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Coloring Resource - for Parents; Recursos sobre Crayones de Bloque (para los Padres)

Here is a wonderful book about how to use block crayons, and basically how to create pictures with them.  I had looked at it for a while before buying it, and am very happy with it.  I had been practicing a bit, and will get back to that endeavor when I find a bit more time.  I do find the blending of the three primary colors a bit difficult, i.e. to create brown, particularly, but it may be the type of drawing paper that I have been using.  I will test that out.  

(This particular story served for the letters G and V - a Goose in V- formation)

I am a Linguistic Naturalist, what about you?

Go here and take the Birmingham Grid Multiple Intelligence test

It was really cool.

Soy linguista naturalista?  y que de ti?

Puedes tomar el examen de inteligencias multiples aqui, fue muy padre!

Fairytales by Age

I finally found a list that separates some of the more common fairytales by age - and I must have just somehow skipped over it not realizing, since I long ago printed out the collection for four years olds.  Today I looked at the others ( five and six year olds) and realized that this is precisely a list that I have been searching everywhere for.  Though I did finally find a list somewhere else, I didn't need to actually reinvent the wheel after all.  It was right here after all.  Even if in the end,  you use another version, just the listing is nice to have as a guide.  

Encontre una lista de cuentos seperado por edades. Cuentos para ninos de 4, 5, y 6 anyos.  Esta aqui y son gratis.  Casi me volvi loca buscando tal tipo de lista, y aqui estuvo todo el tiempo.  Hasta incluyendo - imprimi el libro para los 4 anyos hace unos anyos.

A Sonnet for Spring - Not that it's here Yet.

Sonnet 98 by William Shakepeare

From you have I been absent in the spring
When proud-pied April, dress’d in all his trim,
Hath put a spirit of youth in every thing,
That heavy Saturn laugh’d and leap’d with him.
Yet nor the lays of birds, nor the sweet smell
Of different flowers in odour and in hue,
Could make me any summer’s story tell,
Or from their proud lap pluck them where they grew:
Nor did I wonder at the lily’s white,
Nor praise the deep vermilion in the rose;
They were but sweet, but figures of delight,
Drawn after you, you pattern of all those.
Yet seem’d it winter still, and you away,
As with your shadow I with these did play.

The Smell of Spring/ El Olor de la Primavera

We finally had a day that was not freezing cold, and so we headed over to a nice park, and after a little bit of time on the playground, we explored the more 'natural' areas of the park.  It was lovely, though quite muddy.  Little Man wanted to chase the geese, and then a squirrel.  This led us to finding a nice little area that is perfect for play and a whole lot of activities - even lessons in the park.  It almost looks like a little backyard, something I sorely miss having.  I grew up digging in the mud.  This part of the park was so lovely and private, Miss M. actually did start digging - She found some baby onions, which I was finally able to convince her to let them grow, though she wanted to yank them out.  The crocuses are just starting to pop up too, and maybe some daffodils as well, we will have to check back. I think we all felt as though we were in our own space there.  We will definitely be spending more time there as the days warm up.
Por fin tuvimos un dia que no…

Baking Day Resource - Libro de Hornear Pan

We have a  wonderful new book, Baking Bread with Children, that we have started to use for our baking day, which we are trying to implement as part of our new weekly rhythm - which I am struggling to accomplish!  ;)  So far we have read a nice nature story about a grain of wheat, written by the author, and the gingerbread man.  Yesterday, dh made gingerbread with the children, which was nice.
This is just full of stories, most of which are pretty standard (Gingerbread Man, The Little Red Hen), nursery rhymes and songs, and the history and evolution of bread.  Every recipe lends itself to a cultural study, and the author gives lots of ideas to take them further.
Hemos empezado usar ese libro de pan para ninos para nuestro dia de hornear.  Es muy lindo y lleno de cuentos folkloricos relacionados con pan y granos.  Tambien da la historia de pan, y se puede usar para un estudio cultural.  Tambien tiene pequenos poemas y canciones infantiles.  Todos si estan en ingles.