December Giveaway Deadline is Tomorrow

December 14, 2010

Don’t forget, tomorrow is the deadline to enter our December giveaway. You can only enter once per Facebook account, but you can increase your chances by getting your parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, and neighbors to be a fan too! The Fridge Words toy would make a great gift for them to give […]

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What Was Your Favorite Part?

December 13, 2010

One really easy way to gently coax your child towards reading for comprehension is to ask them a simple question when you finish reading a book to them–“What was your favorite part?” This works especially well with picture books because it gives them a chance to review the book by turning the pages and finding […]

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Creating a Reading Christmas Tradition

December 11, 2010

Ana and I were discussing how cool the idea of a Book on Every Bed idea is last night, and came up with another idea. Now, we come up with all kinds of crazy ideas–some pan out, and some don’t–but this is one we hope we are able to establish in our family. We will […]

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Hosting a Kid’s Christmas Party? Include a Book Swap!

December 10, 2010

If you are hosting or attending a Christmas party geared towards kids this year, consider having them do a book exchange as gifts. You can set a limit on the cost of the books, or even make it a “used only” swap that let’s the kids exchange books they’ve either read the requisite 1,000,000 times […]

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A Book On Every Bed

December 9, 2010

Here’s a great idea–make sure a book is the first thing your children unwrap on Christmas morning! The easiest way to do that is to make sure Santa leaves the book at the foot of their bed. I can’t imagine even the most anxious kid being able to pass up the opportunity to unwrap the […]

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Newest Carnival of Homeschooling Is Up!

December 9, 2010

Thanks to Christine at Our Curious Home for hosting this week’s Carnival of Homeschooling and including us! There are so many good articles in this week’s edition, and these are some of our favorites so far… Montessori Print shop has some good tips on getting started with Montessori at home. We are a far cry […]

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Donate a Book, Get the Pomplamoose Christmas Album!

December 7, 2010

Head over to RichmondBookDrive.com for all the details, but here are the basics: Buy a book at Amazon from their wish list and have it shipped to the Richmond Book Drive Go back to the Richmond Book Drive site and enter your confirmation code Download the Pomplamoose Christmas album! Here’s a sample of their cool […]

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Starting a Co-op – Finding Others

December 6, 2010

Thinking of starting your own homeschool co-op? Not sure how to find other people to participate? Not sure how to outline expectations? Here’s where we started… We were really excited about the idea of homeschool co-ops long before Ana ever started one. But there were a couple of things we weren’t really sure about, like […]

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Top Posts People Check Out Here

December 3, 2010

We were on a pretty long hiatus from posting here due to some big life changes like moving (twice) and having another baby, plus the general posting inertia that seemed to accompany those. But that hasn’t stopped people from visiting the site, thankfully. So here’s a list of the top 5 “old” posts people have […]

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Free Books in Cheerios and Melissa and Doug Toys on Sale

December 3, 2010

Don’t forget that Cheerios is once again running its Spoonfuls of Stories promotion this year, with free books inside each box. Also, Amazon is having a one day sale on Melissa and Doug toys, which are some of our favorite learning and educational toys out there. We have a bunch of these on our Wish […]

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