Thanks to Speakaboos for sponsoring this post. How much screen time do your kids get? If your house is anything like mine, it’s probably more screen time than you would like them to have. My kids spend way more time using electronics than I would like. We try and fill our time with other things but as a working mom, sometimes I just have to
I grew up writing for fun so when my own kids decided that writing was a fate worse than death I wasn’t quite sure what to do with that. For years I tried to teach my kids to write by using all the methods that I had liked as a kid. It took me a while to realize that reluctant writers need to be handled a bit differently.
With 3 boys, some who are more reluctant writers than others, I’ve had to get creative in my approach for teaching them that writing can be fun. We’ve come up with some creative ways to get them writing and practice their basic writing skills without turning it into chore.
This simple preschool sensory activity can be done using basic household supplies — just salt and a cookie sheet! I love doing sensory activities with my kids. Before my kids are old enough for structured crafts or more formal preschool activities, we start with sensory activities. Yes, they are messy, but kids get so much out of sensory activities, especially during the preschool years and they always have a blast.
Learning to read is one of the most exciting childhood milestones and I’ve loved watching my children get excited as reading has “clicked” for them. My 7 year old has been reading for a while not but he’s just getting to the point where he really gets it and he looks for any opportunity to read. One of the things that has really helped him get excited about reading was Reading Eggs, so I was more than excited when they offered to sponsor this post so I could share our experience.
Did you know more than 47% of U.S. children are below grade-level reading? That’s a devastating statistic, not just because of the damaging effect it has on a child’s academic (and professional) future but because great reading skills can open doors and enrich lives. The new Rosetta Stone Kids Reading program is designed for kids age 3-7 and can help teach kids to read in an exciting way using your computer or tablet.