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holiday baking with kids eBook: 15 kid-friendly, family-favorite recipes and treats
December 6, 2013 4 comments

holiday baking with kids eBook: 15 kid-friendly, family-favorite recipes and treats

    It’s no secret that I am a crazy huge fan of getting kids in the kitchen. Early and often, let’s tie those aprons onto our littles, pull the ...

best gifts for kids and families 2013: teachmama's picks
November 20, 2013 3 comments

best gifts for kids and families 2013: teachmama’s picks

    I’m always surprised when the holiday catalogs roll around at how many new toys hit the shelves each year. It’s a wonder that any of us are able ...

important early literacy terms that every parent needs to know
November 17, 2013 14 comments

important early literacy terms that every parent needs to know

Originally posted on ABC & 123, 4/05/10 & on teachmama.com on 5/10/10.  Sharing again because. . . well, it’s totally worth your read. ————— We, as parents and our children’s ...

five activities for crossing the midline (and why it’s important)
November 1, 2013 4 comments

five activities for crossing the midline (and why it’s important)

The following guest post is written by the amazing Devany LeDrew. Devany is a former Kindergarten who now shares adventures with her children–most often playing, learning, and remembering–on her blog ...

tips and tricks for teaching emergent readers (with free printable early reader books!)
October 29, 2013 2 comments

tips and tricks for teaching emergent readers (with free printable early reader books!)

The following guest post is written by the incredibly talented (and busy!) Anna of The Measured Mom.  Anna is a former classroom teacher, currently a mom of four littles who ...

invitation to play with acorns: outdoor fun for little ones
October 25, 2013 No Comment

invitation to play with acorns: outdoor fun for little ones

  The following guest post is written by the amazing Angela Thayer of Teaching Mama (not to be confused with this here ole teach mama blog, of course!). Angela is ...

new ideas for halloween treats: alternatives to candy
October 21, 2013 No Comment

new ideas for halloween treats: alternatives to candy

Halloween is traditionally a time for sweets, sweets, and more sweets, but who says kids must eat candy from dawn till dusk just because that’s how it’s always been done? ...

teach kids to be smart, strong, and safe: the safety show
October 18, 2013 4 comments

teach kids to be smart, strong, and safe: the safety show

    Talking big topics with your kids is sometimes so hard. Especially if you’re as emotional a person as I am. But as our kids get older, these conversations ...

pulled cotton ghosts: halloween craft for little ones
October 18, 2013 4 comments

pulled cotton ghosts: halloween craft for little ones

    The following guest post is written by the incredibly busy Theresa of Capri + 3.  Theresa is a mom of four toddlers, and her family’s story is an ...

why i heart my neighborhood toy store (and you should too!) *sponsored*
October 16, 2013 No Comment

why i heart my neighborhood toy store (and you should too!) *sponsored*

    I am a longtime fan of the neighborhood toy store. In fact, I can honestly say that I honest-to-goodness totally heart my neighborhood toy store. And I think ...

halloween owl: fun fall craft for kids
October 16, 2013 1 comment

halloween owl: fun fall craft for kids

    The following guest post is written by Ashley Merrick-Rives of Me & Marie Learning. Ashley is a ‘mom-teacher-blogger’ and an in-home childcare provider. Her blog chronicles her adventures. —————————— ...