationalpoetrymonth #poetry #literacy #kbn #poetryforkids
When I was a kid, I learned about money by selling corn for my grandpa on the highway and watching my mom take the earnings to the bank, as well as spending them in the grocery store. My kids live in a world of online banking, online billing, and plastic credit cards in the grocery store. Here's what I'm doing to teach them the value of money and how to manage it wisely. What tips would you add?
#parenting #kbn #lifeforless #PMedia #ad
These free printable I Spy Games come in handy for us! I use them for uninterrupted meal prep - or print one out and bring along to relieve boredom during a sibling's activity!
#ispy #parenting #kidsactivities #kbn #printable #freeprintable
Have plastic Easter eggs? Add a couple mini lollipops and make some bunnies! My sister came up with this brilliant idea, then sent me photos so I could blog it. Sisters are awesome!
I think these would also be fun as aliens - something to do with those plastic eggs once Easter is over!
What is your favorite Easter craft?
#plasticeggs #kbn #Eastercrafts #parenting #kids
#kbn #favoritebooks #multiculturalkidlit #cincodemayo
- Mama SmilesOwner, 2008 - present
SAHM to four wonderful children. Visit my blog, Mama Smiles, where I write about Joyful Parenting through creativity, learning, and play! I adore crafts, hands-on education, and high quality toys and baby gear.
- Stanford University School of Education
- Stanford University School of Humanities and Sciences
- University of Edinburgh
Preschool Science: Inflate a balloon without blowing in it.
To be honest, this is not totally "preschool" science, but my preschooler loves this experiment. He loves all science activities we've done
A Child-Friendly Introduction to Xiamen, China - Mama Smiles
A Child-friendly introduction to Xiamen, China and the neighboring island of Gulang Yu. World culture series perfect for homeschool and afte
Gifts Kids Can Make: Handmade Jewelry - Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting
Simple handmade jewelry projects that are perfect for beginners, including children (with help).
The Importance of Creative Play - Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting
Creative play is, in my opinion, one of the main reasons that children need to have unstructured time built into their days. I would actuall
October Goals 2013! - Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting
Setting goals month by month - what I hope to achieve in October of 2013
Afterschooling: Getting to Know Relatives - Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting
Afterschooling: getting to know relatives! And a linky for sharing after school activities and learning.