Barefoot Books Ambassador

I’ve decided to become a Barefoot Books Ambassador! My kids absolutely love the engaging, colorful, and content-rich products (and I do too!). Our first item, before realizing it was a Barefoot Books product, was the Yoga Pretzels card deck. My children were introduced to the cards at yoga class and had expressed interest in having the cards to use at home. We also noticed that many of the books we especially enjoyed from the library were published by Barefoot Books, so I decided to add them to our personal home library by becoming and Ambassador. Here’s a picture of the products we received in my Ambassador box:

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Many times, we use Barefoot Books to go along with our studies. For example, my daughter has been learning about ancient Hebrew culture through Old Testament stories, experiencing Jewish holidays, and eating traditional foods. We are using the The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales to expand upon this learning experience. Besides the great stories and colorful illustrations, there are two audio CDs included in the book. This is great because we can listen to the stories on-the-go or use them to read along with the book. When we first got the book, my daughter was captivated by the first story and asked to listen to the rest of the stories in one sitting (I agreed to finishing the first CD). Several days later, she opened the book to read along while she listened to the audio. Needless to say, I am very pleased with the decision to include it in our library! Here she is with her head buried in the book:

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If you are interested in taking a look at what Barefoot Books has to offer, please consider using this link to my shop: https://www.barefootbooks.com/erin-hook 

 

Thanks for visiting,

Erin

Writing Practice

We’ve been doing some fun activities to work on handwriting and fine motor skills. Here’s one that we did:

First, I drew lines on the chalkboard and wrote the letters I wanted my daughter to practice on. She wrote the letters with the chalk, then she went back and traced the letters with a dry paint brush.

Finally, she traced over the letters with a wet paint brush. Of course, the activity wasn’t complete until she added her own personal touch by drawing smiley faces. 🙂 She enjoyed this very much and we will continue these exercises to improve her writing.

Supplies for chalkboard activity:

Note about the supplies:

The con-tact paper did not stick to our walls with satin paint, it only sticks to our flat/matte painted walls. It was difficult to put up, had a lot of air bubbles, and folded over itself easily, causing tearing. For a quick use, non-permanent product it is fine. I prefer black Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Brush-On paint, but it does involve prep-work, possibly painting multiple coats and of course, it is permanent. 

Prang chalk – I really like this chalk. It is vibrant and sticks to the surface well. Almost every piece was broken when we received it from Amazon, however that didn’t bother me.

The Chalkboard Line Drawing Tool is by Westcott. I have no previous experience with these tools. It does make line drawing so much faster and neater. The chalk moves around a bit in the holder, so there is a bit of trial and error in getting the chalk in just right.

Are you working on handwriting with your children? What types of activities are you doing?