Decorating the Turkey platter

We can add more flavor, and color to the turkey platter with herbs, fruits, dry fruits, eatable flowers, and yummy vegtables. Decorating the platter can be really fun for the little ones in your family too.

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Books & movies for Thanksgiving break

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10 fat turkeys for 4-8 year olds
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Sophie’s Squash, for 3-7 year olds
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Miracle on 34th street (1947), rated PG
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Christmas Carol, George C Scott as Scrooge related PG

Harvest wine & food festival Watercolor Florida

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Watercolor, Florida

In the 2018 harvest festival enjoy wine, food, and an auction

 Sip and enjoy some of the world’s finest wine and culinary selections from :

              Fri Oct 25 – Sat Oct 27

1-  Thursday, October 25, Celebrity Winemaker Dinners

2- Friday October 26 , Al Fresco Reserve Tasting

3- Saturday, October 27, Grand Tasting , Cerulean Park

Also to help Florida charities the  DCWAF silent auction featuring a variety of rare wines, staycations and unique experiences starts Friday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m. and will run through Sunday, October 28th.

https://www.bigtickets.com/events/harvestwinefoodfestival/?referral=rowlandpublishing

Art books for children

 

Picture books for young children learning to read are the best way to learn about art. 

  • Books by Eric Carle’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? 
  • Leo Lionni’s A Color of his Own, a story of a chameleon and the colors he absorbs as he moves around

Other books :

1- Harold and the Purple Crayon

2- The Pencil

3- Bear Hunt ( story of a bear that draws his way out of trouble)

4- The Tunnel

5- A Walk in the Park 

For older children the more technical books:

1- 13 art skills children should know

2- Camille and the sunflowers 

3- The art book for children (1&2)

4- Draw Paint Print like the great artists

With art Children can find an expressive outlet. If they are having difficulties in other parts of the school curriculum their art becomes their chosen way to show their talent, and communicate their other hidden strengths.  For some children writing and verbalizing is not easy, and their art can become their way of communicating, offering ideas, and expressing their feelings.

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Places to be on Labor day Weekend?

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Enjoying the last few days of summer

Here are 6 places to visit for fun, food and natural beauty this Labor Day weekend .

Iceland – Blue Lagoon

The Retreat at the Blue Lagoon is a five-star hotel opened in April. Built on an 800 year old lava flow, hotel guests have access to the main part of the Blue Lagoon,  which flows from the same wellspring of geothermal water and features secluded lava canyons.

Sonoma, California

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend. This is the place for amazing dinners on sprawling vineyards, and winemaker hosted BBQ by talented local chefs.

Aspen, Colorado

This is the place with natural beauty, great music, and great food. Ajax Tavern’s 7th Annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival, on Sept 3 and Jazz Aspen Snowmass, a music festival with performances by Lionel Richie, Jack Johnson, and more.

Watch Hill, Rhode Island

Go for the gorgeous beaches, charming restaurants, and great hotels. While you are in town, be sure to check out the Ocean House’s Secret Champagne Garden.

Savannah, Georgia

Labor Day Beach Bash on Tybee Island will have live music and fireworks. Stop by the Savannah Craft Brew Fest and discover your favorite spirit while you take in the grand view of the skyline.

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

The resort is just steps away from the beach, and a large pool. Perfect for a family getaway. Enjoy the sand and the last days of sun on your skin.

Labor Day always stands as the holiday that officialy ends the summer season. Be safe and have a wonderful weekend.