August is still technically summer break for us, not that my kids have really listened to the dates on the calendar. They love learning all year round. Our August morning basket is back to basics so we can really focus on enjoying the last but of summer while it’s here.
Articles of Faith Flash Cards – July we took a break from memorization but the kids were asking for their flash cards so I guess we are starting them back up. Who am I to tell them not to memorize if they want to.
Q&A a Day for Kids – These simple questions are perfect for kids around 7. I use it for all four of my kids but some of the questions are a little bit tricky for them to answer. It works out just fine because they make up the cutest answers when they don’t completely understand what’s being asked of them.
The Friend – We have been using The Friend Magazine for a few years and loving it as a daily devotional. Recently I have been trying to improve the diversity in media that we have in our home. Since its been a bigger focus I have noticed how good The Friend is doing at including stories from people around the world and different struggles that people face. It has been nice to have a great resource without having to search for one. WIN!!
Math Inspired Books
Do Not Open This Math Book – I did not expect to love this book as much as I do. It is a great combo of goofy, silly and gets the kids interested in math. Once the characters had my four year old count his stinky toes he was invested. The mini lessons are quick and they use real life situations. I cannot wait to keep reading this book in August, I might even buy myself a copy to keep. It is that fun!
Big Book of ABC’s – With three kids still trying to get all of their letters down this one will help us cross the finish line. My six year old struggled with letters so we have read this a ton, a few are still tricky but she is getting better. We can even use this book to help her recognize letter sounds in the beginning of the word. My four and two year olds will most point to images on each letters page and tell me what it is, the letter it starts with, maybe the sound it make and we will play eye spy with it. Where is the tiger? – Tiger starts with T.
Finger Trail Playbook: Garden – I love this book as a pre-writing tool. It helps littles start to trace as they follow the grooves in the pages. Its also adorable so my two year old will want to read it over and over again. We might switch this one up if I need a change.
Little House of the Prairie – The Engalls family settled in the Prairie during our reading last month. Now they are really starting to live more comfortably. The kids are invested in every single chapter and can’t wait for what happens next.
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