Monthly Archives: July 2011

How to help with d’s and b’s

Supplies needed: Make a tic tac toe board Make d’s and b’s as markers instead of x’s and o’s Your child’s hands Lots of children have trouble with d’s and b’s when learning the alphabet.  So start early so they can … Continue reading

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Elevator Game

Supplies needed   None This is great relaxer when your child is getting tired or needs to get the wiggles out before a lesson or story. Count from one to ten then you and your child get down low to ground … Continue reading

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A quiet toy for toddlers

As a preacher’s wife in a country church with no nursery I sat in church with 2 little boys.  My husband would come home after church and be tired from preaching.  I begged him to let me preach one Sunday … Continue reading

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Hide and Seek with Pennies

Supplies needed:  Play dough or Silly Putty and 10 pennies Use play dough for younger children Silly putty for older children This activity is fun but must be closely supervised so that the children do not put the pennies in … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July to one and all

It has now been 4 months since my husband Ray had his 5 way by pass…followed by infection and 38 days in  the hospital fighting for his life.  He lost 65 percent of his muscle tissue during that time. After … Continue reading

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