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money poems, money songs: fun ways to teach kids about money
February 10, 2014 4 comments

money poems, money songs: fun ways to teach kids about money

originally published on 5.14.10     Maddy’s been learning about money in school. Pennies, nickels, dimes–and she’s been talking 1′s, 5′s, and 10′s like nobody’s business. Add her big half-dollars ...

lily pad number game: get kids up, moving, and counting!
October 4, 2013 4 comments

lily pad number game: get kids up, moving, and counting!

The following guest post is written by Emma Craig. Emma writes P is for Preschooler blog which is totally worth checking out if you have a little one at home! ...

best of teach mama countdown: #6 -- learning with recyclables
January 7, 2012 No Comment

best of teach mama countdown: #6 — learning with recyclables

One of these days I’m going to share where and how we store the recyclables that we manage to save from the big blue bin over here. But until then, ...

teachmama's best of 2011: mine and yours!
January 2, 2012 No Comment

teachmama’s best of 2011: mine and yours!

A few of my favorite bloggy buddies and I have decided to do a little reflecting before moving forward with 2012. We thought that beginning the year by sharing our ...

magazine activities: creative, crafty, sneaky-learning fun
December 4, 2011 31 comments

magazine activities: creative, crafty, sneaky-learning fun

We are huge magazine fans over here. We love finding them in the mailbox, reading them, playing detective with them, crafting with them, and learning with them.  When they arrive ...

new for us friday: LeapFrog Peek-A-Shoe Octopus (& giveaway!)
November 26, 2011 47 comments

new for us friday: LeapFrog Peek-A-Shoe Octopus (& giveaway!)

As much as I have had a ton of success with LeapFrog products and love nearly everything LeapFrog, I knew that I needed to outsource a bit when it came ...

we teach: holiday learning eBook -- free, fab, filled with ideas
October 17, 2011 No Comment

we teach: holiday learning eBook — free, fab, filled with ideas

Hip, hip, HOORAY!!  The we teach holiday learning eBook is hot off the presses! Filled with fabulous ideas from over 30 brilliant members of our forum, the holiday learning eBook ...

beautiful, simple sorting: fine motor & creative thinking F-U-N
October 6, 2011 7 comments

beautiful, simple sorting: fine motor & creative thinking F-U-N

Homework time is still a little bit nutty for us, but I’ve been trying a few new things now and again to keep everyone focused and everyone smiling. One thing ...

smart summer challenge: wrap-up and winners!
September 2, 2011 9 comments

smart summer challenge: wrap-up and winners!

It sure has taken longer than we’d hoped, but we’ve finally chosen and hunted down (most!) of the winners of the Smart Summer Challenge! Though we believe that everyone was ...

fun with food: learning in the kitchen with kids
August 31, 2011 29 comments

fun with food: learning in the kitchen with kids

Over the last few years, we’ve had a ton of fun with food over here.  I love food, my kids love food, my husband loves food, and we all really ...

why I love back-to-school shopping (especially with kids)
August 6, 2011 2 comments

why I love back-to-school shopping (especially with kids)

Thank you to Crocs for sponsoring this blog post.  Please click here to learn more about Crocs’ new Back to School line. I was selected for this sponsorship by the ...