A deep breath at the end of the day (and some ebooks)

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I“m stealing a few moments for myself during the end-of-day quiet.  Do you hear that?  I don”t either.

Isn”t it wonderful?

While I”m enjoying the peace and quiet, I thought I”d let you know about a some good ebook deals, in case you”re on the hunt for some extra reading material to get you through the rest of the Summer.

First, I know that not all of you are in holiday planning mode (even though I am, yes, one of those crazy people – with the Pinterest board to prove it) but even if you aren”t thinking about jingle bells and peppermint right now, you will be eventually.

In the meantime, while you are enjoying your flip flops and popsicles, Jessica of Life As Mom has written an ebook that will help keep your holiday season blissfully simple and it is currently FREE for Kindle on Amazon (through 7/26).  You can pick up your FREE copy of A Simpler Season here.

FYI, the Kindle version of A Simpler Season does NOT come with the printables.  However, you can pick those up for $3 at the Life As Mom estore if you need them.

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Time to Create: an interview with author Christie Burnett

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Note:  I was given a copy of this book to review and there are some affiliate links in this post. Thanks!

Hooray!  Simple Kids is participating in an international party!  Fancy, right? The reason for the celebration?  The launch of Time to Create: Hands On Explorations in Process Art for Young Children by Christie Burnett.

The kids and I have received a review copy and the resident artists, ages almost two to eleven, have been flipping through the pages with me marking projects to try and discussing ideas for our never-ending crafting table and art supplies.

This bright, colorful book is full of pictures showing the projects, of course, but it also has some thoughtful and well written pieces about:

  • what process art is
  • why giving children time to create is important
  • practical ways to give children opportunities to create on a daily basis

Christie Burnett, the author and founder of the popular blog Childhood 101, presents a variety of artistic mediums from drawing to print making to collage to textiles.  There”s also digital photography and exploring art with natural materials.

I had a chance to ask Christie some questions about the book and her book writing process.  Read on to see what she said …

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Grab Your Dancing Rain Boots for Marsh Mud Madness with Roger Day

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For it to only be June, I’ve been celebrating summer over on Swing Whistle Zing for far too long it seems—I think we got Spring Fever a little bit too early in our house.  In any case, I hope your summer plans involve catching some life music whether it’s at a neighborhood restaurant or a full-blown concert stadium.

But if your opportunities to catch live music are few and far between you might enjoy catching a concert on DVD, right in your air-conditioned living room, and I’ve got a recommendation that is sure to please the whole family.

Rodger Day has a new release called Marsh Mud Madness that was filmed and produced in conjunction with the University of Georgia Marine Institute on Sapelo Island and the Savannah Music Festival.

This DVD, featuring 12 songs, is a wonderful hybrid of educational video segments and concert footage from the Savannah Music Festival.   You and your family will learn all about the eco system of this East Coast barrier island while singing along with Roger’s original music about this unique location and its inhabitants.

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Bundle of the Week sale: Summer!

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Summer is officially here as we mark Memorial Day off of the calendar.  Hooray!

Are you looking for some Summer fun ebook recommendations?

I”m an affiliate for the Bundle of the Week, a weekly sale featuring ebooks around a central theme for a bargain price.

This week you’ll find tips for planning a summer of fun, including “daily activities for kids of all ages, recipes to help you make the most of the food that’s in-season, tips and recipes for eating well on-the-go and dozens of delicious homemade ice cream recipes that you can make with or without an ice cream maker!”

In this week”s bundle sale, you will find:

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Preschool Bundle of the Week

Hello, friends!  I apologize that the crickets have been chirping here at Simple Kids. We are in the middle of a super busy season of life at our house, so my online time is pretty limited.

Actually, the break from the computer has been kind of nice, I just wish the circumstances involved something like rest and relaxation on a beach somewhere sunny and not the fact that it is tax season and I”m doing quite a bit of solo parenting these days.

I did want to hop on the computer quickly though, and let you know about this week”s bundle of the week ebook sale, which includes 5 ebooks on preschool activities.

Note:  I am an affiliate for Bundle of the Week.

This week’s bundle includes a collection of ebooks jam packed full of activities for preschool and beyond!

You’ll discover books to read together, educational activities around your home and strategies for making the most of every learning opportunity. This week only, get all 5 ebooks for just $7.40 (a savings of more than 70%).

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