Link up your learning ideas here!

after school linky

Yesterday I shared more than 25 fun ways to learn math facts.  Did you see it? Now it’s your turn to share learning activities that you’re doing at home. Please remember to save your preschool posts for other link-ups and share activities for kids in grades kindergarten and up only. Thanks so much! Co-hosted by: The Educators’ Spin On It Planet Smarty Pants Boy Mama Teacher Mama Mama Smiles Relentlessly… 

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25+ fun ways to learn math facts

fun ways to learn math facts

Looking for a fun way to help your child brush up on those flash cards? Check out all the fun ways to learn math facts! I don’t know about you, but practicing those flash cards isn’t my idea of an exciting time. Thankfully, there are so many ways to make flash cards into a game!  Check out this fun variety of games you can play to practice the basic math… 

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A peek at our week: Letter E Activities for Preschool

letter E activities for preschool

Looking for letter E activities for preschool? (This post contains affiliate links.) After compiling a giant set of alphabet activities with my older boys, I’m doing a letter a week with my just-turned-three-year-old.  Have you been following along?  This week we did fewer activities than usual because we were fighting a pretty nasty bug.  But we still packed in quite a bit of learning! I like to print my simple alphabet… 

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30+ fabulous books to read for a space theme

30 books about space

Looking for books to read alongside your preschool or kindergarten space theme?  Check out our list! Did you know I’ve begun creating themed book lists for preschool and kindergarten?  I asked my subscribers for early childhood themes, and they responded!  A few weeks ago I shared a transportation book list.  This week I’m sharing books about the sun, moon, and space. Books about the Sun The Sun, by Thomas K. Adamson If… 

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Fun activities for preschoolers learning about their world

how to teach preschoolers about the world

It was just over four years ago. Our oldest three kids were 3, 2, and 7 months. I stuffed nine suitcases until each weighed exactly 50.0 lbs. We packed the triple stroller that we’d bought on Craigslist. I loaded three bags with activities to keep the kids busy on our 15-hour flight. And we headed to Hong Kong for a semester. Looking back, it’s hard to believe we did it.  That crazy… 

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Questioning: A reading strategy for kids

asking questions - a reading strategy lesson

Did you know that the process of asking questions will help your child become a better, more thoughtful reader?  Read on to learn how to teach the questioning strategy to kids. This Reading Mama and have been sharing reading comprehension strategies for kids.  I’m sure a lot of them were no surprise. 1. Using schema. Yup, we know it’s important to use our background knowledge when reading. 2. Making connections. … 

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Animals in the Ocean! (sight word books, set 25)

ocean emergent readers

Looking for printable books about animals in the ocean? You’ll love this set of four free sight word readers. It’s time for set 25 of our free sight word books! Do you know that with this set we’ve shared one hundred free books for your early reader? I can hardly believe it myself! (This post contains affiliate links.) This set of book features the sight word “down,” and correlates with lesson 29 of… 

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Math games, moon observation & more (plus a new link up)

games to play with weekly ads

Welcome to another week!  Here are some great learning ideas that were shared at last week’s link up. Have you ever thought of doing a few math lessons with the weekly grocery ads?  Sparkling Buds is sharing ten creative games with the weekly ad.  These are sure to get your child thinking!   Be sure to check it out. Are your kids as full of questions about the moon as mine are?  Build… 

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Letter D Activities for Preschool

letter D activities for preschool

Today I’m sharing a sampling of our letter D activities for preschool. (This post contains affiliate links.) It took two years to put together a giant resource of Letter of the Week activities with my oldest two boys.  Now that our oldest son (age 6) is a fluent reader and our Four is reading simple sight word books, it’s time to do a focused alphabet exploration with our youngest boy, age 3…. 

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A giant letter of the week book list!

giant letter of the week book list from A-Z

If you’re doing letter of the week with your child or students, you’ll want to share excellent literature all week long.  Check out our 26 letter of the week book lists! We love doing a variety of activities for every letter of the alphabet. But our absolute favorite is reading books that showcase each letter. Sometimes we point out the letter; sometimes we don’t.  The important thing is that we’re doing a… 

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