Teaching Tots in a Large Family

Today I have a friend of mine, Maureen, sharing about a common question regarding teaching tots…

teachingtoddlers

Maureen is a proud mom of 7 children ages 14 yrs. down to 3 months. She really can’t remember a time when she didn’t have a toddler or preschooler around. One of her frequently asked questions is how to teach toddlers or keep them occupied while working with other children in the family.

Obviously I couldn’t answer this question, so I knew who to turn to!  Thankfully Maureen wrote up a post for us all, sharing how she does it!

Visit her blog to read her strategies for teaching toddlers in a large family.

 


This post is #8 in my series for the iHomeschool Network Spring 2013 Hopscotch. Visit other bloggers participating here!

Hopscotch-With-iHN-Spring4242

 

Homeschooling-Tots-and-Preschoolers_Day 1 ~ Where to Begin with Tot School eBook

Day 2 ~ You Don’t Have to Do it All!

Day 3 ~ Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Day 4 ~ Time Invested in Tot Schooling

Day 5 ~ 10 Tips for Studying Nature with Tots

Day 6 ~ Exposure vs. Mastery

Day 7 ~ Why Themes?

Day 8 ~ Teaching Tots in a Large Family

Day 9 ~ Our Favorite Learning Tools for Tots

Day 10 ~ Early Childhood Theme Printables A-E



Grow your Blogging Ministry!

{disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links}IB 300x250 ad 2 Affiliate Program

I get asked a LOT for blogging advice.  As much as I would love to answer all of the questions I receive, it isn’t really my platform and I certainly don’t know as much as it may seem I know!  I am thrilled to now be able to point my readers to an awesome resource, a new eBook, Intentional Blogger,  written by Nikki Hughes & Leigh Anne Dutton. I obviously have not had time to read every page of this 250 page eBook, but I have browsed through most of it, and it is something I wish I would have had when I began blogging! 


Intentional Blogger is guide to help Christian bloggers grow their blogging ministry.

This eBook was written for two groups of people:

  • Beginner bloggers who want to start building on a solid foundation
  • Long term bloggers who want to go deeper into God’s purpose for their blog

The guide takes readers step by step through how to develop a mission statement, think through goals for their ministry, set up a blog complete with design tips and suggestions, develop content, find readers and grow traffic, establish and grow a social media platform, make money blogging and much more. Woven throughout the pages of this eBook, readers will find Biblical encouragement along the way that cannot be found anywhere else.

Details regarding the eBook:

  • Contains 250+ pages (40 chapters broken into 7 sections) of information to grow your blogging ministry!
  • Includes 29+ resources, documents, worksheets, and spreadsheets to help a blogger get and stay organized!
  • Designed to help a blogger PRAY and then DO!

The regular retail price of this 40 chapter eBook and 29+ additional resources is $16. Grab it now at the promotional price of $12 with the code “LAUNCH25” at checkout, which makes the eBook 25% off for a limited time only!

In addition, for 48 hours only (starting at 8am EST on Wednesday, April 24th and going through 8am EST on Friday, April 26th) they are offering 50% off to their weekly newsletter subscribers. When a reader signs up to receive their weekly newsletter, they will receive instructions on how to receive their 50% off discount, which makes the book an incredibly low price of just $8!  You can read more details about this option on the Intentional Blogger Webpage.

 

Grab your copy of Intentional Blogger!

IB ad 468x60 Affiliate Program



What’s in the Bible? Volume 10!

112
 

We had the honor of reviewing the latest What’s in the Bible DVD, volume 10, Jesus is the Good News!  We currently use the DVDs in our homeschool, you can read more about that here.  We aren’t done with the Old Testament, but with Easter coming soon, I thought it was a great time to jump ahead and grab a little New Testament viewing time.

The kids have watched volume 10 a few times now and we have all learned a LOT.  Currently all 3 of my kiddos love these DVDs.  Look, even the dog watches with us!

What's in the Bible-1149

I was very impressed with the historical facts presented in this volume {as always}, I am amazed with what I learn and how the Bible comes together for me when I watch along with them.

We also took advantage of the free printable puzzle and used it as an object lesson about our family.  I cut up the puzzle and we all colored pieces without knowing what everyone else was coloring.  In the end we put it together and got a good laugh at our creation.  We talked about how all the members of our family are different, but we fit together beautifully in God’s plan!What's in the Bible-1252

Grab other Volume 10 coloring pages here…

119


They have a couple of discount codes available…

117  124


And I get to giveaway a copy of

Volume 1 and Volume 10

to one of my readers! 

66116

Use the Rafflecopter form to enter below!

Giveaway open to US only and ends 4/2/13.

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Kids who Listen? Yes Please!

Pinterest-Webinar-New2

I am excited to welcome back my friend Amy {yes I feel we have truly become friends in this wild online world!} from Positive Parenting Solutions!  You may remember I hosted a free webinar awhile back entitled, How to Get Kids to Listen Without Reminding, Nagging, or Yelling, and another one called Is Time Out a Waste of Time?

Amy asked me if I would be interested in hosting another webinar and I said yes, knowing that these free webinars are very helpful to many of you!  This time I chose to repeat the first topic I hosted, Get Kids to Listen without Reminding, Nagging, or Yelling. This is a topic I continually struggle with and I have heard from many of you with similar struggles. I hope you will join me on Wednesday January 30, 2013 at 9pm EST

Here are the official details about our upcoming webinar…

Get Kids to Listen Without

Nagging, Reminding or Yelling

Why is it so difficult sometimes to get kids to listen? You know she heard you, but she ignores you. You ask again and still . . . no response.

If you’re tired of nagging, reminding and yelling to get kids to listen – this session is for you! 1+1+1=1 is excited to partner with Amy McCready, founder of Positive Parenting Solutions & TODAY Show contributor to offer a FREE LIVE training webinar on

Wednesday, January 30th at 9 – 10 PM EST.

Join us to learn easy to implement strategies to correct misbehavior and reclaim the calm voice you had before kids. Discover proven tools for your most frustrating discipline dilemmas including the 5 R’s of Fair & Effective Consequences.

All you need is your computer. (No webcam required.) You’ll see and hear Amy on your screen and you can even ask questions and she’ll make them part of the presentation. Parents RAVE about this session.

RSVP today and then kick back and learn from the comfort of your home.

Webinar seating will be limited so learn more and RSVP now! I’ll look forward to welcoming you.

About Amy McCready

Parenting expert Amy McCready is the Founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and a image_thumb4"recovering yeller." She is a champion of positive parenting techniques for happier families and well-behaved kids. Amy reaches a worldwide audience with her Positive Parenting Solutions Online course and is a frequent guest on the TODAY Show and has also appeared on Rachael Ray, CNN, Fox & Friends, MSNBC, and elsewhere. In her most important role, she is mom to two teenage boys.

I hope to “see” many of you at the webinar, I will be logged in for it also!



We Choose Virtues New Website & Giveaway

family-kit-125

We Choose Virtues has launched a brand new website, and has an awesome 20% discount code {FAMILY 20} for the Family Kit, which includes: familyKit_grande

You can see a post I wrote last year about using We Choose Virtues in our home.

IMG_1773

 

I am excited to host a giveaway too! 

One of you will win a set of Parenting Cards {34.99 value!} teacher-virtue-cards-family_grande

Just use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter!

Giveaway is open to US residents only and ends 1/24/13

a Rafflecopter giveaway