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    Tired of flashcards? Here are some creative (and effective) ways to teach sight words (or dolch, high-frequency, fry, etc.). Love the hands on sensory activities!

    Make mini water blobs.

    crash course in phonics, fill in the gaps left by your teacher-prep program

    Toddler Nutrition Needs Age 1-3 | In Wealth & Health

    How plants absorb water science experiment! Fun!

    Letter of the Week Series: C is for Cloud sensory play with a list of taste safe supplies for tot school and preschool-PERFECT!

    Instructions and printable for this flower, garden or spring theme craft. Craft and print worksheet in one covering the parts of a plant.

    @Michelle Garrard Ran copies of the hand on many colors of paper and passed out pieces of sandpaper, waxed paper, cotton, beans, and macaroni. We talked about the texture and what the best describing word would be to tell about the texture of each of those pieces of matter. We glued a piece on each fingertip and wrote the texture word on the finger.

    I loved doing this when I was learning how to read and write! Have the child say the individual letters as they trace them in the salt/cornmeal, and you're addressing all three learning styles: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic.

    Great for family resolutions - #3 and #11 have been HUGE for us.

    make a wooden growth chart for under $5, the alternative to losing those precious growth marks you've made on the door jamb if you ever move

    The Busy Budgeting Mama: Our Playroom Reveal - DIY Details & Storage Solutions!

    Parenting inspiration: Being truly present and engaged in your children life is the best present you can give them. It's the starting point for everything else.

    "The true gifts of life lie in the moment. That is why we call it the present." We know this. So why do we have such a hard time living it? In the midst of a busy day it’s easy for mamas to think of our children as “tasks” rather than as “hearts” we need to connect with. I sometimes struggle with putting my kids before my to-do list. Do you feel the same? Here are 40 ways to be PRESENT today!

    Of course my girls will need a corner in the play room like this! Such a cute idea!

    How To Give Your Kid The Best First Day Of School Ever - such cute ideas! Need to remember this for my little ones someday!

    NARNIA. Parenting Done Right

    Calming Jar- Tell child that they need a break and may come back when everything has settled to the bottom. (I need one too.)

    The Best Parenting Tips From Child Psychologists.

    Toy Organization

    Gorgeous chandelier for a little girls bedroom

    My mother in law created this magical fairytale bedroom for my daughter! Pink, grey, white and sparkles!


    Free printable coloring pages

    Mom and Me journal. Write letters back and forth with your kids. Ask a question, answer a question. Leave under their pillows...Could also be great for a Daddy that works long hours