The iPad is stealing my son’s childhood

Thoughts on the affects of technology on kids

I've recently come to a startling realization:  The iPad has been stealing my son's childhood.   I know what you are thinking...either something truly traumatic happened to this child or this is one of those crazy parents who thinks technology is from the devil.  I can assure you that neither of these assumptions are true.   Our three children (6, 4, and 3 months) are happy a … [ Keep reading… ]

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Sponge Painted Elmer

What have you and your children learned this week?  We have been learning about the human body:  reading lots of books and learning what blood is made of.   There were lots of great ideas shared last week.  Here are just a few:     This Sponge Painted Elmer from Buggy and Buddy is so cute!             Tot Schooling shares 10 Activities wit … [ Keep reading… ]

Books about the Human Body

Books about the Human Body

  We are diving headfirst into learning about the human body this summer (just for fun)!  After our blood demonstration, the boys are especially intrigued!  Here are some of our favorite books about the human body as well as some that were new to us!   The Amazing Human Machine by Lori C. Froeb We recently purchased this book at our library's book fair and it has quickly bec … [ Keep reading… ]

Hands-on Science: What is blood made of?

What is blood made of  A hands-on science demonstration

Blood has become a familiar sight in our household these days.  Whether it is a scraped knee or bloody nose (from intense allergy issues), blood is quite intriguing to our boys.  After one of our recent encounters with blood, Big Brother asked the question, "What is blood made of?"   We checked out some library books on the human body and began our research.  I have used water beads in s … [ Keep reading… ]

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LearnToReadSounds

Did you see our free Summer Schedule Printables?  Be sure to check it out and print out your own to make the most of those lazy summer days.  :)  There were lots of great ideas shared last week.  Here are just a few:       I love this adorable Potato Masher Fish Craft from Fantastic Fun and Learning!               Mums Make Lists … [ Keep reading… ]

Ivy Kids: Monthly Literature-Based Activity Kits

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*This is a sponsored post.  I was compensated for sharing my honest opinions on this product.  All opinions are 100% mine.     Ivy Kids is a brand new monthly educational subscription box service for children ages three to eight.  I have had the pleasure of reviewing the first two kits (July and August) and I am truly amazed at all of the detail and attention that went in … [ Keep reading… ]