Sunday, June 21

Family Scripture to Memorize



Free Printable

This is the next Scripture for my family to Memorize.  We have a closet door where we tape the scriptures that we are memorizing.  
Scripture Power:)

Friday, June 12

Brain Doodles Website

This summer we have DOODLE THURSDAYS -
learning to Doodle is a great way to increase memory and improve intake (at school and at church).

I wanted to share this great website we found.  

The simple videos on this website 
are great to let you and your kids master some of the basics.

Don't miss the "Sketchbook Handbook" to really get your doodle brain going:) 
(see review in earlier post)

THE SKETCHNOTE HANDBOOK

This Summer my kids and I are learning how to sketch.  



Not just for the fun of it - 
but to also increase their ability to listen and remember - 
 at school or at church.



This author shows you how to get down ideas - "Sketchnotes are a way to think on Paper using Images & Words"



The pages are amazing - not the boring text you usually get - but a visual feast of ideas - I finished reading it completely full of enthusiasm.   I'm not only excited for me, but I'm excited for what this can do to for my children! 



Go ahead - grab this book, a pen and give it a try!:)  I promise you will not be disappointed!  I count this my "FIND" of the year:)!  (If I was Oprah this would be one of my FAVORITE THINGS of 2015)




*****This book is Definitely a 5 Star
This is the book you want to own and buy for all your friends!:)

"Sketchnoting helps your concentration.  
When your mind and body are working in tandem, 
there is little room left for distractions."

"As you train your ears and mind,
your ability to listen and to capture ideas 
will keep improving."

"Engaging your whole brain has other positive effects, 
like improving your memory and recall."

Thursday, June 11

Mosiah chapters 6+


Here are 2 study sheets for the Book of Mosiah


I have used this great study sheet at THE RED HEADED HOSTESS shown above.

Below is a slight variation I made from the above study page to simplify the above diagram for my children for our Family Scripture Study.  

Both are FREE PRINTABLES

Saturday, June 6

Mosiah Family Scripture Study Sheets

FAMILY SCRIPTURE STUDY


Family Scripture Study 
at our house is going much better with these doodle sheets.  
Sitting at the table, coloring and writing while we read is making Scripture time more enjoyable for all of us.

After we finish a study sheet then I collect them and put names on the back.
After we read the entire Book of Mormon using study sheets - I am going bind each persons study sheets together and gift it back to them.  

Free Printable 
of MOSIAH chapters 1-5

Monday, June 1

The Bracelet

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Sorry - 2 Stars:(
In all honesty it really started out well, even through almost half the book. But then it started to really drag. I had no trouble putting it down and waiting a month to finish it. One of the biggest faults in the book was it's development of characters.  While I loved the heroin, the hero was nice.  While she was caught in an exciting mystery, the hero was nice.  The main hero seemed to never, ever develop!   Thus the entire time I wondered if the author was going to have him killed off since she was not building his character and endearing us to him.   I kept waiting for another male to slip into the story and become the wonderful hero we loved and cheered for.  But no, the Hero remained the same guy, he just never deepened beyond the nice guy next door sort of feeling.

The cover is well done, and it was an interesting story line.  The author had a good mystery that developed and added some interesting twists to it.  Who wouldn't love a secret doorway?  A mysterious gift with hidden messages, etc.?

Overall the simple fact that it was too wordy, slow and I felt no connection to some main characters gave this book only 2 stars.

I was given a free copy in exchange for an honest review.