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Weekend Reads 3.19.11

20 Small Steps Toward an Easier Day — Fifteen Minutes at a Time {Simple Kids}

Green Fizzy Fun {I Can Teach My Child}

Funnel Painting {Tinker Lab}

The gift of reading: Finding the “gift” in any book {Teach Mama}

This post is about 2 years old, but it’s new to me:

Feel like a failure as a parent?  You may be doing everything exactly right. {Confessions of a Mean Mommy}

Enjoy your weekend!

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Weekend Reads 3.5.11

The Importance of Roughhousing {Let the Children Play}

Block Off Time For Learning {NAEYC}  (Block Play)

 Siphon Magic and Tracks in the Paint {Irresistable Ideas for Play Based Learning}

Creativity in Your Homeschool {Simple Homeschool}

(Great tips for home, school, or homeschool!)

Buried Treasure- Magnet Activity {No Time for Flashcards}

Enjoy the weekend! 

 (I’m finally ditching the treadmill for a run OUTSIDE!)

Top photo by Michal Zacharzewski.

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Weekend Links 2.26.11

I get to spend today in car driving back from visiting family in eastern Oregon, but you could spend it checking out these great posts:

Nurturing Curiosity and Inspiring the Pursuit of Discovery {Presentation Zen}

Playdough Fairy Garden {Little Page Turners}

Tick Tock! {Laugh, Paint, Create}

Spin, Spin, Spin Painting! {The Artful Parent} (My favorite way to use my salad spinner.)

I read this one about a month ago, but it keeps coming back into my mind:

And So We Sat {Sorta Crunchy} 

Enjoy your weekend! 

Top photo by Lysanne Ooteman.
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Weekend Reads 2.12.11

Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me (Teaching Kids Friendship Making Skills) {Dr. Michelle Borba}

Snap Painting {Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Education}

Why Family Meals Make for Happier Kids {Life…Your Way}

Planning a New Water Wall for Water Play (Let the Children Play}

Shape Shake & Estimating Activity {No Time for Flashcards}

Simple Valentine’s Day Celebrations {Simple Kids}

Have a great weekend!

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Weekend Reads 2.5.11

11 (Not So) Surprising Benefits of Play {Dr. Michele Borba}

Check out this blog full of wonderful ideas for Mom and Me co-ops/playgroups: Mommy and Me Book Club

I am in LOVE with this art space: Sharing Our Kids Art Space {Childhood 101}

Interesting study… where do we go from here: Learning Gap Between Rich and Poor Starts Early {Newsweek}

Playing with Music at Home {NAEYC}

4 Reasons to Ditch Academic Preschool {Janet Lansbury}

Top photo by Fred Fokkelman.

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Weekend Reads 1.29.11

I observed at a wonderful preschool this week where they were using this (it smelled fabulous):

Making Colorful and Scented Rice {Teach Preschool}

And the kids were having a blast experimenting with these:

Ramps and Pathways {NAEYC}

Here are some other great finds online this week:

Battery-Free Toys We Love {Frugal Family Fun}

A Factor of Success As Adults: Self-Control {The Wall Street Journal}

While I’m Away Mailbox Activity {No Time for Flashcards}

Add the Picture After You Frame It Up in Preschool {Teach Preschool}

Fighting the Tyranny of the Urgent at Home {Simple Mom}

Paint Heart Cookies & Heart Rocks for Valentine’s Day {The Artful Parent}

Have a great weekend!

Photo by D. Sharon Pruitt.
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Weekend Reads 1.22.11

I wasn’t the only one responding to Amy Chua’s essay in the Wall Street Journal.  The blogosphere was ablaze!  I loved this piece by Jim Taylor PhD:

Parenting: What Chinese-American Mothers Do Right (and Wrong) {Psychology Today}     

After reading these two posts on using tape to create negative space art, my sons and I had a blast doing some tape art.  Now I’m thinking I need to get three canvases and place a vinyl or contact paper heart in the center and set each of my three boys loose to create some great Valentine’s Day art for our home!

Kids Art 101: Using Tape to Create {Childhood 101}

Snowflake Silhouettes  {Little Learners Lounge}

Throw this one in the mix too (and use a comb for texture):

Go Find Your Own Art { Nesting Place}

Here’s a list of some other interesting reads I spotted this week:

40 Productivity Hacks to Make 2011 Your  Best Year Ever {Life… Your Way}

Are You Unknowingly Devaluing Yourself?  {Zen Family Habits}

At One School, A Push for More Play Time {New York Times}

Bumpy Ball Painting {How Long is This Hall}

Science Education Through Gardening and Nature-Based Play {NAEYC}

Remember that the code NEWYEAR (to get Parenting with Positive Guidance for just $8) ends on January 31st!

Have a great weekend!

Top photo by Muris Kuloglija Kula.

 
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