Famous Figures of Ancient Times goes along so well with The Story of the World. I read what I have to teach that week before hand and look through Famous Figures to see if it has a project for the person being introduced in our history class. There are even little cards that have information about each person. What I really like about Famous Figures is that there are two of each person. One for the teacher and one for the stupor color and put together. Since The Story of the World does not have a lot of pictures it is helpful to put a face to the name of the person they are learning about. I use Timberdoodle’s online scheduler but I took Famous Figures off of it so that I could do it along with our history book when the people where mentioned. The only downside to this book is that it doesn’t come with those little prong pieces to join the people together. We had some leftover from a previous art kit that I used but I am sure you can get them at any art supply store or Walmart. If you do not have prongs then you can always use tape. The prongs are hard for our daughter to put through the paper so I have to do that for her after she colors the people. This amazing history book is not a must have but it is a wonderful addition for any social studies class and I highly recommend getting it.
We have been trying out a lot of new baby items this year and here is another one we did not have for our first daughter. It is called Sensory Tissue Box . What makes this toy so much fun? Let's be honest babies love to get into things. We have tried before to let her play with a regular box of tissues. Big mess. The tissues were everywhere and they have like 250 tissues in a box, she torn them up to so an even bigger mess. Our daughter even went as far as to rip the box itself up. This sensory tissue box though is made of very soft fabric so she can not tear it up, it has 15 tissues so less to keep track of and the tissue can not be easily torn up either. This is the biggest positive of this sensory box in my opinion. Another positive to having this sensory tissue box instead of a regular one is that the tissues are different colors and sizes as well as having different textures to them. There are 6 see-through ones, 6 see-through ones that have dots on them and 3 crinkly ones. T