Tuesday, January 3, 2012

guest post : our books for 2012 - PINTEREST style

2012 - books for kids list
HI EVERYONE!!! Mrs. d from cnydalynn here. I haven't stopped by in so long... sorry about that. I wanted to share with you guys some of the books I plan on reading with my kids this year. I have made a board on pinterest (isn't that just the best thing on the internet?!?!?!) and will be adding to it frequently. Some of the things I pinned are children's books and some are art/craft/etc books that I wanted to make sure we checked out this year. I think this will be a great way for us to keep track of what we read this year - for me it is easier to PIN sometimes than blog:) lol

Here is where I would love your help... what toddler books do you LOVE at your house? Do you have any recommendations for us? We would love to hear them and I am sure the readers here would too. So comment away!!!! Let us know your favorites.

click here to see the board and follow us if you'd like-----> 2012 - books for kids list

Come on over to cnydalynn too to see what other things we will be up to in 2012 thanks to pinterest inspiration. oh that dang pinterest - always inspiring me to do more:)

~ mrs. d

Friday, August 26, 2011

Homeschooling.....On the Lap

I am a mom of 6 children, who also happens to homeschool.  Changes came in 2010 when our 6th child was born and we've had to make many adjustments to our homeschooling schedule.  At the end of last year I sat down and wondered what I could do to make our day more productive, and yet still give my very needy 1 year old the attention she craves.  That's when I made the decision to start homeschooling on the lap.  I've veered toward a literature based curriculum and we sit on the couch and read our way through literature, history, science, and whatever else we want to learn about. That way my 1 year old can sit on my lap and feel like she has some sort of attention from me.  Of course we still do workbooks for Language/English and Math :).

All this to say, children need to be read to...no matter what their age.  My older girls are 8 & 9 and they still look forward to it every morning.  They write out vocabulary words they need to learn, details they find interesting, etc., which helps with comprehension.  My younger ones just love being able to hear a story and have someone read to them.  It is also building their vocabulary and you'd be amazed at what little children retain.

I'm going to try to do book reviews of what we read through.  Many of our books can be found at the library, which happens to be our second home. :)


Monday, August 8, 2011

Book Club Tips and Ideas

Summer is coming to a close soon but the book club ideas are for anytime.  Visit Dinner: A Love Story for some good ideas, tips and tricks for getting your little ones to read and share.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Reading Logs aren't just for summer

Simple As That has a beautiful example and free printables for a reading log.
This beautiful reading log could be used year round.