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Sarah Moukhliss
Mother, Teacher, and Librarian interested in finding the best resources to help children manuever through their complex emotions.
Interests: Travel, Gardening, Museums, Theater, Spending Time with my Family
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Any parent of a busy toddler can relate to "UH-OH, Baby!" by Nancy Coffelt. The charming story is illustrated by Scott Nash. I know that I can relate when I see my toddler teetering at the kitchen sink wanting to help with the dishes...or when she insists to take the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2013 at Toolbox of Temperaments
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Reblogged Jun 30, 2013 at Toolbox of Temperaments
In the drift away from the humanities, we risk losing something essential in ourselves. They can assemble strings of jargon and generate clots of ventriloquistic syntax. They can meta-metastasize any thematic or ideological notion they happen upon. And they get good grades for doing just that. But as for writing... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 28, 2013 at Toolbox of Temperaments
via Great ideas. Especially when your children are transitioning away from naptimes but still need quiet activities to relax their busy little bodies. Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 25, 2013 at Toolbox of Temperaments
"Zoe's Room (No Sisters Allowed) by Bethanie Deeney Murguia caught the eyes of both my daughters. The youngest loved the glittery accents on the front cover. My oldest felt that she could relate to what the story was most likely about. "Zoe loves her room, especially at bedtime. Every night... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2013 at Toolbox of Temperaments
TerraCycle Send your wasteCollection ProgramsHow it worksGet Shipping LabelProductsBagsGardenGiftsHomeOfficePetSchoolToysWinterSee All…Partner with usAbout UsNewsHistoryOverviewEnvironmental BenefitCareersPress inquiriesPartner with usContact UsResourcesPoints ProgramIncentives and ContestsCurriculum SeriesLocal EventsDo-It-Yourself ProjectsBrigade Tools EnglishSpanishSign up Sign in via I love Honest Kids juice packets, but I have been feeling guilty about throwing them away rather than recycling... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 19, 2013 at Toolbox of Temperaments
I love this book from Dr. Jen Hartstein! I’m told the first 35 years of parenting are the most difficult. I tend to agree. Today’s parents face the extra challenge in our culture of wading through the omnipresent Princess Culture with their daughters (and maybe sons). Some little girls are... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 3, 2013 at Toolbox of Temperaments
"You Will Be My Friend!" by Peter Brown is a great book to introduce the concept of "people reading" with your child. Some children seem to have more difficulty than others to "read" whether other children feel like playing or not. Peter Brown's story introduces little Lucy--a spunky bear in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2013 at Toolbox of Temperaments
A little break from our summer activity to bring you list of things to do this summer, that wont break the bank, and if you are handy they will actually be FREE. If you are keeping up with our summer you know I am all about keeping the kids from... Continue reading
Reblogged May 29, 2013 at Toolbox of Temperaments
I was going through my daughter's notebook this evening. I came across her "fill a bucket" explanation. What a great reminder. From her own words: if you Giv a smial to sum wone you will fill ther buckits and Thay will smill too." It would be fun to read and... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2013 at Toolbox of Temperaments
“Pain in the abdomen. Splitting Headache. Nausea and vomiting. Choking and couldn’t get their breath. Coughing up blood.” Phone calls like these broke the dawn of a fall day in the mill town of Donora, Pennsylvania back in October, 1948. Already two had died and another 18 were soon to... Continue reading
Reblogged May 26, 2013 at Toolbox of Temperaments
I am in the process of completing a book fair at my school. One of the books that I bought for my personal collection was "Our Grandparents: A Global Album." It is simple and eloquent. The pictures focus on the intimacy and love between a grandparent and the grandchild. Although... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2013 at Toolbox of Temperaments
Copyright © 2011 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. NEAL CONAN, host: This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan in Washington. School's out, and many children have traded schoolbooks for swimsuits. When these students return to school come... Continue reading
Reblogged May 20, 2013 at Toolbox of Temperaments
via Just heard about this through NPR. How will you keep your children reading over the summer? Continue reading
Reblogged May 20, 2013 at Toolbox of Temperaments
I was so excited to get my "book of the month" from Junior Library Guild today. This great service sent me "Bramble and Maggie: Give and Take" by Jessie Haas. Sometimes when I read stories with a moral or valuable message, it can feel a bit preachy when two people... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2013 at Toolbox of Temperaments
What kind of humans do we want to be, today and in the future? I write about the crucial intangibles of life — home, attention, reflection — that we often overlook in a technological age, and I search for ways to counterbalance the restlessness, complexity, speed, and . . .... Continue reading
Reblogged May 11, 2013 at Toolbox of Temperaments
My daughter loves National Geographic's Wild Tales board book "Charlie and the Banana Monster." We read it four times the other night. The combination of the bold, happy cartoon background with actual photographs of chimpanzees make this story a fun experience. My two year old loved helping me to lift... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2013 at Toolbox of Temperaments
Last night I had the distinct pleasure of hearing Carlo Petrini speak at the Slow Money National Gathering at the beautiful Boulder Theater in Boulder, Colorado. Always charismatic, his remarks were engaging, electric, challenging, and inspiring. It’s tough not being perfect. Everyone who has ever had a bad hair day... Continue reading
Reblogged May 5, 2013 at Toolbox of Temperaments
“Every once in a while, I’ll read a book so filled with helpful information that I want to remember every single thing it says. Super Natural Home by Beth Greer is that kind of book. Each chapter in the book is loaded with tips, stories, inspiration, and enough facts to... Continue reading
Reblogged May 5, 2013 at Toolbox of Temperaments
I was in my twenties working at the public library as an adult services librarian. The children's world was (and often times still is) a mystery to me. Nancy was the children's librarian. I always admired Nancy. Unlike myself, she always looked prim and lady like and put together.... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2013 at Toolbox of Temperaments
The book series has the voice of a young reader, and that is troubling to some grammarians and parents. AT her all-day princess-theme party for her graduation from preschool, Lyra Alvis had her face painted, went first down the water slide and was even allowed to eat the flower on... Continue reading
Reblogged May 2, 2013 at Toolbox of Temperaments
Earth Day always sneaks up on me, which is funny, as an environmental blogger and activist. I find that I am constantly thinking about how to live healthier and gentler on our lovely but rapidly changing planet, but not necessarily about April 22nd as Earth Day. 2. Consider giving a... Continue reading
Reblogged May 1, 2013 at Toolbox of Temperaments