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Teaching Reading – literacy for pleasure. Children Learning To Read: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly!

Teaching Reading – literacy for pleasure

If children groan and grumble when having to read with you or anyone else you might want to reflect on these strategies and think about how you approach ‘reading time’. The best things you can do when helping a child learn to read. Devote time to it. Make it a quality experience. Show your own interest and pleasure.Talk about both your responses to text.Respect the text as the teacher. Meet Google Drive – One place for all your files. How to Buy or Make Green, Eco-Friendly Gifts for the Holidays. 112 Incredible DIY Gift Ideas. Want to be notified each time we publish a new blog post?

112 Incredible DIY Gift Ideas

Then make sure you like Natural Living Ideas on Facebook here where we share not only our blog posts, but the best natural living ideas from around the web. Are you ever stuck for ideas when it comes to giving gifts? Whether you need to give your loved ones, friends or colleagues a special gift, we have the answer for you… MAKE IT YOURSELF! We have compiled 112 of the best DIY gift ideas from around the blogosphere so you can make everyone you know a thoughtful gift that they will actually want to receive. DIY Beauty Gift Ideas.

Etceteras: yarn bowl. Day 3 of my paper mache paste craft-a-thon.

Etceteras: yarn bowl

You can see my first two projects here and here. After I finished both of those projects, I still had plenty of paper mache paste left. So, I threw a bunch of yarn into the paste to make this bowl. I remembered reading about making yarn bowls by wrapping the yarn dipped into glue around a balloon. I wanted my bowl to have more of a bowl shape and flat bottom so I wrapped saran wrap around the outside of a mixing bowl. 645 workshop by the crafty cpa: return on creativity: paint sample coasters. I've had this map coaster tutorial in my inspiration file for awhile.

645 workshop by the crafty cpa: return on creativity: paint sample coasters

I wanted to make a set of map coasters for my brother; one coaster for each city he has lived in. The plan was to use an old atlas I had lying around, but all the cities were in the middle of the state, right where the atlas folded in two. Sigh. 101 Green Handmade Gift Tutorials. These crafty green gift tutorials are going to make you recycle, reuse, upcycle or repurpose like never before…you’ll see.

101 Green Handmade Gift Tutorials

Whatever you want to call it, going green is the way to go! There’s a little something for everyone and I know you are going to find the perfect gift for your neighbor, brother, mother, sister…you get my drift…there are 101 tutorials here, people!!!! They’re not just ideas and pretty photos, but these links will lead you on the path to creating fabulous green gifts that are simple and require minimal supplies. You might need to grab a few extra recycling bins, but it’s worth it!


  1. therecycledguy Oct 27 2016
    WOW BRENDA I DID NOT KNOW THAT YOU WOULD BE THE FIRST PERSON THAT SHOWED UP #OMG if you dont know who it is its ZAVIER THE RECYCLEDGUY LOL :)