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April 23, 2014

Gardening with Kids: 5 Easy Tips to Get you Started

Gardening with Kids

Gardening can be a great activity to teach kids about the world around them. It's been a few years since we've had a full-fledged garden, and despite the fact that I am way too pregnant to do much of the work myself, I was determined that this year we were going to do some planting. My boys are … [Read more...]

How to Make a Laminated Alphabet

How to Make a Laminated Alphabet

One of the most effective tools I have for teaching my kids letter recognition has been a simple laminated alphabet. This cost me under $5 to put together and we've used it for numerous activities, from making play dough letters to tracing over each letter with a white board marker. This is so … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Pizza Mania Early Math Game

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I start math education early around here. Most parents do, they just may not realize that's what they are doing. Counting, sorting, and matching games are perfect for teaching valuable skills that will help kids learn more advanced math later on. Pizza Mania from Learning Resources is a great game … [Read more...]

Dough Letters – Early Literacy Activity for Preschoolers

Play-Doh Letters

Sometimes the simplest activities are the ones that appeal to preschoolers the most. This early literacy activity is one that we turn to over and over again because it's always such a hit and it does a great job teaching letter recognition in a hands-on way. A while back I made a laminated … [Read more...]

Preschool Science – How Does a Seed Grow?

Eggshell Science

I love science projects for kids that use things we have around the house already. It's a great way to recycle things that would ordinarily be thrown away and it allows you to do some really educational science activities without spending a lot of money. This simple science activity is perfect for … [Read more...]