Thursday, May 28, 2009


Do you remember this stuff from your 5th grade science class? Some kind of property makes it a liquid and a solid at the same time. As long as you apply pressure to it, its a solid, but the moment you let go it slithers through your fingers like a liquid.
All you do is mix cornstarch and water, (i just eye-balled it) and food coloring. Mix until thick and a little runny at the same time - sounds weird huh?? R played with this for almost an hour. I had to add a little more water to it during her play, because it dries out as its exposed to air. I put her outside, so that I could just hose the little table down (2$ at a garage sale by the way) when she was done.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009


I started R on computers when she was about 2 yrs old. Teaching her how to use the mouse took quite some time (especially because our mouse gets stuck all the time). I had do help her hand over hand for a long time, until she got the hang of it.
Her favorite website is

She loves Clifford games especially the scavenger hunt, and cliffords big parade

Depending on the age, you can try any of the games that are on here. R will try the Super Why games sometimes, but isn't too successful, but if you happen to have a "super smarty" or a child in preschool, give it a try. If you have a young one, sit her on your lap and go into Sesame Street or Barney and play them with her.
**Some of the games require use of the space bar. I put a little sticker on it, so that she can see it clearly. Imagine all those keys in the eyes of a 2 year old!

I think it is so important these days to teach computer skills to your child, especially because they will begin typing in very early grades and even get graded on their knowledge of computers! (I had to when I taught 1st grade) So get going now!