In September, few of my friends came over with their kids for Flat Stanley party. My friend, Lauren read the book “Flat Stanley” to the kids. She was so amazing at reading that I wish I had recorded her. She had everyone’s complete attention! Then the kids colored and created their own Flat Stanley.
Then they decorated their own Flat Stanley cookie and ate it. It was really fun!
That evening, Kabir took his Flat Stanley to his favorite restaurant McAlister’s Deli to celebrate Stanley’s birthday.
My friend, Roan, has described our Flat Stanley party so well that I recommend reading her post. We can’t wait to meet again to hear about all the adventures of our individual Flat Stanley. Kabir’s Flat Stanley went to Austin, Texas from Tupelo, MS. Now, he has left Texas and is on his way to New Jersey. What an exciting and fun way of learning geography!
My son is being home schooled right now. He is three and a half years old and his curriculum includes the following.
Reading Books: I love Sonlight P3/P4 curriculum as we are reading quality books and also, we do some of the suggested optional activities for each book in the reading list. We read Nursery Rhymes once a week. We participate in a book club once a week.
Activity Books: I have him working on 5-6 types of activity books at a time. I let my son do a page from each in a day. I like Kumon and BrainQuest Activity books. I have following types of activity books that he has been working on: dot-to-dot, mazes, tracing, cutting, folding, coloring, thinking skills, sticker books, and so on. We do these 3 days a week.
In God’s Name is a children’s book. When I read it I felt that this is what adults need to read especially in today’s environment where religion has taken a center stage in politics and an individual’s life.
It reminded me of the following story. There are many ants around an elephant. As ants are so tiny in front of the elephant, none of them can see the elephant as a whole. So, each one describes a part of the elephant as one sees. Each one is right and yet not. I feel that this is exactly the situation with humanity. Continue reading In God’s Name