Weekend Reads 11.15.13

weekend reads


They Just Don’t Do That Anymore {Steady Mom}

This is one of the most authentic and powerful things I read this week — and those following me on Facebook (You’re one of them right?  If not, take care of that here.) agreed, as it was shared and viewed over and over after I shared it there.  Here’s just a little taste:

“I don’t want to minimize the stage you’re in. I don’t want to tell you “Enjoy these days, they go by so fast.” I don’t want to patronize you.

Instead let me pour a little encouragement your way:

Go ahead and grumble, or be patient. You don’t have to handle all the issues perfectly…….”

How the Power of Interest Drives Learning {Mind Shift}

“The simplest way to open an information gap is to start with the question. Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham notes that teachers and parents are often “so eager to get to the answer that we do not devote sufficient time to developing the question.” Yet it’s the question that stimulates curiosity; being told an answer quells curiosity before it can even get going. Instead of starting with the answer, begin by posing a genuinely interesting question—one that opens an information gap.”

10 Current Psychology Studies Every Parent Should Know {PsyBlog}

From discipline to differences in sibling personalities, here’s a quick rundown of 10 interesting findings from the world of psychology research.

Developing a Child’s Self-Esteem {The Mother Co.}

Self-esteem and self-efficacy are so important, but the way they’re truly built might surprise some people!



Math Activity: Counting Maze of Numbers {Hands On As We Grow}

Think corn maze meets number recognition.  Count on it being a fun hands (and feet!) -on learning activity!

Thanksgiving Books for Kids {Modern Parents Messy Kids}

There’s still time to track down some of these great reads, recommended by a children’s librarian!

DIY Magnetic Marble Run {Cathy James of Nurture Store for Baby Centre} &

Lego Marble Run {Ness of One Perfect Day for Octavia and Vicky}

I’ve got a thing for marble tracks!  The creativity, spacial reasoning, and science that goes on all at once is just….fun!  Here are two simple, yet awesome ways to pull one together.  It just might keep kids busy while you cook a turkey!

  Enjoy Your Weekend!



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4 Responses to Weekend Reads 11.15.13

  1. Thanks so much for sharing my Thanksgiving book list!

  2. Thanks so much for these kind words about my post, Amanda!!

  3. Absolutely, Jamie! I love reading — and sharing!– your work. Your work is so uplifting and inspirational. Thanks for getting it out there!

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