School starts out serious from such an early age now. Just the other day a friend was mentioning that many four-year-olds are already reading. We're pushing our kids younger and younger and what does this lead to? Burn-out big time! Burn-out at an early age. We need to show our children from day one that … Continue reading Simple Ways to make Reading Fun
It is so important to make reading fun for our little ones! Our children are growing up so fast these days and many lose the love of learning quickly. As parents, we need to change this! One easy way to make reading fun is to build forts and forts go absolutely perfectly with our Shine-a-Light … Continue reading Interactive “Flashlight Books”
As I lay here holding my precious Justin I think about how rough we moms are on ourselves and each other. Some day all we can do is just survive. I'm on day 3 with very little sleep and an emotional roller-coaster after my three month old not only isn't sleeping well, but still doesn't … Continue reading Mom Life: Some Days Surviving is Enough
Once you find a gem of a book to use in the classroom, you never want to let it go. Here are seven books that would work beautifully in a classroom setting. How Big is a Million is the perfect book to help children comprehend a large number such as a million. Throughout the story, … Continue reading The Perfect Books for Teaching Skills in the Classroom
With a two-year-old and a three-month-old, this Momma is tired! My first two months after having Justin was rough. I was emotional. I mean emotional. I'm normally emotional, but this was bad. I would cry uncontrollably for no reason whatsoever. Once Justin started sleeping more in the night, I began to start working out again. … Continue reading How Working Out makes Me a Better Mom
Create your own Story-time by following these steps! Find the stuffed animals you have the most of at home... dogs, bears, cats, whatever happens to be around your house. Mine ended up being dogs. Take pictures of the stuffed animals to create a "That's not my" book as described below. Use cardboard (I prefer color … Continue reading Create your own Story-time!
Going from books with one or two lines on a page to a chapter book is a huge transition for any kid. Here are some early chapter books that will make the transition easy and painless. These little chapter books are a level K or 20 (DRA Level) which means they're at the beginning of … Continue reading Perfect Starter Chapter Books