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Grow happiness in small spaces…

GROW GARDENS are seed gardening kits created locally in Georgia by the Backyard Safari Company. The egg carton kits contain everything needed for the project. A very easy project for mom and a fun one for kids. Good for a classroom project. Also a good gift choice. Shown below are the two kits we tried. We have tiny little plants making their way up at this time. Best to do this project when you have the time to water frequently and provide sun. And shelter. We had a breeze upset our Salsa garden (replanted and all ok) so a sheltered area is a good idea シ

 

Salsa Garden

Grow Salsa comes with 6 packages of Heirloom Seeds, Starter Soil, Salsa Recipes, Wooden Plant ID Stakes, Growing Instructions, Pencil & 100% Recycled Fiber Egg Carton Planter. Seeds included: Roma Tomatoes, Jalapenos, Cilantro, Verde Tomatillos, Scallions, Beefsteak Tomatoes

 

Colors Flower Garden

Grow Colors comes with 6 packages of Heirloom Seeds, Starter Soil, Flower Pressing & Drying Guide, Wooden Plant ID Stakes, Growing Instructions, Pencil & 100% Recycled Fiber Egg Carton Planter. Seeds included: Orange Marigolds, Rainbow Zinnias, Pink Cosmos, Golden Sunflowers, Blue Bachelors Buttons, Red & Yellow Nasturtiums

Visit their site for even more fun Grow Gardens, like the Cocktail Garden and the Pizza Garden.

Backyard Safari Company provided Grow Gardens to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Author: Libby Walden
Illustrator: Clover Robin

 

Each hard cover book offers 12 pages of of information and illustration about nature and the natural world.

Animal introductions come by rhyming text and pop-up illustration. A few additional facts are also included. Text is age appropriate and catchy.

This is an excellent first information book. The illustrations go beyond any age limitations; they are beautiful and captivating! The amazing pop-ups by Clover Robin bring each animal scene to life.

Expect rhyming text, pop-up illustrations, animal and habitat facts. Provides STEM applications. Highly recommend.

Kane Miller books are books kids love to read. Order online at Kane Miller Publishing’s shopping site Usborne Books & More.

Kane Miller EDC Publishing provided these books to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

 

 

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Kindness is the single most powerful thing that we can teach our children.

Follow Emily through her day with family and friends where your child will learn how easy it can be to spread kindness!

From sharing toys with her little sister to including everyone in the game – your child will see that no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

This is a 27 page paperback about a girl and how she shows kindness. The story gives a brief one sentence example of a kind act, the phrase ” That’s a great way to show kindness!”, and a “light bulb” helpful tip. Each page has a simple illustration.
It’s a cute book but a very quick read for young kiddos. I think it would need a bit more of a story to be interesting for kids any older than 5. 
Could be used as a story starter/ discussion prompt for more ways to be kind. 
Jacquelyn Stagg provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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There are thousands of books and curriculum choices for parents these days.
Let us make it simple for you. . .
Have you given your children God’s curriculum?

It should go without saying that there is a good deal of wisdom and knowledge to be found in the Book of Proverbs. It was the original curriculum, produced about 3,000 years ago intended as the basic education for a young man (or young woman). Could this wisdom be just as relevant and just as important now, even after being displaced by a thousand “new and improved” systems of thought? At the very least, Christian parents should be most interested in providing this compendium of knowledge to their children from their earliest years.

Our children should be able to internalize and apply the principles found in the Book of Proverbs from their earliest years. If our children will be rooted in all 1,000-plus lessons found in Proverbs before they reach adulthood, they should begin to work through them as early as 8 or 9 years of age.

This workbook suggests an active approach to learning by the use of four basic steps. They are read, think, hide, and apply and is explained on the first page. Each chapter covers a Proverbs chapter and includes a select memory verse, a vocabulary section, a word search, and chapter questions. Discussion type questions reference further verses to read. The cover is cute but the book is without any illustrations. I like the illustration free, distraction free look. Uses NKJV and includes an answer key. Paperback, 200 pages. Highly recommend.

Take a look at the Generations site for this Proverbs lesson book and for more great resources. 

Generations provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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In writing “Manners & Tips for Caring Kids” Ramona Wood created the book she needed as a child—and searched for as a parent. Now she brushes up on her manners alongside her grandchildren as she reads this book with them.

It’s not just about manners. It’s the meaning behind the manners!

It’s about thinking…instead of just acting

This book offers a quick introduction to the Fruit of the Spirit. The 32 pages provide practical ways for kids to improve their manners and includes various other bible verses that build upon a particular attribute. Easy to read and understand text. The pages are colorful and not overly “fruity”. Author Ramona Wood created simple illustrations that add in visual understanding and interest. A nicely done book!

This book is a 2019 bronze medal Illumination winner in the education category. Illumination book awards are designed to honor and bring increased recognition to the year’s best new titles written and published with a Christian worldview.

 

Ramona Wood provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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This boxed card deck includes 50 creative mindfulness games, visualizations and exercises divided into 5 categories to help children feel grounded, find calm, improve focus, practice loving-kindness and relax. Whimsical full-color illustrations on both sides of the cards break down each practice into easy-to-follow steps. Tips on individual cards plus an 8-page instructional booklet show modifications that make these activities inclusive for children of all abilities.

What is Mindfulness? How does this help you?

Visit Whitney’s site for more information  

 

Mindful Kids are activity cards – They have various mindfulness skills on them. They have illustrations on both sides of the cards.The illustrations are colorful and busy and we found them to be repetitive. The activities became repetitive, too.

This makes my second mindfulness product review and I am thinking the term “mindfulness” is the present day take on learning good behavior. Doesn’t good behavior include being kind and having control over oneself / kindness, focus, and calm ?

The activities are good non-media options for children and for that I give Mindful Kids a favorable review. We enjoy the activity cards that are titled Mind Castle and Rooted Like a Tree

Whitney Stewart provided Mindful Kids to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Come paw to paw with a polar bear and eye to eye with a giant squid in this interactive book that invites readers to compare parts of their bodies with life-size artworks of different animals.

Children can compare their ears with a kangaroo, their teeth with a tiger, their hand with a polar bear, and their tongue with a giraffe! A gallery at the back gives fascinating facts and details about all the animals.

This is a large (12×12) non-fiction picture book for kids 3+. It is full of information and illustrations that will delight any animal lover. The word LIFESIZE indicates that the mentioned animal, or part of an animal, is illustrated true to life size.  

Fun and educational ت

Kane Miller books are books kids love to read. Order online at Kane Miller Publishing’s shopping site Usborne Books & More.

Kane Miller EDC Publishing provided these books to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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