6 Tips for Reading Chapter Books to [very] Young Kids

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Reading chapter books to the kids is just beginning in our house. I've quickly learned a few tips to make it work with both Henry and George though. Since George is not quite 3, and doesn't quite have the ability to listen attentively yet, I found a great solution that works for him. Along the way, I've found a couple other tips that have helped us proceed along and understand ...

Adding ‘Put Ups’ to Back to School Morning Routine

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We go back to school early here [I think earlier than most] in mid-August. So we're about a month until school starts. Before it creeps up on me any faster, I've decided to put our back to school routine back into action for the morning before we get too far out of it. Our morning school routine is pretty simple. Wake up Eat breakfast Get dressed Brush teeth Put ...

40 ‘Big Art’ Fun Art Projects for Kids

Make fun art projects for kids by making art bigger and with movement. Easier for little ones to make art!

If you've been around for a while, you already know I'm a fan of Big Art. It seems to make fun art projects for kids and even toddlers (and even boys) manageable. For those of you that are new to this term that I've made up: Big Art is are fun art projects for kids that makes you be involved in the process. (Because, I believe, the early years it's all about the process, and ...

Drawing on the Floor Kids Art! Super Simple Art Project

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I like simple ways to create art. And I love it when my kids like it too. This art project was started by receiving an art project in the mail from the Kids Art Exchange. It was a Starry Night drawing. As the kids opened it, I heard my husband tell Henry to ask me to look up Starry Night on the computer so he could see what it was. I did and showed it to Henry. One ...