Here’s an example of how we play with words to help our kids learn to read. This is a game Alex and I played yesterday. I’ve done something similar with all of the kids and it always works well and is fun. I wrote and illustrated 15 sets of words (drawings on blue, words on [...]
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What a summer it’s been so far! I’ve never been this pregnant in the summer and I have to say I planned it well the other four times! Since we don’t have central air, it gets very hot in our two story house (especially on the second floor where my computer is) and I [...]
What a couple of weeks it’s been! The water heater self destructed, then the dryer called it quits. Anna got sick, then the boys, and now Daryl and I are. I’ve lost most of my voice and my throat and ears are especially painful, and no home remedies are working so far (though one led [...]
What a week we had! There were lots of minor emergencies but here’s some of the good stuff we’ve done lately… We read piles of library books. Some current favorites include We Are In a Book (Mo Willems), Too many toys (David Shannon), Shark and lobster’s amazing undersea adventure (Viviane Shwarz), Terry Pratchett young adult [...]
Here’s a bit of what’s clogging up my browser today… Fear The Pumpkin: In Ukraine, It’s The Big Kiss-Off Think jack-o’-lanterns are frightening? Try being a man in Ukraine. Then you’ll truly understand what it’s like to fear a pumpkin. For centuries in the Eastern European nation, a pumpkin meant one thing: No, I won’t [...]
We’ll return to the photo spread of reasons I’m glad we HS tomorrow but in the meantime here’s a few things I wanted to pass on if you missed them and if you care! Friday only: FREE iLiveMath Animals of Africa app for kids Yes, today. We don’t have any of those newfangled devices like [...]
This fascinating video about Swedish preschools is a must-see! It’s not just about preschool, but early academics, nature, learning to read, evaluating children, nutrition and more. Every teacher and parent should watch this IMO.
I just stumbled onto Carl’s Corner and thought I’d recommend it to parents with little ones. The games and activities seem designed for preschool to around grade one, depending on the child. There are lots of board games, activities, bingo sheets and other fun games designed to teach sight words, reading skills and other early [...]
If you and your kiddos are fans of the Wild Things book, check out this sweet lesson plan to go with it. There’s even a wild thing template for your kiddo to decorate with whatever she chooses and make a puppet! Thanks Susan!
Here’s a fun way to teach little ones about addition and help them see all the combinations that can make up a number. Head over to education.com for the instructions.