Remember MadLibs, those fun word games you would play on road trips or in waiting rooms? It occurred to me that there must be a way to turn them into sight word practice. I had my "Aha!" moment and got to work.
Patterns are everywhere but as adults sometimes it's easy to overlook them. Taking some time to really look and point them out to your child is an easy way to develop early math skills. This guest post from Whitney Hollingshead highlights some everyday ways to bring patterns to the forefront.
Helping your child recognize patterns and complete pattern sequences are key ways that you can help them develop a solid foundation for future math skills. Check out the fun suggestions below that you can use with your child.
Nothing screams "beginning reader" like a rousing game of bingo (or is that just me...?!)
A quick online search will find you some great bingo card templates for sight words (clearly, I'm not the only one who thought of this!). But I made our own because (1) I wanted to be able to personalize it to the words Kay is working on now and (2) my printer still isn't working.
You know reading to children is important, and the earlier you start the better. Unfortunately, your restless toddler must have missed that memo because she will just not sit still for a story. Or he's super-interested in books - as in, taking them off the shelf and leaving them in a messy heap.
Not to worry. You can still read to them, with just a little creativity on your part.
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I like to sneak in learning when I can. And by "sneak in", I simply mean integrate it into our day to day life. Learning something seems much more relevant when we can see how we're going to use it real life. (Geometry, anyone?)
After we created a little with clay - and unintentionally experimented with how fragile or not the air-dried pieces could be when Kay accidentally broke some - I somehow came to the thought: dinosaur eggs. These would make for great dinosaur eggs. (Don't ask how my mind works - it would frighten you...)
Kay learned to tie her shoes this week.
I saw this video with an easy way to tie, and we gave it a shot together. She said, "No, I don't like this way. I want to do it my way." And she did.
She's been trying on and off for months. What made this day so different than all the others?
I'm happy to have Corinne Jacob guest posting today. She's sharing a few awesome ideas for preschoolers that are just right for springtime!
It’s springtime! The season of bright colors and flowers set the mood to indulge in activities and crafts with the kids that scream of spring. So here are a few fun, cheerful and vibrant activities that suit spring just perfect.
This word puzzles are so ridiculously easy. I looked into wooden word puzzles, but they were more money than I was willing to pay. These ones, which used only things we already had, were done while I was watching TV. Super simple.
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