Doodles and Jots has its first guest post today! Please join me in welcoming Crab, Crab, Fish who has a very fun and education game to share. Check it out…
If you are into building stuff than you will like this activity!
What you’ll need… a handful of popsicle sticks and string (we used yarn). Have your mom cut a couple of the popsicle sticks in half and one at the 2/3rds mark with a utility knife. Cut a few lengths of string (one at 12 inches and two at 6 inches). And then start building!
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This post is linked up with It’s Playtime at Kids Activities Blog. Check it out for lots of great playtime ideas!
Welcome to the seventh installment of my egg themed series. I am more than halfway to my goal of a dozen egg posts! And since I am over the hump I thought it might be good time for a recap. My first egg post (when I conceive this whole silly notion) was an egg garland craft. My second was egg picture books, next an illustrated coll-egg-tion, then came egg shaped Easter basket gift ideas, also egg inspired design, and yesterday was crayon egg decorating. Wow! That’s a lot of egg posts! And now after all that eggy fun I thought it might be time to step back and learn a little bit about this so called egg. So let’s get crackin! Continue reading →
As I mentioned yesterday are on vacation in Florida! Part of our journey took us through central Florida where lots of oranges grow. We were so impressed by the quantity of oranges in this truck until we drove by an orange distribution center with lots and lots of rows and columns of bins as big and as full as this truck! Continue reading →
Congratulations Natalie, you are the winner of this giveaway! For more changes to win this fun book head on over to Susan Reagan Illustration on Facebook!
Tweet Hearts Review and Giveaway
Recently I posted a heart themed book list for Valentine’s Day and while promoting it I connected with and started following Susan Reagan the author and illustrator of Tweet Hearts. I bought this book to give to my son on Valentine’s Day (shh! don’t tell him). Tweet hearts is a counting book for little ones featuring lovebirds and their ten little hearts. The rhyming text and graphic illustrations are pure fun! Continue reading →
I thought it was about time for an update about me and my weird symptoms. I think it will help me to get some thoughts down too.
For starters my MRI brain scan came back fine. No lesions. There was one abnormal blood vessel that the technician noted by my neurologist thinks it is a structural difference and not a concern and could in no way be causing my symptoms.
The MRI images were fascinating! It was like looking at a 3D animation of my brain as she quickly scrolled through the layers of images. I think I was extra amazed because I was looking at my OWN brain! Continue reading →
I’ve been having lots of odd physical symptoms. I wrote about them here. I still don’t know what is going on but they haven’t become any more severe and I am calmer about it now. I still want to know what is causing them. I would rather not have them.
Update: MaryAnne from Mama Smiles has won this giveaway! Congrats MaryAnne and thanks everyone who entered and shared their books!
My daughter learned to read in preschool thanks in large part to Bob Books.
I am not saying that all kids are ready to learn to read in preschool (my son isn’t) or that Bob Books are the only way to learn. I am not even saying it was the only tool we used but I am saying Bob Books were THE tool that took my daughter from pre-reader to reader! Bob Books gave her quick success and confidence.
Read on to learn why I recommend them so strongly and for a chance to win Bob Books (Set 1)! Continue reading →