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Children’s Ezine Guardian Angel Kids: Math Concepts – February 2012 Issue

This announcement comes from Donna McDine, Editor of Guardian Angel Kids ezine:

Teaching math concepts beyond traditional number problems opens up creative opportunities for both teachers and students. Different strategies include the use of poetry, stories, engaging articles, and activities that get the body and mind working in unison.

Come explore the world of “Math Concepts” in the Guardian Angel Kids February 2012 issue and learn how to tell time, add, subtract, and divide, rap to numbers through poetry, learn the history of pennies, how powerful zero truly is, and hands on math activities. Make it a family learning experience and fun will surely be had by one and all.

Letter from the EDITOR-IN-CHIEF:  Donna M. McDine  

Featured BookS:

Learn to Count 1-10 flip book by Eugene Ruble

Sparkie: A Star Afraid of the Dark book trailer by Susann Batson

Children’S poetry, SHORT STORIES, and articleS:

“Can You Tell Time?” quiz by Marion Tickner – explores the different timepieces before the technology explosion.

“How Many Are Half?” poetry by Donna J. Shepherd – Grandma’s delicious chocolate chip cookie treat and how the cookies are shared.

“Numbers Rap,” poetry by Bill Kirk – the wonder of numbers all around us.

“Cookies with Sprinkles,” by Shari L. Klase and illustrated by Julie Hammond – a whimsical adventure to Grandma’s house.

“The Value of Pennies,” by Gina Napoli – discover the history and significance of pennies.

“The All Powerful Nothing,” by Mary Reina – learn about the power of zero and how it turns nothing into something.

“Hands on Math Activities for Home or School,” by Kathy Stemke – get moving and grooving with enjoyable Math activities.

“Hopscotch Math,” by Karen Robuck – teach and reinforce basic Math skills with the fun of hopscotch.

Visit Guardian Angel Kid today and www.guardian-angel-kids.com and enjoy a child safe and ad free Ezine.

We also invite you to stay connected with Guardian Angel Kids through our Facebook Fan Page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Guardian-Angel-Kids-Ezine/163785080346247.

Please feel free to drop Editor-in-Chief, Donna McDine an email at submissions@guardian-angel-kids.com and let them know what you think of Guardian Angel Kids and what you’d like to see in the future. They aim to please.

The Guardian Angel Kids Ezine staff and contributors look forward to your visit. Thank you for your time and interest.

 

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Guardian Angel Kids Magazine, January 2012 Issue

 

The January issue of Guardian Angel Kids Magazine is now on line for you to share with the youngsters in your life. The theme for this month is “Siblings.”

 

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief:

 

Dear Readers of Guardian Angel Kids Ezine:

Welcome to the January 2012 issue of Guardian Angel Kids Ezine (GAK).

The beginning of a new year usually brings a time of reflection on the year gone by and hopes of the new year filled with health, happiness, and success. As I get older, I conduct a mental housecleaning of simplifying my life and taking a concerted effort to enjoy the moment of the current day, instead of worrying about the “what if’s”, because often times the “what’s if’s” don’t even come into play. It takes time to break the “what if” habit, try it today and focus in on your tasks of the day instead of obsessing about tomorrow. I know for myself I find myself not as drained if I focus on the here and now, instead of what I think the coming days, weeks, and months should be. 

Our January 2012 theme for the month is all about siblings. Come along and reminisce about your childhood through the delightful poetry and stories in this month’s issue and don’t forget to share your memories with your children.

Wishing you all the best in 2012 and beyond.

Best wishes,

Donna McDine

Editor-in-Chief

Guardian-Angel-Kids.com

 

CONTACT:    Donna McDine, Editor-in-Chief, Guardian Angel Kids Ezine

Email:              submissions@guardian-angel-kids.com

Website:          http://guardian-angel-kids.com

 

 

 

 

FEATURED BOOKS:

My Sister is My Best Friend a TRILINGUAL Flip Book by Nicole Weaver, illustrated by Clara Batton Smith

My Brother the Frog by Kevin McNamee, illustrated by Alexander Morris 

CHILDREN’S POETRY, SHORT STORIES, AND ARTICLES:

“My Little Brother” by Katie (age 10) – the antics of a little brother and big sister’s frustration.

“Hailey’s Homework,” by Juliana Jones and illustrated by Jack Foster – Young Hailey is too little for homework and makes up her own assignment with unhappy results.

 

“Monsters and Brothers,” by Judy L. Forney and illustrated by Samantha Bell – The roller coaster ride of brothers and how they tease one another.

 

“Keys to Help Your Child Score Well on Standardized Tests,” by Nicole Weaver – Tips to help you prepare your child for standardized tests beyond the studying.

 

FEATURED DRAWING, GAMES & ACTIVITIES:

Draw and paint your brothers and sisters with Painting Board


Featured Games from Guardian Angel Publishing Books

Visit Guardian Angel Kid today and www.guardian-angel-kids.com and enjoy a child-safe and ad-free Ezine.

We also invite you to stay connected with Guardian Angel Kids through our Facebook Fan Pagehttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Guardian-Angel-Kids-Ezine/163785080346247.

Please feel free to drop Editor-in-Chief, Donna McDine an email at submissions@guardian-angel-kids.com and let them know what you think of Guardian Angel Kids and what you’d like to see in the future. They aim to please.

The Guardian Angel Kids Ezine staff and contributors look forward to your visit. Thank you for your time and interest.

Guardian Angel Kids Ezine–Sports edition

The October Issue of Guardian Angel Kids Ezine is full of a variety of fun articles, stories, and activities. To name a few: a turn-the-page story, a story read aloud in video form, poetry, stories, and games. The coloring  pages are especially challenging. If you are a parent or teacher, tell the teachers you know that  there is lots of help for teachers in every issue.

Link to the magazine:  www.guardian-angel-kids.com

Guardian Angel Family Blog:  http://guardianangelfamily.blogspot.com
 

Children’s Ezine Guardian Angel Kids: Sports and Activities– October 2011 Issue.

Read these letters from publisher, Lynda Burch, and editor, Donna McDine.

Although technology is a wonderful learning tool, it’s important to teach our children the importance of getting up and outside to enjoy the boundless adventures of sports and physical activity. Not only is it good for the body to stretch your muscles and participate in physical activity it does wonders for the brain and soul of one’s body by releasing endorphins.

Join us at Guardian Angel Kids Ezine October 2011 issue and get you and your children grooving through physical action by becoming inspired by this month’s poetry, stories, activities, and articles at http://www.guardian-angel-kids.com.

We also invite you to stay connected with Guardian Angel Kids through our Facebook Fan Page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Guardian-Angel-Kids-Ezine/163785080346247

Letter from the PUBLISHER:  Lynda S. Burch: http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com

Featured Book and video:

Cartwheel Annie Flipping Book by Marilee Crowe and illustrated by K.C. Snider – Annie likes being upside down.  When the neighborhood children see her cart wheeling down the sidewalk on the way to school, they begin to tease her.  That embarrasses her siblings.  It seems everyone is tired of her gymnastics, until the circus comes to town, and Annie becomes the star of the show.

Whispering Wally, art and story by Kevin Collier – Watch a special video of Wally the Whale and his treasure hunt, keeping active swimming.

Children’s poetry, Short Stories, and Articles:

“The Name of the Game,” by Ellen Javernick –  clever poetry that takes you for a whimsical ride through sports.  

“Once Upon Home Plate,” Katie – 5th grader – self confidence soars at the awe inspiring homerun.

“The Magic Bat,” by Marcia Faber and illustrated by Samantha Bell – imagination and fantasy takes you on a delightful outcome of a special bat.

“Fall Freeze,” by Erin K. Schonauer and Jamie C. Schonauer and illustrated by Kathleen Bullock – two sports plus one party equals an icy situation. Can a figure skater and a hockey player learn to balance their differences or are they bound to collide?

“Turtle and Rabbit Relay,” by Karen Robuck – Does the turtle always win the race? In the familiar fable he does, but what about in real life?

“Ways to Use Activities and Games to Teach Vocabulary,” by Dorit Sasson – Engage your students in games of vocabulary and have fun along the way.

Featured Drawing, Games & Activities:
Draw yourself being good with Painting Board – PAINT page

Featured Games from Books – GAME page

Please feel free to drop Editor-in-Chief, Donna McDine an email at submissions@guardian-angel-kids.com and let them know what you think of Guardian Angel Kids and what you’d like to see in the future. They aim to please!

We look forward to your visit. Thank you for your time and interest.

by Donna McDine, Editor-in-Chief, Guardian Angel Kids Ezine

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October issue: Guardian Angel Kids Magazine

Children’s Ezine Guardian Angel Kids: Sports and Activities – October 2011 Issue

Although technology is a wonderful learning tool, it’s important to teach our children the importance of getting up and outside to enjoy the boundless adventures of sports and physical activity. Not only is it good for the body to stretch your muscles and participate in physical activity it does wonders for the brain and soul of one’s body by releasing endorphins.

Join us at Guardian Angel Kids Ezine October 2011 issue and get you and your children grooving through physical action by becoming inspired by this month’s poetry, stories, activities, and articles at http://www.guardian-angel-kids.com.

We also invite you to stay connected with Guardian Angel Kids through our Facebook Fan Page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Guardian-Angel-Kids-Ezine/163785080346247

Letter from the PUBLISHER:  Lynda S. Burch

Featured Book and video:

Cartwheel Annie Flipping Book by Marilee Crowe and illustrated by K.C. Snider – Annie likes being upside down.  When the neighborhood children see her cart wheeling down the sidewalk on the way to school, they begin to tease her.  That embarrasses her siblings.  It seems everyone is tired of her gymnastics, until the circus comes to town, and Annie becomes the star of the show.

Whispering Wally, art and story by Kevin Collier – Watch a special video of Wally the Whale and his treasure hunt, keeping active swimming.

Children’s poetry, Short Stories, and Articles:

“The Name of the Game,” by Ellen Javernick –  clever poetry that takes you for a whimsical ride through sports.  

“Once Upon Home Plate,” Katie – 5th grader – self confidence soars at the awe inspiring homerun.

“The Magic Bat,” by Marcia Faber and illustrated by Samantha Bell – imagination and fantasy takes you on a delightful outcome of a special bat.

“Fall Freeze,” by Erin K. Schonauer and Jamie C. Schonauer and illustrated by Kathleen Bullock – two sports plus one party equals an icy situation. Can a figure skater and a hockey player learn to balance their differences or are they bound to collide?

“Turtle and Rabbit Relay,” by Karen Robuck – Does the turtle always win the race? In the familiar fable he does, but what about in real life?

“Ways to Use Activities and Games to Teach Vocabulary,” by Dorit Sasson – Engage your students in games of vocabulary and have fun along the way.

Featured Drawing, Games & Activities:
Draw yourself being good with Painting Board – PAINT page

Featured Games from Books – GAME page

Please feel free to drop Editor-in-Chief, Donna McDine an email at submissions@guardian-angel-kids.com and let them know what you think of Guardian Angel Kids and what you’d like to see in the future. They aim to please!

We look forward to your visit. Thank you for your time and interest.

by Donna McDine, Editor-in-Chief, Guardian Angel Kids Ezine

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Shapes, Concepts, and Colors Swirl through the March 2011 Issue of Guardian Angel Kids

A great way to spark enjoyment of learning in our young muses is to use the environment around us by discussing how shapes and colors develop into concepts for ease of understanding. For many individuals are visual learners and by developing their visual thinking skills it will certainly enhance their knowledge of their world.

Without further ado we invite you to come explore the March 2011 issue of Guardian Angel Kids Ezine http://www.guardian-angel-kids.com through poetry, short stories, non-fiction, and a parent/teacher article. To add to your child’s learning enjoyment be sure to partake in the interactive activities, games, and videos.

Featured Books:

Shaping Up the Year Flip Book written by Tracey M. Cox and illustrated by Samantha Bell

Shapes at the Beach Activity written by Lynda S. Burch

Children poetry, stories, and articleS:

“Gray,” by Claudia Ann Sodaro mesmerizes what gray comes across as.

“Shapes All Around,” by Alice Knisley Matthias pulls in the world with the shapes around us.

“Magic Green Writing,” by Claudia Ann Sodaro turns the tables on how to adapt. Rosemarie Gillen’s illustration brings the joy of flexibility to life.

“Shape Friends,” by Stephanie Hoina teaches the joy of shapes and how we are enriched by individuality. Maureen Brodsky’s illustration brings forth the differences that join us.

“Colors of Danger,” by Carla Mae Jansen teaches the reader the warning colors in poison dart frogs.

“Building Self-Esteem in Young Children: Teachable Moments Provide Coping and Language Skills,” by Dorit Sasson is an insightful and important article on guiding our children to be comfortable in their own skin.

Grab your favorite snack and pull up a chair alongside your child and enjoy the interactive world of Guardian Angel Kids where the delightful stories take you on awe inspiring adventures.

Thank you for your time and interest, submitted by GAK staff. Link below:

http://www.guardian-angel-kids.com

December issue, Guardian Angel Kids: It’s Not Just for Kids

Here is an announcement from Donna McDine, Editor-in-Chief, Guardian Angel Kids Ezine:

The blustery days of winter have arrived and what better way to spend a cold afternoon than taking your young muse on an interactive adventure at the Guardian Angel Kids Ezine
http://www.guardian-angel-kids.com http://www.guardian-angel-kids.com.

Be prepared to spend memorable time as you both explore the monthly features:

A Blessed Bethlehem Birth Flip Book by Walter Lee McElligott

Follow A Star – a Rooter and Snuffle Story by Shari Lyle-Soffe (read aloud by Donna Shepherd)

Children poems, stories, and articles:

“Blanket of Snow” written by Alice Knisley Matthias, takes you on snow filled vision.

“Twas the Night before Christmas, Down on the Farm” written by Ann Ingalls and illustrated by Kim Sponaugle immerses you in the wonders of Christmas on a farm.

“All by Myself” written and illustrated by Samantha Bell brings you on an adventure of one young girl’s determination.

“Nothing Was Stirring” written by Marion Tickner and illustrated by Jack Foster is a laugh out loud mousy adventure.

“Treasures, Treats, and Traditions” by Lisa Hart brings to life the wonders of this magical time of year with a bonus Pinwheel Candy craft.

“Names for Nick” by Carol Douglas, the origins of good old Saint Nick.

Tune your child into the wonders of prediction through Dorit Sasson’s parent and teacher article “Teaching Prediction in Picture Books and Non-Fiction Text,” and by doing so will make their reading adventure that much more enjoyable.

Stop by for a gander and enjoy your time together, for the adventurous world of reading is at your fingertips.

Thank you for your time and interest.

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Klutzy Kantor

My crit buddy, J. Aday Kennedy, has recently published her first picture book with Guardian Angel Publishing, whose editor and publisher is Lynda S. Burch. The  book, Klutzy Kantor, is about a clumsy flying horse who manages to overcome his awkwardness through perseverance and help from his friends. The story is an inspiration to children who might also need encouragement and help dealing with their personal shortcomings. It is beautifully illustrated by Jack Foster and comes with a teacher guide and song and dance.

I wrote a review of the book which you can read on Amazon. com.

The Story Behind the Story

A Moveable Feast

Illustration by Samantha Bell

If you’ve read my story, “A Movable Feast,” in the June issue of Guardian Angel Kids, this explanation will make sense. If not, you are invited to do so. I hope you will take the message to heart and share it with the kids in your life.

An analogy that fits is “you have to break some eggs to make an omelet.” The story concerns caterpillars eating the leaves of beautiful plants. Some caterpillars devour the leaves but others just nibble. Either way, they have to have the food in order to survive and become butterflies. Later, butterflies thrive on nectar plants.

One time, my neighbor, Cindy’s, friend came to visit and saw the caterpillars swarming over the passion vines on the fence. She was shocked and horrified. Cindy’s little girl, Corina, explained the reason we allowed such practice and the visitor was mollified.  That was the inspiration for the story. When Cindy read the story, she said, “You made me the villain of the story!” I told her: “No, the neighbor lady is a made up character.” Cindy’s a good sport.

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