Libraries, Birds, and More

Bramble ~ LifeOfJoy.meAs I was looking through Brownielocks.com to see what I should share with you today, I saw that it is “Beat the Heat” Month. I had to google this to see what it meant and was surprised to see that it has to do with spaying animals. Not where my mind was going on this cold February day, I can assure you. ;) You can use this as an opportunity to educate your children about animals.

Games That Teach (in some way)

My kids learned a lot about animal propagation from the Nintendo game series, Harvest Moon. They also learned a lot about farming, life cycles, and how to save and invest money. They said that Viva Pinata, is another game that they learned a lot from.

Library Lovers Month

It seems that I can find something to do with books or libraries in just about every month and February is no exception. It is Library Lovers Month. The library we generally go to has recently had a renovation. Unfortunately Tiff and I do not feel it is all for the better. You see, it now feels more industrial . . . it also seems as if they are trying to make it a community center.

We have lived in our county for 10 years now and have never been to it’s library. Since Tiffany did not appreciate the renovations at our usual library, one county north, and we were in our county’s city, we decided to visit our library and see what it was like. We loved its warmth and closeness to the books. See the renovated one seems to have gotten rid a lot of books as there are lots and lots of empty shelves there. But I digress . . . find a way to show your library that you appreciate what they offer during this, Library Lovers Month.

Self-Esteem and Expect Success

I also found that it is International Boost Self-Esteem and International Expect Success month. I do caution you though to not boost your child’s self-esteem so much that they become prideful. It is a hard line to find and tow, but necessary. Kids really need encouragement but too much praise and they can easily become prideful which is obnoxious to others. It is good to teach children that if they do certain things, they can expect success but success just doesn’t fall in your lap, you have to work for it.

National Bird Feeding Month

It is also National Bird Feeding Month. To participate in this, you could do something as simple as purchasing a small bag of bird seed and letting your child toss some in the yard and watch what birds come to eat it. Just the other morning I found that there are some chickadees that were perched on the limbs of the mimosa tree outside my son’s window. I don’t know why but I love these little black and white birds!

Freebies

Homeschool Freebie of the Day has some good freebies this week. Today is “Nature Study Made Easy.” There is one on plants, one on stones, and one on Presidents also available this week. I believe tomorrow will be one on composers. Check them out and see if there may be something there to help you in your educational journey with your children. I have loved this resource throughout our children’s education and believe it can be a blessing to you as well.

I hope this has been some help to you today.

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

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