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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. ...

phonemic awareness and classification with zoo magazine pictures
January 26, 2014 2 comments

phonemic awareness and classification with zoo magazine pictures

The following guest post is written by the amazing Aubrey of Montessori Mischief. If ever you wanted to know about Montessori education, do check her blog.It’s awesome.  And beautiful. —————————— ...

kid-happy, pet-inspired poetry writing: haiku and cinquain
January 23, 2014 No Comment

kid-happy, pet-inspired poetry writing: haiku and cinquain

      We’ve been dumped on. Big time. Tons of snow has kept us indoors for the last few days, save from the few hours we’ve spent freezing our ...

pet poetry contest: calling all creative kids!
January 20, 2014 2 comments

pet poetry contest: calling all creative kids!

      As a longtime friend of PAL, Pets Add Life, I’m happy to share news about a cool opportunity for our students, teachers, and parents. Now through January 31, ...

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 ...

game design for kids: innovation and creativity with #intelAIO
January 14, 2014 2 comments

game design for kids: innovation and creativity with #intelAIO

My kids have long been interested in electronics and technology, but only recently have they been interested in trying their hand at game design. Right. As in my kids, 10, ...

20 questions game: homemade, personal, and fun party game for kids of all ages
December 29, 2013 2 comments

20 questions game: homemade, personal, and fun party game for kids of all ages

  While the kids are busy shakin’ their party shakers or rockin’ out to some Bingo Bonanza, the adults can have their New Year’s Eve fun, too. Actually, everyone can have ...

easy, homemade new year’s eve shakers
December 26, 2013 No Comment

easy, homemade new year’s eve shakers

Any time we can use recyclables for learning or play, it’s a win in my book. So each year as New Year’s Eve approaches, we clean out our recycle bin and ...

the polar express night: a holiday family tradition
December 18, 2013 2 comments

the polar express night: a holiday family tradition

    The following guest post is written by Karen Blake. Karen is a teacher, mom of three, and aunt of many.  She’s a lover of traditions and is quite ...

halos mandarin orange paper dolls: dress up your food *sponsored*
December 14, 2013 6 comments

halos mandarin orange paper dolls: dress up your food *sponsored*

    It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of making mealtime more fun for my kids.  And if we can sneak in some sort of learning along the ...