In being a member of the the Schoolhouse Crew Review Team, I was introduced to Reading Kingdom . I was offered a yearly membership to Reading Kingdom Online to use for both my four year old son and seven year old daughter. This learning program takes a completely different approach so it certainly perked my interest. Both my kids take well to learning games and educational material on-line so I figured I would give this a try.
My family enjoys playing games together. Games have always been a great way of connecting after a busy week. We give high priority to our family game days during the weekend. Though we aren’t limited to just playing on the weekend, we play during week day evenings too. I often bring learning games out during our schooling time. Games I’ve found to be the perfect tool in easing into a new concept learned or to enhance skills such as critical thinking, fine motor, and the abilities to play well with others.
In being a member of the the Schoolhouse Crew Review Team, I was introduced to USAopoly , a leading developer and manufacturer of board games and puzzles. This company generously sent two games for my whole family to enjoy and share our thoughts upon. The first game is Tapple: Fast Word Fun for Everyone and the second Wonky: The Crazy Cubes Card Game. My husband being the avid gamer that he is has opted to share his thoughts and our family experience with each of these games below.
With all you need to start crocheting your very own scarf, this kit includes a step-by-step, 32-page booklet that contains illustrated instructions for learning basic crochet stiches. Even if you’re a beginner, you’ll have a 5.5″ wide and 58″ long scarf when you’re done!
Crocheting expert Deborah Burger will teach you about hooks and other crochet tools, yarn, and all the basic stitches. You’ll understand crocheting instructions, symbols, and diagrams so that you’ll have a handy list of abbreviations for all your future crochet projects.
Elwood Bigfoot: Wanted: Birdie Friends! is a cute book. Both my 4 year old son and 7 year old daughter have enjoyed having this read to them. I’ve caught them during our weeks picking this book up on their own and gazing at all the colorfully interesting illustrations. The illustrations perfectly capture the feelings of characters! The main character in this story is seeking friendship and his ways in going about it are interesting to witness. This book can open up conversations with a child about making friends . The story mainly is about perseverance and not giving up. I believe at one point or another there’s been a bit of this Bigfoot in all of us.
There’s no time like the Autumn season that gets one in the mood to return to a favorite craft or take up a new one. If interested in the Fiber Arts, I am excited to share about a few books below that I got a privilege to add to my growing collection this year. These books are excellent for kids or those who may want to create age appropriately themed items for themselves or those special people in their life. I totally recommend these and feel there’s no time like the now to pick up one or all of these.