Mommy & Me: Pretty Paper Factory

We love Eric Carle books. Alot. They are the books that we return to over and over and over again. One of the things that make Eric Carle books so unique are the way he makes his illustrations. They are made from paper that he has painted and added texture to himself. (You can see […]

A Reader is Born

We’ve been practicing three letter words (also known as word families) around our house for quite some time now. Honestly, Jonah just kinda started sounding them out one day…by himself. Ok, ok, so I’ve set him up for success with all of the fun things I do with him and I’ve been really strategic about […]

Mommy & Me: “My” Sight Word Book (Printable)

We’ve entered the world of “Sight Words” around here! I’ve recently taken notice of some readiness for sight words with Jonah and decided to give it a try. I wasn’t very scientific in choosing a word to start with, it sort of randomly happened one day as we were preparing dinner. Jonah was looking at […]

Organizing Children’s Books

I have an insane amount of children’s books. I think most former teachers do. Until recently, they were boxed up because we really didn’t have the room for them. When I was looking for a specific book to use with Jonah, I would have to go digging and end up frustrated. It just wasn’t working […]

Oviparous Animals Printables

Spring is the perfect time to talk about eggs and oviparous animals! What’s that you say? Ovipa-what?!? Vocabulary word for the day: Oviparous, which means egg-laying. In full disclosure, I didn’t learn the official term until my first year of teaching! Apparently, I lived under a rock until then. Ahem. Moving on. Jonah and I […]

Parking Lot Beginning Math Game

Jonah and I have been slowly, but surely getting ready for my next post on Totally Tots. (It goes up on Thursday, but every day is full of pure preschool awesomeness around there!) One of the things we’ve been playing often is the Parking Lot Game! It’s fairly simple, but Jonah loves it! Parking Lot […]

Mommy & Me: Computer Games for Tots

Jonah’s been sick the past few days, which means there’s been a little too much television. While there’s nothing wrong with a show here and there, I’m not a big fan of him sitting in front of the TV for hours on end. He’s wanted to sit in my lap quite a bit, so I […]

Mommy & Me: Sorting Activities with Muffin Tins

We love to sort! One of our favorite ways to sort objects is to use a muffin tin. By using a muffin tin, there is a natural place for Jonah to put the objects, the sorted piles are easily distinguished, and it keeps the sorted pile from being mixed up. Plus, it’s something we already have in […]

Scripture Memorization for Kids

Here is the vlog I posted on The MOB Society the other day. I wanted you to be able to see it even if you didn’t go over to read the other post. Here’s the quick version: Using hand movements and music helps kids remember things (School House Rock anyone?). Why not use hand movements or […]

Mommy & Me: Alphabet Match-up

Welcome to Mommy & Me Monday! Today is the first link-up and I’m so excited to see everyone’s ideas! Mommy & Me is to showcase all of the fantastic things you are doing to help your little one prepare for school. Almost anything goes! Here is our activity: Alphabet Match-up I used some ABC flashcards and foam […]