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The classic folktale, Stone Soup, is a beloved of mine. I love the lessons of working together, of selflessness, of community--it just never gets old. Here are two versions I particularly like:
Sometimes we just need some of those books that are so ridiculous and silly that my kids actually hoot out loud when we're reading them. I know any mention of underwear sends even my three-year-old into giggles, but I try to steer clear of those. (There's plenty of that without bringing it home from the library too--*sigh*) Here are a few of our favorite (non-potty-humor) nonsensical picture books...
If you live in my area, I hope you know about the PERC, located at the Orem Public Library. The Parent Education Resource Center loans out educational games, activities, puzzles, developmental toys, non-fiction DVDs, parenting books, etc., at no charge. It's a smallish room in the basement of the library, has tricky hours, and is only semi-organized, but don't let those details deter you. Many of the items are in new or very good condition, and some are more worn, but we always find several great things to take home. We go nearly every week to borrow items--there's really nothing like a new game to fill a couple hours.
We like to give the teachers a new book on the first day of school. These are the ones we picked this year:
Am I the only mom who repeats myself dozens of times a day? I'm especially working with my two youngest children on their listening skills. We've been playing Outside Listening Skills Lotto together almost every day in the past week. I don't know if they're paying better attention to my voice yet, but I feel good knowing we're working on it.
It turns out that the RedRoko women are not at all ambitious when they are 1. pregnant, or 2. caring for new babies. Thus the long pause between posts.
Small Magazine did a beautiful layout highlighting a few of their favorites--which include some of my favorites as well as unfamiliar ones. (Be sure to look at both pages of their feature.)
We're on our way to the library to pick out some Valentine's books. Here are the titles we have on our list today: