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5 super-fun ways to learn math facts
May 8, 2013 4 comments

5 super-fun ways to learn math facts

It’s actually hard for me to type this title after years and years and years of math drills that made my elementary-school head want to explode. Can learning math facts ...

learn through play eBook bundle: spring & summer fun learning
April 8, 2013 No Comment

learn through play eBook bundle: spring & summer fun learning

*Though the Learn Through Play eBook Bundle special is over, you may still purchase these eBooks at any time!   Just click through to the ones you are most interested in, ...

fab kids' app: interactive books, music, & more (& iPad mini giveaway!)
February 22, 2013 184 comments

fab kids’ app: interactive books, music, & more (& iPad mini giveaway!)

I’ve looked at dozens and dozens and dozens of kids’ apps in recent months. Many? Kinda cool. A handful? Pretty rough around the edges. Some? Pretty darn fabulous and really, ...

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 ...

digital wellness: keeping your whole family tech-healthy
November 16, 2012 7 comments

digital wellness: keeping your whole family tech-healthy

Flu season is right around the corner. Spend five minutes in any elementary or preschool, and you’ll hear a chorus of coughs, sneezes, and nose-blowing.  Or worse. We often give ...

pretzel patterns: learning during snacktime
November 15, 2012 3 comments

pretzel patterns: learning during snacktime

It’s been crazy over here for the past few weeks, with nutty, awful weather, with colds and stomach bugs, lots of late meetings, and lots of end-of-season hurrahs. So our ...

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 ...

how to raise kids who love math
September 19, 2012 4 comments

how to raise kids who love math

I was absolutely floored at how many emails I received after I posted the article about what to do when kids hate reading last week. Blown-away.  Floored. Many wrote 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. ...

using the calculator: breakfast time learning
May 30, 2012 1 comment

using the calculator: breakfast time learning

Breakfast has long been a time for sneaking in some learning over here, but it’s not always easy. It’s certainly not every single day. Some days everyone’s up and ready ...