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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Practice Spelling and Vocabulary with Word Ladders

I’ve fallen in love with word links (also called word ladders, word golf, or doublets): games that change just one letter at a time to get to a

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Encouraging Summer Reading

When I think of summer, I think of reading. I love to encourage free reading all summer long, and finding reading programs with book-ish rewards only adds to

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Shoes Color Matching Game Freebie

When each of my kids has been two and three years old, they have gone through a stage of truly loving Pete the Cat’s I Love My White

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A Picture Book Lesson to Teach Metaphors in Poetry

I’ve been creating units for kindergarten using picture books to introduce the poetic concepts of rhythm, rhyme, and metaphor. Today I thought I’d write about another picture book

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Homeschool Learning Through Routines and Extras

It’s so hard to get back in to the groove after a vacation. The last thing we wanted to do was head back to homeschool. But this week,

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Spanish Basics: Spanish Alphabet and Spanish Calendar Chart

My fifth grader and I are working on basic conversation in Spanish, while my kindergartner and I are at the other end of the learning spectrum: we’re focusing

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STEM Valentines Coding Introduction: Crack the Code Valentines

Valentine’s Day is a little ways away still, but here is a fun way to give a STEM Valentine’s Day card to your students or children — crack

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Practice Writing with Personal Note Cards

It is about time that I provided a blank note card alternative to my Thank You Cards product for my son’s personal use. ‘Tis the Season for….writing Christmas

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I Pledge Allegiance

On September 11, 2001, I got up early because that was the only time my apartment of six was quiet. I read the entire New York Times and

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