Our first Kindergarten book order arrived! (December, 2016)

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Our first Kindergarten book order arrived!

To all of my NetworkforMoms.org buddies, here is the book order from the September 2016 'Kindergartners' book brochure!  Also, I have included some additional favorites from her time in Preschool.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault

Little Kids First Big Book of How by Jill Esbaum for National Geographic Kids (Age 4-8)

Kindergarten is Cool! by Linda Elovitz Marshall

Nighttime by Jill Esbaum for National Geographic Kids

Celebrate Fall Pack (4 books) by Little Pebble (Erika Shores)

The rest of the books, including the packs below, are available through www.scholastic.com using your Class Activation Code provided by your child's teacher.

Ready, Set, Write! ABCs and 123s Wipe Clean Activity Book by Nickelodeon Paw Patrol

Seasons Pack (24 books) by Guided Science Readers

Wild Weather pack (5 books) by Smart Words Beginning Reader

Animals of Character pack (6 books) by Character Counts

Also, here are some of my daughter's favorites from her time in Preschool:

Opposites: Carry and Learn, Illustrated by Sarah Ward

Row, Row, Row Your Boat and other Nursery Rhymes by Make Believe Ideas Ltd.

Egg: A Chasing, Racing Egg Hunt by My Little World

This Little Piggy by Natalie Marshall

Have a Merry Christmas and enjoy these books!

-Joy E.
Posted December 17, 2016

Cheers to me for graduating Preschool and BEEP! With Grand Dad, Dad, Uncle Michael and Mom at the Four's Restaurant, 8-20-16.
Pru Boo 2016!

Me and Daddy after trick-or-treating at the Pru Boo, 10-30-16.

Mommy and me after the Pru Boo, 10-30-16.

A treat from Sugarfina's Queen of Hearts!

Trick or Treat!!

Me in Mommy's Captain America shirt.
Daddy and me on Thanksgiving Day at the Skywalk on the 50th Floor, Prudential building.

Me on the circular ladder in my school's big playground, 11-16-16.

Me with my new Christmas beaded headband, 12-17-16.

Wearing my Christmas beaded headband, 12-17-16.

Meetup Groups for Fathers! (September, 2016)

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With our daughter in the Arboretum, May, 2016.
Meetup Groups for Fathers!

I wanted to let everyone know that several Dad groups have been established across the United States! New dads and experienced fathers can join and meet up for playgroups in these cities.

Here is a list of the Dad groups:
Boston, MA: http://www.meetup.com/BostonDadsGroup/
New York City, NY: http://www.meetup.com/New-York-City-Dads-Meetup-Group/
Philadelphia, PA: http://www.meetup.com/PhillyDadsGroup/
Chicago, IL: http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoDadsGroup/
Indianapolis, IN: http://www.meetup.com/IndyDadsGroup/
Detroit, MI: http://www.meetup.com/DetroitDadsGroup/
Twin Cities, MN: http://www.meetup.com/TwinCitiesDadsGroup/
St. Louis, MO: http://www.meetup.com/StLouisDadsGroup/ 
Omaha, NE: AT HOME DADS: http://www.meetup.com/Omaha-Dads/ 
In the Arboretum, May 2016.
Cleveland, OH: http://www.meetup.com/ClevelandDadsGroup/
Columbus, OH: http://www.meetup.com/ColumbusDadsGroup/
Miami, FL:  http://www.meetup.com/MiamiDadsGroup/
Atlanta, GA: http://www.meetup.com/AtlantaDadsGroup/
Charlotte, NC:  http://www.meetup.com/CharlotteDadsGroup/
Austin, TX:  http://www.meetup.com/AustinDadsGroup/
Dallas, TX: http://www.meetup.com/DallasDadsGroup/
Fresno, CA:  http://www.meetup.com/FresnoDadsGroup/
Los Angeles, CA: http://www.meetup.com/LADadsGroup/
San Diego, CA: http://www.meetup.com/SanDiegoDadsGroup/
San Francisco, CA: http://www.meetup.com/SanFranciscoDadsGroup/
Denver, CO: http://www.meetup.com/DenverDadsGroup/
Albuquerque, NM: http://www.meetup.com/ABQDadsGroup/
Las Vegas, NV: http://www.meetup.com/VegasDadsGroup/
Portland, OR: http://www.meetup.com/PDXDadsGroup/
Madison, WI: http://www.meetup.com/MadisonDadsGroup/ 
Vancouver: http://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-Dads-Group-YVRDads/

For local groups looking for ideas, here are some of the Boston Dads' past playgroup meetups: New England Aquarium (which also has the Sea Squirts program), Museum of Fine Arts MFA Play dates and Boston Children's Museum.
+ Sea Squirts program: http://www.neaq.org/learn/for-families-teens/programs-by-age/

+ Boston Children's Museum: http://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/calendar

+ MFA Play dates: http://www.mfa.org/programs/kids-and-family-programs
In the Arboretum, May 2016.

These Meetup.com groups are a convenient way to meet and socialize with other Dads who enjoy spending quality time with their children!

Have fun everyone! :)

- Joy E.
Posted September 6, 2016


Also, here are a few interesting Dad-related articles:

'Dad bloggers are redefining 'real men' (also, they provide a list of Dad Blogs)

'How new moms assess their partners' ability to parent' (using data from New Parents Project): https://news.osu.edu/news/2015/08/04/partner-ability/ 

'Controlling parents harm future mental health':

Our daughter in the Arboretum, May, 2016.

Family Outings and Fun!

Artesani Spray Pool and Wading Pool!

In My Gym class!

Jumping on the trampoline!
On the high bar!
MFA Play dates!

Coloring prior to class, MFA Play dates, 8-15-16.
Playing with microphone during MFA Play dates class, 8-15-16.

Working on my art project, MFA Play dates, 8-15-16.
Fun Family Day!
Lunch at the Four's Restaurant, 8-20-16.
Sipping from my Four's cup with Mommy 8-20-16.
At Singing Beach, Manchester, 8-20-16.
Playing with Daddy at the beach, 8-20-16.
Playing in the boat at Masconomo Park playground, Manchester, 8-20-16.
Down the slide of the tree house, Masconomo Park playground, Manchester, 8-20-16.
Billy Ward Park, Brookline

Having fun at the spray pool at Billy Ward Park, 8-23-16.

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