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summer learning eBook: 30+ free, fun learning ideas for summer
June 2, 2013 2 comments

summer learning eBook: 30+ free, fun learning ideas for summer

We’re thrilled to share that our third annual summertime learning eBook has hit the presses today! The fab parents and teachers of the we teach forum have submitted tons of ...

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, ...

teachmama's holiday gift guide for kids and family 2012
November 13, 2012 9 comments

teachmama’s holiday gift guide for kids and family 2012

I’m not a big gift-guide gal, and I’ve only ever created my first holiday gift guide for kids and families back in 2010.  And two years seems like forever ago. ...

national book festival 2012: why families need to go
October 15, 2012 1 comment

national book festival 2012: why families need to go

My favorite event of the year–the National Book Festival & Gala-was just a few weeks ago, and so many of my pals have asked why I love this event so ...

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 ...

geocaching: what it is & why we're hooked
September 17, 2012 45 comments

geocaching: what it is & why we’re hooked

Right now, we’re 2 for 6. That’s right–2/6. 2:6? And today we totally thought we had one, but we didn’t. We’ll masters by wintertime, after a fall of not worrying ...

sea shell craft: simple, sea shell salt dough pretties
August 16, 2012 4 comments

sea shell craft: simple, sea shell salt dough pretties

Every time we go to the beach, we end up coming home with a boatload of shells. And why wouldn’t we?  It’s one of our favorite things to do at ...

beach learning: hermit crabs, horseshoe crabs, ghost crabs, sand crabs & more
July 30, 2012 12 comments

beach learning: hermit crabs, horseshoe crabs, ghost crabs, sand crabs & more

The beach can be difficult vacation for families with young children, there’s no doubt about it. Beyond even getting there–the packing, the long drive, the daily to-and-from the beach with ...

getting kids to stop, observe and write
July 22, 2012 2 comments

getting kids to stop, observe and write

Our Everyday Journal cards have proven to be a really incredible—and sneaky—way of getting the kids focused and thinking in a way that I’m not sure they’d be willing to ...

hot summer day fun: crayon melts!
July 11, 2012 9 comments

hot summer day fun: crayon melts!

It’s been so incredibly hot here in Maryland, I’m sure you can fry an egg on the sidewalk. At least I’m guessing you can because it’s been upwards of 100 ...

chalk paint graffiti: a happy welcome home
July 5, 2012 3 comments

chalk paint graffiti: a happy welcome home

Last summer, Maddy came home from an overnight at her Aunt Mary’s house dancing and singing about how Aunt Mary taught her to use chalk. Knowing that Aunt Mary IS ...