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A Beginning Letter Sounds Hunt for Toys to Wash

To delve further into prepping to read this summer, we’re moving onto reviewing and learning beginning letter sounds. Henry has learned his letter sounds this past year, so this is a great review for him. George is not to this point on his reading journey, so this is entirely new for him and more just as […]

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6 Math Activities for Kids Using School Unit Blocks

Today’s post has math activities for kids using blocks shared by Faigie of EduArt 4 Kids. The reason I call these blocks “school unit blocks” is because these are the type of blocks that are most often found in early childhood classrooms and centers. They can, however, definitely be purchased for use at home. I know, as I purchased […]

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Water Experiment: Find Out What Absorbs Water!

We’ve done a water experiment that focuses on what dissolves in the past… but I never thought to focus on what absorbs until I saw a post from Amanda of Not Just Cute in the Camp Mom: Summer Activities Pack. I think the materials that Amanda uses are probably better materials to explain the concept of […]

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Learning Upper and Lowercase Letters on the Sidewalk

This week continuing on our journey to reading this summer, we went outside to review [& learn] upper and lowercase letters! A Mom with a Lesson Plan [check out her new look, oolala!], is sharing easy ways to read 20 minutes a day today, so be sure to pop over and get those tips! No Time for Flash […]

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Top 10 Water Experiments for Kids: For Learning!

This list of 10 top water experiments for kids is part of a fun top 10 series that I’m participating with a bunch [25+] of kid bloggers. We’re all featuring a Top 10 list of ways the kids can learn this summer. You can find the full list of everyone’s top 10 posts at This Reading Mama. […]

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20+ Activities to Start Learning Letters

To continue on our quest to reading, we’re continuing on reviewing [for Henry] and learning letters [for George] right now. They have to know them before reading, right? Be sure to check out what Jillian of A Mom with a Lesson Plan is sharing about Reading Rewards today for our summer reading program! The very […]

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Recognizing & Building with Letter Blocks

With this letter block activity, I built on George’s current knowledge of letters and stuck them into something he always loves! Blocks! Last week for the Summer Reading Series with A Mom with a Lesson Plan [she's sharing a book report template today!], I shared the beginning stage of introducing letters with a fun and […]

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Learning Activity with Dominoes

I found another quiet activity for Henry to do at nap time! It’s a simple learning activity with Dominoes and it makes me so excited because Henry is actually excited for nap time each day and has been asking to do this over and over! We’ve played with Dominoes before… but more as a toddler […]

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Magic Letter Learning!

As part of the Summer Reading program I’m doing alongside A Mom with a Lesson Plan and Creative with Kids, I’m going to work through the areas of learning that needs to be learned before actually reading. First on the list is learning letters, or even simpler: letter recognition. I’ve already collected tons of ideas […]

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Learning Letters Lineup. Squirt!

George has been learning his letters and its amazing me how easily he’s catching on. I don’t think he’s quite there to know all the letter just be seeing them. So I set up a learning activity that had him looking at a letter and then spotting it in the lineup. I wrote a few random […]