Hello blog readers! Me Oh My! It has been quite a while since I last posted anything, but I’m making it a priority to keep up with my blogging!
Whew! What a busy week we’ve had in the Salonga house! Friday and Saturday, we were busy with the AFHE home school convention! Let me tell you, as a home-schooling mommy, I GEEK OUT seeing so much curriculum and materials in one place! AH! So awesome! We left with so much encouragement, so much FIRE and so much love for what home-schooling brings to our family. I wanted to share a couple of my favorite things I picked up in the exhibit hall! Even if you aren’t a home-schooling family, most of these items are AWESOME to have on hand for your children!
First, this bad boy!
This planner, I can already tell, will be an incredible addition to our homeschooling year! I did have a different home-school planner last year and it just didn’t really work for us so I made a bee-line for this one this year and scooped it up! Full of tips and scripture to begin your week with! And I am excited to plan goals for each of my little students. HERE is the link to check it out on amazon.
Next, I absolutely love these books! We purchased five at the convention last year and five more this year! The kids LOVE reading these books, they are written and illustrated well for young readers! Other titles behind this first book include George Washington, Amy Carmichael, Brother Andrew, Lottie Moon! Check them out on amazon! I bet you’ll love them too.
Third, we bought these cute little blocks from one of the Young Entrepreneur booths! Sadly, I did not get their card so I can not link back to them but it was a group of very young men that came up with this great idea and we knew our kiddos would LOVE them! AND THEY DID! We gave it to them and asked them to figure out what it was for, and they did! And our sweet little Type A child, colored the hole corresponding with the crayon she will keep in it.
Finally and likely my favorite find!
Brain Breaks! Small cards with SIXTY different ideas on how to get your kids to move around a bit to break up their day! I LOVE this! The book included explains how and why movement matters in the development of our young ones and has photos and descriptions of each idea. It’s seriously AWESOME! While I was cutting, I had the kiddos do a tree activity and it evolved into something so much more than just a simple command on a card! We had so much fun using our imagination and giggling with each other! And Heather, the creator of these cards, is one of my FAVORITE speakers at the convention! HERE is her blog, read her posts and check out the Brain Breaks!