Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
New Teachers' Choice Award Winners
|Learning doesn't stop when students leave the classroom! That's why Learning® magazine hosts the Teachers' ChoiceSM Award for the Family. Teachers who are also parents evaluate books, games, Web sites, electronics, and more to choose the best tools for at-home learning. |
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Something to draw or paint for every day of the year!
365 Things to Draw and Paint
|365 Things to Draw and Paint |
This New Usborne title includes activities such as fingerprint monkeys, a chalky fish picture, collage robots and jungle silhouettes. Each activity is clearly explained with step-by-step instructions, and includes additional tips and ideas to make each activity a work of art. Try these fun doodle ideas…
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Oliver Moon - Three new TitlesFans will be excited to know that three more Oliver Moon titles have just been released. Oliver Moon and the Broomstick Battle, Oliver Moon and the Dragon Disaster, and Oliver Moon and the Nipperball Nightmare. Visit the Oliver Moon website for lots of junior wizard fun! www.usborne.com/olivermoon
Sunday, January 9, 2011
January is National Soup Month
30 Healthy Things to Cook and Eat
| It's Soup Month! Have some fun with your food! Serve alphabet soup and see who can be the first to spell a word from the letters in the soup. Then try out the recipe for spicy bean or potato soup in Usborne’s 30 Healthy Things to Cook and Eat. |
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Try a New Year's Read-olution
Make a Reading Resolution in 2011
Here are a few ideas to get you started...
- Decide to read a certain number of books in 2011. If you read 6 books last year, make it 9 or 10. If you didn't read any books, try for 1 or 2, and if you are an avid reader, you might want to try for an even 100!
- Bring a book along & get caught reading in public. When running errands, bring a book for both you and your children to read during those moments where you are waiting during the day.
- Commit to start reading to your kids - or to read to them more often! According to literacy organizations, less than half of young children in this country are read to regularly.
- Everyone loves activity books. Try reading the instructions together and create something fun.