This week, Educents is sharing 3 new freebies, 3 new deals, and 3 lessons from hilarious #ParentFail stories (including 1 mine!).
3 Parent Fails
“I still remember very clearly the day I had my first big parent fail. Ryan and I had gone into town, strolling our first-born around in this pretty cool stroller (yeah you know the feeling, right?). Every week we would shop at the same old Rami Levi supermarket in Jerusalem, buy a pizza next door and head home for our special pizza night. Life was never the same after Ben was born. We were over the moon with our gorgeous baby boy but completely sleep deprived. I was exhausted and brainless and so was Ryan. Here we are, at the old supermarket, rushing to get our groceries from aisle to aisle,, making sure we had everything we needed before the sabbath starts (all shops close there!), I looked at Ryan happily rocking the shopping cart while whistling a kid’s tune when I realized: “Where is Ben?” We had left the baby sleeping in the stroller on the other aisle!! Oh my world!! I felt like the worse mom in the world!” -Ana.
Lesson #1: Make sure you are pushing and rocking your baby stroller, not the shopping cart, and you still have both with you, the baby and the shopping, not just one of them!
“We left for the ballgame tonight and when I got to the school I had a text from this kid that said, ‘Where are you?’
It was then that I realized I forgot him. He walked home from my mother’s house and no one was home. He’s still mad at me.” -Colleen Hoover, Facebook
Lesson #2: Count your kids before leaving the house.
Lesson #3: Do I even need to say it? Always supervise children when coloring with markers!!!
3 New Deals
Boogie Board Electronic Note-Taker
Who it’s for: Teachers, Students, any Note-Takers
Why buy: Go paperless! This note-taking device will help you save on paper. Save hundreds of pages to memory, transfer files to a computer, tablet or smartphone, share messages with Evernote, or collaborate on the big screen instantly and wirelessly via Bluetooth.
Best-Selling Crystal Explosion Science Kit
Who’s it for: Ages 5+
Why buy: This experiment shows results as soon as several hours after students mix their own “Crystalizer™ Solution” and pop it in the refrigerator. In 24 hours or less, their cups will be full of beautiful needle-like crystals! Includes two more captivating experiments, the last of which grows an amazing mega crystal. Enough materials are included to repeat each experiment, leaving plenty of room for exploration.
LeapPad3 Learning Tablet
Why buy: Built kid-tough, LeapPad3 provides a safe and engaging experience for kids to explore kid-safe. Web content with access to a library of 1000+ age-appropriate games, apps, eBooks, and videos.
3 New Freebies
FREE Spring Freebie Bundle ($100 Value!)
Who’s it for: Pre-K to 8th Grade, Homeschoolers, Teachers
Concepts covered: Math, Science, Writing, Reading, Social Studies, History
FREE Field Trip Reflection Notebook
Who’s it for: Homeschoolers & Teachers, Kindergarten to 3rd Grade
Concepts covered: Handwriting, following directions, drawing
FREE Toca Boca Town App
Who’s it for: Ages 3+
Concepts covered: Real-life scenarios like shopping, cooking, friendships, exploration, creativity, make-believe, using a map, reading, listening
Your Turn: What is your #parentfail story?
Do you want to teach your kids independence and responsibility?
Ana is the unhurried homeschool mom of 3, wife, health coach, social media and online marketing strategist, and blogger. She loves to encourage, inspire and empower moms to go from stressed to blessed by providing them with the tips, strategies, and resources they need to succeed. Ana is the founder of They Call Me Blessed and the creator of 5 Days to Your Best Homeschool Years, Grow Your Blog Partying in 30 Days, and the Beyond Blessed Life Planners. She leads a vibrant online community for moms on Facebook and you can connect with her at www.facebook.com/theycallmeblessedblog.