concepts of print

quick & easy grid games: concepts of print
May 2, 2012 5 comments

quick & easy grid games: concepts of print

It’s been a busy few days for us, but we’re slowly getting back to the routine, and it (gulp!) feels pretty good. Though boy oh boy do we miss Disney. ...

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 ...

learning during read-alouds: print referencing
October 3, 2011 14 comments

learning during read-alouds: print referencing

    Some days, it takes every ounce of energy in my being to keep my tired eyes open during the time I’m reading books with Maddy, Owen, and Cora. ...

magazine hunt: reading and rockin' it (& highlights magazine giveaway!)
September 30, 2011 77 comments

magazine hunt: reading and rockin’ it (& highlights magazine giveaway!)

This New For Us Friday I’m sharing a new-for-Cora activity and a new-for-us event: the fab, super-fun magazine hunt and Highlight’s State of the Kid Survey, which involved a press ...

new for us friday: newmark learning early reading resources (and FOUR giveaways!)
September 9, 2011 90 comments

new for us friday: newmark learning early reading resources (and FOUR giveaways!)

Nearly every parent I know wants to do what he or she can to support early learning for their children. We all want to see our kids grow to enjoy ...

new for us friday: Tangled Tag Book and Explorer Game (& giveaways!)
February 19, 2011 52 comments

new for us friday: Tangled Tag Book and Explorer Game (& giveaways!)

Thank you to all who entered.  This giveaway closed 2/25/11; the winners were chosen via random.org and were notified.  Thank you!!   We are huge fans of the LeapFrog brand ...

rainy day, rainy games
May 17, 2010 No Comment

rainy day, rainy games

Today, on this rainy, cool, gray Monday, we rocked it with an oldie but goodie:Sunny-Rainy Grid Games. Or Rainy-Sunny Grid Games, depending on how you’re feeling or the weather outside. ...

easy peazy print referencing
November 12, 2009 3 comments

easy peazy print referencing

As I’ve said before, little ones can learn important reading strategies even before they’re decoding the text by themselves. All they need is an adult to model those methods during ...