Ten Red Apples Sensory Bag

Ten Red Apples Sensory Bag for Toddlers

  We love the book Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins.  Little Sister has yet to sit through the entire book, but it has always been one of my favorites to read with the boys.  Yippee, Fiddle-de-Fee!   When we were doing our back to school shopping, I found these clear vinyl zippered pencil pouches for a […]

5 Ways to Make Handwriting Fun

5 Ways to Make Handwriting Practice Fun

  As a former first grade teacher, I understand and appreciate the importance of handwriting.  With recent changes to curriculum and an increased dependency on digital devices for learning, handwriting instruction seems to be going the way of the dinosaurs.   As hard as it might be to find time, handwriting instruction and practice is beneficial for […]

Why I Don’t Love BOB Books

Why I Don't love bob books square

  I know that I am going to get some major flack for this post.  After all, everyone loves BOB Books, right?   Especially primary teachers and parents who want to help their child learn to read (which both can describe me).  I might be in the minority here, but I have to be completely honest […]

Apple Art with Washi Tape

Apple Art with Washi Tape

It’s back to school and nearly apple-picking time…the perfect time for some apple art with washi tape.  My favorite apple art project is a tad bit messier than this more simple and sophisticated project…but children can participate in creating both!   Here’s what you’ll need: Apple Printable 2 Pieces of Cardstock Paper Red Washi Tape […]

Ten Apples Up on Top Fine Motor Activity

Ten Apples Up on Top by Dr. Seuss Fine Motor Activity

  Our boys recently re-discovered the book Ten Apples Up on Top, as it had been misplaced for a couple years now!  While reading it to them, I was reminded of when we made our own Ten Apples Up on Top model using an oatmeal can and an egg carton several years ago.  It was one of Big Brother’s favorite […]