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alphabet egg hunt: uppercase and lowercase letter match
April 2, 2014 No Comment

alphabet egg hunt: uppercase and lowercase letter match

Kids need to learn the letters of the alphabet. And even if we play with the letters for ten minutes a day, it adds up–and before we know it, our ...

sweet, sparkly flower craft for kids: read, learn, create
March 23, 2014 No Comment

sweet, sparkly flower craft for kids: read, learn, create

The following sweet, springtime guest post is written by the incredibly creative mom and teacher, Kristina Buskirk, of Toddler Approved.  Toddler Approved is a must-read. Even though my babies are well ...

mcgraw-hill education and NCFL: spread the word campaign
February 28, 2014 1 comment

mcgraw-hill education and NCFL: spread the word campaign

    March is a super-exciting month as far as reading and literacy are concerned. There’s a lot of happy going on–a lot of happy. We’ve got Read Across America ...

money poems, money songs: fun ways to teach kids about money
February 10, 2014 4 comments

money poems, money songs: fun ways to teach kids about money

originally published on 5.14.10     Maddy’s been learning about money in school. Pennies, nickels, dimes–and she’s been talking 1′s, 5′s, and 10′s like nobody’s business. Add her big half-dollars ...

early literacy game for kids: read a word, build a snowman
February 5, 2014 1 comment

early literacy game for kids: read a word, build a snowman

originally published December 20, 2009  We have had a ton of snow dropped on us in the last two days; clearly, my kiddos have snow on the brain. So I ...

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 ...

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. —————————— ...

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 ...

books as gifts: holiday ideas for kids
December 20, 2013 No Comment

books as gifts: holiday ideas for kids

    For any occasion, books are my go-to gift. From baby showers to birthdays, graduations from preschool or highschool, for well-wishing or comfort-giving, books are a rockstar way to ...

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 ...

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 ...