Word World

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Welcome to the place where words come alive! Word World has been Reagan’s show of choice for the past few months. Luckily, we have Hulu and can access multiple episodes at anytime. I absolutely love doing hands on activities with Reagan, however, there are times when the TV saves me from a serious melt down as I try to wean Reagan from her morning breast feed. It also, at times, is the perfect addition to a letter, word or color that we are learning or simply just allows for me to unload the dishwasher.
Word World is bright, colorful, fun and musical! The characters are animals and mostly everything, including the characters, in Word World are shaped by the spelling of their names.After doing a little research on the show I discovered that it is partially funded by the United States Department of Education as part of the Ready to Learn literacy initiative targeted to 3- to 7-year olds, and airs in 10 languages and in 90 countries! The show aims to focus on print awareness, Phonics sensitivity and letter knowledge, Reading comprehension (including vocabulary development) and socio-emotional skills. (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/WordWorld)
This is a fabulous show for teaching early literacy skills. Reagan is in love with the show; she is singing, dancing and spelling every time that it’s on!  I absolutely approve of dog, frog, pig and sheep building words at my house!

Here’s a clip from one of Reagan’s favorite episodes !


Life is odd…

Life is odd. Like when you read something that a complete stranger has written and you feel like they wrote it for you, that they knew exactly what you were thinking and exactly what you needed to hear. Has this ever happened to you, or am I just crazy??

Thank you Natalie from Nat The Fat Rat and Jessica Piacenza– I hope that you don’t mind me sharing.

‘it’s okay to not always be strong. it’s okay to sometimes feel scared. it’s okay to rely on your partner for strength, even when you worry your lean may feel more like a dead weight. it’s okay to let go of the idea that if you just work hard enough, you can please everybody. because you can’t. you can’t please everybody. and it’s okay to stop reading the crap people write about you online. it’s okay to not try and make them like you (you can’t make them like you). it’s okay to decide not to care when people hate you over misunderstandings (or over your eyebrows ;). it’s okay, it’s okay, it’s okay. we are beautiful and good enough, just as god made us. god does not make mistakes. and the stomachaches will go away with time, and the hormone-induced fears too, and i know i’ll start to feel like myself again soon. hormones are ever changing, after all. and even when i worry that i’m not, i know that i am stronger than this. we  all are. because we are not our bodies. these bodies are our limits, but we are limitless.’

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
—Matthew 6:34
Jessica’s fb post