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Penguin Ice Races

Whether it's chilly outside or you just want to cool off on a hot day, penguin ice activities are irresistible for kids! We love ice races for the oral sensory stimulation they provide as well as the fine motor work required. Our children just love the slip sliding penguin antics!
Penguin Ice Races for kids are great oral sensory practice and fine motor work too!

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Snowmen at Night Art for Kids

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We were inspired by two of our favorite winter themed children's books to create a silhouette painting of snowmen at night!


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How Educational Philosophies Vary from Public School to Homeschool

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I was a teacher when we had our first daughter but I never imagined I'd leave the classroom to homeschool her. We're on our third year of homeschooling full time. Next year we'll begin homeschooling our son as well. We've all learned so much. My educational philosophy is full of smudge marks and editing notes.Mmy teaching is totally different at home than in was in public school. 

How my educational philosophy and teaching style has changed in going from the public school classroom to homeschool

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Reindeer Food Writing Tray

Do you make magical reindeer food with your kids? It's one of our most cherished traditions but this year I was inspired to see if I could sneak a bit of fine motor work into the Christmas fun. We created a reindeer food writing tray!

Make magical reindeer food and work on literacy by creating this Christmas writing tray for kids! Perfect for preschool and kindergarten.

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Alphabet Woods Literacy Board Game

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We love board games! When you can take literacy skills and pack them into a fun hands-on game for kids it makes the play even better. We tried out Alphabet Woods from SimplyFun to test how much early reading was built in to this new game.
Alphabet Woods is a fantastic board game for teaching kids literacy and early reading skills!
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Teaching Positional Words with KORXX Cork Building Blocks

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Kids learn positional words or prepositions primarily through practice. Using fun materials provides a hands on experience while introducing and reviewing how two or more objects relate to each other in positions. The unique properties of KORXX cork building blocks make them a totally new way to play as we learn this new vocabulary!

Teach prepositions or positional words to kids using KORXX cork building blocks!
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Turn Kids Art into Jewelry

Meaningful creations full of memories always make the very best gifts! We had the opportunity to turn our daughter's own drawing into jewelry that we will cherish forever. The process was simple, the quality of the artwork necklace is amazing, and we're all thrilled with the results! We can't wait to tell you more.

This makes a perfect gift! Turn kids' art from a drawing into keepsake one of a kind jewelry!

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