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Activity Sticks! Basically, when the kids are starting to drift I say "activity time!", I set the timer for one minute and draw an activity. We then do the activity until we finish or the timer goes off. The kids love it! You'd be surprised how excited they get when I draw push ups, especially the boys! Haha, show offs. :)
Starting to Read: It’s Playtime Fun with Phonics. This week’s round-up collection features phonics activities for kids who are just starting to read.
Links to free printables and Montessori-inspired movement activities for home or school
Educational Gross Motor Activities - Children learn best and more importantly retain what they've learned when it is combined with movement. Here is a list of 35 awesome ideas for combining gross motor activities with learning. Most of the ideas are geared towards toddlers through age six, but many of the games could be adapted to what your child is learning.