Sunday Surf: March 18-24

Sunday Surf with Authentic Parenting and Hobo MamaI’m joining Authentic Parenting and Hobo Mama for Sunday Surf. Share your best reading of the week, and link up your post at either blog!

For more great reading, visit Hobo Mama or Authentic Parenting for the latest Sunday Surf and linky.

Happy Surfing!

How to Unlock Your Child’s Academic Potential  {TIME Ideas via Janet Lansbury}
We’ve been slacking in the reading department.  We’ve always slacked in the talking department (thanks to doing the bilingual thing, I’m not quick to speak my native language, not yet anyway.)  Other suggestions, choose a preschool affiliate with NAEYC (check!), limit TV and screen time (oops, need to work on that desperately) and list three positives for every correction.

10 Ways to Guide Children — Without Punishment  {Aha!}
Here are some of her suggestions:  Time-out, no; time-in, yes.  Hug.  Connect before correction.  Set limits.  Honor feelings.  Regulate your own feelings.

Building a Positive Self-Concept  {Positive Parenting}
Good reminders on how to help develop a strong self-concept in early childhood.  She also gives some examples on how to promote encouragement and positive thinking.

The Benefits of Bilingualism  { via German World}
There is no doubt in my mind that bilingualism is beneficial for my daughter.  The thing that I’m most worried about is the next few years.  The language interference and delayed speech but then after that, she will be ahead of the game!!

Tiger Moms and Other Food for Thought  {Connected Mom}
Interesting review of the book The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.  The kicker was a song rap link found in the comments, very funny, especially because I played the violin and the piano and desperately want my daughter to follow suit.

Looking for Patterns  {Crafting My Life}
This post just spoke to me– about looking for the positive patterns in life, instead of the patterns that spot what’s wrong.

‘Childish’ Nation: Does America Hate Kids?  {TIME Ideas via Aha!}
Interesting explanation and theories about childism: academic ideas.

Forcing Your Child Onto a Stranger’s Lap  {Positive Parenting}
A new view of sitting on the Easter Bunny’s (or Santa’s) lap.

Easy Baking Soda Freshener- Tutorial  {Smashed Peas and Carrots}
I’d like to try this for our basement when it gets finished.  Seriously all you need: Mason jar, scrapbook paper (with poked holes), 1/2 cup baking soda, and 8-12 drops of essential oil (just saw some at Hobby Lobby over the weekend!)  Small hint from Maggie… cinnamon for bathrooms and lavender for bedrooms.

Planting a Rainbow  {I Heart Crafty Things}
Elaborate idea (for my, anyway) for a centerpiece/decoration using painted plastic fruit cups, pom poms, painted craft sticks, construction paper and painted egg carton, to make a colorful planter of flowers!

Eier mit Augen [Easter eggs with googly eyes]  {Living at via Pinterest}
This short description is written in German, but I think it’s rather self-explanatory. ;)

Activities for toddlers:
Spring has Sprung!  Activities for 10 Books  {The Princess and the Tot}
Butterflies, grapes, sound matching with plastic eggs and journal ideas.

Go on a Smile Hunt with Your Child  {Living Montessori Now}
Deb is a part of a fun project to record smiley faces in objects and people.  She suggests ways to extend the project in educational ways.  They are raising money for Operation Smile.

Counting and planting seeds  {Teach Preschool}
Interactive book activity with seeds then an idea for planting them afterward.

21 Easter Crafts For Kids  {No Time For Flashcards}
Eggs galore!

Ten Activities with Sticky Notes  {Having Fun at Home}
A collection of toddler crafts from around the web with Post-It notes.

About fraurab

A Germanophile, who is figuring out how to build her strengths through improving her mind, body and soul.
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