Fun Christmas Crafts!

Merry Christmas! I thought I would highlight my favorites of some of the fun Christmas crafts my kids brought home this year! They were all made by Johnny (6 years old) or Lily (4 years old). The nativity scene above is one Lily made with her very wonderful Sunday School teachers! Apparently she was offered […]

High Quality Educational Toys: Spielgaben

Do you like educational toys and learning manipulatives for kids? If so, be prepared to fall in love with Spielgaben! I consider myself pretty well versed on educational toys, but I hadn’t heard of this one until I started seeing it on a few favorite blogs – and their instagram accounts! I was intrigued by […]

Teaching Kids Independence: Learning How to Ask For and Offer Help

There are a lot of things children need to be able to do independently by kindergarten: they need to know how to sit and listen, raise their hands to answer questions, open snack boxes, zip lunch boxes closed, and follow directions. They are also expected to learn the names of classmates, teachers, and other adults, […]

Play to Promote Language Development: Get Ready for K Through Play

Play as a tool for Language Development – Getting Ready for Kindergarten Through Play I think play is one of the best ways to promote language development! Here are a few fun ways to get your child to talking, thinking, and stretching vocabulary this summer: Get Outside Spending time outdoors is one of the best […]

Announcing a Summer Blog Series on Kindergarten Readiness

Thank you to My Cute Graphics for the use of the superhero kids graphic. Johnny will be my second child to start kindergarten this fall – and it will probably be quite the start! Kindergarten is always a big change – bigger classes and a huge focus on academics. For Johnny, there will be even […]