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September 21, 2014

10 Things Your Child’s Kindergarten Teacher Wishes you Knew

kindergarten

Starting kindergarten is a huge milestone in the life of a child, and one that most parents spend years preparing for. While academic preparation for kindergarten is important, there are many practical issues to consider that can help make the back-to-school transition easier for your child and your … [Read more...]

5 Fun Ways to Teach Multiplication

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I remember being drilled on my multiplication tables by my dad as a kid. I was so sure I would never get them down. Numbers kind of swim in my head and I couldn't keep any of them straight but, like so many other kids, then and now, not having a firm grasp on my multiplication tables was holding me … [Read more...]

Math War Multiplication Card Game

Math War Card Game

Memorizing multiplication facts can be a tedious chore for active kids, especially for little boys who have a hard time sitting still. Having a strong grasp on basic concepts like multiplication facts can make a major difference for kids as they try to master more complex math concepts though so … [Read more...]

Books that Get Boys Excited About Reading

Books to get boys reading

Reading is something I'm passionate about and before I even became a mother I knew that was something I wanted to share with my kids. My oldest three children are boys though and that comes with a few challenges. Nationally, boys consistently test lower than girls on reading assessments. The … [Read more...]

Craft: Pepper Printed Shamrocks

Shamrock Craft

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner and to celebrate we created this super simple craft that is perfect for preschoolers to school-aged kids. I love easy craft projects that use things I already have around the house. For this project, we had some green peppers in the fridge that were … [Read more...]