Saturday, August 29, 2009

Teaching Your Children Joy

Teaching Your Children Joy
Linda and Richard Eyre
5 Stars
I picked up this book and Teaching Your Children Values (post below) gearing up for a new school year. I have loved being able to teach my children during their preschool years at home and this year I am teaming up with another mom in the neighborhood to do a joint "school" similar to ones outlined in this book. There were so many fun ideas in this book that I can't wait to use with our little 3 year old participants!
Teaching Your Children Joy discusses different 'joys' each child should learn to experience in life and each chapter discusses the joy and gives great examples and stories of how we can teach these as parents. They are fun easy no hassle ideas. I love that they aren't elaborate or hard to accomplish and that I feel like I can easily do and teach this book to my family.
I love this book as well as the Values book by the Eyres and can't wait to start our preschool group this week. I recommend any book by the Eyres, they are inspirational and fantastic!

Teaching Your Children Values

Teaching Your Children Values
Linda and Richard Eyre
5 Stars

I love parenting books. I'm not sure why I'm so addicted to them, but they are always so fun to read. Teaching Your Children Values by the Eyes was a perfect inspirational book to help me get in gear for the upcoming school year.

The book is divided into 12 values that you teach over the time period of a year. Each chapter has age appropriate examples and techniques to use. I really found a lot of these ideas helpful and can't wait to get started using them. I loved reading the stories and antidotes about the authors and their own family.

I recommend this book to anyone with a family or wanting to start a family. It has great ideas and you can find it at your library or on Amazon or a used book store. I got mine for a steal at a half price book store and it already had ideas highlighted for me! :) Loved it!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Big News!

Story Time Monday got put on hold this week, we have had visitors and been busy cramming in every possible fun event before school starts next week. Between all these fun things I've forgot to post about two huge things - one - my library card got taken away! No - I didn't have fines, I'll post the whole story later. I was devastated....still am. But the real exciting news is below:

I am so excited - at the end of the month, August 31, to be exact, My Reading Spot is hosting one of my favorite authors, Rebecca Ann Collins on her blog tour. Her newest book, My Cousin Caroline, will be released on September 1. It is book six in the Pemberly Chronicles series, which I absolutely love and adore! I've read an advance copy of the book and can't wait to post more about it on my blog later this month and feature Rebecca! I've been spending time dreaming up a fun Austen-type giveaway, which I'll also post about later this week. I hope everyone checks out My Reading Spot on August 31!

More of the tour dates and sites:

Rebecca Ann Collins’ My Cousin Caroline Blog Tour

August 25—Staring Fresh
August 31—My Reading Spot
September 1—A Bibliophile’s Bookshelf
September 2—Grace’s Book Blog
September 3—Book Nerd Extraordinaire
September 4—This Book For Free
September 7—Night Owl Romance
September 8—Love Romance Passion
September 9—Romance Reader at Heart’s Novel Thoughts Blog
September 11—The Review From Here/Scribe Vibe
September 14— A Journey of Books
September 16— Everything Victorian