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Our First Homework Assignment

September 30, 2013 in All Posts, First Grade, First Grade Literacy, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Literacy, Preschool, Preschool Literacy, Toddler Activities, Toddler Literacy

My pre-kindergartener just received her first take home assignment last week. Yes, I mean she actually had homework! I know there is a huge debate about whether homework is necessary or how much homework is too much, but I was actually pleased with her reading assignment which she had a full week to finish. If […]

{Virtual Book Club for Kids} Bill Martin Jr. Inspired All About Me Activity

September 9, 2013 in All Posts, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Literacy, Preschool, Preschool Literacy, Toddler Activities, Toddler Literacy

We took a short break from the Virtual Book Club for Kids, but we’re back for the start of the school year. I hope you’ll be joining us as we explore a new author each month! This September we’re reading books by author Bill Martin Jr. (All book links, including images, are Amazon affiliate links). Inspired by Panda […]

Summer Learning Activities for Kids: Top Ten Ways To Keep Kids Curious

June 5, 2013 in All Posts, First Grade, First Grade Literacy, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Art, Kindergarten Craft, Kindergarten Literacy, Play, Preschool, Preschool Art, Preschool Craft, Preschool Literacy, Preschool Math, Toddler Activities, Toddler Art, Toddler Literacy, Toddler Math, Toddler Science

School’s out! Have you figured out how to keep your kids learning while they’re on summer break? True story:  my mom would leave academic workbooks outside each of our bedroom doors so we would find them when we woke up for the day and we’d have to have them completed by the time she got […]

Rainbow Inspired Recipes, Crafts & Activities for Kids

March 17, 2013 in All Posts, Colors, Kindergarten Art, Play, Preschool Art, Preschool Craft, Preschool Literacy, Preschool Math, Preschool Science, Toddler Art

Today I’m over the moon to be sharing another fabulous batch of the best rainbow-inspired recipes, crafts, and activities that you and your kids can eat, make, and play! Last year, we had 100+ ideas linked up featuring posts on ways to learn about, explore, play with, and eat rainbows – can you believe it? I’m still going […]

{Virtual Book Club For Kids} David McPhail: Learning To Storytell

February 8, 2013 in All Posts, First Grade, First Grade Literacy, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Literacy, Preschool, Preschool Literacy, Toddler Activities, Toddler Literacy

Welcome to January’s Virtual Book Club For Kids blog hop! This month we are featuring book reviews, activities, crafts, and recipes inspired by the works of children’s author and illustrator David McPhail. (All book links, including images, are Amazon Affiliate links). If you’re a quick one, you’ll notice that – um – it’s no longer January.  Life just […]

{Virtual Book Club For Kids} Jan Brett: Annie and the Wild Animals

December 18, 2012 in All Posts, First Grade Literacy, Kindergarten Literacy, Preschool Literacy, Toddler Literacy

Welcome to December’s Virtual Book Club For Kids blog hop! This month we are featuring book reviews, activities, crafts, and recipes inspired by the works of children’s author and illustrator Jan Brett. (All book links, including images, are Amazon Affiliate links). Let’s give a big YAY! for two months in a row that my kids and I really […]

Thanksgiving Word Hunt Game

November 22, 2012 in All Posts, First Grade, Kindergarten, Preschool Literacy

Happy Thanksgiving! I have a little sanity saver for you while you’re busy juggling the turkey, pies, and crazy Aunt Jean. Download this free Thanksgiving Word Hunt printable I’ve shared over at Kids Activities Blog and get the older kids out of your hair for a while.  It’s a great alternative to plopping them in […]

{Virtual Book Club For Kids} Tomie dePaola: Haircuts For The Woolseys & The Cloud Book

November 20, 2012 in All Posts, Preschool, Preschool Literacy, Toddler Activities

Welcome to November’s Virtual Book Club For Kids blog hop! This month we are featuring book reviews, activities, crafts, and recipes inspired by the works of children’s author and illustrator Tomie dePaola. (All book links, including images, are Amazon Affiliate links). I’m so excited that we have come to a month featuring an author whose books both my […]

{Virtual Book Club For Kids} Amy Krouse Rosenthal: One Smart Cookie Review and Printable Coloring Activity

October 15, 2012 in All Posts, Preschool, Preschool Literacy

Welcome to October’s Virtual Book Club For Kids blog hop! This month we are featuring book reviews, activities, crafts, and recipes inspired by the works of children’s author and illustrator Amy Krouse Rosenthal. (All book links, including images, are Amazon Affiliate links). We browsed a few at the library and ended up choosing One Smart Cookie: Bite-Size Lessons […]

Kao And The Golden Fish: A Cinderella Folktale From Thailand

September 30, 2012 in All Posts, Preschool, Preschool Literacy

We’ve been invited by Becky of KidWorldCitizen to participate in a Cinderella Around The World book review project that examines the various culturally diverse “Cinderella”-type written stories and oral traditions that have been in circulation long before Disney’s Cinderella came into existence.   For our Cinderella story, we chose a tale from Thailand: Kao and The Golden […]