Friday, September 23, 2011

September learning part one

We have been super busy lately, but have still made time for some fun learning!!!!

We have been working on a letter for like a week or so at a time. Lylah knows most of her uppercase letters so this is more for exposure to the sounds of these letters. Lately we've been working on "C" for carrot, caterpillar, and candy. We have also done "B" is for bear, baby, bumblebee, butterfly, bubbles, and ball.

We have also been doing lots of fine motor/math skills. Lylah is doing great with color sorting!! We try to practice counting every chance we get. She always leaves out the number 4 :)

We focused on The Very Hungry Caterpillar/Butterflies too. We used our Very Hungry Caterpillar sensory bin, a puppet type retelling game and also a retelling felt board story. We also read a super sweet book about Monarch butterfly migration called "Gotta Go, Gotta Go". I'm not sure on the author :(. Anyway then we watched a video about their migration on You Tube. Amazing!!!!

Finally I've been sort of all over the place with our Bible time, but a friend shared a great free online curriculum that I love for Bible time. We went going back to creation this week (but I'll blog about that next time). With part one of September we talked some about Noah and played with out little people set. We also did the "B" verse "Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved" Acts 16:31. Signing verses continues to be a great way to teach Lylah (and myself) how to memorize them!!!

For those of you wondering these activities are sprinkled throughout our morning in between regular play. We try to do an activity in math, phonics, theme, and Bible three times a week. Sometimes the activity is super simple like reading a story and singing a song or playing a game on the computer. If Lylah is really wanting to play "Hi Ho Cherry-O" then that us our math activity for that day. Sometimes we don't get to all of the activities. It is very laid back for us right now. We'll add in more rules and structure when she is 4 :). What I'm trying to say is that a majority of our day looks like this:

Friday, September 2, 2011

I love books, so why not??!!

If you know me then you know that I love children's books-always have really. I have taken special interest in children's books these past two years with our lil lady being around!! Well, my aunt called me a while back and asked me if I had heard of Usborne Books and More. I had; in fact we have checked out "That's Not My Tractor" over and over again from the library!! What I didn't realize that one could become a consultant and thus have a work from home business. My aunt shared this with me and then said she thought I should do it. I told her I'd check it out (not really planning on it), but one day I decided to look at the website-come to find out it is super affordable to get started and since I have a passion for the product, (it doesn't get much better than babes in the laps of family and friends with a book!) we figured it was worth a shot!!! My prayer is that this business will help with adoption cost as well as help me contribute to our one income family. So, do you enjoy books as much as I do?? Come on over to my house on September 13th at 6:00 and help me celebrate with the official launch of my business!!! In the mean time check out my website to see what great books we have!!!!

Here is just a teeny tiny sneak peek at some of the books available to my customers!! I know you will want to check out my website now :)Books on all topics for all ages!!!

Oh, and for the first 12 weeks, I can offer hostesses double book points for their home parties!! So let me know if you want to earn free books by hosting a party!! Feel free to email me at or message me on facebook with any questions!!!