I have also been excited about International Book Giving Day because it provided the motivation I needed to create my first eBook! It included 19 fun, illustrated, mostly one word Doodles and Jots rhyming stories. It has been something I have wanted to create for a while and when I read this post about International Book Giving Day from Mommy Labs I decided it would be the perfect way for me to participate in International Book Giving Day!
It looks great on my iPhone Adobe Reader app! Read it in waiting rooms with babies or pre-readers! And if you like it please share this post! You can also download it at Pragmatic Mom’s International Book Giving post. Read too about the great ways she is participating with book donations.
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By the way, the Doodles and Jots gang is on vaca in Florida! We drove down from Massachusetts a day early on the front end of the blizzard and we got out just before they closed I95! It made for a real adventure! The extra day also afforded us a stop in DC where we all enjoyed a visit to the Smithsonian Museum of American Art.
I had fun passing the time by creating an Instagram travel log here. If you are not on Instagram, don’t worry, I am planning a recap here later this week.
Hi everyone! I have a little confession. Online I throw the word love around a lot but in person, I am really kind of shy and reserved. Not so much with my kids but with most other people in my life. Can you relate? I think a lot of kids probably can too.
Are you looking for a fun way to practice math this summer? How about an open ended math game with this fun produce printable! Just print out the following PDF: market math on card-stock and cut out all the fruits along the dotted lines. Don’t worry, the hand cramping is only temporary and will be SO worth it!
There are a bunch of different ways to play. If you like, you can start by drawing a fruit stand with baskets for the different fruits, maybe a scale, a shopkeeper, and a basket for your purchases. Get creative! Whoever said you can’t be creative while learning math?!
I guess a lot of dads don’t wear ties anymore, at least not on most days, but it still seems to be a fun and iconic Father’d Day gift.
With this easy print, build, and color card craft, you can give your dad 3 ties designed by you that he can enjoy looking at but doesn’t need to feel obligated to wear or find an open spot on his crowded tie rack for. Go crazy! This is really a win win people!
This morning we were running late and not just a little. We had a few monkey wrenches thrown into our morning. That is how I explained it to my son’s preschool teacher on the phone. On the ride home I was thinking about a monkey wrench and other idioms. One of my favorite assignments from elementary school was using an idiom in a sentence and then drawing a funny picture of the literal meaning. Of course they tell you not to use idioms in your writing because they are over used cliches. I think this is true but I also think it is good for kids to learn about them so they know what they mean plus it is fun and funny!
Do you have a young lad in your home who loves vehicles and transportation of all kinds? I think it is in their DNA.
On the way to school the other day my 4 year old son was asking about traffic lights and why we have them and stop signs and why they are red and not green (his favorite color). It occurred to me that his ever growing collection of toy cars at home are riding around like crazy without any traffic signs at all. A completely dangerous situation!
We are spending some much needed time outside these days in the warm weather. The kids are having so much fun being more active and making spring discoveries. Have you noticed a lot more birds around lately? Would you like a journal to keep track of what you are seeing?
How about a free bird journal complements of Doodles and Jots? This journal included 20 bird types and 8 blanks for you to add additional ones. We live in coastal New England so the birds included may be a little different than what you have so feel free to print extra blanks.