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best of teach mama countdown: #1 -- candy sushi
January 14, 2012 2 comments

best of teach mama countdown: #1 — candy sushi

I know, I know. It kind of makes me laugh, but our how to make candy sushi post has seen quite a bit o’ traffic over the last year. As ...

best of teach mama countdown: #3 shoe-tying
January 11, 2012 9 comments

best of teach mama countdown: #3 shoe-tying

Teaching some kids how to tie their shoes is so not easy, it’s not even funny. While one child may teach herself how to do it, for another child, it ...

learning in the every day: classic, creative play (and melissa & doug giveaway!)
January 10, 2012 97 comments

learning in the every day: classic, creative play (and melissa & doug giveaway!)

As much as I am an advocate of parents being teachers for their children and helping their kiddos to build a solid foundation for learning waaaay before those children walk ...

best of teach mama countdown: #4 -- cooking with kids
January 9, 2012 No Comment

best of teach mama countdown: #4 — cooking with kids

Though our family has changed a ton in the three years that I’ve been writing this blog, one thing that has remained the same is my kids’ interest in hanging ...

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: #7 -- me on the map
January 6, 2012 1 comment

best of teach mama countdown: #7 — me on the map

This activity is one that my kids still see every day because the circles are hanging in our Work Room, and it’s one that we talk about frequently. That is ...

best of teach mama countdown: #8 -- gem jars
January 5, 2012 10 comments

best of teach mama countdown: #8 — gem jars

Being a parent is a totally rewarding, completely fun, and continually changing job, but yes, it’s sometimes crazy, difficult, challenging, and frustrating. No two days are ever the same, and ...

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). ...

best of teach mama countdown: #10 online safety
January 3, 2012 No Comment

best of teach mama countdown: #10 online safety

Since I’ve been in this blogging game for quite some time now, I thought it would be fun to do a little teach mama Top 10 All-Time Best Countdown to ...

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 ...

making the most of holiday clean-up
December 31, 2011 4 comments

making the most of holiday clean-up

The holidays have rushed in and rushed out over here, and despite a 7+ hour ride home from Pennsylvania and two people down over three days with the stomach bug, ...