Sunday, September 18, 2011

Avon Giveaway

I’ve bought Avon for years!!  I love the fact that I can shop in the middle of the night, get my items delivered to my door within days, and I pay NO shipping costs!  Here’s how that works…first you register and click "shop my store" online through an AVON representative.  You have to go through a representative in order to get the free shipping offer.  Don’t have a representative?  Here….borrow mine...  Make sure you check out the Outlet brochure because it has a lot of discontinued items at very low prices!  Secondly, add your items to your cart until your order is $30 or more (to get free shipping).  At checkout, if the code does not already come up, type in FS30REP in the promo code to get free shipping.  Finally, pay through a credit card or Paypal and sit back and wait for your Avon to arrive at your door via UPS.  I LOVE shopping this way because I do not have to deal with a pushy sales person, and I can shop all hours of the night.

So…What’s So Good about AVON? 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Top Websites for Children

The World Wide Web can be a dangerous place, but it also can provide a wonderful learning experience for your children.  I was amazed when my four-year-old started reading and spelling words she learned from an online game.  I decided to create a list of great websites for young children.
A website full of games and videos from your child’s favorite TV shows on PBS kids.  There are a wide range of games appropriate for many different ages.  They are educational and focus on spelling, phonics, literacy, vocabulary, reading, social skills, and much more.  My four-year-old absolutely loves SuperWhy and walks around singing “I really love to spell S-P-E-L-L”.  She also knows the primary colors and how to make mixed colors. is another website full of games and videos from your child’s favorite TV shows such as Bubble Guppies, Dora the Explorer, and Team Umizoomi.  There is also a ‘create’ link that allows your child to draw, color, play with virtual stickers, and create spin art.
Coloring Book Fun is full of printable pages for your child to color.  I love this site because it offers a huge variety of coloring pages.  It has coloring pages for every holiday imaginable!  I used this site a lot when I ran daycare out of my house.  The popups are annoying, but I guess it’s a small price to pay for an extensive coloring book.
Spot the dog has his own website!!  Here is where your child can color, play games, and create a story!
Sesame Street also has many educational games.  There are even games about potty time, brushing teeth, and cleaning up!