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 […]
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 […]
What were your favorite books as a child? The ones you read over and over? The ones that you think back on with the fondest of memories? The very best books you can think of? We recently posed these questions to a group of parents, and the response was huge and full of emotion. Clearly, […]
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 […]
Pre-reading skills are crucial for academic success and kindergarten preparation, but getting your child ready to read does not have to be a daunting task. Easy Ways to Get Your Child Ready to Read Perhaps you have heard of parents reading to their children while still in the womb. This may be a good idea, as […]
This week’s Topic for Monday is centered on critical thinking skills. What is Critical Thinking? Why should our children be able to think critically? What Critical Thinking skills should you teach your child now? Six Key Critical Thinking Skills to Teach Your Child What is Critical Thinking? Critical Thinking has been a hot topic […]
You’re behind at work, your to-do list is a mile long, and you forgot to turn on the crock pot (full of tonight’s dinner) before you left the house. In a spare minute while waiting in line at the grocery store, you scroll through Facebook and see an article about how ill-prepared children are to […]
Exciting way to teach your kids numbers and letters. Ask them to pronounce the letter or number on the bubble before they pop it. For full instructions please visit handsonaswegrow.com.
Happy Father’s Day to all Dad’s near and Far. Your heart is always open. Your love is always there. Today’s my day to show you, just how much I care. Sitting with you in this chair, I hang on to all you say. Please always remember I love you so Each and Every day. by […]
A dad is someone who wants to catch you before you fall but instead picks you up, brushes you off, and lets you try again. A dad is someone who wants to keep you from making mistakes but instead lets you find your own way, even though his heart breaks in silence when you get […]
Observational skills are important in all aspects of life. Help your children practice these skills with this fun and educational activity from Edventures With Kids. Find the instructions and printable here.
Do you know what parts of the ocean different ocean animals live? This clever activity from A Little Pinch of Perfect will help you learn all about the ocean layers and what animals live there. Find the instructions here.
Whether up close and personal or from a distance, kids love to observe animals. This fun activity from Totschooling will get your kids started on the basics of animal classification. Find the instructions and printable here.
Have you ever wondered just how big dinosaurs really were? Wonder no more! This activity from Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational will get your kids more interested in learning about dinosaurs, while also learning important math concepts, than ever before. Find the instructions here.
If your kids are learning upper and lower case letters, this is the activity for them! They’ll love to match the upper and lower case letters with this fun learning activity from Pre-K Pages. Find the instructions, as well as alternative play ideas, here.
What’s your child’s favorite farm animal? She’ll love them all with this game from Mom Inspired Life. Find the instructions here.