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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 ...

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 ...

lego baseball: creative math game for kids, by kids
October 2, 2013 3 comments

lego baseball: creative math game for kids, by kids

    The following guest post is written by Heather Kauffman. Heather is a teacher and mom of three boys, a longtime we teach member, one of my dearest, closest ...

math and writing: ten apples up on top
September 30, 2013 1 comment

math and writing: ten apples up on top

    The following guest post is written by Jackie Higgins, of Ready-Set-Read. Jackie is a great friend and longtime we teach member, now a member of the we teach ...

teaching kindness: labor day is neighbor day!
August 30, 2013 58 comments

teaching kindness: labor day is neighbor day!

Kindness is contagious. Really, it is. And any time we (and I’m talking you, me–anyone!)  can teach our kids to be kind–just for the sake of being kind–is a win ...

school RULES! super-silly lunchbox joke notes
August 24, 2013 2 comments

school RULES! super-silly lunchbox joke notes

    It has been such an amazing summer.  I am desperately, terribly, incredibly sad to see it go. But here we are.  Marching forward. At my kids’ request, I ...

math, writing, STEM apps for kids: tabletop surprises
August 18, 2013 2 comments

math, writing, STEM apps for kids: tabletop surprises

    We’re close to the finish line here, and my heart is heavy. Though my own work is piling up by the second, the fun I’ve had with the ...

back-to-school shopping: the secret to keeping kids happy AND parents happy
August 16, 2013 No Comment

back-to-school shopping: the secret to keeping kids happy AND parents happy

Back-to-School shopping can be crazy, stressful, and anxiety-producing for kids and parents alike. But there are a few things we can do to make this annual event lighter, easier, and ...

3 reasons all kids must see Disney's Planes
August 9, 2013 6 comments

3 reasons all kids must see Disney’s Planes

Our Owen was a Cars fan from the time he could crawl. He toddled around with McQueen and Mater in his chubby little hands, and when he turned three, he ...

math, literacy, and creative summer learning: tabletop surprises
July 28, 2013 2 comments

math, literacy, and creative summer learning: tabletop surprises

We’re week three into our tabletop surprises, and this week, we rocked some sneaky math, literacy, and creative thinking. The kids woke up to some easy activities and ones that ...

how to help kids choose just right books
July 2, 2013 4 comments

how to help kids choose just right books

It’s hard to watch a child struggle trying to read a book that is too difficult, especially when the kiddo is adamant about plowing through it.  Whether the struggles be ...