Week 20: Summertime Bored Boards It never fails. After 9 months of wishing for summer to come, and complaining about all the things they can't do because they're stuck in school all day, when summer finally arrives it usually takes less than a week before I hear grumbles of "I'm bored! There's nothing good to do here." Followed … Continue reading Week 20: Summertime Bored Board
Category: 52 Weeks of Learning
Week 35: Practice Writing – Write a Book!
Week 35: Practice Writing - Write a Book! Having your kids write their own book is wonderful writing practice! When my son was 5 and waiting for his little brother’s Play Gym class to end, I stapled together a set of these templates that included a picture and a writing space below, and he wrote a … Continue reading Week 35: Practice Writing – Write a Book!
Week 6: Learning Through Drawing
Week 6: Learning Through Drawing This is something I may need more than my kids. Whenever we sit down together to draw, I get immediate drawer's block. That's a thing. Really. Seriously, though, there's something about staring at that blank page that just makes me freeze. Sometimes, a little inspiration is just the thing that's needed. These drawing … Continue reading Week 6: Learning Through Drawing
Week 52: Practice Handwriting With Traceable Thank You Notes
Week 52: Practice Handwriting With Traceable Thank You Notes The holidays are over, and it's time to write all those thank you notes! Involve your kids (even young ones!) by using this Letter Tracing Thank You Notes activity. You can enter any text you want so your child can trace it, and they can even draw a … Continue reading Week 52: Practice Handwriting With Traceable Thank You Notes
Week 51: Learning To Navigate With Driving Directions
Week 51: Learning To Navigate With Driving Directions This activity was a surprise hit with my kids. Sometimes the amount of time my kids spend in the car just driving around town to do errands is over the top. I discovered that one way to make the number of places we had to stop more palatable … Continue reading Week 51: Learning To Navigate With Driving Directions
Week 50: Learning Life Skills With a Bedtime Routine
Week 50: Learning Life Skills With a Bedtime Routine A consistent bedtime routine can make a huge difference for a kid. It helps them get to bed on time and get enough sleep It's a chance to connect with your child and nurture your relationship with them Repetition helps a child feel safe It helps them … Continue reading Week 50: Learning Life Skills With a Bedtime Routine
Week 49: A Travel Christmas Gift for YOU!
Week 49: A Travel Christmas Gift for YOU! I love Christmas. Christmas decorations, Christmas trees, Christmas music, Christmas cookies, Christmas movies, Christmas puzzles, Christmas spirit. I drive my husband nuts. Since I'm in the giving spirit, I have a Christmas present for all of my followers! I know many people will be traveling, so I've created … Continue reading Week 49: A Travel Christmas Gift for YOU!
Week 48: Write Your Christmas List
Week 48: Write Your Christmas List This is the sneakiest way ever to get your kids to do some writing practice. Have them write their Christmas List! To encourage good handwriting, especially for younger kids, you can print out some blank templates for them to use. Tell them to do their best work to be … Continue reading Week 48: Write Your Christmas List
Week 47: Life Skills For Special Needs Kids
Week 47: Life Skills For Special Needs Kids I have a niece who has autism. Her name is Gaby, and she is a wonderful, smart, special girl, with lots of fun quirks and special needs that are all unique to her. She's amazing at doing puzzles and putting together intricate things. She loves everything about Disney … Continue reading Week 47: Life Skills For Special Needs Kids
Week 46: Grocery Alphabet Bingo
Week 46: Grocery Alphabet Bingo Alphabet Bingo is great for the grocery store - have your kids find an item at the store that starts with each letter and write it in the box. They will have fun while practicing: First letter sounds Handwriting Spelling Once they've mastered the first letters, have them try to find … Continue reading Week 46: Grocery Alphabet Bingo