Thursday, June 28, 2012

For the Kids Friday #69

Welcome to the party!!!
Ack!  Sorry this is late!  We are in full swing of summer fun here.  I hope the same for all of you!

I'll will be adding my features soon... in the mean time, let's get this week's party started!

For the Kids Friday



1)  I would LOVE for you to first be a follower of my blog.  (And why wouldn't you want to be?!)

2)  Grab my For the Kids Fridays Button and place it somewhere on your blog.  Be sure to link back to me!

3)  Link up as many KID-RELATED activities, games, recipes, parties, gifts, clothing you've created, crafts, traditions, lessons, and so on... that you would like to share.  Please add a different link each week.  They can be old or new... this is just a place to share ideas for our kids to enjoy.  Bonus points to those that serve some educational purpose too!  Link must be to the specific post, and not your general blog page.  Please don't link to your store.

4)  Share the love and comment on at least one other link.  Everyone loves to get feedback.


That's it!  Have fun, and thanks so much for participating!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

For the Kids Friday #68

Welcome to the party!!!
We survived the 13 hour flight from Beijing to Chicago, and all of us but my husband have managed to adjust to the new time.  It is so nice to be back home, and spending time with family again!  My kids are thrilled to be with their cousins.  We are ready for a great summer!
Photo: Scarlet http://instagr.am/p/MHWJblNzTH/Photo: Bridgette http://instagr.am/p/MHUAVstzR9/Photo: Tate and Sydney http://instagr.am/p/MHYAtAtzT_/

 Check out my favorites from last week's party!
These posts have been pinned to the SunScholars THE BEST OF... For the Kids Fridays AND the Kid Blogger Network Board on Pinterest!


If you've been featured below
grab my A++ and brag about it to your friends :)
A++




Button Art
at Art Club Blog


Father's Day Gift Idea (free printable)
at Making Memories


Gender Reveal Party - What's it Going to BEE?
at The Educators' Spin On It


Design a Ring
at Love and Lollipops


DIY Disney Nesting Dolls
at Repeat Crafter Me


Now, on to this week's party!
For the Kids Friday



1)  I would LOVE for you to first be a follower of my blog.  (And why wouldn't you want to be?!)

2)  Grab my For the Kids Fridays Button and place it somewhere on your blog.  Be sure to link back to me!

3)  Link up as many KID-RELATED activities, games, recipes, parties, gifts, clothing you've created, crafts, traditions, lessons, and so on... that you would like to share.  Please add a different link each week.  They can be old or new... this is just a place to share ideas for our kids to enjoy.  Bonus points to those that serve some educational purpose too!  Link must be to the specific post, and not your general blog page.  Please don't link to your store.

4)  Share the love and comment on at least one other link.  Everyone loves to get feedback.


That's it!  Have fun, and thanks so much for participating!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

For the Kids Friday #67

Welcome to the party!!!
I'm bouncing off the walls at this moment.  I will be on a plane with my family on Sunday, on our way home for the summer.  I cannot contain my excitement!!!!!!!

With that said... I am not sure if I will be blogging more or less this summer.  Regardless, my link party WILL continue on through the summer.  Please do come by each week to share and snag!  I just LOVE seeing what you are all doing!  Have a super summer!!!


 Check out my favorites from last week's party!
These posts have been pinned to the SunScholars THE BEST OF... For the Kids Fridays AND the Kid Blogger Network Board on Pinterest!


If you've been featured below
grab my A++ and brag about it to your friends :)
A++



Join Readathon 2012
PBS Summer Readathon - Free Books & Feed the Hungry
shared at Kindergarten & Preschool for Parents & Teachers


A to Z Summer Bucket List
at Reading Confetti


Bottle Cap Map
at Family Ever After


Sweet Serenity Stones (Edible Cookies & Cream Fudge Rocks)
at Hungry Happenings


Wet-Felted Jingle Balls
at Sunny Sweet Life


Make Your Kids Into Interchangeable Blocks
at Meaningful Mama


Now, on to this week's party!
For the Kids Friday



1)  I would LOVE for you to first be a follower of my blog.  (And why wouldn't you want to be?!)

2)  Grab my For the Kids Fridays Button and place it somewhere on your blog.  Be sure to link back to me!

3)  Link up as many KID-RELATED activities, games, recipes, parties, gifts, clothing you've created, crafts, traditions, lessons, and so on... that you would like to share.  Please add a different link each week.  They can be old or new... this is just a place to share ideas for our kids to enjoy.  Bonus points to those that serve some educational purpose too!  Link must be to the specific post, and not your general blog page.  Please don't link to your store.

4)  Share the love and comment on at least one other link.  Everyone loves to get feedback.


That's it!  Have fun, and thanks so much for participating!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Summer Reading Inspirations

Summer is here!  It is important to me that my kids are reading over the summer months.  One of my three children loves to read.  So what can I do to facilitate reading for the other two?  How can I make it easy and fun, and create some form of incentive to get my non-book loving children just as excited?  Well, that is my mission this week.  Here are the amazing ideas I've find online that I'm using to come up with a system that works in our home.  

From creating the space, collecting the books, logging and rewarding... perhaps even throwing a book party?  Lots of great ideas here!  I hope you find some inspiration too!



Some Thoughts on Reading and Kids

at The Activity Mom

Summer Reading
at ListPlanIt

storytime on the couch
Raising Readers
at Mama Smiles

5 a day books
5 a Day Books (for young children)
at The Imagination Tree


Creating a Space for Reading

summer reading teepee
at Tatertots & Jello

Library Book Cart
Library Book Cart DIY
at Ana White


Pallet Reading Nook
at HomeDIT


Audio Book Listening Area
at In Liu of Preschool



Gather a Summer Library


Reading Lists for Babies and Kids
at No Time for Flashcards

childrens books about morals
75 Books that Build Character
at No Time for Flashcards

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at We Are Teachers

The Feel Good Book
at ReadKiddoRead.com


50 Picture Book Recommendations
at Come Together Kids


Top Summer Books in a Series Picks for ages 3 and up
at Imagination Soup
(Be sure to check out all the other FABULOUS reading resources on her blog!)



Join a Summer Reading Program

How do I participate in Readathon 2012
PBS Kids Readathon 2012
at MemeTales


Summer Virtual Book Club for Kids
Hosted at15 blogs, including Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas & Toddler Approved


Read With Me Summer Reading Challenge
at No Time for Flashcards

Scholastic Summer Challenge



Keeping Track of your Child's Reading

at Dinner, A Love Story

at Simple As That

CreativeMamma Summer Reading Kit
at CreativeMamma.com


Summer Reading Charts
at 3Dinosaurs.com

at Brown Paper Packages

at eighteen25

Autumn-Bennet.com

at Kinderglynn

at Nicole's Classes

at The Princess and the Tot

at Chocolate Cranium


Rewards for Reading

at Life Every Day

at The Teacher Wife

at Martha Stewart


Create Reading "Accessories"


Fun Photo Bookmarks
at Come Together Kids

Reading Strategy Bookmark
Reading Strategy Bookmark
at The Picnic Pals

Page corner bookmark for kids
Page Corner Bookmark
at Oh! Crafts


Host a Book Party


Book Worm Party
at knitty bitties

Darling Glitzy Bookworm Birthday Party
Bookworm Party
at Hostess {with the mostess}

summer reading: backyard book party
Backyard Book Party
at Teach Mama

book swap
Book Swap Party
at Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line


I hope you have found some ideas here to get your kids excited about reading this summer!