I am so excited about this year’s plan because we are starting out with STEAM the center of our minds! At our co-op, I’m teaching an upper elementary-level STEAM Challenge class. Besides that, I’m super excited about the ideas in the book STEAM Kids, a fantastic book full of gorgeous and creative ways to implement science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics into your homeschool, home, or classroom days. For a limited time, we also have the related STEAM BUNDLE full of amazing goodies for our class. Our homeschool year and our co-op class is sure to be a blast with all these resources to explore and enjoy.
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 grabbing our tiles! To keep her busy, I created some word templates for her to enjoy building words too. ABC Letters Tiles are fun for all letter-recognition levels! My two older kids like matching letters on templates too. In addition to being fine motor practice for little fingers, creating words with letter tiles is a great early literacy activity for early reading and spelling.
It is an unfortunate truth that we have to teach our kids about the horrors of the world, such as what happened in New York City on September 11, 2001. Doing so, however, should be a concept learned little by little, line upon line, as they grow. Here are some sensitive ways to teach about 9-11 .
Those moments when you and your toddler engage and play are some of the best moments a parent can have. When these fun moments can also be learning moments, you receive even more satisfaction and joy from the moment. Your child is learning and having fun with you. It doesn’t get better than that. Here are three learning games to play with your toddler.