In Our Lives…
Another week of summer flew by. It was a week of Camp Galileo, and Smarty absolutely loved this camp. Kids were completely immersed into a theme of Australia and Oceania - creating art, inventing monsoon shelters and tsunami warning systems, and making up Maori chants. As a blogger, I signed up for a campaign to promote Camp Galileo, but my opinion is my own – this is a terrific camp for kids who love science and active games. Smarty is already begging to go back to that camp next year and sign up for more than one week. You can check Camp Galileo for yourself – there might still be seats available this summer:
Smarty was staying in extended care for Camp Galileo – we were picking her up at around 5 pm. One day she told us that she learned to fold 3 different airplanes from a book that she read in her extended camp. It was cool to learn something new from her – we folded planes and tested them in our backyard.
What My Child Is Reading
Yes, Smarty found her next best book ever. In one week she read through four Harry Potter books – basically, it was all that she was doing at home. She was not even interested in computer games, which is very unusual for her. Smarty says that she can come up with any number of stories about Harry Potter in her head – it’s really too bad that she never shares those stories with anyone.
There was a lively discussion on my Facebook page about whether Harry Potter books are appropriate for someone as young as Smarty (she is 7). We were hesitating for a while, but then we decided that we would answer all the questions she might have about the events in the books. Interestingly, darkness doesn’t bother her, but rule breaking does.
Favorite Memory from This Week
Smarty was very excited about Father’s Day. In addition to the Lego card holder, she made Papa a card, a Happy Father’s Day picture (she taped it to her bedroom door, so Papa would see it first thing in the morning when he got out of our bedroom), a Sculpty clay candleholder, and she also gave him some sweets in that tissue box with a game “guess your sweet” to go with it. Papa was very pleased with his presents and with all extra sweetness she poured on.