By the end of July, summer fun tends to stagnate a little in our house. We need a little something to beat the heat and spark creativity. It’s the perfect time for Christmas in July! Check out these fun Christmas in July craft ideas that are sure to bring a little Christmas joy to the long hot days of July! [Read more…]
What Are Your Kids Doing This Summer?
As a child, summertime was a magical time. We went outside early in the morning and didn’t come back inside until dinner. I want my kids to experience that same magical, summertime outdoor play… Easier said, than done. [Read more…]
Fine motor activities are so important for young children. If you follow my blog, you know that I am a huge believer in learning through play. Almost all of my learning activities contain some hands-on aspect, so that children are able to access information through kinesthetic learning.
So, I was delighted when I was asked to review the book Fine Motor ABC. Fine Motor ABC is an amazing book written by Stacie Erfle, MS, OTR/L. Fine Motor ABC includes an alphabet themed activity for every letter of the alphabet and each activity is designed to strengthen fine motor skills.
Portable word walls are fantastic. They help make words accessible to students in so many ways. Kids are able to physically hold and the words or word lists and the words can travel with them. Many of the children that I have worked with over the years, have difficulty copying words from the board or across the room. By using portable word walls, children bring the words right to their work space. I wanted to create a portable word wall station that is quick and easy to make. While also being space saving and user-friendly in the classroom.
These free leprechaun activities are sure to make your St. Patrick’s Day a magical time! Prep them now and you will be all set for some St. Patrick’s Day learning fun. What is more magical than leprechauns, pots of gold, & rainbows? Use these free leprechaun activities to get kids excited about learning math with leprechauns! [Read more…]