The book is obviously inappropriate for this child’s age and will soon be torn apart and eaten, but isn’t this a cute picture?! If you wish to give books as gifts, please call me at 574-325-0135 or click the picture.
I have a couple copies of Paula Deen’s My First Cookbook and decided I should try a recipe so that I can tell moms how useful the book is…or warn them to avoid it. I searched the index for peanut butter and found a recipe for cookies that is as simple as mix egg, sugar, and peanut butter, cook for 10 minutes, then add a Kiss. (She has more detailed instructions, knowing that kids who are just starting to cook will need to be told to discard the eggshell.)
You’ll notice the chocolate part is flat not peaked; I didn’t have Hershey Kisses, so I used Sugar-Free Reese’s PB Cups. Another substitution I made: I used Splenda instead of sugar because I’m low-carb. Then I didn’t pay enough attention to the instructions and put the PB cups in the middle of the cookies before I cooked them instead of after. And yet they tasted great! I am so impressed by how good they taste. I’m used to needing flour and brown sugar and various spices to bake cookies, but these cookies didn’t need any of that stuff to be delicious. And imagine how much better they would have tasted if I had done them correctly!
To make this recipe (and many, many others), call me to get your copy of Paula Deen’s My First Cookbook for $21.99.
This is so exciting!! I have about 10 boxes of books to bring to the fair this year. But not all of the books I bought will be there because *someone* saw Illustrated Stories from Aesop and just had to buy it for her son. And who could blame her: the pictures are luscious. Her son and his little sister are loving storytime!
She also bought Peek Inside Beauty & the Beast and a couple other books. The little girls really like this version of Beauty & the Beast. As soon as I finished reading it to them, one of the girls said, “Read it again.” Success!
If you haven’t read about why you shouldn’t homeschool (by a homeschooling mom), you have to read it. Be ready to laugh, because she goes through all the reasons that non-homeschooling people mention as to why we shouldn’t do it.
Play might not be the first thing on your list when you’re busy changing dirty diapers and getting up for 4 AM feedings. However, even the smallest forms of play early on are important for your baby’s development.
Simple forms of play are ideal for babies and toddlers. It gives them a developmental boost that helps them the rest of their lives. Plus, what’s more fun than making babies laugh?
Play Starts At The Beginning
Play begins from day one. While your newborn can’t play with toys and run around like a toddler would, they still benefit from being talked to and shown new things. To them, this is play because it’s helping them to discover the world around them. This early form of play helps form a foundation for them to continue learning and socializing.
Play Affects Social, Emotional And Mental Development
- Splashing in water while taking a bath helps develop basic motor skills
- Reading to your child helps develop their language skills, even before they can speak
- Playing with crayons helps toddlers start learning how to write and comprehend
- Puppet shows start teaching important social skills
While these might seem minuscule, they’re major milestones for babies and toddlers as they learn to thrive in the world around them. Play isn’t just something kids do for fun, especially at this young of an age. Play is a type of exploration that helps them develop emotionally, socially and mentally.
Play Boosts Brain Development
A shocking 75% of brain development happens after birth. This is why play for babies and toddlers matters. The earlier you start, the better it is for their development. Babies are eager to learn any and everything. After all, they start as a blank slate and it’s up to you to help them develop through playful interactions.
Play Is How Kids Grow
Think of early play like school. Each grade builds upon what a child learned in the previous grade. The same goes with play. The types of games change over time, but that’s just because they’re building on the skills they have already developed from earlier forms of play.
Remember, it’s never too early for children to start playing. Whether it’s playing with you or themselves, play is a vital developmental tool.
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When your kids are learning, they need reference books. Depending upon google to find answers is a bad idea because google finds everything the internet has to offer instead of just the sites that have accurate information! Don’t let the internet fill your child’s memory with nonsense; give them the facts.
Very active kids learn better when they are moving while they learn. Usborne has that covered, too, with their Look Inside and See Inside series. Peek Inside is for the youngest ages, Look Inside and Lift-the-Flap are aimed at elementary-school aged, and See Inside is written for the oldest kids. [Don't let these guidelines stop you from getting an older book for the younger ones, though. And don't forget a pure-fun book such as Write and Draw your own Comics.]
Reviews from the website:
ART TREASURY: “I could not be more happy with this book! It is like an art history class and an art production class in one. I plan to use it as an art curriculum for our home school year. There are 22 works of art featured from all different genres. For each piece, you read information about the individual piece and the artist. Then you turn the page, and there is a project to do inspired by that piece. I have never seen another book quite like this! As an art history nerd with no artistic talent, I am thrilled to be able to expose my daughter to art history and have a guide to encouraging her to create art herself. This may be my favorite kids book of all time!”
CHILDREN’S ENCYCLOPEDIA: ”My kids cannot get enough of the Children’s Encyclopedia. My oldest two (ages 6 & 8) have read it together, cover-to-cover, many times, and will spend hours scanning the QR codes to find more information about the topics they’re currently interested in. This is a must-have for any home library!! We also really love the flexi-binding. It has held up well to the constant tough-love it receives in a house full of boys!”
COMICS: “This is the best book for traveling, and the concept was brilliant! Great for anyone who is into graphic novels or comics, and best of all, totally professional. Must-buy product!!!”
- “My son LOVES this book! He has come up with so many ideas since I gave this to him. It includes great writing prompts, drawing instructions and theme ideas as well as lots of spaces for writing your own comics. I plan on saving this for him so that as he gets older, he can look back on some of his ideas.”
Dyscalculia involves frequent difficulties with everyday arithmetic tasks like the following:
- Difficulty reading analog clocks
- Difficulty stating which of two numbers is larger
- Inability to comprehend financial planning or budgeting, sometimes even at a basic level; for example, estimating the cost of the items in a shopping basket or balancing a checkbook
- Difficulty with multiplication-tables, and subtraction-tables, addition tables, division tables, mental arithmetic, etc.
- Difficulty with conceptualizing time and judging the passing of time. May be chronically late or early
- Problems with differentiating between left and right
- Inability to visualize mentally
- Difficulty reading musical notation
- Difficulty navigating or mentally “turning” the map to face the current direction rather than the common North=Top usage
- Having particular difficulty mentally estimating the measurement of an object or distance (e.g., whether something is 10 or 20 feet (3 or 6 meters) away).
- Often unable to grasp and remember mathematical concepts, rules, formulae, and sequences
- Inability to concentrate on mentally intensive tasks
- Low latent inhibition, i.e. over-sensitivity to noise, smell, light and the inability to tune out, filtering unwanted information or impressions. Might have a well-developed sense of imagination due to this (possibly as cognitive compensation to mathematical–numeric deficits)
- Mistaken recollection of names. Poor name/face retrieval. May substitute names beginning with same letter.