Ann Courcy's Blog – August 2011 Archive (3)

Take it Outside – Make a Bouquet

Turn off the screens—the television, the computer, the video games. Take time from work, from chores, from the day-to-day tasks that keep us busy. Adults and children, take it outside. Each week I will challenge you to see and hear new things—to hunt the woods for wildflowers, to find shapes in nature, to sit by the waterside and listen for unique sounds. So much to… Continue

Added by Ann Courcy on August 19, 2011 at 7:13am — No Comments

Hip-pocket Papa, a Big Book about a Little Frog.

I love books and I love book clubs, so it just seems natural to start a book club within this blog. On the first day of each month I will announce the book we will share. Read the book and post comments.



Hip-Pocket Papa is the story of a little frog—”no bigger than a thumbnail”—with a big job. With colorful imagery and descriptive phrases, Sandra Markle tells… Continue

Added by Ann Courcy on August 11, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Let them eat fruit… and vegetables.

All winter long my kids ask me to buy strawberries when we go the grocery store. My reply is usually “those are laboratory strawberries they don’t taste like ‘in season’ strawberries.” I did cave one time when the giant red berries were on sale. The kids all agreed that they didn’t taste as good as fresh strawberries. So we made a deal, when a fruit comes into season I will…

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Added by Ann Courcy on August 2, 2011 at 6:56pm — No Comments

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