Saturday, May 4, 2013

Playing Grocery Store

This is one educational game Zoe loves to play! She will be an expert at giving change when she is an adult. I bet she never needs a calculator!!!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Sushi

Watching Sushi get made is educational!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Dirt Bikes

It's spring, which means we can get the dirt bikes out.

This is Zoe's first time on a dirt bike!

They need to hold the kitties while visiting their grandparents.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Audio Books with a Trick

We have been paying for a membership with Audiobooks. They have online access through their website from any computer and you can download the app to our iPhone, iPad, and/or iPod. There is a fairly extensive selection of books (Americans have more than Canadians). 
We listen to books at mealtime, while out, at bedtime and just about any other time that seems to work for us. It is great for homeschooling and also for my own personal use. 

I am in a reading challenge this year with GoodReads. I have given myself a BIG task this year. If I can do it I will be so proud of myself. My goal? Read 100 books this year! With our busy lives, audio books have helped with this goal. I can listen while doing housework, working out, or while watching my kids when they are at a hockey practice, power skating, or gymnastics. 

We do have a very nice docking station for my iPhone, but when it is not in reach or I am not able to use it, I use a ceramic planter that we have sitting in our kitchen. There is no plant in it yet, so I place my phone inside it and direct the opening toward me. It works great!



Monday, April 29, 2013

Book Sharing Monday - The Rainbow and You

The Rainbow and You, written by E.C. Krupp is a great educational book for learning about the rainbow. Learn about the science of it, the colours, and much more.

Did you know that when there is a double rainbow one rainbow mirrors the colours of the other and shows them in the opposite order?! We really enjoyed this book!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Free Time!

This is such a blurry pic, but I don't care. It's such a great example of how they spend their free time. Mini-sticks and daring gymnastics moves are a common occurrence and often done in the same space. They are told to take turns in that space, but they don't always listen. 

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