Wednesday, September 30, 2009

15 Minutes : Play It : Math Puzzles

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My five-year-old is enjoying working on these 2-sided Math Puzzles. One side has simple math problems that he figures out, then he places the plastic cover over his puzzle, flips it over, and sees the picture. If the picture is correct, his answers are correct. My other children have also tried the subtraction, multiplication, and division puzzles. All are available on Amazon and other sites.


Monday, September 28, 2009

15 Minutes : Play It : Grocery List

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I need to pick up some groceries today, and I always have helpers with me. One easy way I involve my kids in this errand is by giving them each 3-5 items to remember. They recite their "lists" on the way to the store, and then as we shop I repeatedly ask each one to tell me their list. This way, I don't forget anything and the kids have something important to do.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Update and Giveaway

After a two month, unintentional hiatus, we are going to post again. Thanks for your patience.

As a reward to RedRoko's loyal readers, we will host a little giveaway: a hardcover copy of Ox Cart Man, one of my favorites, and an excellent, classic read for fall.

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Please leave a comment on this post by midnight on Thursday, October 1st. Tell us what you wish we would highlight at RedRoko--more book recommendations? Recipes? Chore helps? Ideas for a certain age group? We want to hear it all. We love sharing our favorite things.

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*Winner will be picked at random and announced Saturday morning.
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within one week of the giveaway closing or a new winner will be chosen.