And then there were five…

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What an amazing week! I shared earlier this week on my Facebook page that Baby Sister arrived safely on Wednesday, February 12th at 8:11am.  She weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz. and is 19 1/4 inches long!  We are so thankful for this amazing gift from God.  After all we have gone through this pregnancy, she is truly our miracle baby. … [ Keep reading… ]

How Do I Know Which Apps Are Best For My Kids?

How do I know which are the best apps for my kids

  Guest Post by Karen of Technology in Early Childhood I am always careful about screen time, both with my students and with my own children.  I try to limit it. But when my kids are in front of a screen,  I want what they are seeing to be of the highest quality. As a pre-kindergarten teacher, I've spent the last year trying to track down high quality apps to use in my classroom.  It's a … [ Keep reading… ]

Fingerprint “I Love You” Book

FingerPrint I Love You Book

Guest Post by Bridgette of Life Lesson Plans   Nothing says love like ten sticky fingers reaching up to touch your cheeks and pull you in for a kiss. My two year old, Grayson, has decided that's the best way to get my attention when he needs a smooch... and who can blame him, it works! I wanted to immortalize his fleeting baby fingers, and so I decided to do a little fingerprint art … [ Keep reading… ]

Show-and-Share Saturday Link Up!

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The Olympics began yesterday!  Woo-hoo!  Be sure to check out all of our fun Olympic Crafts and Activities:   There were lots of great ideas shared last week.  Here are just a few:   Even though the Super Bowl is over, I still love this idea for Football Painting from Mommy in Sports.       This Tissue Paper by Numbers Heart Craft from the Crayon Box … [ Keep reading… ]

“I Love You to Pieces” Valentines

I Love You to Pieces Valentines

  This simple "I Love You to Pieces" Valentine Craft is the perfect personalized gift for parents, grandparents, and friends!  It is also great for fine motor development because it requires your child to tear small pieces of paper, which is excellent for developing the small muscles in the hands.  :)   Here's what you'll need:  construction paper, clear contact paper, scissors, … [ Keep reading… ]

Word Family Lego Buildings

LEGO Word Family Buildings

  These Word Family Lego Buildings are a great way to encourage your child to hear/see patterns in reading.  This is an important skill because it allows children to begin “reading” by grouping sets of letters within a word.  To put it simply, word families (sometimes called “chunks”) are groups of words that rhyme.  The first part of a word is called the onset and the last part of the … [ Keep reading… ]