Skip to main content

Reading Phone

While I was out on a fun ladies night we hit a great kids store...yes we went to a toy/teacher resource store for fun. While there I picked up a great reading tool. It is like a little phone. The kiddo speaks into it and the sound travels straight to their ear. It makes it so much easier for them to hear what they are sounding out when they read. I am so glad I picked it up because he has done significantly better at his reading in the last week since we got it.

On a side note, I was called by Little Guy's speech teacher and she said he has made huge strides sin the slightly less than a year he has been attending. The only sound he has left to work on is the "th" sound! We are really hoping it means he might be done soon. He likes being there but is a beast to get up in the morning to go and it cuts into our prime homeschool time. it is only 30 minutes, but you have to add in 20 minutes of bus time and at least another 30 minutes after to get his focus back and be ready to do school. I was so glad that he is progressing so well!

The Toobaloo reading phone can also be found on Amazon here:


Popular posts from this blog

Cats in Paris: a Book Review

In Montreal adult coloring books are everywhere. When we came back to the states a couple of months ago I found they were popular here too. I really enjoy them and am very particular about what I pick. I like a lot of fine details mixed with whimsy.

Cats in Paris by Won-Sun Jang is simply beautiful. It begins with a sort of tour of Paris, with cats of course. There is a bit of narrative in this portion as well. The art is beautiful but not quite the page covering design work I personally love. The rest of the book makes up for it though. There are patterns and intri'cat' designs. The artwork throughout is beautifully done and a joy to fill in. I am so happy to be able to while away my quiet moments with this book.

More InfoAuthor BioI received this book from Blogging for Books for this review

Learning the Uke

The Cat Returns is one of my favorite animated films. The end song, Kaze Ni Naru, is one of my favorite parts and gave me the longing to play the ukulele. I found just the uke for me here in Montreal. It is part musical instrument and part souvenir of Quebec. I am not terribly good at it yet, but I am starting to get this song down. Once I have it figured out, I will either attempt to learn the words so I can sing along, or move on to another great song. In the meantime, here is a great cover of the song by someone who has been playing a lot longer than I have.


Have you seen this video by Louie Giglio yet? It is really amazing to see how the universe proclaims God's glory. Take some time to watch it. God really is indescribable.