List of nursery rhymes and songs for letter J (free printable book!)

Free letter J book - the measured mom

Today I’m sharing a list of nursery rhymes and songs for letter J.  Print out the free letter book so you and your child can enjoy them over and over again!   We love nursery rhymes!  In fact, I recently wrote a post sharing 10 reasons why they’re important for kids.  You can help your toddler or preschooler learn these valuable rhymes by printing and reading my Little Letter Books. Each of the… 

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Writing Letter D

writing letter D - activities and printables

I like to share a variety of ideas for writing each letter of the alphabet.  Today we’re writing letter D. (This post contains affiliate links.) As part of our letter D activities, my preschooler created the letter  in a variety of ways. I printed a giant letter (get it  in this post), and we filled it with Duplos. My Four made a D with dice.  This was challenging for him –… 

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Spell short u words with milk cap letters (free printables!)

milk cap spelling mats short u

Get out some milk cap letters for these bright short u spelling mats! I showed you how to make your own milk cap letters (with free printables, of course!), and I’m sharing milk cap spelling mats for each of the short vowels.  So far I’ve shared sets for short a, short e, and short o. Time for short u! The pack has a set of words for six different word families:… 

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Learning with a fall theme: apples! (plus a new linky)

apple unit ideas

Today I’m sharing a round up of fall themed posts from the After School Linky.  Perfect for an apple unit for grades K-2!   Use these in the classroom or at home. J Daniel 4’s Mom is sharing three fun ways to practice spelling with these apple cups. Get a giant collection of apple activities – from a sensory bin and crafts to free printables – at 3 Dinosaurs. Superheros… 

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Dice Games for Preschoolers

dice games for preschoolers

Today I’m sharing a big collection of dice games for preschoolers! (This post contains affiliate links.) We love dice around here.  We love them so much that they’re always disappearing!  This week I bought a set of 100 dice and stored them in glass canning jar so we’d always have access to them. (Note: the dice we bought came in the wrong color and size.  We had to straighten it out on… 

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8 Letter D Crafts

preschool art projects for letter D

We’re moving through the alphabet and sharing a set of art and craft ideas for each letter.  Today we’re sharing 8 letter D crafts and art projects! D is for Dinosaur I cut out a wobbly D and the rest of the shapes so my Two could make his own dinosaur.  He loves using a glue stick and pushing down the pieces.  This was his first attempt at drawing a smile…. 

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Children’s Books about Disabilities

books about disabilities for kids

If you’re looking for children’s books about disabilities, you’ll appreciate the variety of titles in this post! (This post contains affiliate links.) Disability.  Noun. A physical or mental condition that limits a person’s movements, senses, or activities. What qualifies as a disability?  Most of us would agree that Down’s Syndrome, blindness, and cerebral palsy fall under this umbrella.  What about autism or ADD?  For the purposes of this post I have… 

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20 free & fun math games for preschool & kindergarten – Seasonal Roll & Cover!

20 free roll and cover printables

Looking for some fun math games for preschool and kindergarten?  Try one of these seasonal Roll & Cover printables! Have your kids ever played a version of the fun math game, Roll & Cover? You just need a picture with numbers on it, a die, and something to cover the numbers with.  You can use Bingo Daubers, Do a Dot Markers, coins, or any small marker that won’t roll away. This game works… 

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Chapter Books for kids in first grade and up (plus a new linky!)

chapter books for kids in 1st to 4th grade

We had some amazing book lists shared at last week’s After School Linky.  Today I’m highlighting some chapter books for kids in first through fourth grade. You’ll love these collections of books for independent reading and read alouds!     If you have an early reader, it can be tough to find chapter books that challenge your child but are also age-appropriate.  This list of 25 chapter book series from… 

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19 books for preschoolers (a letter D book list)

read alouds for preschool for letter D

We love collecting our favorite books to share for each letter of the alphabet!  Whether or not you’re doing Letter of the Week at home or in the classroom, you can use these lists as a resource for some of the best-loved books for preschoolers. (Because we only share our favorites!) With dogs, dragons, dinosaurs, and more — we had no trouble putting together a big list of great letter D books… 

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