Free Preschool Activities from Your Kitchen

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: When you start making changes in your family to a more whole foods or eco-friendly lifestyle (or both!), one major struggle is always, “What do I do with the stuff we don't eat/clean with/cook with anymore?” Many of us also have frugal sensitivities, so boxes of…

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Four Easy Ways to Increase Your Child's Vocabulary

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: Words are our main tools of communication.  The better your children can articulate their thoughts, the more success they will experience in school and often, in life.  Here are four ways to help enlarge a child’s vocabulary: Do what comes naturally – talk! You’ve probably heard it…

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Art Appreciation for Kids {and the Don't Touch Rules}

The following guest post is from Mark McKinney, founder of Artsology.com: On a recent vacation with my family, we decided to take the kids to visit the local art museum.  For some reason, the boys didn’t want to go (despite enjoying museum visits in the past) and said it would be “boring.” Nevertheless, we went…

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Activity Jars Full of Summer Fun

The following post is from Jennifer Burke, a lifelong educator: The first few days of summer vacation are exciting:  sleeping in, playing under the sprinkler, lunch at the park, no homework and catching fireflies!  It doesn’t take too long, though, until your ears pick up a whining, “Mom, I’m bored.  What can we do?” A…

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Backfill and Prepare to Help Kids Overcome School Anxiety

The following post is from Jennifer Burke, a lifelong educator: “Mom, my stomach hurts. Can I stay home today?”  “I hate school!” If you hear this frequently, you may have a struggling learner. For these students, school is anything but enjoyable. Don’t wait for things to get better - usually they don’t. Without parental involvement…

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