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Forum: Parenting   08-16-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By kimellett
Does anyone know of any helpful books that deal...

Does anyone know of any helpful books that deal with death? Even better if it is for a target audience of 8 and under!

Thanks!
Forum: Learning at School   06-04-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,119
Posted By kimellett
I LOVE LOVE LOVE these: ...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these:

http://www.marcycookmath.com/ttclist.htm

the task is you have a series of math problems, and a set of number tiles (0-9) and you can only use each tile once per page!...
Forum: Parenting   05-08-2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,568
Posted By kimellett
Here's a fun blog I follow ...

Here's a fun blog I follow

http://www.filthwizardry.com/2010/03...nium-foil.html (http://www.filthwizardry.com/2010/03/diy-pixie-hollow-from-aluminium-foil.html)

maybe you can get some ideas...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   04-23-2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By kimellett
Of course you can walk around in Waterfront Park...

Of course you can walk around in Waterfront Park (along the Willamette) and even cross a footbridge under the Steel Bridge. If you are lucky there may be a festival going on, but I think all the...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   04-20-2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By kimellett
If the weather is nice (ha ha) you should check...

If the weather is nice (ha ha) you should check out Jamison fountain between NW Johnson and NW Kearney on NW 11th. It's a fountain you can swim in!! It's near a MAX stop and a ton of fun. There is...
Forum: Learning at School   04-02-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,132
Posted By kimellett
I watched a bus driver doing something on his...

I watched a bus driver doing something on his cell yesterday as he was pullling out of the parking lot...???http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-02-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Posted By kimellett
Brown Bear Brown Bear (by Eric Carle) is a good...

Brown Bear Brown Bear (by Eric Carle) is a good book to use...don't know if everyone knows the tune you can sing it to (maybe Black Sheep, Black Sheep have you any wool?) but it has lots of animals,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-01-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,450
Posted By kimellett
I'm off to the toy store to get some Schleiss...

I'm off to the toy store to get some Schleiss animals (those plastic animal figurines from Germany) Plenty of small enough ones to fit in eggs.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-31-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By kimellett
When I go to garage sales, the first place I...

When I go to garage sales, the first place I ALWAYS look is the Free box, or the 25 cent box or whatever. There is always at least one useful piece of crap that works wonders on the plane. Sometimes...
Forum: Learning at School   03-30-2010, 07:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,226
Posted By kimellett
Quote: Originally Posted by mandymichel...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mandymichel http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15225925)
On the upside, there are Teach for...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-30-2010, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By kimellett
We have the Plan Toys My First Dollhouse. Love...

We have the Plan Toys My First Dollhouse. Love it. Got it for DS for his 3rd bday, he STILL plays with it (now 5.5) and DD (15 months) is just starting to love it, too. It doesn't accomodate tons of...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-01-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By kimellett
I just made a special arts and craft area for my...

I just made a special arts and craft area for my 14 month DD. DS (5) has his area, I have mine, and now she has hers. For now she has a paper covered table with a few crayons, paper, silk flowers,...
Forum: Germany   02-22-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 536
Posted By kimellett
Is she affiliated with the US military? There is...

Is she affiliated with the US military? There is a LLL group that meets 1x a month, but we meet on the military base.

If she is interested, I could pass her info along to the LLL leader, but I'm...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-18-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 550
Posted By kimellett
My 5 yo DS loves the Judy Blume books (Fudge,...

My 5 yo DS loves the Judy Blume books (Fudge, etc) (I'm surprised by the INCREDIBLE similarities between Judy Blume and Beverly Cleary stories!!!)

Box Car children books are a huge hit (although...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-17-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By kimellett
best first bday gift: Radio Flyer walker wagon ...

best first bday gift: Radio Flyer walker wagon

My 5 year old STILL plays with it on occassion, or pushes our 1 year old in it. Super durable, tons of fun and not just for the "Learning-To-Walk"...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-27-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,128
Posted By kimellett
I love a happy ending!!! I used to have to tell...

I love a happy ending!!! I used to have to tell my 4 yo DS I was going to mop the floors and do the dishes when he was gone so he wouldn't think I was having too much fun without him. Now he LOVES...
Forum: Learning at School   01-06-2010, 06:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,557
Posted By kimellett
Quote: Originally Posted by Rosebud1...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rosebud1 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14887365)
Kimellet, what did the teacher say when you...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-06-2010, 06:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,185
Posted By kimellett
Quote: Originally Posted by lucy4...

Quote:
Originally Posted by lucy4 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14886067)
- watch this baby carefully and always turn him...
Forum: Parenting   01-05-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,153
Posted By kimellett
[QUOTE=Lynn08;14886027] Or was it because your...

[QUOTE=Lynn08;14886027] Or was it because your dh thinks ds only wants one because dd got one and will lose interest quickly?

THIS is exactly my point. I guess I didn't explain it clearly enough....
Forum: Learning at School   01-05-2010, 06:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,557
Posted By kimellett
After addressing it with the teacher twice (and...

After addressing it with the teacher twice (and obviously not getting anywhere!) I sent an email to the principal.

In the last 2 months, she has shown Ice Age (whole movie), Peanuts Halloween,...
Forum: Parenting   01-05-2010, 06:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,153
Posted By kimellett
DS is 5.5. DD is 1. DD has a baby doll she got...

DS is 5.5. DD is 1. DD has a baby doll she got for Christmas that she just ADORES. She rocks it, feeds it, pushes it in the wagon...and of course we think this is so sweet. One day DS mentions that...
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-03-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By kimellett
I'd keep on with what you're doing! 6 mo is...

I'd keep on with what you're doing! 6 mo is pretty young for signing (IMO) I think I've read that you should start signing at 6 mo, and not expect signs back for at least 2-3 months. She may be...
Forum: Germany   01-02-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,858
Posted By kimellett
We moved here from Portland Oregon, and they...

We moved here from Portland Oregon, and they have delicious tap water so I am used to drinking water from the tap. Is is safe here? I realize most Europeans prefer bottled water, but in the interest...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-02-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By kimellett
My now 5.5 year old ds had/has speech issues. We...

My now 5.5 year old ds had/has speech issues. We didn't like his first speech teacher (when he was 3) LOVED his teacher when he was 4, don't like his current one. However, speech teachers somehow...
Forum: Parenting   12-30-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By kimellett
So we're invited to a birthday party (yeah!!)....

So we're invited to a birthday party (yeah!!). However, it's a double party for 2 brothers. My dd is the same age as one of the boys (we know them from playgroup) but the other boy is turning 3. Do...
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