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early literacy game for kids: read a word, build a snowman
February 5, 2014 1 comment

early literacy game for kids: read a word, build a snowman

originally published December 20, 2009  We have had a ton of snow dropped on us in the last two days; clearly, my kiddos have snow on the brain. So I ...

quick and easy addition game: finding addends
February 4, 2014 2 comments

quick and easy addition game: finding addends

Cora has really been into playing math games lately. That’s right. Math games. I love it. Like while Maddy and Owen are doing their homework, all my littlest one wants ...

valentine's day class party ideas, 2.0
January 31, 2014 6 comments

valentine’s day class party ideas, 2.0

       For many years now I’ve been roped into being Room Parent for my kids’ classes, and though I do love the opportunity to meet other families from ...

musical hearts: reading, moving, & crazy-fun kid game
January 30, 2014 No Comment

musical hearts: reading, moving, & crazy-fun kid game

      The snow and freezing cold temps has cause my three kids to be on energy overload lately. They need to burn steam. They need to run, jump, ...

25 ways to play with puzzles
January 24, 2014 No Comment

25 ways to play with puzzles

Get those puzzles out, my friends! It doesn’t matter if your kids are 2 or 12–puzzles are a super way of flexing those brain muscles, practicing fine motor skills, and ...

20 questions game: homemade, personal, and fun party game for kids of all ages
December 29, 2013 2 comments

20 questions game: homemade, personal, and fun party game for kids of all ages

  While the kids are busy shakin’ their party shakers or rockin’ out to some Bingo Bonanza, the adults can have their New Year’s Eve fun, too. Actually, everyone can have ...

holiday baking with kids eBook: 15 kid-friendly, family-favorite recipes and treats
December 6, 2013 4 comments

holiday baking with kids eBook: 15 kid-friendly, family-favorite recipes and treats

    It’s no secret that I am a crazy huge fan of getting kids in the kitchen. Early and often, let’s tie those aprons onto our littles, pull the ...

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 ...

3 reasons you should create a family media agreement
November 13, 2013 No Comment

3 reasons you should create a family media agreement

Our family just signed our first Family Media Agreements. Yep. We’re a digital family in a digital age, and it’s about time we got all the important stuff out on ...

screen time cards for digital kids: easy tool for monitoring screen time
November 8, 2013 9 comments

screen time cards for digital kids: easy tool for monitoring screen time

    My digital kids have been using Game Time Cards for the last few years, and it’s been a huge, huge, HUGE help in keeping their screen time in ...

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 ...