Sunday, June 18, 2017

My Father's Gift

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
Jim Valvano

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Summer Reading List

Books for everyone! 
Everyone for books!

Find a book and find a spot to read
with your child this summer!


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Life Is Wild

No time for the zoo or aquarium?  Not fitting into your budget?  Find an animal cam for your child to watch their favorite animal.  You can search almost any animal and find footage for your child to explore.  Here are a few to get you started---

The San Diego Zoo---
http://kids.sandiegozoo.org/animal-cams-videos

The National Zoo---
https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams

Animal Planet---
http://www.apl.tv/

The National Aquarium---
https://aqua.org/webcams

Monterey Bay Aquarium---
http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals-and-experiences/live-web-cams

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Things to Do---June 2017

Here's how you and your child can keep busy during the month of June...

Get in the kitchen to celebrate Flag Day with your child on June 14th.  A search of 'flag day snacks'  will provide thousands of ideas (to keep your sanity just look at the images)!
On June 16,1893, Cracker Jack was introduced at the Chicago World's Fair.  Buy some Cracker Jack and watch your favorite baseball team or baseball movie!  Want some Cracker Jack recipes?  http://www.ohmygoshbeck.com/2013/07/10-cracker-jack-dessert-recipes/  Want to know more about Cracker Jack?  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cracker_Jack

There are many stories of how and where the doughnut was first created.  On June 22, 1847 Hanson Gregory may have been the first (or not).  Celebrate with store bought or homemade doughnuts!
Don't panic but on June 25th Christmas will be six months away.  Celebrate!  Vanilla ice cream with crushed peppermints, watch Christmas movies and listen to Christmas music.  Ambitious?  Start shopping and crafting or make ornaments with your child (if your really ambitious invite the neighbor kids).

Take some time and plan to have some fun with your child in June!