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Sticky Wall Segmenting and Blending Activity for Beginning Readers

 Little Sister (almost 5 years old) has shown a sudden interest in all things letters and sounds lately (which gives me great relief as she is by far the latest one of my children to show this interest).  We created this Sticky Wall Segmenting and Blending Activity for Beginning Readers on a whim one afternoon and it has been a huge hit! This activity is a combination of two of my favorite activities already on the blog: ...

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5 Pre-Writing Activities for Preschoolers

Prewriting Activities For Preschoolers Guest Post by Caroline of Under God's Mighty Hand Most children go through stages of development in pre-writing skills, and we can utilize a variety of tactics to help progress their skills. While the activities below are listed in order from beginning to more precise prewriting skills, we’re currently using all of these prewriting activities with my son who has special needs. It’s worth it to revisit and ...

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10 Best Books of 2018: Recommended Reading

My 10 Best Books 2018 The older I get, the more voracious my appetite for books has become.  According to my GoodReads profile, I have read a total of 53 books in 2018...nearly one book every week!  That is, by far, the most I have ever read in any given year.  Perhaps my sudden thirst for reading is because my own words, on the importance of being a good reading example for my kids, echo in my mind or perhaps it is because I have come to find ...

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Ivy Kids Subscription Kits: End of Year Sale!

*This is a sponsored post on behalf of Ivy Kids.  All opinions are 100% mine. For several years now, I have boldly professed my love for Ivy Kids literature-based subscription kits.  Ivy Kids is simply the best subscription kit we have found, especially for preschoolers...no ifs, ands, or buts about it!  Not only do all Ivy Kids kits come with a book, each box also comes with more than a dozen activities perfect for toddlers, ...

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Cloud Dough With Just 2 Ingredients

Cloud Dough After reading Little Cloud with the boys and doing our Little Cloud activity yesterday, I remembered an idea for making Cloud Dough that I saw on Pinterest a few weeks ago. What is Cloud Dough? This dough is a sensory delight for toddlers, as it has a wonderful smooth texture but has properties similar to that of wet sand.   If you squeeze the cloud dough together it can be formed into shapes but then it will crumble apart ...

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Best Ever Peanut Butter Playdough

Peanut Butter Playdough This fun peanut butter playdough can double as a snack or dessert.  Not only is it super fun to play with, it really is delicious (believe me, I should know...I ate about half of it)!   I shared this edible playdough recipe a couple years ago when we were learning about butterflies (and used it to demonstrate the phases of a butterfly's life), but I thought it was worthy of sharing again as we recently made some more to ...

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