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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 […]

5 Tips For Getting Kids To Clean Up

February 6, 2013 in All Posts, Play, Preschool Craft, Sponsored Posts

It’s a New Year, it’s supposed to be a new me, but the same old I-don’t-want-to-clean-Chrissy is still here. Luckily, there’s still time to teach my kids good housekeeping habits so they don’t risk growing up to be slobs! Here’s how I get my kids to clean up after themselves – even after the super […]

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 […]

{Virtual Book Club For Kids} Lois Ehlert: Oodles of Animals Inspired Paper Collage Activity

September 17, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Preschool, Toddler Activities

Welcome to September’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 Lois Ehlert. (All book links, including images, are Amazon Affiliate links). Amazon.com WidgetsWe are very fortunate to have a dedicated Children’s Library nearby, so we were […]

Announcing: Virtual Book Club For Kids

September 16, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Preschool, Toddler Activities

I’m really pleased to be working with some of my favorite kid bloggers who champion children’s literacy skills and have come together to form the yearlong Virtual Book Club for Kids, spearheaded by none other than the fabulous Kristina of one of my favorite kid blogs, Toddler Approved, Danielle at Mommy & Me Book Club and Kim at The […]

{Play} Kids Co-op Playdate #9

June 8, 2012 in All Posts, Kids Co-op Linky Playdate, Play, Toddler Activities

Happy Friday!  It’s time for our playdate! The kids were hit by a particularly nasty virus this week on top of all the busyness of late. I haven’t had much time for anything, but taking care of them, so there are about 30 one or two month old activities I have in backlog that I […]