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Arlo the Elephant Introduces Life’s New Experiences to Young Children

Life’s full of new experiences when you’re a child – a visit to the dentist, a flight on an airplane, these are all new experiences that can seem strange and scary to a child. It makes it easier if parents can help prepare their children for what’s coming and sometimes it’s helpful to have simpleContinue reading “Arlo the Elephant Introduces Life’s New Experiences to Young Children”

Homeschooling Curriculum: Charlotte Mason Book List

More on the Charlotte Mason Method. Since Aristotle was little, I haven’t really given it a lot of thought about the sort of books we should have in his library. I guess I have been contented by the fact that he liked books, loved reading and preferred the book store to a toy shop. OurContinue reading “Homeschooling Curriculum: Charlotte Mason Book List”

Dino-Mania – Our Recommended Dinosaur Resources

It is a well-known fact that children learn quickly and easily all the things that they want to learn. When they apply themselves to a task of their choosing, it is amazing what they can accomplish. Therefore it is the philosophy of many early childhood programs to follow your child’s lead. In fact, this isContinue reading “Dino-Mania – Our Recommended Dinosaur Resources”

Cool Science: The Periodic Table and Mad Science

If you downloaded my Periodic Table Elements 1-10 from the Figur8 General Knowledge Flash Cards Resource Page, you would have noticed those very cool element pictures I borrowed from the Internet. Well, they come from Theodore Gray’s Periodic Table. And if you loved the pictures, you will be delighted to know that he sells themContinue reading “Cool Science: The Periodic Table and Mad Science”

Interactive Books Available on the iPhone and iPad

Last year, I wrote about reader pens for teaching children to read and I contemplated getting one for Gavin. Well I didn’t end up getting one in the end and I’m glad I didn’t because it would have become redundant now that Gavin can read interactive books from the iPad and iPhone. Yup, this isContinue reading “Interactive Books Available on the iPhone and iPad”

Recommended Reading List for Life Lessons: The Berenstain Bears

I was looking for some new books for Gavin when I stumbled across the Berenstain Bears series by Stan and Jan Berenstain which I thought looked pretty good. Since I haven’t actually read them, I can’t really say if they really are good, but I have two books on order – Berenstain Bears visit theContinue reading “Recommended Reading List for Life Lessons: The Berenstain Bears”

The Magic School Bus Series by Scholastic

The Magic School Bus by Scholastic is a series of books and DVDs that teach children about science in a fun and entertaining way. It is not a new series (it’s been around since the late 1980s, I think) but it is a terrific way to introduce your child to science and to get themContinue reading “The Magic School Bus Series by Scholastic”

Outliers: The Story of Success

I started reading Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell after a recommendation by CoachMi. It is not the sort of book I would have picked up, but what caught me was when CoachMi said it was a book that even parents should read. Although it is not a parenting book, I completely agreeContinue reading “Outliers: The Story of Success”

Character Development: More Books…

Code Road Raising a compassionate, caring and moral child has always been one of my priorities as a parent.  With Gavin becoming more “aware”, I had been scouring the bookshelves for books on character development in the hopes that reading and learning about morals and values could help him pick up a few himself. Recently,Continue reading “Character Development: More Books…”

The Benefits of Using Magic Eye Books

When I first started looking for Magic Eye books, the intention was purely to get hold of a book with 3D stereograms that I could use with Gavin since they were image training material recommended for developing Quantum Speed Reading.  Although there are plenty of free 3D stereograms available on the internet, I didn’t wantContinue reading “The Benefits of Using Magic Eye Books”