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August 27, 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...]

Preschool Art: Q-tip Skeleton

Q-Tip Skeleton

We've been learning about the human body as part of our homeschool curriculum and my preschooler never wants to be left out of anything. This simple preschool art activity is perfect for teaching preschoolers about their skeleton or as part of a Halloween theme. I love projects that are … [Read more...]

#RetroSummer – Magnifying Glass Science

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Between the recent eclipse and the Transit of Venus, my kids' interest in astronomy has been piqued. We tracked down several pairs of special glasses to view both events and spent quite a bit of time talking about why you shouldn't look directly at the sun. Remembering summers spent burning ants … [Read more...]

7 Fun Ways to Keep Cool This Summer

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This guest post is by Michelle from Fun on a Dime. Be sure and check out her blog for some great tips for frugal family fun! Looking for some fun activities to do this summer with your kiddos or maybe even by yourself? Check out some of these cool treats and fun projects that are sure to keep you … [Read more...]