Thursday, September 24, 2015
My daughter, as you know, is a huge lover of elephants. So, on her birthday, someone shared this amazing link with me.
It's from Bored Panda, and it lists complete with pictures, 15 gift ideas for elephant lovers. They are too, too cute!
Here's the link:
BORED PANDA'S 15 ELEPHANT GIFTS
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Friday, January 17, 2014
Time is moneySpend your time learning with your children because the legwork of research has already been done for you in gathering this list of information. Following are some links to some awesome sites across the web that deliver free lesson plans and printables to make your job as a parent and/or educator that much easier:
Why Benjamin Franklin Made the History Books
Free Benjamin Franklin Lesson Plans and Printables (There are links to tons of freebies in this one!)
Free infographic memes and quotes to use for handwriting or memorization
How much do you know about Martin Luther King, Jr.?
Where was he born?
How old was he when he was assassinated?
What was the name of his most famous speech?
What hotel was he at on the day of his death?
Find the best MLK Day lesson plans and printables from across the web at these links below:
Facts About MLK
Free Lesson Plans/Printables
When you're done learning all there is to learn from the above links, and the links within these links, it's time to write your own narrative about Martin Luther King, Jr.
Begin by writing your own "I Have a Dream" speech. What is your dream?
Next, make a list of community organizations or people you know who need your volunteer efforts to help out. Start small, and work up to great things by giving to others.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
I received the book “Let There Be Light” by Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, from Booksneeze in exchange for an honest review and was very excited about reading it to my children. When it arrived, I was even more excited as I began to read it to my seven-year-old daughter who absolutely adores elephants, as there were several pages that featured pictures and mentions of elephants.
She was thrilled! There are at least three pages that contain adorable and beautifully illustrations of elephants throughout the book.
The book is a retelling of the Genesis account in the Bible that describes creation. I was equally as thrilled at how, while the book is aimed at children, it stayed true to the biblical text and only changed the wording to appeal to a young audience while leaving the original meaning of scriptures intact.
The hard cover book’s 14 pages of easy-to-read text and 21 pages that have beautiful illustrations work together to bring the Word of God to life for a child. The pictures, illustrated by New York Times bestselling author of “On the Night You Were Born”, Nancy Tillman, are captivating and a perfect complement to the story. At the turn of each new page, you feel as if you have stepped inside the pages and are part of this marvelous creative week.
This child’s book would be a great addition to a child’s learn-to-read or early reader library. It would also make a sweet bedtime story. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself, as a parent, grandparent or any adult, enjoying it as well because the story paired with the beautiful illustrations will leave you in deep awe no matter your age.
It expresses not only God’s omnipotent power but His amazing tender love for each individual, including the child enjoying the “Let There Be Light” book. The author’s intent is spelled out in a quote featured on the back cover that reads, “You are part of something truly amazing.”
Find the book sells for $16.99 from ZonderKidz publishing.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
I was thrilled to receive this book from KSB Promotions in exchange only for my honest review. The book is a thin 44 pages, but packed with fun poems for children.
The English language is quite complicated. There are so many exceptions that when teaching English to children, it can make their heads spin. Sir Silly The World Where Words Play takes these language woes and has a lot of fun.
The author, David Dayan Fisher, is known for his bad-boy roles on television’s hit show, NCIS, as well as a role in the latest Batman movie. But, in Sir Silly, he let’s loose with playing with words.
Since this blog is elephant-themed, I thought I would share one poem, in particular, that is about an elephant and an ant:
The ant was upset.
He sat, and he wept.
An elephant asked,
I’m small. I am small.
I want to be tall.
The world is so big and so long.
DON’T BE SAD,
WIPE UP YOUR TEARS.
I’VE GOT A LONG NOSE
AND BIG FLOPPY EARS.
But your’e big.
I just feel like a fool.
It’s not easy being
BUT I’M CLUMSY AND SLOW.
I CAN’T HIDE THIS I KNOW.
EVERYONE HEARS ME COMING.
I STEP ON TWIGS.
I CRUSH THE BRUSH.
IT’S NOT EASY BEING THE SIZE OF A BUS.
IF I WERE SMALL AND YOU WERE TALL,
THINK OF THE THINGS WE COULD DO.
The ant just sat. He had a think.
The elephant’s mind began to blink.
They imagined being each other.
My, oh my!
How much I would eat!
It’s heavy work being in an elephant’s feet.
AND WHAT A PACE, SO VERY BUSY.
BEING AN ANT WOULD MAKE ME VERY DIZZY.
The ant looked up.
He had a smile.
I think I will stay who I am for a while!
Page 12-13, reprinted with permission from Sir Silly: The World Where Words Play by David Dayan Fisher ©2013; http://www.sirsilly.com/.