All Blog Posts Tagged 'educational' (33)

When the Drum Major Died by Anjuelle Floyd

A fascinating story.

When I started reading this book, the first thoughts which came into my mind were that, it’s amazing how ignorant one can be, about events which happened in your own…

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Added by Susan Keefe on August 13, 2014 at 12:23pm — No Comments

The Kidney Sellers - A Journey of Discovery in Iran by Sigrid Fry-Revere

New Release

One womans thought provoking journey of discovery.

KIDNEY SELLERS

Not long after finishing her doctorate in philosophy (specializing in patient-care ethics), the author discovered that her 10 month old son had kidney cancer, the kidney was removed, but she was warned his other kidney would have to be monitored, and he might…

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Added by Susan Keefe on March 13, 2014 at 11:38am — No Comments

20 Fun Ways to Teach Children Their Colors

Did you know that you can teach your child how to sort by color without spending a ton of money?  Look around your house and you can easily find a wide variety of items that you can use to teach your child their colors.  For example you can use cereal, gummy bears, articles of clothing, blocks, construction paper, and a variety of other object around…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 4, 2014 at 7:02pm — No Comments

Emily-Rose's Day at the Farm by Simone Da Costa

A wonderful children's story.

Emily Roses Day at the Farm

About the Book: Emily-Rose finally gets to feed the animals on her Grammy's farm, but Emily-Rose finds that it is not as fun as she thinks it is.

About Simone Da Costa: Simone Da' Costa is a writer, author, publisher and freelance Magazine writer. Simone has written many articles for…

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Added by Susan Keefe on February 24, 2014 at 2:15pm — 2 Comments

New Release - Forebears by John Needham

A fascinating story of discovery spanning the 20th and 21st Centuries.

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 About the book:  When Jay Harding is given his grandmother June’s diary after her death he discovers a vivid picture depicting one Englishwoman’s life from childhood during the dark times of wartime Britain up to the present day. But he’s already learned dark secrets. Prior to her passing his…

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Added by Susan Keefe on February 10, 2014 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Hershey Learns a Lesson by D. C. Rush

In this exciting new release by D. C. Rush the bully learns a lesson.

About the book: Hershey, the notorious cat from the Robby's Quest storybook series, is still mean-spirited and a bully. Hershey is big, strong and very fast, yet uses all his skills for the wrong reasons; to prey upon the smaller and weaker animals around his yard.

Nomi, the other cat living in the same house, is older and much smaller. Nomi has many friends around the…

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Added by Susan Keefe on January 28, 2014 at 8:53am — No Comments

Home School Freesource

Finally got my homeschool website switched over to a different platform! Would love it if you all would come check it out and leave some comments and come LIKE our Facebook page! I am very proud of this site, it's a work in progress as I add more resources to it constantly. Come let me know what you think! 

http://www.homeschool-freesource.com

Added by Nicole M Losey on December 20, 2013 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Christmas Gift Ideas for Infants – Eight Early Learning Toy Gift Ideas for Babies

Are you need some great gift ideas for your baby this Christmas?  As you know babies don’t need very many toys, especially during the first four months.  Once your baby turns 4 months old, he or she will need to begin spending time on their tummy to help develop their motor skills and strengthen their core muscles.   Even if your child isn’t quite ready to play with the toys, babies are always interested in looking around and exploring objects around them.  Playtime is also a great way…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 21, 2013 at 8:01pm — No Comments

Christmas Gift Ideas for Toddlers – Eight Ideas to Make Finding a Gift Easier

If you have ever visited the toy store, it can be very overwhelming especially if you are searching for the perfect gift for your toddler.  If fact, I feel that some of the toys available on the market are geared either for babies or older children.  I decided to create a list of my favorite toys for toddlers this Holiday season and take some of the guess work out of your holiday shopping.  Check out these great ideas to make finding that perfect gift easier for toddlers.

Come…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 17, 2013 at 5:53pm — No Comments

A box of crayons

10/30/2013

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As I was cleaning out my granddaughters craft area, I noticed a new box of crayons tucked in the back of the drawer.  I could not resist opening it up and looking at all of the bright colors and the…
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Added by Cindi Walton on November 6, 2013 at 8:53am — No Comments

A Silly Rhyming Alphabet Book about Animals from A to Z written by Simone Da Costa

Colourful, educational and fun to read.

A Silly Rhyming Alphabet Book about Animals from A to Z By: Simone Da Costa

About A Silly Rhyming Alphabet Book about Animals: Using the names of animals that start with letters in the alphabet in rhyme, making each story silly and easy to remember the alphabet.

It is an instructional book but one which is cleverly disguised as a rhyming, animal book. children will unknowingly learn the alphabet, be introduced to animals new…

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Added by Susan Keefe on October 18, 2013 at 9:53am — No Comments

Use Your Local Library as a Resource for Preschool Teaching Tools

Today I took my son to visit the local library for the very first time.  I wasn’t sure what to expect because the library close to our house is fairly small.  When we went into the library, I was amazed by the amount of books and activities that our local library has to offer the children.  Every week our library has a scheduled…

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Added by Christy Garrett on September 13, 2013 at 9:13pm — No Comments

The Reading Kingdom Review

My oldest child is seven. He currently reads on a third grade level, but his lack of interest or motivation affects his ability to understand what he reads sometimes. Maybe I push him too hard....strong maybe! He absolutely loves playing games on the computer which works out fine for me, because we have two computers in the office. So, while I'm doing work or blogging, he is on his dad's computer right across from…

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Added by Ronda on July 8, 2013 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Edu Science 450x Starter Microscope Review

I had a coupon and the "birthday bucks" from ToysRUs, so instead of letting it go to waste as I sometimes do, I decided to make a quick detour to ToysRUs yesterday. I was kids free for a couple of hours, so there was no one there to tug on my clothes and whine that they're tired of hungry or "want to go hommmmmmmeeeeee". My "quick stop" ended up being more like 45 minutes.…

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Added by Ronda on May 11, 2013 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Grandma! Can I Get a Dog? Written and illustrated by Barry Jordan Jr.

A lovely story.

Most children love dogs, and when Boy finds himself shopping in a pet store with Grandma, he wants to have one. But will Grandma let him, and what happens in-between? You will have to…

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Added by Susan Keefe on May 8, 2013 at 10:16am — No Comments

Mom! What's That? by Atlas Jordan

Engaging and educational.

Mom! What's That?

The title is a phrase a mother hears so many times when their children are young, but it’s heart-warming because it shows an active mind.

In this brightly illustrated book Sadie and her Mom go to the park, and of course Sadie has plenty of questions about the world around them.

This is a lovely story, which is long enough to capture a child’s attention and gives plenty of opportunities for the reader and child to interact,…

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Added by Susan Keefe on May 8, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

10 Fun Summer Activities to Enjoy with Your Kids in NC

If your kids aren't headed off to summer camp this year, you might be stumped as to what to possibly do to keep them entertained and keep you sane. And unfortunately where I live, fun, cultural and educational activities are rare jewels, so we typically have to venture off at least an hour to enjoy ourselves. But don't be discouraged if you live in Small Town, NC like me; North Carolina is chock full of other destinations that are well worth the travel time. I've…

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Added by Kasheia Williams on June 27, 2012 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Gift Guide - For Teens and Tweens

Teens and tweens, are some of the hardest people to buy for. That is, unless you buy them the latest and greatest tech gadget… But wait! There are other gift ideas that do not start with the letter ‘i’.

We have put together this great list of gift ideas that will suit teens from the college student,…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on December 3, 2011 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Gift Guide - For L'il Ones (and not so Little)

Every day, our kids are bombarded with commercials for toys they must have! Most of these toys will probably hold their attention for about five minutes and end up at the back of their closet. I try to never fall prey to these crazes (well, I did with the zu zu pets but only because I thought it would be a…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on December 3, 2011 at 3:57pm — No Comments

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