Teaching a Kid How to Read

Now that I’m teaching reading for the third time I think I’m getting the hang of it.  Way back in my early years in college I took a class on how to teach kids how to read.  I’m not sure why I took it since I had no interest in…

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Edible Easter fun

As part of my 4 year old daughter’s Easter unit study we made a couple yummy edible crafts.  Our first one was a Crown of Thorns made out of pretzels and chocolate. I melted some chocolate chips in a bowl.  My daughter put some pretzel sticks into the melted chocolate…

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Alphabet World – Combining Early Reading Skills with Play

My daughter and I have had a bit of fun playing Alphabet World.  Basically I get out our Melissa & Doug Upper & Lower Case Alphabet Puzzle along with my daughter’s stash of mini-figures.  She loves her little figures and has been known to play with them for hours.  My goal…

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Experiencing the 10 Plagues of Egypt

We are studying the ancient Hebrews in history right now and we just experienced the ten plagues of Egypt.  We came through unscathed, but the activities will hopefully help my children remember the plagues.  Someone had listed activities to do for each plague here.  I used some as written and…

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