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black history month: resources for kids and families
February 8, 2014 No Comment

black history month: resources for kids and families

    We often talk about race in our home, but lately my kids have become more and more curious about the struggles that many so many groups have faced–African-Americans ...

quick and easy addition game: finding addends
February 4, 2014 2 comments

quick and easy addition game: finding addends

Cora has really been into playing math games lately. That’s right. Math games. I love it. Like while Maddy and Owen are doing their homework, all my littlest one wants ...

using iPad apps to create
February 2, 2014 No Comment

using iPad apps to create

The following guest post is written by the amazing and incredible Susan Stephenson, of The Book Chook. Susan is my Australian friend who has tons of fab ideas on children’s literacy, ...

valentine's day class party ideas, 2.0
January 31, 2014 6 comments

valentine’s day class party ideas, 2.0

       For many years now I’ve been roped into being Room Parent for my kids’ classes, and though I do love the opportunity to meet other families from ...

musical hearts: reading, moving, & crazy-fun kid game
January 30, 2014 No Comment

musical hearts: reading, moving, & crazy-fun kid game

      The snow and freezing cold temps has cause my three kids to be on energy overload lately. They need to burn steam. They need to run, jump, ...

reading informational text and crafting: easy, beautiful jewelry-making
January 29, 2014 No Comment

reading informational text and crafting: easy, beautiful jewelry-making

      One of the things that my kids love to do is crafts, so when Melissa & Doug came out with the Art Activity books, I was sold. ...

10 must-read multicultural children's books
January 27, 2014 7 comments

10 must-read multicultural children’s books

      Today is Multicultural Children’s Book Day, and we are celebrating diversity in children’s literature! Woo-hoo!  You better believe I’m all for it. Our kids must read a wide ...

25 ways to play with puzzles
January 24, 2014 No Comment

25 ways to play with puzzles

Get those puzzles out, my friends! It doesn’t matter if your kids are 2 or 12–puzzles are a super way of flexing those brain muscles, practicing fine motor skills, and ...

how every family should celebrate martin luther king, jr day
January 17, 2014 1 comment

how every family should celebrate martin luther king, jr day

    I love the idea of doing some sort of service project for the community to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy.  Imagine how great the world would be ...

advanced learners: 8 ways to support them at home
January 12, 2014 6 comments

advanced learners: 8 ways to support them at home

The following guest post is written by Natalie, of Afterschool for Smarty Pants.   Natalie shares ways she enriches her daughter’s learning at home, after school.  Check it out. —————————— As ...

word building, letter writing, stamping to spell
January 9, 2014 12 comments

word building, letter writing, stamping to spell

     Originally published on 2.23.11 but republished because it’s that important. During Maddy’s homework time yesterday, Owen had one task on  his mind: he wanted to write a get-well letter ...