When we were in the airport last weekend to catch a JetBlue plane to Chicago, a billboard caught my eye. It advertises a joint effort between JetBlue and PBS that has been developed to keep kids reading! You’ll find fun reading activities provided by PBS KIDS® and helpful reading tips for children of all reading levels. Check it out! Let’s Read is the main page. There are many activities on the Activities page. It is well worth your time to find some fun ways to get your children reading more enthusiastically!
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Nick Rians of Fitness Workx has been running two consecutive contests for his workout clients since last July 1st. One is for losing the most weight. The second is for consecutive weight loss each week of the contest. This week is the last week. I have only lost 10 pounds but I have lost something every week. I’m tied for first place with another woman who will certainly win in the weight loss contest – I think she has lost over 30 pounds. But today when I weighed in before the workout I weighed more than last week even though my weight this morning was at its lowest ever in a very, very, very long time. I had also walked 3 miles earlier in the afternoon. Nick worked my butt off while he kept Grandpa Ron doing usual workout stuff. I actually ended up weighing in at .4 pounds less than last week after the workout! Woo! Hoo! I’m still in the game! Boy, am I tired tonight!
I taught my daughter to read when she was three. Now she has a three year old and she wants to teach him to read. I think we started out just reading her favorite books over and over again and later we got workbooks to do, too. I did find some interesting websites that have suggestions on how to go about it now:
The Well-Trained Mind
Reading Buddy 2.0
Succeed to Read
If you have a suggestion, feel free to add a comment!
I don’t remember how I found this blogspot but it had an interesting interview with the twin authors of The Siblings’ Busy Book that I just ordered for my daughter. It has at-home activities that keep the interest of brothers and sisters of different ages while they are creating something together.
Found lots of similar books by reading the various reviews in Amazon. Actually, the day care centers would probably enjoy the ideas in these books as much as the parents do! – Here are some of them – Be sure to check out the similar books at the bottom of the book descriptions:
more Art oriented books
Arts and Crafts type books
Busy Books for various ages
One major activity I looked forward to with my Grandma was working in her wonderful gardens. She taught me how to plant seeds and take care of the seedlings. She taught me how to thin out and transplant the little plants. She taught me to know the difference between weeds and flowers. She taught me how to recognize a vegetable plant by its leaves. I learned patience in harvesting at the right moment. I learned joy in arranging flowers in vases. Gardening was definitely an every day activity to her that was magical to me.
www.grandparents.com’s article is a how-to to provide the same experience to your kids and grandkids.
Dry Creek Garden in Reno, NV has some fun ideas for different gardens for the children to plan.
The Colorado Master Gardeners website also has great information.
The University of Illinois Extension has a guide as well.
The Grandparents.com website is logging the number of hours grandparents spend outside with their grandchildren this summer. For every hour logged Grandparents.com will donate to KaBOOM! to bringing play into the lives of children. Remember my blog about KABOOM!, finding Playspaces and Julianne Hough earlier? This effort to log outside activity is a fun one for grandparents to get involved in!