I don't know if I've blogged about this before, but I believe very firmly that one reason that teens get into so much trouble is that our society does not expect anything of them. Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations is right on with that belief. This is a book by two teenage brothers, Alex and Brett Harris, and evidently, they hit teens hard for being the floaters in our society. Way to go, boys! I can't wait to read this one!
I know I've blogged about these before, but they are worth listing here again. These are the Tell Me A Story cards, and they are just that: beautiful pictures meant to spark a story. Have your child choose a few, and then make up a story! What fun these will be (whenever we get them) for me to make up stories for the kiddos and for them to make up stories for me. While I was buying, (since this is hypothetical money anyway) I would go ahead and get the Fairy Tale Mix-Up, Circus Animal's Adventure, and Little Robot's Mission versions of these cards as well.
These alphabet cards look beautiful. I'm thinking that framing a child's initials would make beautiful wall art...maybe a great Christmas present?
My boy is right here with his learning of sounds, and since he loves puzzles, I think this Simple Words Puzzle Pairs would be perfect.
And this is just for my own pleasure. Who can pass up a fiction book about the seven-year old Jesus especially when it is written by a converted popular vampire-thriller author? Christ The Lord Out of Egypt was written by Ann Rice and she has included her testimony at the end of the book. This is definitely high up on my must-read list!