educational fun

Candy Cane Alphabet Activity

I love coming up with simple and fun learning activities to do with my kids at home. Making learning fun has always been important to me. My second child is in preschool this year. He is learning letter recognition in class…. Continue Reading →

How to Raise Rockstar Readers

If you’re a parent with children ready to read, then you’ll LOVE this amazing new book for Raising a Rock-Star Reader, in stores November 10th. This is a parents’ must-have guide for raising a lifelong reader and learner. There are… Continue Reading →

Lego Math Preschool Activity

I love finding simple ways to learn while playing for my kids. The kids love Legos at my house. So many fun ways to build and play with them. I can get lost building with them sometimes too. Little brother… Continue Reading →

Independence Day Printable Flash Cards

You probably have all your 4th of July traditions and plans in place. At 7:00 am you head to the parade and wait for the parade to start. At noon, you head to your sister’s for lunch and wait for… Continue Reading →

3 Ways Technology Can Keep Kids Learning All Summer Long

With summer here, my children are out of school next week – eek! While I love the freedom summer provides, there’s still a need for a schedule and daily routine for our family. As I’m try not to get carried away with too… Continue Reading →

Book Picks for Exploring Our 5 Senses

We’ve been exploring our 5 senses over the last several weeks… taste, smell, hearing, touch, and sight. We even celebrated with a popcorn party using all our senses! Now we’re sharing a few books that can help reinforce all the… Continue Reading →

Reinventing Education with Khan Academy

Have you heard of Khan Academy? If not, you’re in for a treat. I’ve just come across it in the last few weeks and I think it’s the greatest thing that has come around for education in a long time…. Continue Reading →

Building with Marshmallows and Toothpicks

I can always use a good boredom buster for the kids and was reminded how great marshmallows and toothpicks are thanks to this post from Simply Designing I found at the Make and Takes Spotlight. Kids can create shapes and… Continue Reading →

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