Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Aha Parenting

A friend pinned an article about repeating directions. That caught my attention! I do feel like a broken record around so many 2 and 3-year-olds.

(Article is here)

And while I was browsing I found a great reminder article about Special Time. I think we all know it is a good idea, but sometimes an encouraging reminder is helpful (Even though I spend all day at home with my kids, I needed one!).

(Article is here)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Explorer Week

Water color maps

Ship in a bottle

Popsicle stick masts and cheerio port holes

I remember celebrating Columbus day in Elementary school; we learned about the boats and the great discoveries. But over the years it seems that many of those ideas were reconsidered and most of what I learned wasn't accurate after all. I am a sucker for tradition, though, so we turned Columbus day into Explorer week. Thankfully, with the creation of Dora, the children seemed pretty comfortable with the idea of explorers and adventure.