Even Preschoolers Can Memorize Things!

Memorization for little ones doesn't need to look like what you remember being tortured with in school. See how this practice can help aid learning and be fun at the same time!

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I'm over at Pam Barnhill's site again today, sharing a post about how Even Preschoolers Can Memorize Things and why this doesn't necessarily mean pounding Shakespeare's soliloquies into little brains. 

Click on over and check it out, then stop back by to let me know what you think!



What types of things would your preschoolers enjoy memorizing? I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.


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Encouraging Performance in Preschoolers

Giving your children opportunities to perform doesn't mean you have to turn them into the next big star, it just means helping them to shine in life!

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I'm over at Pam Barnhill's site again today, sharing a post on Encouraging Performance in Preschoolers (Pam's speaking at a homeschooling conference right now, so check back with this link if it's not up yet!) and why this doesn't have to mean that you turn into some crazy stage mom or dad at the same time. 

Click on over and check it out, then stop back by to let me know what you think!



Can you think of opportunities you can give your kids to perform? I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.


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The Beginner's Bible Bedtime Collection

This new addition to The Beginner's Bible collection will be the perfect addition to your nighttime routine! 



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It's no secret that we love The Beginner's Bible around here, so when I found out that there was a new book in the collection that was glow in the dark, I knew we had to check it out for ourselves!



Friday Frivolity Pre-Summer Feature

It's time for Friday Frivolity - the blog party for all things fun, funny, hopeful & happy!




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At last week's party, we shared our top tips for staying safe in the sun.

This week we don't have a full party due to our summer break, but I wanted to be sure and share which feature I picked from last week's treasures.

Also, don't forget to mark your calendar now for August 2nd, when all our party fun starts up again! I can't wait to find out what you all get up to all summer!


The featured posts for Syncopated Mama this week are........



(I picked two, since you'll have to wander through a Friday Frivolity desert for a few weeks!)

The Loofah Project over at Maple Hill 101 - Did you know this was where loofahs came from???
and
A Pause to Reflect from Laurensparks.net. I really appreciated how she shared such a difficult time with us!



What fun do you have planned for the summer?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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Project Snapshot - Week 230

Each week, Project Snapshot captures a memory from the past few days - either with a camera, words, or both.  

Time passes in the blink of an eye - see which treasured memory will join the year's collection for this week:


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My Snapshot(s)


Our little rock hound was very excited to open her birthday present from us:

Rock & Gem Dig


She immediately read through the directions, then carted it all over to her little table to get to work excavating all the gems and minerals inside.

I loved that she made sure to cover the work surface, just like the directions said. It didn't cut down on the mess completely, but it sure did help!


What was your favorite memory from this past week?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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Friday Frivolity - Best Ways to Stay Safe in the Sun

It's time for this week's edition of Friday Frivolity - the blog party for all things fun, funny, hopeful & happy!

Just wait until you see what we dug up for this week's theme...



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At last week's party, we shared our favorite museums around the world.

This week brings us Don't Fry Day, so we're sharing our best tips on how to stay safe in the sun.

Also, I'm going to be working on some special projects this summer, so this will be the last Friday Frivolity party (or even a regular post!) for a couple of months. But don't worry, we'll be back August 2nd with all the fun, so go ahead and mark your calendars now! 

You can stop back by here again next week to see which post I chose for my feature -- and be sure sign up for all the blog updates here, in case I pop back over the next few weeks with a surprise post!

Now, on to the sun-safe tips:


Fun, Free Staycation Idea

It's time for summer vacation! Do you have big plans for the next few months, or will you be sticking close to home?

Whether you're hitting the road or not, this fun "staycation" idea will be one that your whole family will enjoy!





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Maybe you don't have time this summer to head out on a big trek -- or maybe you have the time, but not the budget -- or maybe you are planning to go somewhere, but all those weeks with no school have you breaking out in a cold sweat as you wonder what in the heck you're going to do with a houseful of kids all day...

I Can Only Imagine by Bart Millard

This beautiful picture book will capture your family's childlike faith and imagination, inspired by the hit song I Can Only Imagine by MercyMe. 



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We love the song, so I was curious to see what the coordinating picture book would look like:





Project Snapshot - Week 229

Each week, Project Snapshot captures a memory from the past few days - either with a camera, words, or both.  

Time passes in the blink of an eye - see which treasured memory will join the year's collection for this week:


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My Snapshot(s)


The past few weeks we've been reading through a really great book (Child's Introduction to Art) and of course one section covered Michelangelo, so when I walked through the kitchen and saw this going on, I knew immediately what Gv was up to.

She even thought about the fact that paint might drip on her face, so she used our little marker-and-water paint trick (you know, where you color something with marker and then paint water over it to make it bleed?) to keep things dry.

I've seen the Sistine Chapel in real life and it's amazing, but let me tell you, this little masterpiece was way cuter!


What was your favorite memory from this past week?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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Friday Frivolity - Favorite Museums

It's time for this week's edition of Friday Frivolity - the blog party for all things fun, funny, hopeful & happy!

Just wait until you see what we dug up for this week's theme...



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At last week's party, we shared our favorite ways to keep the marriage spark alive.

This week brings us International Museum Day, so we're sharing our favorite museums around the world.

I love visiting museums, so this list is pretty difficult to whittle down to just five. There are many more that could make this list, but here are the first five that come to my mind when I think of museums that I love: