Black Friday Deals 2014

Black Friday 2014

{disclaimer ~ affiliate links are used}

A few of my favorites are having excellent deals for the holiday season.  Some have started now, some are Black Friday only, some go beyond actual Black Friday, so be sure to read the details as you make your shopping plans.

Save 30% using code: BLACKFRIDAY30 on any of my store bundles, including our new Raising Lil’ Rock Stars Home or Group Bundle {they aren’t listed on the store page, so use the direct links if you want those}. This deal is active now, for Black Friday only, 11/28/14.

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Teach Them Diligently

Planning to come but haven’t bought your ticket yet?  Save $5 with code: TTDTHANKS.  Expires 11/30/14. Hope to see you there!

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What’s in the Bible

Save 30% with code: SAVE30, get free shipping on any size order!! Expiration dates are listed on bottom of graphic below.

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Lessontrek

3 months absolutely FREE!  You can also enter to win one of 5 one year subscriptions! Enter to win a year here, or go straight to grab your free 3 months here, using referral code: OPO3.

Lessontrek Homeschool Planner Giveaway

 

Balance Bike Town

Get 10% off, plus free shipping.  We also have a giveaway for a balance bike of your choice {$150 or less}. Enter to win here, or go here to use the 10% off code: 10PLUS

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Tiny Prints

Save 30% using code BLACKFRIDAY and an extra 10% using code 1128DEAL. Offer expires 11/30/2014 (11:59 P.M. PT)

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Bright Ideas Press

Looking to purchase Mystery of History or another awesome curriculum from Bright Ideas Press?  Now is the time, use code: gobblegobble for 20% off

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Did you miss our gift idea posts?  Click below!

Gift Ideas for 5 Year Olds  Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids  Gift Ideas for 8 Year Olds

Playful Learning with Spielgaben ~ November 2014

Playful Learning with Spielgaben is our monthly post sharing Spielgaben in action!  If you missed the introduction to this series, you can see it here and also see links to our past posts.. We were given the Spielgaben set to review and are honored to have them as a blog sponsor.  I will be sharing once a month a detailed post featuring Spielgaben.  You can also see my Learning with Ladybug posts to see what my daughter has done with this learning set!

Playful Learning with Spielgaben November 2014

 

Below you will see I have divided the post into 4 categories ~ Lessons We Enjoyed, Free Play, Mommy Inspired Play, and Nature & Inspiration Guide Play.

Lessons We Enjoyed

This month we continued our work with Set 9. I took small screen shots of the manual for you so you can see how the lessons are laid out.  They are very easy to follow and help me so much. I keep the user guide on my iPad and we use it for the lessons.  She likes that she can enlarge each step if needed to see exactly how something was built. it’s a nice bonus to a PDF digitally instead of printed!

We worked on Lesson 9-5, Center Pattern Design Play.

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We talked a lot about patterns, and symmetry all while we built something beautiful together.

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She loved seeing it grow as we took turns building.

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We also used a worksheet focusing on symmetry from set 9 Level 2. At first she couldn’t tell what it was and when she found out she was so excited!  She loves butterflies.

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Mommy Inspired Play

Recently my older son came to me and said, did you know L can add in her head?  I did not know this and he quizzed her on a few addition problems and sure enough she had it.  She was VERY proud of herself so I decided to expand on her joy.  I set up this simple addition activity and instantly she loved it.  I made three problems and wrote the answer choices on sticky notes and she put them in the right place.

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Then, she wanted to make problems for me, and even figured out the answers on her own and made me sticky notes to choose from!

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We went back and forth a few times, eventually ending up with a bunch of answers on sticky notes and a fun time of practicing addition together!

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Free Play

She loves Wikki Stix and she loves Spielgaben.  She asked if she could make something for each family member and got busy.  I am still not exactly sure what they are supposed to be, but we all got one.

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Two had already been handed out by the time I got the photo, we all love our little treats!

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Nature & Inspiration Guide Play

I have our Nature Guide on the iPad also, I just set it up for her if she asks, or if I set up an inspired play. Below you can see she had a fun building afternoon, making one right after another!

A fox…

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A tiger…

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Spielgaben has a special deal for our readers for a new upcoming version.

See the brand new version 4.0 here!

It will be retailed at US $449.50 which will be higher than the current version 3.0 since a lot more materials & processes will be involved when the product is officially launched. But 1+1+1=1 readers can own this new version for over 15% off with a discounted price of US $380 including shipping if you ORDER before Nov. 30, 2014.

Pre Order Special:  US $380 | AU $425 | GBP $237

Prices are approximate depending on conversion rates. All you need to do to claim your discount is send an email to [email protected] mentioning 1+1+1=1 and you will be provided with a discount coupon!

If reading this after Nov. 30, 2014, Please check directly with Spielgaben via email for current discount available, prices change with version updates and conversion rates.

Lessontrek Giveaway

We found a new homeschool lesson planner, Lessontrek, this year and wrote an extensive review here. I continue to love our Lessontrek lesson plans and am excited to have them on board as a blog sponsor!  We have a great giveaway today and a great deal for ALL of you!

Homeschool Lesson Planning with Lessontrek

Lessontrek is an easy-to-use and modern online lesson planner. Lessontrek is gaining popularity due to its simplicity and color coding system. It’s also adding new features on a monthly basis that are based on customer feedback.

 

Five of you are going to win a full year of Lessontrek for FREE!

More awesome news ~

ALL of you can get 3 months for free to fully test it out yourself! 

Use referral code OPO3 to get your 3 months free.

 

Lessontrek Homeschool Planner Giveaway

Use Rafflecopter to enter to win one of the 1 year subscriptions!  Giveaway is open to anyone and ends 12/2/14.

Be sure to follow their Facebook page to stay up on special offers and new features.  You can also sign up for their newsletter too!  Look for this on the homepage and enter your email!Lessontrek Newsletter

 

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Tot School Gathering Place ~ Week 98

Welcome to Tot School™ Gathering Place! Gather together here, gather ideas from other blogs, share your own ideas on your own blog. Browse around at the other posts linked up, leave a few comments if you have time, and be sure to check back to see if your blog was featured!

Each week we will feature photo{s} and ideas from blogs who link up. Remember, provide a link back to Tot School Gathering Place within your post that you link up, so you can be considered for the feature!

Tot School Gathering Place Week 98

 

It’s almost here! Thanksgiving Day! I am so excited to do several Thanksgiving themed activities with my kids – and some I’ve gleaned from you Mama’s! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and creativity with the rest of us. Keep up the great work and don’t forget to link up to Tot School Gathering Place to inspire other Mamas!

Looking for a few Thanksgiving themed crafts to fill in some time this week? Check out Mama to Five Blessings and see if any of the crafts Mama Nicole put together will work for you and your Tot!

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Even though a holiday is looming near its sometimes easier to keep those little minds learning! Check out the emergent reading activity Mama Mackenzie put together over at Small People Big Ideas!

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Tot H and Mama Lilac had a busy week full of learning fun! Take a peek at Learners In Bloom and see all the activities!

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See ideas by ages below!

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Were you featured?

You are welcome to a button but you certainly don’t have to use it! Totally optional!

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Do you have your FREE

Where to Begin with Tot School eBook?

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See the Tot School webpage here!


Are you NEW or have never been featured? Read this!

Basics: write a specific post about what you did with your tot, link up the permalink from your post, link back to Tot School within that post, put your tot’s age in months in ( ) like this: (43 months).

Gift Idea for Everyone with Kids!

Do you have kids?  Have grandkids?  Have friends with kids?  Teach kids?  Care for Kids?

I have a great gift idea for you!

150  Screen-Free Activities for Kids DIY Gift Basket

{disclaimer ~ I was sent the book free of charge to review}

The new book, 150+ Screen Free Activities for Kids,  from Asia of Fun at Home with Kids is simply awesome. The book alone would make an incredible gift, or you can get SUPER fun and create a gift basket with supplies to go along with the book. Asia provides ideas here on her blog, and there’s a page in the Amazon preview sharing the 15 items recommended for a gift basket or a simple get-started list. I compiled many of them here for you to glance through.

150+ Screen Free Activities for Kids contains ~

  • 50% all NEW activities never before featured on Asia’s blog.  It also contains favorites from the blog!
  • 120 activities can be completed using items found at a regular grocery store.
  • Most of the activities were designed to encourage multi-age/sibling play. 
  • All activities are coded and marked with allergy codes to make things easier for those of you with kids who have allergies.

The book is divided into 7 sections, each section contains multiple ideas!

  • How to Use the Book
  • Slimes
  • Doughs
  • Paints
  • Small World Play
  • Simple Sensory Activities
  • Do-It-Yourself Toys

We have already done many of Asia’s ideas, but when I presented the book to my daughter who is 5, she immediately saw the image on the front cover of the Frog World and wanted to make that, she loves frogs and water. 

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I must be honest and tell you that the night she asked wasn’t a night I really wanted to dye water blue and cut out foam lily pads.  It had been a long emotional day and I was tired.  But, I said yes.  It didn’t take me long to set both of my kids up with their frog worlds and it gave me about an hour of peace as they played. 

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They both went on to play with the bins again the next day. The effort I put in at the beginning proved to be totally worth it in the end.

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Sometimes I am super creative on my own and other times I feel my brain is dead and completely emptied of all things creative.  Asia’s book is a reminder that it doesn’t take much to do something creative like this.

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My kids are 5, 8, and 12. The 5 and 8 year old played with the Frog World, extensively. The 12 year old wasn’t home that night but probably would have joined them. My 12 year old has looked through the book and found many ideas he wants to try. It really is a book for a VERY wide age range.

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It is a recipe book for me.  An easy tool to pull off of the shelf to stimulate my thinking and give me the idea and the recipe all in one place.  I am so thankful to Asia for taking the time to write this and know it will bless many people out there, including me!

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See more here ~

This awesome book is available worldwide, most of my readers will happily find it on Amazon, there’s a link here to Amazon