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Scrabble Lovers, Unite!

The other day I walked by and saw this shout out from my kids on the fridge. We are DORKING it up around here with some fridge Scrabble. If you love this game, or know someone who does, consider gluing magnets to the backs of scrabble tiles and putting them on the refrigerator. We are putting big […]

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Imagination Forest (My Sister Opened A Toy Store!)

So, you know how there are people who talk about doing things but they never actually do them. I fall into that category most of the time. Not my sister. She is a can (and WILL) do kinda girl.  Case in point: She wanted to open a toy store. So she left her job in […]

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Warpath Mommy

Warpath Mommy

Well, I am on the warpath lately. My current issue – meeting the educational needs of my youngest child. At the beginning of kindergarten, I waited for our (we totally love her) teacher to notice our son’s academic abilities. Didn’t happen. So, I thought, maybe their evaluations don’t include higher-level material because the kids aren’t […]

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The Wheel of Fortune Fan

I’m not one of those mothers who think EVERYTHING is a teachable moment. But sometimes the “learning is fun” moments happen when you least expect them, and I am perfectly comfortable acknowledging that a lot of the learning that happens around here is somewhat accidental. For example, it turns out that you can learn a […]

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Game Night: Bananagrams!

Do you like Scrabble? If you do, you might like Bananagrams. I picked it up at Target and we played it when we had a bunch of people who are bananas family in town. It was really fun. I got it at Target for about $15. When I was in the checkout line another mom […]

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Mess-Free Flash Cards & List of Sight Words By Grade

What are sight words? The most frequently used words in the English Language are known as sight words. Early readers need to practice them. The Joy of Flash Cards Flash cards are an excellent idea, but in my house they just end up all over the place (and I don’t need another mess to clean […]

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I am a Fan of Camp Invention

My daughter (7) recently participated in her second Camp Invention, a week-long summer camp offered through elementary schools to rising 1st through 6th graders. It involves hands-on problem-solving and it makes science fun. My daughter had a blast both years and wants to go again next year, so I would recommend it. Our Experience Each child […]

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Great Learning Web Site for Kids

My sister-in-law told me about a great educational web site her son is using at home and at school called I showed it to my daughter and apparently she uses it at school, too.  Now that I know about it, I can create a shortcut on our desktop, so she can have another way to […]

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