Teaching my kids to read has always been my one of my favorite stages of parenting. It’s so fun to see the light just turn on as they slowly start to recognize that letters make sounds, and sounds turn into words. This fun Goldfish® crackers Alphabet game for preschoolers is perfect for early letter recognition and such a hit for the little soccer fans in your life, and with a little thanks to Walmart, we had everything we needed to play.
Thanks to Speakaboos for sponsoring this post. How much screen time do your kids get? If your house is anything like mine, it’s probably more screen time than you would like them to have. My kids spend way more time using electronics than I would like. We try and fill our time with other things but as a working mom, sometimes I just have to
I grew up writing for fun so when my own kids decided that writing was a fate worse than death I wasn’t quite sure what to do with that. For years I tried to teach my kids to write by using all the methods that I had liked as a kid. It took me a while to realize that reluctant writers need to be handled a bit differently.
With 3 boys, some who are more reluctant writers than others, I’ve had to get creative in my approach for teaching them that writing can be fun. We’ve come up with some creative ways to get them writing and practice their basic writing skills without turning it into chore.
This simple preschool sensory activity can be done using basic household supplies — just salt and a cookie sheet! I love doing sensory activities with my kids. Before my kids are old enough for structured crafts or more formal preschool activities, we start with sensory activities. Yes, they are messy, but kids get so much out of sensory activities, especially during the preschool years and they always have a blast.
Learning to read is one of the most exciting childhood milestones and I’ve loved watching my children get excited as reading has “clicked” for them. My 7 year old has been reading for a while not but he’s just getting to the point where he really gets it and he looks for any opportunity to read. One of the things that has really helped him get excited about reading was Reading Eggs, so I was more than excited when they offered to sponsor this post so I could share our experience.