The first book from our #bookmail haul (which I showed in my post yesterday) that I’m super excited to tell you about is Little Bear Needs Glasses. I love the concept, and the illustrations are just way too cute! 😍 My toddler is having such a blast with this book already, and keeps wanting to read it over and over again! 🙌🏻
Little Bear trips over things, makes mistakes, and simply cannot see very well. His friends are worried, so they all begin to offer that he try on their glasses to see if they’re the right fit for him... except none of them are. Little Bear discovers that he needs glasses that are all his own, in order to see just right.
What makes this book SO much fun are all of the different little reusable glasses stickers that you put on Little Bear to “try on” to help him find his perfect pair!
There’s actually another book just like this one called All Better! which is about some animal friends who keep getting boo-boos, so it has little band-aid stickers that you help fix them up with... and we’ve definitely added it to our book wishlist now! 😉📚♥️
You know that old saying, "Don't judge a book by it's cover." I am Guilty as charged!!!
I totally chose these two books only because of the covers! A shame I know! But, for a good reason!!! The first, obvious reason, is because one of the books has Lulu's name in the title, Lulu's Party!!! And the other book has Oliver in the title, Oliver's Tree!!! And who was Lulu's very best friend at school before we moved? You guessed it! Oliver!!! When I saw these two books sitting there, side-by-side on that library shelf I was so excited and had the biggest smile thinking, Lulu is going to love these!!! In this book series, by Kit Chase, Lulu the Owl and Oliver the Elephant are best friends!!! The books follow Lulu and Oliver's adventures and celebrates their friendship! They also have another friend Charlie the Rabbit who has his own book, Charlie's Boat! 👫
This is a special day to post these books on friendship because it is #newfriendsday
When we moved I was worried about Lulu, and Oliver too, because they were so close and their friendship was so special! Every morning Oliver would look for Lulu when I walked her into class, and all I heard about at home was Oliver, Oliver, Oliver! They even made plans for playdates and movie outings unbeknownst to myself or his mom!!!😄
So when we moved Lulu missed Oliver and was concerned about making new friends at school. I reassured her that there would be lots of new friends to make and she was sure to make some over time! So Lulu, being Lulu, quickly made new friends, but none will ever replace Oliver!
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Kit Chase's adorable book series, (not only because of the fabulous titles), but because the books truly celebrate the special bond of childhood friendships! Chase also has a new book, Bubbles, to be released June of this year!
NEW ⭐️ Children’s Baking Kit ⭐️ This baking kit teaches beginners to bake delicious cookies, cakes, and other treats. There’s a 32-page book with simple, step-by-step instructions for recipes, including iced star biscuits and lemon drizzle cake. The kit also includes heart and star-shaped cookie cutters and a mini rolling pin, plus tips on how to make the recipes allergy-free.
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#ACARA yesterday released the National Literacy and Numeracy Progressions - full video on our FB PAGE - link in bio 👆🏼https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4Jz7IBYufE #edchat#AustralianCurriculum [Please note the Literacy and Numeracy Progressions are not mandated for Western Australia. Teachers are advised to continue to use the curriculum and teacher support materials, such as Judging Standards, which are specifically written for Western Australian schools that are available on the Authority’s website.]
Our Friday fruit of the day is STRAWBERRY 🍓🍓🍓...... Kids should eat more Strawberries....Who on earth could resist a big, bold, bright red, beautiful strawberry, with a luscious scent that surely comes straight from Heaven? Not children, that's for sure!
What's in a Name?
The scientific classification of a berry means the seeds are inside the fruit and in the case of the strawberry the seeds, of course, are on the outside. And, in the case of strawberries, a lot of seeds are on the outside!
Health Benefits of the Strawberry
Immense amounts of vitamin C,
And the seeds are an excellent source of fiber.
Vitamin C is used to repair body tissue, to keep gums and teeth healthy, and to help cuts and wounds.
Additionally, studies have determined that the antioxidants and nutrients found in strawberries:
Promote brain health,
Protect against cancer,
Help reduce the risk of dementia,
Help reduce the risk of diabetes and,
Help reduce the risk of heart disease.
Sweet and juicy, the strawberry is actually low in sugar and the perfect addition to any meal. If a parent chooses strawberries for a child's meal or snack, rather than processed foods, that child will have a better chance of sidestepping obesity and the serious problems associated with it that is currently plaguing our youth today.@smartlivingnetwork
Hope you loved reading useful information about strawberry fruit for kids.There are plenty of ways you can incorporate vital nutrients in your kid’s daily diet.
Share with us the different recipes you tried with strawberries for your little one by commenting below.
Imi has had a massive week at the Multi Sensory Learning Club, a Literacy Support Program for kids living with Dyslexia. I also had the chance to attend an advocacy day workshop for parents that coincided the program Imi was attending. It was a slog of a week for all of us, 3hrs travel time, early starts while on holidays, long days of learning with activities in the afternoon. However there were special random moments where Tahlia and I could take the time to enjoy my old haunt on the south side of Melbourne. In this week I learnt that we have a long way to go in supporting our precious Imi. There were moments when I just had to cry knowing that it won’t be easy. But what I do know is that our Imi has a big heart, she is a conceptual thinker, loves telling stories and is willing to learn. What I also know is that we have access to some of the best Literacy Support Programs outside the limitations of the existing education system. We have good people around us walking this journey with us. And we have access to tech that will help Imi get over the hurdles and barriers of hand writing so that she can be empowered through dictation to share her stories without hesitation!!! In fact we have so much to be grateful for despite the challenges ahead of us! Life is freakin beautiful!
Last week, we talked about how the book All Better! is a game changer when it comes to reading to my daughter who just cannot sit still. But did you know that this awesome book can also be a great tool to help you wean your kid off nursing...without any crying or whining? We love All Better! for so many reasons, and I am excited to share with you all of them in my first book review post #ontheblogtoday 📚
Well, here I go again! Round 3 of grad school, for those keeping track. This time I am working toward my School Library Information Specialist endorsement. I've said this before--if I could make a living as a college student, I would. I love learning! #gradschool#schoollibrary#literacymatters
We want to be careful with #spelling practice that involves mixing letters up. The last thing we want is for a child to get confused and practice a word with the letters in the wrong order.
So anytime we work with letter tiles, I make sure students have a list of the words they're building in front of them. Then, instead of just blindly putting words together, we use the tiles to focus on spelling patterns.
Last week, my second-grader's list was full of long o words. We split the list into three spelling patterns--oe, ow, and oCe-- and handled each pattern separately.
I pulled out the tiles he would need for all the words in one category, then had him build the words and count up each one's #Scrabble score to find a winner.
This kept him highly motivated and hopefully helped solidify which word fit into which spelling pattern.
How do you #practice spelling?
Are you looking for new ways to incorporate literacy education into everyday activities? How about snack time?! We recently found these great schoolbook cookies from @traderjoes that feature the letters of the alphabet as well as numbers! You can spell and sound out words, and work on letter recognition right from your kitchen table! These yummy treats are just $2.99 for 16oz! ❤️ What other ways do YOU incorporate literacy at home?
New blog post! Read about our super simple rhyming activity and how you can do it too! This one requires little to no prep and can be done in short increments over time for skill building. | link in bio
Where do Butterflies get their colours ? 💡💡💡🗨️🗨️🗨️Butterflies possess some of the most striking color displays found in nature. As they fly from flower to flower gathering nectar, their brightly colored wings seem to shimmer and change colors before your eyes. A butterfly’s rich color can act as camouflage, mate attraction, and warning signal.
Butterflies get their colors from two different sources: ordinary color and structural color. The ordinary color comes from normal chemicals that absorb certain wavelengths of light and reflect others.
The structural color of butterflies is where things get interesting. This type of color is from the specific structure of the butterflies’ wings. The color can shift as you, the observer, moves. This effect is known as iridescence.
Butterfly wings, however, are unique. Their wings increase the effects of iridescence because they have many more layers for the light to pass through. This means that there are many more opportunities for the light waves to reflect and magnify each other.
Say hello to our new mini rabbit friend (from @minizooshop) 💕 Mr Rabbit will be making an appearance in our very limited EASTER ACTIVITY BOXES. Details and preorders to be released to our email subscribers next week. If you aren’t subscribed just yet then the link is in our BIO or pinned post. #healthyeaster#chocolatefree#presenceoverpresents