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16  EARLY LEARNING / Homeschooling / Books - FREE WORLDWIDE shipping!!! on: September 13, 2011, 06:08:48 PM
Hello everyone!

I haven't had a whole lot of time for forum posting lately with all three little ones mobile and on the go, but I couldn't resist this one. I thought it would be especially useful for those of you living in places where shipping costs makes ordering books difficult. I know when we lived in China, I had to wait until we went home in the summer and buy books there rather than have them shipped. Even here in Canada, I saved over $250 on my book order (between lower prices and no shipping costs) for this year's homeschooling. I had 90 books that I wanted to order and they had EVERY one. Anywho, I hope this helps!

http://www.bookdepository.com/?a_aid=sarahjean (Yes, it's an affiliate link - be nice and click on it first if you think you might ever buy books from  here!)
17  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child Encyclopedic Knowledge / Re: Poor Man's TW! Anyone interested? on: February 26, 2011, 11:15:01 PM
Hi!

Sorry for the delay - I just got back from having a baby! We are in the process of simplifying for those who were overwhelmed and will be back with more details within the week!
18  The BrillKids Forum / BrillKids Announcements / Re: Want to be a MODERATOR for the BrillKids Forum? on: February 22, 2011, 10:00:35 PM
Hello KL,

As you know, I am eager the help out with BrillKids in any way I can - I think this would be the ideal opportunity! As a strong supporter of early education and mom to (almost) three little ones, I think I would be a great candidate for the position.

Although I have no experience as a forum moderator, I do maintain a strong online presence and feel that my extensive background in customer service and love for helping people would be great assets.

If you have any questions for me, feel free to ask. I look forward to discussing with you how my particular skill set could be valuable to the forum.

All the best,

Sarah
19  EARLY LEARNING / Early Learning - General Discussions / Re: Looking for computer games for 18 month old on: February 19, 2011, 12:45:35 AM
You could try Jumpstart Toddler which is a software program you purchase. There are also some fun online ones. Some of our favourites are:

www.kneebouncers.com
www.owlieboo.com
www.sesamestreet.org

Have fun!
20  Parents' Lounge / General Pregnancy / Re: Breastfeeding moms, when to start. on: February 13, 2011, 06:11:08 AM
My experience with both girls:

- vaginal laying down with epidural
- first nursing within minutes of birth

Hope that helps!
21  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child Encyclopedic Knowledge / Re: Poor Man's TW! Anyone interested? on: February 12, 2011, 02:18:28 AM
omimama,

There is a bit of a formula, as you can see in the rest of the thread, but annisis and I will get together this weekend to make it even more detailed and easy for people to follow. If you'd like, I can ever choose a set of topics for you. I just wanted to give people the chance to volunteer for topics that would be easiest for them to do.

I'm so glad to have you involved!

22  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child Encyclopedic Knowledge / Re: Poor Man's TW! Anyone interested? on: February 11, 2011, 08:05:49 PM
That's a good idea, Annisis. Not many people have really signed up for topics... Since you seem to be really keen to get things going (as am I), is there some way we can chat online to work out details like this? Perhaps if you have Skype, MSN, etc. you could PM me with yourcontact and we could do some brainstorming there?
23  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child Encyclopedic Knowledge / Re: Poor Man's TW! Anyone interested? on: February 11, 2011, 02:52:11 AM
Okay, so I looked at Windows Movie Maker on my computer and I can see how you can edit videos...I have even done that before. I can see how you can make a slide show of pictures. I do not see how you can make a video like the original video that was posted. I even looked up information on how to use the program on microsoft.com...all they show is how to make a slideshow of pictures really, not much else. I do not know how to use this program at the moment so can someone please help those of us that do not know. I was really excitied but now I am confused and feeling a little bit defeated already Sad . So please share how to use the program so I can try to get started.  Cool

Thanks smile

Don't worry - I'll make sure everyone can use it. I would like for everyone o sign up for their topics first though so I know that I'm not wasting my time smile I look forward to seeing what everyone chooses!
24  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child Encyclopedic Knowledge / Re: Poor Man's TW! Anyone interested? on: February 10, 2011, 05:03:32 PM
Oh! And here is the Dolch list I'm using:

http://gemini.es.brevard.k12.fl.us/sheppard/reading/dolch.html
25  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child Encyclopedic Knowledge / Re: Poor Man's TW! Anyone interested? on: February 10, 2011, 04:58:04 PM
Awesome, Tracy!

That looks great (though you forgot to change your music! LOL).

I would suggest that you go ahead and start gathering images (the better quality you can find, the better) an keeping them all in a folder. I'll show you how to make the word  portion and put everything together once a few more people have signed up for their topics.
26  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child Encyclopedic Knowledge / Re: Poor Man's TW! Anyone interested? on: February 09, 2011, 04:33:34 AM
Absolutely, Christine!

If you read through the rest of the tread, you will see what categories we plan to cover, as well as what topics have already been taken. smile

You can grab the list of categories and go through what you already have and fill in your topics that way to make it easier (exactly what I did!).

As for how we will do it, my plan was to use MovieMaker (a windows program) but I will figure out the equivalent for the Mac users...it's really as simple as putting your images/video on one track and your audio track on another.

I look forward to seeing what you would like to cover!

Glad to have you!
27  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child Encyclopedic Knowledge / Re: Poor Man's TW! Anyone interested? on: February 09, 2011, 03:36:28 AM
Christine,

I imagine we would post them...

If you'd like to join, choose your topics - we would love to have you! We won't expect our first finished videos until end of March smile
28  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child Encyclopedic Knowledge / Re: Poor Man's TW! Anyone interested? on: February 09, 2011, 03:03:45 AM
Hi Tracy!

I think you may have forgot to replace some of the sections from my list with your selections! smile

I'll put the ones that have to be changed in italics

Art – Works of Picasso (already claimed by Annisis)
Science –
Culture – United States  (Location on map, flag, national symbols, national landmarks, provinces, provincial flags)
Perfect Pitch - G (in whole note, half notes, and quarter notes)
Vocabulary - North American Birds, Fruits, Arctic Animals, opposites (tall/short. short/long, wide/narrow, big/small, thick/thin)
Math – number words , skip counting by 10's
Phonics - words ending in sh
Whole Words – first 20 from dolch wordsThe 3rd 20 from dolch words are not yet taken
Poetry – The Caterpillar by Christina G Rosetti
Music – Musical instruments (different set from what was shown in Annisis' video), rhythm (ta, ta, teetee, ta), Composer portraits (Bach, Beethoven, Vivaldi, Mozart, Bizet)
World Language - Colours, shapes, farm animals, children's toys in English (sorry don't know how to speak any other language at the moment) No problem! If you want to just fin the images for your chosen World language categories and find the translations for the words, I can fin someone to do the voice-over.
Eye Tracking
Geography – European Countries

I'm glad to have you involved! smile
29  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child Encyclopedic Knowledge / Re: Poor Man's TW! Anyone interested? on: February 08, 2011, 11:32:04 PM
Okay, Anne smile Thanks for letting me know!

If it helps, I don't think we'll expect the first video until the end of March. Let me know if you change your mind! smile
30  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child Encyclopedic Knowledge / Re: Poor Man's TW! Anyone interested? on: February 08, 2011, 10:29:56 PM
Still waiting for everyone to sigh up for their topics...

smile
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