Wednesday, October 9, 2013

December is Coming: Subtle Hints

While we never expect to receive gifts, when we do, it's always fun when the gifts are something we can/will use all the time.

With that in mind, I have decided to compile a list of items that Emma would love to receive, or that I would love for her to receive.

Random Items

Breyer's Pink Magnum horse model. She is smitten with this horse. Does there need to be a reason?
***She has purchased this guy with her own money***

With the Breyer kid's club she would get a years subscription to the magazine 'Young Rider' as well as a model horse and $5 off another horse. 

We borrowed this series from the library back in Iowa and we really enjoyed it. I would love for us to have a copy of it for a more educational reason now. 

She loves her Barbie movies. 

The DVD Case Front Cover
This DVD looks awesome and educational!

We are trying to get into the habit of playing more games as a family. We like thinking games that take a little bit of time, but not ones that take all day (or night) to finish. If you have a favorite game that you think we might like, that would be cool! If not, here are a few games that I'm pretty sure Emma will like. 

I picked up this companies Bird Bingo game for a steal at the BOW silent auction, and we really like it. The pictures are basic but clear and there is information on the back that tells a bit about each bird (include their scientific name which will help when we start learning about animal classification this year).There are a few other versions they have that we would probably enjoy as well, but none more than this version. 

Pony-opoly is getting a little young for her, so I think she might be ready for this game. That and she keeps asking for it. 

Another game she saw and wants.

More Horse games!

This is a variety of horse card games. 

Books- she wants lots of books!
*Most of the horse books/series we have found are out of print. Some can be bought from, as well as used book stores*

Charming Ponies series (she has A Perfect Pony) or of the horse books by the author, Lois Szymanski.

Horse reference books. She prefers the reference books about horses and horse breeds (as opposed to horseback riding and care of horses), but really, she loves any book with factual information about horses.  This one,

we use to borrow from the Ames Public Library on a regular basis. It's a wonderful resource with lots of great pictures. It's out of print though (and our local library doesn't have it), so if you find it used, picked it up for us please!!!

This series might be a bit old for her, but it's one to keep in mind for a few years down the road. 

This series I feel she might be ready for. I am not sure if these books are still in print though. 

Ok. This is a series about a girl named Emma and her pony named Sheltie. It looks like these books are also no longer in print. 

Really, I could just go on and on with lists of horse books that she would like. Basically, her reading level is at about the 3rd to 5th grade level (based on the fact that she read and understood the American Girl book, Saige). So if you find a horse book (we loved used!) that looks interesting, chances are she'll read it (or I'll read it to her) and we'll love it!

Non-horse books

We have a few birds that visit our yard and we are excited to discover what they are. We'd also like to attract more. 

1 comment:

  1. So. Many. HORSE GAMES!!! I'm going to have to check some of those out--now that the girls are passionate about their horseback riding lessons, I'm extra committed to sneaking in the horsey learning.


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