Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I love Rising Moon Adventures!!

Olea at Rising Moon Adventures is having a giveaway on her blog!  I recently did a review of her flannel board stories and my son was enamored and so was I.  She is so creative and she has such a wide variety of stories.  Your kids will love learning with Olea's unique flannel board stories!  Check out her giveaway on her blog: Rising Moon Adventures.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Barefoot Books Review and Giveaway!!

Recently, Shrade and I were able to review two books from Barefoot Books.  I first learned about Barefoot Books at the library.  I was immediately drawn into the unique pictures and also the fun songs that came on CD's with some of the books.  I was so thrilled when Liz allowed us to review some books from her Barefoot Books home business.

The first one I chose was I Wish I Were a Pilot by Stella Blackstone.  I knew this book would capture the attention of my little guy.  He is completely in love with transportation vehicles.  This book features several types of vehicles, but focuses mainly on the job title of who runs that vehicle.  There were pilots, cyclists, balloonists, race car drivers and much more.  There is also a page at the end with pictures of all the different ways of transportation.  Of course there were so many ideas for teaching with this book and I love how this book made it easy to introduce these fun ways of moving with diverse machines.

The second book we chose was The Secret Seahorse by Stella Blackstone.  My son is also enamored with sea animals and I thought this book would be a fun way to identify them as well as finding the "secret" seahorse that is hiding on each page.  What I found completely captivating in this book were the illustrations which were actually "antique fabrics and felt with sequins, buttons, beads and assorted bric-a-brac."  They are so colorful and really make the rhyming story come alive.  One thing that would be very helpful with a story like this would be to include a "key" to all the sea animals included in the story.  I was unsure about several of them and had to ask my husband.  The paperback version includes this, but not the board book which is what I received.  However, this is such a great book even if you don't know all the names.  At first my son couldn't find the seahorse that was hidden on each page until I pointed it out.  It really blended into the background, but now that he "reads" it, he points out the seahorse on each page and of course he loves the clown fish picture the best!

*These books were provided to me free of charge by Liz from Barefoot Books for purpose of this review. This is my honest opinion of these books and no monetary compensation was received for my opinion.*

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Toddler Talk Thursday: My 4 Favorite pics of Shrade!

Oh, this was such a tough call!  I have so many favorite pictures, but these ones I could look at over and over!  I'm just going to say, I realize that Shrade is not smiling in most of these, but that doesn't mean he never smiles.  I just had to have these ones for this post!

Shrade and Mama!

Well, he never got a dinosaur, thank goodness!

With his favorite person: Daddy!

My friend Tonia captured this look