Ladies of The View

Around the time I’m preparing lunch for the kids, The View comes on ABC (perfect name for a network when the alphabet is being practiced daily on my end.)  Speaking of, I was only too happy to discover that Schoolhouse Rock! (a beloved children’s program for many of us while growing up) is part of the ABC App Throwback collection!

But, I digress.  I simply appreciate daytime talk shows because even though I’m making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, I can still feel like I’m seated at the Grown-Ups table when they go live.  So, until I return to the business of early learning, I’m just…

Taking some time out to enjoy The View

Because Whoopi often says, what I’m thinking too

When Sara’s old teacher was there by surprise

Their reunion made tears pool in my eyes

Y yo también pense, que lo que?

When Sunny pronounced it “covfefe”

I understand Joy, when she’s feeling enraged

And congrats to Jedediah for getting engaged

While Paula stays cool throughout all the tension

Thanks for the banter, just wanted to mention!

 

Pineapple Day!

Turns out that June is just loaded with a variety of themes: Flag Day, Father’s Day, first day of Summer and in sweet succession, wait for it… a day for the Pineapple.

Yes and yum!

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Admittedly, I didn’t know all that much about pineapples except that they’re readily available in tropical places and how wonderful they taste (by the way here’s a smoothie recipe and another with Piña Coladas for us (aka Bacardi.)

But, back to the kids.  So, with a little bit of research I was able to piece together a slide show to include some simple facts, images and even a recipe for us to enjoy (thanks social media!)  By the way, these early learning presentations are so much fun to create and share with fellow parents and caregivers!

Maybe while you’re reading this you’re stuck in a waiting area with a child who’s starting to become impatient.  If so, you should be able to distract the little fellow or princess by bringing up the fact that there’s such a thing as Pineapple Day.  Then, view our slide show found here (that also contains printable coloring page for later, if they’re interested.)

If you didn’t have anything prepared for tomorrow, enjoy this lesson theme too!

Blue-footed birds

I love nature programs and the awesome activity of wild life that’s captured on camera.

18156210_774152976086203_4368990075005697863_oWhile surfing through Netflix titles, I stumbled upon a BBC documentary about Galápagos.  Episode one is entitled Born of Fire.  Funny, I was in the mood for comedy so this was truly an unexpected turn.

I love nature programs and the awesome activity of wild life that’s captured on camera. I remember watching PBS on television while growing up and the inevitable fate of prey due to their status on the food chain.  However, this was not the familiar scene with the king of the jungle chasing wildebeest as they do.  Instead, it’s a hawk flying back to its nest with an iguana to feed its young, or an injured bird falling victim to (of all things) a crab on land and everything amidst volcanic life. Though I must say, it’s hard to tell the difference between reptile and rock out here, too.

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Free Printable above found on Education.com

With a life that’s become centered on early learning fun, it was clear there was more than enough here for a science and nature theme. Subsequently, I came across a home school curriculum on the Guest Hollow website that led to coloring pages and more. Some silly sidebar, I suppose Teenage Mutant Ninja Tortoises would not have been as catchy?

The Mother Nature Website lists 14 unique species found on the Galápagos Islands linking to the mating dance of Blue-footed Boobies. You’ll find many more images of these beautiful birds on National Geographic and Pinterest, but what’s the story behind their name?

Photo found on Tumbler that made me smile.

You’re very welcome.

Kids keep me busy with things like this but so does the kitchen and food happens here.