Who would have expected cats and dolphins to be friends? I thought cats ate fish but this clearly shows that all God’s creatures can get along. I am having getting the video to embed so you can view it on our Facebook page
After reviewing this great infographic, I recognize that there are things I can do to make Thanksgiving more enjoyable for others.
A reminder of the Incredibly Wonderful World we Live in! Share if you agree.
Helpful Table Setting Hints for those who do not know or have forgotten – yes that means me!
This is a great start to a library for encouraging young girls to be strong and proud.
If you are looking for a gift for your grandchild what better option than a book that can transform their thoughts and give them strength? These are a few of my special selections for the littlest one on my list. What are some of your favorites? Please submit your ideas for books so that we can begin to build a list for all girls.
If you are ever looking for a good list of books, toys or movies for Girls this website A Mighty Girl is a great resource.
Digital Children’s Books – are They replacing the ones we read?
Well fortunately, some of the great classics are becoming digital and so children will still read the classics but just so you stay relevant this holiday, take a look at some of the favorite gifts of this year!
Level: Grades 1 and Above
Available on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
This book written by my friend Valerie is the second in a series and really a great gift.
New York TimesLiterary Classic “Goodnight Moon” Comes To The iPhone, iPad, and iPod TouchSacramento Bee8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Loud Crow Interactive, award-winning publisher of digital children’s books, in partnership with HarperCollins Publishers, a …
Written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd, Goodnight Moon is one of the best-selling children’s storybooks of all time. More than 60 million copies of the book have been sold since it was first published in 1947.
Parents Primed to Buy Devices and Ebooks for Their Kids This Holiday Season …Digital Book WorldNearly 40% of parents with children aged 2-to-13 who read ebooks plan to purchase a new e-reading device for their children this holiday season, according to the study from New York-based children’s research firm PlayScience and Digital Book World.
The Last Post on Digital Safety for Children just opened the door for us to investigate further. Apparently there is a lot of concern and action being taken around this issues. And the concern is not just for our children. We are all vulnerable as more and more of our information is digitized and aggregated. How safe are you?
Everloop.com and McAfee Join Forces to Train Children in Digital Safety and …DailyFinanceThe McAfee Cares – Online Safety for Kids school initiative employs volunteers to help train school-age children on ways to stay safe and secure, as well as ma …
Use VPN services to secure everything you do: VPN services are a great way to create secure connections across the internet. Once your internet data is secure it’s time to secure your data on your home computer.
Safety online is so important and something that grandparents are concerned about. There are so very many phisihng scams, bullys, identity thiefs etc that it is hard to know what is legitimate and what is not and how much freedom should our kids have online.
Some of the worst experiences on social sites arise when kids are being mean to each other, posting unwanted photos, and/or revealing secrets about others. Let’s face it, children don’t understand the consequences of “innocent” actions they may take. This is a good post by my friend Laura Rubenstein who shares some steps to take to keep your kids safe. http://www.socialbuzzclub.com/451/kids-safe-on-facebook
Another good article to research is found here:
In the age of social networks, it becomes more and more common for parents to monitor their children’s social network profile — in the future, it’ll be part of their parental duty of supervi …
Finally, this is a great video about some of the ‘kid friendly’ social sites that your kids or grandkids may be visiting.
My, How Things Change and What Children Learn
On my first day of school and first grade I thought I was hot stuff as my grandmother had taught me at home vs sending me to kindergarten because as she told me, I was too smart for that! Of course, school has a way of putting one in their place and I was quickly reminded of mine!
We were asked who knew the alphabet song. When everyone else raised their hand, I went along because, of course, it was the first performance test. My grandmother had taught me all the letters, I was reading all the “Dick and Jane” books for first and second grade but I had never heard of the alphabet song. It became quickly evident to my teacher, Mrs Ferrier, and I was called out and humiliated in front of everyone. David Broughton and I had to stand with our noses on the blackboard (in little circles she drew for each of us) and our backs to the class for what seemed like an eternity! How embarrassing! Even to this day over 50 years later I can feel the blood rushing up the back of my neck as I blushed. (But I did make a friend in David, who was a talker from the beginning of time, and I remember his birthday for some odd reason.)
This little girl is 30 months old – she knows the ABC song, she can identify all her letters, she can sight read many words and she is pretty proud of herself too!