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Car “Games” Part Two

Here are a few more car games that we do while driving or while having a meal. * The opposite game: I give them a word and they have to tell me the opposite. * The synonym game: (My oldest … Continue reading

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Car “Games” Part One

We are all busy and often part of our day includes shuttling kids around in the car. I use that time to get in some fun, learning activities with the boys which they all love! (I also do this during … Continue reading

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Sort It Out

I’m always trying to think of learning activities to do with my kids….ones that they will enjoy but that will also be educational! My most recent activity has been sorting.  This is great for all ages because you can differentiate … Continue reading

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Books, Books Everywhere!

I have three boys….and they are definitely boys!  Rough-housing, fighting, jumping, crashing, smashing etc.  They are a wild bunch! Sometimes when things get too wild, I sit them all down and we read.  It seems to be the only real … Continue reading

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Nursery Rhymes

With all the technology in the world today we’ve gotten away from some of the traditional things we grew up with as children…such as reciting poems and nursery rhymes.  Nursery rhymes are important for children to hear.  They help children … Continue reading

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Books on Tape/CD

My eldest has “story packs” that he receives from school.  He brings them home and they contain a book, puppet of some sort, and a journal.  Well, he brought home one the other day and it also contained a tape … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Read

When I was a teacher it used to absolutely break my heart to hear my students tell me they couldn’t read (or write).  Let me tell you something….kids don’t think those kind of things unless someone has told them that … Continue reading

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Again???

Sometimes my boys bring me a book to read and I cringe because I’ve read that book a million times! But what I should do is cheer! (Ok…maybe we won’t go that far.) Rereading books is amazing for kids for … Continue reading

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Phone Home

A house is only as strong and stable as the foundation upon which it’s built. The foundation for learning to read is phonological awareness. It is one of the biggest predictors for future reading success. Phonological awareness refers to a … Continue reading

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How Do I Get My Child To Write?

A friend of mine emailed me with the following question: K is only 3, (nearly 4) do you maybe have a suggestion for getting him to write letters? I know his attention span is short. I’ve tried letting him choose … Continue reading

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