Soup Scoop – Best Links of the Week

Happy weekend, everybody! I wonder if like me you’re quite surprised it’s almost February. (AAAH!) Where does the time go? Pinterest maybe!?

Speaking of Pinterest, I love it — do you know about it yet? Basically, it’s a visual way to collect ideas. Simple Kids explains it all here: “Using Pinterest to Find and Organize Ideas for Your Family.

Here’s a screen shot of my Learning Fun board. Oh, and if you need an invitation to Pinterest, comment with your email address. Or, leave me your profile link in the comments so I can follow you.

Kid-Friendly Spaces and Toy Storage  Solutions In Our Home, Pink and Green Mama
(I’m moving in – amazing.)

How I Make Goals for My Kids, Small Notebook
A great printable.

Quotes about Play and Learning

“Play is the highest form of research.” ~ Albert Einstein (scientist)

Beginning Art Journaling for Kids, my guest post on The Artful Parent
The Artful Parent is one of my favorite blogs – do you read it yet?

Parenting: Be Your Child’s Advocate for a Better Education, my guest post on Hands on As We Grow
Don’t worry about who likes you. Worry about answering to your child at the end of their life. It is your job, your responsibility, to advocate for your child.”

Maurice Sendak tells Steven Colbert how to write children’s literature
This is classic Sendak – and while he’s not trying to be funny, because he is such a curmudgeon, it is hilarious!

How to Unlock Your Child’s Academic Potential, Time Magazine
Great advice.

And the winners are . . .

The Newbery Winner for 2012 is Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos.
It took me a month to read this book because I could put it down. The story is kooky and the characters didn’t grab me. Honestly, I was disappointed with this choice.

The Caldecott Winner for 2012 is A Ball for Daisy by Chris Rischka.
A favorite wordless picture book! Good call on this one.

That’s about it. Have a great weekend, friends!


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Biography Comic Books on the iPad

10 Ways to Nurture Creativity, guest post by Peter H. Reynolds

Create Spaces for Kids to Write and Create Art 


  1. says

    Thanks for the post on Pinterest. I just got on it but I am still trying to get a feel of how and what to pin. Your examples are really great for showing how it can be used! Thank you!


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