Friday’s Mailbag for July 9, 2010

I started Friday Mailbag posts some time ago and then kind of dropped the ball after a couple of weeks. I’ve been meaning to get back to it, but just didn’t get my act together. Until today, that is. So, without further adieu, here are some good weekend reads.

The first blog post I am going to recommend is not at all cheerful, but is something that all parents should know about. It was certainly eye-opening for me. Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning discusses how drowning doesn’t look at all like we see on TV, in fact there are cases where children drown while their parents are looking on because the parent doesn’t recognize real drowning.

The Homemaker’s Resume addresses how we stay-at-home parents can convert our “work” experiences into useful resume material if we find ourselves wanting or needing to go back to work.

Giant Bubbles is a post about, you guessed it, giant bubbles! I thought it seemed like a great activity to try this summer. The post has directions on how to make a giant bubble “wand”.

Why Bike? Y Bike, which you can also watch below, is actually a video segment about a particular brand of balance bike. If you haven’t heard of balance bikes, they are somewhat new in the United States. I’ve also heard them being referred to as walking bikes, running bikes, learning bikes, and training bikes. They offer a new way to teach children to ride bikes. These bikes have no pedals, instead the child learns to balance properly by coasting on a balance bike. When the child is ready for a “real” bike, you can skip the training wheels, which teach bad habits in regards to proper bike balance.

Labels: High School
Posted by Maureen Sklaroff