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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Playing with Barbie dolls, again!

There are so many great things about being a parent... And one of the best ones is to be able to go back on time and remember your own childhood.
Despite not having them, as most my friends would, I loved to play with dolls. I loved Barbie and baby dolls and could even make my own baby dolls with blankets or towels.
When I finally was able to have a real Barbie I would spend hours making them clothes out of leftover fabrics and anything I could find.
Just another day I watched a YouTube video with my 6 years old and she was very excited to experiment doing it too. So we went on the hunt for mismatching socks to make her many dolls clothes.
We just finished making a few ones and I can see we spending some time making a bunch more.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Homeschooling Workbook Review.

For a little while, I have been searching a fun and effective way to help my son with his reading, writing, and spelling. Then I got to watch this lady on Youtube doing her Homeschool Curriculum Hall and one of her books call my attention. It was the Evan Moor Daily Review. I really liked the idea and how helpful the Daily Reviews can be especially on days when things seem to be dragging around. We do a lot,and with the fact that our children need especial attention to keep them healthy makes things even more complex.
So I decided to check Evan-Moor website and just couldn´t get over it. So many good stuff that my compulsive buying mood was activated, luckily I had no funds to go CRAAAAZY, lol.
But I was determined to get something to help my boy, and after reading the reviews I decided to get the Spell & Write Skill Sharpeners from Grades K-2. Despite he being 2nd grade, as we were introducing it and the book seemed fun it was a good idea to review. We are working on it for a little over a month now, and just last week I saw my boy full of confidence picking a book a reading out loud!!!!
I am beyond happy and excited. And his writing is getting so neat!