This is a little different than the things I usually feature here, but I’ve been following Kateywrites for awhile now, and it’s a blog I recommend. I find the writing engaging, and there are not many things more important than teaching children to love reading, which is something Katey blogs about quite often. Being taught to read well and to view reading as something to enjoy is one of the things that has allowed me to do as well as I have in life, and I try to do the same for the children in my life. You can also follow Kateywrites on Facebook and Twitter.
No, I don’t really suggest you throw an Orwellian birthday party for your children (although…Big Brother watching them is not the worst idea. Have you seen what kids get up to at parties?) I mean that:
- I’m a total throwback. When I was 7 (3 guesses which year that was) you had your birthday party at home. Your mom made cake from a box. Frosting from a can. I LIKE birthday parties at home. I meet the kids, I meet their parents. The kids actually play together – not just in the same facility. They play with one another – not laser guns or bouncy castles. It’s nice.
- I love book-themed parties! With so many options at Parties R Us, it’s easy to just opt for a party based on your kids’ favorite Disney, Nick Jr., or Dreamworks characters. But it is simple and fun and…
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