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October 31, 2014

Halloween Craft: Chinese Jack-O-Lantern

Chinese Paper Jack-O-Lantern

My kids love making their own holiday decorations. This simple Halloween craft is a fun twist on a paper Chinese lantern -- it's a Chinese Jack-O-Lantern! This is super simple to make and can be adapted for even the youngest kids. Halloween is nearly here and I have a confession. I have yet to … [Read more...]

Halloween Craft: Origami Balloon Jack-O-Lantern

Origami Balloon Jack-O-Lantern

I can't take any credit for this craft. My ten year old so is the master of paper crafts and came up with this brilliant idea for a fun Halloween craft on his own. He sure doesn't get that from me. These easy Origami Balloon Jack-O-Lanterns are fun for elementary aged kids to make. They require a … [Read more...]

Halloween Craft for Preschoolers – Pumpkin Painting

Painted Pumpkins

Carving pumpkins is an essential part of Halloween. But what do you do if your kids are too young to carve a pumpkin safely or if you just plain don't like to carve pumpkins? Pull out the paint and paint your pumpkin instead! Preschoolers love to participate in Halloween themed activities but … [Read more...]

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

teach multiplication

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...]