If your child wants to paint, but you don’t want to deal with the mess, try this fun and mess-free activity from Happy Hooligans. Get the instructions, necessary materials, and a bunch of educational extension activities from Happy Hooligans here.
These days there’s a holiday for everything. Every day of the year has multiple things to celebrate, whether it’s National Pig Day (March 1st) or World Mosquito Day (August 20th). If you can dream it up, it probably already has a day assigned to it. While it’s silly to consider celebrating every special day, it […]
All parents know that one of the major focuses during the first year of school is reading and literacy, and while most parents want to give their child the strongest possible start when it comes to school, sometimes they’re at a loss for how to get their child ready to read. Teaching something like reading can […]
When it comes to kindergarten, you’ve probably noticed that there’s a huge focus on reading. Literacy activities take up the majority of academic time, and for good reason. The fact is that reading is the foundation upon which all of your child’s learning will grow. By taking the time and effort early in a child’s […]
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 […]
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 is the time of year when we start seeing a lot of blog posts about the best Christmas books to read with your kids. There are a lot of good ones out there; so many that I could probably write a Top 100 list. But what we don’t often see are lists that suggest books […]
If you’re a fan of the show, you’ll love this educational version for kids by Rock the Library. It would make a great birthday party game. Get the instructions here.