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homemade Scratch Art bookmark valentines: easy, cool, kid-happy
February 1, 2013 10 comments

homemade Scratch Art bookmark valentines: easy, cool, kid-happy

affiliate links are used in this post It’s that time of year when hearts and love and pink and hugs and candy and kisses are in the air. So the ...

iPad apps: best apps for teaching, learning and fun
December 24, 2012 19 comments

iPad apps: best apps for teaching, learning and fun

Here it is–the long-awaited post that I promised months ago: iPad apps for teaching, learning, and fun. But what better day to share it than on a day when many–many!–families ...

5 cool ways to use halloween candy (other than eat all it immediately)
November 4, 2012 1 comment

5 cool ways to use halloween candy (other than eat all it immediately)

We all want to eat our kids’ Halloween candy. At least I do. But we can’t. So here are 5 cool ways to use Halloween candy–other than eating it all ...

halloween learning ideas -- silly and scary literacy, math, and science
October 13, 2012 6 comments

halloween learning ideas — silly and scary literacy, math, and science

Halloween is in the air, and though we’ve just gotten around to decorating our house, we never do a lot of scary Halloween over here. We always stick to the ...

3 quick, hands-on, totally cool math games
August 20, 2012 11 comments

3 quick, hands-on, totally cool math games

Every summer, our school hands out summer packets–worksheets upon worksheets with ways that parents can continue the learning all summer long. And among the worksheets are ideas that incorporate learning ...

quick trick: how to teach kids to write number 5
May 10, 2012 19 comments

quick trick: how to teach kids to write number 5

Many, many children I know have a difficult time learning to write number five. Actually many children I know have a difficult time writing many of the numbers because they ...

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. ...

quick trick: keep. those. LIDS!
April 2, 2012 6 comments

quick trick: keep. those. LIDS!

How many of you have recycle bins that are nearly overflowing by the end of the week? I know ours is, despite all of the recyclables that I ‘rescue’ for ...

number hunt 2.0: hide, seek, and name numbers!
March 20, 2012 8 comments

number hunt 2.0: hide, seek, and name numbers!

My sweet Cora has had some trouble with identifying numbers–especially those tricky teens. So I pulled out one of Maddy and Owen’s faves from a few years back, printed out ...

ways to make math learning FUN! (& Kindle giveaway!)
January 17, 2012 2 comments

ways to make math learning FUN! (& Kindle giveaway!)

For some kiddos, math IS fun. Adding is awesome.  Subtracting is super-cool.  Practicing multiplication or division facts in their little heads is the stuff of dreams.  Contests and quizzes–Mad Minutes ...

best of teach mama countdown: #6 -- learning with recyclables
January 7, 2012 No Comment

best of teach mama countdown: #6 — learning with recyclables

One of these days I’m going to share where and how we store the recyclables that we manage to save from the big blue bin over here. But until then, ...