Something Extraordinary Book Review

Something Extraordinary Book Review

A Book Review By Elijah This is Elijah’s book review for the book Something Extraordinary, by Ben Clanton (40 pages, 2015) *Parent’s note- This is a cute book that helps kids use their imaginations along with the little guy in the book… wishing for things, even crazy things, can be fun, but it’s often the small things that are awesome. This is a great bedtime story for little ones and the illustrations are very sweet.    

How to Make a Lung

How to Make a Lung

How Does a Lung work? We recently purchased the Magic School Bus Human Body Lab, shown at the left and which I will be reviewing when we are completely done with the projects. One of the experiments showcased the Respiratory System and showed how to build a lung, however, this experiment is easy to whip up and I thought I would share how the kids enjoyed it! You will need a 2 liter bottle, tape, cling wrap, scissors, a balloon and a small strip of paper. To build the lung…

I told my kids the truth about Santa

I told my kids the truth about Santa

Yup, I told my kids the truth about Santa! I can just see the hate mail now but it’s true, the weekend before Thanksgiving, I told my kids the truth about Santa, and really it was a long time coming! Honestly, I had never wanted to go the Santa route, because it felt like a lie and as a Christian it bothered me, but my husband talked me into it, and after years of watching my children and other children obsess over Santa, I decided to tell my kids, who…

Looking at Lincoln Book Review

Looking at Lincoln Book Review

A Book Review by Landen This is Landen’s book review on the book Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman (32 pages, 2012 and 48 pages 2017) *Parent’s note- I bought this book as a quick introduction to Abraham Lincoln in regards to him being considered an honest person. At the time we were looking at the character quality of honesty and truthfulness and to be honest, reading over this book the first time, I was underwhelmed, however, my kids, especially Landen, enjoyed it quite a bit. They read it several…

I Love You Already Book Review

I Love You Already Book Review

A Book review by Emmy  This is Emmy’s book review on the book I Love You Already by Jory John (32 pages, 2015) *Parents note – This book is a great bedtime or nap time book for smaller children and a cute story for children learning to read on their own. This book is a good example of how friends can be very different from one another, as bear and duck are both very different animals, and the perfect example of an extrovert and introvert friendship, though that is a…

Dinosaurs Before Dark Book Review

Dinosaurs Before Dark Book Review

A book review by Elijah  This is Elijah’s book review of the book Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne (80 pages, 1992) *Parent’s Note – This is the first book in the series The Magic Tree House and I thought it was a great book for Elijah, in fact Emmy is reading it now. I really appreciated the sister book Dinosaurs even more, as it was quite informative, but in a captivating way and there are several facts, pictures and interesting things along the way. I actually learned a few things from…

Summer Home School

Summer Home School

Summer and school can mix Well, Summer is finally here, the weather is perfect and the kids are out of school…well all except mine! Our kids are attending Summer home school…and no it’s not because they were bad or didn’t grasp things during the school year. Much of it (not all) is for purely selfish reasons…let me explain… In previous years we have done a more traditional summer break and found that getting back on schedule was a nightmare (that doesn’t even cover it), and even though I consistently read to…

25 Free Summer Activities for Kids

25 Free Summer Activities for Kids

Summer is here! It’s that time of year again and it seems no matter how much a parent intends on planning for it, summer sneaks up on you. I’m a firm believer in kids keeping themselves somewhat occupied but I like to plan activities or have things to assist in their summer fun, because while I want them to have fun, I want our family on a whole to have a blast too! Here are 25 free Summer activities for kids (or almost free), these are some things that we do…

Pirate vs Pirate Book Review

Pirate vs Pirate Book Review

A book review by Landen This is Landen’s book review of the book Pirate vs. Pirate by Mary Quattlebaum (40 pages, 2011) *Parent’s note – My boys really thought this was funny as the pirates go tit for tat, and they boys especially loved the ending (adding plenty of “kissing” noises, lol). My daughter liked it as well but the boys seemed more “into” it, with Landen asking me to read it 3 times in one sitting.

Three Hens and a Peacock Book Review

Three Hens and a Peacock Book Review

A book review by Elijah   This is Elijah’s book review of the book Three Hens and a Peacock by Lester Laminack (32 pages, 2014) *Parents note – This book is another one of my favorites and was one that Elijah asked to have checked out multiple times, so it was purchased. After better than a year, it is still a book he keeps close to him in his room and is a favorite among the other 2 as well. While I wouldn’t say that this book is trying hard at an underline…