Thanks Zondervan for sending me this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I was not paid for this review and all opinions are 100% mine.
Happy Valentines Day!
As a mom with two young kids it is hard to even imagine the years when they have crushes and asking if they can date... oh wait just last month my 3 year old son told me he had a girl friend. They just get younger and younger... JK!
Anyways this book is adorable with Brother Bear finding out he has a secret admirer. The big debate for many christian parents is what age should kids start to date. I do believe every parent needs to determine this with their spouse as every child is different! The book did show Brother Bear skating with his admirer but I like that fact that Sister Bear was also there... always having accountability at any age is important.
At the end of the story the author brings back the truth- "Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister."
The Country Cousins hockey team has been practicing every day for the big game against their rivals, the Beartown Bullies. But when Brother receives a Valentine in the mail from a secret “Sweetie Bear” he doesn’t know what do. Will the Valentine keep him from playing his best at the hockey game or will he learn an important lesson about love? Common Core Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.2 With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
Since you all loved the other cookie giveaway I did last week I thought a St. Patrick's Cookie Giveaway would be another great one for those of you who have a sugar tooth. :) This giveaway is sponsored by Gourmet Cookie Bouquets ! I personally have not tried these cookies but looking at the pictures of all the cookie bouquets made me ready to try them! I absolutely love the creativity in all their Holiday Bouquets! 2 Lucky winners will win a fun St. Patrick's Day Bouquet that is valued at $50. GOOD LUCK! I hope one of my readers wins!! Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter the St. Patrick's Day cookie giveaway. The mandatory entry is commenting on this post, but once that entry is completed, various other entry options will become available. Any option is acceptable, but the number of entries per person are limited to the number indicated in the contest rafflecopter form. Entries will be reviewed and duplicate or uncompleted ones will be removed
St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
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