Archive Monthly Archives: January 2011

Teaching Spanish

I am lucky to have a wonderful asset for introducing Spanish to our children- my husband!  He served an LDS mission in Mexico, and is bilingual.  So far I have not tapped into this asset, largely because language is not my forte, and I have wanted to focus on other academic pursuits.  This post is […]

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Lacing cards for the quiet bag

Here is a simple project to keep little hands busy and quiet during Church services.  The pictures came out of the Ensign magazine.  I printed out a little tidbit of information for the picture on card-stock, used a glue-stick on the other side for the picture, laminated it, and used a hole-punch around the edges.  […]

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How to make flip-up cards

Flip-up cards template for Word Flip-up cards PDF file For more pictures and suggestions, see this previous post:  Teaching my baby to read.

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Snow density

Here is a simple experiment that we adapted for our preschooler.  When we had a blizzard last December, in addition to making snow cones with juice concentrate, we filled our graded measuring cup so that there was about 2 cups of unpacked snow.  We talked about how snow is made of water, and that when […]

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Teaching reverence during church services

 Less than perfect Okay, I admit it.  Yesterday our family was not the quintessential example of reverence during church.  I have a new calling as the ward organist, and we are learning the new ropes of what this calling is going to mean for our family.  While I played prelude music (so far so good), […]

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Your Baby Can Read

 My Journey to the program My journey in trying to teach my children to read began almost when my son was born.  I was learning about elimination communication, and saw in passing a comment made by a parent that the reaction people have to EC is similar to that of teaching your baby to read.  […]

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Welcome to the new hosting

I have to admit it, I love Google!  This website was hosted with Site Build It!, which was great for so many things.  It had e-mail hosting, I could build forms, send newsletters, see insight to my traffic, host pdf’s, and just about anything else you could want to do with a website.  It was […]

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Violin for Toddlers

First of all, is the violin for toddlers? A few years ago if you had told me that I would start my boy out on the violin while he was two, I probably wouldn’t have believed it. But that was a few years ago. As I have studied early childhood development from authors such as […]

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Volcanoes

Ah yes, the classic science experiment of pouring vinegar over baking soda for a chemical reaction. This is one of my children’s favorite activities to do. I have a pie tin set aside to catch the results, and a baby bottle that we use as a volcano.The volcano was actually a tool that I used […]

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Is it a boy or a girl?

As my body blatantly advertises the upcoming birth, this is the question that friends, family, and complete strangers use to strike up a conversation. My response? “That’s what we’re hoping for.”It was not that long ago that discovering the gender of your baby was something that happened at birth. Now our society expects an early […]

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