We thought that beginning the year by sharing our personal favorite post from 2011 would be a cool to celebrate our collective awesomeness in a very big way.
And I mean our, as in every single reader and blogger’s, awesomeness.
So please feel free to share your personal favorite post from this year, and after you do, try to visit a handful of these great people’s ideas.
Grab a cuppa –or a glass of vino, depending on where you are and what time it is!–and sit back, relax, and walk into 2012 with a ton of cool ideas to use for your home, classroom, and family.
Here’s the skinny:
- My Favorite Post from 2011: I loved, loved, loved the six-week Smart Summer Challenge that MaryLea, Candace, and I ran last summer, and my favorite post is part of that campaign.
The Smart Summer Challenge brings back memories of fun learning, flip-flops, pool days, and sunshine. And right now, on this chilly, gray day in January, that sounds too good to be true.
But my favorite post also is the culmination of years, weeks, months, and days of conscious time with my little ones; it’s a post that focuses on preparing my Owen for school–Getting Ready for Kindergarten: Summertime Prep.
It’s a post that covers everything and anything that parents can do to prepare their kiddos for the big leap from being home to going to school. And it’s not complicated or involved; most things are small and take only a bit of time and energy–but payoffs are big.
Many thanks for reading, and please do link up your favorite post from 2011 and stop by as many others’ posts as possible.
Huge happy 2012 hugs to my bloggy buddies who are participating in this ‘Best of 2011 Blog Hop’:
AngeliqueFelix.com, The Golden Gleam, hands on : as we grow,Toddler Approved, Red Ted Art, The Iowa Farmer’s Wife, The Outlaw Mom Blog, Let Kids Create, Come Together Kids, Creative With Kids, Science sparks, Mama Smiles, Rainy Day Mum, teach mama, Kitchen Counter Chronicles, The Imagination Tree, JDaniel Fours Mom, Teach Preschool, De tout et de rien: Activités pour le Préscolaire, Tinkerlab, Mama Pea Pod, Crayon Freckles, Sun Hats & Wellie Boots, From Tantrums To Treasure Hunts, My Creative Family, Classified: Mom, Puddles and Gumboots, Art For Little Hands, Creative Connections for Kids, At home with Ali, Nurturestore, The Chocolate Muffin Tree, Critters and Crayons, The Mommies Made Me Do It