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I'm not an expert on homeschooling and I don't live in CA so I'm not sure I can help much but when I read your post, I thought of Sonlight. We don't use it but I have their catalog and use it for book suggestions. The reason I thought if it is because your kids are close in age so you could do them both with one core, it is literature based so your dd could be coloring or jumping on a trampoline or whatever while you read to her, and you can pick what you want to...
I got my kids a computer for x-mas. My 6 year old is a non-stop question asking machine. I would like for him to be able to find the answers to some of his questions by searching the internet (he reads well but I'll help him with the spelling of his searches). What search engine would you recommend for him? I hear good things about Glubble but I'm not sure it will give him the flexibility he needs to search about ancient egypt, robotics, astronomy, etc. Any there search...
Thanks so much for all the insight. See below... Quote: Originally Posted by zinemama What about Beverly Cleary's Ramona series? My 5yo ds adores them. I have them and thought they would be next but he isn't in to them and told me to pack them. He liked the Henry books though. I thought it was the girl as main character thing but ... (see below) Quote: Originally Posted by Thalia the Muse How about Pippi...
I'll look into the Oz books. Sounds like I should ask him to wait on Narnia. Hmm... any other suggestions for series?
I am trying to find a book series for my son to keep him occupied during the transition of our move. Right now, he is reading the A to Z mysteries while taking a break from Harry Potter. He is a sensitive guy but more so to visual images than to written descriptions. So, books without illustrations tend to be better for him (or just one at the beginning of the chapter) but we also need to avoid very graphic descriptions of violence and meanness. What do you think of...
Quote: Originally Posted by Ksenia You know, I really like this idea because it's giving the energy to what you want/need rather than focusing on what you don't want/need. I would be really interested in whether this helps people to declutter from a psychological point of view. I would guess yes, because people almost never declutter as ruthlessly when they stay in a home and "get rid of stuff" as when they are doing an expensive long-distance move where...
legos, papo pirate ship, legos, legos.
I need to get my house ready to sell in two weeks! We are moving, into an apartment from a house but will buy another house in a year. I'm okay with using a storage space why we are in the apartment but I don't want to fill it with crap. I plan to have a garage sale and I plan to donate stuff. So, I started with my bookcase. I got rid of 7 bags of books but now I have hardly anything left, not even some of my favorites. I think I overdid it. : So, before I tackle...
Quote: Originally Posted by chaoticzenmom Those slides would be great! So, it will work with slides?
I'm thinking about getting my 6 yo, science-loving son the Eyclops Bionic Eye for x-mas. If you have one, can you tell me what you think? Do you wish you could bring it outside? Can you use it with prepared slides (not the glass kind but something like THIS? Is it well-built? Is it a toy only or can he use it to explore his scientific interests? It looks great - easier to use than a microscope (he has some fine motor struggles), durable, super-cool, can be used by...
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