tripod grip

teaching left handed kids to write: grasp, stages, positioning
October 8, 2013 8 comments

teaching left handed kids to write: grasp, stages, positioning

    The following guest post is written by Christie Kiley. Christie has the job I find amazing and awe-inspiring: an Occupational Therapist.  The work of these professionals is absolutely ...

family names: reading and writing the ones we love
November 21, 2011 9 comments

family names: reading and writing the ones we love

Homework time is still a really important part of our day, especially now that Owen’s in Kindergarten and Maddy’s second grade work is picking up. And I really try my ...

halloween word search
October 26, 2011 4 comments

halloween word search

Homework time over here this week and last has been a little spooky. Just a bit. Cora and Owen have been rockin the Halloween Word Search, which I made last ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

getting kids to write: write around the room
January 26, 2011 17 comments

getting kids to write: write around the room

Finding interesting and meaningful activities for Owen and Cora during Maddy’s homework time has kept me busy lately, but I’ve found tons of great things for these two to do.  ...

owen's got grip!
April 28, 2009 3 comments

owen’s got grip!

No joke! My boy finally found his grip! It’s taken a while, and over the last few months, I’ve researched (our friends at HWT do have great ideas), tried slip-on ...

wikki stix and crayon bits. . .
January 11, 2009 No Comment

wikki stix and crayon bits. . .

Saturday is our swim class morning. After a well-orchestrated drop-off/swim/switch kids/swim more/ dry-off & change/ switch again routine that my husband and I have down to a science, I ended ...