Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Library Books and Manga

I'm addicted to youtube.

Yes, I said it.  I am.  I watch so many great and helpful videos.  Dinner ideas, budgeting, organization, book reviews, book hauls, homeschooling.  You can find just about anything on there.  Lately I've seen one of the ladies I follow post her kids library book reads or just weekly reads.  She has younger children than I do but its still a cute idea.  I thought we could do that.  So I made our first video. 

The cool part is feedback.  The books she picked out weren't all the best for her age.  Someone commented and let me know so I pulled those books aside to read first.  The Alice series aren't really appropriate for her age.  The Wolf one was actually a great story and although someone had some reservations it I decided it was okay for her to read.  I actually kinda teared up.  I totally recommend it.  

Let me know, what do you think?  More library picks for the week with a little heads up about what is appropriate for a 9 year old?  

As always, I'm looking for manga recommendations for her age group. 

Hope you all have a great week!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Human Body - A Girls 4th Grade Mini Lesson

My 9 year old daughter has developed quite a bit of curiosity about the human body.  She isn't the type to ask a lot of questions.  She is the type to read books about them and then discuss what she finds questionable, relatable or interesting.

The American girl series has been one of her favorite go-to series.  You can find these here.  Our local library has most of them.  You could check yours.  I found a few online at the above link and a few used at a local bookstore.  They were a good beginner series for her.  Then she moved on to The Period Book.  This one is a bit more graphic and in detail.  Parents need to look at this book before you let your child.  I'm comfortable with her looking at it.

The last book I picked up for her brother but she commandeered was You: The Owner's Manual for Teens.  If you want inside pictures or a flip through, let me know and I will post one on youtube for everyone.  Its actually too big and detailed for her.  I think she just flips through it and picks up parts that she finds interesting.  As she grows older I think it will be more useful.

These books have led to body part discussions and more researching.  We have two body books that have big pullouts in them.  These were great.  One was big enough that she could lay beside it and it was the same size.  She refused to be in the picture. :)

Amazon has the Pull-out, Pop-up Body in a Book used for .4c (3.99 shipping) at the time of posting it.


The inside of the skeleton is awesome too.  There are flaps for the body organs.  We lifted and named most of the them.  We then talked about why one side was bone and the other was pink.  I explained they were muscles.

That was our mini (2 hours) lesson on girl health and the human body.
Hope you have a blessed week!

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