The Apple Doesn’t Fall Too Far from the Links

After reading this week’s Kids Nook ReadsI was feeling a little nostalgic for the kind of apple crafts we did at school when I was a kid. One of my favorite ones was shrinking an apple head and making it into a favorite television or book character. So for this week’s link roundup, I thought it would be fun to revisit some of these great Apple-Crafts!

1) Make an Apple Tree with a Loufa

 

2) Apple Print Gift Wrap

 

3) Apple Shaped Suncatchers

4) Apple… Volcano! 

 

5) Apple Bird Feeder

 

Happy apple picking!
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Pinocchio and Me

This Saturday we got a real treat: Turkish actress Beste Bereket came to our storytime and told us about the adventures of Pinocchio!

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There were lots of fun moments…

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Some classic scenes…

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And even some dancing at the end!

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Afterwards we made our own little Pinocchio puppets!

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What a fun time!

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Traveling with Kids

Alright everyone, brace yourselves. School is about to end, and that means… VACATION!

Even if it’s just a short trip up the road, or a full-blown adventure around the world, you’ll probably need to prepare yourself, and your kids, for the long hours traveling. How? Well you’re not going to be able to rely exclusively on the iPad, I can tell you that. Instead check out some of these links to get your creative juices flowing.

1) Audio Books from Audible

 

2) Travel Packs for the Kids

 

3) Sticker Books and Coloring Books

 

4) Portable Legos

 

5) And of course… Food!

 

Happy Travels Friends!

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Guest Post: İrina Karabulut on Learning English Through Reading

Every month on our Turkish sister site, Anne Hikayesi, we’ll be featuring a guest blogger İrina Karabulut. She’s a English teacher who specializes in Early Childhoood Development in English. You can check out this month’s post below, and of course follow her on Instagram! 

İrina on Instagram: @zeytinvelimon

imageHi there! It’s Irina again with English Early Learning Methods. I want to remind you one more time how important it is to learn English from the first month of a baby’s life! Toddlers are so fast to learn and absorb information. They are incredibly talented and they can learn foreign language much faster and easier then adults. Also, learning a second language helps develop a baby in different ways, such as developing brain possibilities, developing character, personality, and so on. 

I would like to stress reading books as one of the main methods in my Early Learning English System. I am completely sure that reading books in general, and reading books in English have great influence on bringing up a personality. Not only children, but even adults enlarge their knowledge with the help of books.

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Musical Mood Links

Here at Kids Nook we are firm believers in dancing and playing awesome music, especially when you have something great to celebrate. It could be anything really, like the great weather, a good grade on a test, being happy in general, as long as we get an excuse to dance and make music! This Thursday I thought it would be fun to share with you some fun music related links. Take a look, and get your groove on!

1) Painting with Sound

2) Jingle-Bell Streamers and Other Instruments

3) Maracas! 

 

4) Color Matching Xylophone

 

5) Books about Music For Kids

 

Happy grooving!
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