When learning how to read and spell, children respond best to hands-on strategies. What better way to practice sight words than to use materials that will engage the visual, tactile, kinesthetic, and auditory senses.
Here is a list of my students’ and my own boys’ favorite ways to practice sight words and spelling. Check out astutehoot.com for even more great learning ideas for parents and teachers!
1. Sand or Salt…Continue
Added by Jennifer Zoglman on April 22, 2014 at 7:23pm — No Comments
In school, science was never my strong suit. I'd like to blame this on the nuns. (Can I do that?)
Things picked up for me in science when I finally got away from the life sciences and got to explore chemistry and astronomy. (Let's add fire! Let's talk about other planets!) It was great timing, because by 10th grade I was really, really tired of talking about cells and…Continue
Added by Kristi Bernard on April 2, 2014 at 8:01pm — No Comments
Did you know that you can teach your child how to sort by color without spending a ton of money? Look around your house and you can easily find a wide variety of items that you can use to teach your child their colors. For example you can use cereal, gummy bears, articles of clothing, blocks, construction paper, and a variety of other object around…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 4, 2014 at 7:02pm — No Comments
Are you need some great gift ideas for your baby this Christmas? As you know babies don’t need very many toys, especially during the first four months. Once your baby turns 4 months old, he or she will need to begin spending time on their tummy to help develop their motor skills and strengthen their core muscles. Even if your child isn’t quite ready to play with the toys, babies are always interested in looking around and exploring objects around them. Playtime is also a great way…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 21, 2013 at 8:01pm — No Comments
A fabulous toddler and preschooler activity that teaches about colors, sorting, math and art!
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While the boys were out on a Home Depot run (arh! arh! arh!) Mama and baby girl got to spend some much needed quality 1:1 time. Earlier in the week, I noticed I have an…Continue
Added by Amber Poole on September 19, 2013 at 6:49am — No Comments
As a mom, I know how quickly laundry can pile up especially if you have children in your house. This morning I asked toddler to help me pick up the laundry so that I could start a load of laundry today. After we completed got the laundry sorted and a load of laundry started, I had a fantastic idea popped into my head and I wanted to share my…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on September 11, 2013 at 10:47pm — No Comments
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This week, we are working on the world of C O L O R S and all their beauty. This exercise was to help them discover how to…Continue
Added by Amber Poole on September 10, 2013 at 8:12pm — No Comments
Last week, we made the decision to withdraw my son from daycare. I am sure that he will miss his friends at daycare; however, he will get plenty of social interaction several times a week at church. He is excited that he is going to be able to spend all of his time with mommy. I asked him if he wanted to go to “Mommy’s Preschool” and he…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on September 3, 2013 at 12:32pm — No Comments
Yesterday when I went to pick up my son from daycare, he was playing and having a great time. The teacher was letting all of the kids in his classroom play with puzzles and my son was trying very hard to get the puzzle pieces into the right spot. It was fun to watch him play and learn a new skill. I…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on April 24, 2013 at 4:39pm — No Comments
The first day of school is just around the corner and parents and children everywhere are preparing anxiously for their big moment. This is especially the case for children who are going to school for the first time. The thought of school with “big kids,” teachers and the vast unknown of “school” is overwhelming and downright frightening for the uninitiated. It’s equally as…Continue
Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on August 27, 2012 at 8:27am — No Comments
For Pre-K we focused a lot on learning our ABC's. We did this by learning a letter a week. Starting with Aa and moving on till we finished with Zz. This approach worked really well for my daughter. Check out below what steps we took and try some out for yourself!
Learn A Letter A Week…
Added by Christina Reed on August 25, 2012 at 3:57pm — No Comments
If your kids aren't headed off to summer camp this year, you might be stumped as to what to possibly do to keep them entertained and keep you sane. And unfortunately where I live, fun, cultural and educational activities are rare jewels, so we typically have to venture off at least an hour to enjoy ourselves. But don't be discouraged if you live in Small Town, NC like me; North Carolina is chock full of other destinations that are well worth the travel time. I've…Continue
Added by Kasheia Williams on June 27, 2012 at 1:20pm — No Comments
Check out my latest craft/kids learning tool post! All Tied Up
Added by Abby Billings on April 3, 2012 at 12:58am — No Comments
Check out my husbands' latest posting: Erics Arabic Hour: Lesson 2
Added by Abby Billings on February 29, 2012 at 1:37pm — No Comments
In order to keep putting one foot in front of the other with any degree of sanity, I have to believe that there is a special place in heaven for mothers with children in the process of learning how to play the recorder.
The round-the-clock practice sessions (I heard her playing this morning in her room- AT FIVE IN THE MORNING!)
The monotonous song choices! If I have to listen to the first 5 bars of the Harry Potter Theme Song one more time, I might have to take a nice afternoon…Continue
Added by America's Next Top Mommy on January 23, 2012 at 7:05pm — No Comments
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Added by Abby Billings on December 27, 2011 at 5:23pm — No Comments
One (1) lucky BabyRazzi reader will receive the entire 9-Piece Discovery Kit collection!
How do I enter? You have a few options AND EACH COUNTS AS ONE ENTRY. There is NO LIMIT to the number of times a…Continue
Added by Vera Sweeney on December 21, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments
Noah has been using the Preschool Monkey Lunchbox App for about 5 months now and has been enjoying it from the moment I downloaded it (for reference he is 26 months old). It's available on iTunes for only $0.99; the best $0.99 I've ever spent!
Added by Sookie Pyo on November 14, 2011 at 2:24am — No Comments
Last week I called the instructor at the local Ropes Course. We were set to attend with our homeschool group in a few days, and I realized that although it may be interesting to watch the older kids climb, zip and whirl, it'd be more fun if my two oldest could participate fully.
The answer I got: The harnesses can be fit on very young children. It's more about their personal will and interest.
So, we woke early a few days later, tossed our picnic in the car, and drove as…
Added by Jeanine Ertl on August 10, 2011 at 5:34pm — No Comments