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How To Teach Prepositions (And Many Other Things)

How To Teach Everything

I know you all are very interested in prepositions, like in, out, around, and under, and I don’t want to do a bait and switch, but in explaining how to teach those tricky prepositions, it’s best to start with basics of good teaching. There are really only four steps to teach your young child any ... Read more...

Gifting: The Good, The Bad & The Rude

A Good Gift

The Minimalist Mom asked “Is it rude to ask for no gifts?” in her quest for a simpler lifestyle and less toy clutter. I flipped that question on its head and asked, “Is it rude to buy bad gifts?” in today’s post over on Modern Parents Messy Kids. When buying kids’ gifts for birthday parties or ... Read more...

Make That Halloween Costume Count (And Last)

Halloween Costume

I’m over at Modern Parents Messy Kids with some timely and simple ideas to help your child get more than just candy out of Halloween. Here’s a little taste. Whether you buy a costume or make it at home, they can be expensive and time-consuming. You can make those dollars and hours count by not ... Read more...

Where We Are

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If you are a blog reader or Facebook user, you’ve probably already heard some noise about Facebook decreasing the number of posts you see in your feed. Based on Facebook stats, I’ve noticed fewer of you seeing my posts and interacting. I engage with my readers a ton on Facebook because I love the community ... Read more...

Two Gifts for Your Child’s Lifetime of Learning

Reading Tray Learning

Today I’m over at Modern Parents Messy Kids, sharing the two best gifts you can give your child for a lifetime of learning. Seriously, these are the two things children need like plants need sunshine and water. See what you think and share your thoughts… Whether your kid is school age or still a youngster, back ... Read more...