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best of teach mama countdown: #5 -- letters b and d
January 8, 2012 1 comment

best of teach mama countdown: #5 — letters b and d

I love it when I find a resource that really, truly helps my kids. And PBS has provided me with so many ways to support my children’s learning, in their ...

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, ...

best of teach mama countdown: #9 -- building words, names
January 4, 2012 No Comment

best of teach mama countdown: #9 — building words, names

This post, which rolls in at #9, continues to surprise me with the amount of hits it gets. Maybe it’s the title: word building, name building (and crossing the line). ...

teachmama's best of 2011: mine and yours!
January 2, 2012 No Comment

teachmama’s best of 2011: mine and yours!

A few of my favorite bloggy buddies and I have decided to do a little reflecting before moving forward with 2012. We thought that beginning the year by sharing our ...

family playing cards: take 'em, make 'em, then play!
December 28, 2011 22 comments

family playing cards: take ‘em, make ‘em, then play!

A few years ago, I burned the midnight oil way too close to the finish line, in an attempt to create Family Playing Cards for Maddy, Owen, and Cora. And ...

last minute treats: fancy, festive chocolate pretzels
December 22, 2011 6 comments

last minute treats: fancy, festive chocolate pretzels

Last week, the kids and I celebrated our annual Cookie Baking Day–something we all look forward to in the month of December. On the morning of our Cookie Baking Day, ...

magazine activities: creative, crafty, sneaky-learning fun
December 4, 2011 31 comments

magazine activities: creative, crafty, sneaky-learning fun

We are huge magazine fans over here. We love finding them in the mailbox, reading them, playing detective with them, crafting with them, and learning with them.  When they arrive ...

build your own bingo games: uppercase and lowercase letter match
December 1, 2011 15 comments

build your own bingo games: uppercase and lowercase letter match

Cora and I have been rockin’ the bingo games lately, with a new spin on bingo games that she really seems to love. And I’m sure the Smartie bingo markers ...

family names: reading and writing the ones we love
November 21, 2011 9 comments

family names: reading and writing the ones we love

Homework time is still a really important part of our day, especially now that Owen’s in Kindergarten and Maddy’s second grade work is picking up. And I really try my ...

new for us friday: LeapFrog Story Time Pad (& giveaway!)
November 11, 2011 61 comments

new for us friday: LeapFrog Story Time Pad (& giveaway!)

This New For Us Friday, I’m totally excited about a new product from LeapFrog designed especially with younger kiddos in mind. And I’m not at all surprised that though I ...

how to use halloween candy for (sneaky) fun learning
October 31, 2011 15 comments

how to use halloween candy for (sneaky) fun learning

There may only be a few more days left until our Jack-O-Lanterns turn into lunch for the squirrels (if they haven’t already!), but the candy that my kids have collected ...