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July 30, 2014

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...]

Homemade Valentine Tutorial

valentine

I am not a crafty person by nature so the crafts we do around here are foolproof. I love the look of homemade Valentines cards because they are so much more personal than the generic little cards you buy at the store but with my options are limited by my crafting skills. I love this super simple … [Read more...]