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make time to rhyme: rhyme games for bigger kids
September 10, 2012 3 comments

make time to rhyme: rhyme games for bigger kids

We’ve talked about the importance of rhyme many times in the past, but I feel like as Maddy and Owen have gotten older, I’ve really slacked when it’s come to ...

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 ...

magic triangles: hands-on math game
August 8, 2012 8 comments

magic triangles: hands-on math game

It’s been crazy busy over here for the past few days, with visiting family in the Keystone State, attending BlogHer in NYC, and then spending some more time with family. ...

olympic torch game for kids
August 1, 2012 1 comment

olympic torch game for kids

Have you been busy keeping up with the Olympics? Sure, they have only just begun, but if your kids are anything like mine, they’ve been hit with the Olympic FEVER! ...

10 fun ways of helping kids learn the abc's
June 28, 2012 8 comments

10 fun ways of helping kids learn the abc’s

It’s so easy for us to say we want our kids to learn the ABC’s and 123′s before kids hit Kindergarten, but how do we actually do it? Is there ...

kicking off summer reading: backyard book party
June 10, 2012 6 comments

kicking off summer reading: backyard book party

The school year is slowly winding down, and finally (finally!) we’re settling into our summertime schedule–not the spring-summer overlap that has had me near crazy for the last two weeks. ...

words 3 ways: learning sight words for kindergarten
May 17, 2012 27 comments

words 3 ways: learning sight words for kindergarten

      Cora is totally into learning how to read, so I am seriously running with it. She wants to practice the sight words that were included in her ...

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. ...

mastering multiplication tables (with mini flash cards)
April 29, 2012 22 comments

mastering multiplication tables (with mini flash cards)

Learning math facts has been a long, hard road for Maddy. It’s actually very often a long, hard road for many kids–including myself–way back when. I remember hours of practicing ...

disney word searches: getting kids ready for the trip!
April 25, 2012 7 comments

disney word searches: getting kids ready for the trip!

We were on a major word search kick a while back, but we’ve taken a good long rest from them. So in honor of our upcoming Disney Social Media Moms ...

5 easy ways to raise earth-friendly kids
April 20, 2012 20 comments

5 easy ways to raise earth-friendly kids

Really, nothing about raising kids is easy. I so know this to be true.   I think I’m pretty honest about my own on-the-job struggles, and most people I talk ...