Parents want their children to have the best chance in school. When their children near the age of starting preschool, they may wonder what they can do to help their kids prepare. Learning begins at home and many academic and social skills that are necessary for preschool are naturally taught in the home environment long […]
The Five W’s of STEAM
We’ve all heard a lot about STEM education in the past few years. As the US has fallen behind many other countries in mathematics and sciences, and as we continue to move towards a more and more technological society, a push to encourage Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math to students in an integrated manner has […]
Educational to Make, Awesome to Receive: Mother’s Day Gifts Moms Will Love
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and kids everywhere are getting crafty in preparation for the big day. While every mom loves a handmade Mother’s Day gift, whether it be a hastily drawn picture or something more time-consuming, wouldn’t it be great if the creation of that gift also helped your children practice academic skills? Miss […]
16 Eerily Fun Halloween Learning Activities
For most kids, Halloween is all about the costumes and candy. While parents can certainly understand this excitement, most of us would prefer that the sugary aspect of the holiday take a lesser role. With that in mind, in the weeks leading up to Halloween this year, why not turn your kids’ focus to the educational side […]
Educational to Make, Awesome to Receive: Father’s Day Gifts Dads Will Love
Father’s Day is quickly approaching and we all know that dads can be notoriously hard to buy for. Instead of buying a gift this year, why not have the kids make him something special? These gifts are not only something that dads will love, but they also target specific skills during the creation process. Educational […]
Four Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day
Is there any better teacher than the Great Outdoors? Nature provides limitless opportunities to explore, ask questions, experiment, and perhaps most important, simply enjoy. Each year on April 22nd, the world celebrates Earth Day, a day to show support for protecting the planet on which we live. If you’re thinking of celebrating this year, you’ll find inspiration […]
Kindergarten Readiness: Preparing Your Child Academically
If your child is approaching school age, you may find yourself facing many questions regarding her education. Often the biggest question is, “Is my child ready?” Several weeks ago we shared a post titled Kindergarten Readiness: What It Is and How to Get There. In it, we gave a brief overview of the basic skills […]
12 Valentine-Themed Sensory Play Ideas
We all have our strengths and weaknesses when it comes to how we learn. For instance, I’m terrible at retaining information I hear, but am a much better visual learner. While discovering how your child learns is a great way to know how to tailor learning activities to her, the best way to teach any child is […]
You’re Teaching Your Kids Math Without Even Realizing It! Here’s How:
Have you ever browsed through Pinterest? Wait, that’s a silly question. Of course you have! Let me be more specific. Have you ever browsed through Pinterest and seen all the learning activities available for kids? Thousands upon thousands! Any concept or subject you can think of is covered. Plenty of these activities are fantastic and many aren’t […]
Bean Bag Toss on the Stairs to Learn Numbers
A fun game to help learn numbers. For full instructions please visit handsonaswegrow.com.
Treasure Chest Counting Cards
Your kids will have fun counter all their treasures in these treasure chests. For full instructions and free printable please visit thekindergartenconnection.com.
Gross Motor Math Game: Counting Action Dice
This dice game helps your kid learn math and helps develop gross motor skills. For full instructions please visit buggyandbuddy.com.
Dinosaur Counting Cards
Practice counting with these fun dinosaur counting cards.
Fuzz Bug Counting Activity
Kids can practice their counting and fine motor skills with this simple activity.
Counting Spider Legs
Even the most skittish of kids will love these spiders! Kids will love creating these cute spiders and getting some counting practice in at the same time. Find the instructions from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds here.
Chalk Flowers Counting Activity
A warm sunny day is the perfect day for this activity! Bring out your child’s inner artist with this fun counting activity from Fantastic Fun and Learning. Find the instructions here.