JetBlue’s Soar with Reading

October 3, 2011

When we were in the airport last weekend to catch a JetBlue plane to Chicago, a billboard caught my eye. It advertises a joint effort between JetBlue and PBS that has been developed to keep kids reading! You’ll find fun reading activities provided by PBS KIDS® and helpful reading tips for children of all reading levels. Check it out! Let’s Read is the main page. There are many activities on the Activities page. It is well worth your time to find some fun ways to get your children reading more enthusiastically!

Check out other ideas and activities to do with kids on by the author of the award-winning children’s book Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too!


Great Blog: 5 Kids with Disabilities and Remaining Sane

March 5, 2010

Oh my gosh! I laughed out loud! What an entertaining woman! Gotta love her! Check out for just wonderful blogs! What a great ending to a frustrating day!! Oh, my! How she made me laugh! There is always something extra going on! What a special person – couple – to take in these kids and to have such a great outlook! Kudos to you! 🙂

Check out my other blogs for ideas and activities to do with kids on by the author of the award-winning children’s book Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too! 🙂

Cooking with Children

December 18, 2009

Some of my favorite memories are making Christmas cookies with grandma over the years. The site has a great page for various recipes to try with children in the kitchen! Gluten-Free Recipes, Cookies, Oatmeal Cookies, Marshmallows, Snacks! Check it out here! Tips for who should do what are here. Have fun!

Nick Worked My Pound Off!

September 22, 2009

Nick Rians of Fitness Workx has been running two consecutive contests for his workout clients since last July 1st. One is for losing the most weight. The second is for consecutive weight loss each week of the contest. This week is the last week. I have only lost 10 pounds but I have lost something every week. I’m tied for first place with another woman who will certainly win in the weight loss contest – I think she has lost over 30 pounds. But today when I weighed in before the workout I weighed more than last week even though my weight this morning was at its lowest ever in a very, very, very long time. I had also walked 3 miles earlier in the afternoon. Nick worked my butt off while he kept Grandpa Ron doing usual workout stuff. I actually ended up weighing in at .4 pounds less than last week after the workout! Woo! Hoo! I’m still in the game! Boy, am I tired tonight!

Fitness Workx also offers on-line training and training videos.

Teaching Kids to Read

September 17, 2009

I taught my daughter to read when she was three. Now she has a three year old and she wants to teach him to read. I think we started out just reading her favorite books over and over again and later we got workbooks to do, too. I did find some interesting websites that have suggestions on how to go about it now:
The Well-Trained Mind
Reading Buddy 2.0
Succeed to Read
Preschool Express

If you have a suggestion, feel free to add a comment!

Shared Sibling Activities For Youngsters

September 14, 2009

I don’t remember how I found this blogspot but it had an interesting interview with the twin authors of The Siblings’ Busy Book that I just ordered for my daughter. It has at-home activities that keep the interest of brothers and sisters of different ages while they are creating something together.

Found lots of similar books by reading the various reviews in Amazon. Actually, the day care centers would probably enjoy the ideas in these books as much as the parents do! – Here are some of them – Be sure to check out the similar books at the bottom of the book descriptions:
more Art oriented books
Arts and Crafts type books
Busy Books for various ages

Free Things To Do With Grandkids

September 8, 2009

At, they have 100 great ideas for spending time your grandchildren – for free. Click ‘Download Now’ at their site for their printable guide.

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