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important early literacy terms that every parent needs to know
November 17, 2013 14 comments

important early literacy terms that every parent needs to know

Originally posted on ABC & 123, 4/05/10 & on teachmama.com on 5/10/10.  Sharing again because. . . well, it’s totally worth your read. ————— We, as parents and our children’s ...

five activities for crossing the midline (and why it’s important)
November 1, 2013 4 comments

five activities for crossing the midline (and why it’s important)

The following guest post is written by the amazing Devany LeDrew. Devany is a former Kindergarten who now shares adventures with her children–most often playing, learning, and remembering–on her blog ...

tips and tricks for teaching emergent readers (with free printable early reader books!)
October 29, 2013 2 comments

tips and tricks for teaching emergent readers (with free printable early reader books!)

The following guest post is written by the incredibly talented (and busy!) Anna of The Measured Mom.  Anna is a former classroom teacher, currently a mom of four littles who ...

invitation to play with acorns: outdoor fun for little ones
October 25, 2013 No Comment

invitation to play with acorns: outdoor fun for little ones

  The following guest post is written by the amazing Angela Thayer of Teaching Mama (not to be confused with this here ole teach mama blog, of course!). Angela is ...

teach kids to be smart, strong, and safe: the safety show
October 18, 2013 4 comments

teach kids to be smart, strong, and safe: the safety show

    Talking big topics with your kids is sometimes so hard. Especially if you’re as emotional a person as I am. But as our kids get older, these conversations ...

pulled cotton ghosts: halloween craft for little ones
October 18, 2013 4 comments

pulled cotton ghosts: halloween craft for little ones

    The following guest post is written by the incredibly busy Theresa of Capri + 3.  Theresa is a mom of four toddlers, and her family’s story is an ...

paper plate puzzles: fun number learning for kids
October 14, 2013 2 comments

paper plate puzzles: fun number learning for kids

The following guest post is written by mom of five, Annette of Tips From a Typical Mom.   Annette covers everything under the sun on her blog, and it’s all ...

halloween sensory bin and learning letter H
October 9, 2013 2 comments

halloween sensory bin and learning letter H

The following guest post is written by Jaime of Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails. Jaime is a busy, creative mom of three young boys, and her blog rocks. ...

recipe reading (and cookie-eating)
October 8, 2013 2 comments

recipe reading (and cookie-eating)

    This post was originally published on December 12, 2009, but as I searched for our Iced Pumpkin Spice Cookie recipe, I found this oldie but goodie and realized ...

teaching left handed kids to write: grasp, stages, positioning
October 8, 2013 8 comments

teaching left handed kids to write: grasp, stages, positioning

    The following guest post is written by Christie Kiley. Christie has the job I find amazing and awe-inspiring: an Occupational Therapist.  The work of these professionals is absolutely ...

lily pad number game: get kids up, moving, and counting!
October 4, 2013 4 comments

lily pad number game: get kids up, moving, and counting!

The following guest post is written by Emma Craig. Emma writes P is for Preschooler blog which is totally worth checking out if you have a little one at home! ...