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Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-08-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,310
Posted By Mama Shifra
Some sewing machines for those who are sewing challenged

Catholic Mama--

I know this is an old thread, but I have a new Brother sewing machine (Innovas 950D), and it automatically threads the needle for you! In addition, it is computerized so a lot of...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-23-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By Mama Shifra
I have a book (unfortunately out of print, but...

I have a book (unfortunately out of print, but many libraries may have it) called Toddlerobics by Zita Newcome.  It is a book portraying a toddler exercise class (with really cute pictures)...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-23-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,169
Posted By Mama Shifra
This is not on television, but the book Laugh...

This is not on television, but the book Laugh 'n' Learn Spanish : Featuring the #1 Comic Strip "For Better or For Worse" by Lynn Johnston and Brenda Wegmann is a compilation of the comic strip "For...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-23-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By Mama Shifra
I think that My First Classical Music Book by...

I think that My First Classical Music Book by Genevieve Helsby and Jason Chapman might be close to what you are looking for.  It includes a section on Handel, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahams,...
Forum: Montessori   01-04-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,009
Posted By Mama Shifra
Not to hijack the thread, but my son was...

Not to hijack the thread, but my son was diagnosed with ADHD at age 5, so there are preschoolers who are diagnosed with ADHD.  However, what really go to us was his violence.  Because of his ADHD,...
Forum: Learning at School   01-04-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,591
Posted By Mama Shifra
I have not seen this film, but from reading...

I have not seen this film, but from reading books like What Colleges Don't Tell You (And Other Parents Don't Want You to Know) and What High Schools Don't Tell You by Elizabeth Wissner-Gross, I can...
Forum: Learning at School   12-07-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By Mama Shifra
Susan Striker, the author of the Anti-Coloring...

Susan Striker, the author of the Anti-Coloring Books, has two books on preschoolers and art that are very informative: Please Touch and Young at Art: Teaching Toddlers Self-Expression,...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   12-07-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,914
Posted By Mama Shifra
My dad used to go into the "Shaimos" room of the...

My dad used to go into the "Shaimos" room of the shul (a room where they had holy books that had been discarded and were awaiting burial, as per Jewish law) and pick up prayerbooks for all of us...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-22-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,148
Posted By Mama Shifra
Another "fact" that I picked up from Ambelside...

Another "fact" that I picked up from Ambelside Online is Charlotte Mason was addressing upper middle class parents in her writings.  People with nannys to take care of their children and presumably...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-22-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By Mama Shifra
I have found a couple of things helpful for...

I have found a couple of things helpful for getting my daughter to practice:
 
1.  Don't use the word "practice".  Have her "play" the piano for you.  Have her play through her current music. ...
Forum: Multicultural Families   09-21-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,074
Posted By Mama Shifra
I would like to suggest the book My Heart Lies...

I would like to suggest the book My Heart Lies South: The Story of My Mexican Marriage by Elizabeth Borton De Trevino. It is a pretty old book so maybe your local library has it. Elizabeth Borton De...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-21-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,090
Posted By Mama Shifra
I'll tell you something. My oldest daughter,...

I'll tell you something. My oldest daughter, who's now 19, was diagnosed with dysgraphia in third grade. A teacher in a summer program she attended told us that with dysgraphia, it gets better (but...
Forum: Parenting   09-19-2010, 01:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By Mama Shifra
I am not sure if this is the same problem, but...

I am not sure if this is the same problem, but my oldest baby would not be put down in a crib at all! If we put her down when she was sleeping, she would wake up, and we have to put her to bed all...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   09-14-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 36,511
Posted By Mama Shifra
Melissa-- First of all, make sure that you...

Melissa--

First of all, make sure that you play the Suzuki Violin 1 tape/CD whenever you can--at least once a day!

If you can leave the violin out on a table where it will not get hurt or sat...
Forum: Waldorf   09-14-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,121
Posted By Mama Shifra
I find the book Earthways to be the easiest book...

I find the book Earthways to be the easiest book of Waldorf crafts.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-14-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Mama Shifra
I have considered sending my son to a Chabad...

I have considered sending my son to a Chabad Hebrew School for this reason. Unfortunately, the Jewish community is so small that homeschoolers do stand out, especially if at your temple the majority...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-14-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,761
Posted By Mama Shifra
My son has severe ADHD, and school just didn't...

My son has severe ADHD, and school just didn't work out. Because he has ADHD, we're just focusing on the basics.

Reading: Modern Curriculum Press Phonics A ("Plaid Phonics"), with some Bob Books...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-05-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,156
Posted By Mama Shifra
The Human Body : A First Discovery Book by...

The Human Body : A First Discovery Book by Sylvaine Perols.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-01-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By Mama Shifra
We have My Food Pyramid. My middle daughter had...

We have My Food Pyramid. My middle daughter had a weight problem in early elementary school so we used it. It is very good and basic information. If I had to use any one book, it would be My Food...
Forum: Learning at School   09-01-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By Mama Shifra
Quote: Originally Posted by annettemarie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by annettemarie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15785842)
He loves, loves, loves his teacher. The...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-29-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,391
Posted By Mama Shifra
My middle daughter started school in...

My middle daughter started school in kindergarten and found out that many of her classmates were taking instrument lessons. One girl was taking both piano and guitar, and for some reason, my...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-20-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By Mama Shifra
The book Raising a Star by Nancy Carson is a...

The book Raising a Star by Nancy Carson is a great introduction to getting your child into show business or modelling.
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-20-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By Mama Shifra
Like people in this forum mentioned, most...

Like people in this forum mentioned, most "experts" will tell you that to play trumpet, you need to be at least 9 or 10 years old. Younger children are not physically able to play. However, one book...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-12-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,186
Posted By Mama Shifra
The series "Journey Through History" is very...

The series "Journey Through History" is very good but out of print. It included the following titles:

Prehistory to Egypt by Maria Rius, Gloria Verges, Oriol Verges

The Greek and Roman Eras by...
Forum: TV-Free   08-10-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,795
Posted By Mama Shifra
If your children are going to school, within the...

If your children are going to school, within the next few weeks it will start up. Rahima Baldwin suggested in her book You Are Your Child's First Teacher that times of life's transitions are great...
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