My baby boy turned four this week. I feel like I can think of a three year old as my baby, but a four year old, I have to think of as my little boy.
He wanted to do just what his big brother did for his last birthday so we played laser tag. Since he's not big enough to carry all of the laser tag gear himself, my husband and I took turns carrying his pack while he carried the laser. Of course, that was followed by dinner and cake and presents and the usual birthday joy.
We spent a lot of time outside this week with the extra daylight time. Am I the only one who likes daylight savings? One of my boy's favorite presents was the Y Glider scooter we bought him. Our daughter had the same scooter, but in pink. We like it for young kids because it's easy for kids to learn to ride, hard for them to fall off of, and fast enough to be fun!
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We have been studying the same topics and using the same books that we did in February, but the sun is out this month and everyone is so much happier and productive.
Our favorite read aloud right now is Archimedes and the Door of Science by Jeanne Bendick.
We have had some laugh out loud moments as we learn about the fascinating life of one of the greatest minds of all time and his contributions to science. This book has sparked more conversation than any other read aloud we have used this year. The science is so well explained, too, which I appreciate as a non-sciencey person.
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I have several books going at once. I am finding that I read more often if I have a few to choose from. These are the titles I have on my bedstand and kindle app:
Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry
The Scartett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (this one's a freebie for Kindle)
Humble Roots by Hannah Anderson
Home Education by Charlotte Mason
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This week, I wrote abouthow I am helping my very dysgraphic son write somewhat legibly in notebooks and I also wrote about taking a little time everyday for myself for real rest (the Sabbath/Schole type of rest we need.)
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