Sunday, 14 December 2008

Christmas Theme Curriculum-Based Fun Educational Pack [BUNDLE]

Christmas Bundle Activity Pack Special Offer

Christmas Bundle Activity Pack Special Offer

I have put together a fantastic Christmas Activity Bundle for kids of all ages, mums, grannies, teachers, homeschoolers, preschoolers…


The Bundle Includes the following, which are available separately, but not with the same amazing savings:

  • 12-days12 Days of Christmas, Copywork, Activity Book & Sheet Music, A comprehensive Unit Study of the 12 Days of Christmas (Includes the Biblical interpretation). This unit is suitable for preschool children to around Grade 3 as it includes activities that can be adapted for younger or older children. Some educator/parental guidance and discussion will make this fun unit study even more interesting
  • xmas-counting-g1-g21Christmas Counting & Numbers,Activity Book Suitable for Pre K- Gr1… This Christmas Themed Mathematics Activity Book is geared towards children who are in the early stages of learning; more appropriately preschool to grade 1 although activities can be adapted for older or younger children. The activities are fun, illustrated with exciting Christmas themes and so break the monotony that can and often do occur during learning time. The beauty of this book is that it can travel!

Christmas Maths, Problem solving & Counting for Gr 1-2 - his Christmas Themed Mathematics Activity Book is geared towards children who are in the early stages of learning; more appropriately grade 1 or 2 although activities can be adapted for older or younger children. The activities are fun, illustrated with exciting Christmas themes and so break the monotony that can occur during lesson time. The beauty of this book is that it can travel! It can be used as an activity during long car travel, or even for those couple of hours in an evening when everyone wants and needs their own space. The work is curriculum-based on research on the Assessment Standards utilised in South Africa.

  • Christmas Picture Dictionary & Activity Book for Early Learners

    At the outset I need to emphasize that our Picture Dictionaries were developed as fun educational activities. Christmas is an exciting time for children and anything with a Christmas theme can encourage a child to read, write, draw & create. This Christmas Themed Picture Dictionary has been developed for early learners, around preschool years, but like with many of our workbooks can be adapted to suit older or younger learners.

  • Preparing for Christmas ~ A Comprehensive Educational Activity Book for Kids & Adults :) - A4 Size Educational Activity Book - Includes inter alia Fun Illustrated Christmas Preparations Advent CalendarAn Illustrated History of Christmas Traditions and Symbols (With Comprehension Questions)The Christmas Spider StoryWhat the Drummer Boy Didn’t Know : The Story of HanukkahHow to Use Children’s Literature and Cooking Activities to Teach Early Literacy SkillsWordsearches & Mazes (Easy, harder, hardest)Colouring & Dot to DotSanta Cut & Paste ActivityChristmas Gift Cut & Paste
  • The Christmas Child, A Comprehensive Unit Study for All Grades

  • The Christmas Dinner - An Activity Play for Children -

    This delightful play (in three parts) for children of all ages is intended, not only for acting, but also for reading and comprehension. It is arranged that boys and girls can read it to themselves, just as they would read any other story. Even the stage directions and the descriptions of scenery are presented as a part of the narrative. At the same time, by the use of different styles of type, the speeches of the characters are clearly distinguished from the rest of the text, an arrangement which will be found convenient when parts are being memorized for acting.

  • The Christmas Story as Told in The Bible ~ Copywork & Activity Book - This 105 Page educational eBook focuses on the Story of the Birth of Christ as told in the KJV Bible. This is a complete Unit Study of the Birth , and included are fun exercises to take away any monotony that may arise (and often does) with copywork. Standard fonts have been used for general copywork, and Tracing Fonts have been used for the younger learner. Training lines and standard lines will be found throughout the book, which focuses on the entire passages of the Bible, but reinforces certain aspects of the birth which will already be familiar to your child when hearing the Sotry of the Birth of Christ. This beautiful book is a “keeper” and can be printed and re-printed as your children familiarise themselves with the Bible and develop their relationship with Christ. Share this as a beautifully ring-bound Christmas Gift for treasured family and friends. I am extremely proud and dewy eyes at this work which I consider to be exceptionally meaningful.

    • Timeless Christmas Classics - Unit Studies & Reading Comprehension for All Ages -

    No greater teaching force has ever been discovered than the story and no one has ever lived who used that force so skilfully as did our Great Teacher.

    It is not strange, then, that among all the stories that have ever been written or told none are so dear to us as the stories and legends which centre in His birth. Young and old alike delight in them and never tire of hearing them.

    Unusual care has been taken in compiling this little volume and each story has its own sweet lesson. Each one is from the pen of one who has imbibed the real spirit of Christmas. They will prove attractive and helpful at any time during the year.

    It is our earnest wish that this book may find its way into many homes and schools and Sunday Schools and that its contents may help to inspire and guide us all.

    TOTAL VALUE: $56.50
    SALE PRICE: $20.50
    SAVINGS OF: $36.00 (64%)

Saturday, 13 December 2008


Hi there on this excruciatingly hot day in Southern Africa..

Just a note that I have a load of free printable Christmas activities to keep your little ones occupied (and mum's sane) during this festive season that won't yet be found on my main St Aiden's website as yet - I tend to spread my resources lolol...

Please feel free to download download download!!! Keep the kids busy entertained and creative!!! They will absolutely adore making gifts for Mum and Dad, Granny and Grandpa...

Feel free to browse through the 400+ activity documents I have there, educational mainly aimed at kids, but parent and teacher resources as well... Below is the link to my Christmas Folder:

An example of what you can find is:

Christmas Stories and Reading Comprehension;

Christmas Crafts;

Christmas Activity Books;

Christmas Counting;

Christmas Alphabet;

Christmas Carol Song Book;

Christmas Recipe Books;

Kids Crafts - Making Christmas Gifts - inexpensively :)

And so much more...

Please do make use of the FREE resources. The children's books are ALL educational and so they will be learning without even knowing it... Today I might add some scrapbooking and notebooking pages which will be ideal for printing out, and putting together in a little package with a beautiful ribbon... Be sure to print out the free gift tags as well... The kids will have fun and you will end up with a host of inexpensive Christmas gifts for loved ones that will be useful and appreciated...



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Friday, 12 December 2008

International Children's Dance Therapist and Author to Visit South Africa

My good friend and inspiration, Dzagbe, hails from Ghana, now lives in Spain will be visiting Africa shortly to promote her new book. Reading through her up coming press release by her publishers I discovered some interesting information about this woman of the world - one who cares so deeply for others to the extent that she makes it her life's work to assist and aid. She has written books and produced videos and is well known as an expert author in her field. Here is an excerpt from her press release"

"Tales My Ghanaian Grandmother Told Me" consists of four stories: "The Wicked Curse of Nibobobo", "Akua's Foolish Wish", "Fingers of Fire" and "Journey to the Chest of Gold".

"The Wicked Curse of Nibobobo" opens with the inhabitants of the village holding a dance by moonlight. The young hero of the story slips way. He is in love. He plans to ask the girl's father for permission to marry her. Her parents are delighted to give their consent but the hero's own father forbids the relationship.

This decision has catastrophic consequences as the girl’s mother commits a terrible act which affects all the villagers. Our hero accompanied by two young friends sets out on a dangerous journey into the unknown to rectify the situation.

"Akua's Foolish Wish" explains the possible origins of a taboo. Akua, a young potter unthinkingly expresses a wish not realizing her power to make it come true. This results in inanimate objects having the power of speech and a very fraught situation develops in the village.

After much time and effort Akua is able to solve the problem.

"Fingers of Fire" is a story about a very unusual boy who has mysterious powers. He receives instructions to build a very strange object though he does not know what its purpose is. He is assisted in all his endeavors by a young girl who lives in the same household.

When finally the strange object is revealed it completely changes the lives of the villagers.

"Journey to the Chest of Gold" tells the story of a trip by a party of schoolchildren and their teacher to learn about the Gold Trade in West Africa. The group travel back through time and enter the King's Palace. There they learn about the weights used for measuring gold dust and gold nuggets.

To the horror of the group their presence in forbidden territory is discovered and they flee from the past back to the present.

All four stories are linked by being set in Ghana in times past. I am an ethnologist and my background facts and descriptions are accurate. Despite the title these stories are not traditional tales retold. They are genuinely my own creation. Traditional tales were narrated by the Story Teller. I have written mine in this style.

How long have you been writing?

I wrote my first book at age twelve. It is only in the last six years or so that I have considered publishing anything I have written.

What motivated you to write this book? At the moment many countries have great problems due to lack of social cohesion and generally accepted moral standards. In some big cities youths are carrying dangerous weapons and murders are becoming increasingly common. Teen age pregnancy rates amongst girls are rising.

World wide there are large numbers of parents looking for ways of giving their children a glimpse of another more structured and peaceful society. I do not wish to imply that traditional African societies had all the answers. Nor do I want to deny that young people in Africa today are looking to Europe and the United States of America for their influences.

People involved in the upbringing of children are also looking for a morality that goes beyond established religions, for a morality that we all as human beings can agree on. Many children feel fearful and defenseless. My stories impart a feeling of self-worth to them.

Children can learn a number of things from my stories, such as how children and adults interacted. How children were brought up with the aim of producing hard-working, thoughtful, responsible adults. The importance of community is illustrated and how everyone had their place. Attitudes towards authority are also mirrored. Children have an instinctive understanding of the importance of music, dance and a spiritual life. This understanding is often lost in adulthood - but not in Africa.

Although my stories are for all children they may have a special significance for children whose heritage is linked to the African Diaspora.

Who and/or what inspire you most?

I am most inspired by the beauty and diversity of planet Earth and its peoples, the majority of whom struggle to live good lives

.What are your future plans?

I would very much like to travel the world and teach parents how they themselves can use Dance and Movement as a means of conflict resolution and deepening their relationship with their children. I intend to carry on writing for children and on anything else that interests me.

Have you started on your next book? If so, please introduce its premise if you are interested.

Yes. It is set in a coastal fishing village in present day Ghana. It deals with changes in society from past to present which the boy and girl (the main characters) experience in dreams at night. A conflict which has its mysterious origins in the past still looms large in certain people's lives. The guiding presence in this journey is a highly intelligent talking dolphin. His family history is entwined with that of the villagers. He reveals the secret and teaches them ecological lessons which give rise to a green movement in that area.

Do you hope to inspire other writers? What advice would you give for people thinking about writing a book?

I do hope to inspire other people but not necessarily as writers. I would advice them by all means write your book but be aware that luck; great self-confidence and persistence are needed to get it published.

What do you do for a living? What is your day job or is writing your day job?

I am an ethnologist and I have worked in museums in Ghana, Nigeria and Germany. I am also a Dance and Movement Therapist. I have worked with adults suffering from a range of problems including severe mental ill health, various other physical problems, stress, medication, drug dependency and personality disorders. My main work, however, has been with Children with Special Needs. I have worked with children with severe learning and physical problems including Downes Syndrome, cerebral palsy, and autism amongst others. I cannot describe writing as my day job as having a job includes the idea of remuneration. If this book is a success then I'll describe myself as a writer. But I do intend to continue writing full time

What obstacles have you overcome to write this book?

Writing the book was not the problem - finding a publisher with vision was.

How long did it take you to write this book?

I don't remember. It all happened in what to me feels like another lifetime.

What research did you do for the book, if any?

None as such, I drew on knowledge gained during my ethnological research while working.

Did you draw on life experience to write this book? If so, can you share that experience in brief?

Yes, but the experiences are too esoteric to be explained briefly.

Do you possess a unique quality or talent that might relate to the purpose of this book?

Yes, I am a Healer and a member of the World Federation of Healing.

Is there anything else you'd like to tell us? (Possibly about your home, family, life purpose, your community, etc.?)

I am a Dance and Movement Therapist who has written a book on Dance Therapy for the use of parents who have children with Special Needs. I have also produced an African Dance video.

Although my stories are intended for all children I would have thought that they best fit into the "ethnic", "Black Literature" slot.

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Monday, 01 December 2008


Official Press Release On 01 December 2008

St Aiden’s Homeschool, South Africa, Signs on to

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Don't miss this exciting opportunity: St Aiden’s Homeschool, South Africa and will be offering anumber of promotional published eBooks for download absolutely free during the next week or two, in plenty of time to fill those Christmas stockings with fun and educational activities for your kids, from preschool right up to upper elementary school.

Be sure to be on the lookout for our newsletters featuring our newest products (they will also be on the site at St Aiden's) and also the free downloads that will shortly be available to you and check out our other great curriculum-based homeschooling and educational products at where you get Curriculum in a Click!