Book Review: School Isn’t Fair

School Isn’t Fair by Patricia Baehr and illustrated by R.W. Alley is about four-year-old Edward describing all the ways he’s a victim of unfairness during his school day. I have a fondness for this book because…

– Edward’s ‘voice’ is so authentic. He sounds like a typical four-year-old. My 3 and 5 year-olds call each other silly names and whine about something not being fair – just like Edward.

– The conflicts are real. Edward is bullied. He doesn’t get his way in class. He can’t run as fast as his classmates. He can’t see the pictures during story time. And he acts out because he doesn’t know how to express his anger.

– The illustrations are nice. It always helps to have decent illustrations to convey a story.

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Rock-n-Learn … Rocks!

I’m not going to lie to you. I want to WIN a Rock-n-Learn  dvd.

But let me tell you why!

My 4y.o. is learning phonics in preschool already and I want to make the process fun for him when we reinforce his lessons at home.  Since I’m on a budget, I decided to visit the library to see what kinds of dvds they had. Voila! Rock-n-Learn was on the shelf.

It’s the library, so the selection was limited and they only had DVDs for ages 6 & up. I was skeptical, but I decided to give it a shot anyway… choosing the Phonics vols. 1&2.

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10 Ways I Got My Kid to Eat Veggies

I’m no Holly Homemaker – but I have had marginal success on this matter.  My kids eat (or have eaten) broccoli, apples, plums, peaches, carrots, salad (yes salad), cauliflower and more.

Are you having veggie trials in your home? Here are a few tips …

1)       You go first!
Let your child observe you eat salad, apples, some broccoli – and ENJOY it! You have to be a live commercial for eating the healthy stuff. (“Mmmm these are really good carrot sticks!”)  This should be genuine and reoccurring! Not one fake ditch to get him to do it. If you don’t like brussels sprouts and don’t eat them – don’t expect him too either. And you thought this was only about getting HIM to eat veggies 🙂

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