July 10th: SK Showcase and Weekend Links

We’ll do a different take on the idea of “Showcase” this week!

Emily (who generously compiled our recommended reading list) approached me with an idea, and I am excited to share it with you.  She has so enjoyed checking out and reading the books on our Unsung Favorites list that she wanted to share some book reviews highlighting these books for our Simple Kids community.  I thought this might become a helpful and informative feature here at Simple Kids, and so next week I’ll be rolling out What We’re Reading Wednesdays!

I wanted to open up an invitation to the SK community for anyone who might like to join Emily in showcasing some of our favorites in children’s literature. I would be looking for a team of three to five people who would write up reviews on a rotating basis.

Are you passionate about quality children’s literature?  Would you like to share your enthusiasm here at Simple Kids?  If so, please send me an email at simplekidsblog at gmail dot com with a little information about yourself as well as a writing sample (can be a sample book review or a piece of writing you have published on a blog or in another online media venue).

We have been so busy just being in summer this week that my online reading has fallen by the wayside.  Here are just a few quick reads for the weekend:

Simply Practical

Vita Familiae: Mommy Travel Hacks
Steady Mom: Preschool Play Chart

Simply Delicious

smitten kitchen: mediterranean pepper salad

Inspired Projects

No Time For Flash Cards: Mini Art Museum
Adventures with Kids: what can we do with balloons? (this is more games than project.  maybe I need a games category in our weekend links?)

Inspired Images

Mom in Madison: Get a Little Wild

Inspired Words

The Eckenrode’s: The Rhythm of Summer

What were your favorite reads this week?

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  1. Great links, thanks for these!

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  2. I have been really enjoying The Creative Mama’s photography series. I also loved your blog post on Being Mindful When Making Summer Plans. I truly needed to read that. Thanks for sharing these blog posts.

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