Learning to Dial 9-1-1

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Proceed with caution on this post...or else the 9-1-1 dispatchers might have it out for me with all the little ones accidentally dialing 9-1-1!  Before your child learns to dial 9-1-1, he/she needs to know what constitutes an emergency.  Obviously, an emergency in the eyes of a 3-year old might look vastly different than what an adult constitutes as an emergency (losing your Skittles is NOT an e … [ Keep reading… ]

Visit the Fire Station!

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We've visited the fire station a handful of times in the last few years. We most recently went for a scheduled tour with our church playgroup in July. There are lots of benefits to visiting the fire station, but the biggest (in my mind) was letting the children see a firefighter in his full gear (including the helmet and respirator). I can imagine it being quite scary seeing a fireman in all … [ Keep reading… ]

F is for Fire

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This alphabet craft was lots of fun to make and involved TONS of fine motor practice as well!  Our very first parent/teacher conference with Big Brother's preschool teacher was on Monday and she indicated that he could use a bit more work with fine motor control.  He's a boy, after all.  From my experience as a teacher (and a parent of two boys), it's rare to find a young boy who doesn't need ex … [ Keep reading… ]

Books on Fire and Firefighters

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Here are some of our favorite books on fire and firefighters. Firefighters A to Z by Chris L. Demarest This book is one of our favorite alphabet books!  Not only does it rhyme and have beautiful illustrations, it also introduces the alphabet in a fun, firefighting way!  The book is organized from the time the firefighters receive the call (A is for Alarm) all the way to when they get back to t … [ Keep reading… ]

ABC Printable Scripture Cards

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I've been increasingly convicted of the necessity to memorize scripture...both for myself and for my family.  A quote from a session in the current Beth Moore Bible study I'm participating in hit me particularly hard:  "What good does it do to believe 'the Word' without any remembrance of the words?"   I believe God can speak to us in certain situations by reminding us of His truths t … [ Keep reading… ]

Bedtime Book for Dogs: Book Review and Giveaway

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    *Sorry!  This giveaway has ended.  Check back every Monday for another great giveaway!*   The Bedtime Book for Dogs by Bruce Littlefield is the first book of its kind.  It is meant to be read by your child to your dog. It really is a sweet concept and our dog Sage especially loved the extra attention she has gotten before bedtime reading this book.  The boys obvio … [ Keep reading… ]