Use Magnets for Your Teaching Props?

I got these magnets on Amazon from AULife (you can check them out here if you like – and that’s not an affiliate link). These have been – simply put – great. They are super strong like the neodymium magnets I’d been using. However, these were larger and (no small issue) the price was very reasonable. … Read more

Flashcards for teaching on – and off – line

If you’ve been a reader on here any length of time, you know that we’re a work-at-home, homeschooling family. Last autumn, I started something I never thought I’d do – teaching children online. Now, I started working as a school teacher almost 30 years ago (crazy!) and this is our eleventh year as homeschoolers. And … Read more

Phonics Museum

Phonics Museum is a fun, engaging app designed to introduce children to beginning reading skills while having fun. We don’t currently have a child this age, so I created a child, Rose, to “play” the game. Parents can add multiple children, so each child’s progress is tracked separately. The avatar choice selection is odd – … Read more

I’M GOING TO GIVE YOU A BEAR HUG

This post contains affiliate links. I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug is a wonderful, warm, cozy, fuzzy-wuzzy fun book for little kids and the adults who love them. It’s full of wonderful illustrations of a young child spending time with his mother with the furry family members… and with more than a few … Read more

Monster Mob- Fun Preschool Math “Tutor”

Monster Mob is a fun card game for the younger set – and Mom and Dad, Grandma and Grandpa will all have fun playing along while helping the littles with their preschool math. Basically, you have a deck of (very thick) cards. Each cards is either printed with a monster, or is a “catch” card. … Read more

My Playful Kitchen

My Playful Kitchen is a lovely book in several ways. It’s a great resource for selecting recipes to prepare with your children. Ally Nathaniel did a great job of coming up with recipes where you and your child are working side by side. It’s not you making the recipe and your child just helping. You help each other. You are partners in … Read more

Abigail and the Sahara Adventure – Social Studies for Preschool

Abigail and the Sahara Adventure  is a sweet little book for children in the (very) early childhood range – preK through early kindergarten. It’s fun, light-hearted, and whimsical. Now. This is not a book that is going to instill in your child a deep seated, detailed knowledge of the culture and peoples of Saharan Africa. But, … Read more