The Story for Little Ones Bible Curriculum {Review}

The Story for Little Ones with DVD: Preschool Educator Kit includes a Getting Started guide, The Story for Little Ones hardcover book, The Story preschool curriculum CDROM, and The Story preschool trading cards.

God’s Love Story for Preschoolers Introduce children to the little stories in God’s big love story with hands-on activities and group participation. The Story for Little Ones uses large, full-color illustrations to bring the Bible to life for its young readers. Thirty-one Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments, including Creation, David and Goliath, the Birth of Jesus, and the Angel at the Tomb, introduce children to some of the most pivotal events and characters in the Bible. Your preschool students will delight in the experience as biblical truths reveal themselves in ways they can easily grasp, while the included CD-ROM provides 31 complete lessons and materials to help them learn God’s great love story. By experiencing the Bible in a new way, they will come to understand how the story of Scripture—God’s great overarching purpose—intersects with the stories of their lives. This kit is designed to be used separately or in conjunction with The Story Church Campaign.

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Kumon First Steps Workbooks + Basic Skills

The First Steps Series is designed for children, ages 2 and up, who have never used a workbook before. The colorful exercises allow toddler to practice motor control skills and develop spatial reasoning and problem-solving abilities. Stickers and paste, scissors, coloring, and folding aren’t just for fun–these activities are a child’s First Steps toward success. Each First Steps Workbook is 5 7/8 x 8 1/4 inches, paperback, 40 pages, and full color.

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My Little Pony Phonics Fun by Joanne Mattern

My Little Pony Phonics Fun by Joanne Mattern Illustrated by Carlo Lo Raso Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Beginning Readers – My First I Can Read! Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3 Pages: 12 pages each in 12 little books 5 x 5 Date Published: March 11, 2008 Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Phonics comes to life with My Little Pony! This I Can Read line extension features a box holding 12 little books—covers all the short vowel sounds, and more! As I have said before, teaching a child to read is a long term project and I love the idea of little phonics readers like the Bob Books so it excites me that the HarperCollins I Can Read! series is coming out with Phonics Fun packages that are little boxes full of phonics readers. While these are the same size and similar looking to Bob Books these are not the. . .

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Biscuit Phonics Fun by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Phonics is fun with Biscuit! Based on the lastest research about how children learn to read, these twelve full-color books feature repeated examples of short vowel sounds and common sight words. The simple stories about the little yellow puppy will make the process of learning to read fun.

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Mia and the Daisy Dance by Robin Farley (I Can Read!)

Mia and the Daisy Dance by Robin Farley Illustrated by Olga Ivanov, Aleksey Ivanov Level My First I Can Read! – Ballet Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Readers Pages: 32 Jacketed Hardcover Date Published: April 3, 2012 Publisher: HarperCollins Mia links arms with a friend for a special spring dance in her third I Can Read book. Mia’s dance class is putting on their first show! Each dancer will perform her own special part, and Mia can’t wait to practice. The dance is going to be perfect! But when Mia’s friend Anna leaves class early without learning her part, Mia begins to worry. Will Anna be able to dance at the show? Together, Mia and Anna learn that sometimes it’s not about the end result, but the fun of learning with a friend that’s important. Now as a fan, I look forward to read about Mia and her dance class again.. . .

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Mia and the Big Sister Ballet by Robin Farley (I Can Read!)

When Mia grows up, she wants to be just like her big sister, Ava!

Ava is a ballerina in a real show, and Mia’s class is taking a trip to visit her. Mia and her friends watch Ava dance in the ballet, and then Ava shows them how to do some new moves. Mia tries to dance her best so that Ava will watch, but Ava is too busy helping Mia’s friends to notice. How can Mia show her big sister what a great ballerina she is?

Mia and the Big Sister Ballet is Mia’s fourth My First I Can Read book, perfect for all beginning readers and aspiring ballerinas everywhere.

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Pinkalicious: Pink, Pink, Hooray!

Decorate and redecorate Pinkalicious’s world in this reusable sticker book.
Jump into Pinkalicious’s world with this pinkerrific reusable sticker book, filled with games, puzzles, and more–from tic-tac-toe to dress up! You’ll have hours of absorbing play with Pinkalicious and her pals!

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Designing a Vintage Classic Pooh Nursery Decor

One of my top hitting posts for incoming visitors is my original brainstorming post about designing our nursery. That was in Georgia, two houses ago. When I look at the pictures it almost makes me want to cry it was going to be so perfect. However, I do love what we have ended up with now as well! Let me offer you a photo tour… starting with the best time. 😉 It is interesting to see these photos in retrospect, because there is no over all photo of the room. Hmm… I’ll have to remedy that. You can better see the crib/toddler bed sheets and such as well as better images of the Pooh prints on my getting ready for baby #2 post. Resources: Crib bumper rail, made by the Creative Madness Mama. Toddler bumper rail, made by me also. Fall Classic Pooh print from the awesome SisterB. Classic Pooh. . .

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Mittens at School by Lola M. Schaefer (I Can Read!)

The curious kitten discovers classroom fun in Mittens’ newest adventure.

Mittens is visiting Nick’s school, and he wants to see everything. But exploring the classroom while the students are away might get this little kitty into big trouble!

Emergent readers will share Mittens’ curiosity about school and relish the happy ending to his newest adventure.

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Alvin Gets an A by Kirsten Mayer (I Can Read!)

It’s the first day of school, and The Chipmunks already have a homework assignment! Alvin, Theodore, and Simon have to write reports about what they did on summer vacation, but Alvin is having trouble. How can he make his report rock?

This reader is an original, illustrated story based on the classic Alvin and the Chipmunks!

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Blossom School Calendar Wall

Life is sooo crazy! I am behind on practically everything I want to tell you. I almost do not know where to begin and I cannot believe that the year is half over. I guess 2012 has been a bit impersonal on my blog and I’m sorry. We’ve just been sick again and again. Trying to keep up with reviews, much less anything else has been just well, non existent and I apologize. I decided to do a Project Life and that has not gone very far either, but perhaps it will. Let’s see… In this post I want to update you on Blossom School. I’ve been working pretty hard on our calendar wall, and it is still a work in progress. I’m trying to make this quarter of my quilting den very education friendly for the girls. We’re not going to have a classroom per say, but this ought. . .

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The Princess Twins and the Puppy by Mona Hodgson (I Can Read!)

A lesson in trusting God. Princess Abby hears the royal pup crying. She follows his cries to the basement. When she opens the door to let him out, she discovers that he is stuck. In order to free him, she must go into the dark. She’s afraid of the dark, but she chooses bravery and rescues the puppy.

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The Princess Twins Play in the Garden by Mona Hodgson (I Can Read!)

A lesson in the importance of inner beauty. Emma and Abby have a play date with their neighbors. Emma wants to have a gentle tea party so she can stay looking pretty, but Abby wants to play and have fun. What will Emma do when her friend kicks a dirty ball onto her pretty dress? This level-one story teaches girls what it means to be a princess for the true King.

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Fancy Nancy: Fancy Day in Room 1-A (I Can Read!)

After a gloomy, gray week stuck inside at school, Nancy comes up with a great idea to cheer up her friends. Miss Glass’ classroom will celebrate a day filled with frills, fanciness, and fun, called Fancy Day! Everyone begins preparations right away, planning posh outfits and practicing their most sophisticated manners. But on the day of the party, Miss Glass runs in late… looking quite plain. Can Nancy and her classmates fancy up Miss Glass and keep the party as elegant as ever?

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