Welcome to the Simple Living Media Summer Block Party! We’ve got 20 giveaways across the entire network this week to give you plenty of chances to win!
This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for entering! The winner will be announced July 4.
So, neighbors, are you having a good time at the party so far? Well, stick around because we’ve got more great stuff planned for you!
Little Acorn Learning
I’m happy to introduce today’s Block Party giveaway sponsor – Little Acorn Learning. Those who read my personal blog know that my family loves Little Acorn! We’ve been using their monthly guides for a few years now and they have enriched our days.
Eileen Straiton, a mother of four, writes the guides and runs the Little Acorn Playgarden from her home. In addition, Eileen writes a wonderful blog where you can see the guides “in action” at her home childcare.
The plans are all written out for you – all you have to do is pick and choose the activities you want to incorporate into your days and then follow along with the guide.
The monthly themes contain circle time ideas, crafts, book recommendations, story time prop ideas, blackboard drawing ideas, recipes, stories, fingerplays, and more.
Eileen even provides lists of the supplies you’ll need to help you prepare for each week.
The Daily Guide gives caregivers a sample daily rhythm intended to be used along with the monthly theme. This guide takes you through:
Weekly Story with Puppet & Prop Ideas
One lucky Simple Kids reader will win:
- a copy of the Daily Guide
- a copy of the September Five Day Childcare program (pdf file, 61 pages)
- a selection of picture books to go along with the guide’s suggested reading lists :
Berries, Nuts, and Seeds by Diane Burns (week 1)
The Family Book by Todd Parr (week 2)
Plants, Moons, and Stars by Laura Evert (week 3)
Trees, Leaves, and Bark by Diane Burns (week 4)
How Do Apples Grow? by Betsy Maestro (week 5)
How to Win
Everyone has three chances to win. Choose one or all three!
1. Comment on this post, and answer this question: What is your favorite part of your day with your child?
2. Subscribe to the Little Acorn Learning blog. Be sure to come back here to Simple Kids and leave a separate comment letting me know you’re subscribed.
This giveaway will end at 11:59pm EST July 1, 2010 and is open to commenters 18 years or older. We’ll use Random.org to choose winners on July 4th! I hope you win! This giveaway is now closed.