Are you like me? Do you love finding great new ways to help your kids learn and explore? We especially love helping our boys learn in nature. A few weeks ago, on a trip to the mall, we accidentally discovered this wonderful book at one of the big bookstores. (Really, it was an accident).
I picked it up and flipped through it while Crackers played with the train table. I loved the illustrations, but more than that, I loved all the GREAT ideas for learning with my kids. Okay, so it says it is Grandma's Bag of Tricks. The truth is, I have plenty to learn from this grandma. In fact, I would love her to come spend a week with us and play with my boys. Or maybe I should send them to her!
Toad Cottages & Shooting Stars is not a book for grandmas. Well, yes it actually is - but we all need some help to come up with great new ways to spend quality time with our families. I highly recommend exploring this book with your children. There are so many projects that we adore, it was hard to pick out a favorite to start with.
We chose to make a solar oven with our boys - the materials are easy to get cheaply, and the project is simple enough that our 3 year old can help. What's best is that there is an edible reward in the end! Our
choice of foods - mini pizzas! Yum!
One of my readers will win a copy of Toad Cottages & Shooting Stars of their own. This contest will end Friday, June 17. This contest is limited to residents of the US and Canada.
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