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Dr. Seuss – Get a Free Activity Book, 5 Books for Just $5.95, and Free Shipping

Join the Dr. Seuss™ & His Friends book club today and receive the welcome package with 5 storybooks for just $5.95 plus a FREE Dr. Seuss™ & His Friends Activity Book. Shipping is FREE.

Dr. Seuss’ 111th birthday is on March 2nd, and there’s so much to celebrate! Dr. Seuss has captured the hearts of the young and old with his whimsical rhymes, imaginative illustrations and zany characters.

A child is never too young to introduce Dr. Seuss’ poetic meter. Reading to babies and young children helps with brain development and fosters a bonding experience with families. Dr. Seuss mastered the repetition of sound throughout his stories, which makes his books perfect for beginner readers learning to connect sounds and letters to form words and sentences.

Wacky plots and tongue twisters make his books thoroughly entertaining, inspires creative thinking and promotes pre-reading skills. Dr. Seuss’ stories, such as The Lorax, also teach valuable life lessons; whether it’s about responsibility for the environment, never giving up or being true to yourself.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a FREE gift! Every new member will receive a free Dr. Seuss Reading & Growth chart for a limited time with promo code “BIRTHDAY”. Show young readers how they can grow with books! Record reading milestones while you mark your child’s growth inch by inch. The Reading & Growth chart comes with Dr. Seuss stickers to personalize your child’s name and the Dr. Seuss books he or she has read. Don’t miss out on this terrific keepsake and fantastic Dr. Seuss books at a great value.

 

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Little Passports has a wonderful new program for preschoolers, called Early Explorers. Children ages 3 to 5 can experience the joy of learning about new cultures.

Each month, your child will be introduced to a new theme like animals, music, and landmarks. Early Explorers is designed with preschoolers in mind and provides fun and educational activities, souvenirs and stickers.

During the first month, a Traveler’s Kit arrives in a fun orange suitcase. It holds everything a child needs to start learning about the world:

  • An activity book introducing new characters Max, Mia, and their dog Toby.
  • A wall-sized world map
  • Stickers and a wall decal
  • A luggage tag

After the first month, a monthly World Theme Kit arrives, which contains:

  • An activity booklet
  • Souvenirs
  • Flashlight Adventures
  • Stickers and wall decals

Early Explorers makes a unique holiday gift for children ages 3 to 5. Learn more about Early Explorers from Little Passports.

Little Passports Early Explorers for Preschoolers
Little Passports Announces Early Explorers for Preschoolers
Early Explorers

 

 

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Homemade Play Dough Recipe

by Home Heart Strings

Homemade play dough recipe

Homemade Play Dough Recipe

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1 1/2 cups of flour
3/4 cups of salt
1 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 tablespoon cream of tarter
food coloring

Place all of the ingredients into a pot and stir to mix well. Add the food coloring that you want for this batch. to make more colors, make more batches of the play dough after this one is finished.

Heat on medium-low (or low if you don’t have a medium low setting) and stir occasionally. Once the batter look is gone and the mixture start staying together as you’re stirring (about 5-8 minutes), remove the pot from the heat.

Scoop the dough onto the wax paper. Once the play dough is cool enough to touch, knead it into shape to place into an airtight container.

Makes about 2 cups.

 

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HUGE Coloring Sheets Collection Printables
(Great for Christmas, Homeschooling, Etc!)

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This fantastic collection has 6,800 printable coloring pages! Great for homeschool, church, just having fun, those rainy days, traveling, etc. Kids love to color and with this huge collection of pages, they won’t get bored or run out of pages. Print them off and use them again and again, child after child, year after year! A great investment and for only $9.97, it’s one fantastic frugal deal!

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Great idea for Christmas, homeschool, teachers, rainy day activities, and just plain good fun!

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Columbus Day Activities for Kids

by Home Heart Strings

Columbus Day Activities for Kids

You can have fun and teach your kids about Columbus Day at the same time. Crafts and activities are a great way to give kids a hands-on experience that underscores their learning. Here are some ideas for kids’ activities for Columbus Day.

1. Boat Race

For this activity, gather the following items:

* Wading pool
* 3 egg cartons, Styrofoam or cardboard
* Floral foam
* Craft sticks or wooden skewers
* White paper
* Scissors
* Electric fan
* Permanent markers and/or crayons
* Hot glue gun

First, cut the egg cartons apart along the hinge. You will be using the lids. Lay slabs of floral foam evenly in each lid so that it’s balanced. Decorate the outside of the egg carton lids however you like. Maybe give them a wooden look with brown, gray and black crayons and markers.

Cut sail shapes from the white paper and decorate them with the names of Columbus’ three ships (the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria). Hot glue the sails to the craft sticks or skewers, then stick them into the floral foam sail-side-up.

Fill the wading pool with several inches of water. Keeping the cord and fan well away from the water, place it near enough to create a breeze on the water. Line up the ships, turn on the fan, and have a boat race.

2. Spanish and Italian Feast

Christopher Columbus was a native of Italy, and his trip was funded by Spain’s Queen Isabella. Find recipes online or at your local library for classic regional foods and have an ethnic meal. Here are some ideas for various foods and dishes.

Spanish:
* Paella (traditional chicken and rice dish)
* Gazpacho (cold vegetable soup)
* Chorizo (pork sausage with paprika)
* Tortilla de Patatas (tortilla made with potatoes and eggs)

Italian:
* Frittata (savory pancake with egg and various ingredients)
* Fresh pasta (making pasta noodles can be a fun activity in itself)
* Tiramisu (sponge cake-based dessert with chocolate and Kahlua liqueur)
* Risotto (slow-cooking skillet rice dish)

3. Make a Map

Use butcher paper, large sheets of brown wrapping paper, or even brown paper bags (cut along the seams to make a flat sheet) to make a big map. Research in order to get Columbus’ route accurate, and draw a map of the countries and the route. You could use construction paper to cut out three little ships to go along the route on the map.

The finished map can be put up on a wall if you like, and the ships moved a little each day.

4. Explore

You don’t have to go finding another country, but the whole family can go out exploring with a goal in mind. Put away the GPS and use a paper map and a compass to go on a drive or a hike. Circle the destination on the map and find your way using the old-fashioned implements. You could also replicate this spirit of exploration and map reading with a scavenger hunt.

 

 

 

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