ABC Letter Tiles for Alphabet Recognition Practice

My son and I enjoy playing Scrabble and other word-building games. But while we are playing, I needed to find a way to keep my 2-year-old happy, without her

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Conserving Trees and Recycling Paper: A Picture Book Lesson

To prepare for Earth Day and Arbor Day, we learned about conserving trees by recycling paper in our kitchen. Reading The Great Paper Caper, a silly mystery story,

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Amazing Snowflake Videos

I mentioned previously that one of my favorite books about snow is about Snowflake Bentley, the first person to photograph the intricate designs of snowflakes. Here are some videos

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Best Books About Snow Days

In my next writing class, we are going to read a few of these snow day books and then create a chronological story about a snow day of

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Learn Phonics with an Educational App

When I get started with my homeschool day for my third grader, it’s inevitable that my preschooler begs for a chance to do school too! Sometimes we have

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An Entertaining Spanish Language App for Kids

My daughter used to sometimes whine when I insist that she work on Spanish everyday, but the FabuLingua app, a Spanish language app, is some Spanish practice that

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The Best Poetry Anthologies for Children

It’s poetry month! I love poetry, and I’ve found some wonderful resources for children that my son also loves. Here are a few of the best poetry anthologies

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Vehicle Town Busy Bag

Making our own little town to drive around, something compact to easily fold away, is a perfect companion for one of our favorite books, Cars and Trucks and

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Woodland Animals and Temperate Forests Habitats Unit Study

After our participation in the Chicago Wildlife Watch project, I decided to use woodland animals as our nonfiction topic for my story times at our homeschool co-op this

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Dogs in Space Mini-Rockets: Picture Book Space STEM

What could be better than learning about space and sending off our own rockets? Learning about DOGS going in to space and helping send THEM up in to

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Wildlife Watching: Book-Inspired Citizen Science Project

The other evening, as we were eating our dinner, I looked up and saw an opossum sauntering through our backyard. To say I was surprised would be an

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Favorite Christmas Picture Books

I simply love reading Christmas picture books with my kids. Sometimes huge, long lists are overwhelming, so here are some of my absolute favorite picture books of the

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