alphabet

word building, letter writing, stamping to spell
January 9, 2014 12 comments

word building, letter writing, stamping to spell

     Originally published on 2.23.11 but republished because it’s that important. During Maddy’s homework time yesterday, Owen had one task on  his mind: he wanted to write a get-well letter ...

alphabet and reading on the road
February 18, 2013 5 comments

alphabet and reading on the road

The kids and I spent the weekend in Pennsylvania, showering my baby sister and her husband with love for their soon-to-be baby boy. Though we experienced a little more excitement ...

10 fun ways of helping kids learn the abc's
June 28, 2012 8 comments

10 fun ways of helping kids learn the abc’s

It’s so easy for us to say we want our kids to learn the ABC’s and 123′s before kids hit Kindergarten, but how do we actually do it? Is there ...

homemade alphabet book: get personal with the abc's
April 11, 2012 21 comments

homemade alphabet book: get personal with the abc’s

There’s been a ton of little things that we’ve done over here to help Maddy, Owen, and Cora learn the letters of the alphabet, but I have to say that ...

best of teach mama countdown: #9 -- building words, names
January 4, 2012 No Comment

best of teach mama countdown: #9 — building words, names

This post, which rolls in at #9, continues to surprise me with the amount of hits it gets. Maybe it’s the title: word building, name building (and crossing the line). ...

build your own bingo games: uppercase and lowercase letter match
December 1, 2011 15 comments

build your own bingo games: uppercase and lowercase letter match

Cora and I have been rockin’ the bingo games lately, with a new spin on bingo games that she really seems to love. And I’m sure the Smartie bingo markers ...

leafy, outdoor alphabet letter hunt
October 19, 2011 4 comments

leafy, outdoor alphabet letter hunt

It’s very leafy over here. With tons of huge trees dropping leaves at about a million per minute, our yard and house is covered. But before I pulled out the ...

window writing: spelling word and letter practice
September 28, 2011 11 comments

window writing: spelling word and letter practice

Who knew that window writing would be so much fun? Maddy has been window-writing for the last few weeks to study her spelling words, and Cora has jumped on board ...

alphabet letter splash--keeping cool with the abc's
July 19, 2011 17 comments

alphabet letter splash–keeping cool with the abc’s

Who says playing with the letters of the alphabet can’t be a fun and exciting outdoor activity? Who thinks that all letter-learning involves a pen and paper? Who knows a ...

smart summer challenge fun learning ideas: week 4
July 17, 2011 6 comments

smart summer challenge fun learning ideas: week 4

It’s almost week #4 of our Smart Summer Learning Challenge–the campaign we’ve created to let all parents know the important–and totally fun–role they play in their children’s summer learning! These ...

quick trick: how to use recyclables with kids--get fun, crafty, creative
June 8, 2011 39 comments

quick trick: how to use recyclables with kids–get fun, crafty, creative

With summer right around the corner and kids home a lot more than usual, many of us need to keep a few tricks in our back pocket for rainy days ...