October 4, 2010

D. "reading" Eric Carle's Brown BearBook

We've been on an Eric Carle kick recently. We read Eric Carle's "Bear Books" and visited the zoo to see some of the animals in the books. D. figured out the patten in the books and got really excited about  being able to "read" the books on his own. I caught him reading yesterday morning. My favorite part is about halfway through the video when he gets distracted by the numbers on his overalls. (If you get this blog post by email and or rss, you may need to click through to the blog to see the video.)

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Brown Bear & Friends Board Book Gift Set My Very First Library

October 2, 2010

My recent writing

I've been writing recently on a web platform called squidoo. I write there about things that don't necessary fit here or on facebook. If you'd like to check out what I've written, here are five of my recent (or recently updated pages).

How to Teach Basic Dictionary Skills has fun activities for parents and teachers to help their kids look up words quickly and learn how to spell them.

How to Teach Math with UNO introduces ways to teach math skills with the card game that we all have lying around somewhere. From simple same-different sorting skills, to skip-counting backwards and forwards, all the way to working with multiplication and division facts.

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk is my review of the excellent parenting book of that name. I also include information about the authors inspiration, Haim Ginott, and a video of a parent explaining how she uses one of the tips from the book.

Keith Green: Christian Music Legend is my tribute to a hero of the faith. It contains a Keith Green discography, my Keith Green memories, and links to various Keith Green resources like articles he has written and videos of his music and sermons.

Baby's First Bible contains my Bible storybook recommendations for parents, godparents, or anyone else who is looking for a good bible for babies and toddlers.

I'd love to hear your comments!