It’s that time of year again! Family vacation. As much as we look forward to the week-long break from hectic lift, we dread the to and from part of it. To make your vacation a little more enjoyable, we wanted to share some of our tips on how to survive family car trips. Read more.
We’re excited to announce that the second Jamaroos Book is now available for your iPad in the iTunes store.
The weather is now officially warm – well at least this week it is! We thought we’d share three of our favorite outside activities. And we’d love for you to share yours too!
What are you planning to play with your kids outside this weekend? Please comment and share!
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Those of you who have children at Reading Friends are likely familiar with our Jungle friends. These jungle friends help our children learn to read. Because we wanted to be able to teach more children than the walls of our schools allowed, the idea for iPad and iPhone apps were born. This 26 book/app series begins with Zap and the No Fly Zone.
In this story, the flies are driving Zap the Zebra crazy. Kids can follow Zap as he visits some of the Jamaroos Jungle animals to get advice on how to get rid of them. They can play along with the buggy flies and meet some of the jungle friends. Your children will love listening and interacting with the story – then taking their turn at being the narrator!
The app is available in the iTunes store. To keep up with Zap the Zeebra and all his Jamaroo friends, like them on Facebook.
We’d love to hear what you think about the books. Please comment and let us know!
Fall back or Spring Forward… which will we do? Talk to your children how the leaves fall in the Fall so our clocks “fall back” too. Now we get to “spring forward” when the Easter Bunny is getting ready to spring into action. Look at different clocks in your house and get your little ones to count one hour forward, what number will it be now?
St. Valentine believed that people needed to express love for each other. He helped people get married secretly when marriage was illegal. Think of the people that you love and think of something you love about them. Who all do you love? How can you show them that you love them? Write or draw these ideas on hearts, put them all in a bowl and each night of Valentine’s week pick one heart. Tell stories, do the activity, etc as a family
Looking for more Valentine’s activities? You may also like our Valentine’s Scavenger Hunt!
Because fine motor is a skill that requires lots of different body parts to be working together in unison, it is also something that is always in need of practice. Stringing beads (or noodles) to make mardi gras necklaces is a great way to practice fine motor – as well as many other skills.