I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Tips for Tuesday: Books - Abracadabra Fun Magic Tricks for Kids and A Spoonful of Sugar

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Me - Today I am recommending Abracadabra Fun Magic Tricks for Kids by Kristen Kelly and Ken Kelly. It was a fun book. It was full of magic tricks and how to do them. It is really interesting to learn how to do all these different magic tricks. I would recommend this book for kids who like magic and are interested in magic.

Mom - Today I am recommending two books that are each magical in their own way:

First, I am also recommending Abracadabra Fun Magic Tricks for Kids by Kristen Kelly and Ken Kelly.  It is still fun to read the book and attempt to perform the tricks described even if you and/or your child are not aspiring magicians.  If  you still can't figure out how a trick is supposed to be done even after reading about it, there is a QR code for every trick in the book that will take you to a video that shows you how that trick is done. Another great thing about the book is that most of the tricks can be done with simple objects you have around your house like spoons, straws, and cards. However, there are some that you need objects that may not be as common for, such as, rope, plastic bowling pins, and/or magician's wax. All in all, it is really fun to read this book and try to perform the tricks with your children or if they are old enough they can read it and try the tricks themselves.
The other book I am recommending today is the novel A Spoonful of Sugar by Amanda Orr. A Spoonful of Sugar is kind of  an update of Mary Poppins. However, instead of taking place mostly from the point of view of the children. It takes place from the point of view of the mother. Anna Moore is a frazzled, overworked mother of 3 with a full time job in advertising. She hires a young Nanny named Maria to take care of her three children. At first, Anna is not sure hiring Maria was the right decision, and her life seems to be getting even more out of control. However, in reality it might be that hiring Maria may have been the best decision she ever made and just what she needs to get her life back on track.  Although the magic in this book, is not so overt as that in Mary Poppins, there does seem to be something about the young nanny who has quite an effect on her employer that is magical. This book was  a really fun read with a heroine that any woman trying to successfully juggle all the different roles she is required to play in life can identify with.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.

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