rhyming

nursery rhymes old and new: listening, learning and comparing
April 24, 2013 6 comments

nursery rhymes old and new: listening, learning and comparing

We’re on a crazy nursery rhyme kick over here. But instead of sticking to our more modern nursery rhyme poems and calling it a day, we branched out a bit ...

make time to rhyme: rhyme games for bigger kids
September 10, 2012 3 comments

make time to rhyme: rhyme games for bigger kids

We’ve talked about the importance of rhyme many times in the past, but I feel like as Maddy and Owen have gotten older, I’ve really slacked when it’s come to ...

digraphs and blends: search, find, and rhyme game
September 16, 2010 No Comment

digraphs and blends: search, find, and rhyme game

It’s no secret that digraphs and blends are tough for some kiddos to enunciate and hear. These tricky, unique sounds are difficult for little mouths to create, and it’s known ...

take time to rhyme--4 fun ways to play with rhymes
May 26, 2010 No Comment

take time to rhyme–4 fun ways to play with rhymes

Repost from an article I wrote for ABC & 123, on 5/03/10: Whether you’re taking your kids to preschool, enjoying a walk, or just lazying around in the back yard, ...

time to rhyme--go fish!
January 26, 2010 3 comments

time to rhyme–go fish!

Lately all Maddy wants to do is read, read, read, which is fine with me. She’ll read to me, my husband, and she’ll read to Owen or Cora. She’ll read ...

poem, poem, the cookie jar poem
November 19, 2009 5 comments

poem, poem, the cookie jar poem

For the last few days, Maddy has been bouncing around the house, reciting poems from her kindergarten class. Lately, she’s taken to “The Runaway Cookies” which is a seven-stanza poem ...

rockin' rhyme bingo
May 20, 2009 2 comments

rockin’ rhyme bingo

Owen and I revisited Rhyme Bingo today, this time with Maddy, and it was a blast. We only played for a short while–about 15 or 20 minutes before their rest ...

picture and word sort
May 7, 2009 2 comments

picture and word sort

Yesterday was a super-busy and a totally out-of-the-ordinary day for us. We spent the day at PBS Headquarters in Virginia (seriously!) with some other cool DC Metro Moms, and I ...

rhyming and sorting, sorting and rhyming
February 23, 2009 3 comments

rhyming and sorting, sorting and rhyming

Owen and I had a tiny bit of quiet time together yesterday while Cora was napping and Maddy had lunch at preschool, so he and I read, played cars, and ...

rhyme bingo vs dice match-up
January 22, 2009 No Comment

rhyme bingo vs dice match-up

After a morning with Cora at our busy monthly moms’ group meeting, I found I was really looking forward to my “quiet time” with Maddy and Owen after lunch. I ...

bagels, yum! rhymes with . . . thumb?
January 16, 2009 No Comment

bagels, yum! rhymes with . . . thumb?

One thing I’ve found out this year, ever since I’ve been on the board of my local moms’ group, is that there’s never any harm in asking for a little ...