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Tracing Numbers on Tape

A quick setup for toddlers for tracing numbers that works on recognizing numbers and also is great practice writing for older preschoolers and even kindergartners. I taped numbers on the floor with painters tape. We’re huge on using tape in our house. I use it for a lot of activities with the kids. Everyone asks, […]

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Number Match Slap with Playing Cards

I just realized the potential of playing cards and learning numbers. Duh! We played a number match game with them, they’re great for number recognition! Even more so than recognizing numbers, a deck of playing cards are absolutely wonderful for one to one correspondence. George practiced a little of that with this number match to […]

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Listening Activity with Blocks

A listening activity was much needed… I hate to admit how bad my kids have been at listening lately. They totally either tune me out completely or just plain ignoring me unless I’m yelling at them. And I hate that. Completely hate it. I figured it was time we actually work on their listening skills […]

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Number Activity: Learn to Count with Grain Bins

Got a farmer? Try a simple number activity to practice counting to five! This farm activity was a sneaky way to get Henry excited to learn to count! I’ve been having a little bit of a hard time getting Henry to want to do any kind of activity lately.¬†Especially anything that’s remotely educational. I brainstormed, […]

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14 Learning Activities for Toddlers

Learning activities for toddlers are pretty much as basic as it gets when it comes to intentional learning activities. These learning activities are more to introduce a concept to the toddler, then to test his knowledge on it. Some basic things an older toddler will start to learn are: Differentiating colors Differentiating shapes Recognizing letters […]

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A ‘Counting Up’ Countdown to Back to School

Henry’s getting pretty excited to get back to school in a few days. We had a preschool open house the other night, so Henry got to check out his new classroom and officially meet the teacher and her aide [though he already knew his teacher personally]. The following day we had a home visit from […]

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Two for One: Cracker Box & Number Puzzles

I’ve been on the hunt for some really simple activities that I can throw together on a whim. This ‘cereal box’ puzzle is one of them. I actually didn’t happen to have a cereal boxes in the recycling bin, so I opted for a cracker box. [That's what's awesome about this, you can use whatever […]

It’s Playtime is Learning Time!

I love to find fun ways to teach new concepts to the boys.Henry’s been really into counting lately, so we’ve been doing a lot of things with numbers. [He's even adding and subtracting, and even sometimes dividing without even knowing it!]Here’s 4 learning activities for the kids from last week’s It’s Playtime! Above, clockwise from […]