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December Acts of Kindness

If you've been trying to think of ways to get your kiddos involved in acts of service or kindness, look no further! I've got you covered with 16 activities - 4 per week - for you to do with your children. Download the printable strips, cut them out, and choose how you want to reveal… Continue reading December Acts of Kindness

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Gift Ideas For 4-Year-Old Girls

After making a gift guide for my 6-year-old and 8-year-old, I thought I may as well do it for the other two girls! These are all items that my girls currently have, but are played with the most by my preschooler. She received these last year for Christmas and all of the girls get them out… Continue reading Gift Ideas For 4-Year-Old Girls

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Low Prep Math: Number Order

Skills Number Order Counting Vocabulary: before, after Materials Deck of cards First, I laid out the cards in order and she matched each card. Next, I had her lay out the cards in order without laying them on top. She did use the previous line of card to help her. She told me, "Let's make… Continue reading Low Prep Math: Number Order

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Low-Prep Preschool: Letter Sounds

Since Breckyn is able to identify all of the letters, I thought it was time we moved on to sounds. She has been working on them at preschool, so she has a good head start on them already.   I had planned on writing the letters on the big white poster board. She was watching… Continue reading Low-Prep Preschool: Letter Sounds

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Low-Prep Learning: Letter Dotting

Last week, we picked up a Bingo Dotter from the Dollar Tree. I didn't know what we would do with it at the time, but Breckyn picked it out of her learning box today so I had to come up with something quickly. Luckily, I have the best ideas when I'm forced to think of… Continue reading Low-Prep Learning: Letter Dotting

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“What should I be doing to get my child ready for Kindergarten?”

Teachers are a lot like doctors and nurses. When you have a weird rash or you feel like maybe you're dying but don't want to go into the doctor's office, you ask your nurse/doctor friend for advice or put out a facebook post saying "Doctor and Nurse friends...?" When you have a question like "Should… Continue reading “What should I be doing to get my child ready for Kindergarten?”

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Low-Prep Math: Dice and Chalk

I have to be honest. Many of the learning activities my kids do are usually thought up by them. This one was totally the 4-year-old's idea!  She found some dice in the garage and said she wanted to roll it and write her numbers. So that's what we did! My Kindergartener joined right in, and… Continue reading Low-Prep Math: Dice and Chalk

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Dollar Tree Finds For Learning

The Dollar Tree is one of our favorite spots to find cheap items. They have so many fun things you can use for learning, too!  This was a quick trip - we mostly looked at Halloween items - so there are many more than what is shown here. Dry Erase Board - Practicing letters, numbers,… Continue reading Dollar Tree Finds For Learning