Giraffes Can't Dance & Cozy Book Hop

Thursday, October 18, 2012

As my son gets older I'm looking for more and more books that offer the chance to discuss life lessons. I have a hard time just teaching behavior, but discussing the behaviors of characters in books is so much easier.

One of my current favorites in this line of children's literature is Giraffes Can't Dance, by Giles Andreae. This book opens up the door to so many different discussions about life that, for me, it is priceless.

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Gerald, the giraffe, is our main character, and he learns how important it is to be yourself, even though that might mean others will laugh at you. It's about overcoming fears to excel at what you are good at - I mean who doesn't need to learn this life lesson?

Plus this books opens the door to discussion about peer pressure and bullying.
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The pictures are amazing and so engaging for kids and parents alike - Guy Parker-Rees did an absolutely superb job.

To add to my love of this book, we always end by dancing!

Looking for some extra learning activities for this book? Try this packet or this craft.

Sorry for the delay this week (didn't realize the hop was delayed - read this post) but sometimes we have to break our schedule for different things.

But now we are back on track, and it's time for another Book Hop. Yes it might be small right now, but I think this is a great hop, and it can only grow, right?

So link up any post you have about a book, any book, it doesn't have to be a kids book...  Share your craft ideas that come from books, your favorite recipe book, your favorite holiday magazine inspirations... Reading is all around us, let's celebrate it!

If you could grab my button or link back that would be great because I think the more people hear about this hop the more we will grow - no?  And maybe stop by a few others and say hi, and see what they are reading.

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Prayer break

Prayer Break

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Thank you to Christian Mommy Blogger for this great challenge... Regular posts will resume tomorrow, please take a moment and pray today instead


New Hobby: Photo 101

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Have you ever found yourself in a season of your life when there was no time for one more thing and then a new dream caught a hold of you? I am finding myself in this exact situation. As a mama to two crazy busy little boys I feel like I spend many of my days just running behind them trying to keep the house from collapsing. And in the middle of this phase of life I found a new interest that I never once thought about - photography.

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