A Is for Adam by Ken Ham {Review}

Step one in creating a child’s biblical worldview! In a fun and informative way, this revised classic shares biblical insights to a new generation of families. Inside a parent or teacher finds all that’s needed to share the basic truths of the Gospel, and to expand that teaching whenever they wish through detailed instructional tips and structured learning.

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Still More Stories from Grandma’s Attic and Treasures from Grandma’s Attic by Arleta Richardson {Preview}

The late Arleta Richardson grew up an only child in Chicago, living in a hotel on the shores of Lake Michigan. Under the care of her maternal grandmother, she listened for hours to stories from her grandmother’s childhood. With unusual recall, Arleta began to write these stories for an audience that now numbers over two million. “My grandmother would be amazed to know her stories have gone around the world,” Arleta said.

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The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers by Linda J. Sattgast

The fun-time, anytime read-aloud Bible rhyme! Boys and girls love the soothing rhyme in L.J. Sattagast’s bestseller The Rhyme Bible. Now toddlers have a Bible rhyme book designed just for them! From the story of creation (“In the beginning God made the light. The light was for day. The dark was for night.”) to the resurrection of Jesus (“All his friends were happy then. Jesus was alive again!”), this is the perfect choice for parents who want to introduce their toddlers to the Word of God. Joyful illustrations and classic stories told in vivid verse make this a sure favorite that will entertain your young ones and teach them biblical lessons that last a lifetime.

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AppleBlossom Preschool A is for Apple

Today we had our first semi organized day of preschool for AppleBlossom. She is only two, so really nothing need be structured and I guess I could just call it Tot School. The plan was to follow the Animal Play Curriculum  and go from there, but I’m not too happy with it or doing so well. One of the main worries and concerns I had when getting organized for this curriculum (which I bought at 50% off FYI) is that there are “recommended resources” that I do not have. We did buy two of the big ones including the Rhyme Storybook Bible and Alphabet Art, but I do not have the 5-minutes for Devotions nor do I have the little books that it recommends and some others. Some of them are plain expensive and/or not available. Since the lesson plans say “read about ants on page such and such” it’s. . .

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Answers for Preschoolers Curriculum from Answers in Genesis {Review}

Preschool has never been so good!

Regardless of how your kids are going to be educated—public, private, or home school—one thing that all children have in common is the need to learn. What better place to begin, than at the beginning!

This complete multi-subject curriculum for preschoolers and very early readers includes 180 fun, engaging, hands-on lessons that introduce children to the Bible, social studies, language arts, math, phonics, and science. Like other preschool curricula, Answers for Preschoolers includes lots of fun activities, coloring pages, easy teacher-friendly ideas, and full-color illustrations galore. But unlike other preschool curricula, this one also affirms the truth of the Bible and uses Genesis as the basis to help precious children know God’s love while exploring health & safety, music, arts & crafts, and even physical education activities.

Designed to make the teacher’s job easy, and the student’s job fun, this foundational curriculum is flexible and can be adapted to any schedule. Order Answers for Preschoolers today and start your children’s education on a solid biblical foundation. It’s never too early to teach your children truth!

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AppleBlossom Preschool and the Good Girl

So today in AppleBlossom Preschool… (anyone want to make me a button for that?) This morning I put my Well Planned Day Planner to good use and started thinking about the reviews I have coming up and what I want to do about preschool play for AppleBlossom. I have a main curriculum that I plan to use for this age two to three year, but I still need to get a few books that the curriculum is based on. About $20 and I’ll be good, I think. We started the morning with my latest Paperbackswap.com find: One Year Book of Devotions for Preschoolers by Crystal Bowman from Tyndale Kids. I came to like Crystal Bowman’s organization to share Bible stories with children through her I Can Read! Series from Zondervan, so I was excited to get this devotional book with cute illustrations through PBS. At first I read yesterday’s devotion,. . .

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Buried Treasures by Stéphane Compoint {Review}

Through the captivating images of acclaimed photographer Stéphane Compoint, Buried Treasures takes readers on a worldwide exploration with today’s most esteemed archaeologists as they search for traces of civilizations presumed lost forever and ancient animals that once roamed the earth.

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Dora’s Ballet Adventures

Join Dora as she gets ready for her big dance show in this compilation DVD which features four of her dancing episodes. Help Dora find her ballet shoes in Dora’s Ballet Adventures, take part in the musical parade in Dora, La Músico, join the party in The Super Silly Fiesta and celebrate Boots’ birthday in Surprise!

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Princess and the Popstar VeggieTales DVD

Princess and the Popstar VeggieTales DVD Genre: Christian Children’s Musical DVD Recommended Ages: 4-14 Duration: Approx. 50 minutes Release:  August 16, 2011 Publisher: Big Idea, Inc VeggieTales®: Princess and the Pop Star Tells A Story of Trading Places And Teaches A Lesson In Being Yourself Princess Poppyseed’s life on her family’s farm is far from the glamorous but lonely world of her favorite pop singer Vanna Banana.  On a chance meeting at a playground, Vanna and Princess cross paths and realize that they look almost exactly alike—which leads to the crazy secret plan where they decide to switch lives!  As each girl realizes that the life they longed for doesn’t fulfill all of their dreams, they learn that the life God gave them is the one for which they were uniquely and lovingly designed. VeggieTales: Princess and the Pop Star will feature plenty of high-energy, family-friendly music, including the new. . .

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Pastry School in Paris by Cindy Neuschwander {Review}

The Zills family is off to Paris to see the sights and take a class at the International Pastry Academy! In class, Matt and Bibi have to measure liquids to make lollipops. It’s hard work, but knowing about different liquid measurements comes in handy when the Inspector General pays a visit while everyone else is out. The twins want to help. Will their knack for baking the best-ever brownies and their knowledge of capacity be enough to save the day?

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Mummy Math by Cindy Neuschwander {Review}

The Zills family is summoned to Egypt to help find the hidden burial chamber of an ancient pharaoh. But when Matt and Bibi get trapped in the pharaoh’s pyramid, they stumble upon an even bigger mystery. With only each other, their dog Riley, and the geometric hieroglyphics on the walls to help them, the twins must use their math skills to locate the burial chamber—and the way out. Luckily, Matt and Bibi know their stuff when it comes to geometric solids, and so will the readers of this adventure in math!

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I’m crazy, but leave me alone! I’m Nesting!!

People have asked if I have… started cleaning the house like crazy? Nope. Folding and refolding baby clothes? Nope. Repainted or made a million baby items? Nope and nope. But I will admit that I have reorganized, sorted and completely labeled all the cloth diapers more than ten or even fifteen times. What’s wrong with that huh? It needs to be done! When people like Grandmama or SisterB come and need to change a diaper (that’s why they’ll be here right???) they need to know what’s what right? It’s necessary. So I’ve got my labels from Accessories to Medium gDiapers, Medium Kissaluvs, Medium FuzziBuns, Night Fitteds and Inserts… Small/Medium Wool for AppleBlossom as well as Medium Covers, Prefolds for AppleBlossom in the day and night if necessary, One Size Covers, All-in-One OS Diapers… Newborn Wool, Newborn/Small Covers for OrangeBlossom, Newborn Prefolds (in the laundry being prepped!), Newborn Fitted and AIOs,. . .

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Fancy Nancy: Stellar Stargazer!

Fancy Nancy thinks that everything in the sky is simply stellar, from the sun and the moon to the stars and their constellations (that’s a fancy word for the shapes that stars make!). So nothing could make her happier than a special sleepover under the stars with her dad and her little sister, JoJo. Together Nancy and JoJo wish on stars, moon bathe, and even eat astronaut ice cream! But when rain clouds cover up the stars, what’s a stellar stargazer to do?

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