Archive for May 18th, 2011


May 18, 2011 @ 6:56 pm | Filed under: ,


I’m doing a bit of clean-up in my archives, correcting broken links and such, a little at a time. As I’m working my way through, I thought I’d post a few highlights now and then. Some of these posts are over six years old and may be new to many of my current readers.

It’s funny how nostalgic some of the old comment threads make me. There are voices there I haven’t heard from in a long while, and others I now know very well indeed and consider real-true-friends. It’s kind of wonderful to have this record of the very first moments we met. What a strange and quirky world we’ve built here in the blogosphere, eh? It’s like that planet on Firefly with all the floating sky-estates.

A handful of picture-book recommendations from early on:

Boxes for Katje
Fannie in the Kitchen
It’s Not My Turn to Look for Grandma
The Scrambled States of America
One Day in Elizabethan England
Henry Hikes to Fitchburg

I’d forgotten about this amusing moment with a very young Beanie pondering aloud the themes of the play she called “The Temper of the Shrew.” That post is a kind of ode to Jim Weiss, who has brought Shakespeare and many another tale to life for my children since their earliest days.

This post collects some of my favorite funny kid moments ever. Oh, those obstreperous bunnies…

I love this bit about Jane’s “bouncy ball” method of handwriting.

First resource I ever recommended: Signing Time, naturally.

Ooh, an idea! It has just occurred to me it would be fun to compile a list of ALL the books, CDs, games, and other resources I’ve ever mentioned on this blog. I was doing it with just the picture books above, but it might be fun to see a master list, and to look at whether we’re still reading/listening to/playing with/enjoying them now.

So, well. I guess I should start a new post for that.