My apologies for my silence on here the last couple of weeks! I'm afraid that life has been a little crazy around here! We have been dealing with lice and the flu! And with all the extra Christmas activities we are involved in, something had to go, and I'm afraid the blog got the short end of the stick. The good news is that with all this craziness, I have some good ideas for future posts, like how to deal with lice! Until we are done with Christmas for the year I probably won't be posting much. In the new year I will be back with some more great posts!
Do you ever use audio teaching in your homeschool? Or ever just listen to audio stories in your home or vehicle? It's not something I've thought much about until the last year or so. Last Christmas Munchkin received a collection of Curious George stories with the stories in a book and on CD. I was amazed when my 4 year old and my 6 year old actually sat and listened to every single story from the CD in one sitting! (My kids are not the type to sit for hours at a time! They are very active children! Anything that can make them sit still is a wonder in my eyes!) At our homeschool convention last year Hal and Melanie Young were the main speakers and they were selling CDs with G.A. Henty stories on them. They talked about how they listen to these stories as a family and how important it has been for their boys to grow up listening to such heroic tales. Recently I read the ebook Listening to Learn by Amy Blevins, which talked about how useful she has found audio learning to be. So, when I heard that one of my favourite sites for getting learning resources from had some audio stories that they were looking for people to review, I jumped at the chance :) I have not regretted it! My children love The Adventures of Mrs. Claus from Little Learning Lovies!
In my last post I shared with you some ways my kids want to give to others this Christmas. I also promised that I would share some ideas with you of things you and your children can make to give away for Christmas too. Here are some of the cute crafts that my kids have made that your kids might want to try making too :)
This year an over-riding theme has been coming up over and over again... At Thanksgiving I reviewed The November Planning Pack for Children, which included a list of ways to bless others... I had the opportunity to review the book, Why We Give Gifts at Christmas Time... The Christmas play our children are involved in is called We Three Spies and is about the Christmas Intelligence Kids (CIK) who give gifts in secret at Christmas time... All of this has led to some interesting and heart warming discussions and prayer with my children :) They have such big hearts and are so eager to jump at the chance to help someone! God has taught me so much through the faith and kindness of my children! My goal for Christmas this year is to really focus more on giving to others with my children! Here are 5 ways we have thought of to give to others together.
Today I have a guest post for you from Michele from MommyBloggerDirectory.com. Michele is a working mom of 3 who likes to share stories & ideas on her blog. Today she is going to share with us some ways she has found to save money on Christmas shopping. Thank you for sharing with us, Michele!
Christmas will be here much sooner than you expect. Finding the best deals for all the things on your family's wish list can be budget friendly when you begin looking for gifts early in the season. One of the biggest advantages of shopping online is that you can easily compare costs of the items that you need to create happy memories this holiday season.