Every Good Gift

Recently when I was talking with my husband, our discussion turned—as conversations usually do during this time of blessings and good cheer—to the topic of preserving joyful generosity in the midst of obligations and expectations. Specifically, the question arose of what—if anything—to get our children for Christmas. Again. My suggestions ranged from the ever-popular lump […]

6 Games that Make Learning Fun

Looking for fun and educational Christmas gifts for your children? Here are some games that can light up your child’s executive functioning, language, and logic skills. Rally Up (ages 6 and up) Executive and cognitive functioning skills built: Focus and attention, visual perception, and processing speed. This game consists of 110 exotically illustrated cards which […]

Paper Google

“It’s like Google on paper!” That’s a 21st-century kid’s reaction upon discovering a set of encyclopedias. One morning I was going through Ranger’s lessons with him, and his reader featured one of Donald J. Sobol’s Encyclopedia Brown stories. I consider Encyclopedia Brown mysteries to be one of the shining jewels of children’s literature. How can […]

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